Friday, June 29, 2012

One more month until the big day for her. Its crazy. I can't believe that my little girl is almost 3 years old. It definitely helps me understand better how my parents seemed to feel as I was growing up.

I think this picture pretty much sums up the previous month with Abbi. With it being warmer, she's turning back into that little summer baby and she loves being outside. I can't blame her at all. Often in the evening we'll go outside together and play, either running around, tag, other make believe things, or just playing the pool or sprinkler, she loves it all, and loves to be outside.

I mentioned last month the picky eating, and its just the same still. Some times she's sit down and devour her food, eat and love every bite of it, and then there are other nights where eats just about nothing, and thats just how its going to be sometimes I suppose.

She of course still loves Cole to death, but it is becoming apparent that there are times when she would like Jenn's attention in full, and since she can't get it she gets clearly irritated. But, good for me at least (after all this is from my perspective), she has been turning to me for more things over the past month which I do appreciate. After spending the bulk of the last 3 years second to Jenn (rightfully so), I'm finally get the opportunity to be there for Abbi.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Here's a short video of Cole and I playing peek-a-boo.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

During our recent trip to the beach there was a lot of time spent playing in the sand. Abbi was OBSESSED with building and destroying sand castles while we were down there. She was also more than okay with having a good portion of her body buried in the sand, as you can see here in this instance she let me bury her legs deep down.


Cole had his four month checkup yesterday and he's doing really well. He's weighing in at 15 lbs. 3 oz. these days and 25 inches long. He's healthy and progressing exactly as he should be at four months so we're all happy to know that!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lots of changes this month. It really seems like Cole took some big leaps in the last month. I suppose to start off with he can roll over both directions now (from belly to back and from back to belly). Jenn often finds him in his crib laying on his belly because he's decided to roll over. So that's the first really cool development.

Also, Cole is really starting to smile and laugh at things. Its possible now to really interact with him and get him to laugh and smile at the things you're doing. He's always laughing and smiling at Abbi, but now he's also doing that with me and Jenn.

Bath time has gotten better too. I wrote last month that Cole really doesn't like bath time, but that has changed. Now that he realizes he can kick and play in the water, he's really starting to enjoy it more.

Last month I also commented that I think Cole is more like Jenn in his personallity. I still think this and now even more so. Jenn has a certain nature about her thats very caring about others and even though Cole is only 4 months old, that gentle nature seems to be how he is. Who knows, I could be way off, and this time next year I might the complete opposite thing to say about him.

His motor skills are improving too he's really getting a hold of things like his toys, and his feet. Its really cute to see him try and sit up too. He does really well with help sitting up from a lay down position.

I look forward to the days when Cole can talk and we'll be able to understand him but for now he talks about lot, we just have no idea what he's saying.


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

With deck construction under way in our backyard, there is a decent sized pile of dirt back there. Abbi found it and loves it. The last two nights she has wanted to get out there and play in the dirt. Climb on it, slide down it, sit in it, throw it. Everything, in the dirt.


Friday, June 1, 2012

Abbi loves Cole. Ridiculously. Jenn bought Abbi a new pool for the summer and she loves it. Cole also seemed content to get in and have his feet in the water. So when we went to take a picture of Cole, Abbi HAD to be in it too. So Jenn tried to get a decent shot of the two of them in their summer apparel.