Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Amelie Writes Her Name

This is a few months old (I think) -- high time this milestone is documented on the blog!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

James Walking

This is a video of James the first time he was really walking at 14 months. It was the Saturday after Thanksgiving, when we were in Conway for Sam's grandma's birthday party. He'd taken steps, but this was a huge jump, and then after that, he was just toddling around all the time, no big deal.

I also like the video because we can hear Amelie's sweet voice in the background. It's gotten more mature since then.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Window Art

We have window crayons, which the kids love.

They wash off pretty easily, but it does take a lot of water and window cleaner.

It's worth it.


One of my favorite things to do is shout, "Why are you coloring on the window?!?" Amelie has wised up, though.



Maybe someday I will get tired of the automatic google GIFs, but today is not that day.

Friday, April 18, 2014

It's finally starting to look like spring

Some photos from Shauna's phone (since I'm still having technical difficulties). We went to the park! And we're all read for spring.

Thank you to Aunt Tara for the lion hoodie for James! (And I grabbed the wrong one for Amelie - it's what James is wearing now, but it was a present from our friend Melissa W two years ago!) Just a little small :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Hat

James protests the tyranny of pants. He did bring me this hat and request that I put it on him, though.


Wednesday, April 2, 2014

18 Months Old

James is a year and a half old!

We had his 18-month doctor's appointment a little bit ago.

Vital statistics (percentiles calculated with this chart):
Height: 31 inches (15th percentile)
Weight: 23.6 pounds (20th percentile)
Head Circumference: 48 centimeters (58th percentile)

Sam and I sat down to make a list of words that James could say before his appointment, and we had to keep adding to it throughout the week. I guess that means James is starting his big language leap already after a long period of just having a handful of words. He's making some two-word sentences, like "I stuck!" and "Dada, sit!"

Nouns

Dog
Nana (banana)
Bubble
Cheese
Mama
Dada
Boop (book)
Ball
Kix
Baba (baby)
Mouth
Teeth
Coat
Sock
Sandbox
Ca (car)

Verbs
Go
Come
Sit
Up

Interjections
Uh-oh!
Thank you!
Bye!

Adjectives
Mine
Stuck

Signs
More
Nurse
No
All Done

Here's a list of the body parts he knows:
  • Mouth
  • Teeth
  • Head
  • Ear
  • Eye
  • Cheek?
  • Belly Button
  • Foot
  • Nose
  • Head
And some other things James is doing right now:
  • Running everywhere (it's especially fun to run away from Mama)
  • Climbing
  • Trying to jump 
  • Copying everything Amelie does
  • Looking through books
  • Throwing things
  • Dragging his baby doll everywhere
  • Directing where everyone should sit
  • Pretending to eat and pretending to feed us
  • Dancing
  • Singing (he tries to sing the alphabet with us and says "Whinny Pooh Whinny Pooh" whenever Amelie sings the song)
  • Absolutely insisting upon using a fork and spoon (I may or may not have put a bite-size piece of pizza on a spoon the other day.)
Here's the link to Amelie's 18-month appointment for comparison purposes: http://babybuffaloe.blogspot.com/2011/12/18-month-doctors-visit.html

I took pictures, but they're stuck on the camera. I'll update when I can get them off.

UPDATED!









Monday, March 31, 2014

Snowsuits and Things

More fun animation from the Google team:



It's blurry, but I liked the contrast between Amelie in her snowsuit and James in his diaper and sun hat. He stayed inside.

Thanks for the 4T coat, boots, and snowsuit, Nana Jana!


Wearing my mittens gives Amelie giant hands!