Whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy -- meditate on these things.
5/6 - Jonathan is as tall as Mom!
5/7 - Faith, "Ramen numerals"
5/8 - Jeremiah, "Don't touch it." I think that's his first three word phrase.
5/9 - Jeremiah was looking at the New Bible Dictionary that has a painting of the last supper (or something like it - Jesus in the middle with a few disciples around him). I think it was rather in the syle of Rembrandt, with lots of browns and off-whites, with Jesus a bit brighter. He pointed at Jesus and said, "Scary" (sounds like geh-wy".) I never had really looked closely, but it did make him look kind of freaky...
5/9 - The girls and I went to our church's Mother-Daughter banquet. Afterwards, Joy said, "At church, I dreamed about hearts and ribbons and flowers." I replied, "How did you dream if you were awake? Were they daydreams?" She answered, very confident and matter-of-fact, "I have dreams *all* thetime."
5/18 - Joy counted to 100, only needing a prompt at 50.
5/20 - Noah said, "assumination" when he meant "assumption".
5/21 - Joy counted the odd numbers to 99.
5/25 - Joy counted the evens to 100.
5/27 - Jonathan followed the Betty Crocker biscuit recipe on his own. He mistook "shortening" for "thickening" so he used a cup of cornstarch instead of butter. The biscuits turned out surprisingly edible.
May - Jeremiah says "mung" for gum. Also, "now" for down. Other words I can't recall at the moment he also pronounces backwards.
5/28 - Amazing baby Nathaniel sleeps 8.5 hours. He consistently sleeps 6-7 hours at night. Thisis such a blessing for me.
5/28 - Jonathan likes to exclaim with an "evil" laugh. Jeremiah this time copied him, "Mwa-ha-ha-ha..." very cute.
5/29 - Jeremiah is starting to initiate going on the potty.
6/3 - Nathaniel can kick himself forward a few inches (on his belly and on his back.)
6/4 - Jeremiah recognized and named a circle.
6/4 - Nathaniel's first solid food. Jeremiah fed him some tortilla chips. Thankfully, Faith observed and called me right away. Nathaniel's gag reflex did its job and I got it out before he really choked.
6/5 - Nathaniel rolled from front to back. The first time startled him and he cried.
6/5 - Jon went to the station to do his shift chores. Faith, Joy, and Jeremiah went by themselves after him to help. They came back the first time, Faith unsure of which direction to turn at a particular cross-street. The second time, they made it successfully. And Jeremiah kept his promise to hold Faith's hand the entire time.
June - Jeremiah likes to pick flowers for me, and he always lets me know that they are from "my yard". (Because we are not allowed to pick flowers from other peoples' yards.)
6/9 - Joy washed the kitchen windows on her own initiative. She started with water, and then I showed her the window cleaner and squeegee, and she did a nice job on the windows she could reach (lower panel).
6/19 - Jonathan and Noah have a discussion with Dad-o about geography and time zones, latitude and noon.
6/20 - Faith transposed Journey By Camel from C to G. This included accidentals.
6/20 - Jeremiah counted, "one, doo, wee, doh"
Jeremiah says "way-way" to mean "this way" or "that way" or "the right way" etc.
6/20 - Jeremiah had a 12-inch ruler and went around measuring all sorts of things. Each time, he would exclaim, "Inches!"
Nathaniel has said "Hi!" several times in the right context. One time in the morning he said what sounded exactly like, "Please."
6/29 - Jeremiah climbed to the top bunk unassisted.
6/30 - Jeremiah climbed down from the top bunk unassisted.
Jeremiah consistently identifies the color blue correctly.
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