Catherine is apparently a little bouncy ball of happy energy with great self-help skills who is always eager to learn.
Samantha is the group positive person, always so excited about the next activity and a leader for positive behavior. Both are polite and kind to their peers and adults and we're so proud to be their parents!
Jake is going to be 6 months old on Monday, can you believe it?! He's crawling like an inchworm, moving from all 4s to his tummy, then pulling his feet back in and doing it all over again. It is slow, but it works. He also is eating baby food and he's pretty good at it. He's not that big on cheerios yet, but he likes carrots, pears, bananas, squash, and apples. Sweet potatoes are next. He loves anything he can stick in his mouth and he will try to put anything in his mouth. We can't believe he doesn't have teeth yet because they have to be right there with all the chewing and drool. Jake's favorite 'new toy' (because all his toys are the girls old toys) is the remote control. We had to stop him from trying to eat the real one.
It's been a while since this has been updated and we've done so much. We took one last trip to the beach while the weather was warm enough to sit in our bathing suits and build sand castles. We also went to the inter coastal and checked out the hoards of fiddler crabs. Jake and Grandpa had a serious conversation, too.
Then the weather got cooler and we got ready for Halloween. The girls wore their costumes to trick or treat (which was kind of sad in our neighborhood), my school's Halloween carnival, their school's trunk or treat, and the Renaissance festival. The fairy gave them a special stone and some pixie dust.
Uncle Bob, Aunt Marlene, and Paige came to visit and the girls insisted he play baseball with them.
Catherine has been my big helper when it comes to meal time. She LOVES to help me measure and get out ingredients and stir, especially if it involves pancakes.
This is the face Jake makes when he gets upset. It makes me laugh, especially because Dave makes fun of him and makes a sad face too, and it is EXACTLY the same face. I've got to take a picture of both of them doing it.