Part 1: New Year's Resolution Update
1. Read the bible - I'm about 7 pages behind schedule, but that's better than last month at least.
2. Read 50 books - I have read 9 so far, so I am a little ahead of schedule.
3. Eat salad twice a day - I am doong great with this one seeing as I buy a box of salad weekly, so I eat from it almost every day.
4. Save $100/month ($1,200/year) in coupons - This month was only $75.30, but for the year, I am at $275.07, so quite a bit ahead still.
Part 2: kids update
Paul: terrible two's full swing, now we even get full on laying-on-the-floor-kicking-and-screaming tantrums, for no good reason. But other than that, he's such a great kid. He's a really sweet big brother, too. He will bring Camille toys to play with or her pacifier if she's upset. He still doesn't talk much, but he has made up more sounds and signs for words so he gets his point across. His new trick this month is being able to open the refrigerator and freezer doors by himself, so now he can help himself to whatever he can reach in either of those. So that's been a new interesting challenge. We picked a montessori school for him, so he will hopefully start going next week, all day, two times a week. Next month's "kids update" will be all about his new school! I can't believe he is already old enough for school.
Camille: she changes so much every day, it seems! She crawls really fast now and can finally go from laying down to sitting without having to pull up on something. She can also walk by holding only one of our hands and she's getting pretty fast at that, too. She might be walking on her own by the next update! She babbles more and more each day and is also becoming more and more playful. She has been trying all kinds of new foods - her favorite new snack is graham crackers. She has also tried lentils, baked potato, white kidney beans (those make her too gassy and upset), a couple bites of our foods here and there, I can't remember it all. It seems she is trying a couple new foods each week, most of which she enjoys. She doesn't have teeth yet, but it sure hasn't slowed her eating down. There's rarely a time when she's not eating it seems!
Well, that's pretty much it for this month. See you in March!