Josiah:*A couple of Sundays ago, we were at church. Normally, we get Josiah out of the nursery during the music time and then bring him back when it's time for the sermon. Well, on this particular day, he started "singing." Of course, he wasn't saying the words, but he was really trying to sing along with Chris. It was one of the sweetest things I have seen!
*One evening he was playing with play dough. He was trying to cut out some shapes. He was having a hard time, so he made this frustrated sound. Well, the next morning when Mommy and Daddy didn't get him out of bed as quickly as he wanted, he made the same noise. It was all we could do not to laugh.
*We had a nice spring shower one afternoon when Josiah and I were outside playing. I decided we would stay outside and play in the rain. We did that for a little bit until it started thundering. We had so much fun getting wet together!
*Last Friday, we had an Easter party at our house. We invited friends from church and my MOPS group. There were 7 boys (including Josiah) that came over with their moms. I was able to bring out some of my old Easter activities from teaching. We all had a lot of fun fellowshiping and making crafts.
*Josiah has been sleeping in his big boy bed since last Monday! Five days into it, he decided that he was going to get out of his bed. He did it so quietly that I didn't even hear him until he stepped off from the stair. I got this panicky feeling because I knew someone was in our house. He came around the corner and gave me a big smile and said, "HI!" It was all I could do not to laugh at his sweetness, but I knew if I did he would think he could get out of his bed. So I stopped feeding Sophie and brought him right back to bed. We had a talk about how he needs to stay in his bed until Mommy or Daddy come and get him. Praise the Lord, he hasn't gotten out since then!
*Last night, we gave Josiah a cupcake for dessert. Josiah is ALL boy in every sense except he doesn't like to get his hands dirty. Well, I put the cupcake on his plate and he started eating it like you do in a pie eating contest. He had us in stitches as we watched him eat his cupcake. He was very successful in not getting his hands dirty.
*He is off from swim classes this week because of spring break, but each night during bath time, he shows us all that he has learned. We have signed him up for the April class, so Josiah and Daddy will continue their special time.
Now for Sophie:*Sophie is starting to "stand" when we hold her on our lap. She is so much stronger than Josiah was at this age.
*She slept 7 hours lastnight!!! Don't know how long it will last, but we sure did enjoy it!
*She has started taking a bottle every afternoon when Chris gets him. She is quite the eater! She will suck the bottle dry and then will nurse until she is full. She is so different from her brother when it comes to eating!
*Last Sunday, we decided that it was time to just let Sophie cry herself to sleep. I was in her nursery trying to put her to sleep. I was trying things that had worked previously (rocking, nursing, sitting her on my lap), but nothing was working. Chris finally came in and told me to put her down. That we've tried everything, she was dry and burped, so we just needed to let her cry. Well, amazingly she fell asleep on her own. So it's been over a week and she's been putting herself to sleep at night--and during the day. I guess a part of me was afraid that if we tried the putting her down that it would be crying for hours like it had been, but I'm so thankful that Chris encouraged me to put her down.
The next couple of weeks will be busy. Chris' dad and step-mom are coming into town for Easter. Then my mom, sister and niece are coming for my niece's spring break. Chris will be going on a youth trip the next weekend and the weekend after that he will be going to presbytery. Then after that we will be heading to GA for a week. I guess April is going to be just as busy as March! I'll try to post pictures and journals when there is some down time. Until then, we pray that everyone has a wonderful Easter and remembers why we celebrate it--Jesus LIVES