Monday, September 17, 2007
Back in the Swing of Things
Caleb has had two AA baseball games so far. He is enjoying playing again and it's fun to get to sit and chat with some of the other parents from last season during the games. Caleb is getting back into a routine with school. He's working on some 2nd grade and some 3rd grade subjects. I've discovered he really enjoys singing just as long as no one else is around (including Daddy). I think it's one of his favorite parts of school these days, but he won't admit it. He's been having a few bad dreams recently which seems to have him a little scared of certain things. Kerry and I think he was looking at the scary costumes in a magazine a little too much. I think he may be growing again since he seems pretty exhausted. This tends to happen during a growth spurt and he will occasionally take a nap or two a week during these spurts. We switched the boys' beds and comforters and Caleb really likes the new look of his room. I think he feels more grown up.
Josiah is getting so good at going potty. That's all I seem to think about these days with him. He had 1/2 of an accident at the very end of the night tonight. We have kept him in underwear since a week ago even during outings. He did so well at the baseball game and church yesterday. His newest thing is he loves to put his dishes in the sink. Without fail, he will drop or toss his plates, cups, utensils in the sink. I'm sure something will break one of these days but what a great habit to start at this age. He loves going to Caleb's baseball games and playing outside either alone or with the other kids. He is doing so much better without the pacifier but now his molars are all coming in one at a time. I think they should all be broken through the skin in the next couple of weeks. It's making it hard for him to sleep consistently which is not like him. Josiah is still terrified of fireworks. We saw only one firework on our way home from the store Saturday night and he cried for about 30 minutes that the fireworks hurt him. I'm trying to figure out how to help him over his fear in a gentle manner. He is enjoying his school time and comes and sits down ready to learn each day.
Levi is about 6 and 1/2 months old. His 6 month doctor's appointment won't be for another week or so since his last round of shots had to be delayed a couple of weeks due to a small illness. He can army crawl almost anywhere. So far he hasn't attempted to crawl on the tile which I'm glad. He's not that sturdy with his crawling yet. Levi is still the most precious baby. We haven't started introducing solids and we'll probably wait another month or so. He's doing just fine with Mommy's milk. He has now discovered that he can scream and it's a lot of fun. I know I've said it multiple times but he is just so wonderful! He's almost too good to be true. He rarely fusses, only occasionally crying but only for a couple of minutes max until I discover what he needs. I love snuggling in bed with him at night as he drifts to sleep. He loves his brothers dearly. His face lights up when they talk to him. I am savoring this time with him because I know it will be over way too soon.