So here's what we've been up to... journaling in age order, pictures randomly interspersed:
Tony has been spending a lot of time at school, a lot of time wrestling with two little munchkins, and a lot time reading to said munchkins.
|Shes finally big enough to easily pedal.|
|J's first night to sing withh the children during church - at our temporary, borrowed location.|
Cadence has been learning to read, writing her name quite clearly by herself (along with anything else you will spell for her), drawing and painting, running around outside, swinging, playing, taking care of ReC as much as we will let her, and laughing and shrieking with James. She's been very tired recently, although this last week has been infinitely better. She's also been a lot more even keeled this last week, and it has been so wonderful to have our happy Cadence back! She is the sweetest thing, so eager to have fun, play, and please. She loves books of all kinds. She and Tony are on the second book of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Again. For the third time. In the last two months. We pretty much have them memorized.
Cadence, with a bucket over her head like a helmet, brandishing a spear: "I am a fierce and mighty knight, and I have come to rescue you from the dragon Kazul!"
Tossing the bucket and spear aside, and twirling around: "I am the Princess Cimorene, and I don't want to be rescued!"
That's my girl!
|The other day I was making supper - when I came around the corner to check on the kids, Cadence was lying very, very still. I thought, "Wow, she's almost limp! In fact... no way. Is she asleep?!"|
|Yup. Our picky non-sleeper fell asleep in the middle of the evening, in the middle of the living room, lying on a chair turned on its side. Wow.|
|First day of smiles!|
|Enjoying books with Pa-pa.|
|Still his favorite. Thing. Ever. This boy loves blankies, and especially this one.|
And she smiles! Hooray!
|Six weeks - old enough to notice there is something next to her, and want to look at it instead of the camera.|
|Whoops. I didn't look at the font size when I processed these photos - I was trying to hurry and throw them on here while ReC ate... so they're all weird and big. Oh well, life's rough ;)|
|Typical James. Taking advantage of an empty plastic tub and distracted parents...|
|...to COMPLETELY empty the silverware drawer.|
|Balance beam trick. He can walk the length too, even though it wobbles.|
|Babe Ruth - and my body will land.... THERE!|
|My sweet girls at bedtime. Cadence pretending to be a baby, and ReC watching her every move. See how long she's getting? Those legs just keep on going forever.|