We are officially closer to two than we are to one, and that makes me a little sad. With that said, though, I really loving this age!

Gross Motor

Although they were both ABLE to before now, they are finally both excited to climb the stairs alone, which my arms, hips, and back all appreciate. Miles has been walking to and from the car (to daycare) by himself, so at least now I’m only carrying one. And, super cute-ly (yes, cute-ly), stops at the curb and waits to hold my hand and then stands by the car while I put Abby in. He throws a ball to us. Abby isn’t throwing balls, but happily throws her cup on the floor, so I suppose that counts. Also a new favorite – jumping in the cribs. Miles is also a huge fan of dancing (video to follow).

Fine Motor

Both are getting better at feeding themselves. I’d say they still prefer to eat with their hands but both can scoop (or stab) food off of the bow/plate by themselves and make it to their mouths. On a rather hilarious note, read this post about Abby copying me if you missed it. Scribbling still isn’t a favorite past time, but at least they are doing it. They prefer to take blocks in and out of the container or take them apart vs. build with them, but you know, sometimes you choose your battles.

Speech and Language

Always my favorite part. Both have been CHATTY CHATTY CHATTY. We still can’t understand most of what they say, but they still seem interested in saying it. And it still sounds like German.

Word lists:

Miles

  • mom (ma, mama)
  • dad (da, dada)
  • cat
  • “here” (doo, da – at least we think that’s what he’s saying)
  • tickle
  • more (muh)
  • hi
  • hot
  • dog
  • again
  • want it (we think)
  • paci (sigh – he says “ma”)
  • ok
  • go
  • that (da)
  • uh oh
  • cookie
  • here you go

Abby:

  • mom (ma, mama)
  • dad (da, daddy)
  • hi
  • up
  • yay
  • high five (a-da)
  • done
  • go
  • hot
  • dog
  • ok
  • tickle
  • “here” (a combination of syllables that I can’t remember now but always stays consistent)
  • more
  • cookie
  • e-i-e-i-o

We are finally figuring out a few body parts and clothes too. Both give me their feet if I ask if they want me to take off their socks. Miles can go get his shoes. Abby will point to her nose and both will show me their feet (not in relation to socks). I still sing the slightly obnoxious bath time song every night to reinforce it. I’m hoping to hear some animal sounds soon. And finally both are moving up to the toddler room at daycare mid January, which I am excited about because they follow a more structured schedule and actually begin to teach things.

Picture time!

We both win
We both win
  • Miles wants to be a nudist
Nakie boy with socks
Nakie boy with socks
  • My dad brings back the ultimate Throwback Thursday
Blast from the past
Blast from the past
  • Abby reads
This is how I do it
This is how I do it
  • Abby thinks regular hats are for losers
Hi, I made a sock hat
Hi, I made a sock hat
  • And shows off her cracker and burka
There are no words for this
There are no words for this
  • Miles hits the road
Get outta my way!
Get outta my way!
  • All that driving makes him hungry
Don't fall in the bag
Don’t fall in the bag
  • We had to take a pic of Abby’s Turkey Day outfit
Gobble Gobble
Gobble Gobble
  • Daddy puts balls in Miles’s shirt (because, why not?)
Muscle boy
Muscle boy
  • Abby attempts to wake up after a nap
Streeeeetch
Streeeeetch
  • Mom shops till she drops
Shopping makes me tired
Shopping makes me tired
  • Miles has a Santa belly
HO HO HO
HO HO HO
  • This is how we shop (Miles found the bag, handed it to Bryan and said “doo!” (here)
These are mine
These are mine
  • Daddy gets Miles dressed one morning
Do these pants make my butt look big?
Do these pants make my butt look big?
  • Abby chills on the stairs
Hi!
Hi!
Grandpa bears
Grandpa bears
  • AND, I get an early Christmas present – a triathlon bike!
Mama gets a new ride!
Mama gets a new ride!

Videos! Miles rules them this month. Abby hasn’t been very happy with the camera, but you can usually see or hear her in the background

Miles Dances:

Miles Talks About an Important Meeting:

Miles Reads:

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