Lv04's Blog

Just another WordPress.com site

Archive for the day “December 28, 2012”

357/365

Today was the first day we had a lot of snow – over 10 cm. We woke up to a thick white blanket of fluffy snow. I normally do not enjoy winter as I do not look forward to putting on layers of clothing. But for the sake of going outside and playing in the snow, I will do it. And that’s exactly what we did with the kids – we took them out to toboggan. One each in tow. It was a great workout. The kids had a blast and they were rosy-cheeked by the time we brought them back inside.

 

Advertisements

357/365

Today was the first day we had a lot of snow – over 10 cm.  We woke up to a thick white blanket of fluffy snow.  I normally do not enjoy winter as I do not look forward to putting on layers of clothing.  But for the sake of going outside and playing in the snow, I will do it.  And that’s exactly what we did with the kids – we took them out to toboggan.  One each in tow.  It was a great workout.  The kids had a blast and they were rosy-cheeked by the time we brought them back inside.

 

Apple to Orange

People say that once you have your second child, you will inevitably start to compare them.  It is true.  People also say  that the second-born is usually quieter and more patient.  In this case, not true.

When Z was the same age as V is now, he was a lot calmer and not as fully-developed in his gross and fine motor skills.  He was signing more but V understands way more than he did.  Z used to be a terrible sleeper and in fact, he had poorer sleep habits than V does.  At least V will let you know, if you ask her, if she is ready for bed.  And she usually is accurate. At 15 months of age, she drinks liquids from a cup without spilling, feeds herself with a fork and spoon, and tries to dress herself.

It is truly amazing what having an older sibling does to a younger one.  They observe and learn so much from them – even the not so good things, unfortunately.

In the sleep department, V is a much better sleeper than Z was.  It may  have to do with the fact that we sleep-trained her earlier (before 12 months) and it is sticking better.  Naps and bedtimes are never a struggle because she is almost always ready to go to sleep.  We stick to the same schedule as much as possible – 9am nap, 1pm nap, 7pm bedtime.  Works like magic!

Here is the funniest thing about V and her mimicking her older brother – she will stand in front of a potty, stick her belly and groin out as if to pee.  The best part is she lifts her shirt up just like she does.  I wish I had a picture to show you.

Post Navigation