Dylan drew a tree yesterday.
Ok, so I know that doesn't seem very exciting, but it's the first time he's drawn an abstract visual representation of something that actually exists. AND he wrote his name next to it. The tree is actually pretty amazing, and the writing attempt pretty dismal. But I am seriously excited that he did both. This is a fairly major developmental milestone. Art as representation of the world around us is what distinguishes us from cavemen. My son can think in a sophisticated way!
And Edith, not to be left behind, has started doing something amazing as well. Most of you probably know that she is a very slow talker compared to her big brother. He was speaking in (totally intelligible) full sentences by the time he was 22 moonths, and she mostly just babbles. But she can fill in the end words of "There was an old woman who lived in a shoe..." Some of the words aren't totally clear, but she says them consistently. Which only confirms my suspicion that she has been speaking all along--we just can't understand her! But she gets a little clearer and a little better every day. I can't wait for her to be able to speak properly, because I have a feeling that she has some pretty funny things to say!
(BTW, I wrote most of this post yesterday but couldn't publish it because we are having issues with our laptop power cord--again!)