Saturday, August 29, 2009

6 years old!

Happy Birthday to my Jake - tomorrow he will be 6 years old! It is so hard to believe it was 6 years ago that I became a mother for the first time. He has been such a joy and he makes me proud every day to be his mom. He has the biggest heart and is a fierce protector of the people he loves. He loves to help, and wants to make us happy. He is so smart, and loves to learn! In a week and a half he will head off to 1st grade. It will be so strange this year to be home from work for almost 2 hours before he gets home from school. He of course is excited by the idea of a full day of school, eating lunch at school, and - FINALLY - riding the bus to school in the morning! He continues to be the best big brother, especially to Leah. They have formed such a bond, I love to watch him take care of her.

Leah is growing way too fast. She is quickly approaching her 6 month birthday and is ready to be on the move! She graduated to her hi-chair this week, and has the appetite of a BIG girl! She still sleeps through the night, and is slowly learning to drink formula (thank heavens!). She also has been making attempts to move herself around, either by rolling to get where she's going or kick-scooting on her tummy. I am not ready for her to be crawling yet!

Austin continues to be Austin, crazy and lovable. I thought I would include some pictures explaining why we call him "Austin the Destroyer"

Some people read while in the bathroom, Austin likes to peel paint

A little art work for the fridge...

and his toes... (notice how each toe has a stripe)

and the rest of his body ......

Luckily it was a dry erase marker and came off him and the fridge pretty easily!