Friday, February 27, 2009

Growing...

Why do they have to grow up so fast?? This morning Logan woke up, apparently earlier than he really wanted to, climbed into my lap, and fell right back to sleep. Myra was sleeping, so I got a chance to snuggle my little man while he snored away. I was thinking about how small he once was, and how he's just going to keep on growing up. Some day he may even get to big for snuggles in my lap. Fortunately, that day isn't particularly soon. Still, they are growing like crazy, are my little ones.

Logan is my boy genius. He is still working on his verbal skills, although his vocabulary is quite good for his age, and he is beginning to construct sentences that actually make sense. He even occasionally throws in an article or pronoun, just for fun. His true prowess, however is with numbers. He LOVES numbers. He can count to 400, both forward and backward starting with any number you give him. He also recognizes numbers written, and can build them himself from the individual integers. Next step - Calculus. He is also very physically able. He jumps and climbs everywhere. Thanks to our friend Elmo, he's learning to hop on one foot. He also loves music and quickly learns any song you present to him. He even has a pretty good sense of pitch. Myra is also making leaps and bounds. I had forgotten how quickly they grow at this age!! She has nearly mastered sittingand is working hard on forward propulsion. She rolls around pretty much wherever she wants to go, but scooting is still just moving her backwards. She holds herself - briefly - in a standing position when you put her there, but isn't pulling up yet. She also has 3 (Yes, 3) teeth. They showed up all at once. She is really enjoying eatingand tries to make off with anything edible (and sometimes not!) in reach. She isn't a huge fan of pureed foods, but loves soft chunks of stuff like bananas and cooked veggies. She does love yogurt though and goes crazy if I'm eating some and won't share. She'll even happily down pureed food, if it is mixed into yogurt. Sweet potato yogurt with cinnamon is her favorite. Don't knock it if you haven't tried it! She is starting to sleep in her crib more during the day, which has been nice for me. Of course, right now she's crashed out on my shoulder, but it does happen.We're trying to "teach" her some self soothing skills, and if you catch her at just the right moment, she'll fall asleep in her crib by herself. Hopefully she can grow up to be a better sleeper than Logan, who requires much parental intervention before those long-lashed lids even think about closing.

3 comments:

Varina said...

Logan looks like a blond Bob Dylan in those sunglasses, and Myra kind of looks like a monk in that first one (probably because she's bald). Anyway, I agree with her, sweet potato-cinnamon yogurt sounds pretty good.
PS: I'm trying to compile a monkey-themed CD for Logan, although so far I only have two songs.

Sarah said...

They're both just so adorable. I don't know how you put either of them down all day long. They look like they needs lots of kisses on those cute cheeks!

Janene said...

They do grow up so fast! I love the picture of Logan sleeping at the table! That's a keeper. By the way, did you cut your hair? I thought it looked cut today...What's the scoop? If so, you need to post pictures! :)