So, my girly now has 5 teeth! Three on the bottom and 2 on the top, but not the two front teeth, the two outside the front two. She is getting the front 2 right now and of course, she is fevering and drooling. It's pretty cute though. She is still not even tempting to roll over (OK, maybe a couple times in the last month or so), nor is she crawling or anything like that. She still sits up and scoots to get places. Of course, when she's in her walker, she's a brute force. In our house, transitioning from the hard wood to the carpet and from the inside to the back deck, there are some bumps, but this girl is so cute ... she just lifts up her walker and marches right over any speed bumps that may get in her way. She is a pretty driven and outspoken girl. Sometimes when I take a toy from her, she really lets me know. She will definitely hold her own against her brothers though.
He turned 3 last Tuesday. He is such a big boy already. He uses big words like dangerous, consequence, and disgusting. He is such a conversationalist. And very social too. He plays shy but once you are in, you're in. He loves playing with and copying his big brother and also playing by himself. He is super cuddly and loveable. I love that he wants to include us on what he does, but his constant play-by-play and sometimes non-stop monologue is overwhelming. At times, we put him in a "verbal time-out". He is so mature for his age. I know, it's probably a biased opinion. But, hey, it's my blog.
We are so very proud of Ethen. He is so amazing and smart and loveable and cute and cuddly and innovative and thoughtful .. ok, I'll stop. I do have share some cute things though to back up all those flattering compliments. Ethen loves to draw. I can blog some pics in the near future, but for now, it's just words. He draws mostly Superheroes, but also a few other things. He likes to draw things and cut them out too. He has recently started playing Chris's X-Box 360 and he is good. Good thing is I am still better than him, but I know it won't take long for him to pass me by. Technology and young people make an amazing pair. He also plays his V-Smile that our neighbor gave us and he's pretty darn good at that too. Ethen also has a great imagination. He can play with his action figure toys what seems like hours on end just entertaining himself, even if we invite him to do something different with us. His new favorite cereal is Frosted Shredded Mini-Wheats, and his new favorite lunch is a PB&J w/ honey, no crust. He'll have a bowl of Honey-Nut Cheerios anytime though, it's the ol' stand-by.
No, I don't have a new baby. But, yes, we do have another son. Just for the summer though. Our dearest of friends have gone to Alaska for the summer and we have the privelege of caring for their 15 yr-old son till they return. (He's also my god-son.) Our boys absolutely love him. Grace just stares at him like he's a new attraction. He is such a good "big brother" to them and says, "Wow, that's amazing" whenever they show him something (even if it's the 5th time). He plays piano, (most) guitars and drums all very well. He loves watching TV, playing video games and instruments, working out and being with his family. He is a good boy and we hope that we will bless him while he is here.
And, here's a recent family pic of us as we entered my aunts outdoor wedding. I love my family so much!