Both boys talk so much now. They have a lot to tell me and each other and they have started imagination play where their stuffed animals talk to each other – there is a constant stream of words flowing at our house.
It is a lot of fun to watch them and I love . . . → Read More: Random Ruslan and Wyatt
Yesterday Ruslan spent the last part of the day with the older kids including Reagan, a little girl who is in preschool now and has always liked Ruslan. On the way home, we had the following conversation.
M: Did you have fun playing with Reagan? R: Yes. M: If you go to preschool you can . . . → Read More: Lost in Translation
Car rides with all 3 kids are never boring – there is yelling and crying and fighting and laughing and singing and chatter amongst them. Our short drive to the zoo on Saturday was no exception. We were not far from home when this conversation with Ruslan started.
R: I see a yellow fire! . . . → Read More: Saturday Conversations
Shortly after Ruslan turned one, he earned the name destructo baby. One minute he would be laughing and smiling and happily playing and he would suddenly start destroying whatever was in his path – dumping buckets of toys, clearing a table in a single swipe, taking toys away from Wyatt, throwing all of the . . . → Read More: Return of Destructo Baby
M: Are you done cleaning your room? J: Yes, it is very clean. I was able to dance around my room without stepping on anything.
One evening while the kids were playing outside and I was taking pictures, Juliana decided to pose. After a few minutes she announced that we needed to wait . . . → Read More: Random Juliana
Wyatt’s favorite restaurant is Red Robin, but I think it is more about the location than the food because he also gets excited about going to Costco. If we tell him we are going to either place he starts yelling “Bridges, Water, Trains and Castles!” The shopping center, the Waterfront, is located along a river and . . . → Read More: Bridges, Water, Trains and Castles
Our regular evening routine usually finds us at home – dinner, playtime, baths, homework, bed… Today I picked up Juliana from her after-school program and we went to dinner. Eat-n-Park is her current favorite restaurant because she orders salad bar and that means she gets food immediately; she does not like to wait a . . . → Read More: A Rare Weeknight Out with my Girl
A few months ago the boys watched an episode of Super Why based on the story of the Three Little Pigs. They watched it and watched it and watched it…every day it was the show they picked to watch after dinner for weeks. And the story started to trickle into their play time. Every . . . → Read More: It’s a Wolf
Wyatt loves to go and he doesn’t care where you are going as long as it isn’t home. Some recent conversations with Wyatt.
At home Wy: I want to go bye-bye W: I want to go bye-bye W: I want to go bye-bye (repeat 12 more times while pulling on my arm) Me: Wyatt, . . . → Read More: It’s About the Journey Not the Destination
Wyatt’s first word was mama and although he collected a short list of words over the next few months, he rarely used them. He preferred to point or take my hand and pull me toward what he wanted.
Even now that he knows lots of words and can “read” the books that we have read a . . . → Read More: Rarely a Quiet Moment