Julien's first word: night-night.
A couple of my favourite kiddie activities:
Reading. This was when the house was oh, so quiet earlier this morning. Julien was napping and Milan and I were reading independently. All you could hear were the sounds of her opening the flaps of her peek-a-boo counting book, the occasional car outside, and the pages of my novel being turned.
Music time. The kids and I often fight over the rainbow xylophone. My favourite songs to play on it are from The Sound of Music but Milan often requests The A.B.C. song. We also have a mini baby grand piano that the children love to play.
Milan and her Mini Mouse balloon were inseparable for 2 days until we found it one morning more than half deflated and on the ground. Before throwing it out, James inhaled the last bit of helium left and asked Milan funny questions in the classic chipmunk-y voice. She loved it.
Playing way past all of our bedtimes.
It's crazy how irrelevant gravity is to babies this age. We had to save Julien several times from speed crawling off the bed. Also, Milan sure does have a sensitive gag reflex. There were a few times where she stopped and threw up a little in her mouth from all of the bouncing.
Potty training in progress.
Round 1: after desperately searching for various potty training ideas on-line, I tried a mixture of things such as keeping the girl naked or bottomless, taking her to the potty every now and then and having her sit on it for who knows how long. We read potty books while she sat and watched her favourite shows. All of this lasted 5 days and Round 2 started approximately 1 week later.