Big Mac wanted to see how his eye looked magnified.
Papa reading to big Mac, incorporating some tickles was popular.
Big Mac is enjoying his new reading and writing skills. He still finds reading to be hard work and doesn’t like doing it for long. Writing is more fun.
Here is a drawing he did of baby z in her walker chair.
Baby Z likes to lay her head and say, “night night” on blankets or pillows.
At boondocks for kins birthday. Playing a transformers arcade game.
We made gingerbread.
Sometimes if we want to watch something too scary for the kids we set them up a space behind the couch, they like it.
The aquarium with friends.
These cats are using their broom tails to sweep. Kins art.
A pillow craft she got for her birthday, she really enjoyed it.
She had a good turnout for her birthday party. We had it at home. We made shrinky dink charm bracelets, it was a hit.
Kins wanted to draw starry night, we did an art night and both drew it.
She wanted a rainbow cake. I dribbled colored frosting in several colors randomly across a white cake and then just smeared them around with a knife. Turned out pretty well.
Both reading while I showered.
Snowman building. We have had a lot of snow so far this winter.
My mom helped the kids make felt stuffed bears. It was very fun and we made a few other things too, like this optimus prime doll.
Walked by a window one evening and noticed a very rosy glow, it was because of this stunning sunset.
Baby Z found this doll in a bin and was talking to it and very intrigued.
She brushes her hair often. She also talks on the phone and says hello.
In her walker chair. She is starting to stand on her own for a few seconds often. She enjoys the chair. Sometimes the big kids and her all run around the house playing peek a boo or chase, its cool to see her able to participate in their games. sometimes she walks around outside of the chair but using it as a walker.
There was an ornament on the tree with a picture of kins on it. Baby z would bee line for that ornament and talk to it for awhile several times a day.
Here she is wrapping ribbon around her neck. She immediately wraps any cords around her neck. Babies this age are so scary.
She is only just 17 lbs. If anything a little smaller than Kins at the same age. She crawls very fast and often stands lightly using one hand for balance. She has no interest in holding my hands to walk, she acts like it’s a very weird suggestion and she might humor me and take a few steps that way, but she would much rather get down and crawl independently. She won’t take too long to start walking, maybe in the next month.
She is my koala bear. At her happiest being toted around by me or tim. She melts down at the suggestion of going to anyone except my parents or laura, and even then, she demands I take her again if she sees me. She will hang with gma happily for awhile if she doesn’t see me leave, so at least that’s handy. It’s not convenient, but it is sweet, and I savor our close bond. A year from now she probably will want a lot more independence, so I am enjoying how much time she wants to spend snuggled up to me right now.