Friday, January 19, 2018

Isa is 4 and a half!





























Vivian Helene is 18 months old!




Beautiful, hilarious, sweet, charming Vivian. She is so smart and determined and strong. She is adjusting well to life back in Uruguay. She is even saying some Spanish words like agua and silla and mas and gracias. She is napping one long nap per day, and is a very good sleeper. She is still drinking a lot of milk and is very exploratory with different foods. She says about 100 words in English, of course with 18 month old pronunciation. She is much more of a daredevil and a climber than Isa ever was, but she also listens better than any baby I've ever seen when we tell her not to touch something. She doesn't stop moving and being interested in the world, which is what a parent wants but it is EXHAUSTING! She is a healthy, happy, curious child and we are so grateful we get to be around her crazy hilarious energy all day every day.












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.