Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy birthday Tom

Yesterday was Tom's birthday.  Unfortunately, he had to work and he was sick.  Not exactly fun.  But he did enjoy a birthday brownie.  We gave Harper one too.  When we were singing happy birthday to Tom, Harper sang, "Happy birthday to me," so I don't think she understood that it was Tom's birthday.

opening a few presents

Since we aren't going to be home for Christmas, Harper opened a couple of presents the other day while talking to Grandma Jackman on Skype.

Here she is opening her (not quite finished at the time) stocking and an awesome present from her cousins.
And her favorite gift of all: a piece of gum that was in her stocking.  She was so excited.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy half birthday to Jonah!

As of yesterday, Jonah is 6 months old.  I was a slacker about making his 6 month doctors appointment and his doctor fills up really fast so we won't find out how much he weighs or how long he is for a few more weeks.  We celebrated the day by being stuck inside most of the day because it was raining.  Boo.
A couple of days ago Jonah started rolling from his back to his stomach.  He has been going from stomach to back for several weeks, but he doesn't really like to be on his tummy so he hadn't tried the other direction.  Now he is a rolling around like crazy.  I left him on a blanket in the middle of the living room for a couple minutes this morning and when I came back he had rolled a few feet away.

As you can see from the above photo, Jonah loves food (and he also gets to wear Harper's pink bibs).  Whenever he sees his spoon he gets really excited.  He prefers fruits and rice cereal, but will also eat vegetables if he's hungry.  He got (both of us) especially messy this morning since he sneezed twice with food in his mouth.  Carrots were everywhere.
He has a very sweet personality and is frequently described as "jolly."  He loves Harper and enjoys sitting next to her and jabbering.  Right now he sits pretty well, but I have to stay close by because he falls down if he gets excited or tries to pick something up.

Jonah is a champion napper.  He sleeps from about 9-12 every morning and then from about 2:00-4:30 every afternoon (pretty much the opposite times of Harper's nap).  He is not the best night time sleeper, and wakes up around 11pm and 5am most nights.

If you start laughing, there is a pretty good chance that Jonah will start laughing.
He loves to stick out his tongue, take baths, go on walks in the stroller, and jump up and down while you hold him (not necessarily all at the same time).

He is so sweet and we are very grateful to have him in our lives.  I can't believe how fast the last six months have gone.  Our little guy is so grown up.

Monday, December 13, 2010

These guys are . . .

Best buds.
Most of the time.

Sometimes Harper's hugs are a LITTLE too tight.