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The Kids' Log: December 23-29, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy (Almost) New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. My babies woke up Christmas morning decked in their Christmas pajamas and we had homemade biscuits for breakfast (made by Marlie and her daddy) followed by the opening of gifts. Marlie got a guitar and a harmonica and the umbrella she asked for, plus she bought a jumbo puzzle and fire engine with the money her great-granny and uncle sent her. Desmond got a bead maze and a playmobile car set. We lolly-gagged around the house watching Christmas movies and then went to the neighbors for dinner. It was a great day.

Toddler Log: 3 Years and 19 Weeks Old
I realized that I haven't provided much details about Marlie's growth lately. First off, she's grown so tall that she's already more than half my height. She's been wearing size 4T for about two months now.

Her sense of logic has also expanded which she uses to argue a lot. She has the surly teenager routine down cold, including crossing arms, sucking teeth, storming off in a huff, and slamming bedroom doors. She can grasp many concepts like real and fake. She enjoys telling you what's not real. Her conversational skills will leave you impressed (and exhausted). She loves to regale me with tales from school during the car ride home and engage you in impromptu discussion about a wide range of topics from her choice of profession (fire fighter) to her favorite foods (pizza). Her stories have a beginning, middle and end, too!

I think it's time to enroll her in some extracurricular activities. I looked into a little ninjas martial arts class, but I think we're going to give gymnastics another try in January and probably swimming this spring.

Baby Log: 37 Weeks Old

 I can't believe Little Man is 9 months old. He has been taking steps for the past week up to three at a time! He'll be walking like a big kid really soon. This week I made him chicken, broccoli and brown rice cereal. He was not into it at first, but by day three he was eating some of it. I think it's the texture. His next two teeth are about to come in and he's gumming on everything, he is a pro at eating O-shaped cereal. His eczema is all but cleared up thanks to me getting rid of every piece of clothing with metal zippers or snaps. He hasn't reacted to anything else in two weeks so I think we're good. I just need to keep his skin moisturized because wintertime is so drying!


Mrs. Pancakes said...

Look how big little man is...wow time flies. So glad the babies are growing so beautifully!

Mama Up! said...

Oh goodness, we have our own surly teen clone around here. So much arm crossing! :)

Have a beautiful new year!

Quiana said...

What a fun update! Happy to hear you had a wonderful Christmas! Marlie sounds so much like Nia - we were just talking about how she's already over half my height. I'm a mini-mom! LOL! She also does the teeth sucking thing to. We're going to have fun aren't we when they get to be teenagers, right?! Have a happy new year!

Maureensk said...

I can't believe that Marlie is so tall! I also can't believe that she slams her door already! I do not envy you her teenager years. Do allergies to metal run in your family? I've been trying to think if it possible to completely avoid metal as an adult? Of course, it has to be, as someone has to be allergic to metals, but it must be hard with zippers and buttons. There was one girl that I read about who was allergic to water! Even sweat was tortuously painful for her. She was married, but she and her husband had to have a barrier between them at night, else he might get sweat on her or make her sweat more and so forth...

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