I was tucking Jackson into bed the other night. I had my hair in a bun and he asked me take it down. I did and he said, "You look more like a Wendy like that."
His new thing is to request an appetizer before dinner, "something like goldfish crackers". He also likes to ask me for a snack and when I say, "what would you like?", he usually replies, "something that's not good for me."
Kira has started calling me "Mommy." She's been calling me Mama for quite awhile. So, now it's Mama - just day to day. Mommy when she's being sweet or sad (very staged). And sometimes, I get to hear "MOM!!!" screamed at the top of her lungs - when she wants something or when she's had all she can take of her brother.
She's really into make-believe play, lately. She was playing in Jackson's police car. She got out and came over to me and did the sign for work. I said, "Oh, are you going to work?". She nodded yes, got back in the car and said "Bye -bye!".
She rarely uses her big high chair. (She usually sits in our Ikea chair that pulls right up to the table.) I have the high chair set really low, because she likes to climb into it. She put her baby into it the other day and started saying, "bites? bites!". So, I ran and got a baby spoon and bowl from the kitchen. She fed that baby bites for 10 minutes.
On Friday, I was working in the kitchen and heard Kira singing, "row, row, row." I looked over the edge of the bar and she had her new bunny, a duck, and her baby all lined up. She would sing and then clap and shout "YAY!!" and then hug them all. It also sounded like she was trying to say "good job" which is what I always say to her.
She has also mastered the art of "please." She LOVES Blue's clues. We don't have cable, so we check "bloo bloo" out from the library. The other morning she wanted to "atch bloo bloo." I didn't know that Derek had taken the dvd back to the library. So, first she says "atch bloo bloo." I go to check the spot, no bloo bloo. "I'm sorry, baby. I don't have Blue." Then she points to the spot on the shelf where it SHOULD be - "atch bloo bloo atch bloo bloo". "Baby, I don't have it." Then she just throws her head back, "P-e-e-e-e-e-ase!"
Luckily it was a storytime day, so we headed straight for the dvd shelf at the Library. I handed her the dvd and she said, "Ah bloo bloo!". Crisis averted.
Kira is also now saying, "NO." And she means it, believe me.
Jackson just blew through all of his milestones so quickly. It is so much fun to watch Kira's skills develop, especially her language skills. Jackson went from babbling to complete sentences in 2.5 seconds. Actually getting to appreciate each little unfolding piece of a new skill is such a blessing.
And finally, some pics just because. (Super windy day at the park a couple of weeks ago)