Thursday, June 4, 2015

Lily at 3 years 7 months

After my brain dump about Atticus on Tuesday, I thought I would follow up with one filled with things I don't want to forget about Lily.  Today she is 3 years and 7 months old so it seems as good a time as any to jot a few things down.

--She loves helping Ish water the garden in the morning.

--If another child takes a toy from her she throws a royal fit, but when they ask nicely she readily gives up whatever toy she is using.

--She loves picking flowers.  She especially loves picking dandelions.  Every time we go outside, within seconds she says, "Mommy, I have a surprise for you," and  she pulls a dandelion out from behind her back.

--She collects things and stores them in bags.  When she can't find a bag she stores her treasures in a hat.  She has one hat that she lovingly refers to as her "hat-bag-purse".

--She likes to wear necklaces and bracelets and has reached an age where she'll actually keep them on for more than a minute or two.

--She would subsist on carrots and hummus if she were allowed to.

--She is starting to draw a lot more often.  Recently balloons are a favorite.

--She can recognize her name when it is printed (both Lily and Liliana).

--She has several characters that she pretends to be.  The two most frequent are Etta, who rides a horse and Callie who has fuzzy pink and purple hair.

--When she is scared of something in a movie she asks Ish to "protect me of the bad guys".

--When she is looking for Atticus she asks "Where's my Ats-a-bats" and when she is looking for Little Ish she wants to know where her "Ferks-a-berks" is.  She refers to her cousin Percival as her "Herfs-a-berfs".

--She is still tiny enough to front-carry in the Boba carrier and will often request for Atticus to ride in the grocery cart so that I can wear her.

--She is petrified of ants.

--She gives an amazing side eye.

--She likes to play a game she calls "Grape Shoopa" in which she pours water from one container to another.  She will often play this for an hour at a time.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Atticus at 17 months

Atticus is 17 months old today.  I am writing a brain dump of little things that I don't want to forget about him at this age.

--He has lots of words and the occasional sentence.

--He is still nursing frequently, but has started to drink the occasional few ounces of cows' milk.  He calls cows milk "Dada mulk".  When Atticus wants a cup of milk, he asks for a "puck-a-mulk".

--He is so quick to tantrum, and I have to stop myself from laughing at how cute his tantrums are.  He often throws himself on the floor and marine crawls backwards as he screams.

--He loves playing with toy cars and with animal figurines.

--He is particularly attached to a couple of action figures of Mario and Luigi.  He calls Luigi "Weeji"

--Atticus loves dirt.  He earns his baths.

--His nap schedule is erratic, but barring illness or teething he sleeps through the night.

--When it rains, he stands at the door yelling "Wawa" (water) over and over again.

--He loves all kinds of foods except for broccoli. Oh the faces he makes when he bites into broccoli!

--Recently when he bit me on the shoulder he apologized by saying "Na bite. Na eat." and making lots of kissing noises.

--If he spills something, he will gladly wipe it up with a rag.

--He still loves playing with balls.

--He calls Little Ish "brother" and Lily  "Lilla".

--He sings and dances a lot.  Occasionally when I am singing him a bedtime song he'll stop me if I mess the notes up (sometimes by singing the right notes back at me).