Garrett and Jenna are growing like crazy, and so is mommy! This was the profile picture from 20 weeks. We are excited for our ultrasound in a couple weeks as getting to see the baby is always fun and having the reassurance that everything is developing properly is always a welcome moment. In the last 2 weeks I think I've finally conquered the sickness and nauseousness that came along with this pregnancy. I'm pretty sure a man made up the saying that "sickness is the sign of a healthy pregnancy", because while I can appreciate the truth of that saying it doesn't make you actually feel better in the midst of it. Now that we're halfway we should probably consider some names....we have nothing so far for a boy or girl, so this could be interesting.
December 21, 2010
I know every parent says the same thing about their children so it is cliche, but I'll say it anyway. I sometimes cannot believe how fast this little man is growing up! He's turning in to quite a little chatter box and knows exactly what he wants even when he doesn't know the word. He's a neat little boy, must take after his dad! He insists on eating with a fork, loves picking things up and putting them in the trash (we have to watch that one since some things, like his sisters toys, don't belong in the trash) and the new little vacuum he received as a Christmas gift is a BIG hit.
Yeah books! For a little guy who is always on the move, one thing that will often stop his constant motion are books. His favorites right now are the touch and feel animal books, anything with Elmo or dogs and his Farm Animal flap book.
Garrett is usually awake before Jenna and will often cuddle for a few minutes before scooting off your lap and going to the fridge for his milk. Most days he'll also open the pantry and ask for "num, nums" (aka, Cheerios). I was folding some laundry and he thought he was big stuff hanging out the couch with his milk and cheerios.
Jenna was coloring one day when he woke up from his nap and within seconds he was right there with her coloring away. After I took the picture we moved him to the highchair where we know the worst thing the crayon can get on is the tray.
Love you little man!
December 16, 2010
Once again this year, we took the kids to the Zeeland Christmas Parade. Short and sweet but they had fun and Jenna was able to collect more than enough candy. Garrett loved watching all the lights and hearing the music.
The kids love to be outside! Jenna will play outside for hours with the neighbor kids. Sledding, building snowmen, building forts and havingall kinds of other snow fun. Of course when she heads out the door a certain little brother stands by the door banging on it saying "out" or presses his face against the back windows watching the kids every move. Many days were just too cold for him to be out for more than a little bit but he enjoyed whatever time he could get playing outside.
All the outside fun does make bedtime very easy for some tuckered out little ones!