I realize we haven't updated the blog in a couple of months. Overall, things are going well. Nicholas continues to display his independence in almost everything he does. He has become a real climber and has bruises on his legs to show for it. The weather has been beautiful in WI, so, Nicholas has been outside every chance he gets. He's learning how much fun it is to release things at the top of our driveway and let them fly down (we have a steep driveway for those of you that are not aware). He is getting better about stopping and waiting for someone to help him retrieve the toys if they go beyond the drive and into the street. We have ordered a net to stop things from going too far.
Nicholas really hasn't progressed much on his speech and we have Birth to Three coming back to do another speech evaluation. We're not overly concerned but because we have these services available, we also want to take advantage of them. He loves to read and be read to as you can see in the pictures. So, just a matter of time until he will start talking back to us. We can't wait to see what he has to say! Nicholas is in a variety of activities these days including Little Gym, swimming lessons and KinderMusic. He really seems to enjoy the time away from the house and the interaction with the other kids. His best pick up is to go up to the little girls and tickle them :). What's a boy to do; he'll learn soon enough.
We also realized we haven't shared our baby news on Nicholas's blog. We're excited to welcome our second child into the world the middle of April. Nicholas isn't quite sure what make of my growing belly but he does like to "kiss the baby." We've moved him into another room just down the hall and he's adapting well. He is really into Curious George these days, so, we bought some decals for his walls which makes his room even more special. We think he'll have a little adjusting to do, but overall, will be great with the baby. He loves to help. We are also going to put him into a part time pre-school starting the second half of the summer. We really think he's ready for more structure and interaction with kids his age.
We enjoyed a visit from Aunt Darlene and Cousin Andrew last weekend. Nicholas loved playing with them and very much enjoyed their visit.
We'll keep you updated on the new baby. I'm sure we'll have some pictures to post.