June 02, 2005

They Grow Up Too Fast

Beatrix on the bench.jpg

The Baby turned seven months old yesterday and started eating Cheerios (or the wheat-free Wild Oats equivalent anyway). I don't know when I started feeding such things to the other two, but The Baby was clearly ready for them -- picking them up in a nice pincher grip and slurping them down as fast as I could put them on the high chair tray. She's also started crawling a bit like a normal baby and not like an inch worm and she's also doing some almost pulling up. It doesn't seem possible that she's old enough to be doing this stuff.

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The Girl suddenly seems older too. She's potty trained and stays dry at night at least as much as her older brother. She has definitely opinions on clothing, shoes and everything else and was recently heard corrupting a song from Bible class to say, "Day One, Day One God made applesauce when there was none." We'll work on the theology, but it was pretty funny.

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The Boy has his last day of preschool tomorrow. In the fall he'll be a full-fledged Kindergartener, although at hippy German school the distinction is rather non-existent, it still means he'll be going to school every day and learning things like vegetable chopping and sewing that he missed out on this year. He also went up to the librarian at the public library yesterday and asked for assistance in finding books on dinosaurs and Egypt. Yesterday afternoon he wanted to write a history book about "olden day people," but since he didn't know enough about them, he wrote his own continuation of Gelette Burgess's Goop books. This morning he was telling us what he'd learned about the consumption habits of carnivorous dinosaurs. He pretty much fascinates me and I generally feel very lucky to get to know him.


What a wonderful, wise expression on the baby's face! Reminds me of some of my favorite teachers.

The girl is too cute, but that boy is working hard on that good-looking blonde, isn't he? She'll be enthralled.

Posted by: Janis at June 2, 2005 10:48 AM

Wow, it is unbelievable how much times has passed. I keep thinking of the baby as this little wee thing. Soon you'll be dancing at her wedding!!!

Posted by: Rachel Ann at June 2, 2005 10:57 AM

*sniffle, sniffle*

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 2, 2005 11:19 AM

Gorgeous children...

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 2, 2005 11:57 AM

They are 3 heart stealers. You probably wish for another arm sometimes so you can hug each one at the same time, although you might look funny with 3 arms.

Enjoy this summer of having your kidlets around you full-time. It doesn't seem to last long enough though.

Posted by: MarcV at June 2, 2005 12:09 PM

I agree! I'm enjoying the summer with my 3 home all at the same time. August will come soon enough and the 5 year old will eagerly skip off to kindergarten. She is so excited and cannot wait to get there!

I'm hoping the summer goes by nice and slow so I can enjoy the "last" summer.....

BTW, Cute kids with great smiles!

Posted by: angie at June 2, 2005 03:04 PM

Those children are positively gorgeous!!!

Posted by: chris at June 2, 2005 09:22 PM

Gorgeous, and happy looking kidlets. The baby looks like she's up to something.

Posted by: Sarah at June 3, 2005 09:57 AM

Loved the pics and the interesting profiles. Such sweet babes and for me sweet remembrances. Makes me sad that my mine grew up so fast. The song from Bible Class made me wistful about a time when youngest daughter used to water the flowers outside the kitchen and make up happy songs just to make me happy. For mother's day, I got a few colored music notes on a battered sheet of paper that said, "To my Mom, A Happy Song". I'd call the 'applesauce song' a Happy Song as well.

Posted by: Roberta S at June 3, 2005 10:26 AM

Wow, they do grow up fast, seems like it was nto that long ago that you and the family came to visit. I have pictures of The Boy and the nephew from tha tvisit, but I just have to pull them off the memory of my old computer... cute, cute kids you have there! But I feel like I have a bias as an almost auntie to them.

Posted by: Blair at June 5, 2005 12:50 PM