Monday, June 6, 2011

Our model children

I think the pictures say it all.

Jarom is starting to smile

I love when newborns start to smile and coo. Jarom has started to do this and I just love waking up to him smiling and cooing at me. He is such a delight and we are so grateful to have him in our family. Although we have the sleepless nights, having a newborn in the house brings joy too. Isabel loves to say hi to Jarom several times a day and gives kisses on his head and of course pokes his eye too. Aaron loves to help whenever possible. When Jarom is crying he tries soothing words or gives him a binky.

Isabel's birthday

On May 17th, Isabel turned two. Although, I would say she has been two for several months already. She got dress up jewelry, dress up princess shoes, and a potty. I am so glad that she is into girl stuff. Aaron is too. Since Isabel's birthday, I think that Aaron plays with the shoes more than she does (but mostly because he can put them on and walk in him, where she hasn't mastered that yet).
I can't believe Isabel has grown so quickly. Time flies. These moments remind me that time is precious and every moment counts. These moments remind me to seize the day and to enjoy every new discovery that Isabel makes, or new word that she says, or new milestones that she accomplishes.
Things I want to remember about Isabel thus far: Her cheesy big smile where she shows ALL her teeth. How socialable she is and that she says hi to everyone at the store. Her dancing. Her singing "Reverently Quietly" and "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star". How much she loves to use the potty. She loves to color and usually not on paper. (Every door has her artwork on it). She doesn't like to eat alone. If you leave her alone, she will bring her plate or bowl with her to see you and the bowl or plate is not horizontal, but tilted with her food drooping off.