Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Quick notes...

December has finally arrived and with that I anticipate a few ornaments crashing to the floor, the possibility of our tree being pull over and of course Kaitlyn's new dress shoes being worn faithfully to bed each and every night! It's a delightful time of year and I confidently say that as I am thrilled to report each of my children are entering into new phases of their personality...a softened phase for Kaitlyn and a real tender phase for Dylan. Goodbye pushing, shoving, and finger pulling and hello to polite, yet opinionated, and loving Kaitlyn. She is full of conversation from the moment the sun comes up til the stars dance in the heavens above. Some noteworthy highlights of late:

Kaitlyn is about 97% potty trained. We occasionally have the mishap on the floor in front of the potty...I can only guess she didn't pull herself up in time-I don't know as she likes her privacy. She abruptly lets you know with her hand up to you...'Stay Away'. Ok, I saunter back to whatever the task is at hand and wait for her declaration "I went pee pee Mommy" or a frustrated cry indicating she really needs some help. The latter is not always met with grace. The poor girl can be on the edge of a major meltdown due to frustration with getting her panties on or trying to turn the water off...ask for help? Oh no, that would conflict with her fierce independence. FYI, we sent her for a night at Nana's Potty Bootcamp (our mother-in-law...she was animate about getting her potty trained) and she came home like a big girl.

Dylan is the hugging type at this moment in time. He just loves his sister and finds ample opportunity in the day to go up to her and place his arms around her, then let go and carry on his business. Yes, I melt each time I see this. No, it will never get old. He also does this open mouth kissing business...ask for kisses and while it's not an on cue thing, he does eventually find your mouth, centers his in front of yours and like any good Hollywood smooch, leans in for a big one. I can't get enough, it's really darling.

Of course I could write so much more as the details on these two kids would fill twenty novels alone...but as always, time doesn't permit!