Caleb and Sydney waiting for the egg hunt to begin.
Caleb's basket full of eggs. I love how you can see Grace peeking out.
Caleb swinging after egg hunt.
Grace with her 1st Easter outfit.
Easter morning at church bright and early at 8:00 am. Tried to get there to sing for the 8 am service but was 2 minutes too late. The choir had just gone in so I missed it but at least it gave us time to get a picture together.
Today my sweet boy turns 4! Looking back the time really has gone fast but then at times has seemed slow. I want this post to be all about Caleb and how he has grown. He is so smart and amazes me at the memory he has. He is a big talker even though sometimes I'm the only one who can understand him. He talks well but has trouble with L's, S combinations so sometimes it's a little unclear. He was tested in his speech at preschool but he is right on track with where he should be for his age. Those few problem areas should be corrected on his own within the year.
He loves to talk about letters and numbers. Just out of the blue he will say "1 plus 1 equals 2" or some other combination that he knows. He has known his alphabet since he was 2. Now he is learning how to write the letters. He can write his name on his own without help and it is clear enough for a stranger to read! He seems to really like learning and I hope he will always like to.
He is also a very polite boy...usually! He will say "thank you" and "you're welcome", "please" when he is suppose to without being asked. He is quick to forgive us. Many times I have had to ask him to forgive me over something I did...usually yelling at him or just not being patient with him. He will say "Of course I forgive you". He will even say "I forgive you" when I just say Im sorry to him. He seems to have such a tender heart. He loves talking about God and is asking more questions about him. His main thing to say is "I love you more...no God loves you more". He used to ask if God was bigger than whatever he was talking about and we always answer yes.
There is so much more I could write about because I am so proud of my boy. He drives me crazy at times but I love him so much!
Grace is now 3 months! She is more awake now during the day and still sleeps all night. She has started cooing more and smiles all the time when we talk to her. She loves attention but is content when we can't show her it. She is wearing 3-6 months and 6 months in some brands. She has found her hands and wants to have her fist in her mouth most of the time. She has started reaching for objects and can hold a light toy when we put it in her hand. She continues to be an easy baby!!
I think she looks like a baby doll here. Big brother just adores her!
She looks like she is going to attack Caleb here. She will be doing that soon I'm sure!
Caleb's first time to take a picture. Grace likes to be held this way so if she is fussy I walk around with her like this and she is content.
Grace is now 2 months old! She weighs 12lbs 3 oz and is 23 3/4 inches long. She is still a great baby and sleeps all night. She is easy to take anywhere since she is content and sleeps wherever she needs to. I know this might not last too much longer when she gets more of a schedule and needs nap times. She usually has her awake time at night before 10:00pm then she goes to bed around that time till 8:00 or so the next morning. We are so blessed!!
Grace has been smiling at us for a few weeks. She is doing it more and more now. We have discovered she has a cute dimple on the right side as you look at her. She is such a good baby and we are so blessed to have her!!
Caleb shaking her hand and trying to get in the picture
Caleb had his first day in the 3's class at preschool today. This is the class that I taught for 2 years so it was strange for someone else to be the teacher and for me to be on the other side as a parent. It was a weird feeling for me to leave the school without him and go home. He will have one of the same teachers he had last year who we love so that makes me feel better. I know he is in good care! This is his first year to try a sport. He is doing Upward Soccer at our church and Jim is his coach. These are pictures of his first practice. He will start playing games in September.
God has blessed my life in many ways! I have been married to Jim for 10 years. I am so grateful to be a stay-at-home mom to Caleb who was born October 26, 2007 and to our new baby Grace born July 12, 2011.