Monday, August 31, 2015

38 month update

The summer is winding down. Many of our friends are starting the preschool journey and we've decided to stay home another year and start at age four. There's a lot of logistics involved in the decision- and while we would receive a significant benefit from the school district from both a therapy and a financial perspective if we put the kids in at three, we would also have to make a lot of other sacrifices that in our perspective just aren't worth it. So we are holding off on preschool until four, feeling immense pressure from every single angle and hearing every perspective in the book. It's amazing how controversial something like preschool really is. 

We have been incredibly busy lately between summer parties, family in town, work, and projects around the house. It's been interesting to watch how the little dragons take in all of the activity and how they are able to recall so vividly now. They often bring up specific details about our Seattle vacation or other interesting things that we've encountered over the last few months. It's so exciting to watch their memories and personalities continue to develop. 

Here's what the little dragons have been up to lately...
Book: Skeleton Hiccups or Ten Timid Ghosts
Song: anything by Caspar Babypants or Disney princess music
Words: Maisie is full of funny phrases. The other day we saw a free toilet on the side of the road and she said, "ooh, it looks so nice and clean!"; and while I couldn't disagree with her we did not stop to find out. She also likes to describe different objects as "thingers". 
Toy: Anything that isn't a toy. She is on a toy strike. 
Food: cheese, cookies, pancakes, waffles, eggs, avocado, fruit snacks, blueberries, bananas, muffins, beans, rice, tortillas, quesadillas, Indian food, chips, brownies
Animal: dog, kitty, monkey
Time of the Day: Cuddle time
Activity: Playing outside
Color: pink, purple
Clothing Size: 18-24 month or 2T tops, 18 month or 2T PJ's, Pants 18 months to 2T (skinny waist and longer length), Shorts are 9 months and up. 
Shoe Size: 5.5-6
Weight: 22lbs 6oz on 07/07/2015
Height: 34.75 inches
Number of Teeth: 20

Book: Baby Beluga or Ten Timid Ghosts
Song: The Globe songs (see below) and Caspar Babypants
Words: James's vocabulary is growing every day. He convinced a random lady at the park to give him her blue balloon, and their conversation was hilarious. He was very convincing, polite and persistent. James is a kid who knows how to get what he wants and isn't afraid to go for it. 
Toy: The globe, rainbow, his ball collection, and any type of balloon.
Food: grapes, meat, pancakes, waffles, snickerdoodles, chips, fruit snacks, peaches, applesauce, muffins, peanut butter, pasta, rice, pizza, chili, tortillas, cheese, quesadillas, Indian food. 
Animal: dragon or bear
Time of the Day: playing outside, especially basketball
Activity: putting away toys
Color: green
Clothing Size: 18-24 month or 2T tops, 18 month or 2T PJ's, 12-18 months pants (skinny waist and longer length), Shorts are 9 months and up. 
Shoe Size: 5.5, but with his fancy AFO's aka his "Green Ball Shoes" James wears a size 6.5-7 extra wide.
Weight: 22lbs 5oz on 07/07/2015
Height: 32.5 inches
Teeth: 20

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