- Mon, Jun 30, 2008 /
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Isaac has turned 4 months old. He had his check-up last week and everything looked great. He weighed 18 lbs and is 26 inches long. That puts him at the top of the charts for both height and weight. Isaac also got some shots. That, as usual, was not fun. Dr. Colson gave him the go-ahead to start rice cereal, so we will have to get him started on that. He is becoming more active - he loves to sit in his bumbo chair and stand in his exersaucer. He is still a fan of laying under his mobile. And of course, his sister keeps him entertained all day. Isaac has a couple of favorites already. He has a favorite blanket - it a fuzzy cream one. It is not your traditional baby blanket, but he loves the feel of it and loves to roll around on it. He also has a favorite stuffed animal. It is a blue, elephant taggie, with a little rattle in the middle. Whenever he sees it, his eyes brighten and it usually brings a smile to his face.
Reese is doing well (as long as she can be outside). She loves the outdoors. She loves to go to the park, on stroller rides, or spend time in the pool. She also loves to hang out around the house and mingle with the neighbors. Her favorite neighbor is Denny, who lives across teh street. Every morning, when she is on the changing table, she looks out the window, and looks for Denny. She opens the window and shouts to him. I am glad he is a good sport and always waves back. Everytime we drive by a park she says "Weeee!" (that is what she call the park - because when she swings or goes down the slide, she says "Weee!."
Reese has become quite the little singer. When we are driving or she is stitting in the swing, she will start singing in her sweet little voice. Every once in awhile, she will add hand motions. Her vocabulary has also started to take off. She is starting to say the ABC''s and 123''s. She will repeat them after you, and can say ABCDE without any assistants.
Reese has also started to have a mind of her own. She is a typical 1 1/2 year old, where there are so many fun and exciting things - but with that, comes a challenging situation here and there. Sometimes, she does not understand that we can not go outside at 6am in the morning or when it raining out. Also, we are learning what we can and cannot throw.
We have had lots of company the past couple of months. This weekend, the Axness'' were here. Reese and Jacob had a good time playing in the backyard, while Isaac took a little snooze. Reese got a little ouchy on her finger which drew blood. She was very dramatic about the whole thing, so we walked to Walgreen''s and got some Dora band aids. Dora did the trick! She was so excited to have Dora on her finger.