Monday, October 15, 2007

just so lovable

I've started scrapbooking again, so that means the photo shoots are back! Adding one more child to the mix makes things pretty interesting, but thank goodness for digital cameras. So far Jonathan seems pretty photogenic, and instead of crying as soon as he sees the camera, he actually smiles! That's a nice change to Jessica and Will, hopefully it will last!

Willbon was pretty grumpy during the whole affair, but he was still very tender with his brother.

Jessica loves to give Jonathan attention, and Jonathan is more than happy to encourage her. She is good at getting him to laugh and smile, and when he cries she will sing him songs or play toys with him. She's turning out to be a great big sister!

This is one of the only shots I got where all three kids are actually in the frame!

Jonathan is cutting teeth, so he's constantly trying to chew on whatever he can get his gums on.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

A few new phrases!

There are lots of things about Prekindergarten that I like. Jessica is learning a lot, and having fun at the same time. She is figuring out the basic concepts of reading, and she is getting really close to being able to read. She is also making lots of new friends.
However, there are a few things that I don't like so much. The first is that I am constantly being reminded how fast my baby is growing up. The other things are more superficial, like the crying over who played with who during recess, and who isn't going to invite Jessica to their birthday party that day. The other thing is the interesting phrases and words that are constantly popping up in Jessica's daily conversations. Today Jessica woke up from her nap and said that she was a little hungry. I asked her if she wanted a string cheese, to which she responded, "What the heck!! You're a genius!!" : ) Umm . . . . OK Jessica!! A little bit over dramatic, but that's my girl!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Willbon Sings the ABCs

Willbon learned his ABCs in pre-school a few months ago, and he just loves singing the song. Hit the video for his lettered sophistication:

Sunday, October 7, 2007

5 months old

Jonathan turned 5 months old a few days ago. I thought I would update you on his progress. He is getting much more stable and can hold his head up really good when he's on his tummy.

He is also kind of sitting up by himself. He tips over and starts trying to eat his toes, and occasionally he flings himself backwards or sideways, so we have to watch him, but he's getting close. He's still cuter than ever and growing by the second!

All by myself!

For the last week or so we've been walking Jessica through the steps of tying her own shoes. A few days ago she said she was ready to try it all by herself. I got the camera and off she went, tying a perfect knot!! Good job Jessica!!

Hold both laces -- switch hands -- one side goes through the hole -- pull tight
Make a tree -- the bunny runs around the tree -- the bunny goes through the hole -- pull tight