Sunday, November 30, 2014

29 months old & Happy Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving week we were thankful for a lot. First, for everyone being healthy enough to go to Thanksgiving dinner events for the first time ever. Secondly, for time off of work and the ability to spend lots of time with family. Finally, we were thankful to resolve some very unpredictable well water issues that left us without water in the home for the past 10 days. Ah, the joys of being homeowners! 

Needless to say, we've been a bit busy lately. Here's what the little dragons have been getting into lately. 

Book: Hop on Pop, Five Little Monkeys
Song: "Head Shoulders Knees & Toes", "Five Little Monkeys", & "Five Little Ducks". Currently learning Holiday songs. 
Words: Currently Maisie's into curse words. We are trying to figure this one out. She is also trying to figure out the subjective, objective, adjective and possessive pronouns of the English language. Maisie is also very good at predicting things to come. 
Toy: Dinosaurs 
Food: cheese, cookies, pancakes, waffles, avocado, fruit snacks, blueberries, beans, rice, tortillas, quesadillas
Animal: dog, kitty, monkey
Time of the Day: bath time, "Preschool" time (Chalk Preschool online). 
Activity: drawing, singing, jumping, painting, getting into trouble
Color: blue
Clothing Size: 12-18 months, 18 month PJ's. 
Shoe Size: 4 
Weight: 19 lbs 11oz at last checkup on 08/15/14
Height: 32 inches
Number of Teeth: 19+

Book: ABC by Dr SuessHop on Pop, or any book with a ball in it. 
Song: "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "ABC Song" "Row Your Boat". 
Words: James is learning new words every day. He can say complicated sentences like "I'm rolling on the green ball" (while completing the activity). He is also Maisie's copycat, for better or for worse. 
Toy: Ball, shopping cart, drum, flashlight, turtle, seahorse. James loves to conduct a "symphony" by gathering all the musical / noise making toys and playing them simultaneously. He usually leaves to play with a ball and comes back only to restart one of the toys that's stopped playing. It's pretty challenging to listen to, but we try to be thankful that James doesn't have sensory issues with lights and sounds from the NICU like some babies. 
Food: pancakes, waffles, snickerdoodles, chips, fruit snacks, peaches, applesauce, pasta, chili, tortillas, cheese. 
Animal: dragon or bear
Time of the Day: playtime or "Preschool" time
Activity: playing with his ball, walking and standing with help, and chewing on his green blankie. 
Color: green
Clothing Size: 12-18 months. James is wearing 18 month PJ's now, but still wears 6 month pants. 
Shoe Size: 4, but with his fancy AFO's aka his "Green Ball Shoes" James wears a size 5.5 wide. 
Weight: 17lbs 9oz at last checkup on 06/30/14
Height: 31.5 inches
Number of Teeth: 19+

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