I have always intended this blog to be for my own personal use as well as to share our life with our family that is spread across this country. This one's for the family, sorry if it's boring to any (most welcome) onlookers! If it seems like mommy-brag, it's not; we're a mess! But a very thankful, happy mess.
He's talking so much more now, I was a little concerned for awhile. It's like it finally clicked and he just started repeating everything anyone said. His grammar is horrid and he loves to speak in this really low voice, which makes for a very amusing combination; you can imagine.
He loves to swim but has no idea how, and he loves to go under water. We had a close call at a neighbor's pool a few months ago. I was watering some plants and letting him put his feet in on the side. I turned around and he jumped in. I looked over and he was in the middle of the pool under water. He was only under briefly, but it was still scary. I jumped in with my clothes on and pulled him out. He coughed a minute and then smiled and said "Me went under." Like he was proud?! And it didn't scare him in the least. I guess they both need swimming lessons. Sigh.
He's got a big appetite and occasionally breaks out in song or dance if he really likes something. I have a video of a recent muffin song and dance that I'll try to post sometime. I have no idea how big he is or how much he weighs, but he is about the same size as Acacia.
Acacia Joy. Her name means guileless. Guileless and joyful.. a beautiful combination and it totally fits her. She places a very high importance on telling the truth and usually sees things as either black or white. Her mom, um hum, has been known to be somewhat prone to hyperbole. In situations with something that is unknown, she chooses to believe something positive. She thinks Spiderman spins webs for disabled spiders and florist delivery trucks bring flowers to people who are unable to grow their own.
She loves to build and she asks Braj everyday what he built at work that day. She'll listen while he explains all about digging footers and all sorts of other engineering things. Then later I'll catch her explaining it to Jackson over some legos. They get along so well and it delights me to watch them play together.
Well, all this and it's only a small fraction of what's actually going on, but at least it's a snippet.
Sidenote: I have more pictures from our North Carolina beach trip that I will post next. Sorry it's taken me so long.