1. Sis ate solid food:
As long as she has another spoon in her hand, she does pretty well. Cody says he forgets how frustrating it is to feed a tiny baby--she pushes each bite out of her mouth three or four times before getting about half of it down the hatch. Tonight at dinner we turned to find her leaning over and atually sucking food off of her bib--maybe I should just spoon it directly onto the bib next time. Hoepfully some solid food will bump her weight up a bit in time for her next doctor appointment.
2. Jamesie traded in diapers for dry underpants!
We tried potty training Jamesie 5 or 6 months ago and it was pretty much a disaster. After a while we put away the potty (and the pressure) and forgot about it until after the holiday travel and excitement. This time around (2 weeks ago) we offered one M&M for dry underpants every 15-20 minutes, and 2 for success on the potty. It worked like a charm! Jamesie caught on quickly on the first day and has had dry pants ever since! We started on Saturday morning and he went to church with underpants on Sunday. I am seriously so proud of him. He is dry all day-- car rides, speech lessons, getting Sean at pre-school. Not peeing in your pants is an important life skill, Jamesie, enjoy it.
3. Sean read a book by himself!
Sean has entered the amazing world of reading by himself! He read an entire 5-story Berenstain Bears book to me a week or two ago, and his teacher at school said he's moved on to level 2 Montessori book on his own! It is so exciting to watch his love for reading and books develop into something he can control himself. Last week we read Charlotte's Web together and he loved the rhythm and suspense of a chapter book. We are starting Stuart Little this week, and then we have been talking about diving into either the Narnia or Little House series. I have also been leaving notes for Sean in his lunchbox and on his whiteboards around the house (something like: "Sean-I love you! You are a great reader!") which he reads with ease. The other day I wrote on his board, "Let's go to the store and buy food for s'mores," and he read it without pause on his first try. So we did. He's so awesome.