Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Skinny Kids

My kids are tall and skinny. I wonder where they got that from??
The Blobster went to the doctor last week and we got his growth chart. He is now almost 25 lbs and 36 1/2" tall. That puts him in the 92% for height and 24% for weight. 

He was even skinny as a baby. 

The Sweet Pea is in the 86% for height and 33% for weight. I think that is pretty impressive since she was a premie. She is obviously healthy now. 

She only weighed 5lbs 12oz when she was born.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Funny Things Kids Say

The Blobster is expanding his vocabulary every day and will repeat ANYTHING we say (so we have to be careful). One of the funny things he has started doing is when he gets frustrated or is doing something he isn’t supposed to be doing (ex. throwing his toys), he yells “Matthew”. That is his middle name. So he hears me say his full name and now he thinks it’s a curse word. It makes me giggle.

Recently we were in the car and the Sweet Pea started coughing. I asked, hypothetically, if she was going to choke and die. He was very serious and repeated “choke and die” over and over for a while. Oops, I probably shouldn’t say those things. But it did make me giggle.

One of the cute things he is saying is, “Right There” very emphatically when he is pointing to anything. I.e. where do you want a kiss? Pointing to his cheek, loudly saying “Right There”! Where is the bug? “Right There”! Where should I put your snack? “Right There”! At night he wants me to lay down next to him “Right There”!, pointing to the pillow next to him. It makes me giggle.

He is now saying his name pretty well, but just a few weeks ago he was struggling with it. Apparently G’s are hard letters to pronounce. For some reason when he tried to say Gage it very clearly sounded like Dave. The first time he did it, I looked at Goatee Man and introduced him to his son, Dave. It made me giggle. 

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hair Cut

 Before haircut, yesterday.
 Wow, look how messy it was!
 After haircut, today.
Look at my handsome boy!
I think I did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Music Class

Yesterday was the last day of a 10-week music class for the Blobster. He loves to listen to the music we got for the class…he often asks for “Wiggle Music” as he calls it. He likes to dance and at class his favorite part is playing the instruments.  At nighttime he now tries to sing some of the songs with me, like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It’s pretty cute to see him trying to figure it out.

As a parent it’s hard to know sometimes how to direct my children.  At this point the Blobster is interested in everything… music, art, sports, reading, you name it. The question is: do I put him in activities which I value, or ones that I see he has the most fun at? Do I put him in classes for him to learn something, or just playgroups where he can have fun?

So far I haven’t found a rock-throwing group, which is probably what he would like to do the most. Do you think there are any future career options for him with rock throwing? Humm…
My cute, blue-eyed boy