Thursday, March 27, 2008

Smiles, words and swords...

Well, as the days go by, and the hours continue to pass I find myself noticing little hints here and there about how the kids are growing so fast...I can't seem to keep up with them. But I wanted to jot down a few and share them with whomever may read this.

I will start with our baby, baby girl Gratia. Tim says "It ryhymes with mafia." Nice Tim. So Gratia, She was a whopping 12.5 lbs at her 2 month check up, which seems like so long ago. And since then i have noticed not only weight gain, but her big personality shining through. She has the most beautiful smile. It's so sweat, when she does it, it makes you feel like a million bucks. Then she will proceed to chat and coo at you, have conversations. She loves it when you make sounds, not whale sounds, but like motor boat sounds. My favorite lately is when she will be crying in her crib, waking up or just hungry, when you turn her over and she notices you it's an instantaneous smile. Like oh hi, so glad to see you. Love you momma. And she is definitely a daddy's girl, just like her big sister, whom I am listening to right now chatter to herself while going down for her nap. Oh Fiamma, but we'll get to her in a moment. Back to Gratia. She is a daddy's girl. Even early in the game. When she hears her daddy's voice she gets so curious as to where he is. come here dad. talk to me. it's pretty cute. Ok trying to think..other than being few days shy of 3 months (so glad we will be done counting in weeks) and growing like a weed OH she is trying to roll from her back to her tummy. She kinda spins in circles, like a break dancer, but she is definitely trying without any prompting. I think deep down she really wants to be a big girl and play with Fiamma and Elijah, I know they would love that!

On to Fiamma, my precious little lady. Other than being a daddy's girl and setting good example for Gratia, she is talking talking talking. She will repeat pretty much anything, she was compared to a parrot the other day, and definitely is putting words together and making sentences. Ever since, hold this momma. It's been, come on mom, let's go, two shoes...she dazzles me with her way with words. Other than words, she is definitely not afraid to say no. Most of the time it makes me smile, which I usually get in trouble for, but I sometimes can't help but laugh. If she is on her slide or motorcycle, Elijah can't even get near with out her making a fuss and letting him know that it's hers for the moment. We have our work cut out for us, that's for sure. Oh and teething, yes i believe the girl is getting some more teeth. Which seems painful and might add to the crankiness and cuddleliness that has been happening lately. She is still working on her ABC's and seems to be doing quite well with them. She loves to pray. She often reminds us when it's dinner time to do so. We usually pray for every one and thing a few times round. She is a very good big sister. Wanting to help pat and hold. I still can't believe she will be 2 in August.

Elijah. Boy by day and warrior by night. He is 3 now and since then he has aquired a very nice sword with some fabulous armor. But we have had to draw some boundaries with the sword fighting. To keep him from drawing it upon Fiamma and myself, we have made it clear that Tim is Goliath and he is who you fight, and you need make sure he has his sword too. They tried it out for the first time Tuesday night and now Tim has a wound to show for it. I guess Elijah was too quick for him and snagged him on the nose. Blood everywhere. Elijah just waited until Dad was ok and ready to fight some more. Fight, fight, fight! Other than turning 3, getting some stiches, and more lollipops he is a wonderful brother, he loves umbrellas and wants to fly like Mary Poppins. I often think he thinks it will happen if he is outside with his umbrella open. Just waiting. His new favorite book is Peter Pan, loves a good pirate, and asks for licorice every morning for breakfast.


ocm said...

brilliant little update!

personally...i think the kids are a joy-and it is amazing to see how quickly they are learning and growing.

: )


jimmyz said...

Elijah's Aunt and Uncle would like to lay claim to the provision of Sword, Shield, Helmet and Breastplate. Having seen his dad five days later, he still has a slight black eye and a chunk out of his nose...LOL!! We didn't see that coming, better him then one of his sisters or mother. At least he is learning to be a chivalrous night so that if necessary he can defend his sisters' virtue.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.