Saturday, July 01, 2006

How Them Kids, Ed?

In one of Joey's useless classes at school they had to design and make their own t-shirt, a skill that everyone will need later in life! Joey made this awesome shirt as his project. He's a chip off the ol' block...ain't he? Also at his school there is a talent show on the last day of classes. For the past two years Joey has done stand-up comedy. He's taken bits from some of his favorite comedians and performed them with much success. This year, Joey made a brave move and performed all his own material. It was awesome! It takes a lot of guts for anyone to get up in front of an audience and try to make them laugh, especially a 14 year old in front of his entire school. There is no way in the world I could have done that at his age! His show was hilarious and a big hit with the school. We were very proud of him! Next year he moves to High School where he'll be continuing on the football team. He's got football practice three days a week all summer!

Elias is completely talking in full sentences now. And he doesn't have a problem telling you what he wants and when he wants it! He's been testing the limits as to what he can get away with, which has been very frustrating...but he's a good boy! The other night we got Tanner to bed early, so Elias and I sat down and watched TOY STORY together. It's now the new obsession with him. I dug out a bag of Joey's old TOY STORY toys and Elias took to them immediately. Elias is also getting more comfortable around Tanner. He enjoys going into Tanner's room each morning and waking him up...even though Mommy and Daddy are still asleep in bed!

Tanner just mastered sitting up on his own. He's also reaching for anything he can get his hands on. His favorite things to grab are the telephone and any remote control. He's a very happy baby, he smiles and laughs more than he cries. (I wish we could say the same for Elias.) Tanner's spit-up issue is still a day-to-day affair. Somedays there is no spit-up at all, other days we all go through a few changes of clothes. He's very easy to put down to bed every night, and he is a joyous addition to our family.

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