:: Barrett eats pitted black olives by poking his finger through the hole, wiggling his fingers around with an olive on each one, and then eating them one at a time. I don't know how he learned to do this, but I think it is so funny.
:: When I put on Barrett's socks, he says "bye toes!"
:: Barrett has mastered counting to ten and now we're working on the alphabet. His favorite letter is B, of course, but he also likes A and R (do you detect a theme?? Thanks for the name puzzle, Aunt Kim!). We are making progress, although sometimes, he just calls every letter "B."
:: Barrett can correctly identify eyes, ears, nose, mouth, head, hair, arms, feet, and toes. He's also pretty good and basic colors: red, blue, green and yellow.
:: He is really into bunnies right now. His favorite book is "Bedtime Bunnies" (a library book; I hope he is not so attached to it by the time all the renewals run out!), he loves his bunny slippers and snacking on cheddar bunnies, which are just like goldfish, but shaped like rabbits.
That reminds me -- I should DVR Max and Ruby for him. That's about bunnies, right? It would give me a much-needed break from of Blue's Clues...
When were were visiting Kristopher's grandparents, Barrett had the opportunity to pet a REAL bunny up close and personal, but alternated between chasing the bunny as it hopped around the house, undoubtedly in search of shelter, and then scurrying away when it started to hop towards him.
|PLEASE let me pet the bunny!?|
Wait, get that away from me!!!
Once they even honked at him, which was thrilling. Or maybe they were honking in protest, because that was the day they picked up the four foot high pile of sheet rock, lumber, bathtub, crushed up tile, etc, from the bathroom remodel. Hm. We'll just say they were honking at Barrett.
|Sitting up, in her christening bonnet. Look at all those pretty baby rolls!!|
:: When Barrett observes this, he runs up and lifts his t-shirt for you to also blow raspberries on HIS tummy, then he and Charlotte both giggle at each other.
:: Charlotte loves her giraffe, Sophie, and uses it like a giant pacifier. I think she is teething.
|Charlotte, with her two best friends, Barrett and Sophie|
|Sophie, come back!|
:: One night when I was short on time, I tried to bathe the kids together by putting Charlotte in her bumbo in the bathtub with Barrett. This was a bad idea (obviously, in hindsight...) because the bumbo wants to float. Now I still bathe them together, but I put the Charlotte's baby tub in the big tub with Barrett. Much better. Why didn't I think of that first?? Sometimes you can't see the forest because of all the trees.