How many activities can a 7-year-old, 4-year-old, and 9-month-old do together??
Came downstairs this morning to find this.
Seth has finally started scooting around on his tummy in the past week or so. Today he got up on all fours (hands and knees) for the first time. He's on the verge of being a maniac on the move, just like my other rugrats. This is my favorite age. They're so fun and learning so much. Can't get enough of him right now.
(Nothing like goldfish crackers to get a person moving)
Luke, you are such a BOY!
Need I say more?
(Picture explanation: He thought it was so funny to put the flashlight in his pants and make them light up. I can't remember what exactly he said, but I remember it cracked me up and made me think "You are such a boy!" This thought is thought pretty much everyday, sometimes several times in one day, thanks to events like this one.)
Luke is a ball of energy. He goes goes goes until he crashes. I'm working on finding productive ways for him to use that energy so he doesn't get himself into trouble (He likes to rip and smash and draw on everything). His new favorite toy is Magnetix - yes they're dangerous if you swallow them but we're willing to take that risk. Along with that energy he has a lot of love to give. If Seth is crying he'll go lay down next to him and start singing to him (which usually calms Seth down - that boy LOVES music.) He loves to give hugs and protect us from the Decepticons (the bad transformers for those of you who don't have little boys/husbands around to teach you the difference) Aside from his toys, some of Luke's favorite things are: ice cream cones, string cheese, playing with his big sister, following and copying his daddy, helping cook/bake (and licking the cookie dough bowl), reading stories, building things, painting. He can drive me crazy, but I'm still nuts about him. I love that boy!
Here he is after sining to Seth
He's a very smiley baby. Maya and Luke love trying to make him laugh. A few days ago he started clapping his hands together. It's so fun to watch him grow. He is definitely a momma's boy (for now at least). As soon as he sees me I always get a big smile and he reaches out for me. My arms are worn out from having him in them all day, but I'm enjoying the snuggling while it lasts.
It's not often that all my children are laughing together - mainly b/c Seth is still selective with what will make him laugh. Up until now, it's mostly been me that been able to get him to laugh. Matt could sometimes, but for now anyway, Seth is a momma's boy.
We were on our way home from the pool today and Luke was being silly and he figured out what gets Seth to laugh, a lot! This is the most Seth has ever laughed at once.
What is it about a baby's laugh that can put everyone in a good mood?
Remember the games you used to make up with your brothers and sisters? Avoiding hot lava and crocodiles, steam roller, getting the bad guys. Good times. Here a little look at Maya and Luke - choreographed by Maya.
(4 months and a day old - 7/26/09)
As you can see, Seth was starting to get shaggy. Not a "missionary appropriate" hairstyle. His Dad was ready to trim around the ears when I walked in our room. I suggested it was time for a full on cut. We pulled out the clippers and there you have it.
I think he looks handsome, but I was sad for a few days. I felt like the haircut made him look older and took away some of his "baby-ness".
(Can't resist a good crying picture)
Now, I have to say that I am so disappointed with the clothing stores. There is a serious lack of dressy clothes for boys. You have tons of PJs and rompers to choose from, but there arent' pants that aren't denim or sweat pant material. No sweater vests or plain button down shirts. I had gotten Luke's blessing outfit from JCPenny. When I looked for one for Seth, they had nothing. Luckily, last minute, I found a cute little plain white polo onesie at Walmart at 10 pm the night before the blessing. The pants are from Luke's blessing outfit. The top half of Luke's blessing outfit had that yellow stain that develops over time from spit up. Time to go get that dry cleaned. This all was part of my bad mood on Sunday. I was mad at myself for forgetting about the blessing until the night before (things have been pretty hectic) and mad that I didn't have an outfit just for Seth. I wanted all my kids to have their own blessing outfit to have when they grow up and have children of their own. So much for that plan. I'll just keep it as my own keepsake and they can use it down the road if they want to. I'm over it.
Here's a video of my favorite of the 3 dances Maya did. It takes too long to post all 3.
Maya is in the silver skirt, in the back row on the left. One of the girls in front of her kept getting right in the way from the angle I was at, but you can see Maya most of the time.