Sunday, May 3, 2009

May update

Paige has gotten very creative with her imaginative play. Today, we came home from the park and I pulled out my keys to open the garage & stow the stroller. She took the keys (on a long lanyard-type thing to go around my neck) and put them on her neck. Then she asked "What's your name?" - which meant she wanted me to ask her this question. So I asked, "What's your name?" and she replied "Paige the police officer! And I have a whistle!" Then she put one of the keys in her mouth and pretended to blow on it! She helped me open the garage, then she had to go in the house and tell daddy that she was a police officer. This persona lasted about 30 minutes!

This time last week, we were cleaning up after Adam's baptismal party. He was dunked at Holy Trinity last Sunday morning and feted here with a lunch and about 30 guests. He's six months old already, laughing, smiling, flirting, "talking," and expressing his displeasure when Paige takes away the toy he was playing with. He's still only rolling in one direction, but his core is getting stronger & he can sit up for several seconds before toppling sideways.

Both kids had check-ups last week, and they are both growing steadily. Paige is about 36.5 inches tall and weighs 28 pounds. Adam is 28.5 inches long and weighs 17 lbs 4 oz. This means he's only 1/2 inch away from outgrowing the length limit on his carseat, so guess what we shopped for yesterday?! Actually, we decided to get a bigger seat for Paige, then switch Adam into Paige's old seat.

Steve and I marked four years of married life last Thursday. It's gone by so quickly, and we can hardly believe how different our lives are now versus four years ago! We went out to dinner on Friday night and really enjoyed our child-free evening together. It brought back lots of memories from our dating life and early married days. Someday, we'll travel again... but for now, trips to the park, the zoo, and grandma's house(s) fill our time.