Sorry it has been a month since I last posted. I try every week to catch up with life in general, housework, schoolwork, laundry, appointments, etc. I feel every week like an utter failure in most areas. How do you work and and do all of this? The one area I feel succesful...I am home with my children and I am loving it!
The babies/ toddlers are growing up right before my eyes. Maryanna, who once was the tantrum queen, is now the most pleasant child ever born. If I had to take one with me anywhere, it would be her for sure. She is loving to almost everyone and she used to not let anyone but me touch her! Wow what a difference. We take her "baby" blanket with us when we leave the house, but she only uses it in the car, mostly! We she does drag it along, we wrap it around her neck like a long scarf! It is so cute when she can barely see! We all are enjoying her more and more everyday. She is signing and saying words. Some are clear some are not. She is talking, but she says what she wants to say, when she wants to say it. She does not talk all the time! Maryanna is my climber! This morning I found her strattling the top side rail of her crib! I am running out of time before the wild things are loose!
Cliff, what can I say but he has not only my heart but everyone's that he meets. He still has his thumb and in it goes whenever he is apprehensive, tired, or mad. Oh, and mad he can get! He seems to freeze up when he is mad at me. Won't walk, won't move. He will comply but he makes sure that I know that it is under duress. With two sisters, he is exposed to all kinds of toys, but thank goodness he loves balls, cars, and tools! He is obsessed with hanging out with the guys too! He talks, but we can only understand 10% of it. He will repeat what we say and that is when we can tell what he is trying to say. He smart though, he loves those "find the pictures" in the Highlights magazine. We have a book like that too and he can show every missing picture and wants to do it agan! He gets so excited that he claps for himself!
Macey says every word that she hears. She is litteraly practicing words that she knows! I think she said "baby birds" fifty times today before naptime! She says about three word together too. She has become the most head strong child. She tells us exactly what she wants and if she does not get it... she screems, throws "baby", and falls to the floor. Yes you heard me, she throws the precious baby that she has been carrying around about 18 months! I dread the day she looses it.
I took away almost all snacks and now everyone is eating great. More some days and less others but finally eating regular meals!
Macey tell us when she has pooped but I am going to wait a few more months to jump into potty training. Maryanna tells me sometimes and Cliff ALWAYS says NO and smiles that "melt your heart" smile. He may never care!
Here are some pictures that we took at Sears. It was a better experience but I still don't like their group shots. I guess it is just their age. See them all on ShutterFly!