- Sun, Feb 20, 2011 /
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Happy February!! We have been busy… not with anything in particular, but having two kiddos makes busy parents.
Andrew is doing well. He is a sports junky! It seems like a broken record, but it’s what he loves. It’s basketball season, so he’s busy shooting hoops all of the time. He plays out a full game on his “court.” There’s the Star Spangled Banner (which he sings), the basketball game (which he is the public address announcer), half time (where he sings the band songs), more game, time outs (where he sits on his bench and wipes off his sweat with his blanket/towel). Most of the time he will win the game, but one time he did tell me that he didn’t win because he missed a lot of shots. So funny! He loves going to the games, too. He is so well behaved, watching the games for a lot of time, but also playing with his little matchbox cars. He lines them up in many different configurations. He also likes the make artwork with stickers. He is getting to be pretty good at peeling them off himself, too and doesn’t need much help. He can make a letter “A” but sometimes it’s upside down or sideways. He recognizes so many of the letters, but A, L, S, and R have special meaning for him. :) Speaking of the letter S and R, he knows that mommy and daddy’s real names are Stephanie and Ryan. Andrew was particularly frustrated with me one time (I don’t remember what for, but most likely telling him he couldn’t do something) and he says, “No, Stephanie, I don’t want that!” It was so hilarious and caught Ryan and I both off guard. He is maturing with bedtime, too. He is now laying down by himself and falling asleep on his own.
Leah is learning so much. She is on the move. Not crawling, but seems to be a scooter. It’s not very apparent that she’s moving unless you step away for a few minutes and she’s in a totally different location from where she was when you come back in a few minutes. She can stand on her own if you stand her up next to something she can hold on to. She is doing okay with solids, but she just isn’t a big fan of baby food. She might be one of those kids that doesn’t do much baby food and moves on to table foods. Our pediatrician said not to worry and it will come with time. She has tried puffs and Cheerios. She likes to feed herself, but that pincher grasp isn’t totally developed yet. Leah is she is a horrible sleeper, which is a bummer. She is still up several times per night to check in with mom. Lucky mom, right? I was so hopeful that she would be one of these babies that I hear the stories about sleeping 10-12 hours in a row. Oh well, this too shall pass. Leah reaches for things she loves, including mom and dad for them to pick her up. She gets so happy when she is picked up. Leah loves, loves being held. I guess that’s one way she knows that she will be in the same room as you. She does not like being left alone. Even if she is playing upstairs, and we go down into the kitchen within sight, it’s not good enough. It’s not so bad – I’m glad she likes us. ;)
Thanks for checking in.