Alexander and Jordan
January 23 - February 12, 2006

Alexander:  These last two weeks have been a whorlwind of activity in our house.  Mommy had to go away on business for 10 days to New York and Paris.  Although that was sad, that meant that Nana got to come and visit.  It was a good thing she did because my dad really needed the help.  It was also really good to spend some quality time with Nana plus she brought us lots of toys.  She fed us, read to us, and watched us so Daddy could get the office remodeling done before Mommy got home.
    After my mom got back she still had to spend most of her time with work.  In fact this last weekend I only got to see her for a half-hour in the morning each day.  She promises that things will be better for a long time now.
    Not to brag, but I would have to say that I am talking better everyday.  I can tell my mom and dad almost everything that I want and they understand most of it.  I am putting 3 and 4 word sentences together.  My favorite phrase is, "What are you doing?"  I love asking it over and over and over again especially if my dad is just sitting on the couch and doing nothing.

Jordan: The biggest news for me is that I am almost ready to crawl.  I can get my arms up and moving forward and I can get on my knees, but something prevents me from moving my arms and legs at the same time to go forward.  I'll work on it and let you know how I am doing.
    Unlike Alexander I am not saying anything yet.  That doesn't mean that I don't make my wishes known.  My parents know immediately if I want something.  There is nothing like a loud screech to get their attention.  Even better is when I do it at night.  In the middle of the night I can get almost anything I want because they are so tired, they will do anything to get back to bed.  Although, Alexander has warned me that they might do the same thing they did to him and just eventually ignore me.  Until then I will keep screeching.

1. 2. 3. 1. We were able to sit still long enough to pose with Nana.
2. Many of the nights Nana read me a book until I fell asleep.
3. Look, I am walking.  Nana is not really helping.  She just likes to hold my hands.
4. 5. 6. 4-6.  I like to help Daddy give Jordan a bath. 
7. 8. 9. 7-9.  Sometimes I like to relive the old times by getting back into the crib with Jordan.
10. 11. 12. 10. I am waiting patiently until Jordan starts crawling.  Then we can really do some damage.
11. See.  I can push up with my arms.  I am half way to crawling.
12. Sometime walking is such a burden and it is nice to have a little support.
 
13. 14. 15. 13-14. Nana tells us that these are the same toys that my dad used to play with when he was a baby.  What do you mean when he was a baby?  We can barely keep him away from them now.
15. No more of the blanket-over-the-couch forts.  We have gone high tech.
16. 17. 18. 16-17. We like sitting on dad's shoulders but then when he rubs his head into our bellies it gets even better.
18.  Here I come.
19. 20. 21. 19-20.  It was good to spend some good time with Nana.
21. Isn't it baseball season yet?
22. 23. 24. 22. Leave me alone.  I am hiding.
23-24. How did you know I wanted balloons?  They are exactly what I wanted.
25. 26. 27. 25-26. So I am assuming that I will be getting presents at least every other week.  At least that is what is what I have come to expect.
27. He can have the toys.  I get the paper.
28. 29. 28-29.  Yeah!  I got the cherry tasting block.

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