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John is finally loving his solid foods! Right now, we just have him on rice cereal. Soon, we’ll start with green vegetables, then orange and yellow veggies, and then fruits (the order of solids was recommended by the kids’ pediatrician.) He’s getting to be such a big boy! He’s able to sit up mostly by himself with little assistance. He still toppes over occasionally, but he’s doing great! He’s also trying REALLY hard to talk. Just the other morning, I swear I heard him say “Ma ma ma ma” when he was ready to get up. And we’ve also heard him say “da da da” a few times! Wow! It’s hard to believe just (almost) six months ago, he was this tiny little newborn. And now he’s getting so big. It’s amazing how quickly time flies.
Every day, just when I think Nathan can’t be any better with his big brother abilities, he surprises me. He is AMAZING with John. When the baby cries, Nathan will bring him toys and play with him. He’ll rub John’s little head and tell him everything is going to be ok. And John gazes at Nathan with wide eyes filled to the brim with adoration. You can practically see the love beaming out of John’s face. It’s precious!
Nathan loves to help carry John from point A to point B (with our help, of course. Nathan’s not tried to pick him up unassisted since that one time he dropped John.) So a couple days ago, I helped Nathan carry John to the jumper that Nathan used when he was a baby. John had sat in it a few times, but didn’t try to jump and so just ended up getting fussy. So Nathan helped me set the baby in the jumper, and I walked into the kitchen for a few minutes. I peeked around the corner and saw Nathan teaching his brother how to jump in it! John was squealing with delight as Nathan raised the bouncy up and down. When Nathan let go, John jumped with his own two legs. What a sight to see, watching my older son teach my younger son something new!
I hope these two have a great bond and are best friends for life. I LOVE having a brother. I don’t know what I would do without him. My brother and I have such a strong bond, and it is my hope that my kids bond like my brother and I did. Of course there will be arguments and fights, especially when they are kids, but I hope that as adults, they will remain close.
My heart is so happy!
Somebody wore himself out in the exersaucer. Such a sweet baby! He reminds me so much of his big brother Nathan, who also played really hard in the very same exersaucer. I seriously can’t get enough of my kids- my heart is so full of love that sometimes I think it will just explode!
We took the kids trunk-or-treating at a nearby church this evening, and they loved it! Well, John liked staring at everyone around him and Nathan totally loved going from car to car getting candy. I was so proud of him because he also remembered to mind his manners most of the time by saying “Thank you! Happy Halloweeeeeeen!” after the candy was dropped into his bag. Nathan dressed up as Spiderman, and John was a monkey. A monkey is perfect for him because he is definitely my little monkey!
We got a little bit of candy just in case we have trick-or-treaters at the house. We lived on a busy road at our old house, so we NEVER had trick-or-treaters. We didn’t even bother getting candy. But now, we live in a little neighborhood. Of course, trick-or-treating to different houses seems to be dying off nowadays, but what the heck. It doesn’t hurt to have a little candy, just in case. And if we get no one? Well, let’s just say the candy won’t go in the trash!
I’ll post some pictures next time once I get them downloaded.
Everyone have a fun and safe night!