Tuesday, August 24, 2010

So much to catch up on...

Here is a snapshot of our life... it is busy... crazy... but oh so much fun!

Josh - He is a very active, bubbly, busy 3 year old. He has learned so much and has a very large vocabulary. He makes Jim and I laugh every day with his stories since they almost always involve something we did at least a year ago and how much fun we had. I have said it before, but now more than ever, this kid is a sponge. Tonight on our way back from the annual softball party we passed by a pickup truck. Josh said, "When I get bigger I want a pick up truck." Jim replies, "Oh really?" Josh responds, "Just like Papa's". We both laugh and I say, "Well maybe you can have Pappa's when you turn 16". He goes, "No mom, I want my own truck.". Well okay then. I guess I was told what he wants.

Josh has always been a daddy's boy, but in the last month, I have enjoyed putting him to bed almost every night. He was stuck with me for five days when Jim had a baseball trip and I think he realized that I am also fun to hang out with. We have been reading some short poems/stories from the Shel Silverstein book "Where the Sidewalk Ends". My favorite one to read is "The Unicorn" mainly because it is actually a song... although I never knew that until I saw "Gary" up at tech... and that was more for drinking than educational purposes. Well Gary officially taught me something that I am passing onto my kids. Last night Jim went to read to him and Josh's request was the Unicorn song... when Jim started to read it, Josh said, "No daddy sing it". Jim tried and apparently it was not good enough so he kicked Jim out and had me do the bedtime routine... IT WAS A FIRST! and yes, I loved it! ;)

Josh knows the letters in his name by sight and completely out of order. He'll point to an 'S' and say, hey that is an "S" mom! Like in my name. He recognizes numbers pretty well up to 10. And the kid is already really smart on the computer knowing how to use a mouse and play a number of kids games. He can pretty much dress himself these days. Although for some reason when he takes off his shirt he puts his arms through the neck hole rather than through the belly opening. Ah well... he'll get there.

Everett - He is SO active. He is crawling, pulling himself up on furniture, not cruising yet... but the kid is EVERYWHERE! He is transitioning to the next room and apparently has surprised them all as to how quickly he will move around. He is not afraid of anything... he sees a bigger kid pulling up on something... and he thinks he can do the same.

He is loving solid foods and moving up into bigger soft chunks of things like avocado and mangos. He loves them! He officially weighed in at 19lbs 4 oz this past week for a doctors visit! Everett loves to stick out his tongue and make a tooting noise... all the time. Whenever he wakes up, that is what we will hear first. In the car when it is quiet... that is what we will hear. If you do it back, he will just giggle and then do it right back. On our long car rides to MI, Josh will get him laughing SO HARD by pretending to hurt himself or just laughing hysterically. Everett will just giggle and stick out his tongue. It is SO FUN to see these two interact. They both just love each other so much. I know it sounds corny, but really they do. Josh will do just about anything for Everett and Everett just grins when he walks in the room. He will roll, crawl, and pull himself where ever he needs to go to keep up with Josh. I think the only drama between the two of them is over the HOCKEY STICKS! Ha Ha! :) He is just the most happy non-drama little man. I love it! He still is sleeping through the night, since 2 mos old... and if he goes to bed a little later... he sleeps in later... RIDICULOUS! Josh... still up at 6am EVERYDAY!

Jimbo... work... kids... softball... visiting friends on the weekend.

Me... work... work... kids... work... and some friend time. No working out. I really really need to get things re-balanced in life... cause it is WAY out of wak. And just in time for school to start. YAY! :) 6 credits this fall... only 4 semesters to go until graduation... THE END IS IN SIGHT!!