Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Vivian Helene is 15 months old!

New stats!

Weight: 30 lb 7 oz (13.8 kg) above 99th percentile
Height: 32 inches (81 cm) 93rd percentile
Head circumference: 19 in (48.5 cm) 98th percentile

Big girl! She is above average on social-gross motor-small motor skills. She is amazing, beautiful, and (most importantly) healthy!

Monday, October 2, 2017

Isa swimming milestone

Isa has always been extremely sensitive about her face (especially eyes) getting wet. Well, just the other day she decided to put her whole face in the pool, on her own!

daily practices of unschoolers

I want to remember this list:

http://www.lifelearningmagazine.com/1510/unstressed-unschoolers.htm

1. play a game
2. create
3. be still and silent
4. write
5. go outside

Something to aspire to in my parenting/teaching my girls. 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Isa explores art, nature, and friends

Here Isa is contributing to a mural public art project in Pullman Historic District, Chicago. 

Isa makes friends wherever she goes. He social and emotional intelligence is ever expanding.

She always has the attention of others.


Here Isa is exploring nature with her Papa. She is kayaking on the lake at Gram and Poppy's house.
This is an old photo, but Isa loves to make art, and here she is exploring colored chalk art.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Isa drawing/writing September 2017

I plan to start using this blog to capture more of the girls' development and learning. Here are some photos of Isa's writing and recent drawings (4 years, 2 months old).
 From Isa's first day a Kennedy Park preschool: She wrote her name and drew herself.
This is a drawing of an elephant in a zoo cage.

This is a drawing of a 'scary guy.'

This is a picture Isa drew of Papa.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Isa is 4 and Viv is 1!!

Ok we got our birthday doctors appointments and new stats:

Isa
Height: 111cm/43.2 inches, 94.5%
Weight: 36.4 pounds, 58%

Vivian:
Height: 30 inches, 86%
Weight: 26.8 pounds, 100%


Monday, May 15, 2017

vivian helene is 9 months old

She is a beautiful and happy girl. She has been getting quite a few colds, probable brought home from school by Isa. Other than that, she's a very content babe. She has been standing and cruising a lot, and has even taken a few steps unassisted, but she is cautious when it comes to walking on her own, so she doesn't do it - especially cause she can crawl much faster than she could walk! Honestly, I'd like her to hold off on walking as much as possible until we can get out of this house with all tile! I am worried about her falling and bonking her head on the tile multiple times, as she already has and when she does it's heartbreaking. She still has beautiful red hair and bright blue eyes. She says a few words, mostly in Spanish: hola, mama, papa, mira, and ta. Isa is working hard on getting her to say Isa.

9 month stats for Viv:
weight: 22 pounds, 90th percentile
height: 28.7 inches, 85th percentile

Speaking of Isa, she is an absolutely wonderful big sister. She is so kind and patient with her sister. Isa is doing fabulously at school. We are sharing rides with a neighbor, and she is getting to spend so much time speaking Spanish. She is already using full sentences!

3 years 10 month stats (for a school physical checkup)
height: 42.5 inches, 93 percentile
weight: 39.7 pounds, 86 percentile

I am one proud mama of my two girls!