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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wednesday Will-isms

The other day I was packing for the kids to go to my parents' house, and I got out a big duffel bag for Julia's things. Will asked me what the bag was for, and I replied that it was for Julia. He looked at me in disbelief and said, "We're going to put her in there?"

I'm not sure if he was asking hopefully or not.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Eight (and a half) Months!

I took her picture on the right date, but I never actually posted about it. I was just reading what I wrote for Julia's seven month post, and it's amazing how so many of the things I wrote about then seem to be the opposite now. So, let me start off by telling you what Julia is NOT doing at eight (and a half) months old:
  • She is NOT sleeping for 12 hours at a time like I'd like her to be. Granted, she's gotten much better and now usually wakes up between four and five. So, I guess I can't really complain when she's sleeping nine or ten hour stretches, but I'd like to drop that wake up.
  • She does NOT have any teeth. I'm surprised by this, because I've thought she was teething for months. Of course, when she starts really teething, I'm sure the sleeping will get worse than it is now. Not sure what to do about that...
  • She is NOT babbling as much as she was a month ago. She still makes lots of noise, but it's mostly screeching and humming and vowel sounds. She doesn't seem to make many consonant sounds, which worries me a bit. We'll see what Doctor Levin says about that (I think my frame of reference is a bit skewed due to Will.)
  • She is NOT completely weaned, although we are close. I have recently quit nursing her, which was really very easy, but we still have lots of frozen breast milk. She takes bottles of breast milk or formula very well.
  • She is NOT super excited about baby food. She eats pretty well, but it just doesn't seem that she eats even close to as much as Will did. Again, I think Will was likely an outlier.
  • She is NOT crawling, but she is dying to move. She just can't quite get it together. She still does her crazy arm and leg flapping, and I think we are screwed when she figures out coordinated motion.

Despite all of these "nots," she is still the perfect little baby. She loves interacting with us and especially with Will. I love to watch them together and can't wait to see how they are as they grow up.

So, What Have We Been Doing?

I've been on an (unintentional) bloggy hiatus. I've been meaning to post, but life and work and kids have gotten in the way. So, what have we been up to?

Oh, a little of this:

And a little of that:

Plus lots of other things that I will post about soon! Will has recently loved playing in the car and getting in the drivers' seat. He thinks it's lots of fun. I agree, until I get in the car and the steering wheel is sticky, the windshield wipers are on, and the radio stations are changed. Oh well. I guess it's worth it to keep him happy and occupied for a little while!

In the second picture, we decided to make the best of a rainy weekend afternoon. It was one of those days where everything had been a frustration, and I really needed to remember what it's like to have fun with the kids. So I offered Will the opportunity to put on his rain boots and go splash in puddles. He thought he needed his firefighter hat to complete the look. But, needless to say, he had a great time, and it made me smile. Overall, I've been trying to appreciate little moments like these that make up our daily life.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday Will-isms

The body parts edition!

"Daddy, I am touching my nipples ALL.THE.TIME."

"First I am going to go potty. Then I am going to play with my penis."

So it begins!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wednesday Will-isms

This morning, I was hugging on Will and giving him lots of little kisses.
"Will, you're delicious!"
"Mommy, I am not food."

And that was the end of that.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I know that I'm almost a month late posting about Easter, but my dad took some beautiful pictures of the children that I wanted to share here. We had a wonderful was Julia's first Easter! It was also the first time that Will understood the Easter bunny and hunting for eggs. We didn't dye eggs this year, but just hid plastic ones with a little bit of money or candy in them. Will loved shaking and opening each one to discover what was inside! I think he really grasped the true meaning of the holiday.

After church, we spent the day at my parents' house and had a wonderful time hanging out as a family. The children looked adorable, if I do say so myself. The funny thing is, they didn't even go to church (Mel and Bob kept them while we went), but I still put them in their Easter outfits! Hey...I worked hard on them. Anyway, enjoy the photos:

Wednesday Will-isms

So, I'm a day late. We all knew this would happen sooner or later (or both). Anyway, here goes:

Last week we took Will to Atlanta to go to the aquarium (more on that in another post). Zach was going to meet some clients for lunch, so we were driving through Atlanta in heavy traffic, not exactly sure where we were going. Will was tired of being in the car and started melting down...whining, fussing, etc. Under his breath, Zach mutters, "I am going to lose my freakin' mind!" From the backseat, Will replies, "No, Daddy. You're going to lose your PANTS!" And then he started laughing hysterically. Luckily, we did too.