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November 19, 2010

Fab 5 Friday

(KNOCK ON WOOD as I type this…) the girls have napped well, eaten well, and played well this week…and that makes this mama feel so good! I’m very thankful for another fabulous week!

1) The girls are getting pretty accurate with naming their colors. Over the last week, Baby B has started pointing to things, saying, “Color!” which I figured out means she wants to be asked what color something is. (And she only does that when she knows the right answer!)

2) I stepped a few feet away from the girls’ highchairs to fix their cups of milk. Baby B finished her fruit before her sister. I observed Baby A give Baby B a piece of banana, and Baby B said, “Thank you!” of her own accord.

3) Baby A can count to 10! I count aloud all the time…steps, cups, blocks, books, cars. I knew the girls could fill in the blanks when I paused, but Baby A has started reciting her numbers unprompted, seemingly talking to herself. So cool!

4) I introduced the girls to red kidney beans last Friday, and they’re hooked. They have asked for them at least once a day, every day since!

5) The girls have been talking about a number of songs from the children’s CD we’re listening to this week. The funniest is when they volunteer (at some pretty odd times, at least to me), “Found a peanut!

(And on a non-baby-related note, Hubby and I stole away after the girls were in bed on Friday night [safe in the keeping of a trusty “house sitter”] to eat at our favorite sushi restaurant. Due to a number of factors, we hadn’t been out to dinner in about three months. It tasted soooo good!!!)

6 comments:

Beth said...

Yay! for a great week and Yay! for a good date night! It often get pushed aside and delayed, but I'm so happy when we get a chance to just be the two of us and go some where that people take care of us.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

So glad you had a good date night!

I love the unprompted sharing and thank you :)

Red kidney beans are some of my favourite things. Not only are they SO visually appealing but they taste good too. How did you prepare them for the girls? Usually I do a chilli con carne (not for them, for me!) or a lovely tomato pasta sauce with the beans!

reanbean said...

Sounds like you've got some great stuff going on. What CD are you guys into these days? We need to add a new one to our collection.

My guys (especially Buba) LOVE beans. It was one of the first finger foods they had- red beans, black beans, chickpeas, ect. They love them all!

And yay for sushi date night. Sounds delish!

strongblonde said...

thanks for the reminder about beans! the kids tried black beans awhile back, but i haven't made them since!

this sounds like a super fun age. you get to see all of your hard work as a parent paying off! :) keep up the good work!!!

oh...and have a fab weekend :)

Rebecca said...

So jealous about the counting...all I get is "1, 2, 5, 2, 3."

Hmmm...beans...I think I'll try it!

MultipleMum said...

Red beans and rice, I could eat a plate twice. (Love a bit of Spearhead). Another great week!