In a word: walking.

ten seconds of video proof )

Note the upraised arms; this is obviously because we held his hands as he learned, but along with the smiles and laughs of delight, always remind me of the arms-up-yay emoticon: \o/ !

Also, SteelyKid has discovered the joys of hunt-and-peck typing on the keyboard (also knows the functions of the caps lock, delete, enter, and space bar keys, though she has an idiosyncratic approach to white space) and has started emailing her friends via their parents. Seriously. I wonder how soon she can learn touch-typing . . .

The Pip was 8 months old on July 7. He has been super-busy in the last two-plus months.

Read more... )

SteelyKid will be four on August 7. The changes are less rapid at this age but she did hit a milestone since last post.

Read more... )

This is not doing her justice, but the Pip is pretty soundly asleep now so I should scoop him off my lap, post this, and then do some work. There are not many picture links since last time, since Chad's on a blogging hiatus:

And then some I posted to G+ today, because I just kept not uploading them to steelypips.org but most were in my email with a little "share" link next to them:

Go ahead and ask questions if you want, it'll prompt my memory, but as always, no unsolicited advice.

The Pip was six months old yesterday. vital stats and some feeding/weight angst )

happier stuff )

Okay, you can tell I'm exhausted and strung out because I'm rambling. Teal deer: very active, happy, adorable and adoring child. Yay.

SteelyKid is now 3 3/4. much shorter notes )

pictures and anecdotes from Chad's blog )

G'night, everybody! (She likes Animaniacs, though sometimes runs away and then cautiously peeks back around the edge of the TV for loud moments, and obviously has no idea what's going on a lot of the time.)

The Pip was two months old on the 7th. the usual )

SteelyKid, briefly )

And four picture links: )

As always, no unsolicited advice.

The Pip is a month old today. SteelyKid is three years and four months.

Status of the Pip: )

Status of SteelyKid: )

Picture links for both of them, not many because we've been pretty busy, and a few already seen here:

pictures: )

And that's the state of the children in Chateau Steelypips.

SteelyKid was three years and two months as of two days ago, and she's been pretty busy since the three-year update, so I thought I'd do a quick developmental update.

many markers of big-kid-hood )

Picture links: )

As always, no unsolicited advice, but genuine questions welcome.

SteelyKid will be three on Sunday.

scenes from a birthday party, with three pictures )

And then for the more detailed developmental notes: )

the traditional picture links, many )

And I have to point out the new genre of political commentary using SteelyKid (two examples is totally a genre), because it cracks me up:

Finally, a tiny ridiculous video in which SteelyKid imitates a crash-test vehicle by running headlong into the couch, which is one of her favorite things to do:

embedded video, 18 seconds long )

As always, no unsolicited advice (but genuine questions as memory-prompts are fine, because despite this ridiculous length, I'm sure there are things I mean to talk about).

morning ETAs )

very late ETA for record )

I have been sick with various things for more than four weeks now and it's seriously cutting into my free time (posts about Arisia and Con or Bust coming soon, ish, honest!), and so I haven't done a SteelyKid developmental post in ages. This was going to be a stopgap demonstration of her physical development, by linking to:

Me holding her at the start of July, and today.

(She stepped on the electronic bathroom scale this week and it claimed she was 32 pounds, not that I put a lot of faith in its accuracy that low.)

But then it turned into a real developmental update, though a terse one. So, other things of major note:

  • She is, objectively, ridiculously verbal for her age. Everyone at daycare and, indeed, random people at the mall, comments on it. She speaks in paragraphs and has obtained the past tense as well as the imperative.
  • She's been able to count to ten and sing the alphabet for months; she's almost got counting to twenty. She can recognize, oh, maybe half-a-dozen letters?, the numbers from one to nine, and ten or so colors.
  • She continues very social and makes friends easily. She has several good friends at daycare that we have observed her playing with and that she tells us about when we ask about her day.
  • She is very interested in sharing and taking turns and does a very credible job at putting these into practice.
  • She plays with power tools, doctor's equipment, cooking equipment, about six different phones, blocks, balls, and trains. She conducts elaborate one-sided conversations with stuffed animals and dolls, plays doctor with them, puts them to sleep or takes them for walks, etc.
  • The switch that tripped some months ago and got her loving books remains in the "on" position. She can recite most of Goodnight Moon and Whose Mouse Are You? from memory, and has recently been delighted by Goodnight Gorilla, Sally and the Some-Thing, Diary of a Wombat and The Snowy Day. (ETA: Chad reminds me that she can also recite the first few pages of Diary of a Wombat.)
  • Last week, she pointed out where her birthday party had been held in August.
  • She has resumed interest in toilet training after abruptly deciding she wanted no part of it shortly after last update.
  • She tends to wake at least once in the night unless she's been thoroughly exhausted by grandparents. She still doesn't seem to eat enough to fuel all that energy.

Memorable conversations within the last few months:

  • As I said on FB in November, she loves to count but hasn't quite grasped that you are to count things once and only once. This led to her declaring proudly, "I got one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight bare feet!"
  • Her a month or two ago, during a conversation about what we were going to do when we got to a restaurant: "I say 'Hi' to people." Me: "And that is you in a nutshell."
  • This week, I was unbuckling her from her carseat and observed that she looked pensive, so I asked, "What're you thinking about?" Her: "I thinking about Nemo." (She watched Finding Nemo last weekend while visiting grandparents.) Me, to myself: "Wow, I wasn't expecting to get a real answer to that question."
  • ETA: to Chad, last night, on seeing him return from walking the dog: "Daddy! *seriously* How was your day?"

And oh my goodness, so many picture links:

cut for your reading lists )

Okay, I got sucked into that and need to go to bed. If I've forgotten something you're curious about, just ask.

SteelyKid is two years and one month old today.

the usual, briefly )

SteelyKid was 2 years old on Saturday.

the usual )

SteelyKid was 21 months on Friday. I have no time so this has to be quick.

the usual )

SteelyKid is now 20 months and 8 days old.

the usual )
Look! It's a post about something other than [livejournal.com profile] con_or_bust!

SteelyKid was 19 months on Sunday.

more details, links to pictures and videos )

Gosh, I need to update my icons of her.
SteelyKid and I have been sick for nearly all of the time since the last update, and so I've been sunk in apathy and sleep deprivation. But we're both better and she's been so busy that I had to squeeze out time for an update tonight.

development update, links to pictures and videos )
SteelyKid is 14 months tomorrow, and while work has turned into the deluge, I am carving out fifteen minutes for a quick developmental update because there's a lot to report.

words, teeth, and books )

SteelyKid is thirteen months old today! Yes, I missed her one-year developmental post; her birthday was while we were in Montreal, and since then it's been busy busy sick busy sick busy travel. Which means (a) I am determined to get this up tonight, though I don't have a lot of time to edit and so forth, and (b) I will try to note at what point during the last months the new developments came.

developmental update )

links to pictures and videos )

SteelyKid was 11 months on Tuesday. I know I just did a development post for her but I figure I should start erring on the side of more posts.

short update )

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