31 January 2011

Announcement

No, not that announcement. Two kids is plenty.

But tomorrow, I'll be giving all the details to my new blog!

Stay tuned...

30 January 2011

Newborn Tummy Time

Did my child really look like this? How could I forget so easily? I sort of miss how little she was. I don't miss the spittle, however.

PS Yesterday was a big day for the little lady. She napped unswaddled for the first time AND she rolled over for the first time (at 7.5 months).


Watermelon

It's not in season, but he can eat the entire bowl.
PS I love that face.




25 January 2011

Watercolor

I'm still deciding on what to do with this here blog....

In the meantime, finding all of these old drafts of Jonas is so much fun. He was such a little bug just 5 months ago.


Aunt Gucca PJs

Awww, my little baby boy was so young. Thanks for the pajamas, Aunt Gucc!



24 January 2011

The Naturalist

Life is good when you can run around naked, looking for food. We're raising a caveman.



We took Jonas to a farm a few months ago, partly so he can learn where his food comes from and what he is eating. But mostly so we could feel good about our food choices. Now we hear, "Mama, I want more cow!" when we eat beef of any type. Except for meatballs. He says, "I want the meat-a-ball" in an Italian accent or "I want more meat on a ball."

22 January 2011

No Room

Did you know you can run out of free space on your blog?

Neither did I. But evidently I ran out in November (as far as posting pictures is concerned).

My options:
a) buy more space (maybe...)
b) delete old posts (unlikely...)
c) publish all those old drafts that are taking up space (yeah, yeah...)
d) start a new blog (already did...announcement coming soon)
e) ?

I'm still deciding what to do about this blog which has been relatively defunct. In the meantime, here is an update on our little ones.

Jonas

  • Vocab Explosion. After spending 2 weeks with the big boy cousins/friends, Jonas realized he could talk and has since added about 8,000 words to his vocabulary
  • Character Judgments. Along with new words come solid assessment of those around him: Baby ih fawn-ny. Daddy ih cool. Mama ih cwazy.
  • Worker Bee. Jonas takes his play very seriously and has a special mat that he uses for his daily "work" which includes anything from putting clothes pins on the rim of a jar to separating coins into different compartments
  • Bragging Moment. My heart swelled with pride when I watched him unload the dishwasher, separate all the silverware, return the dishes to their proper places, load the dishwasher, put the soap in, return the soap to its spot under the sink, close the dishwasher, and start it up. All by himself. He also does his own laundry.

Mimi

  • Yum Yum. We started her out on solids at 7 months. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and pears are all big hits. She loves eating so much that she does it until she throws up.
  • Gross Motor. The babe sits up like a champ. Still doesn't roll over all the way, but I think that is more of a preference thing
  • Beauty Queen. She's really pretty. Her eyelashes practically reach the top of her head.
  • Hair. My little baldy is growing out of her baldness. It looks dark, but not as dark as Jonas'.
  • Chubbo. She weighed 17.5 pounds at 7 months, which is more than Jonas weighed at his one-year well-check. She stores most of that in her thighs.