Sunday, November 29, 2009
Anna has started holding onto toys (or anything she can grab), she has found her feet and always has BOTH hands in her mouth. While she used to be able to roll from her belly to her back, now that she can go from her back to her belly she seems to have forgotten how to get back onto her tummy! This leaves her quite stranded and upset! I feel like at this age Ben was an old whizz at rolling and rolling and was starting to be able to get around a little....he just seemed like an old man to me in comparison.
I have started giving her some baby oatmeal. She still isn't quite ready...still pushing it out of her mouth. So I just try every few days or so. She does seem to really like the taste, but just isn't ready reflex-wise.
She sleeps like a champ. She usually gets up around 7-7:30 which is a treat compared to Ben!
Overall she is the sweetest smiliest doll baby with an infectuous giggle!!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Putting up our nativity scene is one of the things we do each year at the beginning of Advent to help prepare as a family.
This was the first year that Ben had any idea of what was going on and enjoyed playing with the figures.
And Anna helped us by napping....rested baby=happy baby!
Monday, November 23, 2009
We will eventually put down real flooring. When time and money permit. And we want to paint part of one of the walls with chalk board paint. I want to get some curtains for the windows and more storage storage storage! But for now it is space and it is functional and the catastrophe is out of my living room!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
Anna looking at Ben adoringly....
I am remembering the time when Ben was Anna's age where every little movement and squeak was documented. Every milestone carefully notated. Not only are Anna's milestones not being properly notated but a few weeks ago I thought to myself, "hmmm, I think this is about the age that Anna should start rolling over. Huh...I wonder if she can." Sure enough I put her down on her belly and she rolled right over LOL...Don't ask me the date..I have no idea.
Time is flying by! The weeks just zip along one after the other and here we are in November already and no one told me!!
So I will do my best in updating everything I can think of!
Ben is 21months old and his language development is in full swing!! It is hysterical, adorable, and exhausting LOL...Everyday he says new things. Today it was, "Big Trains!" in reference to a dvd of Thomas. Then he was saying, "Big trains and big eyes!" Because, yup, Thomas has big eyes. He is learning animals sounds and can tell you on cue what sound a cat makes and a dog (pronounced dodgey) and today I taught him what sounds Anna makes: wahh wahh LOL..
His knowledge of the alphabet is getting better and better. He is now spelling out words whereever he sees them. He has no idea what the words are, but he can pick out all the letters. Several letters he knows the sound and a word that starts with that letter and most letters he can recognize upper and lower case.
Colors seem to completely elude him....although he loves saying "blue" and "poopull".
He is almost always very sweet to Anna. He loves to give her hugs and kisses and identify her body parts. He gets her her pacifier and her blanket or burper.
And his current favorite passtime is bouncing which always makes Anna smile.
She is about 3.5 months old now and at her 3m pediatrician appt she was 10lbs! She can roll from her belly to her back and just about from her back to her belly....almost got it. She has been sleeping through the night like a champ since about 2 months.
She is totally a daddy's girl. She gives daddy the most giggles and smiles. She hates being cold. She has the most adorable fuzzy little head of hair when she is just bathed, but bathing is far from her favorite pastime. She loves her mobile and is almost, just about, maybe starting to take more regular naps.
This year Benjamin was St. Maximilian Kolbe (pictured below). St. Maximilian died at Auschwitz where he was sent for hiding Jews and being a part of the Nazi resistance. He is considered a martyr because he offered to die in the place of a Jewish man who had a family.
Here is Ben in his costume. He drew the glasses on with eyeliner. I did a rather sloppy job here because it was just a trial and I wanted to be sure he would even let me do this without flipping out.