Good Aim, Connor

Connor is almost 15 months old and I feel like this past month has been a big one for him developmentally. He is starting to pick up a lot of words, he has mastered walking/running and he is starting to really improve with his dexterity. 

We already know the boy loves to eat, so its no surprise that he has figured out how to use utensils to feed himself. I love how proud of himself he is each time he can make contact with the food using his fork:

This past Saturday, we took the kids to watch their cousin Parker's basketball game. They have both attended their cousins other sports events before, but this was their first time at a basketball game and it was truly amazing how engaged and focused Connor was. This squirmy kid sat still the entire time. And as soon as we got home, this was all he wanted to do:

He is such a fun and happy kid. Its been so awesome watching him grow and slowly discovering his likes and interests.


Loving Baby Brother

I wish many things for my children, but among the top of that list is for them to have a strong and loving relationship with each other. I thank God everyday that I have sisters that are my best friends. I am thankful to have sisters who I can count on, no matter what. And I really, really want my children to feel that too.

So it just thrills me that one of Connor's first words is "Riley". Here is a little clip of him just calling for his big sister:

Now to work on Riley loving her brother just as much...


R is for Riley

I know she's my kid and I have to say things like this, but really, Riley is a smarty pants. She is a total sponge and is picking up on so much and so quickly. Her daycare teacher told me that Riley is getting special lessons on letters and numbers because they think she is so advanced.

Here is a little video of her "reading" before bedtime:

So proud of my girl!