Thursday, February 26, 2009


I took the kids to the zoo yesterday. It was a pretty nice day and Aimee wanted to go and since we have a membership, I thought, "Why not?".

A great time was had by all, except that a 4 year old challenged Aimee to fight. Yes, she actually asked Aimee if she wanted to fight her.

More details to come.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Has been super cute and cuddly. Everything he does is cute to me. My developmental psychology book says that kids are especially cute during sensitive periods of development. That it's an evolutionary survival thing. If your kid is cute you will interact with them more, more interaction = more stimulation = more development. Also, it will help you to not want to give them away when they are bratty.

Good thing his sister is cute too.


Has been really bratty lately. She tells me that she just wants to stay in her pajamas all day, she wants to eat "lots and lots of sugar", and bargains for everything. She is also into kicking, throwing things, and pretty much defying everything I ask her to do...even if it involves doing something really fun. Her preschool teacher tells me that it's great that she can communicate her needs. That it's rare for kids her age to have that much self awareness.


Lord, help me.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


I see changes in Aimee every day. Her vocabulary astounds me. She uses the words "huge, gross, disgusting, and delicious" and many more phrases that crack me up. She insists that the bathroom door be completely closed when she uses the bathroom. She loves to pretend that she is her pediatrician and has a pretend medical chart that she always writes in and a home made kit complete with pretend syringes (mechanical pencils) and bandaids for giving us flu shots. She knows enough about herself to tell me that she is tired and needs a nap, or that the television is too loud for her ears, or to tell us to "BE QUIET" because her favorite episode of Caillou is on. She insists on being the first person in Daniel's room every morning and always greets him with a cheery, "Gooood Morning Sweet Baby!"

Daniel is growing too. He is having temper tantrums (too cute!), he counts to two as he's going up the stairs, he LOVES playing with balls and cars, and he can actually feed himself with a spoon! He also said "I love you" for the first (and only) time. He said it to Aimee before she took a nap and now refuses to repeat it. He loves pushing the handicap open door button at the community center. He always tries helping me with dishes by closing the dishwasher and is really proud of himself when I let him. He is completely in awe of Brian and almost always prefers his company to anyone elses.