Monday, December 26, 2011

Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2011

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Hello, poor neglected record of my kids' life.

E is becoming a word powerhouse.  At bedtime, we go over the words he can/will say and he points to his body parts too.

He can point to his and/or my:

  • nose
  • head
  • ear
  • eye
  • foot
  • hand
  • belly
He can say:

  • hi
  • bye bye
  • bottle
  • Mama, sometimes Mommy
  • Dada
  • Daddy
  • Kitty
  • Eye
  • Cheese
  • Uhoh
  • Grammi
  • Grampy
  • A
  • Brother
  • Ball
  • Bell
  • Doggie
  • Shoe
  • Sock
  • Hat
  • Whoa
  • Big Bird
  • Baby
  • Me! Me! Me!
  • Mine
  • Foot
  • Hand
  • Nose
  • Mouth
  • Milk
  • Nana (Banana)
  • Boo!

For awhile last week, M wasn't home for bedtime.  A would help me put E to bed, and listen to story.  One night, I asked him to help me read the story, and so chose Go Dog, Go.  He was able to read almost all of it, whether from memory or not, I don't know, but he impressed me nevertheless.

At school this month, they have been doing "The Season of Kindness."  The kids get a chain on a paper chain for each act seen at home or at school, so A has been especially kind and also has been pointing out his own kind acts as well as those of his brother.  It's so sweet.

Last night, E and I were alone for the night.  He's in a big Daddy stage, so it was rough at first.  We went for a drive, and something made this kid CRACK UP.  After that, we had a great night--we actually laughed and laughed pretty much until he went to bed.  We played a game in the kitchen where I'd get down to his level, say "Boo!" and run away in an exaggerated way.  Kiddo laughed his butt off.  He's also going through a fall down stage; I've been calling him Chevy Chase.  As far as I can tell, it's completely intentional.

A is really excited for Santa and keeps asking us if it's Christmas.  They had a Polar Express Day at school, and got to see Santa, so he came home telling us it was Christmas.  

Before Thanksgiving, we were at the mall and Santa was there with no line.  A wouldn't leave the stroller, but E went right up to him.  We haven't yet gone for our "official" Santa pictures, so hopefully the school experience will help them both have a successful Santa picture this year.

Ironically, A hasn't asked about multiple Santas in multiple places, but it came up when he asked why Mickey wouldn't talk to him way back on our Disney trip at the beginning of August.

This year is flying!