Trey had a wedding in New York last weekend so he came up to see our new house and visit. Saturday night he Kevin went to Port Jefferson and went to the Port Jefferson Brewery and Brewology. It was a short but nice visit. And we even Skyped with Andrew while he was here- Boca Boys reunited.
Lio is a year old already! I remember when I used to hope that Lukas and Sarah would have a perfect little red-headed baby and now she's a year old already. Even though we don't see her as much as we'd like to, James think of her as the little sister he should have-- a "good baby."
Happy birthday, Lio!
We celebrated with her parents, all her grandparents, some local friends, and cake!
It's a lucky baby that has all her grandparents and this much love.
Dear baby Jasper, we've all been waiting for you for almost 5 years! You are here at last! You are very dearly wanted and loved by so many- and especially your super awesome parents Cory and Robin. You really lucked out there little buddy. Clearly good things come to those that persist! We can't wait to meet you!
James's Pre-K class has a tadpole and they're observing it through it's metamorphosis into a frog. So adorable. Also I love kids' science. And I love talking to James about science. It also reminds me of my dad, and the answers he'd give me to my questions when I was little.
Dillon and Adrianna coloring their journals
James, Rebecca, Lyla, Lexi working on their journals
Miranda is two years old! She loves books and cartoons. Her favorite books are about Team Oomie Zoomie or Dinosaurs, or in one case, both. Her favorite cartoons are Minnie Mouse, Team Oomie Zoomie, Bubble Guppies, Big Big Friend, and Paw Patrol.
Miranda turned 13 months old and said about 5 words: dada, tickle-tickle-tickle, mama, go, and yesh (yes). (At this age, James said mama, dada, no, and leche).
James at 13 Months, May 23
When Miranda turned 14-months one of her favorite books was "Dinosaur Versus the Library," and she still loves dinosaurs.
Miranda at almost 14 months, June 19- James's Nursery Graduation
Miranda turned 15 months old, and was already over half my height. She could say about 8 words. She started insisting on using a spoon or fork to eat her food. Miranda was sort of the ring leader back then, and James would follow her around imitating her.
First day at the new house- no furniture yet, July 31
At 16 months Miranda started having typical toddler tantrums. She also fell madly in love with books. Her favorites were Potty, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, Dora and the Rainy Day, the Belly Button, and ¿Dónde está el ombliguito?
Pretending to read out loud, August 12
At our local beach, September 6
By the time Miranda turned 17 months she had started chatting quite a bit and understood most of what we said to her. She demanded to sit at the dinner table without the baby chair. She yelled at James to "Go back!" one day when she wanted him to get back and not take her toy.
With her favorite ladies, September 12... almost 17 months
Shortly after she turned 18 months, she celebrated her first Halloween. At 18 months she said: Dada, James, milk, no, yes, stuck, up (to be picked up), go!, book, ball.... Mama (infrequently). She repeated a lot more words than that.