Monday, July 27, 2009
Joaquin is 2 months old! Can you believe it? Time seems to fly by with the second child! Ian and I turn around and he is smiling, laughing, trying to roll over, and grabbing things.
With Elijah, we worked hard to be sure and teach him every single developmental progression--each one well documented and celebrated. With Joaquin, on the other hand, it is like he is progressing at lightening speed whether we are helping or not! I feel like, as parents, we are just along for the ride.
Ian and I realized last night that Joaquin can reach out and grab things he wants now. Just goes to show that all the required teaching parents think kids need to move through the developmental stages is kinda pointless if they can just do it on their own anyway. At least it takes off the pressure! :)
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I thought it might be more interesting to you if I just explain the weeks with pictures and videos since I have collected so many over this period of absence! So, bare with me, this is likely to be a long post. (And for all you blog addicts out there...get in a comfy chair and break out the ole' cup of joe...happy reading!)
1) This one is of Elijah and I playing hide and seek. This is pretty much a daily occurrence, if not 5 times a day!
2) The second video is of Elijah playing with our pug dog, Joni. After being gone at the family reunion, I arrived home with the boys to find our air conditioning had broken while we were away! The inside thermometer read 95 degrees and Rachel was NOT happy. Elijah decided to pass the time away by trying to hit Joni with a baby hanger, which he found to be absolutely HILARIOUS!
3) This one is a short clip of Joaquin smiling. He has been doing this for quite some time now, but I haven't been able to successfully capture it until now.
Well, that's it folks! It has been a busy couple of weeks! Praise the Lord I got it all in and that Elijah and Joaquin napped long enough for me to finish this post! :)
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
For those of you wondering how Elijah is taking to the changes, this post is for you...
So far he has really enjoyed the double stroller. Of course, he gets shotgun every time beacause Joaquin sleeps in the back. As soon as I put Joaquin in the second section Elijah turns into "big brother mode". He flips around and peeks out the back of his seat to make sure Joaquin is OK. He LOVES checking up on Joaquin and will frequently whip around to see his baby brother when we are out and about using the stroller.
Elijah and his "practice baby brother". Notice he is holding him correctly, but it looks like he is ominously about to go for the eyes (if not the 3rd eye for sure)!