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― The Uncanny Frankie Valley (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 11 November 2011 18:42 (ten years ago) link
Ava (6yr 9mo) is still a voracious reader - just stacks and stacks of books, I can't keep up with her. Tallulah (just turned 5) is finally getting the hang of the reading/writing thing and actually shows signs of understanding arithmetic better than her big sister. Ava is in Year 2 at school, Lulu is in Reception; both full-time now, on packed lunches (the canteen lunches really were not working out for Lulu - she wouldn't try anything), so they're out of the house 8:40-3:30. Which is...very strange but very good, I think.
They play together fantastically well - building entire cities, giving every minifig a character, etc... Ava is currently obsessed with Hong Kong Phooey (Honk Honk Phooey as little sis calls it) after we found a VHS tape in a charity shop and made/designed a 50-page book with different kung fu moves on each page ("sossidge", "bendy legs", "geser"... "What's 'geser'?" "A mix of "magic fingers" and "punch mushene" for when you have TWO robbers." OK...). Lulu is much less of a tomboy, swooning over dresses and princessy stuff (though we do NOT indulge her much).
Lulu is going through an ultra-disobedient, reckless phase, especially at bedtime. She's so hilarious and disarming it's really hard to remain stern with her (or it is for me) but she's seriously needs to cut a lot of that stuff out. Ava remains queen of whining and sulking.
― Michael Jones, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:15 (ten years ago) link
Oh, and they're still pretty small. Can't fight the shortarse Irish Galvin genes. Ava's best female friend is the tallest in her year, so they look ridiculous together - like a 10yo and a 4yo have decided to hang out. Lulu may end up a bit taller. Oh, and we got chicken pox out of the way in May. Shame that their faces will always show some evidence of that... :(
― Michael Jones, Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:22 (ten years ago) link
Abby (13 months) has really started to stand and walk in the last week. For the most part last night that's all she wanted to do. She'd stand herself up, scream really loud, and take 5 or 6 steps forward. Repeat until tired, look at a board book for a while, get up and do it again.
I'm worried about her not having teeth yet though.
― kashi west: late vegetarian (rustic italian flatbread), Tuesday, 15 November 2011 12:40 (ten years ago) link
2 1/2 year old going through a (slightly creepy) polite phase. "Shall we listen to music, daddy?" "May I touch this, mommy?" "Kind of think she's putting us on.
― tylerw, Thursday, 17 November 2011 16:03 (ten years ago) link