Jason's vocabulary has really taken off this week. I wrote a list of all the words I can think of that he says. Okay so some of these only I - the mom - could decipher, but I'm counting them anyway. I put an asterisk by the words that Lily says too.
Roar* they were both roaring back at the lion today (at the park by the zoo - they couldn't even see him0
Coco (their friend Charlotte's nickname)
Gaga (grandma.. he said GRANDMA once)
hoo hoo hoo* (as in the sound a monkey makes - complete w/ hand signals)
Oh* (as in the cereal)
Squirrel (more like Quirrel)
school (we watch the kids go to school in the a.m.)
Hi (Lily only... apparently Jason is more formal w/ hello)
Up* (Jason recently changed his to Uppy)
Mow* (as in mow the lawn)
Wee (for the slide)
Neigh (for horse)
Turtle (said this clear as day today)
I think that's a pretty impressive list... not that I'm biased or anything.
Lily amazes me w/ her level of concentration, determination and her daring. She will sit and work on something for much longer than I would expect someone of her age to sit and do something. She will try and try. She is definitely the daring one right now. The first to climb the jungle gym, the first to go down the slide by herself, the first to try to go off a 3 foot drop feet first. She's trying to do the stairs like a big girl... forward and stepping up instead of crawling. She's such a little peanut, but she definitely doesn't let it hold her back.
We had a decent day today... this our last full day without Tom... I decided that I needed to start going to the gym even if I miss the class I wanted to take b/c the kids needed their morning nap. So today I just went and did the elliptical and some weights and took a shower in peace.. not hurrying so I could eat lunch and get stuff done before the kids got up. It was great and just the break I needed. I also rescheduled my training session for next week... yeah. It will be nice to have a plan as to what to do while I'm there since it looks like it will be a while until I'm able to reliably hit the classes I want to hit. :)
Now if I could just figure out why they are still waking up at night.. we had about a week of NO waking and it was FABULOUS!!!!! I guess I probably just have to wait. :)