Monday, June 13, 2011

Corinne-15 months

Corinne is walking all the time now--never crawls at all anymore! She is starting to run and loves to be chased by anyone, especially if the chaser says, "I'm gonna get you"! She is talking a little and has a vocabulary of 10-15 words, although anyone other than her family might have trouble understanding her. She still thinks Barrett is hilarious and loves our dogs. She's still eating very well, also. I can't think of a single food that we've put in front of her that she's rejected. Of course, she likes some food more than others--she absolutely loves berries of any kind and cheese is also a favorite.

Trying to climb off the chair:

Loves books!

My favorite of the day:

So proud to stand up! I'm afraid the "chair pictures" aren't going to go on much longer!

Water day!

It's been super hot here, which makes this Momma tired and not very motivated to take the kids anywhere. One weekend afternoon when they seemed particularly bored, Max and I decided to set up some water toys for them to play with in the backyard. We set up a baby pool, our water table and a sprinkler. We also made some popsicles and let the kids have them while they were playing in the water...a built in bath for sticky hands!

Here's Miss Corinne with her popsicle. Our grass is long! Don't's been really hot!

Happy Barrett with his popsicle:

Riding his bike. He rode it through the sprinkler after this and said it was a car wash!

Corinne having fun in the little pool:

Both kids in the pool:

Hanging out at the water table:

Barrett's swimming lessons

Barrett took swim lessons at the end of May and learned to swim! He can swim underwater for a few feet. I have to hold his head down in the water, but that's what the instructor did also, so he's used to that. He can also retrieve rings from the bottom of the pool in 4 feet of water! He loves doing this and asks to do this at our neighborhood pool every time we are there. He learned to swim and loves swimming at our pool, but he didn't really like the lessons, unfortunately. He cried during all 8 lessons, but did everything the teacher asked him to do anyway. I'm not sure why he didn't like them, because he loves to swim!

Here he is waiting his turn in line to swim to the teacher:

Doing the limbo...underwater!

Got the ring off the bottom of the pool!

All the kids are lined up, waiting their turn. Barrett is in the water with the teacher.