Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Fun Times

If you give a boy a cardboard box (or two)...

...he'll be happy forever!

While playing with these boxes in the living room, James said to me and Paul, "This is my room!"  We logged that information away for when we're househunting. ;)  The kid sure doesn't need much space!

Also, for your enjoyment, here is a short video of Sarah giggling.  It's been a lot harder to catch her laughing on camera than it was James.  As usual, her best laughs happened before the camera came out.  It's still pretty cute though, if I do say so myself. :)

I can't believe this little girl is 10 months old today!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Train!

Speaking of growing up too fast, here's a drawing James did of a train this morning.  I scanned it into the computer, so hopefully you can see it ok.  I thought it was adorable.

James finished it and said, "Look Mommy!  It's a steam engine!  I did a boiler and I did steam!"  He is too smart.  And I LOVE his drawings. :)

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.