After a ROUGH couple months of sleeping for Iverly, both babies sleep! They go down around 6/6:30 and wake up about 8/8:30! It feels SO good to sleep again :)
We are still waiting for Caelum to fill our house with all of the ideas in his head. He babbles constantly but only says: hi, bye, mama, dada, uh-oh, and yea. He signs all done, food/water, milk and sleepy (sometimes). And he knows a cow says "moo" and will tell us that. He does repeat what we say sometimes, but we are patiently (sort of) waiting for this "language" explosion we hear about. He is SUCH a joy in our house! He laughs and plays and hugs and kisses and is just such a sweet boy. He climbs and falls and just keeps on going- it seems like he is constantly going. He is so sweet to his little sister- he will bring her toys and pat her head and say "Hi" to her. He calls her "Iey," so we will see if that evolves into her actual name at some point. He is 26 lb and 33 inches tall, so he is long and lean. He helps me clean up (sometimes he will even pour his milk on the floor so he can grab a towel and wipe it up...) and get himself dressed (he can put his arms through his shirt) and LOVES new toys and games. His favorite toys are balls (especially his basketball), cars, a play purse, books and his digger truck. His favorite foods are waffles with peanut butter, yogurt, cheerios, chicken nuggets and ketchup/mustard, and eggs with salsa. He is just such a little boy, and I cannot believe how fast him feeling like a baby went by.
It seems like Iverly just got here and that she has been here forever. She seemed to just slip into our family. She is such a pleasant baby- she likes to play with her toys, laugh and giggle, when we read her book and to sit up and watch her brother. She LOVES to be held and LOVES when Caelum talks to her- she laughs so hard she can hardly breathe! Her favorite toy is the laugh and learn table, the zany zoo, her magical wand and rattles. She likes "tummy time" but doesn't move at all yet. Her favorite foods are: broccoli, pears and peas (all mixed together)- it sounds gross, but she LOVES it. She also enjoyed eating a banana and a piece of peach. She is 18lb and 24 inches tall. She's over 100% for both as these were her 4 month stats :)
They are both in big kid carseats:
Eric is finishing up his last week at the Red Elephant restaurant and will start working for our family propane business in early September :) We are very excited about this- he will have more normal hours and will be a huge contribution to the company.
We have had a great summer- we were able to go to the beach for the 4th of July, a wine festival/tour for Father's day, watch the ducks at the Peabody for Mother's Day and just enjoy our time as a family of 4!
Here's to being in the moment, because it all seems to be going too fast...