Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Spring 2015

Spring pictures from the zoo, playground, and fun times at home.

John hanging out on the railing at the zoo.

Who needs animals when you have a fun railing to climb on?
Joseph and Michael


Michael LOVES the swing.

Joseph and John show off the sunglasses they got in their Easter baskets.


Someone found chocolate and LOVES it.

John swings!

Joseph swings!

Friday, January 30, 2015

Michael Moves

What kind of mother would I be if I didn't do a little post about Michael after my recent ones about Joseph and John?
That's why we're going to talk about Michael for a minute. I'm killing it not letting my third child slip through the cracks ;)

Michael's latest motor skills promotion was to crawler earlier this week. I was getting pretty antsy because he has been looking like he wanted to crawl for about a month now.

I was worried he was never going to figure it out and go straight to walking, because the boy's second favorite pastime is giving me heart attacks while attempting to pull up on things. He very much prefers to be standing than to be on his tummy.

 We recently started feeding Michael solids and he likes the ok. He prefers to self feed, but can really only feed himself rice rusks and puffs right now. We've tried Cheerios and had some success. We've also tried really soft green beans, but he pretty much just makes a mess out of those. Nothing really goes down the hatch.

First time riding in the cart and loving it.
Michael has sprouted two teeth, which makes his little grin that much more adorable.

Michael isn't "talking" much yet. He hardly makes any sounds, but hopefully he'll be "saying" something soon. He sure does like to giggle, though!

One more heart attack for good measure.

Did I tell you that he's already 7 months old? How is that possible?

Thursday, January 29, 2015

All About John

I was thinking about doing an interview with John like I did with Joseph yesterday, but it's just too difficult to translate "John speak" into the written word. What I'm able to type just isn't the same as hearing him talk. So, we'll save his interview for later. I'd just like to note what John has been up to lately.

John's latest achievement is opening and closing doors. He gets great pleasure out of this new talent. Oh  the places he can now access! What adventure (and occasionally time out) awaits him!

John has always had a great smile. Will says he's the strong, silent type and uses his smile to get him out of having to speak - it works ;) (I'd like to note that it's hard to capture his adorable smile because every time he sees me taking a picture he comes running after me. So most of the pictures I have of him right now are ones where he isn't looking at the camera.)

He's very active and loves imitating Joseph. Although John doesn't speak very much his speech is coming along nicely. He has a good number of "words" in his vocabulary now. It's really nice not having to guess everything he wants. My favorite words that he has added to his vocabulary lately are gaga(Michael) and dofa (Joseph). I think it's so sweet that he knows his brothers' names.

Joseph, John and Will play hide-and-seek most nights.
This is a picture of Joseph and John covering their eyes to count.
It appears someone has a little learning to do ;)

John loves having books read to him lately. His favorite book is the one you're going to read to him :)

John is a very thoughtful little boy. He likes to bring people their things (phones, cups, toys, etc). Today he even took a football to Michael because he thought he'd enjoy playing with it.

I can't wait for John to start talking, so I can find out what's going on inside his little head. I'm sure we'll have some very sweet conversations.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Interview with Joseph

I decided to do a little interview with Joseph. I hope to keep doing this every year or so, but we'll see how that goes :)

Betsy: What is your name?
Joseph: Joseph
Betsy: How old are you?
Joseph: free

Who wouldn't want to eat those cookies?
Betsy: What's your favorite sport?
Betsy: Do you have a favorite sport?
Joseph: Yea. It's called to play ball. It's called football for me. I wike football.

Shoveling like a boss.
Betsy: What is your favorite food?
Joseph: Sandwich.

Betsy: What is your favorite toy?
Joseph: Cuhcuter (computer). Wike yours. A big cuhcuter wike yours.

Betsy: Is there anything else you'd like to say?
Joseph: No. I want to write on paper.