Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Over a month!!

I can't believe it has been over a month since I last posted. That is nuts. I blame it on busyness/lazyness. There are many times when I think about what I should be writing and updating about, and then I just don't. My thoughts don't turn into anything...
And at this age, with a 1 year old and a 2 year old, SO much happens in a month!
This is before Micah got his head buzzed too. They both look SO cute with buzzed heads! Now if they would just keep their hats on when we are playing outside...
They both LOVE the outdoors and it is so nice playing in the yard, going for walks, and going to playgrounds. They also both sleep great, they love any toy that a boy should love (i.e. trucks and trains and balls, etc), they love their grandma, they enjoy kissing each other a great deal but also wrestling with each other too. They both enjoy times of snuggling and are dependent on physical touch to know their love. They play well together (though they do fight too) but they also both do well playing by themselves.

Judah is a ham.

His personality is so obvious, and so different from Micah's, it's great! It's the worst when we are trying to say "no" and discipline him and he looks at us, shaking his head in the "no" position, and smiles or laughs! So hard to keep a "discipline" face on when he does that!
He is also walking quite well, beginning to say a few words by speaking and also using signs, he has become proficient at quickly and quietly climbing the stairs, and he has learned how to get down off the couch by himself. He is very courageous (as noted by the red mark on his forehead) but also seems to be getting much smarter about climbing/falls/heights/etc.
He has not added anymore teeth, but he has added a few pounds...And he is very ticklish!
Micah is still "potty training" in that we still have some good days and some bad.
 For the most part, he wants to wear underwear and wants to go in the toilet, but every once in a while, we have a day where he frequently chooses the floor over the toilet that is usually within arm's reach. Actually, as I write this, he just chose the floor...For the most part, he has dry naps. And he still wears a diaper at night.
He speaks very well. This is an added bonus in teaching Judah how to speak, both with his mouth and with his hands.
He is fairly cautious, but his little brother has helped him take some new risks, like jumping off of things. He likes/needs choices. We can't always just say, "let's put your clothes on" but instead often have to take the route of choices. Like, "do you want to put your shorts on first or your shirt on first?" Then it gives him the choice, the "lead" if you will.
Hopefully I will get better at posting more frequently, and shorter...