Thursday, August 23, 2007

Almost Square!

Max had his 3 year checkup this morning with the pediatrician, and is doing very well! The doctor said he is right on track with his language skills. Max was quite inquisitive with the stethoscope, blood pressure sleeve, and even the doctor's pen in his shirt pocket!
Here are his stats: (He was actually weighed and measured on an adult scale!)
35.5 lbs, 75th percentile
40 inches tall, 90th percentile

We (the doctor and I) had a little potty training pep talk, so hopefully we will see some sort of progress on that soon. No pressure, but when Max shows awareness of BM's, it is time to get him seated! So, the training of the Mama and Dada as well as the boy begins.

Max is completely normal with the tantrums and meltdowns we have been experiencing lately. He is getting to the age that he thinks he can do more than he actually can, thus the temperament switch on occasion. 'This too shall pass!'

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Charlie is 1!

Charlie had her 1 year checkup with the pediatrician today. She is in great health and is doing very well with her verbal skills for her age (she can say kee-kee, doggy, and dada), and is already cutting her 18 month molars (she is so advanced!) ;)
Here are her current stats:
Height: 31 inches - 95th percentile
Weight: 20 lbs, 15 oz - 50th percentile
Head Circumference: 46.7 cm - 90th percentile

She's nothing if not consistent!

It's Birthday Time!

This past Saturday we hosted a birthday party for Max and Charlie. Max is just starting to understand about the whole birthday thing, but Charlie was just wondering why all of these people were in her house!

Max got really excited come cake time. He was laughing and couldn't wait to tear into that cupcake. Charlie, on the other hand, had no idea what was going on. Look at the sullen, lost look on her little face!

'Yo, Max! What are we supposed to do with this thing?'

'Lick all the fwosting off, Chahwee, then eat the cake!!'

'How's about I just feed it to Dada? He really seems to like it!'

And this is what a sugar crash looks like:
Most of his friends had left by this time, and poor Max was in need of a bath and his comfy bed!

Our thanks to everyone who came and helped our little monkeys celebrate their big days!

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Closer... closer...

We have carpet!!!
The carpet is in and Dada is working on getting all of the trim installed. The kids slept in their new rooms last night and had naps up there today. Dada and I got to sleep in our own bed for the first time in 3 months!! Oh, so much more comfortable than the couch and the cot.
Dada is still working on finishing the last of the trim and all of the nail holes need to be filled, but at least they are up there! Seriously, we can't express how excited we are to have them in their own rooms. Max's book shelf and bean bag are up there, and soon Charlie's furniture will be up in her room. Then, my sewing space! Woohoo!

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Oh my are we in trouble...

Charlie has been very good about showing us where we had become lax in our baby proofing, and here is yet another example of her getting into things before I am fully prepared. Luckily Dada had put the kid-proof doorknob covers on the exterior doors to keep Max in. We didn't realize Charlie would be testing them quite this soon!

Check out the huge grin on her face as she reaches up!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Who is that girl?

The kids and I spent the afternoon at Grandma and Grandpa's house, and while Max was napping Charlie had the opportunity to explore. She quickly found Grandma's mirror and started kissing the baby she saw looking back at her. Adorable!

Hey, there's a Mama in this mirror too!

(I love the hand on the mirror in this one)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Naked Max

Oh my! Hard to believe almost a month has gone by since my last post! We have been very busy here in the Meier household. The kids rooms upstairs are very close to being move-in ready. I have been doing some seamstress projects that have been fun and taught myself some techniques that came out very well (and have inspired me to make a few things for myself!). Max has finished his summer preschool sessions and anxiously awaits the real thing to start in September. We are ramping up for the kids birthday party coming up in a couple of weeks.
Here are a few pictures of Max from a couple of weeks ago - Dada was letting him run around naked in the back yard to see if we could make him more aware of the 'pee-pee feeling'. Pretty funny to have the occurrence surprise him! He would just stand there and stare at the puddle on the ground. We would ask him, 'Did you go pee?' He just looked at it like it had appeared from outer space or something. Anyway, we got some super cute pictures of his skinny little body running around playing.

Then when we came in the house we just wanted to do a quick cleanup before dinner:
Hands and feet please!