Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Due to the switch-over to a new computer (lightning fried the old modem), and a nasty virus that all 4 of us are recovering from, these photos are a bit late, but well worth the wait!

Here's our Girl at 6 months old with her bear (note that she is still wanting to get that toe up in the air! a budding ballet artist, maybe?):

Sweet little Kewpie Doll:

Both kids in their "matching" outfits! My Boy looks WAY too old to still be in diapers, but he is barely 2 1/2, so cut me some slack! More on his size later...

People often mistake our Boy for a 3 or 4 year old, and seem a little confused when his behaviour doesn't match his size. So, since we hadn't had him weighed and measured for 6 months, I plopped him on the scale, and was astonished at my findings! At 2 years, 6 months, Jack weighed in at 39 pounds and stands 38 1/2 inches. The 97th percentile for both measurements, and also the size of your average 4 year old according to this website. He is a busy, busy, boy, and is still in love with his Thomas the Train, although Lightning McQueen takes a close second fiddle. He is talking like crazy, and saying quite grown-up things, like "Delicious and Refreshing!" (in reference to some cold apple juice), "For Peke's Sake!" (when something doesn't go his way), and "Good Boy, Mama!" when I successfully finish a task, such as loading the dishwasher. He makes me laugh daily.

Our Girl, at 6 months old, is very attached to her Mama, a trait that is common with baby girls at this age, according to her pediatrician. Still, I will be very happy when she finds toys more entertaining than being held in my arms! She is trying to scoot a little now, and we all hope that crawling will come soon. At her weigh in last week, she was 16 pounds 6 ounces, and 27 1/2 inches long, which put her at the 60th percentile for weight (with all of those adorable rolls and chubby thighs, I would have guessed higher!) and the 90th percentile for height. She is a sweet, if demanding baby girl, and we are looking forward to seeing what her personality develops into.


Mars said...

Hi Beth!
How fun to find your blog. Sounds like we both have ourselves some big boys - Charlie was 40 pounds at his 2-year checkup! I didn't realize we both had 2 and a half year olds.
What adorable kids you've got - your daughter sure likes her foot, that was cracking me up! :)
Thanks for checking in!
Marlene Fletcher

joann renee said...

I love the diaper pictures! Especially, for some unknown reason, perhaps the framing of the shot, the one of Jack hiding behind Katie.

Christi said...

Isabella at her 4 year check up: 36 inches and 34 lbs. Wow, he is bigger than her, and with his adult vocabulary, no wonder he is confused for an older child. Thanks for the pictures.

Marie said...

"Good boy, Beth!!" I love your blogs -- keeping us up-to-date with the latest with your little ones. thanks!