Tuesday, September 02, 2008

September already??

I'm REALLY trying to make an effort to write a bit more than I have in the past. So, be proud, it hasn't even been a week and I'm already updating again. It really does help that Reuben has done a lot in the last few days...

To summarize:
- he ate spaghetti with a fork. We didn't think he could do it, but he did. It was funny when sometimes he would put food on the fork, then pick it off the fork with his fingers to put it in his mouth.
- he's starting to stand on his own on occasion when he doesn't think about it and let's go of whatever he's holding on to. Then he realizes that he let go and sits down. It's funny to see the thought process of "oh no, I can't do this!" before he plops down.
- he's slept through the night all week except for once. I am beyond thrilled.
- he's figured out how to clap his hands. It's so cute to watch!
- he walks behind his push toy. He prefers to walk beside it pushing it sideways across the floor. It's hard to explain exactly what this looks like, but it's pretty funny to see. I'm trying to get a video of it, but he never wants to do it when the camera is running.

Tomorrow the little girl comes for me to take care of. It will be her first full day with me, so it'll be interesting to see how it goes. She's here tomorrow and Thursday, and then has Friday off because it's her birthday. Next week the little boy will join us on Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon, and Friday for the full day, and will be full-time the following week. So my life is about to get busy. I'm not too upset about this.

We had a good holiday weekend. Tim was off starting on Friday, and then we spent Saturday and Sunday helping Jon work on his house. I guess I should say that Tim helped him, and Reuben and I hung out watching the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics that Jon had downloaded. Honestly, even though I didn't really do anything, it was nice to get out of the house and have a change of scenery. Monday we hung out a bit at home and also went for a walk down by the lake and let Reuben spend some time at a splash park there. The poor kid's legs and feet got all scraped up from crawling on the concrete, but he didn't seem to mind.

well, I think that's all for now. Hopefully I won't be too busy to update more often...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It will be so fun to see all the new things Reuben is learning. good luck with the busy household. You will do great! You are a natural mother.

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