Friday, August 28, 2009

7 months!

Our Ja is 7 months old this weekend! I don't know where the time has gone. For my sisters, family and friends who are expecting their second child, just had their second or want a second in the future, try to enjoy your second one as much as you can when they are little because they don't want to be babies! They want to be like their big sister/brother. At 7 months old Johnny is a speedster at crawling, can pull to a standing position with ease, babbles a lot and is loud, and has 5 teeth! What is he going to be doing at 1? Running, talking and eating a steak??!! We love our Buds and can't to see what he accomplishes over the next 5 months.

Alexandra learned how to ride a trike this past week! She looks so big and grownup riding a bike. She doesn't understand the concept of steering but can pedal like a maniac. She has also entered the "why" stage. I had no idea it started this young. Everyday I am hearing "Why?" more and more. I've quickly learned that they don't really like any answer you give them. No matter what you say they just again, "Why?" You can't ignore them completely though because they will continue to ask you until you acknowledge them. And they ask you "Why" about the simplest things. For example, this morning I told her we had to go to the grocery store. She asked "Why"? I said because we need food. "Why?" Because we need to eat. "Why?" If we don"t eat we'll be hungry. "Why?" Finally I just told her because I said so. I think I am going to be hearing myself say that line a lot.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Where does that Imagination go?

One of the many ways Alexandra, Ioanna and George have entertained themselves! Where does that imagination and creativity go when you grow up? I know I don't have it anymore! They are here one more week. We have had a blast with them and are going to miss them when they are gone.

Here's Johnny! Also known as "Ja", "Jabbah" and "Buds". He is into everything. Sometimes that is good and sometimes that is not so good! He is entertained for hours with everything in our house but he is constantly trying to eat or get into or onto something he shouldn't. He is obsessed with the VCR and cable box. I swear he goes to it fifty times a day. Maybe he's going to be a techie like his Dad!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Johnny got baptized this past Sunday. His godparents are Chris (Nick's sister) and Tim (my brother). Tim, Gina and Donovan came down for a long weekend for the event and my parents made a long trip out of it staying 12 days. We had a great time with everyone.

Johnny with his best bud Donovan this past weekend. It was so much fun seeing the two of them together. They were interested in each other way more than we thought they would be.

Now that Johnny has mastered crawling he is attempting to tackle pulling himself up to a standing position. Instead of trying to do it with the couch or a table he insists on using her toys such as her Little People House which provide no support. Many, many tumbles!

(I uploaded a bunch more pictures from the baptism and just hanging out with the Marcos and Grandma/Dietz in an album to the right.)