Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday Focus- Hercules

Hercules is pretty much nonstop motion these days. He and Tigger like to get into lots of trouble together. They're both in a stage that we call "more skill than sense". They CAN do it, and it doesn't yet occur to them that they SHOULDN'T do it. They're constantly reaching up on counters and tables and pulling stuff that they can barely see down onto their heads. Everything goes in their mouths. Well, except lunch. He's not so much excited about eating actual food lately. He likes to practice with the spoon, but most meals he's not interested in eating by himself or in having me feed him- he's far too cool for that. :)

He's so fair that I rubbed lots of sunscreen all over his head when we celebrated Songkran, and amused myself greatly creating mohawks and fabulous hairstyles. Hercules was less amused.

He very much enjoys being the big boy and likes to help with the babies. He actually did a pretty good job helping to feed Lady the other day, as long as I was right there to supervise. :) He does still try to steal a swig out of the bottles now and then when he comes across one, even though he hasn't had a bottle here in about six months. It's all about taking opportunities when you find them!

Huh? What are you looking at?

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Friday Focus- Bianca

Bianca is really talking up a storm lately. Some of the things she says might be a coincidence, but they are AWESOME conversation starters that make me fall down laughing. The other day my dad brought in the mail and my Entertainment Weekly magazine had come. I could tell there were two people on the cover but couldn't see them so I asked him who they were. He is highly silly on a regular basis and goes, "Oh, you know, it's those Breaking Wind people." (Bella and Edward from Breaking Dawn, of course.) And just at that point Bianca pipes up and says, "OH! You make poopy?" I can't be sure if she was just asking a random question or if they call it that at her house and I keep forgetting to ask. But it made me laugh for a very long time.

She had a lovely time hunting for eggs during our annual event.

There's always somebody who is not happy about playing in water. It's not usually the same person twice- just a stage they happen to be in on that day, and I can't generally predict who it will be. I just know that at least one kid is going to be a little sad and uneasy about the water every single time we play in it. During Songkran it was Bianca. She had a super cute new swimsuit bought just for the occasion and she could not have been less interested in being wet. :)

She's in a very snuggly mood most days. When she first gets here in the morning she usually runs at me full speed so I can pick her up and she can bury her head in my shoulder for a minute. She does it at various times during the day too- I see her coming from across the room and if I don't brace myself we knock each other over. If I don't see her coming it's even worse- she'll sneak attack me from behind and I'm slammed into the kitchen counter with her face smashed into my side.
Sometimes she starts out by asking, "What happen dis?"

And I smile and say " I don't know Bianca, what happened with this?" and she throws her head back and laughs and yells "I WUV WOO" and bodyslams me for a hug.

She is also a killer dancer. I only caught the tail end of this one, but it's still fun. Lots of jumping with wild abandon.

All In My Head

I have written so many witty and cute blog posts lately. In my head. Too bad I haven't gotten over here to actually type them. I'll see if I can get something besides the Friday Focus done each week. Not to mention I've been backdating those as well. Need to catch up!

We celebrated Songkran back in April and it was lots of fun. I did put the pictures on our facebook page but I haven't done any discussing. Besides the fact that playing in water is super cool, I really enjoyed learning a bit about traditional Thai customs from Kanga.

Oh! One of our favorite books right now is Llama Llama Red Pajama and we read it at least four times a week. Right now it's the featured book at Kohl's, so you can get it, another Llama Llama book, or a stuffed llama for only five bucks. I'll probably be heading over this week to pick up a few for my birthday present stash- I recommend you all get one for your kiddo if you don't already own them- Anna Dewdney is a genius and the stories are awesome.

Anyway. I do have fun posts on individual kids rattling around in my brain- they've done some crazy hilarious things lately. Off to download pictures and see what I can done while lunch cooks. :)