This week he: moved into his big boy bed! totally seamless transition, he was ready / came down with a cold and was very very grumpy / ate his first marshmallow, and reacted with 'huh...' / sat on the dreaded potty for a bit (that's an improvement over throwing it) / loved seeing his footprints in the snow
This week she: fell asleep on daddy more times than in the previous five months combined / leaned to push off a bit in her jumper / came down with a cold and struggled to sleep, but was still a sweetheart / started making these funny gurgles and sputters that sound very content
Last week he: painted two trains in preschool / discovered 'thomas the tank engine' (i tried to avoid turning trains commercial, but this is a serious love affair) / carried a sprig of white pine home from the park and asked to put it in water / didn't get upset when i left to teach before bedtime (and let daddy put him night-nights for the first time in over 5 months)
Last week she: wanted to be held and carried at all times / started sitting more confidently in her little chair (still needs to be supported otherwise) / started getting up early and spending a half hour with daddy most mornings / grabbed a spider plant off the window sill and brought it right down on her head (ouch!)
*I know I said I was going to depart from the literal portrait, but I guess old habits...in other news we are all a little sniffly this week, and some of us are handling it with more grace than others (I won't name any names!). We are loading up on black elderberry syrup and trying to stay busy indoors without completely surrendering to couch potato status. My fingers are crossed for some clear noses tomorrow.