Hi! It's been awhile again. I guess I just haven't had much to say lately! The boys are doing terrific. Leo loves the Wiggles these days. He has all the dances memorized, it's very cute! He is talking more and more all the time. He is crazy about Kelli, his speech therapist. He only gets to see her for one hour each week, but I know it is the highlight of his week :)
Leo has always liked letters a lot, he knew E and O before he knew more than a dozen words. He really likes to hear me sing the alphabet and tries to sing along. I think he knows about half of the letters now. I think it is kind of funny because when he was a baby I spent a lot of time rocking him to sleep in the rocking chair and I would always sing the alphabet over and over. There are a couple of reasons why I did this. First of all, Jesse was two at the time and when he was a baby I always sang Rock a Bye Baby and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to him. I don't know if it was bad memories or what, but Jesse would get very upset if I sang those songs to Leo so I had to come up with something else. I honestly don't know hardly any songs and I can't sing at all. I also thought it would be helpful for Jesse to hear the ABC's over and over, so that's what I sang.
Anyway, I don't know why I'm rambling about all of this. Jesse is doing really good with his behavior lately. He rarely has tantrums and when he does it is really obvious to me how my own temper determines his and how long the tantrum lasts. I think it is so interesting how different kids all are. I was reading on a blog yesterday a big discussion/argument that a group of moms were having about discipline and following certain parenting philosophies. It seemed odd to me that you could pick a certain discipline method and think it would work for all kids if it was just followed correctly.
I think it is great that there are all these different methods out there to try when you are needing some new ideas. I just think it is very important to remember that kids are all very different and not all methods will work and not to make yourself crazy trying to make a discipline method work just because you think it should. I really thought time-outs were the best discipline technique and I definitely made myself crazy trying to make it work for Jesse. I'm glad that for the time being we have found a good way
of dealing with behavior issues and the results are clear. Things are going very nice right now, I hope the next parenting hurdle is a ways off!! :)
Okay, now that I have rambled for long enough here a some pictures of these cute little kiddos.