Friday, May 12, 2017

For similar reminiscent days

Dear Maya and Emi,

Today's post has some really funny lists that I've been compiling. It also has some really pretty photos that I haven't blogged yet. It doesn't have a whole lot of the usual "what we've been up to" stuff because we haven't been doing much to report. Basically you've been doing well with the potty (Emi) and with your reading and writing (Maya) but you're both noisy and bicker a lot and keep us on our toes. The good news is that Grandma and Papa Stan are moving near us in a few weeks!!! Hooray!!!

Emi, here are some of the funny things you mispronounce:

  • Pattycake (pancake)
  • Skabetty (spaghetti)
  • Violence (violets)
  • Craptor (tractor)
  • Blueberry eyes (Googly eyes)
  • Banarina (ballerina)
  • Jaclyn (jack-o-lantern)

Emi, here are some of the awesome words and phrases you use correctly:

  • Crescent
  • ""
  • Celebration
  • Emi--"I want (to be) a astronaut."
    Me--"Do you even know what an astronaut does?"

Emi, you talk constantly lately, in long winding sentences that go all over the place. You sometimes even use these words that you don't understand:

  • Habitat (Thanks Lin Manuel Miranda on Sesame Street)
  • Fictional
  • Fictional pineapple (what???)
  • Location

Maya, you've been incorporating these words into sentences lately, and very well I might add:

  • reminiscent
  • similar

Maya, you've been singing a lot lately, too, including:

  • 76 Trombones
  • Everything from Mary Poppins

Maya, I'm kinda glad you still mispronounce things so I know you're not ALL grown up, like:

  • togever (together)
  • Octover (October)

Okay, it's time for bed. Love you both!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Pottying, dancing, and jumping

Dear Maya & Emi,

It's spring break! I don't even know how I'm managing to find time to post this, but I have a backlog of photos and stories waiting to get out so I feel I!

Soon after the last blog post, we went cold turkey with your potty training, Emi. The first week we were lucky enough to have Grandpa here to visit--the extra eyes to look out for the 'potty dance' and extra person to sit with you while you were trying were much appreciated! It was rough once he left. Then the next week went much better, and now this week we're back to some accidents again. But you have got #1 down pat and also never have accidents in bed so we can't complain too much.

We celebrated Baba's birthday the second weekend of April. With the potty training, mommy didn't even get to make homemade carrot cake like always, but we bought him one at the store and added some star sprinkles. You both made him the nicest cards, too! Too bad we didn't get more photos.

Next was Easter weekend! We went to visit Nanny and Poppy on Saturday to celebrate. The two of you danced your hearts out to the oldies music on the player piano--Emi, you often shook your tush during the fast songs and cracked us up; Maya, you embodied a ballerina during the ballads. So fun!

Thanks for the cute little chickies, Auntie Bobbie!

On Easter morning, the bunny left you guys a note that said there were letters inside some of the hidden eggs. It said that you had to unscramble the letters to form a clue for your big surprise. Maya, you needed some help to decipher that it said "OUTSIDE." When you both ran out to look, there was a new indoor/outdoor trampoline waiting for you! What an awesome Easter surprise for you two as well as for mom and dad (as it really tires you both out!)

Thanks to potty training and a bit of a cold for you and mommy, Emi, the only fun outing we've managed for spring break was going to the park on Monday. Otherwise we've run some errands, hung out in the yard, played on the trampoline inside and outside, and watched She-Ra (yay!)

Well, mommy needs some sleep! Love you both!