We're so in with the times!!! We (ok, Liz) decided to start a blog to update everyone on our family's life in Katy, Texas, especially now that we live far a way from most of our family and friends! I'll update as much as I can and post pictures so everyone can see how fast the kids are growing up! I'm so excited! Now, when someone asks how the kids are, instead of saying "fine," I'll say "look at our blog!"
Yesterday, Eric's parents, brother Todd, and youngest sister Katie stayed with us before leaving on their cruise today out of Galveston. Jack had so much fun with them! He watched out the window for them all afternoon yesterday! When they arrived, he ran all around the house, showing them his room, all of his toys, where he goes potty (and the sounds he makes when he goes), and his sister Molly! He had a little energy! After dinner and ice cream, he made Aunt Katie play Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Memory! Then he sang and danced for us, until he needed to go to bed! The boy crashed! Luckily, he woke up restored! After getting dressed, he likes to pick out his own clothes, and eating a little breakfast, he took Papa and Aunt Katie on a walk. He wanted to show them the alligators and turtles, even though he has never seen either near our house! I love him! About half an hour into their walk, Katie called wanting to know how to get home. Jack just kept leading them all around and when they decided to head home, no one knew where to go! Eric went to rescue them on his bike and they were only a few minutes from our house! Yea! It was great seeing Papa, Grandma, Uncle Todd and Aunt Katie, and I loved watching Jack and Molly wave to them out the window when they left this morning! So cute!
Molly turned 1 on February 21st and got her first tooth a week later!! Yea!! Eric's family loved holding Molly and all couldn't believe how long she was, note, not how big! Poor baby girl! She loves food and can eat more than me, but she can't gain any weight! At her one year appointment last week, she weighed 17lbs. 10 oz. putting her in the 5%! She is 30 in. long, which means she's in the 70% for height! I love her! She is close to walking, but prefers to cruise around the furniture and then break into a fast crawl! She can currently say: Mama, Dada, Jack, duck, moo (for cows), cup (for milk or a drink), hi, bye-bye, and signs more. So smart!
Here are some of the kids current favorite things:
*Reading! He still loves it and I love to read to him! He loves Clifford books, Where the Wild Things Are, Wacky Wednesday, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, Chicka Chicka 123, and Don't Forget the Oatmeal!
*Sports! Eric and him play soccer every night, if it's not raining. He also loves playing basketball t-ball, we're trying to teach him how to catch...it's hit or miss!
*Being Mommy's helper! He's always loved to help, but lately it's super important to be the helper!! He loves to take the trash or recycling out to the garage and mop! He gets his own rag and goes to town scrubbing the floor, it's too cute! He still loves to vacuum!
*Going potty! He has to test every restroom in every store and restaurant, no matter where we are! At home though, he can only use his toilet upstairs! Seriously?!
*The Dishwasher! It's the greatest toy ever and she especially likes to take out the silverware and drop it on the floor. If she can sample some food still on the dishes, that is great too!
*The stairs! The girl has a game of climbing up the stairs as fast as she can, and laughs at you when you come after her! I know what you're thinking, buy a gate...well, I put our dining room chairs in front of the stairs to block her in. It worked for a few days until JACK showed her how to crawl through! I'm currently price comparing gates!
*Dancing and playing with musical instruments, her current favorites are the keyboard and recorder!
*Vacuuming! She likes to hold the cord, and she'll just sit their holding the cord while Jack and I vacuum!
Finally.....We're expecting again!! Yea!! Baby Brewer is due on October 8th! I'm 10 weeks along and everything is going great! Jack likes to talk to the baby and Molly doesn't understand, but I know she's excited to be a Big Sister!!