Wednesday, March 21, 2012
No school today because of the snow. Yay!!!
Brennan had an exciting morning... besides the snow. He lost his FIRST tooth! He's excited of course, but maybe not as much as Asher who is thrilled that now the tooth-fairy will come.
I tried to capture how incredibly cute this little one looked last Sunday. Of course, no pictures that I take can ever capture it well enough. But believe me, she was WAAAY cute.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
But then today she seemed to leap ahead. While hanging out in the living room doing her own thing, I noticed she let go of the couch and started walking across the living room (she only got a few steps in), just going nonchalantly as if she always got around that way. Then as I was making dinner I saw her get herself up (one of the first times ever) and walked like 10 steps! Very cool. She never did quite that well again, but she kept on trying the entire time I was cooking.
At least in addition to getting into cupboards and trying to climb into the dishwasher. :-)
Yes, Hollyn has learned the magic of opening cupboard doors. For example, on Sunday I managed to locate both of her church shoes and laid them out where I would find them. Unfortunately she could reach them and I spent the last 20 minutes before leaving trying to find one of the shoes. At the last second - with everyone in the car - I looked inside of our pots 'n' pans cupboard and found her shoe inside a pot. Little nut!
Friday, March 2, 2012
Asher's lack of control over his emotions is sort of funny (to us, anyway.) Like other kids, if he's upset about something he may start to cry. But, unlike other kids, the act of crying upsets him even more, so he'll often wail, "I can't stop crying!" Conversely, if you look at Asher and he's smiling, he'll suddenly blush and embarrassingly cover his mouth while he laughs, "I can't stop smiling!" Oh man, I love that kid. :-)
I don't remember if I did a 10 month update on Hollyn yet, and I'm too lazy to go back and see. Anyway, she's almost 10.5 months now and doing well. Hollyn is really developing a little personality now. Where she used to just be calm and quiet, she's since learned how to be hyper, silly, active, and vocal. Hollyn is a great mimic and imitates all the sounds she hears or things she sees, evening yawning. She LOVES her brothers and lights up when they give her attention. She has recently learned to go up stairs, although her legs are still almost too short for it. A couple days ago she learned how to go backwards down stairs, however as her confidence grew she got more careless and thought she could sit however she wanted on them. Not true :-) Hollyn is practicing walking, but I think there's a ways to go before she's very good at it. Unlike many other babies who work on their standing balance first, Hollyn keeps trying to skip that. Consequently, she can't stand for more than a second or two and instead of steadying herself when taking steps, just goes for it. I will try to upload some video examples, but I still can't figure out how to edit them (what I used to use doesn't work on this old computer) so the videos go rather long without too much to see. Anyway, she gets a huge kick out of thinking she's a big kid like her brothers and she is very fun these days.