Ian's reading skills are developing in leaps and bounds. Every day he is amazing with his new ability to read words he's never seen before or read entire books. It's like a little miracle watching your child learn how to read. I just know a whole new world is opening up for him now. It also means that Heather and I can no longer spell things in front of the kids. Ian's starting to be able to listen to the letters we're saying and put them together correctly to understand what we're talking about. The kid is smart.
The potty training goes extremely well. In fact, you could almost say we're done. Emma has been in "big girl" underpants all this week, and the number of accidents has been very small. I think I can count how many times she didn't make it to the bathroom in time on the fingers of my hands. Emma has done a fantastic job. We're all very proud of her. Of course now we all have to job to attention when Emma yells, "I HAVE TO GO PEEEEEE NOW!" Which isn't so bad, except Emma appears to have a bladder the size of pea. Oy! This is the polar opposite of her brother, who can go hours - maybe even days - without peeing.
Zoe is quite possibly the cutest kid on the planet. She loves to eat new things - no, she demands to eat new things. It can be frustrating at times. But then she smiles at you with those cheeks and you forget the frustrations. She is getting even better at standing and furniture-walking, but she is hesitant to try walking on her own. Even if Heather or I are holding her hands, she still prefers to crawl. She's just too damn good at it.
I've just posted some new photos of the kids in the photos section of the site. Here are some sneak peaks at what you can find:
Me? I am busy at work and home, but still trying to get in a little movie watchin' after hours. Heather is becoming a certified eBay junkie while she settles into a new Pilates routine that is making her feel and look great.