Speaking of diaper changes...Hosea HATES diaper changes! Especially when he has pooped. He writhes and twists all over the place, contorting his body into strange positions just to try to escape the wiping (it's not a matter of diaper rash, he just hates getting changed!) We try giving him toys, singing to him, having the girls nearby to distract him, but nothing works. Sometimes he manages to get free and then we have a real mess on our hands (literally? yes, sometimes). It's a good thing we don't have a high up, fancy changing table, or he would've fallen off of it by now. We just change him on the floor.
And, speaking of falling off of things...poor Hosea has fallen off our bed SEVERAL times in his little life, and recently fell off the rocking horse he had succeeded at getting onto without my knowing, and thankfully DIDN'T fall off the chair he climbed onto that I THANKFULLY saw him standing on dangerously after I left the room for ONE SECOND, so I approached slowly and quietly like a ninja to get him off without startling him into falling...!! Yikes, that boy!
And Therese is also really funny! Today she was drawing with Greta and Greta told her "Ok, TT, make sure you put the lid back on the marker" and Therese replied with a smile and "Aye Aye Captain!" I'd never heard her say that before and Matthew doesn't know where she got it from either! She says it's just something from Peter Pan...but they haven't watched that in ages. Oh, it was so funny and cute, Greta got a chuckle out of it too, and Therese smiled like she knew it would get a laugh :-)
I wanted to get a picture of these chapter books the girls are really into lately. There is a series of fairy stories they love, rescue princesses, mermaid tales, and now we're reading a story from a series about Tinker Bell's sisters. We just get them from the library. Anyway, it's fun to get into these chapter books with them. We read them before bedtime, lights off, only night lights on, and they're all cozy in bed. Greta often doesn't want me to stop, "One more chapter plEAse!!!"
Soon he'll be 1! Big boy, big boy! I can't believe it.