Friday, April 10, 2009


I have to admit that I am a little bit nervous. Victoria is slowly giving up her naps. Somedays she sleeps a good two hours and others, like today, she just messes around in her room. She has been in there for about a half hour. I went in a few minutes ago and she had all of her animals sitting on books and she was reading to them. Now I can tell she has gotten out of her bed is playing with other toys. It is now 2:30 and I don't know if I should enforce "nap time" or let her stay up. Richard ran for an office in the Bussiness Association here at UConn and we have to go to the "Awards Night" and we actually are leaving the kiddos for the second time since we moved here in August!! I am excited. I really don't care if he wins or loses. At least, it gets us out alone! At least if Victoria doesn't nap she should go to sleep easier for the babysitter.

Reed is finally sleeping through the night. He goes down around 6:30 and sleep until 6. After getting up with him 2-3 times a night all year I am very excited to be sleeping again! He is getting so big. He still isn't walking at 13 months, but he has mastered crawling. He has started saying quite a few words. They include baby, momma, dadda, no, thank you (kind of) and various animal sounds. We visited the Horse Barn here at school and he heard the sheep, baaing and mimicked them. Now whenever he sees an animal, any animal he makes that sound. He also makes a funny growling sound every time he stuffs food in his mouth.

I want all of our family to know that Victoria still remembers all of you. She says the funniest things about all of you from time to time. It's like she remembers things and has heard things we have said about you and mixes them up. After visiting the horses I think I mentioned that Grandpa Steven used to ride horses and now she keeps saying that Grandpa Steven rides horses all night long. She is always bringing up Aunt Melissa and Silvio. She wants to know if he is bigger!! Whenever we talk about preschool next year she asks, Oh, like Grandma Donna's school. Whenever I can convince her to wear the cute leg warms Aunt Emily gave her for Christmas she remembers Emily gave them to her. But she always says, they are kind of scary though, right Mom!?

Sorry this post is pretty slow, but I just want to remember what these two are up to these days!