A couple of vids, just for fun...
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Sorry we've been slackers! We bought a shiny new computer, and the Mom has been waiting for the Dad to transfer files over and set up this wondrous new technology machine. We'll finally be able to edit our HD videos and other cool stuff!
Here's a couple of close-ups to tide you over!
Posted by Boston Chef at 3:56 PM
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
The poor boy looked like Chucky from Child's Play. Crazy, uneven, worst bedhead imaginable. We just resisted for so long because we wanted him to have Fabio's luscious locks. Okay, just kidding, but we didn't want him to have a buzzcut either. Ava's hair is in better shape since her ringlets hide the fact that her hair is uneven. Plus we didn't want to have 2 kids melting down at the salon. And there was no way in hell I was going to do this alone, so I dragged the hubster and Ava along (so she'd be familiar with the place.)
We went to Snip It's in Millbury. It's a kids' salon with huge molded plastic characters, TVs, toys, etc. And the stylists there are more like commandos. Colin's hair was cut in 2 minutes flat...nice and even and handsome. However, within those 2 minutes, Colin went through 5 different emotions: HAPPY (not shown)
But, then it was over and we were all smiles!
Posted by Boston Chef at 7:11 PM
Thursday, August 5, 2010
So here's a surprising update to the twins' Early Intervention assessment: Colin doesn't qualify! He tests at, above or just slightly below his age in all areas. At this point, one would have to test 6 months behind in one area to qualify. However, Ava will be receiving services through the KDC for her expressive language. Her receptive language was just fine -- she understands most of what we say in an age-appropriate manner. She just doesn't say much. What she DOES do, is hold up items for me to tell her what they're called. I think she's storing all this information and one day will just blurt out full blown sentences. I'm not worried at all about her, in fact, I was hoping that one of them would qualify so that we can get a professional out here once a week to monitor both of them...it's another adult for me to talk to once a week which helps my noggin. They will also go to the KDC once a week for a playgroup.
On Thursday, we checked out toddler lapsit storytime at the Charlton Public Library...the twins did quite well. Although, when Miss Molly asked if they would like to read a book, Colin yelled, "NO!" Which brings me to the real point of this post -- Colin's words.
This past week he learned "NO", which has been great (not!)
Here are his other fave words with his pronunciation:
He has more words, but those are the favorites!
Posted by Boston Chef at 12:26 PM
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
This past weekend, we visited Papa and Nana down in North Falmouth for a bit of sand and more sand -- all up in baby crevices (ears, noses, fingernails!) They hadn't been to the beach since last year when they were blobs in their stroller, so this was a good time. What better way to wear kids out than to make them haul pails of sand around?
Papa was on water duty and he quickly made Colin a prisoner by filling the hole he was sitting in with said water. This is a good thing because Colin just likes to run. Away. And he doesn't look back.
Ava loved the itty bitty waves in the sheltered little harbor inlet that was our playland. She wanted to play with the big kids who were hunting crabs...and not just hermit crabs, but blues and spiders too!
Super happy Ava
Posted by Boston Chef at 7:29 PM