Friday, March 27, 2009

Naomi and Francis

Naomi is officially a 2 1/2 year old so here is a quick update as to what she is like at this age. She's always giggling and laughing about something. Well, most of the time. She can also be crusty and fight with her brother. We've had to go over "why we don't hit people" because when she is mad her fists fly. She is speaking in full sentences and has started to use "me" and "I" so we get "I'm hungry" instead of "Naomi hungry". It's weird how kids talk about themselves in the 3rd person. Naomi is still into dress-up and costume jewelry. She loves movie night (Friday nights) when we rent a family movie and eat popcorn. She LOVES books. She likes to read them to me. Lol. Some books we have read so many times she knows them by heart. A few of her faves are; The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss, Mr. Seahorse and Panda Bear, Panda Bear What do you See? both by Eric Carle, Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown and series of Dora the Explorer. Naomi also loves music both the kiddie kind and the current stuff. She also loves to dance. I could go on and on about what she is into because she's into it all. Sometimes I forget she is only 2 years old. She is mature for her age and she is very independent. All the baby "stuff" has been put away and I am both happy and sad about that. We have not decided if we will go for a third child so all the 'stuff" will remain in my basement for now. I wish the wait for China was not so long.

Francis is now 8 and still lives and breathes hockey. His team lost a lot this season but he was a good sport about it. School is still a bit of a struggle for him but his reading tutor has done wonders for him. His reading (in both English and French) has improved enormously which has helped his self confidence. He has many friends and is liked by everyone - even the girls (Ugg). I am not ready to deal with girlfriend issues yet. I have already had to answer more than my share of questions about (ahem) physical relationships. Though he comes to me with lots of questions about life and adoption . In some ways he is wise beyond his years.


Bobby said...

What a good looking family. We're still in the 3rd person phase. Last night we got "Lily's house - go!" I guess it was time to go home.

Briana's Mom said...

So glad to see an update! The kids are so cute!

Goodnight Moon is one of our favorites too!

Bri is now saying "I'm" too. This morning she said, "Mama, I'm hungry." The third person is kind of strange. The scary thing was that I started to do it myself! LOL!

3D said...

They are both simply amazing!

Keep smilin!

Janet said...

I really liked the update. My kids LOVE Eric Carle!!!!!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

That is the cutest picture of them!!

Good to hear all that they are up to......growing up fast!! It is exciting and sad at the same time, I know. We have put all the baby stuff away too, but I am hoping we will be dusting it off in the near future:)

Have a great weekend!


Our family said...

What a great update!

I was happy to have seen both of your sweeties on Saturday!

Enjoy every moment ( I know you do! Even the ahhhummmm 'questions' They get easier and more difficult LOL)

All the best!


Jennifer said...

Love reading the update on your kiddos!

Beautiful picture!


Famille Marois said...

Hi Julie :) it's great to read you...and I loved all the pics...I'm so behind in my blogs !! Got to get ahead !
Have a great day,

Martine xx