Hey, I know it’s been quiet here lately…
Just wanted to say I opened an additional blog at the below address:
Sorry – this is only for Hebrew readers… I’m going to collect funny sayings of Maya and Noa, so we can keep track of how their language has developed…
(and Marry Xmas for those who celebrate!)
You know, when you have kids, that’s when you really understand how fast time flies! It seems that not so long ago Noa and Maya were just newborns, and now, all of a sudden, tomorrow is their first day of kindergarten! No more staying at home. New routine! And a few free hours on Fridays for daddy and daddy!
Yes. I’m extremely excited. And worried. And scared. And proud. And hopeful. And so many other adjectives :) These two have become so big already! They know exactly what they want, and can express it easily, even though they still do not *really* talk.
On Friday we actually had an introductory session with all other kids and parents. One hour at the kindergarten to get to know the place. When we got in, Maya quite easily took off to play with toys and explore the new space. Noa on the other hand was a bit more reserved and took her time. At first she wanted to remain close to us and insisted one of us goes wherever she goes. But eventually she also found herself interested enough with what was going on that she just went alone.
It was interesting to see how they were not stuck together, and each of them explored on her own. They did interact as well – when Noa saw Maya at the table playing with the blue dough she joined. But most of the time they were in separate parts of the room. Except of course when they found out where the fruit are…
So tomorrow is a big day. I’ll try to get some sleep now, and hope to update soon with how it all goes!
So where were we? Here and there… And here are some updates of what’s been going on lately…
Age – already 1 year and 7 months! Time flies!
The girls are learning a lot. Every day they surprise us with new stuff they know. And they understand everything. It’s amazing! However they are still not talking (except for a few words here and there, but nothing too much).
They were both sick several times lately. It is strange how often they get sick considering the fact they are not yet in preschool… I don’t know what we’ll do when they go to preschool at the end of August!
They are both really funny about their names:
- Maya is very consistent. For a while she decided her name is “Tamen”, and she insisted on it. I could ask her 100 times “Maya, what’s your name?” and she would always answer “Tamen”. Now she changed the version a bit and she either says “Tamai” or “Kamai”. Where does she get this from? I must say that sometimes she also calls herself Yama-Yama which is pretty close in a cute way ;)
- Noa on the other hand invents a new name for herself every time, and very complex names. I can’t even remember how they sound, but it’s strange.
Lately we’ve started going to the beach, and it is really fun. Maya and Noa seem to like it a lot. And so do we. Here’s a picture to demonstrate how fun it is:
We also took Noa and Maya to the Gay Parade in Tel Aviv (June 8th 2012). It was really nice – music, happy people… But we didn’t stay too long. It was too difficult carrying them all the time. We should have brought the stroller! Well, next year… Here’s a cool pic of us:
And last thing… Here’s a clip I made for Ronen’s birthday about a month ago… Hope you like it… and have a great weekend!
p.s. You’re more than welcome to follow me on Instagram @ronchick7 .
Just saying :)
The girls just love music… They literally start moving when they hear something they like as if they are dancing!
Here’s a short clip of Maya dancing to music from my iPhone… She’s so cute!