Tuesday, October 20, 2009

20th update & flashback!

Zac is 10 months old today! He is a smiling, busy, stubborn little guy with those piercing blue eyes and an appetite that just won't quit!

He is still pulling himself up and walking as long as he is holding onto something. I am actually suprised that he's not trying to take some steps on his own yet. We're encouraging but not rushing him. He'll do it when he's ready, I'm just surprised since he started pulling himself up so long ago! Watching a child grow and learn is simply amazing.
Lilly is also a 20th baby of course... gosh 2 years and 8 months today! This was this morning as she ate her cereal.
And then her dolly had to go potty, so she helped.

Speaking of potty, twice tonight Lilly went to potty but wouldn't let Jeremy or I go with her. "Odee mee, ok?!?" We were allowed to stand in the hallway and talk / remind her. After she "went" she even insisted on dumping her kid potty into the big one by herself. She is so grown up and independent. It is easier for us to do some of these things, but it is so important to foster her sense of independence and her confidence.... Again, watching a child grow up is simply amazing.
This is a fun pic - some of my students drew Lilly pictures before Fall break. Honestly, I can't remember exactly what spurred it on, other than the fact that Lilly always talks about how I "teach the big kids" so some of those big kids decided to draw for her (and a couple for Zac too). Lilly insisted on taping them to the wall today and looking at them over and over again. Thanks "big kids!!!"

Oh, and this was the sand that came out of Lilly's shoes this evening. Not counting what landed on the floor. Nice.
My friend Becca from Our Crazy Boys (link on the right) posted not too long ago about the "free sandbox" she commonly gets from her boys. Fun stuff!

And... Flashback!! Last October, Lilly looked like this: Super cute and so little!

And Zac was getting bigger, as was my belly!

And, happy 5 months to Shyla May!


Liz said...

Poor Lilly!! No one should be eating cereal while it's still dark outside!!! (lol)

Happy 20th to all 3 kiddies!

Becca - Our Crazy Boys said...

I love your free sandbox! Maybe we should start combining our sand...

And I agree with Liz - Eating cereal while it's still dark is just. not. fun.

Natalie said...

Seriously. Kendra is going to have to have a planned c-section with her next kid otherwise the poor little tyke will have 20th envy.

I have heard of preschools that give you a big jar to fill with shoe sand. Once it is full you bring it back to school and dump it on the playground. An idea maybe?

Suzanne said...

That potty pic it too cute! I love the sand...we have our own indoor boxes too, currently with one developing in front of the sofa where I took off his shoes last night! Soren also comes home with sand colored shoes!

Gabi said...

I LOVEEEE all of your flashback pics!!!!! Great idea!!!