We've had a wonderful month full of naps, FULL nights of sleep, crayfish and owl pellets and other school fun, and a taste of Fall weather. The house may forever be in disarray, but I've got two awesome children to show for it. Lachlan is proving to be a champ as we train him to sleep through the night and take naps -- that's right! -- by HIMSELF! Woo! He's not there yet, but he is currently taking a nap for which he fell asleep all on his own and has continued to put himself back to sleep when he stirs, hence the opportunity to write a blog post!
Sophia is loving her school adventures and all the new friends she is making from that homeschooling community. She also gets to do lots of cool science experiments and learn to play a tin whistle. She recently had her four year well visit, where she had several shots. She is such a brave girl -- hardly shed a tear and bucked up immediately, although she probably told me afterwards about a thousand times, "I do NOT like shots." I don't blame you, honey. Also, courtesy of Mr. Kurt, Sophia has some new fingerpaints! I thought this would be super interesting, since, as we all know, the girl does not like to be "dirty". She did request a paintbrush, which was denied. So, at first there were very small finger strokes on the paper -- just what I expected. But then I came back to check on her progress... Let's just say she got into it. Now we have a rather large, lovely painting of a brown blob. Why do children mix all the colors together? She did enjoy herself. That is one of the best things that has come out of her schooling. Sophia now will attempt to draw things! I have a few shots of her creating some pictures while we were in Pensacola for her birthday. She also created a new Nonna picture (the third in a series she has begun -- the first was a potato head rendering, the second a bristle block model complete with purse, and the third a portrait in chalk, all unsolicited). She is so much fun. She loves her little brother and thinks he's super cute.
Lachlan is now at the age where he wants to look out at everything. He does not like to be held against the shoulder and will whack your face with his in his desperation to see what's going on out there. He's doing well with the reflux; I've been able to reduce the dosage of his medication. Yay! He will talk sometimes and occasionally laughs. Apparently he's a mamma's boy, because he only laughs with me and smiles and talks mostly with me, which is pretty funny. He LOVES bath time. He really gets happy in it and splashes and kicks his legs in the water. I've tried to get some videos of him laughing and having a good time in the bath, but whenever he spots the camera, the smiles cease, and he simply stares. I'll keep trying though!
|Gammy and Gramps cut a rug Cajun-style.|
|Gammy first meets Lachlan.|
|This is a fun tummy time!|
|Here Sophia has drawn Lachlan in a high chair.|
|Nonna in chalk|
|Yay for investigation! Sophia's little friend Ava is in the background. They met at the preview night for Classical Conversations and have been inseparable ever since.|