The boys are doing well....we're all thankful that spring is almost here and the weather is getting better. Mommy and Daddy are so over all of the winter gear as are the boys. We spent much of the day outdoors today and it was really nice to finally shed all of the layers and have some fun. Mommy went a little snap happy (see April pics)...but hey we've been a little lazy on the pic front since Mommy went back to work. So enjoy!
As you can see, Cooper is looking more like a toddler everyday. He's still in desperate need of a haircut and Mommy is still holding out. I think this will be the month though. At some point, Mommy needs to accept that he can't keep his baby looks forever.
He's still not walking on his own but we're expecting it any day now. He stands on his own until he realizes he's doing it but then drops to his bum. Same with walking, he barely holds on to a finger to walk but then drops slowly to his bottom as soon as you pull your finger away.
He's trying to speak more and even said his teacher's name the other day (Isa for Lisa). We were both shocked! He's also doing some sign language now and signs for "more" and "milk". He also shakes his head no to make it abundantly clear when he's not into something. "Isa" says he also nods yes...but Mommy hasn't seen that one yet. Wonder if that means something?! LOL
His molars have finally broken through so he now has 10 teeth and one more on the way. Hopefully, it will let up soon. He's a very unhappy teether!
Owen is also doing well. He had a major growth spurt over the last month or so. He's getting to be such a big boy (and a little clumsy too as he's trying to adapt to his new, longer limbs). Poor kid has more than a few bumps and bruises these days! His teachers say he's doing really well in school and has adapted very well to the new class.
As always, he is quite the character. Yesterday when he woke up, he came in to our bedroom. I said, "good morning sweetie". He replied, "good morning bootiful" (beautiful) Clearly, he's picked up the expression somewhere. It was hilarious to hear from a 3 year old.
We have signed him up for outdoor soccer in May. So that should be fun. Mommy just bought some cleats for him...way too cute. We'll be sure to take pics for everyone to see. We're also thinking about signing him up for skating school this summer but we're still undecided about whether we want to be tied to another scheduled activity this summer. Now that both Mommy and Daddy are working, time is precious and we're trying to jealously guard our time together.
We're still thinking we'll get to NB this July. We just haven't decided how we're getting there yet. It looks like we'll be driving but we are dreading that drive already. Still, we're determined to do it since we haven't been home for 3 years.
That's all of our updates for now. Miss you much!
Michelle, Doug, Owen & Cooper