Sunday, March 15, 2009
We are a happy family!
I was just playing around with the camera on my computer, trying to shoot some pictures of Owen and I, when Jake wanted to come over and "say cheese." Next thing you know, everybody was in on it. Jake, of course, would not relinquish the sucker long enough to take some pictures! Those are his current favorite rewards for using the potty.
So Jake is slowly but surely being potty trained. I would say we are half there - unfortunately, it is the smelly, more messy half that we aren't quite there with yet. That continues to be a trial. Otherwise he is doing great! He has a love/hate relationship with primary these days. He cries and doesn't want to stay when you drop him off, but then puts up at least as much of a fight when you try to pick him up at the end of church. We count that as a good sign. Potty training is a huge blessing. Instead of going through multiple diapers a day, we now use just one pull-up a day - he wears them to bed at night. Huge cost difference. His conversation skills get better and better, but they are still just as funny!
Owen, in true Fuller boy fashion, is growing like a weed! At his 4-month appointment he was 18 lbs. 8.5 oz., and 27 inches long. That put him in the 95th percentile for weight and the 97th percentile for height. These big kids are hard to lug around! He smiles all the time, and loves watching his big brother. He is also quite the talker. He is constantly babbling, and now has added "dada" to his vocabulary. You can see mischief in his eyes. He flops around like a fish when you try to change his diaper, and then grins at you when you tell him to stop. He has now started on foods, and so far has not been too picky. He seems to like carrots a lot.
Leigh Ann and I continue to work. Between that, the kids, and church obligations, it seems we get little or no time to ourselves anymore! In just over a week we celebrate our 5th anniversary! Hard to believe she has put up with me for that long!