Our little one is over three months old now. These pictures were taken Feb. 1st, which was two days before she was 3 months old. She is already full of personality. She loves to look people in the eye and coo. She can't resist a smile. I have to stop myself from looking at her while she is nursing, because she is always looking at me and if she sees me look at her, she can't help but smile, which disrupts nursing.
Nicholas is potty training now. He is doing great! He decided about a week ago that he was through with wearing diapers. He doesn't even want to wear them at night. He is definitely not able to go through the night yet, so that has created some problems. The first night he was adamant, so we let him fall asleep in his underwear and then put a diaper on over the top of his pajamas to at least save the sheets. He didn't wake up wet until 2:00 a.m. (I was expecting much sooner than that). He was then willing to put on a diaper. Anyway...enough details...he is doing well, and I am proud of him for deciding to do it.
Thomas started taking piano lessons and violin lessons. I know you will all think that is crazy. I was not planning on having him start either for a few more years. Jackson's Grandma Birkedahl teaches piano and LOVES to teach the grandkids. I mentioned to Thomas that if he wanted to, she would teach him. He was so excited and just wouldn't let it go, so we decided to give it a try. He loves it. Grammy and I decided to just be very laid back and make things fun and pressure free, so it is fun for him. While he has his lesson with Grammy, Nicholas plays with Grampa doing little puzzles that Grampa makes and playing with other toys. As soon as we get there Nicholas runs around the house calling, "Grampa, Grampa, Where are you?" It is so fun to see them interacting with their great grandparents. Jackson's mom teaches violin and she also likes to teach the grandkids. She had mentioned that in order to develop a good ear (to play in tune) it is important to start early. I just kept thinking about it and feeling like this was a good time to have him start, so we went for it. If it gets to be too much for him we are totally willing to stop, but he LOVES it so far. He loves the lessons and even the practicing. We will see how long it stays fun. I will try to remember to take my camera to the lessons and take some pictures of him. He looks so cute during the lessons!