Friday, June 15, 2018

9 Months

Here were are at nine months old!  The past four weeks have been all about moving and pulling up.  Jonathan has changed from a scooter to a crawler and from a tummy boy to a standing boy.  It's so fun to watch, and be ready to save him at all times, of course.  Jonathan loves standing at the window, dishwasher, art easel, freezer, little table, and my legs.  Other favorites from this past month include laughing with Forrest and grabbing whatever Charlotte has.  Yes, he loves his brother and sister.

Besides gaining motor skills, Jonathan's language skills are expanding.  He has gotten great at babbling, and he has his first words!  What a thrilled mama I am!  He says mama (mamama) and no (nahnahnah).  I think he also might say done, but I'm not sure just yet. 

Yes, we continue to enjoy our time with this growing baby (21 pounds now!), and he seems to enjoy what we are doing, too.  All of us have been having fun playing in our little pool, in the sprinkler, walking the neighborhood, and digging in the sandbox.  We love summer!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

8 Months

J. Scott has turned 8 months old!  During the past weeks, he has decided that he's a boy on the move.  He is constantly pushing the limits of his scooting and climbing skills.  He loves pulling up to his knees and bouncing.  He can crawl but still prefers to scoot on his tummy.  (That's so much faster!) 

For a few days Jonathan was babbling with /d/ and /b/ but seems to be over that.  Why, oh why, do my children get to speech and language milestones in their own time? 

What else is new?  One little tooth has poked through! 

The rest seems to be the same, one happy boy who loves to smile, laugh, play, spend time with family, and be up all through the night. 

We love him!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wisconsin Dells

Last weekend we hopped in the van for our 2nd annual trip to the Wisconsin Dells with Poppy, Gigi, Shaun, Bill, and Will.  We once again stayed at the Great Wolf water park and had a great time!  This year Forrest was old enough to be very independent in the water, though he did still want to spend a lot of time with Gigi.  They've been buddies for a long time now.  Charlotte had so much fun in the kiddie areas, splashing and floating.  Jonathan wasn't too sure about the water but was very happy to just be held and watch the action.

 Paul Bunyan's restaurant for breakfast is a childhood memory of Poppy's.  We weren't disappointed.  All-you-can-eat, family-style is the way to go!  I was a little sad that there was no souvenir t-shirt with a blue ox on it.  The squished penny will have to do.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

7 Months!

Time is marching along, and our Jonathan is now seven months old!  He's still a happy boy and seems to become even more content as his skills develop.  He is scooting along on his tummy to reach things he wants and babbles "ga ga ga."  I'm still his favorite, but Daddy continues to be the nap master.  A new development this month is our normally easy baby decided that he will no longer take a bottle.  Ugh!  So much pressure on me!  We started some pureed food with little success.  Time for patience.  (We're still being patient with sleep, too; no break-throughs there).  Yes, we love our little J. Scott!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Florida Adventure

Who says I'm not ready for excitement or adventure?  Guess what, taking three children on a vacation is certainly an adventure, and that's just what we did for my birthday.  And what a delightful break from Illinois winter it was!  We played outside, went to parks, enjoyed Grandma's pool, put our toes in the sand at the beach, rode in the boat, ate ice cream and donuts, and just enjoyed.  Thanks to Poppy and Gigi for all their help.  (Turns out it's a lot of work to vacation with three young children.)

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Six Months

Happy half birthday Jonathan! 

While we were on vacation, Jonathan turned six months old.  I can hardly believe it's been half a year with our sweet little boy.  As time passes, we enjoy him more and more.  Could there be a happier, easier baby?  (Don't ask about sleep...)


More later about our great Florida adventure! 

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Five Months!

It's been quite the month around our house.  All five of us have been sick once or more, even poor Jonathan.  Poor thing didn't let a nasty cold hold him down.  He's rolling all over the place and as happy as ever.  We love this little blue-eyed boy!

We're looking forward to the end of February and a family trip to Florida in March.  Wish us luck!