Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Are You Tired of Hearing About Bedtime Wo's From Me?

Yeah, I'm tired of talking about it. So I'm going to just do a QUICK update: Cam cried last night, didn't want to go to bed, but didn't scream.
Thankfully this isn't the ONLY thing going on in our lives right now. There are HAPPY things too.
Jake is walking. Still not all by himself full time, but he's doing it a LOT and walking LONG distances. It's exciting to see him grow and hit all these milestones. He walks with his hands above his head (for balance?) and will slowly take a few steps. Sometimes he gets excited, and that's when he RUNS. He's been crashing quite a bit, but that's all part of the learning process. Next trick is to get him to LIKE wearing shoes so he's not bare-footed all the time. (And do you know how hard it is to get a picture of an unwilling child?? Don't laugh TOO hard at the whining face...LOL)
Cameron is a HUGE help during the day. Yesterday he helped me clean the whole living room and even vacuumed. He still needed a lot of help, but he vacuumed WILLINGLY, that's the amazing part.
The 4th of July is just around the corner and last night we went to a local flag display. We didn't know there was going to be entertainment, but we enjoyed it anyway. There was a band and a guy speaking about the constitution. It was fun and informative all at the same time. Jake wanted me to walk close to the flags so he could grab one, but I didn't. He was pretty bummed...and whined to me his disappointment.
The weather has finally warmed up. After endless rain, we've had nearly endless sun for a while. It's nice, but I think I like the rain...but then again, rain is my FAVORITE weather...
We've got lots of family coming into town for the 4th of July, and one of Steve's uncles is here from England. Steve hasn't seen him since he was little, and I've never met him. We're pretty excited for all the family events!
(This is my nephew and my mom with Jake. My sister and brother-in-law are in town for their summer break!)
Life really is good....we just have a few bumps here and there. We learn and then move on, dirty faces and all.


Jewelle said...

I personally don't mind reading wo's on blogs. Everyone needs somewhere to talk about the good AND the bad in their life. It sounds like Cam is doing better. No screaming is definitely progress. The picture of dirty Jake is way cute!

Rebekah said...

I like being informed. I don't live close enough to be there to support you and hear about it in person, so I do it here. And I agree with Jewelle- everyone needs a place to vent. Isn't that what blogs are for?? I really LOVE the pictures of the flags. When I saw the first one, I thought maybe you got it from a magazine because it looks so amazing. I love how the light filters through.

We keep you in our prayers and keep our fingers crossed that nighttime will get easier eventually... and soon!