James is really moving around these days! He can go from sitting to crawling and vice versa. He is scootching everywhere (more army crawl than up on all fours). He is also pulling up on everything! One day I watched him on the monitor and he was hinged over the crib rail- time to lower the mattress! He's starting to point at things, but still does not clap nor has he said anymore words. I feel bad...I know I spent way more time with Adelyn teaching her animal noises and reading to her nonstop. Every time I read to James, Adelyn takes over and is suddenly super interested in the baby board book. Every time I spend time with Adelyn, James crawls on over and is super interested in her crayons (or whatever he's not supposed to have). It's hard to spend one-on-one time with them! James is getting a little better with the stranger/seperation anxiety. I was able to stay at my mom's group the entire session last week! He has been with Seth's parents a lot. I went on a girls' trip and Seth was coaching, so he spent the weekend with Seth's parents. When I returned Sunday night, James had FOUR new teeth! He's still sleeping and eating like a champ- just love that little guy!!
We've had a little bit of sickness hit our house this month. James had an ear infection (my first experience with that) and Adelyn caught a stomach bug. Seth and I both woke up with it the next morning. We got it way worse than Adelyn (thankfully). Brenda took the kids for the day and allowed us to get better. It was awful! Then Brenda got it that evening. Hopefully, we won't encounter it anymore. I am so grateful for all the help we get from Seth's parents. They have been lifesavers!
Adelyn is doing great! Dare I say she is mellowing out? Her tantrums/whining/not sharing/two -year old behavior is lessening and we have pleasant days. She's very inquisitive and I love it! Her memory is sharp. The other day we were driving in a neighborhood that two of our friends live in. We have been to this neighborhood 2 times in the past 6 months. We pulled in and she said, "This is where Charlie lives". I was blown away! One day, she said, "Mama, I don't have my heart". I asked where it went and she said, "I gave it to Jesus". Then she asked if Daddy and I still had our hearts. I explained what giving your heart to Jesus means and it was such a cool moment. I am so glad she listens at church and preschool and is learning these wonderful lessons. Adelyn is very into writing and coloring. She is still enjoying her preschool work books and she asks to do her "homework" almost every day (she got the homework thing from Emily- since she's in kindergarten, she really has homework).
We've had fun visitors this month and we have thoroughly been enjoying the beautiful SPRING weather!!
|Jay seems super interested in the girls' dress up|
|Lucy (visiting with her mom Cory from Charleston) and Adelyn at INK (children's museum)|
|Every time we go here, Adelyn loves the pretend grocery store|
|Adelyn singing with the Little Choir at church|
|Randy, me, and Bella (8 months old) in Delaware|
|Melissa (with Bella), Laura (with CeCe), Me (with Lea V), Randy, and Amy out to lunch in Middletown, DE|
|Adelyn and James after church one Sunday. Adelyn just let go and of course, James fell.|
|He was crying so Adelyn sang him an "I'm sorry" song on the drum|
|Don't worry...we lowered the crib that afternoon. He was throwing that leg over and eventually got it stuck in the rails. Little stinker!|
|James and Adelyn before church|
|Lea (4 months old) and James (8 months old)|
|CeCe (4 months old) and Adelyn (8 months old)|
|CeCe and Adelyn today|
|I love to stand up!|
|I could watch him sleep all day|
|Look at all those teeth! James LOVES to swing!|