Barrett talks mostly in full sentences ~ it's unnerving sometimes because I still consider him a "baby!" He really seems to understand logic and is capable of following simple directions (although he may not actually chose to listen to me...)
He can count to 20!
Kristopher recently taught him to toss/catch a big volleyball.
When he's really happy and excited, he "dances" by running around in a tight little circle while singing and then flopping onto his tummy on the ground and giggling.
|Yum! Cupcakes at Miss Addie's birthday party|
The most common comments from strangers/acquaintences are:
1. "Look at that red hair!!"; and
2. "He's so tall for his age! He's only 2??"
|Reading books together|
He always greets our fish in the pond through the window, and we must tell them goodbye before we leave the house. I think his all-time favorite thing is riding on the "tractor" and Granny and Grandaddy's house in Mississippi.
He weighs about 30lbs and is in the 95th percentile or so for height. I need to look up how many inches exactly...Charlotte weights 20lbs and is also in the 95th percentile for height. Again, I don't remember the number of inches...
Charlotte is like a little parrot and will mimic most words. She consistently says: hi, bye bye, mama, dada, uh oh, night night (nye nye), tickle tickle, all done, and something that sounds like "love you" and "jellybean." Precious girl. The other day, she even repeated Kristopher when he said "see the puppy?" Her first sentence!
She can identify eyes on most of her stuffed animals and on the animals/people in her books.
She is very attached to Jellybean, a little white bunny that Micah's parents gave her when she was born. (bunny wears a pink ribbon around her neck with jellybeans on it. hence her name. we are super-original.)
|Charlotte and Jellybean|
|First steps on her own! It helps your concentration to sick out your tongue...|
|Curled up with her big bunny and ballerina from Mrs. Katie|
1. "She looks just like a baby doll!"
2. "She is so pretty in her little smocked dress! You just don't see those as much anymore." (really?? when did babies stop wearing smocked clothes? if they ever did, we are single-handedly making a large contribution to bringing them back)
|Big girl with her big satin bow!|