Saturday, September 2, 2017

A taste of preschool

Stella had a few orientation days at her new preschool, "The Children's School."

She had 2 partial days to meet teachers, kids, and feel more comfortable in the space.

The school has a lot of great art, toys and books for the kids to play with.

There were even some toys that Foster was able to play with (and taste.)

She enjoyed drawing a snowman and writing her name at their craft table.

She'll start full time after labor day.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Foster's first bites

Foster has been very interested in what the rest of his family eats ("It doesn't look like my milk!?! I want to try that!!")

Since he's doing well holding himself up and obviously interested, we gave him his first bites of solid food.
He had some pureed kale, cucumber, & pear and really loved it. Unlike his sister, he actually swallowed his first bite instead of pushing it out of his mouth with his tongue.

He barely wasted a drop of the food and probably would have finished the whole jar if we let him. Big sister, Stelly, liked helping out and did a great job carefully feeding him.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Stella "reading"

Every night, we always read a few books before bed.

Stella has been "reading" books to Mom and Dad and Baby Brother. She usually does a pretty good job of remembering the stories to tell us.

She's also been practicing writing her name. She can write all the letters in her name but hasnt figured out that they need to be in a certain order yet.

Foster sitting up

Mom went out of town for a few days over the weekend. When she left, he still needed some help to sit up and stay up

By the time mom returned, he was sitting up and leaning over without help and also, without falling over (at least most of the time).

Monday, July 3, 2017

Foster's 4 month pics

Its hard to believe that Foster's been hanging out with us for more than 4 months already!

Time has flown by! He's a smiley, happy little guy who loves to be around his family.

He pays close attention to what big sis does. She is very good at taking care of him and making sure he's included and never "alonely."

Foster is tipping the scales at 16lbs and more than 26" long. He's just discovering his hands and feet and is very good at grabbing his toys for inspection and tasting.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Slept through the night

Typically, Foster will go to bed around 10pm with Mom. He usually wakes up between 2:30-3:30 to nurse for a bit before falling back to sleep until around 7 or 8 am.

Last night, June 28th, he slept right thru his normal mid-night snack time. He slept until almost 6am...8 hours!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Planting the garden

This weekend, we finally had some decent, warm weather and (hopefully) past any frost. So, it was time to plant the garden.

Dad did a great job building a nice raised bed out of cedar posts and then filling it with a mixture of compost and soil.

After picking up some tomatoes, squash, and chard from the store Mom, Stella, & Foster planted the garden.

We had some well deserved ice cream!