"I think Brambleton is where you can go and get blackberries" - Isaac, observing a sign for an exit lableled "Brambleton"
Talia has been identifying letters like crazy. She points out letters when we are driving, she points out letters at the store, she points out letters on books we are reading. I'm not sure why I was so worried, she just had to come to it in her own time. Last weekend she was invited to a birthday party. (We don't go to all the birthday parties we're invited too because it gets a little excessive in preschool, but I will go to the parties of kids' who she mentions a lot.) This one was at a pump it up type place. Talia was being really brave and totally into climbing and sliding. Then she realized that I could come on with her and we spent the rest of the time climbing and sliding together. It was a blast, but the best part was the next day, when she looked up at me and said "I had such a good time with you yesterday, Mommy."
Leila has been dry for four nights in a row now and has been very reliable in undies. Monday was a day full of accidents, but since then, she's been dry. I am so, so, so, so happy to be done with diapers. Seriously. She also has had an uptick in speach again and we've added a few new words and fleshed out some others, ie she was saying "buh" for book, but now (overnight) she is saying "book".
I don't know if you are familiar with the "word jumble" often found in the comic section of a newspaper. It's a game where there are four words, each of them with jumbled letters. You have to look at the letters and determine the word. Then in each of the words there are letters you put together to make a final answer to a question. I don't know if I'm explaining this well....Anyway, there is a "kids word jumble" in our newspaper every weekend. Elie and Isaac have taken to doing it together. They are so adorable. And they are pretty darn fast at it. Last week's took them less than ten minutes to figure out; that's four words and then the final word. I think I'm going to have to find some of the adult ones online. They could probably do them.