Thursday, May 27, 2010


Oh boy! I've been a HUGE slacker!!! I'm going to try and catch up a bit here....
May was GREAT-Brooklyn graduated from pre-school on May 27, 2010. She had the best teacher, Teacher Karleigh and just loved every minute of pre-school. I loved having pre-school as a constant bribe for good behavior, because the thought of not going would prompt the best behavior from her. She learned so much at school, she knows all her letters and numbers and can write her name (mostly). She learned a BUNCH of songs and memorizes them so quickly! I'm so proud of her love for school. She just loves to learn. She is enrolled in pre-school again in the fall and then we're trying to decide to get her into kindergarten early or not. It's one of those things we'll decide as it gets closer. Above are a few shots from her pre-school program. It was ADORABLE!!! I love the last one, it looks like they are doing a break dance routine, but really it's "I'm a little tea pot" but Cash fell over.
Boston had a great month too. He is growing so fast. This month he learned that it is cute to play shy. He also has developed the "stranger danger". He's completely a mamma's boy. She loves to be held and cuddled, but the second he's done he's DONE. Whenever I go out with the kids the most frequent comments I hear and "Wow! They look so much alike" and "What a happy baby!" I always reply, "When he's happy he's HAPPY and when he's mad he's MAD" there's not much in between so far. I can always tell when something is bothering him because he makes it KNOWN. Brooklyn loves to plat with him and I always know when he's being too rough or hard because he voices his frustration loudly. If only Brooklyn would understand the screaming is not in delight but in annoyance!! He's turning into a good sleeper. He's on 100% bottle now (FREEDOM!!) and he's sleeping better because of it. Still working on all through the night and in his own bed. Small steps I guess.
I had my birthday this month. It was great! I got breakfast in bed. Brooklyn was SO EXCITED to give me breakfast in bed. She thought it was the coolest thing ever!! Greg is studying hard for the CPA exam. He's keeping busy training for Hood to Coast again this year and work and studying. I guess the theme for us is busy busy busy.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Boston's 9 month check up

Boston had his 9 month check-up yesterday and here are his stats:

Height: 31in. (greater than 95%)

Weight: 25lbs (95%)

Head: 47 cm (90%)

Believe it or not Boston is taller and weighs less than Brooklyn at this same age!!! I think he would have weighed more but he had a nice week long flu a week ago and didn't really enjoy eating. Also he is now 100% bottle fed (FREEDOM!!!) and it took him a few days to totally love it. He is completely crawling now. He was mostly crawling for a few weeks, but he just figured out the timing of his hands and legs and now get to where ever he wants to go, but crawling is really just a tool he uses to get to someplace to stand up on. I'd expect him to be a lot like Brooklyn, she crawled and then walked just a few weeks later. He loves to stand and loves to play with Brooklyn. He watches every move she makes with such intensity. I get a lot of comments while I'm out with him that he is such a happy baby, but I always have to clarify that he is happy when he's happy and he's MAD when he's mad. He's a good boy, we just need to work on sleeping, not eating, through the night.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Just for laughs

Brooklyn thought it was SOOOOO FUNNY to put Boston's hoodie on. She was laughing so hard. I had to get a picture. I couldn't believe she could zip it up! She makes me laugh!