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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bragging Rights!

So... I've spent a ton of time "expressing" myself.  Telling some stories about our family.  Telling some very personal experiences.  Talking out my hopes and dreams for our family.  But a blog should not be all serious and should have some fun things.  So this is my bragging post.  Everyone should have one. Let's start with ...

Andrew: 2 years, 2 months
Knows his colors
Speaks in complete sentences
Repeats the funnies things - at appropriate times
Says, "Please, Thank you, and your Welcome" all the time (very proud of that)
Can count to 20
Can find just about anything I hide
Can reach just about anything in our house
Can figure out just about anything.... he will work and work to problem solve
Opens and Shuts doors (sometimes on Addison's fingers)
Loves Thomas the Train and Fireman Sam
Is really starting to grasp the concept of coloring
Sings the words to MANY many many songs
Can put puzzles together like nobody's business. (Last night he did one with no boarders.... just 8 shapes that made a train)


Photo taken by Liz Wilson

Addison:
Knows her colors
Knows her letters - can say the alphabet and identify letters
Can count to 10 very well
Loves to sing and dance!!
Loves to "draw" ... which means color, marker, or draw on anything
Loves to Read
Is interested in anything that will drive Andrew crazy
Wants to dress herself (and he is pretty good at it)
Is a great "mommy" to Alexander - she wants to sit next to him, hug him, etc
Can be found hiding when it is time to clean up
Is manipulative.... will look you strait in the eye to see if she can defy you (and yes.... I love that she is a little Kristen)


Photo taken by Liz Wilson


Alexander:
Has occupational therapy 2 times a week
Has physical therapy 2 times a week
Is  regularly taped with Kenesio tape (I learned from a great teacher and am loving it!)
Is really starting to "get" head control.  He sits at ease and his head does not flop around anymore!
Is starting to coo regularly - see video below ... but that is from a while ago... he now just coos all the time
Plays with toys at midline and has started to pass toys from one hand to another
Sits alone on the couch all the time. LOVE this!!
Jumps in the Jumper (actually .... I help him "jump" ... but every once in awhile he jumps)
Is starting to lift his head up when on his belly
Smiles. Smiles. Smiles. What I won't do to get that kid to smile :)
Is eating aprox. 10-12 oz a day in addition to stage 2-3 baby food. 
Is LOVING table food.  I might just soon start to puree our table food for him.
Is slowly growing. But he is growing.
Photo taken by Me

Alexander talking


1 Comments:

At January 11, 2011 at 8:22 PM , Blogger Kisses4Kaylee said...

You have three beautiful children, Kristen. You are truly blessed! xo

 

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