Monday, January 01, 2007

New Year's Eve Review

New Year's Eve - 11:35 p.m.

Am I at a party? No.

Am I drinking champagne? No.

Am I dressed in formalwear? No.

I am a parent of 17 month olds. I just finished putting Caroline down in her bed, and now I'm watching "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" -- with the volume muted, of course.

I realized that I haven't done an update on the girls development in quite a while. Like many parents who blog, I use this blog as a future baby-book for the girls, so it's important to occassionally update what they are doing developmentally.

So without futher ado in the final 25 minutes of 2006, here is a recap of what Katherine and Caroline are doing as of December 31, 2006:

  • Walking, running, climbing, and falling. Their favorite furniture to climb is the sofa in the family room.

  • Climbing the sofa.
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  • Riding their "Little Moose Mountain" cars around and around the house.

  • Pushing each other around in their "Little Moose Mountain" cars.

  • Fighting for toys when they think Mommy and Daddy aren't watching.

  • Fighting for Mommy's purse.
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  • Hugging each other when they realize Mommy and Daddy ARE watching.

  • Hugging each other after fighting for Mommy's purse.
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  • Saying the following words, among others: "Kitty-cat", "doggy", "more", "all done", "no", "stop it", "yes", "WOW!" "YEAH!"

  • Dancing to every song their hear.

  • Dancing to "Ring-Around-the-Rosey" with each other and with Mommy and Daddy

  • Holding hands in preparation for dancing.
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  • Favorite Foods: Cheerios, Kix, Cheese, Mac 'n Cheese, Fruit (all kinds!) and Teddy Grahams.
Snacking on Teddy Grahams
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