Three isn’t a crowd- it is perfect!

20 Jan

So, while I wasn’t looking, all the kids grew up a little.

Bronwyn, who has previously run screaming from anything even remotely resembling a letter, can recite and recognize all the letters of the alphabet, as well as writing a handful of them.  Mostly the ones that are found in her name or Holly’s name.

"From Bronwyn To Holly"

She has also decided that she is old enough to dress herself.  This has been a LONG time coming (she is 3 1/2!), but I never expected how it would play out.  Bruce’s sister Marlys bought all the girls in the family the same set of purple penguin socks for Christmas.  Cute, right?  Except then she also picked out 2 identical pairs in kids’ sizes for Bronwyn and Holly.  So, needless to say, Bronwyn hasn’t taken them off yet.

I also rearranged their dresser to accommodate for their size discrepancy.  Now instead of pants in one drawer and shirts in another, pants and shirts for Holly go in one and same for B.  So, Bronwyn has started choosing her own outfits to wear too.  And, I must say, she is pretty good at it.  It helps that nearly everything is matchable, but she definitely has an eye for coordinating colours and fabrics.

Making "words" with her magnetic letters!

Holly continues to amaze me with her language skills and cooperative nature.  Last week we were at the library and the health unit was there checking everyone’s teeth.  Holly jumped right onto the table and opened wide while the hygienist counted all her teeth, and looked for cavities etc.

This morning I found her in the living room carefully drawing “H”s all over her legs with magic markers.

Holly- classic!

Josselyn continues to surprise me.  It isn’t like she is a miserable baby- she just knows what she wants and knows how to get it.  For instance, if she does not want to be left alone in the living room for a few minutes, you will hear about it!  She will eat all manner of food if it presented in small chunks that she can feed herself, but only certain foods she will allow you to feed her off a spoon.  She gets herself from one end of the crib to the other, rolling and scooting to get where she needs.  She experienced her first episode of NOT being fed in the middle of the night- I’ll keep everyone posted on how THAT goes!!

Basically, Josselyn is a perfectly pleasant baby when it suits her.  She gives up all manner of smiles and coos and babbles to friends and strangers alike.  She is extremely social and prefers to be out than napping.  Which is helpful to our schedule!

The best part about Josselyn so far that I can see, is the look she gives to Bronwyn and Holly when she catches them looking at her.  It is such a “please please please like me I will do whatever you want if you will just smile at me” expression that breaks my heart.

Has a death wish when it comes to Lamby- she can't keep her hands off him!

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6 Responses to “Three isn’t a crowd- it is perfect!”

  1. joan January 20, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    using a cookie sheet for magnetic letters! that’s genius!
    love all the pictures too!

  2. Natalie January 20, 2010 at 11:05 pm #

    Thank you Bronwyn for singing ABC for me today (I have recorded your most original version). I think Bronwyn was saying today on a voice mail that she liked her magnetic letters/numbers and is counting…now I see the pictures and this confirms it.

    amazing idea on the cookie sheet for sure…

    …great pictures and descriptions. Great update. 🙂 Natalie

  3. Elaine January 22, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    great update. can’t wait to see the live version in a couple more weeks!

  4. Elaine January 22, 2010 at 9:47 am #

    oh, and where did you get Tonka wrapping paper? LOL!

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