We've all been working very hard around here.

Little Brother on sitting and making new sounds.

Big Brother on clay projects.

Mommy on teaching a new class.

Daddy on ...........fixing people, lots of people.

Have a great project to show.

Check back on Thursday.

7 Months!

Wow Baby! You are 7 Months old!

You LOVE watermelon (the rind). Your Daddy made the mistake of eating a piece in front of you tonight and you couldn't take your eyes off of him. Blueberry-banana, avocado, squash from Uncle Derele's farm, sweet potatoes, all your usual favorites, don't have a chance if watermelon is near by!

You sit so well. In fact your Daddy and I marvel at how we can sit you on the carpet (with a few pillows just in case) with your toy bucket close and how you can play by yourself for so long. You may not nap but you love to pick each one of your yous out of the bucket and have a good long look/play with each one. You use both hands to pick up toys and can move a toy from one hand to the other. EVERYTHING goes in your mouth. Sorry Spiderman.

You wave. I must video the wave soon. It melts my heart. Your one little arm flapping up and down with such excitement.

You had your shots last week and were a champ. Barely a whimper and fine for the rest of the day.

You could watch your big brother for days. Your eyes follow him every where possible and when you are in a different room you perk up if you hear his voice. You laugh a full out belly laugh at his silly dances.

You still are up 2-3 times a night. Ugg. You like to eat......85th percentile you like to eat so much.

I will be leaving you twice a week for 3 hours starting soon while I help others learn about the importance of health safety and nutrition of children. It is going to be soooo hard to be away from you even though you will be in the best hands I know. (thanks Dad).

You are seven months old. I tell you each day how much I love you and how lucky I am to be your Mommy. You are so special and sweet and easy going, just like your Daddy.

spider for lunch

It is all about spiders around here. Spiderman to be exact. If radio active spiders to one into Spiderman I wonder what a peanut butter spider would turn one into? So a friend joined us for lunch.
He didn't last long.


Big Brother: You are continually so kind and easy going it amazes me. You never complain or peep when I am too busy to play because your little brother needs me. You share your toys happily, you wait quietly for your turn for attention and you genuinely love to make your little brother laugh.
Little Brother: Your laugh melts all our hearts. You are not exactly easy going but your smile and big blue eyes always make up for it. Your legs go go go when you see Mommy and your arms go up up up when you want up. You love to watch your big brother do anything. You are happiest when he plays beside you. You love to try to get big brothers cup-it seems like you are growing up so quickly.

the lesson

THIS is how you carry scissors Mom.

This is how I carry scissors at school.

(Ummm, wow. When did you grow up? When did you start listening to rules? You are so proud to go to school. You love school. You love your friends. gee, I love you. Actually, I adore you. I am so lucky to be your Mom.)

Hello 2012!

The plans, oh, the plans!

Taking time for a picture during a wonderful day of skating by the river was a great plan!

So much to do this year I can't wait!