Thursday, June 13, 2013

Parker is Spelling Words!

This past week Parker has started spelling words! He's been watching a movie called "The Talking Words Factory" by LeapFrog, and something just "clicked" and he understands the concept that every letter makes a sound, and that sounds work together to make words. 

Here's a few videos of Parker at work!

Here he's practicing his letter sounds...

And here he is spelling 3-letter CVC words:

5 Weeks Old!

Joey Bug,

Today you are 5 weeks old! We can't believe how much you have already grown! 

Before we talk about what you've been up to lately, I wanted to post a few pictures from week 3, since we managed to skip a Week-3 blog post:

Heehee. Love that face! :)

Okay, now back to week 5.

This week, you, Brother, and Mommy have been staying with Grandma and Grandpa. Daddy is out of town for the week on a working trip. It's been so nice for you to have time with your Gma and Gpa! :)

We haven't been taking many pictures of you though. Here's a few from the past week:

 Love those cheeks!!

 So many faces! :)


You are still a good sleeper and eat about every 3-4 hours. Your biggest wake time is from 6-9PM when you seem to want to be awake and check out what's going on around you. You then fall asleep around 9:30 (after eating), waking up at 12:00, 3:00 and then you're up in the morning around 6:00AM. 

You are still a very mellow baby. You don't cry very often, but you DO know how to cry when you want something! Sometimes you'll go from being very quiet and content to full-on cry in a matter of seconds. 

You LOVE to be held and you will sleep for hours and hours if someone is holding you. But if you're not asleep in someone's arms, then you are in your swing, or this little bed: 

Originally, we bought a little bouncer for you, but you didn't really care to sleep in that. So we got this little bed instead and it's been AWESOME. This is where you sleep at night, right next to Mommy's bedside. 

Our favorite new thing this week is you've started SMILING!!! It's only been a few times, towards the end of the week, but it is so super sweet. We haven't been able to capture a picture yet, but we'll keep trying! :)

We love you so much Joey Bug, and we are just so super excited to watch you grow! 

Love, Mommy and Daddy

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Joey is 4 weeks old!

Joey Bug,

Well, we missed your 3-week post but we promise to try to keep on top of things from here on out. :)

Some stats: You weighed 11lbs 3 oz at your appointment a few days ago. You are in size 1 diapers and are in 3month clothing sizes.

Here's a few pictures from Mommy's photo shoot. Unfortunately, you weren't as happy this time around so we were only able to get a few shots where you weren't crying. 

You've been more awake lately. You have a really good stretch of sleep from about 5PM to 8AM. You wake up about every three hours during that time to eat, but then go back to sleep. But from 8AM on, you have a lot of wake time, only taking little naps every few hours.

Some time with brother: 

We love you, little bug! 

Love, Mommy & Daddy