Ok. So, I haven’t even posted so far this year. How sad. 🙁 Sorry about that. Lots has happened. We got a mini-van. The charger is gone and the mini-van took it’s place. We are officially domesticated. Honestly, I love the van. The charger was fun. It had a lot of power, but it was terrible when it came to space. Just didn’t work anymore with 2 growing kids and their stuff.
2 kids. Both getting big. She is quickly turning into a young lady. He is moving well and will be walking soon. Blows my mind. Sometimes I just sit and watch you both. I think of what your mother and I did before you came along and I have a hard time coming up with things. I just all seems so insignificant now. I’ve learned so much about life and faith. I wouldn’t change a thing. I see some of myself and your mother in both of you. Sometimes it’s great and sometimes it’s scary. Scary because I know what that attitude or that trait will lead. Maybe we can explain them and you can avoid the pitfalls. More likely you’ll need to learn the hard way like we did. Hopefully we’ll be understanding and remember our times through that.
Summer’s coming. Can’t wait to get both of you to the lake this year. It’s going to be interesting.
Gotta get back to work. Yes, I’m typing this at work. 🙂
So, here we are about a month and a half away from your first birthday and I haven’t posted anything since February. I’m sorry sweetie. I’ll try to do better. Might be time to get your mom in here to post too. She’s recording all your milestones on our iPad. Should be interesting to see how clunky that thing is when you’re old enough enough to read this. My last post was about your first tooth. Well, now you have 8 teeth and really enjoy using them. When you read this ask me if I have any scars. So far, it’s all good.
So, what else is going on… Sometime in the next few weeks your cousin will be born. I have a feeling that you and her will be quite a pair. Your uncle and I have our work cut out for us. You’re almost walking. You can walk along furniture like an expert, but not quite ready to venture out without something to hold on to. You and I were playing on the floor and you used me to stand up and then stood completely on your own for a few seconds. It was pretty cool. Ever since then I’ve made it a habit to make you stand up and use only my hands to steady yourself. You get better at it every time.
Talking… you are close to that too. You babble all the time when you are in good mood (and a little whiny when you’re not 🙂 ). Still haven’t heard your first word yet, although it sounded like you said “Hi” recently. So maybe that was it. We say that to you a lot. That’s too easy though. I keeping whispering “da da” in your ear. So maybe… You’ll probably start off with complete sentences or something. You seem to be really smart about things and like to figure things out for yourself. Your mom and I both have big independent streaks, so it stands to reason you’d have one too. Don’t forget to ask for help, it makes life easier and less stressful. Try to recognize when you need help too. I have trouble with that one.
We get lots of compliments on you. Very easy going… Such a happy baby… You have your moments, but you’ve been a real blessing to your mom and I. We thank God for you every day. Make sure we don’t forget that.
Ok sweetie, I think I’m done for now. I love you.