Saturday, October 06, 2007

The kids - update


  • 6 and a half and nearing the end of Year 1.
  • Has lost three "baby" teeth - one almost a year and a half ago (and it has come out twisted), and the two bottom front ones (one is starting to come through).
  • Current obsession (for it does not come in small doses): Ben 10
  • Has almost finished his first two piano books. Still has trouble remembering notes but can play simple pieces with both hands fairly satisfactorily.
  • Hopefully is nit-free at last.
  • Is currently reading "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" on his own after demolishing the first one in four weeks.
  • Talks incessantly.
  • Likes music (of any kind, really).


  • 2 years and 8 months.
  • Not really obsessed with anything, unlike Dante.
  • Pretty good at kicking a ball around. Can throw and catch okay, too.
  • Still has his anti-convulsant medication twice a day.
  • Talks fairly well, still having trouble with is L's. e.g. "Baby Law-a" = "Baby Elora".
  • Has the most delightful, infectious laugh and isn't afraid to use it.
  • Knows how to manoeuvre furniture to get to things, whether it be chairs or tables!
  • Adores his sister and is starting to get better at not squashing her.
  • Looks up to his big brother and copies everything (good and bad) he does.
  • In the process of toilet training, and doing very well.
  • Naps once a day, usually around 2pm for two hours (or more) at home.
  • Loves his toy doggy.


(Picture taken from a video, hence the poor quality. Will try to get a better one soon).

  • 7 and a half months.
  • Has two bottom teeth, very quickly getting bigger and bigger.
  • Sleeps through the night most of the time. Sometimes had trouble getting to sleep by herself and screams the house down (until I give in).
  • Can get around on the floor pretty well, by rolling and pushing herself backwards (the toys get further and further away).
  • Likes to stand up a lot (being supported).
  • Can sit for small periods of time unsupported.
  • Is currently doing that hands-and-knees-rocking-back-and-forth thing. (Precursor to crawling)... so funny to watch!
  • Loves eating cruskits and bread, and pretty much anything else. Tried ricotta cheese for the first time today. Loved it.
  • Has the most incredible ear-piercing shriek/squeal thing which is not limited to when she's upset. Sometimes she does it for fun (judging by the cheeky grin she gives).
  • Is the cutest girl on the planet :)

1 comment:

Shanathalas said...

You have a gorgeous brood there. I'm sad to be missing them growing-up :(