Wednesday, September 9, 2009


Today was an interesting day. Tre woke up with a fever, so both boys stayed home from school. After a trip to the Dr. office it was determined that Tre only has a cold (thank goodness) and was running around fine after some Tylenol. Colin can now climb out of his crib, so we changed it into a daybed... so far so good! But the real reason I wanted to blog today was because of what Tre said.

As we were cleaning up for bedtime Tre said, "I never want to sleep again. I just want to stay up and watch TV." I explained to him that we all need to sleep, just like we need time to play, time to relax, time to have fun, etc. Then I told him that sleep was good for his body, just like food. "Imagine if you never ate again," I said. "That wouldn't be good. You need sleep just like you need food. It's good for your body, good for your mind..." and then Tre said, "and good for my soul?" Uh... what an awesome thing to say!! "Yeah buddy... and good for your soul," was all I could think to say. He's such an amazing kid! We had a pretty good day after all!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Emma is officially six months old!! Well, she's been six months old for about a week now, but it's taken me awhile to get to the blog! So here's what we know about Emma:

She's a good sleeper! No... she's a great sleeper! She goes to bed anytime between 7-8pm, and we don't hear from her for 12 hours!! She wakes up anytime between 7-8am happy as a clam, talking away in her crib! She's also started solid foods, which means she gets oatmeal for breakfast, a fruit for lunch, and fruit & veggies for dinner (with bottles at each meal, of course!). She gets two naps a day, but at times she considers just doing one nap a day. When she's tired she puts her hand in front of her face, covering her face as if to say "ok, I'm done with all this; put me to bed please!" She loves her brothers very much! Colin makes her laugh by dancing in front of her or crawling around her (it's hilarious!) and Tre talks to her and likes to calm her down if she's crying. Even though she's six months and only rolling around the room, she really can't wait to be truly mobile and crawl after her brothers (you can just see it in her eyes!!) So that's our little girl, growing so fast!!

The boys are doing great as well. They both just got haircuts last week! We decided to cut Tre's hair for soccer (didn't want hair to add to the heat), and Colin wanted his cut as well. Colin's is the shortest it's ever been! But they both look so great! Tre is doing awesome at soccer. Today was his second practice session, and it was hilarious! All the kids were running after the ball! Tre isn't the shortest on the field, but he's close. But he does a good job keeping up with everyone, now if we can just teach him to keep his tongue in his mouth while he's running! Colin is enjoying his three days a week at school! This is his third week, and he's finally started talking to his teachers - they were convinced for awhile that he never talks! If they only knew how loud and hyper he is at home!!! But speaking of Colin talking... he's learning new words all the time! He now says Emma, outside, yes ma'am (but really he just says the ma'am part!), thank you, hey buddy (his new favorite phrase!), and he usually calls Tre "brother"!

So as you can see everybody is doing well! I'll try to do better at blogging, especially with soccer games coming - which I think are going to be incredibly funny! Not just Tre playing, but trying to keep Colin off the fields during the game!! We'll see how that goes!!

- Jo