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Monday, August 03, 2009

Word Fun & More

Benjamin is doing so well with picking up new words. The other night, I said "be careful" and he repeated it. When I was sorting through the 6-9 month clothes for Nicholas, he picked up a sleeper and said "Mommy, it's a towel." I told him that "actually, it's a sleeper" and he repeated the word. And it's so cute. He also told Jon the other day what sound Jon's coffeemaker makes. :-D

And he has finally said Ella and Nicholas (Nikas). :-D And he likes to say "Ella, come!" He also said our names too, but he still uses mommy and papa.

Ella also has been saying a lot more words. She was playing peek-a-boo with Nicholas and saying "dee-bo". She also talks to Nicholas in a baby talk voice. She talks a lot, but I don't understand most of what she's saying. Ella seems to be more physical - she has learned to jump and Benjamin is still working on that. Ella doesn't quite know her colors yet either - just a few of them. Benjamin seems to know them more. Both of them will repeat us when we say the alphabet. Both of them will tell us that something is "mine" or "my (insert any item you can think of), including saying "my turn" - that's more Benjamin than Ella though. Both of them like to say "Aki's baby" a lot. A friend of ours, Aki, has a baby, James, and ever since Jon took them on walks with Aki around Greenlake, they like to say "Aki's baby". We went to a BBQ yesterday at Aki's place and I told them - there's Aki's baby and they were looking like they weren't too sure about that. :-D

Nicholas has said "dadadada" and Jon had to say to him "actually, I like to be called papa". He also says "ma" but usually when he's upset about something. He's 5 months old now. I need to upload pictures of him on his 5 month birthday. I have uploaded family pics onto flickr though - www.flickr.com/photos/heathercim. These pics were taken by our friend Kelly. We were selected to be profiled in the next multiples newsletter for our city so we needed recent pics of our family!

There were a couple nights that he slept for 8 hours, but he hasn't done it since. He slept pretty good last night in comparison to other nights, but he wakes up at least once in the night (around 1), then again around 4:30-5. Since it's been so hot here, I've been feeding him to keep him hydrated instead of just offering the pacifier. However, Nicholas is a BIG thumbsucker. I foresee problems in getting him off that thumb. Actually, sometimes, it isn't just the thumb - he sticks that whole fist in his mouth!

He's gotten up onto his knees a little bit and a couple times onto his feet while on his belly so he has his butt up in the air. He really loves it when his siblings talk to him because, you know, they are just so cool!

Well, that's it for now.

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