March 20, 2013

Wow! It's been a while. That seems to be how journaling goes for me, though. I kept journals starting in middle school, all the way until I was 20 or 21 and the frequency of my writing always seemed to ebb and flow.

The kids are doing great. Audia is officially 4 and a half this month, and we had her last parent teacher conference a couple of weeks ago. Miss Lacey had nothing but good things to say about Audia, including that she is one of the most advanced in the class both academically and socially. Her favorite area in the class room is the free art area, she's very eager to help both her teachers and classmates, and she has multiple friends of both genders.
In other news, Munchkin is still huge into superheroes, specifically Iron Man and the Silver Surfer these days. She's become a much pickier eater, though it's pretty mood-based so she will be fine with something one day and not want it at all the next. Thankfully we haven't entered "I'll only eat Kraft mac and cheese, peanut butter sandwiches, or hot dogs" territory. And while of course she and Cal have their moments of sibling rivalry, all-in-all she is a wonderful big sister, regularly playing with him, checking on him, reading to him, and just generally including him in what she's doing. Cal is one lucky guy, that's for sure!

Cal is 21 months now and a whopping 30 pounds. I'm not sure of his height but I do know that while he is a 2T for length, he is still in 18 months for width. He is still sweet as can be, loving to snuggle and cuddle and give kisses and hugs and whispering "I love you." But despite his inherent sweetness, Callen is definitely entering 'terrible twos' territory lately with regular displays of independence and defiance. He throws tantrums in a way that Audia never did, throwing himself on the floor, kicking and screaming when something really sets him off. His favorite word these days is "STOP!" which sounds more like "DOP!" He is still HUGE into wheels, which I have a feeling will never ever change. His favorite vehicles are buses, which he loves to watch through our living room window. He also love nails. The first thing he wants to do when he wakes up in the morning is go down stairs to the living room and sit in my lap to look at nails on my phone. He'll hand me my phone and say "Nails! Nails, mommy!" So we'll flip through instagram photos of manicures, and he'll double tap the ones he likes to "heart" them. He adores and looks up to his big sister in a way that melts my heart. He wants to do whatever she's doing, and I am so grateful that she embraces that (most of the time.) They are so lucky to have each other!