Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Walking...Hair..and other random things

Johnny is officially walking. He took his first step on July 9th and we would say he started officially walking at the beginning of August. He crawled for a while and was able to squat and stand up unassisted for a couple of months so he is a pretty good walker for only having 3 weeks of experience. His favorite thing to do now is walk in a circle as fast as he can until he is dizzy and then sit down. He giggles the whole time he is doing it. Still have yet to get it on video but will; the video camera is charged up and ready for his next "spinning" moment.

He hasn't said any words yet but is using a few signs like "more" and "finished". I think he is starting to say mama when he is upset but won't officially say that till I know for sure :). He understand so much of what we tell him like "sit down" or "up" or "bathtime" or "doggy". He is doing well with "hands off" as well and we haven't really had to kid proof anymore than we did with Emma.

He is sleeping through the night and taking two naps, an hour in the morning and an hour and a half in the afternoon. We just stopped swaddling him but still give him a bottle and rock him before putting him down in his crib.

He is still a bit behind on getting teeth as his third tooth (first on top) has just broken the surface.

He had his last bottle of formula before going to sleep last night. We are happy to be rid of the formula tub sitting by our sink. We are still giving him bottles before nap time and bed of warm milk and plan to do this till he is 18 months old. He loves his bottles and they are a great way for us to make sure we cuddle and rock with him for at least a couple of minutes each day.

He still loves for us to play with him and if I sit on the ground while he is playing, every ten minutes or so he moves his way over to sit in my lap. He is definitely a people person and not a play by himself kind of kid...at least for now.

His hair.....is still as awesome as ever. People ask us all the time when we are going to cut it. Maybe never? We love it! It is very easy to manage and just keeps growing and growing. We are looking for a good place to go to get it trimmed but really can't imagine him without his curly hair. Here is a photo of him at the beach with his hair in all its glory......


Friday, August 20, 2010

Welcome Home Elyanna!! (2 months late....)

Good friends of ours from college adopted a baby girl from Ethiopia and brought her home while we were on vacation in Washington. We were able to catch up with them in Seattle on our way back home for a few hours and meet their sweet daughter. What a great blessing it is to have the Belleme's walk this amazing road of adoption with us. We love you guys!!



Sunday, August 15, 2010

Some Fun Photo's of the Kiddos














Saturday, August 14, 2010

Guess Who Turned Three?

While at Lake Roosevelt, Emma turned three so she had a princess party and was able to celebrate the day with her cousins. Hannah and Emma loved dressing up as princesses........






Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Our Time with the Stagge Family

It is all about the girly with Emma and Hannah around. Aren't they adorable? Johnny is very outnumbered....

Hailey and Johnny are only two months apart and have a great time playing again,


Uncle Nick braiding Emmas hair......what is the deal...why won't she let me do her hair?...
Splash park in Wenatchee......


The girls dressed up in the dance costumes that Heidi and I wore when we were little girls. Man those girls can shake it....I think Emma taught Hannah some of her moves....

We spent the last week of our vacation at a house at Lake Roosevelt thanks to the generosity of Carin's parents (Carin is my brother Justins girlfriend). We had a great week full of sun, water, boating and cousin play time......Emma and Hannah went fishing on Emma's birthday with Daddy, Uncle Nick and Pappy. They had so much fun and according to the boys were great on the boat....






Pappy and Emma...so sweet.




One of my favorite things to do is float in the water. Johnny and Emma loved it too....





And of course we had to have a family photo shoot.....,




Just hangin out at the lake house....