Funny things.

October 28, 2009

Two-year-olds say the most wonderful stuff…and I’ve been remiss in not documenting more of it. So I’m going to try to record some of the more amusing or sweet pieces of our conversations on the blog.

A few days ago:

J: Why do I cough?

Me: You cough to get snot and germs out of your throat.

J: Where does snot live?

Me: In your nose.

J: And sometimes in my mouth.

And a sweet one:

Me: We’re a family, we take care of each other.

J: I take care of Baby Em. I take care of Mama.

Me: Who does Dada take care of?

J: You. And me. And Baby Em.

Me: So we all take care of each other, right?

J: We take care of each other now!

Me: That’s right, J.

J: We need love. We all need love now!

And another sweet one:

J: Jonah has kitty cats!

Me: Yup. How many do you have?

J:  I need one more. (Holding up his one little finger.)

Me: You do? You have so many.

J: Need live one!

Me: Is that what you’re going to ask Santa for for Christmas?

J: Yeah!

Then, under his breath, he says to himself, “Be brave. Be brave.”


A little story

October 28, 2009

Just had to share:

Yesterday, Jonah and I did some Halloween crafts. We made ghosts to suspend from our ceiling, monsters out of old cereal boxes and spiders out of painted egg cartons. He was in heaven.

While we were hard at work, Emery sat in her little chair watching us. At one point, while punching holes in the egg cartons, I asked J to get Emery a toy to play with. He dropped what he was doing and ran into the living room.

So excited to get back to his crafts, he nearly tripped running back into the kitchen. He set the toy down on her tray.

Then he started to walk away. After about two steps, he stopped. He turned back to her.

He leaned over and pulled the little string on her toy to make it sing for her. Then he kissed her on the head.

Now that’s a good big brother.

Sitting Up!

October 23, 2009

E is now sitting up! She’s sitting support for a few weeks now,

but suddenly this week — she got it. She can sit by herself

wonderfully. Will try to post photos soon!

Emery is four months!

October 12, 2009

We had Emery’s four-month well-child check last Friday. All is well, Dr. says she’s looking great. She’s a lil thing…just 12 pounds, 11 ounces and 24 inches long. That puts her in the 25th percentile for weight and about the 50th percentile for height. Her big brother was already 15 pounds at this point — which is odd because he was a much smaller baby at birth.

More photos…

October 10, 2009

It’s tough to find time to post much…but here are a smattering of recent photos.

Here’s E sleeping in our bed.



And these are photos of J playing with one of best friends, Strawberry. Robyn gave him the horse for his second birthday. He loves it. He’s donning a cowboy hat from Grandma Lee.




In this one I told him to “be serious.”