Adaline will be 3 months old on Wednesday April 18.
She weights a little over 9 pounds and loves to smile
and "talk." She was baptised on Sunday April 15. She
looked beatiful in her gown (which my neice, Jill,
wore 30 years ago). She was such a good baby during
the service and her eyes just seemed to shine - which
to me seemed like she was channeling (maybe not right
word...) all those who went before her and couldn't be
there in person (my mom and dad and her
great-grandparents Nora and Philip III).
I have returned to work and will work M, W, F. Phil
will be home on Fridays. So, Adaline and PJ will have
a "fun with kids day" (what we call daycare) on M & W
and be home with either of us on T, TH, & Fs. So far
the days she's gone to daycare, our provider says "she
is such a good baby!"
PJ has about a month and a half left of preschool.
We've applied to have him do a summer preschool
program at the Dodge Nature Center about a mile from
our house. Their curriculum will include a focus on
animals (they have a farm) and growing plants. I don't
know yet if they have a spot available for him. If
they did, he would go this summer on Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons. On the application they ask how
your child/family will bring diversity to their school
(by way of language, income, family structure)... We
are so non-diverse it isn't funny (but then so are the
majority of kids who go there) so I just put down that
PJ can count to 10 in spanish!
PJ is really into Curious George right now. He
watches it every weekday on PBS before dinner (so we
can get dinner made!). He'll say to Phil "you be the
man with the yellow hat and I'll be curious George."
The one episode where George tries to get a dinosaur
bone from a museum display and hurts his leg and has
to go to the doctor for an X-ray has really made an
impression on him...because he recently went to the
doctor for pain in his right leg and had an X-ray -
just like George. He also talks about the show with
his friend Nicholas from daycare and the neighbor girl
that's his age, Alice. PJ played with Alice outside
today and I heard him say several times "let's talk
about George now" and she would say "Otay" because she
cannot pronounce her Ks or Cs. It's cute when we are
out for a walk and she says "you have to watch out for
tars [cars]." Her family has two cats which she calls
her "titties." It just kills me.
Here are a few pictures of PJ and Adaline from the
months of March and April. The ones with other family
members are from our Easter Sunday brunch at the Afton
Inn. As Rachel Ray would say, it was "yummo!"
PJ & AM
Prince Elliott Turns 1
Click for Movie (the volume is a bit loud)
Adaline is 6 weeks old on March 7. We've just been using Adaline exclusively now - she can use Ada if she wants later. She just seems like an Adaline more than an Ada. She's rolled over twice from her belly to back and is smiling
already. Not sure of her weight currently until we go to the 2 mth appt. Today was her first day at daycare because Mommy had to go to a conference. PJ will be proud to show her off to the kids.
More Pics (Thanks Brett and Joey!)
Here is a picture of our new arrival's first time home.
Faith went to England and got PJ a Thomas the Tank Engine Book about Bulgy the Bus
A funny face
I am an uncle! Through marriage I've been an uncle for sometime now - it's a bit different though because they are pretty much the same age as me! :) Elliott is a darling little fellow and a blessing to our family. We were trying to figure out what color Elliott's eyes were; PJ thought they looked green and called Elliot a "green crayon".
Here are some pics (thanks to Blake and Kristen - I forgot my camera again! I love the pic of PJ reacting to the fact there is now a new baby in the family.
Recent songs he's written include:
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo Truck
The Ice Cream Truck is Stuck
HAPPY FACE! HAPPY FACE!
too late, too late!
He sings while banging away at a little toy piano.
Just a few notes and then some pics taken using a cell phone.
You take the good and take the bad...
*A lot has happened since the last post most notably the passing of Jody's mother Phyllis. All of the following pics are from the trip to Michigan for the funeral.
*We anxiously await the arrival of PJs cousin Elliott Cash Hunter in April! My Brother Brett and Sis-in-law Joey are too I bet. :)
*Frank, who was diagnosed with the same cancer Phyllis had, is still doing ok - getting a bit slower and still eating like a horse, but is alert and loving. We know he doesn't have long with us and are making the best of our last days together.
I, Robot & Other Games
PJs latest games are:
*Sliding his feet across the floor and saying, "Robot. Robot."
*Placing a sock on his hand, calling it Sockie and running around saying, "Hallo! Hallo! Hallo!" A few times he's gone to sleep with Sockie on his hand or asks for it if he is drinking cold milk.
*He also likes to point at us and call us different names, like pointing to mom and saying Frankie and himself saying daddy, etc. If we do it he says, "Not that game!" and laughs.
*Another new favorite is from Caleb who entertained PJ at a restaurant by letting PJ give him five and saying "OW!" and blowing on his hand. PJ still talks about "Fun with Caleb", but when he says his name it sounds a bit like Ketchup.
Going to Daycare is "Fun with Kids" and the Science Mueseum is "Fun with Dinosaurs"
He enjoys "Mommy, Daddy, PJ Days" the best and so do we.
Here are some more pics from our recent trip to Michigan:
PJ and I flew on the plane by ourselves - I'm glad he was a good boy!
This is PJ with Casey (or is that Charlie?)
TV w/ JW (Jonathan William)
Church Basement Dancers 1
Church Basement Dancers 2
PJ w/ TD (Trenton Dean) 1
PJ w/ TD 2
Hard Hat Kids Table
My Salute to Church Basement Coffee
Phyllis' church (Lutheran btw) really gave an excellent service and put out a great meal for the family. Jody's sister Sandra wrote and spoke the Family portion of the service and it was so well done . She'd make a great pastor.
Well, I think that's all for now. Hope you are all well.
Last night PJ and Jody were sitting at the table (he was having a snack before bed because he didn't eat his dinner!). I was in the bedroom watching the news and called out saying that the Vice President had shot someone. Jody said "Oh no, that's not good." And PJ said "He don't do that, that's naughty."
PJ's latest favorite thing right now is the stool we bought for the bathroom (that he uses to reach the sink for handwashing and brushing teeth). He's discovered he can take it to OTHER ROOMS! :) He likes to set it up under a light switch so he can turn it on and off himself, or reach on high shelves. He still uses a chair from the kitchen to get up to the counter when helping cook.