PHANEROO \fan-er-o-oo\Greek: to manifest in word or deed.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Little Big Man is Growing Up

Our little man is growing up so quickly. This week he decided to wean himself. Part of me feels so sad that he is ready to move on. But part of me is so relieved that he loves big-people food so much that he can do without Mommy. I'm so thrilled that I was able to breastfeed him to almost 11 months. I would've loved to make it to 12 months. But, I'm pleased that he is growing so big and ready to become independent in so many ways. He has begun taking formula out of a bottle until we can begin whole milk when he turns 1. His birthday is just around the corner!

He is pulling up and cruising along furniture, and eating everything in sight. We are still waiting to hear some words, but I know that will come in time. He got a big boy haircut today at Casey's. She does so great with kids, and Mommy's too!

I can hardly believe that only 11 short months ago he was just born, so tiny, so precious. Now he is a chunky little fellow eager to explore his world.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Name That Tune

[Sorry! Due to technical difficulties beyond my control, and understanding, this video had to be removed. I hope to add another video soon.]

Even though we have a bit of a communication break-down in this video, once she gets around to focusing on the question she knows exactly who composed this piece. Our little music lover really has a knack for classical music. She can pinpoint instruments in pieces such as violin, cello, trumpet and drums. And her favorites are Mozart, Beethoven, Offenbach and Grieg. Thanks to my brother, we have had to listen to a particular classical CD since Thanksgiving...yes, that's five months of the same CD. She really has a special talent and we hope to tap into that talent very soon with some music lessons of some sort. I've been doing a little research around town to find out what would be best for a 3-year old. Her ultimate dream would be to play the violin. I can even use it as bribery some days to get her to eat. I'll say, "Lily, eat all your dinner so you can grow big and learn to play the violin." I guess I'll have to stand behind my word one day.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

The Pros and Cons of Sunday

Top five reasons why I love Sundays:
5. I get to spend time with family.
4. I get to spend time with friends.
3. I get a small break to have adult conversation.
2. I enjoy the fellowship time.
1. I love Jesus and getting to worship Him.

Top five reasons why I dislike Sundays:
5. I have to wake up early.
4. It's hectic getting out the door on time.
3. My children don't do well in the nursery.
2. Everyone is tired before we even get to eat lunch.
1. Monday is the next day.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Bloomin' Butterflies


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