Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Little Catch Up

It has been a while since I blogged, but now that I can post from my phone, hopefully that will change.  

Nate has been growing and growing.  He started crawling at around 5 months and now that he is 9 months, he is a superb speed crawler.  He pulls up and cruises while holding onto furniture.  He can stand by himself for a few seconds at a time and can walk while holding onto someone's hands.  I'm sure his first steps aren't far away.  Nate hates baby food because he wants to feed himself.  He likes veggies and meat more than fruit  and his most favorite food is grilled zucchini.  He can say mama and dada and actually mean me and Juan, he can also sign finished.  He loves to talk and babble and put EVERYTHING in his mouth.  He is a sweet baby who likes to give hugs and kisses and is my first baby who likes being read to.  Jovi and Corbin adore their little brother and he thinks they are pretty great too.  

Corbin graduated from preschool at Applecreek at the end of May.  I always got glowing reports from his teachers, he was a great student and had lots of friends in class.   Corbin is currently taking swim lessons and loving them.  His most favorite thing to do right now is to play with Alec who lives next door to us and is Jovi's age.  He also likes to build Hot Wheels racetracks and race his cars, play with play dough, build with Legos and ride his bike.  I'm not sure what he would say his favorite food is, but he really likes spaghetti with meatballs.  He loves reading books about Tornados and volcanoes.  He can currently read Bob books with very little help from me and is very good at simple addition.  He struggles with writing, but is working on it.  Corbin is a funny boy with quirky sense of humor.  He loves his brother and sister and is often very thoughtful about their wants and needs.

Jovi is happy it is summer because she loves to swim and our neighborhood pool is open, but misses our homeschool co-op.  She is taking swimming lessons too and is a very enthusiastic student.  Jovi loves to craft and draw and is getting very good at it.  She is working very hard at reading more and harder books.  She is doing very well in math and her favorite subject is history.  She loves the show My Little Ponies and can draw them quite well.  Jovi's favorite food is cheese pizza or maybe a cheeseburger. We talk a lot about healthy foods and healthy choices, but you wouldn't be able to tell what she eats by how she looks.  She is a tall, skinny girl.  Jovi is a wonderful big sister to her little brothers.  She is sweet and caring and a wonderful helper for her parents.