This summer I've been able to watch Miles grow and develop his communication skills- he'll be turning four soon and all of the developmental changes are just amazing to me! No one has had to "teach" him how to sigh with his shoulders hung down (which is my favorite expression of his right now...shame on me =) or teach him how to find humor in situations- one of his favorite phrases is "that's so silly, mommy!"- and his emphasis on certain syllables is what really gets me! He loves gameshows right now- I think it's the clapping and excitement that gets him (i.e. Wheel of Fortune, that show with Cedric the Entertainer, etc). Although there have been times of frustration over his behavior and feeling like he's reverting back to toddler ways (from being around little brother- like dumping toys out and the excessive whining), times where I see his growth make it all worth it! And, knowing that soon, he'll be surrounded by other children his age 3 days a week and probably picking up on habits I won't be fond of that typical 3 and 4 year olds have!
Last week, we got him all signed up for soccer. He'll be playing at a local church that's right up the road from us, so that will make practice and games convenient! Jared is beside himself excited =) We already have shinguards and shoes (which of course, there's a story there...
Owen is at SUCH a fun age right now! Of course, he thinks he is as big as his big brother, and able to do EVERYTHING Miles can: jump on (and off) the bed, brush his teeth, hold the top of the banister going up the stairs, etc. This morning, I was in the kitchen doing dishes and the boys
Nothing new with baby girl right now!!! I told my doctor yesterday that I was a little concerned over how big I seem to be getting this early on, and he told me that she was just sitting forward, so to tell anyone who comments on this to shut-up! Gotta love him!!! I have decided how I want her nursery to look- here's my inspiration room: http://pinterest.com/pin/56349347/ (have you BEEN on pinterest?! it's so addicting!) Now it's just getting there...but she does have a few more items in her wardrobe! And some sweet sweet friends are hosting a shower at the end of the month! The sweet girl won't be naked- that's for sure! And her Meme has already said that any blue jeans bought for her will disappear until she's at least ten!! Ha ha!! ((I remember telling Jared once before we were parents that we may have to eat pbj's every night of the week, but our kids will be dressed cute- not too hard with the boys (especially when you have friends with kids exactly a year older than your oldest!) and sweet grandparents who make sure they have special occasion outfits! But watching my mom buy clothes for Molly Claire this early on has been priceless!))
Sorry there are no pics...I've been good about taking them...on my phone...(see previous statement as to why they aren't on computer!!!) I'll have to get Jared to help me out with that!!