Wednesday, January 07, 2009

First hump day of 2009

So seven days into the new year, and a bug still lingers in our home. Enz has been off for a couple of days trying to recuperate, but having to deal with the kids at the same time is keeping her tired. The good news out of all of this is that the kids are actually behaving well, for the most part. It probably helps that they've gotten a lot of new toys and gadgets to help keep them entertained, so a big "thank you" is in order to everyone's thoughtfulness this past Christmas!

Not that I'm trying to jinx anything, but Isaiah has done a complete turnaround. While there are still times where only his mommy can bring him comfort, he has learned to somewhat remain in a really great mood! We've been waiting and waiting, and thought this stage would never come, but thank God it has! He has shown more interest in his toys, and will happily play by himself for longer periods of time without being needy or crying for mommy to pick him up every time he sees her. Of course he still has his moments, but those are coming less frequently now. It's almost as if he's reached some mysterious level of independence or something, but whatever it is, it's very much welcome! Currently at the 11 month mark, we realized that this was the exact age Makenna was when Isaiah was born, WHAT A TRIP!!!

Makenna has also proven that she has moved on to bigger and better things. Although she still has strong ties to Elmo and Barney, she's developed more of an interest in Dora and The Backyardigans. I guess with the Backyardigans, she's drawn to the dancing and singing more than anything, and when she watches, she does her best to dance along with the characters. We're seriously ready to put her in a dance class, because it seems like she's ready to tear it up! She's definitely got the ability, so let's see if she has the desire to learn it on a different level. I'm beginning to wonder if she'll dominate the class since she's got such a strong and independent personality. Can't wait to see that!

Isaiah's little "heartbreaker" grin...

Makenna getting into daddy's clothes...

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