Thursday, November 26, 2009

Who loves Elmo? She does, she does

Isabella's been asking for pajamas for awhile now. Long story short, we haven't had any in her current size, and when she saw this at Target, she knew it had to be hers. I was a bit concerned this might turn into a Dorothy costume thing, where she'd refuse to take a bath and wear the thing for nearly a week. Thankfully, I was mistaken. On day three, when I told her it was dirty and needed to be washed, she gave it up for some clean clothes that she picked out.


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Riding in cars

Nothing like free and easy entertainment. I love that Isabella and Victoria don't need money thrown into these cars and music/movement to be entertained. Thank goodness some things are still easy. Saturday was a bit cold and muddy (from the previous winter storm) to be doing something outside, like go to the zoo or the park. So, we were mall rats, instead, for family time.



The girls as roommates

The girls slept in the same room for the first time, for both nap-time and night time sleep, Wednesday of last week. Not sure exactly what the hesitation was in putting them together, a combination of factors really: one waking up in the night and waking the other, no one sleeping with the excitement, having to grab Victoria in another room when she wakes in the night. Both girls scream quite well when they're upset, but Victoria's in her own category of decibels. Good thing, for the most part, Isabella is a sound sleeper. Victoria, not so much. She wakes much more easily, especially in the early morning hours. As for waking in the night for nursing, Victoria wakes once or twice a night these days. Believe me, that has absolutely nothing to do with failure to do sleep training or spoiling her. If you were actually here, you'd see how things go. Anyways, the air in the mile high city is super dry, we haven't hauled out our humidifier yet, and well, Victoria is simply a different child from Isabella. I actually do lay her back into bed awake after she has nursed and she understands it is bed-time. That first day of them bunking in the same room went quite well, and we haven't really looked back since. In fact, if it weren't for company coming tomorrow, I was thinking about putting away our Pack 'n Play.


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Leading by the hand

Isabella took to the idea of taking the idea of holding hands with Victoria and running with it. Victoria enjoyed the chase but not the constant tugging from her sister.


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Scaling the high chair, the littler one


Um, okay, Victoria is clearly the more adventurous one of the two. Over and above Isabella, she is willing to risk the dangerous. Isabella also climbs on to the high chair herself these days, but she is also bigger and older. Saw Victoria climbing up there on her own, for the first time, today, twice. I guess she saw her sister do it over and over again, so Victoria thought it was time to try; and mighty proud she was. Me, too.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Victoria is 18 months old today!


I say this with each passing month, every time she turns a month older; but seriously, I cannot believe the baby of the family is already 18 months old. Not little, no not at all.

18 months later, a lot has changed and nothing has changed. She loves to run. She loves to speak, get excited, yell. When she is excited, she dances. Eats just about everything - curry, jambalaya, yogurt, fried rice, avocado . . . She likes to chew on apple slices for a bit, and once she feels she's gotten enough of the juice, Victoria takes out the pieces she was chewing. She's taken to copying me by picking up miscellaneous items off the floor, like hair, and throwing it in the trash; she's say "diu diao" (meaning "throw away" in Chinese). Still loves to nurse.