Letters, Words, and Phrases

Alex and Dom

Alex pulled out the 1st chair and the cube for a table, and then Dom joined him. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Today was a good day for reading, working on the alphabet, and saying more phrases. At dinner the boys did a great job recognizing their lower case letters and knowing what sounds go with them–though p/q, b/d/h, and o/e/c are some of the tougher ones. Dom and Alex also really enjoy naming everything around them–especially in the morning right after waking up. They tell us about the beds, blankets, dogs, door, walls, ceiling, etc. as we walk to the living room, and they aren’t happy until we repeat the word so they know we understand what they are saying.

The boys have been working on expanding their words and phrases. During the morning, Dom told me,”bear… big bear,” and after I repeated what he said (acknowledging I understood), he ran to get my big white bear to show me which one he was talking about. Alex also told me about a “tractor” though I had a little more trouble figuring that one out, and so he went and got the tractor to show me and repeat the word. I love how earnest they are about wanting to be understood and that look like all is right with the world when Puck or I acknowledge we understand.

Later, Alex found a big blanket on the sofa and told me “big blanket.” Then he grabbed my robe and said, “blanket”, but I told him it was a robe. Next, he ran over to the towels sitting on the recliner, grabbed one, and said, “robe.” I told him it was a towel, and then he checked to make sure that I agreed that all the other ones on the recliner were towels too.

At dinner, Dom came up with a new phrase and showed off his new possessive skills at dinner: “Dada bowl” (pointing at Puck’s bowl); then, “Mama bowl,” “Dom bowl,” “Alex bowl.” They’re starting to piece together words, and they experiment with indicating different people. Interestingly, they still don’t use the word, “Mine.” Before bed when Puck asked whose turn it was to brush teeth, instead of clamoring for it to be their turn like normal, the boys ran to hide by sticking their bottoms in the air, and Alex declared, “Dom turn.” Such cuties!

Cars, Soccer, and the Water Table

Dom and Alex playing soccer

Alex (navy shirt) goes for a kick. (Oct. 1, 2012)

In the morning, the boys played with their car park and another car ramp for a long time, and at one point we set up a little circuit in which each of us had a particular job to keep the cars moving. Dom would (slowly) guide the cars down one set of ramps to the car park’s elevator. Then I would raise the elevator so the cars would dump out on the second story of the car park, and Alex would send them down the car park’s ramp into line for Dom’s ramp.

In the afternoon we went out back to play. Alex likes to pick the low-hanging grapes when we’re in the backyard, but he doesn’t try to eat them fortunately. (They don’t taste good and have lots of little seeds.) One of their main activities was experimenting with their water table. Eventually they each picked up the side of the water table and tipped it all the way over in two pieces (it was made to come apart in two pieces). They had fun climbing onto the upturned pieces too.

Dom and Alex playing soccer

Dom and Alex both go for the ball. (Oct. 1, 2012)

Alex and Dom playing soccer

Look at those soccer players go! (Oct. 1, 2012)

I cleaned up a partially deflated ball, and Dom and Alex had a great time kicking it back and forth for a quite a long time. I was very impressed at how well they did, and they had a lot of fun.

Pounds and Inches

I actually managed to get the boys to stand still on our scales today, and they each weighed 30 pounds. We measured them later, and Alex was 3 feet tall and Dom around a 1/2 inch shy. (The doctor’s office had measured them at three feet at their 2 year appt., but that’s not what we got when we measured them at home.) We have to watch them when it is time to measure though because they like to stand on their toes, and they love to be measured.

Other Tidbits

  • In the morning Alex was our snooze button from 6:30 until 7:30 like yesterday–not crying, just occasionally saying, “Ahhh,” so we knew he was awake. How do I know it was Alex? At one point around 7 or so he said “Alex big.”
  • They took a long nap from around 12:15 or so until a little after 4 when we finally woke them up. During their long nap I got lots of cleaning done here and there: moving more dissertation books back out to their shelves and cleaning up various areas–like my bedside table and the floor in front of the back doors.
  • When Dom was upset and crying because either he wanted a toy Alex had or Alex had taken Dom’s toy today, Alex gave him the desired toy several times. It was very sweet of him. Dom did the same a couple of times too.
  • Dom and Alex helped with the laundry again today–loading towels in the dryer.
  • I had a nice evening with Puck, and he made us some of his delicious spaghetti-squash spaghetti which the boys really like too. We also had lots of extra food.

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