14 December 2009

Sitting Up

Gabriel is pretty good at sitting up these days. He leans over, grabs toys, and sits there playing with them. We're pretty impressed. It doesn't take too much at this age :)

In other news, Ben gained three pounds in the last month (since his surgery). This is a big step for our little guy.

06 December 2009

Sharing with Family

We try to teach sharing. But, as many of you know kids just don't want to share, sometimes.

This morning, Benjamin was playing with a bunch of toy dogs after finishing breakfast.

Collette: "Ben can I have a dog to play with?"
Benjamin: "Sure, which one?" He selects one and brings it over to Collette.
Collette: "The baby one." After being handed a larger dog.
Benjamin: "Sure." He retrieves the baby one and delivers it.

I'm amazed that with so many disagreements and arguments over who has what, there are still moments where our kids are perfectly behaved and absolutely polite and loving.

05 December 2009

Things are changing...

These are not significant changes in life. But things that to me are funny or just strange to see my children growing older. Here are two pictures that show how our house is changing lately:

This may seem just like my 6 year olds bed. Nothing spectacular. But oh, is it ever! Do you see the stuffed animal squished against the wall back there? That, my dear friends, is Piglet. And that, is where he usually stays these days. Which is soooo not normal. Not for my 6 year old who usually takes him places with her and if nothing else would never think not to sleep with him. And yet, there he stays lately. She has found other animals that she is sleeping with these days. Is she outgrowing him or is this just a stage?!

And these next two pictures are what my 2 year old son has taken a liking to lately. Finding some kind of chocolate around the house, getting scissors out of the drawer, and helping himself to some treats. I found these two bits of evidence when I woke up this morning. The door was closed so I opened it to see if someone was still sleeping. Nope, no one was sleeping but this was in the middle of the floor. I think it's funny he tries to "hide" his evidence, not by cleaning up, but by closing the door. Nice thinking, Ben.