Joey: 8 months
Joey made it out to play in the snow once before it all melted. Clearly he enjoyed himself. Joey loves playing with his big brother and sister. He puts up a stink if I set him down in one room and he can hear the big kids playing in another room. He loves holding measuring spoons, going for walks in the stroller, and eating food, as evidenced by those cheeks and chins. He hates tummy time, meaning he is no where near crawling. I think if he realized he could get where he wanted to go by crawling he would make a little more effort.
Trixie is turning into the strong-willed one in this family. Most of her will is exerted when it’s time to get dressed. She mostly wants to wear dance leotards and swimming suits, and when that’s not an option (which is most of the time in Minnesota in March) her outfits have to be all her own idea. And I just love her sense of style.
Other ideas Trixie has: she would like to go ice skating and roller skating, and she just told me tonight that she wants to go to the Eiffel Tower. I told her maybe when she gets bigger we can go together.
Johnny: Almost 6
March has been a big month for Johnny. He got a cochlear implant in his left ear. He hasn’t used it yet, the surgery site needs to heal for a few weeks before the implant is activated. It’s been hard to wait, but his activation is finally tomorrow! He’s really excited to get his speech processor (the part you see on the outside) and start learning to hear with it.
Johnny also learned to ride his big boy bike with no training wheels. He basically figured it out by himself. I was juggling baby brother and keeping an eye on Trixie and before I knew it, Johnny was riding his bike with the biggest, proudest smile on his face. I was a pretty proud mama, too.