Happy Holidays

December 20, 2008 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

42806I have three or four posts that I’ve started but some how haven’t had the chance to complete so I’m writing a very, very quick post. Please forgive my lack of editing on this one. [Here’s a little apres bath photo.]

The holiday season is a busy and this year is no exception. It is a fun kind of busy, though. Attending holiday festivities, baking scrumptious delicacies, searching for that special gift for a certain someone, and spending time with friends and family are a sample of the activities that I love this time of year. Of course, having a little one makes everything even more special and meaningful.

Kairat continues to amaze us every day with how much he understands and how many new skills that are developing. His favorite game is putting objects in containers and taking them out, dropping things, pushing his ball or stacking cups out in front of him and chasing them, walking around the house while holding on to our hands (he can stand alone for a quick second or two),  and trying to feed himself with a spoon.

42768The other day he climbed off the couch to a standing position and was found sitting up in his crib when I went to get him yesterday morning, proving that he is becoming much more mobile and stable in his movements and positions. “No” and “nyet”  are words that he definitely understands (and even listens to) along with many other comments and commands. Of course I could go on and on as these little achievements are what impress us parents who carefully watch their children grow from day to day. [Here Kairat is trying SO hard to reach the dog who is just out of his reach. Good dog!]

Christmas is close at hand and I’m sure Kairat will be more fascinated with wrapping paper and ribbons than any gifts. Whichever it may be, it will be a joy to experience this day of thanks with our little one who is already enriching our lives more than we can imagine

WISHING ALL THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS!

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  • 1. Susan  |  December 26, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    i love the first pic of him in the towel after his bath. He is looking so different already. Isn’t it amazing how fast they grow and change?
    Leeza shares the love with the “in and outs” and dropping things-and it’s funny to see who picks them up. Leeza is a total flirt and wraps strangers around her lil finger quite quickly….”you dropped your beads sweetheart”, and she drops them again-only to be picked up by someone different because Mom has tired of the game and is trying to eat her dinner. 🙂

    Christmas is a time that emphasizes family and appreciating what we have-and we certainly have a lot! I loved having all the kids home-it was Joey’s first time to meet Leeza. His first comment was “she’s not a happy kid is she, wow, what a downer she is” LOL as she is so excited to be up running around!

    sounds like Kairat will be walking before long too-it’s SO CUTE! I love mobility-it defintely keeps you busier, but makes the park, and other things much more fun for them. Leeza just loves to walk around and pick up heavy items. It’s a riot.
    I still use the ergo for any trip to the grocery store or the mall-and i htink because I am consistent, she still tolerates being confined in it, but i have to be moving at all times. She does not like it when i stop, but she did do ALL my shopping with me, and is a pretty good lil shopping buddy MOST of the time. I did have to leave a few stores that i was taking too long in but we went back later and i hurried. 🙂

    Happy New Year to you and your family-and kiss those lil Kairat cheeks for me. We finally got Leeza a pediatrcian and an appt on Jan 5th, so I am excited to see what they say and how much she weighs on their scale. She was 18 lbs in almaty, but on my scale, she is up to 24 lbs, but not sure that is comparable or not. 🙂

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