So Many New Things!

I feel like the Graham house has skipped time. In just a matter of days, Savannah learned to sit all by herself (what a big girl!), Brooklyn now sports a new 'do' (she looks so much older to me!), and Brooklyn and Jeremiah are both riding two-wheelers. My oh my!

At first, I was counting the seconds that Savannah was sitting before falling over, but I started losing track somewhere after 3 min. She's a pro!

It was definitely haircut time. Jeremiah was starting to 'sprout' in back (doesn't he look so handsome??)

and Brooklyn was due for a trim. After I informed Brooklyn that a shorter cut would keep knots and tangles away, she said "let's cut it NOW!". So, off it went yesterday. About 6 inches, that is! She kept saying, "I look JUST like Auntie Stephanie, don't you think, mom? When it's dwy, can we cuwl(curl) it just like Auntie Stephanie does?". After waking up this morning, she was THRILLED (to say the least) that her hair 'cuwled' all by itself and looks 'just like Auntie Stephanie'. What a little beauty.

I read about these Strider Bikes online not long ago. They are amazing! I read through Strider Sports' website, watched some videos of them in action, and was sold. So we ordered one for Brooklyn and Jeremiah. Unbelievable! After only a day on it, I'm convinced Brooklyn could now ride a bigger two-wheeler (with pedals). She's always been so hesitant on her training-wheeled bike, but the low height on the Strider is just perfect for her! Jeremiah is also getting faster and faster each day. I just love them!


Already 5 months old

At the rate that Savannah is moving, I think she'll be walking sooner than she'll be crawling. She never stops! Even when she's nursing, I think she's trying to 'spring' off whatever her feet may be touching (arm of the couch, someone's lap sitting next to me...). What a strong, quickly-growning child. Still holding her spot at the 100th percentile, she's 26.25" tall and weighs 18lbs. Living out of boxes is kind of working in my favor with her. She's growing out of her clothes faster than I can pull out the bigger sizes! Even through sleepless nights of teething, she has a hard time break her smile. We are unbelievably blessed with such a cheerful child.


Easter 2010

How crazy to think that a year ago we were celebrating Easter in Texas, starting a new journey down there. Though we loved the time we spent down south, we are truly grateful to be back in Minnesota with our family. And just in time for Easter! We spent the weekend out on the lake, watching the little cousins play so well together (minues half of little Pipey's energy :-( ) and breathing in the crisp Minnesota air (yes, I have become quite the weather nerd. I just can't get enough of Minnesota...it's all I can talk about!).

Brooklyn got to have her favorite kind of quiet time (coloring with grandma and grandpa).

(Jeremiah even got to join in on some of the fun)

Cute as ever, our girly girl Savannah sporting her new dress from grandma Joyce (thanks mom!)

My attempts at getting a group shot of our favorite monkeys...

"Seriously, mom. How many more are you gonna take??"

"Mommy, I just licked baby Savannah's hair"

"It didn't taste BEH-wee(very) good"

"I think there's something in my mouth still"

I was a little curious to see how the kids would handle packing up again for a weekend stay away, considering we just moved across the country only days before. Of course they were wonderful though, completely in their element.

(And completely worn out!)