Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Kai pulls up!

Kai pulled himself up on the toy box once a couple of weeks ago, but almost immediately fell back down. While I made sure to note his first pulling up in his baby book, it was probably more of a fluke. However, today while I was making dinner (after having installed the second baby gate to keep Kai from repeatedly army crawling into the kitchen and trying to eat plastic bags out of the pantry), I looked over to see Kai standing up at the toy box again. He stayed standing steadily for about five minutes, when he started to fuss. I sat him back down as it seemed he was getting tired but unsure how to fix the situation. He had retrieved a toy from the box, though! Success!

Who wants to take bets on how old Kai will be when he walks? Alexander took his first step when he was seven months old, but didn't walk well until nine months old. Jack waited until his ten month birthday, but walked well almost immediately. The only bet I'm putting in is that he'll walk before his first birthday! To me it's the sooner, the better. I really can't wait to see the three of them walking and running around together!

Picture Post

Just a few more cute pictures that don't have stories.

I should really clean Jack's face every once in a while. This picture could have been REALLY cute...

Hi, I am the happiest baby ever!

Both Alexander and Jack are forever asking me to put them in trees.

Kai has taken to falling asleep in the stroller when we walk Alexander to or home from school.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Woh woh woh woh woh woh woh

Earlier today, I lay prone in our playroom area being "attacked" by my 7-month-old baby, who was crawling over my neck. My other children were peacefully coloring and writing in the kitchen. Apparently the attack quickly affected my reasoning, as I decided to be silly and interrupt the perfectly peaceful, non-fighting, non-mess-making, non-whining children in order to attempt to rough-house with them. This is the part of the story where you are allowed to question my sanity.

"Ack! Ack! I am being attacked by a baby! Someone help me! Won't someone save me?" I say, hoping to draw the kids into my drama so I can then ambush them with tickles.

Unfortunately, Jack spoke only to Alexander. "What was that noise?"

Apparently I sound like the adults of the Peanuts world and not even my desperate pleas for help can be understood by those under the age of 18. Alas, I was doomed from the start, loss of sanity and all.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Kai talks!

Picture Post

Just some cute pictures that don't really go with anything:

Alexander's letter to Santa

"Der Satu i wut to tel you wut i wut to haf for cresmes so i wel rit wot i wut for kresmes i wut a skoodr vat dus not hav fre wels i ole wut it to hav to wels and i wut to hav a ds vat cums wef a ds gam and i wut to have a toe checen to pla wef and i hav ben a gd buey from Alexander"

Alexander's not a great speller yet, but he is a very enthusiastic writer non-the-less. I am very proud of his progress. Here is a translation:
"Dear Santa, I want to tell you what I want to have for Christmas so I will write what I want for Christmas. I want a scooter that does not have three wheels; I only want it to have two wheels and I want to have a DS that comes with a DS game and I want to have a toy chicken to play with and I have been a good boy. From, Alexander."

Classic: in the middle of writing his letter to Santa, Alexander announced, "I am going to need more paper!"

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Random Stuff

Updates for all!

Kai (6 months) can now put himself into a sitting position from laying on either his back or belly. So I can put him down anywhere in a sitting position, he will look around and decide what he wants, flop onto his belly and scoot to it, grab it, and then sit back up to play with it! He's a whiz! He also pulled himself to standing just one time the other day by holding onto the toy box. He promptly fell on his face and hasn't tried it again yet, but we really only have a few more weeks before the baby gates will probably have to go back up!

Jack (3 years) has recovered from all his health issues although he has gone from one cold to the next ever since the week of his adenoidectomy. He was the same way last fall and winter, though.

Jack also invented the best new word ever. "Lotabody." An example of its use:
Me: Jack, I am your mom and Alexander's mom and Kai's mom. You have to share me.
Jack. You lotabody's mom.

I'm not just one person's mom, but I'm not everyone's mom. I'm lotabody's mom. Love it!

Alexander (5.5 years) is soooooo Alexander. A couple of quotes:
While riding in the van:
Jack: Them trees have leaves falling off.
Alexander: Yes, Jack, some trees have leaves that fall off and some trees stay green. The ones that stay green are called "evergreen" and the ones that lose their leaves are called "carnivorous."
Me: Heh. That's deciduous.

While eating breakfast:
Alexander: I have a penis-ache.

The kids have really interesting conversations together.
Alexander: Jack, I am 100% angry with you!
Jack: Me two pounds angry.

Alexander is also speedily learning to read and it's really cool to watch.

I think that's all for now!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Kai scoots

I've been trying for at least a week to get a good video of Kai scooting, but every time he sees the camera he stops. Finally I got a good one. This is not to say that it's thrilling to watch, but these things must be documented!