Friday, August 27, 2010

Fun Pics

I just thought I would post a few pictures of the kids playing and being silly over the past few weeks. Enjoy!
Being silly on the beach with friends

Playing in our backyard

If only it really worked!

The kids are being silly and cute after bath time!

Stopped just long enough for me to take a pic--he's growing up on us!

Swimmin' at the pool--AGB has learned to swim on her own for about 10 feet!

The kids' "ride" to and from the pool (aka mommy's workout)!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

They're Growing Up!

First, there's Caleb... He just keeps surprising us with his new tricks; he's at that fun age where he is learning so much and doing so many new things. First of all, I'll admit, the child is a little spoiled, but how can we help it? We still rock him to sleep, but he's just too sweet not to. Tonight, we read our 3 books like we always do, and he again said, "Say prayers, Mommy," which he has said before but this time he kept wanting to say more. I would say our prayer, and he would say, "Prayers again." So after the third time, I said, "Caleb, can you say your prayers?" and he said, "T'ank you for Abby Grace and Daddy" and then something about "Grammy and Nanny." Anyway, it was the sweetest thing, and then I said, "I love you, Caleb" and tonight he finally said, "I love you, Mommy!" So of course, I will continue to rock my sweet boy! He's about to be 21 months, but I tell you what, he is something! He is counting past 10 (I think he has learned this from playing hide and seek with AGB); he knows all of his shapes. He is beginning to sing songs as he hears them on his favorite shows, like the ABC song, Row, Row, Row Your Boat, Dora, and many others. He also apologizes all the time, especially to Abby Grace. She can take his toy or knock him over, and he'll say, "I'm sorry, Abby Grace." He also says it to us when we tell him no. Caleb is also really into reading books and has a few that he can read too. Anyway, he's just at a fun age where every day brings something new that he has learned or can do!

And there's Abby Grace... She's about to start 4K in the fall, which makes me realize that our little girl is growing up! She's really into any little figurines (princess, Toy Story, Polly Pocket, animals, dinosaurs, etc.--if it's little, she loves it). She also really adores all her stuffed animals and sleeps with about a 100 every night! Probably, her absolute favorite thing to do is art and somehow it manages to find its self all over our house! She's pretty creative and imaginative, I will have to admit. Yesterday, she had us making sock puppets! Her other passion is her books, and she loves her Leap Frog Tag reading pen. It is pretty cool, and if you have a preschooler, I highly recommend it. She's definitely becoming more independent too from being able to put on her seat belt to bathing herself on her own. It's also funny how she looks after her brother. For example, if she gets a lollipop, she wants Caleb to have one too. She's always very thoughtful and takes care of him. However, there are also days where she wants to trade him in for a baby sister! In fact, right now, she keeps asking for either a kitty or a baby sister (she would take a puppy too)!

Even though at times they are exhausting, we are having so much fun with our kids and thank God everyday for them!