Myra was building towers out of blocks. When the tower fell over, she would say “Uh-oh!” When I said “It’s okay” she answered back “Try again!” I told her she had a great attitude about the situation. She just kept saying “Try, try again.” When I asked her where she got that from she said “Daniel Tiger.” Thanks Daniel Tiger for, once again, teaching my daughter some great life lessons!
Vivian has been starting to stand lately. She stands on me, on the couch, but can’t quite master the coffee table. Unfortunately, she wants everything on it! Sometimes, I see her little fingers reaching over the side, grasping for anything possible! It makes me giggle.
When Myra wakes up in the morning, I usually bring Vivian with me to get her out of bed. When Vivian sees Myra, she starts squealing. When Myra sees Vivian, she gets so excited and yells “Bivian!” They lay in bed together and snuggle for a few moments while Vivian tries to steal Myra’s bear and Myra tries to share her favorite toy. They love each other so much!
We sing songs before bed and, lately, Myra gets off my lap to dance around. When the song ends, she says “One more song!” and continues dancing!
We have been working with Myra on sharing. Sometimes, she struggles when Vivian is using a toy that she claims is hers, so we have to focus on taking turns and that everything is “ours.” Well, I think she wanted to show me that she could do it. I walked into the living room and she had her sippy cup (filled with cows milk) in Vivian’s mouth. She looked at me and said “drink!” It was such a sweet gesture…I almost didn’t want to say no! But I had to tell her that Vivian could only have mommy’s milk so we got her a sippy cup of water. Hey, she tried!
Vivian doesn’t talk much when she is around other people. But, when she sees her sister, dad, or me, she instantly becomes a chatter box!
Myra was building a “castle” and wanted to use all of her blocks. Every time she needed another block, she asked “Where is another one?” We would then search around the living room for any hidden blocks. When she found one, she would say “There it is!” This happened over and over and was the cutest thing!
One of my favorite things about Myra is her love for playing in the rain. She keeps me young and wild. I love that about her.
Vivian waves now. It’s so stinkin’ cute! Her whole arm fails up and down! How is she growing so fast?!?
When Myra has to go potty, she exclaims “potty!” If I ask if she needs help, she tells me “Potty O-nee-self!” (By myself). She goes to the bathroom, takes off her pants and undies, moves the stool in front of the potty, and sits down all by herself. After she is done, she lets me know. I help her wipe, put her clothes back on, and wash her hands. It is crazy how independent my little girl is! Sometimes, it makes me sad because I want to help her all of the time. But it’s cool to see her figure things out on her own and desire to do them!
Vivian has been eating baby food for a few months. Suddenly, she doesn’t want the perfectly pureed stuff anymore. If it’s something she can’t pick up and eat by herself, she wants nothing to do with it! If you have any great soft finger food suggestions, I would love to hear them!
When we tell Myra to shake her booty, she bends over and twists her torso. But her booty is definitely sticking out! She almost has it!
Sometimes, I bring a basket of laundry to the living room to fold while the girls play. Myra sees the basket and says “Help you!” It’s not very helpful so I try to encourage her to play with her toys instead. I say “just be a kid!” Vivian tries to help too…which pretty much means throwing and sucking on everything.
I was sitting on the couch when I heard Roxie’s bowl make clinking noises. Suddenly, Myra ran out to me and said “Feed Roxie O-nee-self!” I asked her to show me exactly what she did. Sure enough, she opened Roxie’s food container, got a scoop of food and dumped it in Roxie’s bowl…all by herself! I know who Roxie’s new best friend is!
They both love baths. When the water starts, Myra immediately strips down and Vivian tries to leap out of my arms. They could play in the tub for hours.
Sometimes, when Myra is having a bad attitude, she will say to me “timeout.” So I tell her she can go to her room and sit for a while. On her way, she tells me “Come get you!” and off she goes. After she calms herself down, I go get her and she says she’s all better! What kid disciplines herself?!?
Vivian loves to play. She has always enjoyed toys, but now, she is non-stop all over the place! I can hardly keep up with her! You know a kid is active when you have to ask your spouse where the baby is!
Myra has a book about a llama in red pajamas that she loves to read before bed. She thinks Emperor’s New Groove is the same llama (in her defense, he does wear red!) so it’s now her favorite thing to watch. Whenever the llama isn’t in the movie, she asks “Where’s Yama Jama?!” When she sees him, she exclaims, “There he is!”
The evolution of Myra saying Vivian:
- Weean Wose
- Bivian (She’s so close!)
I love being able to record these special moments! I’m not the best at journaling about them right away so I forget so many things. That’s why these personal parts of my blog are so special to me.
Do you have some special sibling moments with your kids? What were some of your baby’s favorite first finger foods? I need some ideas!