"While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." Angela Schwindt

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Step By Step!

Jadon started trying to take steps on his own on December 29th. He took his first step when we were at The Ronald McDonald House. Since then he has been getting braver and braver. A step here or two step there. Over the weekend he really made a lot of progress. He started taking three to four steps to cross the room. He has really been working hard at figuring out how to walk. We are so excited! Shelby and Jake are having a lot of fun helping him and watching him. Everyday he walks more and more. I know it is just a matter of time before he is unstoppable.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Mommy's Little Helper

Jadon has become quite the little helper in the last couple weeks. About two weeks ago he got a hold of my broom and spent the next 20 minutes (probably more) "sweeping" the floor. He loved it! From then on anytime I needed to do dishes or anything in the kitchen I gave him the broom. Matt said that we should find him a broom more his size and a little cleaner. Today we went to Toys R' Us and found Jadon his very own broom. He has played with it all day! He absolutely loves it. I think he would have gone to bed with it if we had let him. Below are pictures of Jadon this afternoon playing with his broom and then later in his pj's still playing with his broom. Matt also got some video of his sweeping. He really knows what he is supposed to be doing.

Jadon also likes to help with the laundry. Shelby folds towels for me frequently. Lately she has had some help with that. At first Jadon was just coming over and throwing all the towels out of the laundry basket. Shelby got him to take the towels out of the basket and hand them to her to fold. Not the fasted ways to get a load of laundry folded but Jadon loves it. He has helped me with a couple loads too. He gets really mad if you try to grab something out of the laundry basket yourself. He must hand each item to you. So funny!