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How To Talk Like My 3 Year Olds

This post is about the ever evolving language of our crazy kids. I started writing it in March of LAST YEAR and worked on it some more back in October, and well I updated it with a few more silly things they say now. No better time to publish a post about the funny stuff my 3 year olds say than after they turn four. Oh well, better late than never!

Teddy, specifically refers to himself as Ted BEAR. And sometimes Ted Bear 44. He likes to exclaim what a beautiful day! He also refers (consistently for an entire year now) to a mythical “father” who is not the same person as daddy. His father lives far away, you have to take an airplane there, he likes hockey and has a mustache, and drives a blue car. He is also very into superheroes and has created his own superpower called formacy. He is thus far unspecific on what this power is, only that he can “get all the robots and save everyone with his super formacy!!!!” He gains/grows his formacy by eating food and resting. Also, the other day (in October) I discovered he can do his own buttons by declaring “peekaboo, pull it through” I was so surprised since we did not teach him his seemingly advanced skill, but remembered the Daniel Tiger episode where Mr. Tiger teaches Daniel. That show is an excellent third parent.

Lucie Goose refers to herself as Lucie Goose Cross Pickle Underwear Princess Ballerina Unicorn. She calls Milo Cat a chubby little tuhd or a sweet cat and likes telling everyone “Milo likes gurls more better than boys”. She pronounces ‘thirsty’ as suhfy which sounds so cute I’m never ever going to correct her. She loves babies and declared when a baby friend came over “OH she’s so sweet!” And “I love dat baby.” She has very good recall of a large number of songs these days and belts out everything from the ABCs to The Beatles I Will to Jingle Bells, Batman Smells. Charming, I know. Most recent favorite song is the main song from Moana. She’s so so very into unicorns. 

Neither kid can say “L” ‘r’ or ‘th’. They both pronounce ‘oo’ like ‘ew’ so moon becomes mewn, and poop becomes pewp, and school becomes skewl. “Butt” is a really funny word in this house now, and so are all sorta gross words. Toilet humor, ugh🙄 Their favorite joke is “guess what? Chicken Butt” and has been for some time now. I’m ready for a new one! They call chair lifts “sky trailers” and now use big words like “nemesis” and “defeat” and maybe we watch too many good guy/bad guy shows. They still adorably mix up the endings on plural and past tense words, and pronounce both the e and the d on words like “Milo catch-ed a bihd”  They still love reading books as much as ever and have a great many memorized and can repeat lines when prompted. I can’t hardly handle their crazy grasp on language and their strengthening memories. Just last year they still seemed like such babies!

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Happy Birthday! Four Years!

Believe it or not, my favorite kids are 4 years old for a whole week already! 

We popped by our new Pediatrician’s office this past Friday for a checkup and it appears the kids have done a lot of growing this past year. It was fun to take measure since they were lucky to be healthy this past year and avoided the doctor altogether.  They chatted with the doc, got a look over, and up to date on their vaccinations. All is well!

Lucie measured 37.3lbs (63rd%) and 40 in (57th%). At 3 years she was 32.2lbs (66%) 37.01in (45%).

Teddy measured 28.3 lbs (1st%) and 38.2 in (11%). At 3 years he was 25lbs (1%) 35.2in (6%). 

The past 3 weeks have been absolutely full with so many amazing visitors. Jody came from Boston for a week, Becca, Kaleb, and Aiden have been here almost 2 weeks now from Ohio, and Grandma and Grandpa came for 2 days from Chicago for Party Weekend. 

I’ll stick with Party Weekend here for a moment. Lucie and Teddy rang in 4 with a birthday party at the Colorado Railroad Museum with lots of family and friends. They were especially excited to have their friends there to share a train ride on The Galloping Goose (originally used in the Rocky Mountains to deliver mail between 1931-1952) and share birthday cake and balloons. Their cakes were something, if you know me, you know that I take Birthday cake very seriously, and I made sure to take notes of all the requests. Lucie wanted a “lemon cake with white icing and a fruit rainbow and 2 unicorns, one with wings, one without” and Teddy wanted a “chocolate cookie cake with white cookie icing and blueberries and an airplane”. Crazy kids. We rounded out the day with a family pizza party at home, and spent Sunday leisurely hanging with Grandpa Jeff and Grandma Patti. PW was concluded with a ski day at Copper Mountain, where all four kids took ski school with Becca at the bunny hill and made their first ride up the “sky trailer” and run down the big mountain with my mom and I as escorts. Lucie and Teddy were sparkly and aglow from the love and special attention from the whole experience and I can’t thank all our amazing visitors enough for making their birthday so wonderful.