The last time we updated the website, Bryce had just been born. He is now almost 6 months old. He and Emma are both keeping us busy, so busy in fact that we have neglected our website.

Bryce rolls all over the place now. You can put him down to play and a few moments later look down and he is out of sight. Unfortunately, he can only roll one direction and so although he manages to twist around corners, he often gets stuck against pieces of furniture or the wall. He is starting to sit up on his own but still face plants or tips to the side sometimes. The developmental milestone that we are really anxious for him to achieve is sleeping for more than a few hours in a row. One thing at a time I guess.

Emma has been, for the most part, helpful during the transition phase of no longer being the only child. Emma has really developed her vocabulary and can communicate most things to us; even if we don’t understand everything she’s saying immediately. Once we do, we usually realize that she was indeed saying the right words. Emma is a master puzzle solver now. She quickly completes all the 24 piece puzzles we give her completely on her own. After a few times on the same puzzle, she can do them very fast. She also really likes to play dress up and almost always refuses to wear anything but “beautiful dresses” each day.

Becky has returned to work at Lucille Packard Hospital as of the New Year. She generally works 2 weekends a month, and while it’s definitely a bit stressful during those weekends, we figure (hope) things will run a little smoother as time goes on.

Until next time---enjoy the pictures.