Lachapelle Boys

Lachapelle Boys

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

First night away

Dear Thomas,
Friday night was your first night away from Mommy and Daddy. We dropped you off at Grammie and Grandpa's around 5. You were great, you had dinner, played with Gus, had your bottle... then... threw up all over Grammie, Grandpa and their house! Oops! Grandpa called us around 7, when were leaving the house and told us the bad news. Luckily, they still wanted to keep you- Daddy brought you new PJs and you were good to go. You had a great night, slept until 4:30 then woke up and slept in Grammie and Grandpa's bed for a bit. All morning you were happy and playing, I guess whatever was in your belly got out.

We were so happy you had a great first night away. Daddy and I enjoyed sleeping in a bit, but missed you a lot. We will try again in June :)


Dear Thomas,
We have been having a great week! We play outside every night- you have been playing outside a lot at daycare too. Today you were exploring the flowers and chasing the birds.
Tonight we were settling down with a book and you were repeating words to me. You said dog and when I barked like a dog, you barked too! It was very funny.
You are becoming a pickier eater. You turn your nose at vegetables if you know you can have pasta. We are learning though, tonight I mixed carrots with your pasta and you never knew :)

We love you.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dear Thomas,
Thirteen months have passed! Things are a lot different now than this time last year. Here are some of the awesome things you are doing.
Talking: In addition to the words you had mastered since my last blog, you have added some new words/phrases- bye, all done, and Gus. You have quite a variety of word use and tone... I just don't know most of the words you are using. It is fun to hear you babble, you have so much to say and you seem to really understand what you are saying.
Signing: You have learned two signs- all done and bye bye (I don't know if that counts as a sign :)

You spend a lot of time outside now, we have been so busy. You run around the lawn, explore the yard... you love it. When I pick you up from daycare now you are filthy! A sure sign that you have had a fun day.

We love every minute with you right now, even the minutes you are being naughty. (Those minutes are increasing now that you are approaching two) We still can't get you to stop hitting us, and you speak your mind when you don't like something we do, i.e. take away something you aren't supposed to have, close the bathroom door, the list goes on.

~Love you, Mommy

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mother's Day

Dear Thomas,
Sunday was my second Mother's Day. Daddy let me sleep in, although you did not- you were very loud all morning! When I got up you came running towards me to give me a big hug (best present ever). Then you handed me a card and a gift- the card had a recording of your voice. It was very nice.
We spent the day going to the greenhouses with Grammie, like we do every year. You were so well behaved all day, even with all the driving around and the getting in and out of the car. Your favorite part of the day was seeing the hens and roosters at Jack's greenhouse. They were very close to you and you could not take your eyes off them.
They keep telling me at daycare how wonderful you are, and how great you are doing. I know this is true but it is nice to hear. Trying to get a few more words out of you, but we are happy with the ones you do use. You continue to amuse yourself for short periods of time with the simplest thing. (Yesterday it was a paper towel roll and a piece of your toy basket that had broken off). I love that about you :)

~ Love you,

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Dear Thomas,
A first today when I went to pick you up at daycare- when you saw me, you dropped the toy you were playing with and came running at me. It was great!

You are a little more "banged up" than I would like. It seems like you are always falling, especially now that you are learning how to walk outside. You have cut your lip twice, had a (I think big, but Daddy didn't think so) bruise on your forehead, and now you are breaking out! I think this is due to teething, not due to the falls :) Skinned knees, dirty hands... it's all just the beginning.

You are still hitting despite our best efforts to teach you not to. Hopefully, you only do it to us and you will grow out of it.

Love you,

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Dear Thomas,
What a weekend! You had a high fever Saturday and Saturday night, we were so worried. You even slept with us Saturday night, which you never want to do. Things looked better on Sunday, and you were back to your happy self. Each day, you seem to be feeling better and better :) Maybe that immune system really is getting stronger.

You are officially off formula and on whole milk. What's more, you are only having bottles in the morning and at night. What a big change! You are using your sippy cup for milk during the day. (We make it a little more enticing by using soy milk instead of regular, which you love)

When we first get home from daycare, I give you snack. You are so funny because you will set your cup on the table and pick up your Mum Mum, and then put your Mum Mum on the table to pick up your cup. Such good manners :)

~Love you,