01 June 2006

Hello, all!

I guess we're jumping on the Blog bandwagon kind of late, but it occurred to me this might be a great way for everyone to stay updated on the goings on in our neck of the woods, since I am notoriously poor at regular correspondence! Hopefully, I'll get into a routine of posting pictures and anecdotes frequently. Perhaps it can serve in lieu of a baby book for Judah! :) I have some photos on my camera to upload. I'll post them when I can.

Things are going pretty well here. Yesterday, Judah napped by himself three times, and it was a major victory. It's 1:20 today, and he's finally put himself down for the first time today, after much ado. Oddly, he seems to do better at night than during the day. I guess I should really be grateful for that, but sometimes it really stresses me out! My favorite times with him are when he has awoken from a nap and has a full belly--that's when he does his smiling and cooing. He is turning into a very handsome baby, if I do say so myself.

Charis has been having fun with crayons lately. Yesterday, we spread out a roll of paper on the floor and drew pictures and shapes, and I forgot to put the crayons away when we were done. Now she finds all sorts of fun places to use them when I'm not looking...the storage containers, the windowsill, Judah's face... But when I scold her for drawing on something that's "not paper", she will later retur to the scene of the crime, point at the offending marks, and say very seriously, "NO!" Where does she get that? Another cute thing she does is clink glasses with you when you both have beverages, as if to say, "Cheers!" I really, truly have no idea where she learned that. She's also getting more and more words lately. I have misplaced the list, but they include spoon, hi, and HEY! She waves to anyone we pass in the store and says "hi!" and will also say it when I get her up in the morning. Last night, we went to a catered cookout at Calvary, and Charis had a lot of fun running around with Mallory (age 11) and pretending to be a big kid. She wants to be a big girl so much!

The house is still a disaster, and I'm starting to believe this will be par for the course for the forseeable future. While the kids are both napping (Hallelujah!!!!!!), I should probably get something done! I hope all is well with you!

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