This past Monday the 11th, Emily turned 8 months! WOW...it is so hard to believe that she has grown so much and is getting into all kinds of things. She is rolling every chance she gets (no forward crawling yet), her first tooth starting to come in a few weeks ago and now 2 more are following, she is eating Cheerios, fruits and veggies, and still on Mamma's milk. The biggest thing with Emily now is her voice...wow she has a shriek that is pretty incredible and can be migraine inducing. If you have been on the phone with me you can attest to this sound she makes. All in all she is doing wonderfully and we are trying to redirect this scream because no matter how cute she is it WILL drive you crazy!! Pictured here showing off her teeth, love of cheerios and scream!!
Ryan is busy with preschool and does enjoy his time there! The crying has stopped for dropoff and so that is a big relief. Ryan is pictured here with his teacher, Mrs. Holley! He is still telling lots of Star Wars stories and is constantly finding someway to have his guys hanging from something in the house. His favorite place is off the spiral bindings on many of the teacher books I have for school. He is not very patient with Adam finishing school and often needs "help" with something only Adam can do. We are still finding the groove of having all the kids around during school. A Ryan statement of the week...after Todd gets a spoon for Ryan to eat some applesauce with Ryan says "Dad you are the best dad ever...(as he turns to go down the stairs) but when you spank me you are not the best dad." He was heading down the stairs almost as if he was saying that part to himself.
Adam is slowing getting used to his new schedule but I think does miss some of the structure and rules of school. We are working through that and hopefully will get into a good groove sometime before May of 2011!! Today was a different day since it was raining outside Todd was off work and so he took over for school today. We had Bible all together and then he worked on math & science with Adam, however Adam thought he should have guitar and gym since Daddy was teaching. We also got our catapillars in the mail yesterday and was perfect timing since the next lesson in our science book is catapillars and butterflys. Very Cool!! Adam question of the week..."Mom, how many grandchildren do you want us to have?" "I want you to have as many children as God's has planned for you." He says, "I think I will have 2 boys and 2 girls." I love Adam's many, many thoughts about his future! The above picture of Adam is reading his letter he got back from his friend Haley in MD!! He was very excited to hear back from her! We hope the letters will continue, it is always fun to get snail mail!!!