Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Documenting the Kids

Owen @ 5 1/2 years
  • totally into Ben 10, the TV show -likes to "play" Ben 10 "Mom - you be Gwen and I will be Ben"
  • when 'calling' it, must say the following "I'm Ben 10 - called it - lock it in my pocket"
  • working on the behaviour required to earn DS play time
  • learned to ride a 2-wheeler without any adult help and has not looked back once
  • learned how to fix the chain on his 2-wheeler when it falls off from going too fast
  • gaining a bit of freedom in the neighbourhood, can cross the street on his own and go to Jackson's without adult supervision (mama still watches from the window though)
  • is super helpful and sweet with Isabelle - most of the time :)
  • has decided that toast is his favourite food and has eaten 8 pieces for breakfast two days in a row in the last week
  • favourite saying "Prove It". Here is a conversation we had on the way home from TBall last night:

Owen: Can we get a donut from Tim Hortons please?

Me: You played great tonight buddy! Sure, you can have a donut or you can have the Kit Kat you bought at the snack bar. But only 1 - you have to choose.

Owen: Donut please!

Me: OK. You will have to eat it in the car on the way home. Bella has a sore belly and I am not going to get her one. Please do not tell her that we went to Timmys.

Owen: Why not?

Me: Because it will hurt her feelings.

Owen: Prove It!

Isabelle @ 2 1/2 years

  • remembering to use the toilet most of the time - only wears pull-ups to bed now
  • likes to wear a "princess dress" every day
  • says "I not a buddy! I a girl" when I say "Hi my little buddy"
  • is doing the same puzzles that Owen did at this age: 20-40 pieces. Now we have 2 puzzle masters in the house
  • can recognize most of the letters in the alphabet and has an association for each one: O is for Owen, I is for Isabelle, M is for Mama, D is for Dada, G is for Grandma, P is for Papa, N is for Nora and Nana, U is for ung-brella, V is for guitar (and then mimics a person playing a violin while singing plinky-plinky-plink)
  • enjoys playing games with Owen; enjoys doing anything with Owen - she idolizes her older brother
  • loves to tell knock knock jokes that she hears Owen telling. Most recent favourite"

Bella: Knock Knock

Me: Who's there?

Bella: Boo

Me: Boo who?

Bella: (laughing) I don't peek owl.

(The original joke was made up by Owen and is quite clever: Knock Knock Who's There? WhoWho Who? Sorry, I don't speak owl. He does another joke about a ghost which is where the Boo comes in - Bella has just combined them into her own joke - gotta love that!)

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