Tuesday, July 31, 2012

His First Pair of 'Woggles'

Since we've been spending so much time poolside this summer, we decided to start Colin in swim lessons. We want him to master the basics at a young age so that we will be more comfortable with him being in a busy pool (especially after hearing that drowning is the leading cause of death for U.S. kids - yikes!). He's been doing fairly well with lessons but still hates to get his face wet, which makes swimming a little more complicated. Enter his new goggles:

He wore them to swim lessons on Sunday for the first time but he still wasn't quite getting the concept. Then, Sunday night, something clicked. He went under the water once with them on, came up and said 'Momma, I can see under the water!' Stroke of genius. And then we couldn't get him out of the water. Chris and I even jumped out of our chairs a few times to grab him because he stayed under for so long. Then he would pop up just before we'd grab him with a huge grin on his face.

He LOVES them. His 'woggles'. These babies are going to be a game-changer. Look out, Michael Phelps!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Salem::4 Months

Salem at 4 Months...

LOVES to roll over
always a happy, little guy
adventuring with foods
plays in his jumper (his little toes can touch the ground!)
now sleeps on his belly. All night. Praise the Lord!

adores Colin but still prefers his Momma to anyone else :)

Weight- 14 lbs. 6 oz. (50th percentile)
Height - 25 1/2 inches (75th percentile)
Head - 75th percentile

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Magistros Came to Town!

Growing up, my mom was the best at opening her home to visitors! The fridge would be stocked with every one's favorite foods, meals would be planned, and the guest room would be ready for our special guests. That is something that I hope to carry on in our new home as well!

We were delighted to have our good friends Chad and Terra and their sweet little girl, Melia, come in for a visit this weekend. The weather was supposed to be bad so we kinda played everything by ear, deciding first to go to the zoo and then skipping that and heading to the Newport Aquarium when the clouds starting rolling in. The kiddos didn't seem to mind either way!

Of all of us, Colin seems to LOVE visitors the most! He kept asking us for hours before their arrival when 'that girl' was going to get here. They played together so well and we enjoyed their company very much! Can't wait for them to come visit us again soon.

In other news, Salem is now a rolling machine and tried out his highchair for the first time today! Since he is teething, I have had him try a slice of an apple to suck on and today he tried a teething biscuit. He picked it up and made it into his mouth a few times but there is definitely going to be some learning involved! Can't believe my little guy is big enough to do all of this already. Blows my mind!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Salem decided to celebrate his Independence by rolling over for the first time!

blowing bubbles for the camera (nothing to do with rolling over, but isn't it cute!)

look at the serious face. rolling over takes a lot of concentration

right after his first roll. perfection. 

I was SO excited for him. He's been working on it for a while now. Rolling on his side only to get stuck. It was so great to see him accomplish it for the first time! I may have scared him a little with my screaming. Then I got a little sad. Now that he knows how to roll over, scooting around and crawling aren't far behind. Aw! They grow so fast!

 Happy Independence Day everyone! 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Big Brother

I feel like it's been awhile since I've posted about our first Little Man. Salem is growing and changing so quickly that I can't even keep up! Transitioning from one kid to two was a bit of a challenge. Some days were more overwhelming than others- the natural growing pains of a growing family :) Now, three months into it, I think we've got a pretty good handle on things in the Glasgow household.

As expected, Colin also showed some signs of 'growing pains' during the transition. He didn't act out at home as much as at school but his teachers were open with us and more than willing to work with him through this stage of his life. Gratefully, it seems we've made it through and he's back to the same old, happy-go-lucky kid he always was!

Teacher Tina has incorporated the color system in the classroom this year. Each morning, each kid starts out in 'green', which is good, and then if they have a rough day they are moved to the 'yellow' and then to the 'red' groups. This system is an easy way for parents to gage how their child's day went and if they end up in the 'red' we get a short note explaining what had happened. One afternoon, we were surprised to see that he had made it into the 'blue' group- caught doing something good! We also got a little note that day that read that Colin was caught helping his friend put her sleeping blankets back into her backpack! So sweet!

As he gets older, we can see more and more of his servant heart. He has been SO helpful with Salem. Sometimes too helpful - like the time I caught him trying to give Salem a bottle of water, which he had filled up all on his own! And last week, he asked to help me in the infant nursery at church. At first, he was busy exploring all of the new toys and eating his own snack but once the room got a little overwhelming towards the end of service, he stepped up and started helping his momma! It made my heart smile to see him caring for these little ones that he barely knew. He's going to be such a great big brother and such a good little helper.

We had two different people over the weekend come up to us and compliment us on how well-behaved our three-year-old is. These compliments make my heart sing! It is so encouraging to hear comments like these, especially when we sometimes doubt our abilities as parents. I am so grateful that we have been blessed with such a sweet little boy to raise up. And what a great example he will be as a Big Brother :)