2015 was a year of firsts. First birthdays, first teeth, first steps, first words, first stitches. As we begin our adventures in 2016, these spunky 21-month-olds have a LOT to say, and they are ALWAYS on the move. It’s hard to believe that at this time last year, they were still working on sitting up and crawling. They were JUST figuring out how to hold their own bottles. Bottles?! WOW. Time flies. Before we take a peek at what mischief Henry, Jack, and Sophie are currently making, let’s take a look back. A retrospective, if you will.
One year ago:
It hasn’t gotten any easier to get pictures of all three of them together, but at least they can get up and down off the couch by themselves. And most times this doesn’t result in stitches 🙂
Favorite Past Times: Drawing, Mixing, Cooking, Sliding, Wagon Riding, Cleaning, Shape Sorting, FaceTiming, Taking Out the Trash, Bouncing, Cuddling, and Splashing in the Tub!
Favorite Past Times: Climbing, Bouncing, Cleaning, Climbing, Sliding, Wagon Riding, Climbing, FaceTiming, Sorting the Laundry, Throwing Away the Diapers, Taking Off his Clothes, Bouncing, Jumping, and Splashing in the Tub!
Favorite Past Times: Singing, Reading, Playing “Row, Row, Row, Your Boat,” Hiding, Twirling, Taking Care of Baby, Swinging, Tackling her Brothers, Talking on the Phone, Bouncing, and Splashing in the Tub.
A Few of Our Favorite Things: Lights, Dinos, Fisher Price Little People, Cell Phones, Our Wagon, Our Laptops, Elmo, Mac ‘N Cheese, Shape Sorter, Cardboard Boxes (they make great boats!), Flash Cards (calm down, people, these are just cards with pictures of things they know on them), The Zoo, The Natural History Museum, Singing*, Basketballs, Soccer Balls, Baby Dolls, Stickers, Monkeys!
*Our favorite songs of the moment (the list is long, so it deserves its own section): “We Wish You a Merry Christmas,” “The ABC Song,” “Moon, Moon, Moon,” “Tender Shepherd,” “Jingle Bells,” “Rain, Rain, Go Away,” “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring”
Christmas lights, headlights, overhead lights, lamps, they don’t discriminate. They are ALL wondrous. And these kiddos are finally starting to learn the difference between “On” and “Off.”
It’s never to early to start chores.
Here they are “cleaning.” Can you find Jack?
This is what happens whenever he hears the word “dinner” (or “breakfast” or “lunch”). I guess it’s a useful skill?
A typical Saturday
And lest you think they are always helpful and never mischievous, I am here to set the record straight. They ARE toddlers after all.