update on our family

Wow, it’s been some time since our last update! There’s nothing too thrilling going on around here…we’ve just been enjoying the warmer weather and feeling blessed to spend some quality time with our two beautiful children. I want to keep this blog up-to-date, but time on the computer is (a) hard to come by with two little ones (b) not nearly as desirable as chilling outside in the summertime.

Judah is so much fun at this age. He is a very sweet and intelligent little boy (I’m not biased at all)! He knows his alphabet, numbers, colours, and shapes. He is speaking quite well for his age, especially for a boy. He is even starting to use tenses appropriately! Moreover, he continues to be an awesome big brother to Asher and a great helper for mommy.

Asher is 5 1/2 months now! Isn’t that unbelievable?! He is getting big, too…and we’re talking chubby; you would never know that he was a skinny little premie! At his most recent appointment, he weighed 12 1/2 lbs. The pediatrician thinks that by six months, he will have caught up to the growth curve of an actual six-month-old. Obviously, he will be in a lower percentile, but it’s still quite amazing that he’s catching up so fast! He is also doing well developmentally. He is getting better at lifting his head when he’s on his tummy, he rolled over for the first time a few weeks ago, and he laughed (a real laugh, instead of just a little giggle) last Sunday! He has also discovered his hands and has started to reach for and grab objects.

The boys are still getting along great. Asher absolutely adores his big brother. He watches Judah all the time, and smiles and giggles whenever Judah looks his way or talks to him. Judah seems to enjoy the attention, and brings Asher toys and books and tries to get Asher to play with him. Obviously, Asher’s not quite at that stage yet. He does, however, try to converse with Judah by cooing. It is so fun to watch them together! I am excited to see how the boys’ relationship develops over time; I really am thrilled that we had two boys so close in age.

I have planted a vegetable garden at my parents’ house. I’m excited to experiment with it this year. It will definitely be a learning process, since I’ve never had a vegetable garden before. I am trying to keep it organic, so I may have to get creative to keep the pests away. We’ll see how it goes!

That’s all for now!

One thought on “update on our family

  1. Hey Karen; good luck with your veggie garden! I admire your ambition:) I think we’re going to pass on the McPera picnic this year as our kids are really too young to get anything out of it at this point. So why bring them into a crowd if it won’t be worth it, know what I mean?

    I’m glad your boys are doing so well and that they get along so great. Isn’t that the best?

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