Saturday, April 4, 2009

Better than chocolate

That's a pretty bold statement, I know! But I'm telling you, I discovered something this week that is better than chocolate. I call it, siblings getting along and entertaining each other. This yummy treat provides something chocolate doesn't, a break for mommy.

This may have been my favorite week as a mom to date. I'm not sure if it was all that much different than other weeks but there were certainly some noticeable differences.

For one, Turner has all of a sudden really taken off in the communication department. His number of words hasn't increased all that much, but he gets his point across pretty well now. He also now has 4 signs that he's learned - and is actually using- and it all came together this week.

He can say "more", "please", "thank you" and "all done". And surprisingly, that helps us out a TON.

This one has been brewing for a while but this week Turner's run has actually become a run rather than a fast waddle. Some may think this a problem, I think its a great addition because now he and his sister play chase. And I mean they play! And laugh! And run!

Today at the Y, when Steve go done with his work out, he peeked in on the kids at the childcare and saw something super cute. Turner walked over to Olivia and they held hands and jumped (oh yeah, add that to the new list of Turner can-do's). According to Steve they were laughing and both participating. When they got done, Turner hugged his sister and walked away. Then they went back to doing their own thing.

It warms a mommy's hear to hear that they get along and enjoy each other even when we're not looking.
Now, lest you think (or I think) our kids are perfect, during the typing of this post I had to discipline Olivia for punching Turner in the crotch. Luckily there is still a diaper protection there- no harm no foul. Well maybe a small foul.
PS- Thanks Aunt Debbie for the cool Easter package that included the cool glasses!

1 comment:

emme said...

Hey E,
I'm with you on the kids entertaining each other. It's the best thing ever when they play and get along. It makes that second or third pregnancy all worth it!!
your kids are VERY cute!! love you and miss you!