Saturday, December 29, 2007

The best Christmas presents

are sometimes the simplest. The biggest hits for the girls on Xmas day? A large cardboard box that was used for another gift, a can of 3 tennis balls, and those cards that play music when you open them. We could have pleased these 16 month olds beyond their expectations on a $10 budget.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Zoe and the Computer

Here are some funny shots of Zoe looking at the computers as we prepare our holiday card. She is VERY interested in anything with pictures of family right now.

Triple pony tail day

Triple pony tail day
Originally uploaded by Drumtech

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

How to get better

Zack explained to me tonight why he is now feeling better after being sick all through the night last night. The only thing I could give him this morning was ice chips, which he enjoyed.
"The ice made me get better. The ice was cold. My throwups shivered, and then my throwups died. And then there were no more throwups and I was all better."

Thursday, December 06, 2007

15 Month Update

Just back from the doctor for the girl's 15 month checkup. Here are the stats:
Zoe (tall and skinny)
Length: 32" 90th percentile (30.5" @ 12 mo)
Weight: 20-14 25th percentile (19-7 @ 12 mo)

Zadie (not as tall and skinny)
Length: 30.5" 50th percentile (29" @ 12 mo)
Weight: 20-2 15th percentile (18-10 @ 12 mo)

Zoe is a monkey and climbs on everything. She can pull herself up on things that surprise us. We need to get her a play structure. Zadie is the social greeter, but also the accident prone one who suffers from her adventures by always having some sort of bruise, usually on her head. Zack likes to play with both, but usually Zadie is the one that laughs more at his antics, so he tends to try and entertain Zadie more.

Both girls are babbling and saying some words. They both say and understand roughly the same amount. When we ask "Where's ____?" they turn their head to the right person. They are using some basic baby signs, but still just the "more" "milk" "all done" "eat" ones. They have different favorite vowels when upset that allow us to figure our who is crying. Zoe just cries with a short-A sound "ayh" as in "Andy", Zadie will cry with a long-E sound "EEE". They both are excited when we hear the short-O "oooooo"

They are a fan of making animal noises like Zack was at this age. They can start to say "woo woo" when they see dogs, "meeyaa" when they see cats, "baaaa" for sheep, "Kak Kak Kak" for duck quacking.

Zadie can pronounce "Duck" and "Daddy" very very well, and sometime calls both mom and dad "Daddy". She will say Zack's name when she see him by saying "Dack" and interestingly when trying to say "cat" she says the consonants backwards like "tak". We've heard them put together two words before like "Hi Daddy"

Zoe eats very well, Zadie doesn't eat as much. They eat what we eat and both are very good with a spoon (Zoe is very meticulous!) Both sleep very well from 7pm to 7am, and Zadie occasionally wakes up at 10pm and cries for a few min and goes back to sleep. They have 1 nap starting around noon, Zoe sleeps for 1.5 hours, and Zadie can sleep up to 3 hours. Zoe doesn't seem to need as much sleep.

They are starting to play with each other and giggle a lot, they haven't ganged up on us yet, but I feel they are plotting something.