|Ashley took some photos for my Christmas cards, and I love this one.|
Joel is doing really well at school and seems to be saying a lot more things lately. He's repeating nearly everything we say, which is supposedly great for building his vocabulary, and thus his language development. We got all of our Christmas decorations up, and this year both kids are just fascinated with the tree. Joel loves taking ornaments off, running around with them, holding them softly, and then trying to put them back on the tree. He's been great at following a couple of simple directions too, like "pick up, out in". He's now obeying a two step command, which he has really been working on for awhile.
Both my kids are having issues with their beds, and bedtime especially. Joel was jumping on his bunk bed last week and snapped the whole bed in half. So he's now in a normal, non-exciting twin bed on the floor. This is good and bad, I think he feels more secure but also, he knows he can get out and wanders around his room peeing on things..... Charlotte has chewed the varnish off her crib and is down to bare wood, with a mouthful of sawdust every time I go in to check on her. I'm trying to figure out a crib rail teething guard thing for her, so I've gotta get cracking on that before she eats through the whole crib!