Well I have an awful lot to catch up on and no, I'm not going to do it now. I still have memory cards full of photos I haven't even looked at yet. I have to take down the Christmas decorations here and I haven't even done our Christmas cards and letter yet! OK so it's a bit late for cards but I still have hope of getting our yearly letter done and some photos printed.
Meanwhile, I wanted to share some photos from yesterday :)
Ben is sooooo beautiful! He may not be all golden like Alex, in fact it looks like he will have my colouring, but he is beautiful! He is growing so well and getting better every day at holding his head up and he loves being in a sitting position so he can see everything. He is very vocal and does a great imitation of 'hello' with 'eh oh'. He is just 4 months old now or nearly 3 corrected and about 5kgs. His umbilical hernia is getting smaller now as his stomach muscles get stronger with all the sitting he is doing and he is doing a great job of stretching out his tongue tie. His smiles light up the room and he is almost laughing. I am sooooo proud.
Alex is being brilliant, charming and cheeky as usual. His reading is just amazing, he loves clocks, the internet and we have to start each day checking the calendar and the weather. For Christmas I got him a set of magnetic words, words that are apparently required learning for the end of 1st grade, so he should know them by the end of 2011. Well forget that! I started putting them on the fridge with the idea being to give him one word until he'd learnt it and then another on another day until he mastered both and so on and so on. Well he knew the first word as soon as he saw it. I didn't have to tell him what it was at all. I have no idea where he learnt it either. Same with the next one and the next one etc. until we got to 'you'. That he didn't know. By then half the pack in on the fridge so I left he with those. Next day I rearranged them several times and asked him to read them to me. He got them all including 'you' so he got another word and another etc. until we got to 'away'. So we've left it there for now. He keeps saying 'away' as 'that way' :)
Alex starts pre-school this year for 2 days a week, Wednesday and Fridays. Starting this week so I get a bit of peace and quiet for my birthday :)
OK here's the photos. I'll post more news and stuff about Christmas when I've got more time, Ben is due for another feed now. Look how big he is now!
That lump sticking out of his belly is not rude, it's his hernia. He is getting so good at holding his head up now :)
Alex got a bouncing ball thingy for Christmas so this is what he did yesterday.
And here's some photos from Christmas day. Most of the photos I haven't been through yet so this is just a quick selection.