Ok, not really popular demand, just a request from my former roommate, Lisa, who lives in Germany and seems to be a bit hungry for updates on life in the U.S., or at least rural southeast Wisconsin. (Hi Lisa!)
I just can't believe how quickly the weeks fly by these days! People have warned me that as your kids get older, you actually get busier and busier but I never believed them. What could be busier than changing diapers, warming bottles, etc? But it's true that it takes a lot more effort to keep the two older boys from wrestling/fighting/destroying and most of the time that effort involves getting in the car and going somewhere....anywhere...
Anyway, I'm only going to post pictures today of my two little boys. Luke is almost 13 months old now and has been walking for about 8 weeks. He is really learning a lot - he says bye-bye, mama, dad, high five (with the action), bird, ball, bear and hi. He also gives kisses on command. (Thank you, Daddy, for teaching him that!)
William is about the only person in the world who hasn't fallen in love with Luke, as you can tell in this picture. He says "Beh-Beh is not my friend!" and does mean things like slam doors in his face and pushes him down. Any toy the Beh-Beh has is ripped from his hands the minute William sees him with it. It's quite sad, but of course we know it's a phase and we're just trying to ride it out while discouraging that behavior as much as we can. Hopefully soon he'll realize how adorable Luke really is and that he definitely IS his friend, a friend for life!
I'll be back with more pictures of Owen and Sammy soon, along with reports of how they're doing in school.