Monday, September 20, 2010

It's Happening




She is growing up way too fast. She is ten months old today! Three teeth and the fourth about to come through any day now. Officially going both up AND DOWN the stairs on her own. Becoming more and more aware of her power to manipulate through cries, laughs, snuggles, kisses and yelling. Oh how we love her!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Neighborhood fun



Our little cul-de-sac is home to 20+ kids ten and under. Needless to say there is lots going on. Lately they've been having fun cruising around on some old skateboards. Today they constructed a ramp (with adult supervision) and took turns going down it.

Friday, September 03, 2010

Josh's New Smile


As if starting Kindergarten wasn't proof enough of how big he's getting... The night of his first day at school I discovered he had a loose tooth. I was looking at him and noticed his tooth looked out of place and upon closer inspection found it to be VERY loose, when I told him this he said, "See Mom. I TOLD you!" At that moment I remembered him telling me a little while back that he had a loose tooth- we'd just come in from playing outside with neighbor kids, one of whom had just lost another tooth and so I dismissed it saying, "No Josh, you're still too young for that." Well, I learned my lesson. Next time I'll be a better listener! Anyway, Jake and Josh wiggled and pulled on it that same night, but decided to give it some more time. Josh must have been fiddling with it in the night because he came up the next morning and asked Dad to try pulling it out again, and this time it came right out. As you can tell (if you dare look close enough) his adult replacement tooth is already coming in. CRAZY!

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

First Day of School



Today is the BIG DAY! The boys woke up with so much excitement. I told them they could wear whatever they wanted on their first day. They hurried and got dressed and then we took the traditional photos. Dekker had his first day of preschool this morning, and Josh heads to Kindergarten after lunch. I can't believe they're growing up so fast! They're both ready for the new learning ahead though, and it feels good to be getting back into some steady routines again!