Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Milestones...

Man, these kids of mine just seem to growing in leaps and bounds these days. Nate has gone from crawling to climbing and pulling up on everything and seems to want to eat anything and everything we give him!

Sean is doing more things on his own and is quite a valuable helper around the home. He buttons and unbuttons his own shirts...this astounded me since I never spent any time teaching him how to do this. He can buckle himself into his car seat. He is learning to ride his bicycle...without training wheels. (not that we don't think that they'd help, we just haven't bought any yet and the boy is anxious to get on his bike) He loves to listen to stories...We've gone through Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan and now we're tackling The Swiss Family Robinson. It amazes me to read these books to him since they have little to no pictures to look at, yet he will settle in right beside me, lay his head on my shoulder and just listen. I love story time with him!

Emma-Lyn is learning to pedal her tricycle...She loves to be able to do all the things she sees her big brother do. She can be quite the little cuddle butt these days too, which in my books, is always welcome!! :) I think she would like to help more with Nate but just isn't big enough yet. She loves to help me with the laundry...you should see her fold it!! So funny!

This week looks to be another busy one. We had hoped to take Sean to see Toy Story 3 tonight but it was sold out. :( So now we're thinking we'll try for the Sunday matinee! On Monday evening I tutored a Chinese family which has been a LOT of fun! The couple are so sweet and charming. On my first evening they sent me home with Chinese tea and a special fruit drink. And before I head home their daughter will play the Chinese Guzheng for me, which I just love! Tomorrow evening I'm headed to a friend's place for movie night, really looking forward to that!
And of course, Thursday is Canada Day and we have family fun planned. Also, I have a bachelorette party to go to that evening. Saturday is the wedding and Sunday we're going to try for the movie make up. Should be a lot of fun to say the least!

Here's the Nator Tator getting his crawl on and scooping up all the dropped cheerios!

My students at the Diverse City Event on Sunday. This is the Chinese Guzheng that I wrote about earlier. Such a beautiful instrument.

It's been raining a lot these days so I decided to go out and try a out a few shots.

Canada Day here we come!

Now just some more fun photos I took.

I love what this picture taught me about perspective. When I first snapped it, I was a little disappointed that the power lines were in the way but, now that I look at it, I love it!!

1 comment:

Marko Peric said...

First, that photo of the raindrops on the daisy is great.

And second, Nate in the Exersaucer begs for a fun caption. He's got that "How you like me now?" look going on.