Thursday, November 8, 2012

20 Months Old

It's hard to believe that in four short months Emily and Kyle will be two years old! They are growing up WAY to fast!




In the past month, Emily and Kyle's vocabulary has greatly increases. They are learning new words and phrases every day. They know too many words to keep track of them all. They are becoming very effective at communicating what they want or need. They have also learned lots of animal sounds. They know a duck says "quack", a cow says "moo", a loin says "roar", a snake says "ssssssss", a sheep says "baa" and many more. 




Emily and Kyle have started to grab someone's hand when they want that person to move and guide them to where ever they want them to go. Kyle tries often to pull me up when I am sitting on the floor and he wants me to sit somewhere else. They also will try to move your legs in they want to sit in your lap but can't with the way you're sitting.


Not sure why the picture is sideways... it won't let me change it :(


Schedule wise, we have eliminated morning naps for the most part. Every once in a while, they will lay down and "rest" for an hour or so in the morning, but most days Emily and Kyle are up around 7:00 or 7:30 am and down go down for naps until 1:00 pm. They sleep anywhere from two hours to four hours, and then go to bed most days around 7:00 pm. We are still eating meals at 8:00 am, Noon, and 5:30 pm, which snacks in between.




Some meals Emily and Kyle are amazing eaters... other meals, they don't seem interested in eating at all. It doesn't really seem to matter what the food it, they just pick and choose what meals they want to eat. Normally two meals a day they are great eaters, and then one meal they just pick at their food. They are always wanting "more"... even if they still have more on their plate, especially Kyle!



Emily and Kyle are seeming to love our new apartment. We have been keeping all of their toys in their bedroom now that we don't have to go up and down stairs to get to their bedroom. They love to fill their shopping carts with toys and push them out to the living room and play with them. They still do a good job most of the time helping pick up toys, and I am loving the fact that most nights all of the toys and picked up and put away in Emily and Kyle's room! They love to run up and down the hall way and explore independently. Because of the set up, we don't have a way to keep the kids out of the kitchen with a gate, so we are working on teaching them to stay out of the kitchen... sometimes they do a good job... and other times... not so much! Emily and Kyle have done a great job of learning where things are and where things go in our new apartment. They know which door is ours in the hallway. They know which bedroom is theirs, which is Mommy and Daddy's, and which is Colby's. They know where our shoes and coats go. They know where their dirty clothes go. They know where their dirty diapers go. They know where they take a bath. And most importantly, they know where the food is!



Emily and Kyle are doing way better with the nursery at church. Since we started leaving them in the nursery, we've had issues with tears. The past few months, they normally cry when we leave them but are fine after a few minutes. This past Sunday and Wednesday, we didn't have any tears at all when Mommy and Daddy left them in the nursery at church! They seem to like our new church and love to run around the church whenever we let them.




We have been letting Emily and Kyle watch some TV. They LOVE Curious George, Cat in the Hat, and Sid the Science Kid. They also love to watch "ball" with Daddy on the weekends. We try to limit their screen time to no more than an hour a day.



As you can see from the pictures, Emily and Kyle love each other. It's fun to watch them care for each other and show each other love. They have started holding hands often and love to give each other cuddles and kisses.



Emily




  • Wearing mostly 12 month clothes
  • Wearing size 4 shoes
  • Emily is starting to loose some of the curls in her hair. It's very curly after bath time still, but when she wakes up in the morning, most of the curls are gone.
  • Emily still only has her four front teeth that are all the way in. She has two more on top in the front trying to break through, along with her 18 month molars.
Kyle




  • Wearing mostly 18 month clothes
  • Wearing size 5 shoes
  • Kyle says "beep beep" when someone or something is in his way. He also says "beep beep" when he wants someone's attention.
  • Kyle has twelve teeth; eight in front and his 18 month molars.

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