Who knew it would be so difficult to keep up with day to day happenings in the Lambe household! Man, you would think I had school-age kids home for the summer with how busy we’ve been around here. Truth is, I have quite a bit to report so I will just use this post to play catch up. I apologize in advance if it is a bit lengthy, but we do use this blog as somewhat of a baby book and I would regret not getting these firsts written down. Hmm..where to start? That’s easy.
Look Who’s Walking?!?
That’s right, the little Lambes are ALL walking. Sloan was first to walk a few days shy of her 15 month birthday. (Please be nice and not point out the fact that that was over TWO months ago and I’m just now posting!) She had been taking unassisted steps for over a month before but never more than 5 or 6, and then one night, she just walked right across the room! Needless to say, she is loving this new found independence.
So Sloan was first, and then about 3 weeks later, it was…Rocco, Jagger and Madden (all a day or two or three apart.)
Like I mentioned, Sloan had been practicing her steps for over a month when she decided to start walking so she was a little more graceful than boys. Seriously, I don’t know if we have ever laughed so hard watching the boys try to walk. I would sit on the couch and just take in the scene…three miniature drunk men staggering, stumbling, falling down all over the place. What I loved the most about it was that they were LOVING it! It was like a new trick. ‘Konk my head on the brick floor…doesn’t matter…get up and try again!’ laughing the whole time. Here’s a little snippet of their trial and error…
Our life is completely and forever changed now that we have four walking
babies toddlers! Yikes! Just like with every milestone, we never cease to praise our Lord above for the miracles that they are and the joy that they bring into our home.
Walking? What Next? Swimming?
Yep. You read right. The little Lambes graduated from their first swim school. Last year, a close friend of mine enrolled her daughter, who is about a year older than mine, in a “first splash” swim class. She told me all about it and I had to check it out for myself. I was amazed at how well these young kids were doing even only after 2 weeks. Since my parents have a pool, I knew we would be in the water quite a bit and thought it would be a good idea to expose them early hopefully making them more comfortable in the water. Our lessons were the first two weeks of June (a month and a half ago…ahem..be nice) and it was Mommy & Me class (or in our case…Daddy, G.G., Grandmama, Nanny, Big Pop or the mail carrier – as long as he’s available!)
The class started off very slow..easing the kids into it. They learned how to blow bubbles in the water, kick their feet, move their arms and they even got to go underwater. I must admit, half-way through the course (on underwater day) I started to question if the class was the right thing to do. Although Sloan did great from day 1 – totally fearless that girl, the boys didn’t love it…at times they only tolerated it. Well we stuck it out, and boy, am I glad we did! All four are totally comfortable in the water...more than comfortable, they absolutely LOVE it! They will go underwater with no problem whatsoever. Rocco’s favorite thing to do is blow bubbles. Madden loves to kick; he does it in the bathtub even. Jagger and Sloan just love it all!
Just so I’m clear, by no means are they swimming independently, but they are very comfortable in the water and I believe they did learn things that will help them learn faster to do so. The class was definitely a success in my book!
Nothing but good news to report! Madden had another checkup in June. There were no changes in his condition and actually his heart rate was a tad bit higher than it had been, still low for his age but an improvement still the same. He still remains asymptomatic even with his condition of complete heart block. The doc was so pleased at his appointment that we aren’t scheduled to go back until September! We are still praying daily for the Lord to heal his heart and praising him for this good news.
Whew! Now, I feel better. I still have some more updates coming your way like our first family vacay and first haircuts! Stay tuned.