Tessa and I went to a baby sign storytime today at the library. I was a little hesitant, thinking Tessa was too young, but last night I listened to the New Moms, New Babies episode about baby sign language, and the guest was the lady who does the storytime we went to! On the podcast, she said she started signing with her second child right after birth, so I figured Tessa should be just fine. I was right, she LOVED it! There were about 15 - 20 other kids there, so lots of people for Tessa to look at. She liked the music and the stories. I tried to do as many signs for her as I could. We'll definitely be going back!
After listening to the podcast, I got pretty excited about starting sign with Tessa, and compiled a list of words I'm going to gradually introduce to her. I thought of 13 words so far, but need to whittle it down to just a few to start with. I'd love suggestions of words I should introduce, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know! Here are the words I'm going to start with: milk, sleepy, diaper, dance, sing, dolphin, book, car, walk, outdoors, more, done, and swing. I want to mix up some daily routine signs with some fun things signs. The theme at storytime today was animals, so we learned some animal signs. I'm excited to see how long it takes Tessa to pick some of these signs up and start using them herself! You can bet I'll video tape her once she starts signing, and share it with all of you!
When we left the library, Tessa and I walked over to Cupcakes Squared for a little snack. I ordered a vanilla chai cupcake. It was only OK, but not worth the calories I consumed. That's too bad, because this cupcake bakery has received good reviews.
If you saw my Facebook update last night, I made some roasted red bell pepper hummus. I must say, it is delicious! I was snacking on some today, and Tessa has recently started showing interest in food, so I let her try a taste! This isn't the first time she's tasted hummus. I gave her a taste of my super spicy hummus a couple of weeks ago, and my roasted garlic hummus last week. This is the first time I taped her reaction, and the first flavor she seems to like! Here's a short video of her trying Mommy's hummus: