Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cyprian videos

Eating yogurt with a spoon:

Stuck in the toybox:
Pointing to and saying "fish":

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Playing dress up

Teresa has taken to playing dress up recently.  We definitely need to expand our collection of dress up clothes and accessories...but she's made do with too-small costumes and random items, and gotten her brother in on the fun, too.

Teresa's first haircut

I finally took Teresa to Doolittle's for her first haircut on July 14th (I got a LivingSocial deal for one kid's haircut last fall). She chose to sit in the airplane and she enjoyed watching TV while the stylist gave her a little trim. It was done quickly and you can't see much difference...maybe I'll be brave enough to trim it myself next time.


Cyprian's words

I thought Cyprian seemed to be lagging with his speaking skills, but when I wrote out all the things that he says (or tries to say) these days, I was pleasantly surprised. At 14 and a half months, Cyprian says:
buh=bug, box, book, bye
bah=ball, baa (sheep), bock (chicken), bag, bath
bee bee=baby, belly button
peas=peas, peace (be with you, said while shaking hands), please
nuh=nurse, nose
wuh=woof (dog)

He also occasionally signs:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Teresa said

Perhaps Teresa has partaken of too much media and not enough outdoor time lately?

Papa, planning the day's activities: Okay, let's hike the stroller-friendly trail at McDowell at 10. Leaving here at 9:45. Go team!
Teresa: Alright! Let's watch some trailers!


I've been talking with Teresa about eating "growing food" and the difference between children and adults.

Papa: Can you make me breakfast, Teresa? Can you make me pancakes?
Teresa: No.
P: Eggs?
T: No.
P: Orange rolls?
T: No.
P: Biscuits?
T: No.
P: Toast with cinnamon?
T: No! I'm not bigger. I'm growing up! {pause} You're grown ups. You can make orange rolls yourself.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Bibbity Bobbity Boo

Well, not quite. But Cyprian does now have command of the B sound. :)

Sloppy Eating Hilarity

Blame me for showing Teresa how to "eat" play food in the style of Cookie Monster. Then thank me for discovering something that really gets Cyprian laughing!

And from a different angle:

And up close (yes, I started tossing food at him):

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Comparing Cyprian and Teresa at 6 months

My mom requested I post some pictures side by side. I'm not sure how to do that in Blogger. But here are two sets to compare our children:

What do you think? Certainly a few similarities, but their coloring and head shapes are so different, in our opinion.

Friday, November 11, 2011

6 months old & 2 and a half

We took both Cyprian and Teresa in to the doctor's office for well-child visits this week. Here are their stats:

Teresa (2 and 3/4 years old)
Weighs 25 lbs 2 oz (6th percentile)
37 in. tall (62nd percentile)
Long and lean :)

We are so pleased that Teresa is back on the charts, weight-wise (she had dropped to 1st percentile a year ago). Our nurse practitioner encouraged us to continue using bribery (small treats like 2 pieces of candy corn or a few marshmallows) to get her to eat meals.

Cyprian (6 months old!)
Weighs 17lbs 3 oz (45th percentile)
28 in. tall (92nd percentile)
Big boy :)

Our little man is growing well. As you can see in the video, he sits unsupported for minutes at a time. He gets excited to eat a couple teaspoons of sweet potatoes each day. He spins around on his tummy, pushes up high on his arms, and scooches backwards. He loves to "eat" ribbons, straps, and strings. He rewards Teresa for entertaining him endlessly by pulling out her hair (ouch!). He gives David the biggest grins and excited arm flaps when Papa comes home after being away for a while.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

October video roundup

Cyprian loves his Jumpster...especially when someone is watching him jump.

Supported sitting around 5 months

Peekaboo fun

Playmat fun

Exersaucer fun

Teresa surprised me with her mouse skills at 2 and 3/4 years old: I put a piece of tape on the spot where you click and she started zooming and clicking away! Here she is playing on Starfall.

I love it when David holds both the children. Teresa "fishes" quite well with her magnetic puzzle. Cyprian would like to eat the fish.

Eating a Cyprian pizza

All Saints costume (borrowed from Katherine L.)