Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A Summary of the happenings in our house lately:

  • Dawson turned 6 months on Sunday, cut his first two teeth on the bottom and started solids the last few weeks. I dropped his nursing schedule down to four feedings but he's definitely ready for more food so I need to start feeding him more in one sitting. I'm psyched to make my own baby food because a good friend of mine loaned me a really nice baby food steamer and processor in one. Its so slick and doesn't get any easier than that so I have no excuse.
  • He's also semi-mobile. When Bennett learned to roll over, he did it with gusto but would only roll once and then lay there til you moved him. Dawson rolls, swivels, pivots and rolls some more and can make some pretty good ground. He's so happy and content these days, particularly if we're out of the house. If there are people to look at, he'll sit for a couple hours without so much as a whimper.
  • We bought the supplies to start potty-training with Bennett. I'm not so excited about this one but he'll be 3 in 2 1/2 months so the time has come. I'm not sure when we'll officially start, but we needed to really get him thinking about it. We even bought the Diego underwear as motivation (after going to two stores to find it. Seriously, my two year old has no clue who Spider Man or Spongebob is). I let him try them on over his diaper and he put all three pairs on at the same time. (Extra absorbency, maybe?? Not a bad idea.) He also wanted to try sitting on the potty that first day so he stayed on it for about 30 minutes with no results, except for some cute pics.

  • I'm going to this seminar on April 17th and am so excited. I've heard great things about the Love & Logic books and feel like I could use a lot of help in every area they're covering that day. Particularly good timing with bullet point number three.
  • Bennett is very close to reading. I know I'm totally bragging, so please indulge me :) That's what blogs are for, right?? He can sound out simple three letter words with a little bit of help but is so close. And some of the really easy ones, like MOM or DAD, he can read right away. I'm so proud of him. We talked about going to the zoo tomorrow but he told me he wants to go to the library instead. That's my boy!
  • Last but not least, my very best friend, Candy, is coming to visit in July. We met at Emmaus, our first year of college, and, if we didn't live 3000 miles away from each other, we'd be inseparable. I love her dearly and miss her all the time and its been almost 3 years since we've seen each other. Thanks to some frequent flyer miles, she'll make the trek from CA to IA this summer and I feel like a giddy 16 year old, planning our week out in my head.


  1. I LOVE the potty pics! So cute!! It's just crazy how big he's getting! It doesn't seem like that long ago when Matt was in Des Moines playing and he was a newborn!! Have fun at your seminar and have a great visit with your friend!

  2. That is totally awesome, Have. Brag away. Aden could read full books by the time he was 3 1/2 too. The kid is pretty much a genius...he is 8 now and bored in school. He's in all the Challenge programs for math and reading but it's not enough. We looked into private schools but it's just so expensive. He was just so hungry for knowledge at such a young age, it's like he wanted to know everything and he couldn't learn enough...I bet Bennett is the same way. My girls, 5, almost 6 year old still can only read small words. They are all so different. Anyway, congrats on having a gorgeous little genius. :)

  3. How come i just cant get enough of those 2 little guys - they have stolen my heart and locked it up in theirs! Love when you post!


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