Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Growing Up Too Fast

My kids are officially growing up too fast.  Nothing I do can seem to slow it down!

James is three now.  Three!  I have a three year old.  He is really an amazing kid.  He loves to do puzzles and will sit down and put together 48 piece puzzles all by himself.  He plays games like memory and Hi Ho Cherrio.  He sits with his little laptop toy and his Alphie robot (thanks Grandma and Grandpa Peterson!) and teaches himself games.  He gets most of the answers right!  He knows almost all his letters by sight and is starting to learn their sounds.  He is starting to recognize his numbers and can count to 20.  He draws adorable pictures of trains and people and monsters.  

He recently went to the dentist for the first time.  He was so brave and even let them clean his teeth!

He keeps us smiling and laughing every day and constantly amazes us with his level of comprehension.  If only he would show an interest in becoming potty trained. ;)

Sarah decided last Saturday that it was time to grow up.  She crawls with her belly off the ground 90% of the time, and she pulls herself up to standing at things.  (Both of those things she suddenly did basically all at once last Saturday afternoon.)  She is so beautiful, and I look at her in awe every day.  I can't believe she is 9 months old already!

Here is a video of another new skill Sarah picked up in the last couple days. :)

Does anyone know how to keep kids from growing up?  I think I need to know.


Jeff said...

I love this video. James is so smart. I love how he was competing with you on "who Sarah was going to crawl to?" He was so smart to grab a toy. I was laughing the entire time. :) Love you guys!

Diana Aiko Harris said...

Sorry, that was not Jeff who made the comment. It was me.

Jamie Hansen said...

I was watching that great video and had this mental image of you showing it to James and Sarah when they are older (like us:), or maybe when they're teenagers or something). I think they're going to love it. I get so much joy from watching these now and to think, they're going to be such a fun treasure of memories for them in years to come too!

(Also, they may be growing up fast, but you're doing an amazing job in the process as their Mom. They are fortunate to have you and Paul as parents.)

The Bountiful Ridge's said...

I could have sworn I already commented on this post...but I loved the videos! James is so clever and Sarah is so so so CUTE! We miss you guys!