As you may have seen in the video I posted the other day, Keziah is walking really well now. She only crawls in order to get somewhere to pull herself up again (she hasn't mastered standing unassisted yet). She is babbling a lot these days and we thought it was all gibberish at first but we've been picking up a few sounds that she makes consistently. She has a word for kitty, but the word we hear her say the most is "window". It sounds more like "ween-doh" in a really breathy little voice. She says this for a lot of things, but is quite adamant about when she really DOES see a window - she points and says it over and over. Very cute :)
I rarely get to wake her up from naps, but I did the other day. The soft white blanket you see poking out from under the pink one is her absolute favourite. It is one that her Auntie Laura crocheted for me when I was pregnant with Micah. Keziah has officially claimed it as her blankie :)
Keziah and Kitty have a special relationship. As much as the cat attacks Erik and I, she never seems to hurt Keziah. And Keziah has absolutely no fear of her.
Keziah got a generous taste of chocolate pudding at our Sunday night family dinner.
We had a breakthrough with Micah yesterday at church. We had tried taking him to KidsQuest (Sunday School) back in September and even though he liked it, he wouldn't stay by himself. After a few attempts at leaving him, we decided to quit altogether before it became an ongoing battle. He is too old to go to the nursery so we've been bringing him into the service with us. He's done alright - colouring and eating snacks, etc. But now that he's 3 he informed us that he was old enough to go to KidsQuest. So we've been talking it up for a couple of weeks and yesterday we had success! He cried quite a bit when Erik dropped him off but the teachers calmed him down within a couple of minutes and he stayed the whole time. Of course, when we picked up him he pretended to hurt his head and then cried and cried. Funny kid. But, at least we've got one Sunday under our belt. With him in KQ and Keziah in the nursery, Erik and I enjoyed one of the first Sunday morning services together (and without kids) in about 3 years. Hopefully this trend will continue.
It looks like his right hand is missing in this picture... Weird.
And today Micah started a new set of swimming lessons. He hasn't done them since I was pregnant with Keziah so it's been awhile. The goal of these lessons is to get the kids to put their heads under the water, jump into deep water and do back and front floats. I was a little skeptical about how Micah would do, but even in the course of a 1/2 hour lesson, he was already improving and trying new things. Another goal of this class is to wean the children from having their Mommies in the water with them. So, I will participate in the lessons for a few more times and then hopefully be able to just watch from the sidelines.
Micah got into my makeup the other day and had fun with the eyeliner and blush:
If you watched the video from the other day, Micah will have informed you about our upcoming trip to Manitoba. My parents decided to fly me and the kids out in February so we're really looking forward to that. When I asked Micah if he'd like to do that, his face lit up and he said, "We should get my suitcase!" Oh he cried when I told him it wouldn't be for a few weeks yet. Now we've got a countdown going on his calendar, but there are still a lot of days between now and then.
The only problem is I'm just not sure how flying with 2 kids will go. Have any of you done this before???