Monday, May 19, 2014

Jack is 3 1/4 today!

Big brother Jack is 3 1/4 today.  It still shocks me sometimes how big he is.  It's getting harder and harder to cuddle with him and give him baby kisses.  I guess all of that stuff is on the way out.  

He is still obsessed with numbers and has taken to numbering everything.  We are currently counting fountains all around Southern California.  He has an eagle eye for fountains when we're driving.  I believe we are up to 38 and they stretch from San Diego to Pasadena.  He knows exactly where they all are.  I was fine up until we got to around #18 and then I had to start keeping a list on my phone so I wouldn't forget where they all were.  He loves them and makes me drive around town to see them sometimes.  

He has grown into an amazing big brother.  He loves Sam and when I'm out of the room I can hear him talk baby talk to Sam and play with him.  It's adorable.  Of course, Sam doesn't yet steal his toys and use his bikes so maybe the situation will change in another six months.  But for now it's ridiculously cute.  And Sam adores him.  His face just lights up when Jack enters the room.

Preschool is still going fairly well and Jack has grown closer to some of his playgroup buddies...two boys in particular.  It's very cute to see them playing well together and Jack having so much fun.  He still hates crowds though and does better in one on one situations.

I love that he loves telling stories lately.  Like his mother, he doesn't tell outlandish crazy creative stories about dragons and robots and princes.  But he'll tell cool little stories about going to Grandpa's cabin or Grammy and Pop Pop's house.  

So, all in all, Jack is good.  He's a cool little kid.  He has his moments of not listening and being pretty bratty, but generally he's fun to be around.  It's a great time for him and for me to be able to hang out with him.  :)

"And...that's enough pictures.  I'm outta here."

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sam is 6 months old today!

Happy 6 months Sam!  Well, we made it through the half of the first year.  Quite an accomplishment.  And it went so fast compared to Jack!  (Comparisons here.)  Man.  It's crazy.

The little guy now has his two front teeth in addition to his two bottom teeth (you might be able to see the tiny teeth in the photo above.)  He's been a bit fussy because of those teeth breaking through but that's understandable.  He seems so so interested in our food and we just starting doing a tiny bit of baby food.  To be increased exponentially I think.  I have just been putting it off because it's so messy and such a pain compared to bottles.  :)


He's still pretty darn adorable and is hanging on to those bright blue eyes.  I'm not so sure they are here to stay but I'm enjoying them for the time being.

He is so much bigger than Jack at the same age and so much stronger and into moving.  Just because he wants to keep up with his big brother.  One day soon....

As usual, Jack needed to participate in this photo shoot.  First he read Sam the sign and told him how old he was.

And then it was just time for cuteness.  :)