Thursday, September 24, 2015

Porch sitting

I think sitting on the porch has gone by the wayside and I want to bring it back! Our new conversation set... And my beautiful daughter.

It's about time

My sweet William. Such a lover. Such a snuggler. Always smiling. He has an amazingly sweet spirit.
And he is finally trying to walk. Fourteen months old and I think he is trying to catch up to the gang. Everyone else is walking around and he's still on the ground.
My clever little Alex is so curious and adventurous that I get really worried about how to keep him safe. He falls so much and his poor head seems covered in bruises all the time from the floor, door jams, chairs, etc. He's really getting good at walking...until he's not. Today he decided to stand in the rocking chair. Why!? Just sit in the dang thing. He likes to stress me out..that sneaky little grin in tact.
These boys are such amazing little creatures. I love them so much.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

William Speaks

I am here to say today that first grade math may be the death of us all.
I have never seen such drama...such DRAMA!!!! Good grief.

On a better note: William said his first intentional word this week. He waved and said "Bye. Bye". It is just about the cutest thing I've ever seen. While Alex is a month or more ahead on the motor skills, William is seeming to pick up vocabulary much faster. The differences continue to amaze.

Friday, September 4, 2015

The drunk walking dead

What a title!
But that is exactly what Alex looks like when he walks. I joke that for Halloween, I'm going to dress him up in a zombie costume holding a bottle of beer. It'd be perfect. He's gotten pretty good at it...the walking. The gradual increase in his ability has been difficult to gauge. He has been toddling about for about a month now. It's resulted in many bruised foreheads, bloody noses and today, a busted lip. I am convinced that this child will keep us in the ER often.
As with the crawling development, Will is behind his brother on the dexterity scale. He is standing on his own but hasn't yet launched into full mobility. Grab his hand however, and he is an eager beaver ready to lead you around the house. He too climbed the stairs today for the first time. Not one of my favorite discoveries. I may need leashes. I've heard it's bad, chasing two babies in two different directions. We shall see.
Addison is pretty great at school. I think most of the time she kids about the answer while knowing the correct one the whole time. On her first progress report she got an "E". They don't give those out very often. It was in Language Arts. I'm guessing that has to do with the reading she's doing. She surprises me at every turn with all her new knowledge.
As for me and Michael. Work kicks our butts on a daily basis. I live for "one day" when life gets easier and the work load decreases and I can enjoy my life.