Saturday, December 15, 2012

Particular Kinds of Fun

While Reid is focused on the discovering the self, Lucy has started exploring "the other".  She asked for help the other day making herself into Word Girl and she referred to herself as such all day.





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Monday, December 10, 2012

Play

At 4 months and 35 months, both kids are enjoying a surprising amount of independent play.  Reid likes just about anything he can fit in his small(ish) hands and Lucy likes to stack things, making legos a recent hit. She also loves building playgrounds (known to the rest of the world as forts), throwing balls, lining up rocks, playing in the water (at the sink, in the bath, from the snow), and doing puzzles.  They both have a moderate respect for reading.  And of course being chased and tickled is probably the all time favorite around here.   






Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tears and meltdowns

I will probably want to remember some of these moments as well as all the smiley ones...
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*Reid cries when you make lion or monkey noises at him. He also cries when he sees a video of himself crying.
*Lucy melts down when she remember that dad is her "friend in the whole wide world" and he is not home

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Things I didn't know




I didn't know how proud I would be coming up with a good lie... "why yes, this water scented with lavender sprayed on your pillow does indeed make you braver and will scare off the owls (Lucy's particular form of monster) that  bother you."
I didn't know how delightfully refreshing it would be to be around someone who sees the world without preconceived ideas.  Jelly on your celery - of course - we put peanut butter on so why not jelly?!
I didn't know how quickly I would shift from saying, "He only wakes up once a night" to "I can't believe he is still waking up once a night every night."

I didn't know that putting a toddler to bed would look more like tricking them to sit still long enough to close their eyes rather than romantically reading books and cuddling.

I didn't know that babies were so different from each other at just three months (even if they look exactly the same).
Lucy at 4 months