Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hope is WALKING!

Hope has had a busy week!

She claps and says "Babo!" ("Bravo"--one of the teachers in the baby room speaks only Spanish to them)
She waves and says "Hi" "Ello" or "Bubye" (often after the person isn't looking!)
She shakes her head and says "No, no, no, no"
She tries to stand up in her high chair
She stands near the CD player and bounces up and down


Friday night she took 4-5 steps several times! She walked some today too. She still prefers cruising or crawling when she's in a hurry, but it won't be long until she's walking as a sole means of transportation.


After being awake with her from 2-3 am and having not slept through the night myself more than twice in the last year, we moved Hope in with Harmony (who can sleep through anything. This meant bunking the twin beds, removing ALL the little piece toys (read: all of Henry's stuff) out of Harmony's room, and partially taking apart the crib to get it in...but we got it all done.

What a week! Here's hoping she does well in her new sleeping environment (and I do too!)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

A girl after her great-great-great grandpa's heart (he was "The Potato King of the Northwest")

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Adventures in Cub Scouts

Henry really wanted to join Cub Scouts (mostly because he heard there was archery involved). He's really enjoyed it so far! The first "big" activity was a rocket launch--the rockets were made out of two, 2L bottles. They were quite impressive--the winning hang times were 7+ seconds. When I get it to work, I'll post a video.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Henry learned to ride a bike!

In true Henry style, he's now a pro at riding without training wheels. Last weekend we ran into his friend, Sam, who was buying a new bike at the store because he had learned to ride without training wheels (and the old one was too small).

This was very motivating for Henry, though we had one small problem...his bike had disappeared. Luckily Sam loaned us his old one. Monday he went up and down our block a few times with Daddy, but last night he rode from our house to campus, then at least six laps around the track. Stopping is the only thing that's minorly challenging, but he was doing well by the end of the evening.

WTG Henry!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Creative treadmill use...

This link wasn't what I expected but it's way cool...