Lachapelle Boys

Lachapelle Boys

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

"Mamma, snack!"

Dear Boys,
  This is the extent of our car ride home.  Owen, "Mamma, snack." Me, "When we get home Owen."  Owen, "Home?" Me, "Yes, Owen we are going home."  wait 30 seconds, repeat conversation.
  When there is a brief pause in Owen's snack requests, Thomas loves to ask Owen questions.  "Owen, do you want a headlight?" Owen, "No." Thomas, "Owen, do you want a tree?", Owen, "No", repeat many time with different things Thomas sees out the window.  :)

Owen is an eater right now- you eat constantly from the second we get home (literally has to be the first thing we do) until bedtime... you eat!  You must be a growing boy.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Fun loving boy doesn't listen to No!

Dear Owen,
  You little rascal... you love to hear No!  Right now, Daddy and I are chasing you around like crazy as you get into everything possible.  When Thomas was your age, we could put the television on and he would be quiet and focused.  You, however, do not care about TV.  Instead, you explore the house fearlessly :)
  Your vocabulary has exploded!  You will repeat any word that Daddy and I say, and you have quite a bank of words you use for communicating with us.  You will even string a few words together, like Mamma's cup and Daddy sleeping.  It has made things so much easier as you communicate with us more!
  Your brother has been a good influence on your playing.  You love to do everything Thomas does, and so you have learned early how to play with toys and pretend.  One of your favorite "big boy" toys to play with is the iPad.  There are a few games we play together before bedtime to help settle you.  You're very good at using it already.
  I don't think I can do this post justice and really describe how awesome you are.  Social- you love a crowd and feel very comfortable in new places; brave- there isn't much that will scare or intimidate you- the smoke detector appears to be the only thing you are afraid of; funny- you love to get a laugh and will perform for your brother, Daddy and I.  Blowing bubbles in the bath, making raspberries, there are many things you will do to entertain us.
  Things you love: your blanket (has to be with a silky edge), Gus (any animal can win your affections, but you have a special place in your heart for Grammie and Grandpa's dog), fig newtons (ha), playdough... much more I'm sure! 

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Thomas 3 1/2

Dear Thomas,
   You are three and a half right now (actually 3 years and 8 months) and you are changing everyday.  Mostly, Daddy and I are constantly amazed by your vocabulary and imagination.  You love to talk, and you talk through your playtime.  We hear all about the adventures you are having and we get to enjoy your adventures with you.
  You love Hide and Seek.  We play quite a few times a day, pretty much whenever you can talk us into it.  You are still not comfortable being far away from us, or in a different room. So, your hiding places are very obvious... many times you even tell us where you are hiding!  It also doesn't help that Owen usually hides with you and gives away your spot by talking or laughing (although, you do that too :))
  You have been learning a lot the last few months.  You know how to spell you name and Owen's name.  You don't know all your letters yet, but you can recognize a lot of them.  You do know your numbers and you know A LOT about science.  You seem very interested in science topics, like nature and weather and you remember everything we tell you.  It's pretty incredible.
  We've recently discovered Virginia Burton's books.  Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel is a big hit, and you ask us to read it many times a day.  We also love Pete the Cat- these books make us laugh a lot and you love to read them yourself.
  You and your brother are having so much fun together.  You run around and play together every night when we get home.  You are very physical with each other, but it seems to make you both happy, so Daddy and I let you two be.  You are especially nice to him at daycare, and always watch out for him there.
 Some favorites are:  TV Show: Jake and the Neverland Pirates, food: PB & J, chicken nuggets and spaghetti are still popular, book: Mike Mulligan's Steam Shovel, music: Yo Gabba Gabba

~Love you, Mommy