Samuel will be 4 weeks old at 2:22 tomorrow. It was a fast month. We have Grandma Sherri to thank for that, since she was here for 3 of the last 4 weeks. She went home a week ago, but since then Samuel has been nothing but sad since she left. Thanks for coming grandma.
I was going to post a picture of her with Samuel, but I don’t seem to have any.
The girls are adjusting pretty well to Samuel. Mariah seems to be having the hardest time, since she doesn’t get as much mommy time anymore. She seems to be acting up a lot more, but it might not be anything new either.
A few days ago Anna wowed us with her smarts about telling time. She has a clock in her room because she is not allowed to come into our room and wake us up until 7:30. So, looking at clocks is pretty standard for her. Well, one morning this week she came in. I asked her what time it was and she said, “seven thirty six.” It was pretty amazing. She usually just says “seven three six,” but now she seems to be able to tell all the numbers between 1 and 999. Numbers and building things seem to be what she is good at.
This morning she built a big train out of all the chairs in the play room as well as the slide and our big orange sitting chair. Although it looks like we just didn’t clean up, it really was pretty cool to see what she made. She put all the chairs together, but “higher chairs” on top of those chairs so that the babies could sit up higher, and she even had a spot on the ladder of the slide for small animals to sleep.
And one more thing with Anna this week. When Anna was 2 we bought a little tricycle for her. Up until this point though, she never had the hang of using the pedals. She always found it easier to push walk it, then to pedal, kind of like a baby thinks it is faster to crawl the walk. Yesterday though, I took Anna to the church so that we could help clean the parking lot and trim the bushes. I knew she wouldn’t have too much interest in the raking and such so I brought the trike along. She had a great time. We live on a hill, so even though she is bigger, pedaling just never worked. But in the flat parking lot she finally understood what pedaling is all about. And when we came home, she learned to pedal in our cul-de-sac.
Mariah has learned that is fun to jump off the toy box.
She also like celery.