Molly is growing so fast! I cannot believe it has already been four months! Time sure does fly. She went for her four month checkup today. She's in the 25% for height and weight. And otherwise is doing great! The doctor said she's already close to getting teeth. Crazy! She did awesome with her shots, too, only crying for a second. Unlike some very vocal child down the hall.
Reed also did really well at the doc, even though it wasn't his appointment. He really was on his best behavior. He charmed the nurses as usual and got a sticker when we left because he did so well.
As I type, Reed is napping and Molly is taking full advantage. She's rolling/scooting all over the floor, and laughing at me every time I look at her. She's very proud of her new found ability to move around!
Reed has also been helping me cook lately. I heard recently that dogs need tasks. I decided that my child, in fact, needed tasks as well. And so I've been letting him help me with chores. He really loves helping me cook, and has done really well following the rules.
He's also gotten a new cell phone (Michael's old one, minus the battery). He thinks he is big time with this, and walks around the house talking on it. He says, "Hi Nana. Hi Nana. O-oo-oh. Bye Nana." Or Daddy. Or Papa. Or "ama". And he's so serious about it.
We've also started potty training. He's doing okay, but mostly likes to sit and read.
Molly has also discovered herself in a mirror on her activity mat. I'll catch her looking and talking to herself all the time.
granna and papa t came to visit us at chattanooga market and molly sure did enjoy papa!
watching the homerun derby
fourth of july - was hoping for smiles, but it was a bit past naptime
and the first time molly slept on her back was today. she tuckered out playing with the mesh on the playpen. and the other one is reed when he was about molly's age. i think they get this from their daddy.
I've gotten so far behind on blogging that I'm taking Amy's approach to a catchup blog - all pictures and just a bit of explanation. Check out the album to the right for more. Here we go ...
We did the Riverbend Run a few weeks ago - well, we did the walk - Michael and Kathryn did a 10K run. Here's the kiddos before the race.
And here's all of us after the race.
Molly loves peeking out of the back of the stroller - and of course, she'd much rather be reclined on her belly in the stroller. I'm sure the manufacturer would love to see the way I strap her in there!
The next day we headed to the lake with Amy and Chris and Anna Kate. The kiddos had such a great time, and the adults did, too!
The next weekend was Jackson's first birthday! Brittany captured a few shots of the kiddos for me. Isn't she awesome?!
Later that week the gang met up to bring the kiddos to the zoo. The kids seemed to really enjoy it, even though it was in the upper 90's!! We decided to wait until fall to revisit.
Reed loves his new sidewalk chalk he got from Jackson's party!
And well, isn't she just adorable?! Love that dimple =)
The following weekend Michael's parents came down for a short visit, and we headed to the Aquarium. Reed really enjoyed all the animals!
Another day at the lake.
And Reed playing ball. His Daddy loves this picture!
And if some of you are thinking, "this looks familiar," you would be correct. Here's Michael about 27 years ago.
Michael here. We finally got the playset we ordered for Reed and Molly on Tuesday night. Although Molly still has a little bit before she appreciates it, Reed fell in love right away. We left the installers here working as we went to my softball game (we won by the way.) Fully expecting the work to be continued the next day, we were very surprised to come home and find it fully completed. Even though it was a little late we had to let Reed play. Right off he ran to the edge of the driveway and pointed at the playset with the biggest smile on his face. Just when I thought he couldn't be more excited, he climbed straight to the top and laughed has hard as he ever has. Then down the slide he went. Here are some pictures from this evening. He enjoyed the playset while Jessica and I took turns mulching leaves and watching Molly.
My favorite, Reed on the tire swing underneath the deck.
About to go down the slide.
Most of you know that anything with a motor or a wheel is a "vroom vroom" to Reed. Well the playset even has a place where Reed can make his favorite sound.
My birthday and father's day are right around the corner. But seeing Reed's face when he discovered his playset was all the gift I need. The are more pictures in the gallery to the right, enjoy.