Every baby is a gift, even if the wrapping is a little different.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Haircut Time

It isn't super easy to give him a haircut, but when it gets long enough to do this, it's time. He now has a buzz cut and he gave his new haircut thumbs up too. In fact, it turned out to be haircut night at my house for all the boys. Why is it that boys' hair seems to grow so fast? If my hair grew as fast as theirs, I'd have hair down to the floor.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Progress and Patience

My son is making some great progress. He's now asking for things, usually with a sign, but sometimes verbally. He led me by the hand over to a box of bananas and made the sign for "banana" and then the sign for "more." He's attempting to say more words and sometimes without any prompting at all. I'm pleased with his progress. I wish he'd start speaking in full sentences right now, but, if nothing else, he is teaching me to be patient.

We're still potty-training, sort of. He now calls attention to himself when he uses his diaper and makes a face. He notices when his diaper is dirty and he doesn't like it. And, he usually wakes up in the morning with a dry diaper. So maybe we're heading in the right direction. Again, he's teaching me patience.

Maybe God sent him to me to remind me to slow down, to enjoy each day, and to celebrate the small things that I've always taken for granted with my other kids.