Monday, May 26, 2014

Well, I’m Calling It

* I wrote this last Thursday, I think (May 22nd).  I intended to add a whole bunch of pictures, but that’s going to be too time consuming.  So pictures next time.

Today Kieran seemed to make that transition from taking steps to outright walking.  He still crawled a lot, but spent a darn good portion of his day venturing by foot.  It’s so cute!  I mean, it’s sad that babies don’t stay babies, but gosh I love watching them learn and grow too!  Maybe I’ll capture it on film tomorrow.   Although Kieran has gone about learning his skills differently than my other 3, he’s accomplished each “trick” right when my others did.  Brennan walked at 9 months, and now all 3 others at 11 months.  We don’t do the whole “variety” thing in this family;-)

Let’s see, what else does he do… Kieran’s a good eater.  Except pancakes, which I can’t get him to eat at all!  But otherwise he happily chows down on whatever I give him.  I think bananas are a favorite, but then again he’d probably greet anything I give him for breakfast with the same enthusiasm.

We call him “Kieran the Patient” because, well, it’s pretty self explanatory.  But even this nickname doesn’t capture just how amazingly patient he is.  He could, if I was a lesser person, spend all day in his crib, or high chair, or wherever because he just chills and waits.  While he eats I tend to other kids and needs.  He’ll finish his food, stick his thumb in his mouth and just sit there, watching life around him.  The number of times he’s fallen asleep in his high chair is embarrassing.  When we wakes up, he doesn’t cry.  So I don’t often know he’s woken up.  In the mornings he’ll play with or watch (or defend himself against) Hollyn.  If he’s alone, like after a nap, he’ll make some sounds but mostly just wait, sucking him thumb.  He’s happy and smart, giving us the biggest sweetest smiles you can imagine.  And very, very patient.  Gosh I love him!

Hollyn is growing as well, obviously.  She says increasingly complex or interesting things.  It’s so fun to watch this development.  She still finds a way to get in to everything though.  I wish she’d unlearn a few things in that department.

Asher and Brennan are wrapping up the school year.  They each had a great year.  In fact, in past years I got calls from the school regarding Brennan and misbehavior incidents like every month or two.  I don’t think I got a single one this year!  Well, I guess there was that one when he bit a kid. (While playing, the other boy had grabbed Brennan, pinning both arms.  He reacted impulsively in the only defensive maneuver he could think of.  But *apparently* biting people is frowned upon. ) Anyway, it was a good year overall.  We’re excited for summer, though I’m a little nervous, as I always am, about going crazy with all the kids home.  It takes so long to adjust to the schedule differences.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Oh, big boy! He was seriously about the cutest kid I've seen. Can't wait to see more of him....someday. Too bad it's not as often as I would like.

love you!