Saturday, August 2, 2008

We finally made it to short sleeves

But that only lasted a few days! Still, I have pictures to prove it. I don't know if you can tell in the picture, but Noah is trying to get up on his knees here. He will be 5 months old next week (already?!) and is antsy to get moving! Benjamin never did crawl, he only "scooted," so if Noah crawls this will be another new experience for us!

We're getting fewer and fewer pictures of Benjamin lately and this is why - if he sees us coming near him with a camera, he wants to be as close to the camera as he can! If we're quick about it, we can get one like this:

(Poor kid, he really does have Frederic's nose, doesn't he? And yes, he does need a haircut. But seeing as how I massacred his hair last time I did it, we were thinking of having him go with Frederic to the barbershop next time. Only we haven't decided yet whether we think he will behave while Frederic is getting his hair cut, or whether we need to make it a family outing.)

Our firewood was delivered on one of the hottest days here (88° or so and extremely humid, we are NOT used to that kind of heat) but Frederic's friend was over so he helped Frederic stack it.

And I neglected to mention that this happened to our car last week:

Someone backed into Frederic the other day in town. That is Noah's door, and he was in the car at the time, so we're glad no one was hurt. Frederic was going about 15kmh and the girl was pulling out of her parking space but didn't see him, and it was too late for him to do anything about it. So right now our car is in the shop being assessed by insurance for repairs, and in the meantime they've given us a sardine can also known as a 2-door Fiat Punto Grande. Obviously 2 carseats are NOT going to fit in that car, and insurance refused to give us anything else, so it's a good thing we still have the Neon or Benjamin, Noah and I would be housebound until our car comes back. We're just hoping they will repair it and not decide the repairs are worth more than the car! We LIKE our car!

1 comment:

Chris Burkholder said...

Alisa--same story here on mobility for Julia vs. Chloe. Julia never crawled before pulling herself up and walking. Chloe started crawling a couple of weeks ago at around 7 months. Now she's already pulling herself up! Yikes! These second kiddos apparently learn a ton from the first ones and there's nothing we can do about it!