Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A Champion Sleeper and a Soon-to-Be Champion Sitter

Afternoon church is not compatible with napping. Not only are we at church during Grant's nap time, but the drive home tends to lull Grant to sleep at 4 pm. This Sunday was no exception. We transferred a sleeping Grant from the car to his crib after church, expecting him to wake a couple of hours later. (We've learned from experience that keeping Grant up until bedtime when he misses a nap can be torture for the parents --- and probably Grant as well.) But Grant did not wake up. Nat woke him around 9 pm to change his diaper and clothes. Grant went right back to sleep. Given the fact that he went to bed at 4 in the afternoon, I thought that I was in for an early morning. The picture above was taken at 8:30 am Monday morning right before I had to wake Grant up. He sleeps like his dad.
Sadie is growing up way too fast. She's rolling over and scooting around the floor and is very close to sitting on her own.
I love watching my children interact with one another. Sadie adores her older brother and carefully watches his every move. Grant is very concerned for his little sister and makes sure that she has everything she needs. His concern for Sadie is captured in the picture below where Grant is graciously sharing Fox and fixing the music on Sadie's chair. Bath time on Sunday was particularly memorable. Grant has decided that he must help mom give Sadie baths. Interestingly enough, he has also determined that he himself no longer needs baths. Grant responded to my comment that it was time to bathe Sadie by running into our bedroom where Nat was watching Sadie and exclaiming, "Sadie bath!" while trying to pull Sadie off the bed. After a talk about not trying to pull Sadie off the bed, he excitedly ran to the bathroom while I got Sadie ready for her bath. Grant would laugh and talk and splash as I bathed Sadie; Sadie laughed, talked, and splashed back at Grant. I love watching the two of them interact and communicate without any intelligible words. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end and dirty boys must bathe.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Rolling and Slightly Balding

Sadie's 4 Month Stats
12 lbs. 9 oz. (Weight)
24 1/4 in. (Height)
40.0 cm (Head Circumference)

Sadie starting rolling from her back to her stomach when she was 3 1/2 months old, and today she started rolling from her stomach to her back. She has no teeth, but lots of drool. Her favorite pastimes include smiling, flying on her stomach, cooing, laughing, and looking up to her big brother.

More Summer Pictures

This collage captures just a few of our adventures this summer: playing with Sadie, discovering science, exploring Kirtland, playing in butterfly gardens, hiking with Fox, cleaning the car seat, and laughing.

Adventures not pictured: searching for a home, buying a home, and moving into our home. Maybe someday soon I'll post some pictures of our home.

The Mall

Here are some more pictures from our adventures in Washington D.C. We had planned to devote all day Saturday to exploring museums and monuments. After dealing with two cranky kids in the Natural History Museum, we decided to walk the mile separating the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial in the hopes that the kids would fall asleep. It worked. Unfortunately, we took too long walking around the Mall and the kids woke up just in time to be cranky in the Museum of American History. No one wants to take pictures of cranky kids, so we only have one picture of Grant (who currently refuses to smile for the camera) and no pictures of Sadie. But we do have pictures of happy parents when the kids are napping.