Lachapelle Boys

Lachapelle Boys

Sunday, September 25, 2011

More cereal please

Dear Owen,
Well it took about a week, but you finally like the rice cereal we have been feeding you. You lunge at the spoon and gobble down the whole bowl :) This week will try some fruit, I can't believe we are already feeding you solid food! Time is going so fast with you.

Once again, I have to tell you about what a good baby you are. You have starting sitting in the exer-saucer more and more. You love to look around at what everyone is doing and you are perfectly content as long as you can see your brother or your mother. You are so close to sitting up, it will happen soon. You roll over onto your belly constantly, and you are working on crawling... we hope you are a ways away from that.

Love you,

Friday, September 16, 2011


Dear Thomas,
We have moved you back to Carol Anne's Daycare (the other daycare just was not the right fit for you) so you are now officially in preschool! Your friends Kya and Derek were already moving to the preschool room, so it was a good time to put you in there as well. You are so happy! We are very relieved to have you settled and back to your old self!
The conversations we have on the way home from daycare are hilarious. I recorded a few today just to keep them for memories. I can't believe how much you have grown. I was looking through some photos from last year, and came
across the apple orchard pictures. What a big difference from one year to the next!
We have had a busy summer- we visited Thomas the train, a show you now like to watch :) We went to the ocean, visited with friends- we took many field trips each week. You enjoyed every second of it! I am so glad that you are such an adventurous child, it makes our time together so much fun.

Although we are going through some tough times with terrible twos, I hope you know how much you and Owen brighten my day. I am in such a good mood every afternoon as soon as I see you :)

Love you,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Laughter is the best medicine

Dear Owen,
My how you laugh. I'm not talking a little giggle or a smile. You laugh HARD! You laugh most at your brother, when he is jumping around you or doing something you like. You will laugh at Mommy making faces at you or at Nana playing with a balloon. Your favorite person to laugh at though, is Thomas. You seek him out in a room to find out what he is doing and to watch him :)
You have been a good sport the past few months. Your brother and I drag you everywhere, the apple orchard, playgrounds, the library, Thomas the train, the balloon festival, the beach and much more. You happily tag along, rarely making a fuss. We are so lucky!
You started daycare two weeks ago. It seems to be going well. We love the ladies who watch you during the day, and they seem to love you too! You're such a good baby!
We tried rice cereal this week for the first time. You don't seem to like it much yet, we hope you warm up to it soon. I think it will help you to have some extra calories- you are such a big boy!
17 pounds 5 ounces at your 4 month check up!

Love Mommy

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Big Brother

Dear Thomas,
Wow. You are so smart! Your language has developed so well, you say the cutest things. Last night, after throwing a temper tantrum because Daddy wouldn't let you sleep on the floor, you said, "Will stay with me a little while." So cute.

Mommy and Daddy are having some trouble with your behavior lately. We are trying everything we can to get you to listen. Sometimes it works better than others. I can't wait for this stage to be over :) I don't like to discipline you.

You asked to "climb a mountain," last well telling us that you knew how. So we took you for a walk on the Bird Sanctuary. You loved it and even saw a dragon and a blue tiger. You have many favorite activities, but outside time is always the favorite. We go down the the water a lot and you love to spot frogs, birds and fish. You talk constantly. All the way down, asking questions and pointing things out. The entire time we are down there, and then all the way home. You love walking up the street to see the geese. You love working in the garden, it has been a great summer.

You love your brother! Daddy and I wish that you would be a little safer with Owen. You rest your head on his belly and tell him to hold you. You want to hold him. You give him kisses (and lick him occasionally). You just love your brother... it's great!

You start back at Carol Anne's Daycare next week. We are so excited for you to be back with your friends Derek, Kya and Lucus. You will be in the Preschool room-WOW! You spent the first 18 months of your life with Megan, and now you will be your teacher again in preschool, we are very excited for you.

Love you,
~ Mommy

Rolling, rolling, rolling

Dear Owen,
Well, we missed it, but it happened... you rolled over! While Mommy was at work and Daddy was with your brother in the other room, you rolled yourself from your back to your belly. According to your Daddy, you looked quite pleased with yourself after :) You are getting so strong now, four months old, that I imagine you will be sitting up soon too.
Your Daddy and I are amazed at what a good baby you are. You laugh and smile all the time- especially first thing in the morning. Your brother makes you laugh all the time too, and you are constantly searching to find him in the room. You are happy with floor time and your bouncy seat, although your favorite activity is to be carried around by Mommy while Brother plays.

We love you!