Thursday, May 15, 2008

Week 38

Austin and his class showing the Moms some love
A Mothers day discussion!
Mother's Day/Week 38

It's been an eventful week. Mother's Day wasn't exactly what I had hoped for but in the end turned out to be a nice day. We had breakfast, took a nap than got ready and went to Dinner at Samuel's with the kids and my in-laws. The babies where wonderful. They all where awake for the most part. They sampled different foods and drank water from real glasses. They took turns sitting in the high chair and being held. They seemed happy to be out and socializing. The good thing about going out on a holiday is that most people where involved in their own families and not concerned about my kids. We did get a few nice comments though. All in all it turned out to be a good experience. While sitting at dinner, Max began to gag on a cracker so I reached my finger into his mouth and much to my surprise felt a tooth! I got the cracker out(he's fine)and felt again. Happy Mother's Day, our first tooth! I was so excited, I almost wanted to give him some meat and watch him chew! OK, ok I know, he's not ready for meat. But it was very exciting. Than this rush of fear came over me "Oh crap, now what! Let the biting begin!". By the next morning I reached in to feel he tooth again and OH MY, there's another one! Two teeth in two days! Man this kid just won't take the time to grow up slowly! He's trying to reach all his milestones at once! He's definitely David's baby...ADVANCED at Everything! He is starting to dance when he hears music...this is so funny to watch. He shakes his butt back and forth with the biggest smile. He's always looking behind him to see if your watching!

Emerson is rolling all over the place. He's not really crawling, just rolling where he needs to go. This is fine wit me since he is containable. He is really starting to play now. He will roll over to the larger toys that make noise and music and play away. He loves music. He sings which cracks me up! Whenever he hears music he starts this almost humming, maybe even a little moaning. I think in his head, he's verbalizing but it doesn't come out of his mouth yet. He loves American Idol and sings along with the contestants competing. Too Funny! He's turning into such a beautiful child too! He has the biggest greenish brown eyes with long eye lashes an definitely looks like the Gerber Baby!

Alexander is cruising right along. He mostly crawls backwards but can get where he wants. he is still so verbal and everyday there are new words. Not to be outdone by anyone, his first tooth(a top, front one) popped through on Wednesday. He has been so fussy and just wants mama all the time. He is really loving the outdoors. We have been going out almost everyday and he loves his little tykes slide. He goes down backwards and laughs. He's such a social baby. Whenever we are out he is the one making cutie eyes at all the girls. Man I am in for a rude awakening when they're teenagers. God help me!

Austin and I had a great day last Friday. It was Mother's Day at school. He made me a beautiful card and a plant. We had tea and an ice cream sundae. the class sang wonderfully and I was so proud, even though my son is obviously the class clown! I took lots of pictures. They grow up so fast. Austin was just a baby toddling around and now he's such a big kid. Building Lego contraptions and articulating like a grown up. Where did the time go.

So, I am starting to make plans for the 1st Birthday Extravaganza. WOW! it's going to turn into something close to a wedding! These preparations are endless. I know it will be worth it. They won't remember, but I will! I aways go overboard but tough! It's been an amazing year and it's almost time to CELEBRATE!