Tuesday, September 30, 2014

This morning when they woke up...

I walked in to wake them at 7, but they were both mostly awake. 

Before I could say, "Good morning!", Ismael jumped up in his crib and yelled, "Olaf!" While pointing at the Olaf poster on the wall we had just put up the night before. Carolina, nearly simultaneously, says, "Super Carolina, Super Carolina, my sister, Super Carolina has a teddy bear named, Fluffy."

And then I realized Ismael had peed out of his diaper and soaked the sheets. Again. 

And scene.

Friday, September 26, 2014

How he says "yes"

Mel's acknowledgment of the affirmative went from months of "ok" to "sh-yah". So it's like living with Spicoli from Fast Times at Ridgemont High. 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Early Halloween

There's no school today for Rosh Hashanah and so, this afternoon, the kids are excited about the soon-to-arrive Halloween costumes. They are walking around the living room with bags, yelling, "Trick Or Treat" and then picking up small toys and such and asking me to put them in their bags and say, "Happy Halloween."

Mel has picked out his pumpkin shirt to wear and matching socks. 

Happy Halloween, a month early, indeed. 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Mel's talking quickly

All morning, he's been super chatty. Carolina as usual, was very chatty on the walk to school. Usually he's quiet on the way home, but today, he was "wha dat?" about everything. Every sound and thing he could point at. 

I'm usually great at translating what he's saying but his sentences are longer and faster and I'm not catching everything. Case in point with this short conversation earlier:

Him: chewcheew owlbort

Me: (puzzled look)

Him: chewchew owlbort

Chew chew owl-bort

Me: Again but more slowly. 

Him: Chew-chew awl bort

Me: Oh! Choo Choo! All aboard!

And scene.

Monday, September 8, 2014

First day of Kindergarten

Carolina was very excited to go to school at her new school today. We all brought her to school and her brother and I walked to pick her up. She was all smiles both times. 

At the end of school she told me, "Mommy, it was great. I did art!" Then she told me all about a new song they sang, art work they did, playing outside at recess (only big kids get recess, she said), eating lunch in the gym, and how third graders told her and other kindergarteners they couldn't use a twisty slide. "Third grade boys are silly."

She also never asked, or missed the direction, where the bathroom is (so she held it and we rushed home), and missed having a nap. When she and some other kids told Mrs Rodriguez they used to have a nap at school (because they were all tired, she said) the teacher laughed and said they were silly. 

So, my princess fell asleep just before 7.30 tonight. Poor kid. 

She's so excited to start taking the bus tomorrow!

Thursday, September 4, 2014


And so it beings... Mel isn't taking C's pushiness any more and has started to, actually, push back. Occasionally, I've notice in the past two weeks, there has been pushing or light hitting back and forth. 

So, when they both need a break, Mel goes in his crib and C is in my room. Everyone back to your corners, now come out fighting!