Sunday, August 17, 2008

This week

Xander and Esmee think it is the best thing in the world to just laugh and giggle at each other for about 15 minutes non stop every day! It can get quite loud and annoying but i would prefer that to their inevitable arguments and fights when they are older!Esmee has been holding her bottle by herself for about 4 weeks now and i have only just got a photo of it.Xander loves doing crafts so out came the glue and scissors and he had a ball making a brontosaurus with a yoghurt punnet nose!
He had afternoon kindy on Thursday which meant he had no sleep and he coped really well! I had thought he would lose it once we had to go home but he was fine - well done Xander! So once a week for now he will have afternoon kindy and we will stick to morning kindy the other two days.Esmee was delighted this morning when Xander fed her breakfast, so was he! She can feed herself but it takes about an hour for the meal to finished and the floor and herself are covered in it! Such an independent miss she won't even let you help, will throw her spoon and scream if you try to touch it.

Although both kids ate their dinner without help the other night, and Esmee fed herself, i bought a new bib which goes on like a top so i was happy to let her go for it and she was very tidy! Xander for the first time in months actually ate all his dinner with very little urging and no help, finally!!
I took the safety sleep off Esmee's bed this week because she was rolling over and then getting upset that she couldn't sit up. It is supposed to stop them from rolling over so i thought it was a bit superfluous and took it off. Well, what a horrible sleepless three days were had until it was finally washed and dried and put back on the bed today! Will have to think of ways to wean her off the safety sleep so she can still get her sleep.

Monday, August 11, 2008

2 years 9 months

Our baby has certainly grown into a little man!
He can count to 14, says his ABC's, recognises about 6 letters and 4 or so numbers.
He loves playing computer games (educational ones of course!), dancing, playing his guitar. He adores his little sister and is always trying to give her hugs and kisses - much to her disgust.
Xander is a sweet boy, always sharing and looking out for others, always wanting to help with the dishes and cleaning (maybe i don't do a good enough job!), but very independent too.
I can't believe he is fully day toilet trained.
He is currently very attached to Jack and i'm pleased to say unlike his sister he still sleeps anywhere!
weight: 16kg - he has lost just over a kilo! probably due to not eating dinner.

well as his mother i am aware of all his successes and failures and i could go on all day... you will just have to see for yourself what a lovely young man he is.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

1 month to go

Our strong willed little lady is a month away from her first birthday.
As most parents gush about their babies i will do the same.
Esmee is very smart, has been waving hello and goodbye since 5 months old, she tells us when she is hungry, had enough, wants more, look at the light, look fish!, all using signs. she understands stand up, sit down, no, clever and she says mum, dad and her version of Xander.
Give her a few weeks and she will walking holding on to furniture and we are thinking of enrolling her in swimming next term.
weight: 8.4 kg - she has put on a kilo in six months
Esmee is still very cheeky and very sociable, and man what a wicked temper. She is also a Daddy's Girl but then what girl isn't!
Oh and as an aside - i have finished the first draft of my novel, i am just typing it up now and then can get down to some serious editing!