Friday, February 27, 2009

Boys Will Be Boys

Jaron has become quite the little toddler. Always running. I don't think he really knows how to walk. He just runs. It's as if he can't get to where he wants to be fast enough. He is not quite 2 years old yet and he's talking all the time (not that we always knows what he's saying, but he's getting there), singing all the time and never stops moving until nap time or bed time. He exhausts me! But I love it. He cracks me up. Yesterday he was eating a cracker and saw that he had dropped some crumbs on the floor, so he ran into the kitchen, somehow got a washcloth and came back trying to clean it up. Every time I bring Abigail downstairs from her nap, he runs over to me, insists that I bend down so he can give her a kiss and when he hugs and kisses her, he gets so excited, he stiffens up and shakes. He loves his little sister. He still LOVES water and loves to be outside. He ALWAYS has a tune in his head. If there isn't music on, then he'll start singing a song. He tries so hard to communicate and doesn't fully know how to yet, so he'll fuss assuming that's how I'll figure out what he wants. I am constantly telling him to talk to Mommy instead of fuss. The problem is, he doesn't quite know how to talk to me. Eventually, I figure it out and I'll have to tell him what to say. We'll get through this. So he's growing up so fast. He turns 2 years old next month. I can't believe it! And he still has those wonderful, kissable cheeks!

Jaron covered in mud. He ate some and actually liked it!



Jaron giving Abigail kisses.



Playing in the snow.



You don't want to miss the big finish to this little video. Funny.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Recent Riggall Happenings...

Abigail is doing much better, praise God! She is well adjusted to home life now and seems to be doing all of the things that most 3 month olds should do. I wanted to get some video of her this evening playing with some toys because it is so darn cute, but didn't get to the camera in time. We'll shoot a video some day and post it.

Physical Therapists from the County (which means we don't have to pay them!) will be coming out tomorrow to have a look at Abigail to see whether they think she'll need any therapy to get her strength back or increase her mobility. We don't expect them to find a need for that but at the same time she doesn't seem to be holding her head up very well when on tummy time.

Mom is still tired, but I suppose that is to be expected with any mom that has two kids to look after. We do our best to keep her rested and healthy.

Jaron is growing up quickly! He is learning words very quickly and often repeats things we say - we need to watch what we say!!!

That's it for now...

-Jeremy