Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Growin' Boy

Tonight for dinner, Ali ate two pieces of chicken, one serving of mac-&-cheese, and about four green beans.

Sam ate about 15 pieces of pork tenderloin, one serving of mac-&-cheese, one full serving of green beans, and an entire banana.

Ali is 2 years, 11 months, and Sam is 1 year, 3 months...and just MIGHT be going through a growth spurt.

Monday, August 27, 2012

She's Catching On

Sam started crying tonight because I wouldn't let him have some uncooked corn that he spied on the counter right before I started boiling it.

Ali walked over and asked, "Why is Sammy crying?"

"Oh," I told her, "he wanted to eat some of this corn, but he doesn't realize it's not cooked yet."

She pondered that for a moment while Sam continued to wail about the injustice of it all.

Then she put her hands on her hips and said, "Oh, Sammy. Now you're just making noise."

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Speaking of Talking...

This morning when I asked Ali what she would like for breakfast, she said, "Wellllll, let's think about what options are available."

What happened to my babyyyyyy???

Ali is 2 years, 11 months, and 1 weeks old...and going on 15, apparently.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Never a Quiet Moment

Anyone who has ever met my daughter knows that she's a talker. At 2.5-yrs-old, she talks like a 5-yr-old. She says things like, "I am fit to be tied!" and "Oh, I agree!" and "Mommy, could you please put on a short video? I don't think we have time for a long video. Maybe on the weekend, but today is not a weekend day, it's a school day!"

She talks. A lot.

I'd been warned that the second child typically starts talking later than the first, and that boys typically start talking later than girls. Since our second is a boy, it seemed like a double-verbal-whammy, and Alex and I remembered to temper our expectations about Sam's verbal skills and vocabulary.

Ali's first word, "book," was at 10 months.

Sam's first word, "ball," was at 8 months.

Way to defy expectations, buddy.

Now, at 14 months, Sam at least 45 words in his vocabulary (I don't even think I've properly accounted for them all). He is talking MORE at this age than Ali was.

Sam's words: 
all done
more milk
thank you (<--- which he says unprompted when you give him something. CUTE.)
agua (<--- bilingual, baby!)
shoe/shirt/shorts (he calls these all "sh")
ela (elaphant)
bock-bock (chicken noise)
baaaa (sheep noise)
maaaa (goat noise)
doodle-doo (rooster noise)
booo (cow noise...apparently cows are scary)
ah-ah-ah (monkey noise)
kitty (he pronounces "titty." Insert joke here.)
--the horse sound made by blowing out between your lips--
butterfly (bub-bub)
brmm-brmm (tractor sound)
whoo-whoo (owl sound)
roar (lion sound)
a-oooooo (wolf howl...he scrunches up his face and closes his eyes. I may or may not ask him what a wolf says many times a day because this is so cute)
(((adding these that I forgot yesterday!)))
blueberries (boo!)
go-go (when he wants to walk or go somewhere)

Sam is 14 months, 2 weeks, and 6 days old, and my house is never going to be quiet. Not ever.