Friday, July 30, 2010

Little Grown-Up

While I wasn't looking, Katy has been growing up.

She asks me to braid her hair in crazy positions and makes up games and rules and all kinds of crazy stuff. In swim lessons she moves her arms and legs the way you're supposed to. And she sounds so mature. (also notice baby sleeping noises in background) (Oh, and thanks, Kelsey, since I haven't said that yet and you get a mention in this video!)

Then the neighbors behind us have a backyard full of super-fun toys...for their GRANDkids. They generously invite our kids to play there quite often, and Katy's been working on mastering this skill all summer. (The first step is a baby seat, then they hang from the bar with a straight seat, then this. And the veterans hang from their knees, Lord help me.)


Other updates:

-I am still battling the infection that just won't die. Antibiotic prescription #4 started today. Ugh.

-Katy started having quiet time downstairs in the playroom in order to facilitate earlier bedtime. She still falls asleep on the couch or the floor about half the time. I give up.

-We did a few days of potty training this week with David. He did great the first two days, and then the novelty wore off and we had a very messy third day. I'm taking a laid back approach, because I don't have the energy to push very hard right now. We'll keep working on it as he is interested.

-Luke is still doing well. He has sleepy days and wakeful days. Still tentative smiling. More fussing in the car seat. Sleeping well at night.

-Brian deserves a mention, doesn't he? He's working hard and talking me down off the ledge on a nightly basis. That's pretty much the way we roll.


Kelsey said...

Matt would have a heart attack watching that second video but I bet Harper would love it!

Thanks for the shout out, I am glad you guys could use the crayons. Wish I lived closer so I could stop by and purchase one of Katy's pictures. She DOES seem super grown up!

Oma Froehle said...

Great videos! Love the baby dreams in the background and David's "Ketchup King" shirt!

Brian has a second career opportunity in hostage negotiation! LOL! Go, Brian!

Pam said...

She's awesome! I will only show the second video to Jack if we can come over and have a go - or I'll never hear the end of it.
Hope you are better now. X