Hi everyone! I know I haven't posted for a really long time, so here's a little update on me and my family here in Maryland.
Lucas is just about 9 months old. His hair is getting lighter, but still is dark at the tips. He gnaws on everything with his 4 teeth and drooly gums, and yes, he still spits up! Can't crawl yet, but has mastered sitting up and rolling everywhere. We love his eyes and his smile, especially because of his dimple! He's pretty good at playing on his own, but will always let us know when he's ready for some attention, or when Kadin's clobbering has gone too far!
Kadin is now 22 months old and is more active than ever. We are definitely running out of high places to keep things out of reach 'cause he just learns to climb higher and higher. His verbal vocab is sky rocketing and he can repeat couplets now. He loves books, his new Megablocks, and his kids shows. We finally moved him to a toddler bed last month since he could climb out of the playpen and was starting to make holes in the mesh siding! I'm actually looking forward to potty training because changing diapers is such an ordeal for our little mover that can't stay still! I can't believe that he'll finally be 2 in July! I've been calling my kids "the babies" this whole time, but soon I'll have two toddlers (that is, if Lucas ever learns to walk)!
Scott is getting more and more comfortable at work. We're very proud of him! And he is such a big help when he is home in the evenings and on weekends. He did everything for me for Mother's Day. We look forward to celebrating our 4th anniversary coming up at the end of the month, although we'll be moving, so not sure how we'll celebrate yet--something small.
I am totally immersed in this world of babies and sometimes I feel like I need something more. I keep trying to pick up a new hobby to keep me sane, but I never keep up with it for more than a day! I still barely have time to take care of my basic needs, let alone do something for fun! But I do attend RS activities and the temple whenever I can to at least get a break now and then. I'm also hoping to do some gardening once we're in our new home, but I'm sort of afraid Kadin will destroy it! (Here's a photo Kadin took by himself.)
Which brings me to our biggest news: we are buying our own home! We close on WEDNESDAY and will be moving in next week. It's not a detached home like we were looking for originally, but it's a duplex that has a really good "house" feel to it. The neighborhood is very inviting and convenient to everything. We'll have an extra room, so come and visit! With this big of an expense, we will most likely not be making it out to Hawaii till next year, and we sure do miss all of you in Laie.
Sorry this is so long! Love you all and hope you have a great summer!