Monday, January 18, 2010


Elizabeth likes to talk. A lot. I can't always understand what she's saying, but she's pretty good at making herself intelligible.

Right now, she's in love with names. She doesn't really say her own yet (when she tries, it comes out sounding like "Li-bef"). She has been saying the names of her friends and teachers from school pretty frequently, and she likes to talk to and about her brother, who she calls "Wee-yum." He responds to her calling him by looking up and grinning.

She is also figuring out that you have to talk to the person on the other end of the phone. Over the holidays, we got her to say "Hi" to both Auntie Krissy and Auntie Cara, and this weekend, she actually had a conversation of sorts with her Nonie...if "Hi," "okay," "okay," and "Bye" constitute a conversation. I think she believes Nonie is on every phone or phone-like object; she passed the phone at her Grandmama and Papa's house the other day, pointed and said "Nonie!" and she picks up her monitor when she's on the changing table and talks to Nonie.

The Little Dude is finally starting to sleep through the night again. He's never been quite as good at that as his sister was; he will go for 6-8 nights and be fine, then have 3-5 rocky nights. This time, it's accompanied by better naps, so maybe he's settling into a nice pattern.

He is trying desperately to move and has gotten up on hands and knees. Unfortunately, when he gets up on his hands and knees, he goes backwards and then gets ticked off that he's farther away from whatever his goal was. He prefers to lie belly-down and pump his arms and legs like he's doing the skeleton at the Winter Olympics in hopes that somehow all this activity will propel him forwards.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Still here!

We made it through the holidays successfully. Right before Christmas, we were disappointed to get the news that Logic Sister and her family would not be able to come to Atlanta for a visit since Logic Niece has been very ill. (She is now doing better, but is scheduled for surgery later this month -- prayers, please!) We haven't seen them since their move to Texas and they hadn't yet met William, so...

Logic Boy packed up William and headed out to Dallas for a couple of days before Christmas. Both Daddy and Son had a great visit, and Daddy handled his first solo flight avec bebe like he did it every week.

Our Christmas was pretty quiet. Elizabeth and William aren't at the stage where they want to wake up at 4 a.m. to see what Santa brought, although William still likes to get up at 4 a.m. from time to time to party. Elizabeth seemed to know a little bit about what was going on with Christmas this year: she can say "Santa" and was VERY interested in both her Nativity scene and the Christmas tree. She has been saying "hi!" and "night-night!" and "bye!" to the tree for weeks.

We spent time on Christmas Eve with Logic Boy's parents and grandmother and had a wonderful time. Logic Mom made the fabulous Chocolate-Citrus Cake from December's Southern Living magazine, and it was AWESOME. Even more awesome was the fact that she sent it home with us...yum. On Christmas Day, we had the Random Oenophile and Husband over for dinner, which has become our Christmas tradition. William had a very rough evening, unfortunately, which meant that either Logic Boy or I was up rocking him every 30 minutes or so, but we enjoyed getting to visit with them.

The Grammar Parents came into town on their way back from Peru on January 1 and we had fun with them. Elizabeth is wild about her Nonie, and William had fun sitting on the couch and watching football with his grandpa.

Now we're back into the swing of things with school and work!