Tuesday, February 22, 2011

home again with the kiddos

Nicole's daughter was sick this morning, so I had to stay home with the kiddos.  The girls are currently napping and Zev is watching the Muppet Movie.  So I'm a bad mom.  Sue me.

I have to upload some pictures...we've actually been taking a few.  The girls are getting bigger and bigger.  Well, Meorah is getting bigger and bigger.  Tzelia still hasn't broken 17 lbs.  We did finally switch out the car seats, so both girls are now in convertible car seats.  Still rear-facing, which makes it a big pain to put them in and out of the car, but rear-facing is the safest.  We have the girls in the third row and Zev in the captain's chair in the second row.  Unfortunately we have to use this set-up since Nicole needs the second captain's chair for her daughter when she brings my kids to pick up her daughter from day care on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  It would probably be easier to have Zev in the third row, but that's not an option.  Oh well.

Tzelia has turned into quite the bully.  For a little thing, she has a mean streak in her.  Last night I caught her beating Meorah in the head with her sippy cup, and we have a great video of her beating Meorah with a take-out container.  If Meorah has a toy she wants, she'll just rip it out of her hands.  Meorah doesn't stand up for herself, which she really should learn how to do.  I encourage her to smack her back (ha), but she just sits there and cries, looking for help.

(I really do intervene and comfort her, so don't think I'm completely heartless)

Zev is still working on potty-training.  He's great at peeing while he's at home, but needs encouragement to actually poop in the potty.  When we're out in public, we put him in underwear and plastic pants (pull-ups are too much like diapers, IMO, so I don't use them) and try to remember to bring him into a bathroom every half hour or so.  Its a process....  Its hard for him when he's busy playing because he isn't thinking about it.  We had a pot-luck brunch this last weekend and he did have one accident.  We're getting there.

Yes, we had a brunch.  We have a lot of friends with kids around the same age as ours, so we thought it would be fun to have a bunch of people over with their kids and try to get a regular brunch going.  It was a lot of fun.  Our house was trashed, but it was worth it.  I think we ended up with about six or seven kids, plus their parents.  The kids all played very well together.  Hopefully someone will offer to host another one in a few weeks.

Not too much else.  Just hanging in there.  Every day is like another...which for now is a good thing...

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