IJ got a rain jacket from auntie S for Hanukkah. He's been wanting one for quite a while. The following day it rained and he got to try it out.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
ZJ is talking and walking! She says "bye" now but it's always very drawn out and loud. She is walking all over the place and can go a pretty good distance without falling. She also wants to climb on everything. She has mastered the foot first position for getting down from things. She is putting things into containers now, including one morning when I caught her removing the garbage can contents one at a time and placing them into the toilet.
ZJ is obsessed with necklaces and finds all the bead ones I have for the kids to play with and throws them over her head as quickly as possible. She also grabs any discarded clothing she sees and tosses that onto her head or around her neck. In contrast, she hates having socks on and will remove them as soon as they are put on. I don't even put them on her until we get where we are going because I don't want to have to find them in the back of the car. At every meal ZJ yells as soon as she gets in the chair until she has food to eat. She also yells if you take a break in providing her food. It's the only time she yells and kind of funny. She also throws all food off the right side of her chair when she's done and sometimes before she's done for some mid meal entertainment. She just started trying to drink the bath water when it is dripped or poured in front of her. I may introduce a sippy cup of water soon since she seems ready. She has only had breastmilk straight from the breast to drink thus far.
ZJ is still napping once a day anywhere from 30 minutes to 1.5 hours. She is usually asleep around 7 pm and wakes between 6 and 7 am. She now has almost 8 teeth (the 8th is just barely coming in).
ZJ was sick once in the past month with a mild cold and fever.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
ZJ started walking last week and instead of spending a few days or weeks taking a few steps before falling she went straight to walking across rooms and hasn't looked back. She took her first steps after holding onto the same table IJ held onto to take his first steps from. She walked to me once before we got the video camera out and captured her next trips to me.
Monday, December 3, 2012
ZJ's first (and last for a while - she ate everything) time in the sand box.
ZJ's kissy face.
ZJ's first time in the grocery cart (yes, I still wear her everywhere).
IJ's thanksgiving card he made at school.
IJ making chocolate pecan pies for thanksgiving.
IJ got to roast marshmallows and play in a tent with daddy.
We decorated our tree for Hanukkah.