I've been bad about updating this thing lately. I go through phases with it, so I'm not surprised. I'm trying to at least add at least a little bit each week, but even that has been tough.
Anyway, Alex is 4 months old now! Hard to believe how fast it goes. It was right about this time last year that I found out (Surprise!) that I was pregnant. Yeah, that was a shocker! Nervous, but still happy, I couldn't wait to meet this new addition to our family. And now he's here and I love him so very much. Things are definitely different with a boy around and there is so much yet to discover with him. I love it, it's new and amazing!
Here is a picture I took of him this morning. I got a few more, but I am having trouble editing them.
He's a real sweetheart, let me tell ya! I could just kiss him all day long. :) He's a major drooler lately, so I won't be surprised to see a tooth in the next month. Jenna sprouted her first tooth at 3 months, Marah I think wasn't until about 7-8 months.
In school we've been learning about dinosaurs, slavery, and the states (where they are, a little history, and how to spell their names). Jenna has been doing really well with it. She really enjoys the dinosaurs and learning what they eat and their sizes and stuff. She was very heartbroken to learn about slavery and she told me that if she ever sees a person with a whip she will stop them. So sweet. Then she said she was going to go to other countries and help the people who are underprivledged. I explained to her about missionaries and she really liked that idea. This girl, she has the sweetest heart.
She also started silent reading today. She has really been against reading and I am trying so hard to foster a love for reading in her. I have always enjoyed books and it kills me that she hates to read so much. She really is a pretty good reader so today I introduced her to Ramona and had her start with Ramona Quimby, Age 8. She was happy to see that the main character is 8 years old, just like her. So she sat and read quietly for 10 minutes and when she was done she told me that she wants to read more tonight. So hopefully she'll start to get into it!
Marah's language just has been flourishing lately! She impresses me more and more each day. It's so interesting to listen to her talk because it's so different from Jenna at age 4. She's really almost caught up with Jenna in language development. I love hearing all her funny little quips! I wish I could just record her all day long because she seriously cracks me up. She has a great imagination too. It's all just so cute and dramatic all day long! She still gets on my last nerve too, but I'm just trying to get used to it *lol* cause I think she'll be that way forever.
Not much else to report. Have a lovely weekend!