Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Tucker - 6 Months!

I don't know where these six months went, but they went fast!  Like his older sisters, we waited until he was six months to start giving him solid food.  He first tried sweet potatoes...

He wasn't so sure about that, he was setting his sights higher, like on the bratwursts we were enjoying...

Then he tried banana...

He's also had avocado, but we didn't get a picture of that.  So far, he loves bananas, and is eating about 1/4 of one in one sitting.

We finally put the baby swing up and got the high chair out of the attic.  He looks like such a small fry guy in it.

He's such a happy little guy, and we all love having him around.  The girls absolutely love having a baby brother, and they're such big helpers!

He scoots all over the house - sometimes he thinks about crawling, but then he realizes that scooting gets him where he wants to go faster.  He loves to try to sneak in the girl's room when I'm not looking, and if I find him as he's about to get in their room, he scoots faster to try to get away.  He's fast, but not that fast.  Their room is not exactly baby proofed, so I try to keep him out of there unless someone's with him.

In other big news, Cami is potty trained!  This is such a big deal in our house, and we're all so proud of her!  She also gets herself dressed in the mornings, which is so nice.

Kendall starts K4 next week, and I think I'm in denial!  She's only going for half-day, but it's going to be a big change around here.  The other day, I was telling her how much I'll miss her while she's gone, and Kendall just kept saying, "It's okay mom.  I'll be back soon and you won't have to miss me anymore!  I'll miss you, too, but I'll be back."  As much as I'll have to adjust to it, I think Cami will have the hardest time with this change.  They're best friends and play pals, so Cami's really going to miss her.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Kendall Speak - Part 12

Both of these incidents just happened, while she's helping Grant do yard work.  She's on a roll tonight!

Grant has been pulling weeds from this section of our yard every night this week.  And every night, Kendall and Cami go "help" him.  Actually, Kendall does a really good job pulling weeds, and Cami pulls weeds for about a minute, then she's off to play in her own little world.  Tonight, while Cami was in her own world, Kendall was telling Grant how Cami was so lazy, because she wasn't helping them work.  Grant explained that she's not lazy, she's just two!  Then Cami came walking back towards them, and Kendall said:

"Oh, uh, hi Cami (humming).  No, we're not talkin' about you.  We're just workin'.  Not talkin' about you at all! (more humming)"

A few minutes later, I came outside with Tucker, and a lady was walking her dog named Snickers, and talking to Grant.  From a distance, when I heard this lady talk, I could tell she was from Boston or somewhere around there, because she had a pretty thick accent.  As she walked away, Kendall said:

"Mom, that lady is from Boston, and her dog's name is Snickers.  Do you know how she said Snickers?  'Snickas'."

And then she starts laughing.  All of this was well within earshot of the nice lady from Boston.