Saturday, June 28, 2008

Evan put together 7 Legos pieces tonight!

This was the first time Evan ever put together so many pieces all at once! He is getting so many new words, so many new skills...he's growing so fast!

Amelie's kisses

Amelie has such a little personality now. She reaches in towards you for kisses now, and even makes a little "Mmmmmm" smoochy sound!

Friday, June 27, 2008

The Babies Love Their Wagon!

Does anyone else have a wagon and two children to take on rides in it? Evan and Amelie's Uncle Rob and Aunt Jenn gave them the cutest red wagon for Christmas, and they are *loving* it! They face each other and are secured in with seat belts, so they can look at each other, but can only barely touch. So they can't really annoy each other. (More like Evan can't poke or otherwise harass his sister. ;-)

We walk around the neighborhood and it is so much fun to watch them giggle and laugh at each other and their surroundings!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New focus, new links

So a little bit about my change in focus for my blog. I'm still going to post about random things, but it will all be tied together by the focus on my children. Kevin suggested I use my blog as sort of a "baby book" to keep a record of their new skills and stuff, since I've had so little luck remembering or finding time to keep an actual baby book. ;-)

So there will entries about all the exciting things they are doing. I'm using Jott ( to help me keep a record of things I want to blog about until I can get online. And I'll still be blogging about my hobbies, my political beliefs, and my faith...because these all relate to my being their Mama. I hope to share some of my hobbies with them someday. My political beliefs and activism will hopefully leave their world a better place. And I hope above all else, to pass on my faith to my children.

I have added some links to the sidebar of my blog, and thought I'd post an entry about them. I added links to our churches and to Barack Obama's website. I added them to this "new and improved chilld-centered blog" because I think that our churches and our church life are important influences for our children. I added a link to Barack Obama's website because he is our choice for president. I strongly believe he is the best choice to transform our country into the peaceful, just place our children deserve. listen

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So many words from Evan (like God!) and Amelie is almost walking!

So Evan is naming *everything* these days. And he's added possesive's too. "Daddy's towel" instead of just "towel". "Mommy's chair", instead of just pointing to my wheelchair and saying chair. He also knows both of our churches we attend. We have a water bottle from Hope Church in Roslindale, and he points to it and says, "Hope church bottle". Jamie Howard is our fabulous minister at First Church in Bedford. We have a magnet on our frig, and he points to it and says "Jamie church!".

Amelie is "this close" to walkling. She stands on her own for several seconds now, grinning ear-to-ear. She took two steps and dropped to the floor today. We think she said juice the other day, adding to "Mama" and "Dadda".

I was reading "What is God's Name" to Evan recently and he said, "God". :-) So many great happenings. Recently I was reading him an animal picture book and he pointed to every animal and names them ALL! More later....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

The first African American president?

So I just had to add that this month, Evan saw part of Barack Obama's speech when he clinched the democratic nomination for president. I will tell him he witnessed this when he is older. Even if he doesn't win, this was so cool. Although I would like my son's first 5 years to be mostly under a democrat president...although just one that isn't as abismal as Bush has been will be an improvement...if McCain isn't just a clone of Bush.

The big picture things we worry about for our chidren....


New Focus on my Blog

So I had promised myself I was going to blog more often...that was how many months ago? Motherhood is just very very all consuming. So...since one of the things I'm not doing that I wish I were is writing in their baby books...I decided to combine that with my desire to blog. It'll become their online baby book. ;-)

So, one thing a day is what I've promised myself. Evan is singing now. He sings the "Amen" song from church that we sing when the children proceed down the aisle with the weekly offering before communion. He sings the theme from Jack's Big Music Show. And he sings along when I play a recording of "Peace Like a River" that he also learned at church.

Amelie is so assertive. And I just love it. She lunges for what she wants! She is standing and cruising and just oh-so close to walking. My life is going to change forever when that happens, but so is hers! She is going to just love it. She is the happiest, smiliest baby!

Evan has also learned how to open the drawers with all our office-supply type stuff in the living room. He's doing that right now, and so here ends my first "Baby Book" blog post. If nobody reads these, the babies will when they get older. ;-)

Until Later,