Sunday, November 12, 2017

All I want for Christmas...part 2

Foster's bottom 2 front teeth have started to pop through.

They aren't yet visible but ina few days or weeks they will make an appearance...more to come!

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Halloween 2017

Last year, mom, dad, Stella and Uncle Cameron dressed up as furry animals for halloween. We had so much fun dressing up together then that we decided to do a group costume again this year.

We choose the wizard of oz characters - Stella was a perfect Dorothy Of Kansas, Foster was the (not-so) cowardly lion, Daddy dressed up as Dorothy's bestfriend the Scarecrow. Thanks to Daddy's creative costume-making skills, Mommy was the Tinman.

It was a little cool out for trick-or- treating but Dorothy and toto made out pretty well.

Stella's school had a little halloween party on Saturday before Halloween.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Fall fun

Here in Vermont over the last few weeks, we've been lucky enough to have unseasonably warm weather. At least a few days each week has been in the 70's with no rain.

The nice weather had allowed to spend more time outside enjoying fall activities like picking pumpkins...


and carving jack o'lanterns...

And raking up and jumping in leaves...

Stella loved the leaf pile but Foster didn't enjoy it quite as much.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Learning to crawl

For basically the entire month of September, Foster has been crawling around.

However, he was only moving backwards. He hadn't quite gotten the forward movement part until October 8th.


Suddenly, it just clicked. From that point on, he's gotten faster and faster. He is even more mischevious and curious now that he's semi-mobile, getting into anything sister is doing, crawling onto the roomba and starting it, even getting into the dog's bed.

He likes going fast...wont be long before he's walking. He already loves to drive!

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.