Sunday, January 3, 2010


After a brief hiatus, Tobias’ climbing ventures have returned. And, of course, he is seeking greater heights. The other day I literally left him for a minute and found him standing on top of the dining room table. WHEW! He’s now a pro at the kitchen chairs and is dying to learn how to crawl onto Lydia’s bed. He is using unique means (like climbing on top of the pile of library books) yet to no avail.

Lydia has also had a resurgence of sorts. After receiving 2 new baby dolls for Christmas, she is back to her adventures with Blooper. And as Tobias is reaching new heights, her stories are taking us into greater depth and distance. For instance, this evening she went on a dissertation regarding her driving trip to Phileedelphia with Blooper. Blooper asked, “What’s for dinner?” (Lydia went on to say that Phileedelphia has a lot of pizza and all Blooper wants to eat is pizza but Lydia declared, “No, we are having rice.”). She is also adding different voices to the characters, facial expressions, and a storyline that actually makes sense! She’ll do the same thing with her books, narrating the pictures. I tried to get it on video but she kept telling me to put the camera down.
Here's a snippet...

The remainder of the holiday was quite laid-back. The kids enjoyed days in their PJs,

playing and exploring their new toys.

Lydia is quite upset that all of the decorations are put away, “Mommy, where are all of the lights? And where are our stockings? Will you pray that God will bring us Christmas again?”
Even though daddy had to work on New Year's Day, we still got to watch Penn State win in dramatic fashion.
Cheering them on!

Lydia also declared this evening that “Tobias is my best friend.” A sweet sentiment, for sure, however she claimed this on a day when she threw an all-out screaming tantrum when Toby got one of her dollies out of its crib. Not sure I can whole-heartedly embrace this sweetness as truth, yet I certainly cherish the moments they play together and love on each other.

Ah, the love/hate relationship of siblings…


melanie said...

loved seeing your christmas post and this one ... i love you and your family!!