Tuesday, April 29, 2008
It's official... Lauren is rolling over! I can't believe it! She seemed annoyed today while I was making James his lunch and was starting to fuss. Then she was quiet, so I peeked over at her and she was on her side and then on her belly and loving it! She was pretty proud of herself. I thought is might be a fluke, but she has continued to do it all day! Where is time going? It's so fun, but I catch myself getting a little sad too. She and James seem to both be changing daily... I feel so blessed to be able to be home with them sharing each of these special moments...
He's showing you his Pull-ups
So after my episode with James and the crib a few weeks ago (if you don't know what I'm referring to, look at my past blogs :) )I decided maybe this was a good time to potty train James. He has done extremely well with it. He enjoys going potty, but only wants to on the toilet (as opposed to the potty chair). He doesn't let you hold him and in fact tells you to, "Move." I am often times afraid he will fall in. The toilet can be a large, scary place for a 2 year old! We've had some close calls. Oh and he doesn't like wearing diapers at all anymore, just "Poo-ups." (pull ups) He is definitely "growing up."
He's holding up the green pepper for me to see.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Flip-flops on little kids or as James calls them, "Foo-pops."
How James always wants to look out the window to see
everything going on outside. People probably think we're nuts! :)
The way James' hair is already bleaching blonde around his
hairline. And the way he WON'T look at the camera!
He's handing Luke the screws! What a guy!!!
James actually uses the drill very well. He can get those screws in
and of course loves to pull the trigger!
Luke is building James a sandbox-a very large one! James is very
excited about it and eager to help. He LOVES using the tools!
Hopefully it will be finished soon!
Lauren has recently begun squirming her way out of her bouncy seat. Today, she made it completely out! Guess we need to put those straps to use! She usually likes to wiggle her way to the bottom and grab her toes, but today she just decided she had enough! :) It's a hard life...
Friday, April 18, 2008
Ok, so we are officially parents of a full-blown 2 year old. James has always been a very pleasant, compliant, well-behaved little boy. That is until Monday morning. He woke up out of nowhere and just decided to go ahead and bring truth to the stories you hear about 2 year olds. We didn't see it coming at all. We put him to bed sweet James and he woke up 'I'm going to push every button possible' James. Anyone relate? So this picture was taken when I had put him down for his nap. He called me in there twice and I told him I wasn't coming in again. Well, I did and it's a GOOD thing! He was yelling, "Shel!" Oh yes, he is calling me by my first name. I went in and much to my surprise, there he was standing up-buck naked. I knew that probably wasn't the worst of my problems either. I flipped on the light and discovered that everything his bladder had been storing for quite some time was on the crib, pillow, blankets, all the stuffed animals...everywhere. I didn't know whether to cry or laugh. So, I did both. I decided to take a picture and that gave me a few seconds to gather my thoughts. Needless to say 20 minutes later: a bare crib, and a two year old who THOUGHT he got out of his nap, I proceeded to put him back down for a nap... Then I spent the next 15 minutes wondering if I handled the situation correctly. "Did I come down on him hard enough? How can I avoid this from ever happening again? Will I be able to salvage the stuffed animals? WHY? WHY WHY?" It's just funny how you can try to do all the "right" things when parenting and yet you just can't avoid a child's instinct to test the limits. And he did... :) I'm sure there will be more stories like this to come, but hopefully not too many more!
My brother came home for a quick visit before heading out to sea. He shipped out on Tuesday and is headed to the Persian Gulf with the U.S. Navy. James and I pray for his safety before each nap and bedtime. James loves his Uncle Tim. Next time he sees the kids, they will have grown and changed. We love you Uncle Tim!!
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Things Lauren enjoys:
- James (hope that lasts for a while)
- funny voices
- her back being tickled
- being nuzzled on her face
- sleeping on her daddy
We are really enjoying these first spring days. It is difficult to get James back inside once he is out.
These are some of the few times we get to experience "meltdowns." He loves playing with Luke's golf clubs
(not sure how much Luke likes it), but I have him play in the grass so they don't get scraped! :) I'm lookin out for