Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lincoln is 10 months old!

Today, Lincoln is 10 months old!  I can't believe how fast time has flown and also, when you look back at his monthly pictures over the last few little he's changed!  

This is Lincoln's new expression when he is laughing (silently).  He does it all the time!

He went from sitting down to this position very quickly...and with little trouble.

I can't say it kids look so different!  Here is Ben at 10 months.  Something I noted when looking at this picture....Ben had his two front teeth.  That definitely changes his smile and Lincoln only has his bottom two so far.  Interesting...

Here is what Lincoln is up to...

Time flies and Lincoln gets more and more mobile.  He's still not walking, but that doesn't stop him from getting wherever he wants as quickly as he wants.  The child Never. Sits. Still.   He really keeps me on my toes!  He can stand on his own for a few seconds before he gracefully sits down.

He will eat anything you put in front of him (I'm sure you can tell by his adorable thunder thighs).  I'm starting to give him bites of whatever I'm eating and he seems to like everything.  

Last month, he had just gotten one tooth and the second one came through about a week and a half later.  No additional teeth yet.  It's funny, I just looked and Ben had 6 teeth at 10 months!  

A month ago, I wrote about waving, clapping and kissing.  I actually wouldn't say we are too much further with those "tricks."  He does them when he a result, he often appears to make me a liar when he won't do them on command.  Oh well!

Whenever you ask Lincoln to say something (Mama or Dada), he clicks his tongue.  He thinks this is hysterical (see silent laughing face above).

Lincoln is napping and sleeping great!  No complaints there.  I am happy to be on a regular sleeping schedule myself...if only I could sleep past 7:30 on those occasional days that the kids do!

Everything with Lincoln is going great!  My only sad thing to report is that I am no longer nursing Lincoln.  We were worried he wasn't getting enough milk because he was so incredibly distracted when nursing so I started pumping and bottle feeding.  I planned to continue doing this, but my body had other plans.  We are hoping to start giving him regular milk at 11 months so he will only have about 1 1/2 months of formula.  I feel really guilty about it (Mommy guilt strikes again), but I am sure he will continue to be a healthy, growing boy regardless of the change in his milk source.

Happy 10 months, Lincoln!!  You're growing so fast....we can't wait to see what you do next. :)

Sidebar - I wrote on Lincoln's 9 month update that Ben was going to bed great.....BEN - stop making me a liar! hahah  (I told you....writing on here jinxes things.)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


In VA for a quick visit, some beautiful weather, and (finally) some good pictures of the kids!

(A table without the glass works well as a play pen)

(So proud of his plantings)

(Real nest, pretend eggs)

Preschool Sunday

Sunday, was "Preschool Sunday" at Ben's school where the preschool "thanks" the church where his school is located.  The students decorate the church, sing a song during the service and wear these awesome "friend" shirts.  Ben talked about singing for days and was very excited!

However, when the big moment came, he wouldn't leave my side and watched his friends sing from the congregation.  His words were "I want Kate to go first."  So...Kate went and sang...and Ben missed out.  Oh well.

After they sang, Ben did go to the altar for the Children's Chat...

But he was well aware of where I was. :)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Nothing particular

(Just some pictures of the boys from around the house this week)

Silly face

Happy face

Messy face (maybe the messiest meal he's had)

This is Lincoln's new favorite "stance."  He looks like he's able to stand up on his own....but we'll give him a few more weeks to master that skill!

Afternoon at the Arboretum

Didn't bring my camera, but got a good number of pictures with my phone.  Not too bad....but it caused me to post almost all of them. :)

This worked well...Lincoln was small enough to fit in the little space between the eggs, but big enough that he didn't fall through. He kept "playing" them like drums and then hugging them.

Ben was very sweetly trying to figure out how to position himself to get in a picture with Lincoln....didn't work too well.