Monday, April 27, 2015


Rosalie has had a busy week. She just started crawling and now she pulls herself up to her knees. She also said Water (3rd word) and Leo (4th word) on the same day. She says Leo with the same inflection as when Joe yells, "Lee-o!" Hilarious! She's also teething like crazy, so we are expecting teeth very soon. 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Crawling and Clapping!

So much is happening with our sweet baby. She started clapping 2 weeks ago (9 and a half months). She loves to clap often and especially enjoys clapping when she can join in with others who are cheering.

She also Crawled! I haven's seen it completely, but everyone else in the family has and I trust I will see this soon. She also is trying to pull herself up from the seated position. She is very strong. She gets herself into the seated position from lying flat on her back all the time.

She is exceptionally beautiful. Her beauty seems to grow with each passing day. Still no teeth, but her hair is thickening and her eyes twinkle. She really is the perfect baby.

Somerset has been very good and very difficult. She has pretty extreme mood shifts and can be completely unreasonable. Meal time is atrocious most nights. She refuses to eat almost everything and runs to her room in crying fits during many dinners.

However, she can be extremely cute and fun. She loves one on one time with us. She did lots of gardening with daddy this weekend and got dressed into her "scrubby-dubbies," a term she invented.

She loves Mommy's I-Pad more than anything, so I schedule many play dates to keep her active and creative.

Leo is in baseball again and his team is the As. He has improved dramatically. He always hits the coach pitched balls and he is way less intense about what is happening. It has been an amazing season so far!

Leo still loves geography, Mike Thaler's Black Lagoon series (he visited the school) and Star Wars Lego Dictionaries.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Leo Turns 7!

Our first born had a fun time bowling with 4 friends: Lucas, Sean, Ace and Forest. Somerset was in on the action too and was as cute as can be. The boys had a glorious time and were a it rambunctious, but I suppose that is what happens when you get 5 boys together.

On his actual birthday. Joe took the day off from work and we went for donuts in the morning. Leo and I went to Brick and Mini-igs (a Lego shop) and then we went to the mall to buy baseball gear, followed by Costco to pick up his gigantic chocolate basketball cake. Dinner was spent at KFC, followed by cake and gifts. Leo had a wonderful 7th birthday.

Rosalie fell off of Somerset's bed for the first time this morning. The kids all cried and were so worried about her, as was I. She was fine, but what a scare. We all love her so much! She is also nearly crawling and she now eats small finger foods. She still has an amazing appetite. She has started making Muppet like noises and is affectionately called "Rolls-Silly).

Somerset is now in Choir at St. Matt's and tap dance class. She loves both and has such a good time with Maya and Ellie. Keeping her busy, is such a huge challenge. She really loves watching shows on the I Pad in her room. I try to prevent this by providing her with lots of play dates. She also loves to sing in an operatic voice which drives Joe CRAZY!

Life is crazy with the kids, but we are managing to keep it together....barely. :-)