Friday, July 8, 2011


The big news in the house is that Summy has teeth! She has her 2 bottom teeth now and the fangs are pointing through, with the 2 front, top ones close behind. Poor Somerset is sensitive as it is, but this added pain is no good for her. At least we are getting this teething all out of the way at once. In the meantime, her smile looks a little goofy, but is still so beautiful.

Somerset might have added the word ball to her vocabulary. It is still undecided if she really know what this word means when she says it.

She continues to wave and often turns her hand in towards herself as she opens and shuts her is the cutest thing ever. She also loves to sign for milk when she is about to be fed.

Somerset loves eating. She likes puffs, mangos, strawberries, peanut butter ( not allergic), Cheerios, yogurt and smoothies. She is a good eater, but prefers to feed herself.

We think Somerset might be left handed. At this early stage, she favors it. Also, she may be a future drummer. She is much more musical than Leo ever was and loves drumming away with her toys. She also claps her hands now too.

Leo is now really interested in Astronomy. This seems like a natural transition since he still loves Star Wars. He loves to look at the photos in Joe's college Astronomy book and ask questions. After I explained the different sizes of the planets he declared that, "Summy is small like Pluto." (Shhh, we still haven't told him that Pluto is not considered a planet anymore).

Leo has also expressed interest in various career choices including Airplane Pilot, Doctor, Dentist and Gas Station Attendant. I told him that he would be very good at any of these things and he can do anything in life he sets his mind to.

As you can see by the photos, we spent part of our 4th of July weekend at the kiddy pool. It was fun and the kids both loved it. I did get stung by a bee on the bottom of my foot as we entered the pool. That hurt so much. It was worse than any part of my c-section. Ouch!!!

On the 4th, we went to our friends Christy and Eben's house. Leo loves their daughter Evie and they have a newborn son named James. It was good to catch up. We were home by 7 pm and put Summy to bed and she slept through all the crazy fireworks!!! We took turns walking Leo around the neighborhood and it was great to meet neighbors and see the excitement in Leo's eyes when the fireworks went off. He loves anything that blows up, makes loud noise and lights up, so the 4th is his kind of holiday.

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