We're still here. Time is just flying by lately. I don't even know what we've been up to! I haven't uploaded pics since Halloween, and there was barely anything on the camera. I'm gonna work on taking more pics lately though because my two little monkeys are growing up waaaaaay too fast.
Here are a few pics of Poppy showing Sammy the ropes about her rats. Just take a look at how many rats she has. (and the 5 "back-up" ratty's we have aren't even included in this pic)
She was being serious when she taught him how to gently pet ratty, and to not spit up on him, or put his tail in your mouth. Sam took the lesson very seriously.
So let's just talk about how big he is getting all of a sudden. First it was the exersaucer and then a few days later I put up the jumperoo. He loves this thing. He loves anything that lets him push with his legs. His absolute favorite thing is for me to hold him up by his hands so that he can pretend he's standing. He gets the biggest smile on his face and I think he thinks he's really standing. (I'll have to get a pic of that soon)
And this is from a few weeks ago when I was at book club and Marc had Poppy help him give Sam his bottle. She was so proud of herself that she was feeding her baby brother.
As of the other day, he no longer uses these little bottles, he graduated to the big boy size! (which means a ton more work for me in the pumping dept.) And last week, one day all of his 0-3 month clothes fit him. The next day they didn't! It was crazy! It literally seemed like he doubled in weight overnight!
Whenever I get the chance, I've been making little batches of baby food that I store in the freezer. Poppy decided to help me make kale cubes the other day. It's amazing how quickly her "helping" went from meaning that the kitchen would be a bigger mess, to now she actually really helps. She scooped all of the baby food into the ice cube trays while I did dishes!
Do you see what I mean about them getting so big all of a sudden?