Friday, July 27, 2012
Micah will be starting kindergarten in the fall and he's ready and excited for the new adventure. He's reading chapter books and doing math already, but he has lots to learn. He likes to be in charge and really likes to have his way but he needs to learn not to be so bossy and that he can't always win. He needs to learn that not everything is a competition and that it is okay when someone else wins.
Frankie has been learning lots of words and has a super cute personality. She likes to be silly and make us laugh. She is going to bring lots of laughter to our family. Words that she says lately that make us laugh are: Water and Beep (Ice); lallelujah = lightening (whenever she sees a picture of lightening in one of her word books she calls it Hallelujah. The only thing I can think of is maybe there is a picture of lightening on one of the slides at church when we sing a song with the word Hallelujah in it!). She calls Snow nose because she mixes the letters up. She loves to help me at the kitchen sink or mixing ingredients for making jam, cookies or our most recent craze, energy balls.
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Frankie has been eating everything and she really wants to feed herself with her spoon or hands, no matter what she is being served, whether it's jarred baby food, yogurt, or cut up fruits, veggies and meat. She loves to eat like her brother did (and still does) and she is most content when she's got her snack trap or a graham cracker or some kind of food in her hand. She has even snuck a few sips of her big brother's chocolate milk or raspberry lemonade. The second child always gets away with more than the first ever did, right?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Micah and I playing mini golf
Monday, July 18, 2011
Frankie is crawling all over, pulling herself up to cruise a little bit along furniture, playing peekaboo, waving bye-bye and trying to do signs ("more" is done like clapping right now). She gets very proud of herself with a sheepish grin when we cheer her on with her signs. She takes a big delighted intake of breath when she sees our cat. And she tries to call out for Micah in her own way ("MA DA" or some variation) whenever he's not around. She's climbing the stairs, which we only let her if we're right behind her because she has no sense of falling if she wants to take a break and plop her bottom down! She gets up to crawl on her hands and feet (instead of her knees) if something doesn't feel good on her knees or if she has a dress on that gets caught under her.
Monday, June 06, 2011
On the Saturday of Easter weekend we went to Micah's preschool for an egg hunt. They had eggs to gather, but they didn't stuff them so that it could be fair for all the kids. The kids collected all their eggs and then traded them in for a goody bag. They were also entered into a raffle for a number of different baskets. Last year Micah wasn't really sure what to do, so he didn't hustle out to collect a lot of eggs but this year he knew what he was doing and was determined to get as many as he could. Unfortunately he and another kid were going for a bunch of eggs on the ground at the same time and he got knocked over, which made his basket of eggs spill out on the ground and then a bunch of other kids came and picked up his eggs. He handled it really well, but when it was over he was sad because he only collected about 5 eggs. We assured him it didn't matter and had him pick up a goody bag and we also reminded him he'd have an egg hunt with his cousins the next day.