Monday, November 29, 2010

Catch up on the Boys

1. Liam can walk...kinda! He usually just takes a few steps at a time then looks around as if to say, "Yep...I'll just crawl-that's easier." He has taken up to 5 steps at the most. Probably won't be too long before he can run!

2. Case is talking clearer and in complete sentences now sometimes. It's amazing the changes.

3. Case can hit a ball with the bat. He can throw it up and hit it OR hit a pitch. Can you tell this unathletic mama is impressed?!?

4. L Child is adventuresome...which is a nice way of saying he is into everything! He is much more curious than C was at this age.

5. L Child also throws himself (literally) into anything he is wanting (or at something he wants). For example, if he wants to get down, he just bails out of your arms. As a result, we've learned to be quick! I'm wondering if personality trait will follow him all through life....hmm.

6. Case loves the space of the new house. He rides his bike around. Sometimes with his helmet on like a racecar driver! In the pictures below, he rode his bike to the "store" to get more "candy" then to the laundry basket and told me that he was hooking the train up. Then Liam and Case "rode" around in the choochoo.

7. Can you tell Liam likes to do whatever Big Brother is doing?

8. I played Red Light, Green Light with Case tonight. Liam joined in the fun by standing up and touching the wall. Then once Case started running at a green light, Liam would take off crawling as fast as he can go (which is extremely fast) then he would collapse on the ground with laughter. So funny.

9. Case is a backseat driver. He tells us what the traffic lights are and when we should go. He does the same when he is on his bike. He will stop at the imaginary traffic lights and wait for them to turn green.

10. Case and Liam love each other. Case is usually so helpful with Liam - getting his bottle or finding a toy for him. Liam just wants to play with Case a lot. I can't wait until Liam calls Case by a name. I love watching their relationship grow.

New House

We are all moved in! Now to unpack...

Liam Eating

So L Child is beginning to eat a little better...and he loves to feed himself. Can you tell?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Moon

In the car, Case and I talk a lot about the sun and moon. Recently, in Earth Science, I got to do a cool activity with my students involving moon phases. The students "act" out the different phases of the moon. They learn the cycle of the moon, how to tell time using the moon phases, and why there's phases in the first place. I learned quite a lot from this activity as well - I never really understood the moon phases before. Later this semester, I'm hoping to expand this activity to involve the topic of tides. I can't wait!

That being said, I look forward to when Case is old enough to do this activity about the moon phases. He is very interested in the moon now so I try to encourage his scientific spirit. I started pointing out if the moon is "full" or a "crescent" as to which he replies, "No Mama, the moon is white and cold." It's funny to me how at that age, many times, he can't fathom something being many things at once.

Deep Questions From Casen

1. After touching my legs, Case asks, "Mama, have an owie?"
Nope, I just need to shave. Badly.

2. After Josh and I took the kids to my school for Homecoming on Saturday and eating pancakes: Case asks me where I'm going on Monday morning. I reply, "I've got to go to work today." Case asks, "Mama, go to work and eat pancakes?"
My first thought: I wish.
My second thought: My kid thinks that's what I do all day at work. Eat pancakes. "Who cares about chemistry?!? There's pancakes!" (Said in my best Seinfeld voice)

3. After our discussion about how the sun is hot and when the sun goes down, it's not as hot: Case asks, "Moon is cold then?"
Smart kid.

4. As soon as Case is awake, he asks to watch a "B" which means TV (and no, we haven't tried to correct this yet, don't judge : ). Josh always replies, "You can watch a B when Baby takes a nap (and Daddy naps too)." Case replies, "Baby tired? He go to sleep now?"
Again, smart kid.

5. A hip-hop song comes on the radio, and Case asks me, "That angry song?"
After other similar questions about different genres of music, I realized that if it's a loud, fast song that means it's angry to Case. I guess that gives me a glimpse into the emotions of an almost-3-yr-old. He has begun to attach words to his feelings.