As for many, it has been a bad cold season here in the Lowe apartment. Either getting over one, or starting another and the cycle continues…
Wow, no updates since Christmas! We had a great (but chilly) holiday.
LM enjoyed the snow…after a wary few minutes of standing completely still amongst the white wonderland. He even “helped” shovel a bit.
E had fun decorating cookies, playing with new toys, loving Rockin’ Elmo and the dancing moose, riding the elevator, making tea in the tatami room, drawing and painting at “school” and going for a sled ride.
With the unseasonably low temperatures outside and being under-the-weather so often, we’ve spent a great deal of time indoors. But we’ve made the most of it and luckily LM is still pretty easily entertained. He is into pretend play (especially driving a car and cooking).
Playing with my wallet and money:
He liked to look at all the faces on the bills, and kept saying everyone was “Washington’. Guess I had a lot of singles!
Dressing up in my hats. His “I’m a thug” look:
Now I’m a lady:
Boycotting all visible vegetables except for squash and sweet potatoes, we’ve been feeding him a lot of pureed soups. (He won’t eat stuff in the soup if it’s not pureed, and prefers to pick it out and have the broth.) Current faves are peeling his own clementines. Ribs are pretty fun too.
E’s face whenever we say “smile” for the camera. He just opens his mouth.
A great mimic still…even when you don’t notice that he’s listening. G was showing me an old photo where he was pretty overweight and I said, Daddy is fat. A few minutes later, E looked at the same photo and exclaimed “Daddy fat.” LM couldn’t understand why I was laughing so much.
His language continues to develop and he is using complete sentences more. We often still misunderstand what he says though. His “tricky” sounds like “turkey” and “alligator” is actually “elevator”. A certain part of his anatomy are referred to as “meatballs”. Ahem. We didn’t teach him that.
He wants to assert his independence a lot and is still super bossy, “NOOOOO, Elliot do by self” and “Mommy/Daddy, go over there.”
Hope everyone is keeping warm and healthy. Happy 2013!