Kids Growing Up

The kids are growing up so fast, it is hard to believe that Halee is 2 years old and Gavin is almost 11 months old. Gavin has four teeth that have appeared and we can see another one on his upper gums coming in. Just in the past week he has started saying “uh-oh”, not sure that is an actual word, but it is very cute. He has been saying mama and dada for several months, but not using it in the correct context. He is also on the verge of walking, he has been walking while holding on to things for a couple of months now. In just the past couple of days he has started letting go and trying to stand there. Last night and this morning he would actually let go and try to walk to another piece of furniture, falling each time. This morning he was actually successful in walking between two items that were 3 feet apart. Halee is of course in her terrible 2’s, testing any and every limit that she can. Although she is an extremely sweet and wonderful helper when she wants to, she has her moments of pushing the limits. She is definitely demonstrating her independence, she thinks that she can do anything that we do and very rarely wants our help. She shows her independence in the bathroom, she no longer wants us in there. After turning on the lights for her she tells us to “Get Back” and sometimes wanting the door closed. She is just about fully potty trained, still wearing night, night diapers, but we will soon be ending those. It is hard to believe just how old they are both getting and how fast they are growing up. It seems just like yesturday we were expecting Halee…


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  1. I have enjoyed reading your “blog”. Reading the comments about the kids has me even more exicted about your upcoming visit. I also pulled up Jon’s “blog”. I told him I enjoyed the pictures of our new “grand”chair. We have to got to find that boy a wife!! Love, Mom