Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's been a while!

Jennifer has commented several times about how I haven't updated my blog in a while, so here's an update! I am no longer pregnant with number 3 as my last post says. As a matter of fact, number 3s name is Samuel and he just turned a year old! LOL. It has been a while!

Not much is happening in the Stribling household right now. I spend most of my days in the house with all three little boys going a little crazy, but I wouldn't trade it for the world! We got a minivan in June and it has made taking the boys places so much easier. I go a little less crazy when I can put them in the back seat and turn the music on so I can't hear the constant bickering. Although there is much less bickering now that they have more space.

I am still taking a break from cake overload... I do a few now and then, but I am not rushing back in full force. With a smaller house, it is more difficult to keep the munchkins from running into my table or throwing things which will inevitably hit the cake... Over the last year, I have also had Samuel to deal with and he is a VERY clingy mama's boy! Hard to do cake with a baby on my hip... I will eventually get back into taking on more cakes and maybe even open a bakery, but for now, I am going to focus on spending time with my wonderful little boys as long as I can!

Aaron will be 5 in December. It's hard to believe he is almost 5! He's still my little guy. He will not be starting school until next fall and that's okay with me. He's a brilliant little boy and he is learning so much at home with me right now. We are going to begin letter sounds soon. He already recognizes all of his letters and numbers up to 10 and can count to 20 easily. And his vocabulary is far beyond his years!

Jonathan will be 3 in October and is as rambunctious as ever! He is still my wild child climbing on everything and never sitting still. His speech is getting much better and it's getting easier to understand what he is trying to say, but we are still working on his pronunciation. He is just beginning to recognize certain letters and he is counting objects everywhere he goes.

Samuel just turned a year old last week. He says "mama" and "dada" and that's about it. He rambles a lot and sometimes I even think he says certain phrases, but it's hard to tell. He is still crawling everywhere, but he stands for long periods of time by himself playing with toys and such and even crouches down and stands back up with ease, but he has no interest in walking or even taking a step. When we try to get him to walk, he just lunges the top of his body forward and keeps his feet firmly planted on the ground.

That's about it for now here in the Stribling house! Maybe I will get around to another post before next year ;)