Sunday, October 4, 2009

Time Flies

I've been a very bad blogger lately - there's just not enough hours in the day for this... I'll try to be better, I promise.
So, what's been going on in the last month? Tons.

The boy is absolutely thriving. He talks nonstop about the strangest things. I actually had to google a bunch of his behaviour because, well, I've never had a 4 year old before and did not know if this was normal.
For example: His answer to my question of how his day went, would be: I was running, and BAM, went into the light and cut my finger off. It bleeding so I had to go to the hospididdle.
(Me:) What? When? (Cooper:) Yesterday - I had to go on the helicopter. (Me:) Really? Who drove the helicopter? (Cooper:) Me.
This is an everday occurance. Sometimes, there's fire involved, sometimes the police come. But he's dead serious when he's telling these stories and there's a lot of hand motions and expressions. According to everything I've read, he's very normal and has an active imagination. Whew! He's one crazy little boy.
Otherwise, he's playing soccer at school and loves it.

She's also thriving and doing very well. She's in the midst of potty training and we're discovering that she has tremendous will. She's perfected the phrase "NO, I do it" and will scream if she doesn't get her way. We're working on that, but again, I read that that's normal 2-3 year old behaviour. She plays well at school and per her teacher, she is not aggressive so she's pretty easy to manage. She loves computer time at school the best and now she's in dance (ballet and tap) - yeah, I know, she's not even out of diapers yet. I was guilted into enrolling her by the dance teacher who said, but all the other little girls are in it and she always wants to go... blah, blah, blah. Hmph. I didn't start dance until I was 7.

They're not perfect though.

About 3 weeks ago, they were playing in Cooper's room, right after their bath. Cooper went downstairs and said Look Papa! I could hear Jim say, Oh wow, go show your mom. I was upstairs and feared what was coming. My instinct was right. He came in to our bathroom, his hands and legs completely covered with blue and green markers. Then Kara cam in right behind him laughing away, looking just the same as he did. They both went right into the bath again.

2 weeks ago, I heard a lady downstairs (we were both upstairs). I went running downstairs and saw both kids on the sofa laying on their tummies talking to Jim's cell phone. Someone had climbed up, got Jim's blackberry, somehow dialed 911 and put it on speaker phone (which was at least nice of them). The lady on the phone was saying, Hello?? Hello?? 911 Dispatch, what's your emergency?? Kara was squealing with delight and Cooper was trying to talk to her.

Oh the fun toddlers bring...
Here are some updated photos.

Jim and Cooper on bumper boats

The Coopster posing

Cooper bossing Kara, Look this way - you can see how well she listens to him!

Kara trying on her Halloween costume, a fairy princess - she finally learns to pose! The little beauty in the bath


Carrie said...

Loved the update. They sound like they are doing great. I love Cooper's stories. They are much more creative than Sam's. His usually involve a dog biting him.

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness they are cute!

Chris said...

Adorable! My son also likes coloring himself with markers (although it's usually on his face) and then looking at the work he's done in the mirror. Luckily they're all washable markers. I can't believe they called 911. That's something that's funny to talk about after the fact!

Troy and Rachel said...

They sounds very normal! Daniel is very much an "I will do it" and "I'm first" guy right now. Sometimes you can really work that to your advantage!

Great photos!