Such a happy baby! I know I have said that before but this boy just loves to smile and he is always happy. Jasmine takes pictures with him daily so I have plenty with his beautiful smile to share. Michael is getting ready to crawl. Yes, I know he is only five months old, but just like his older brother he doesn't seem to want to be a baby for very long. He lifts his butt in the air and pushes with his legs. If he can figure out what to do with his arms he will be crawling in no time. I can't wait for my parents to hold him!
Our garden is growing and we have already enjoyed some bell peppers, fresh herbs and a delicious zucchini. We always prepare it breaded and it never lasts very long in our house. I just love our little garden because every morning Jasmine and Andrew go out to see what plants have grown and what other vegetables are ready for harvest. Not only that, they help with pulling weeds and watering the garden. It's amazing how fast everything is growing. We are looking forward to some homemade salsa in the next few weeks.
I love summer time! I know my kids feel the same because we get to play everyday and see new things. We got our reading library log for the summer and enjoyed a great puppet show there also. We've had lots of other outings in nature and we even visited a new museum here in town. We are planning on more fun before school starts that will include some camping soon and who knows what else.
One the wonderful sisters in our ward invited us to pick apricots from her yard a couple of weeks ago. My friend Gaia and I and all of our children got there early in the morning and picked some delicious mini apricots that looked more like corcoduse (sorry I don't know the name of this fruit in English). After picking the apricots the kids loved playing in the tree house and swinging from a tree. So much fun and all the mini apricots were frozen and enjoyed every day since.
I probably should say second tooth since Michael was born with a little bump on his lower gum that turned out to really be a little tooth. Because the tooth was an extra and had no roots he had a dentist appointment immediately so that he would not inhale it into his little lungs. Now at 4 months we are not surprised to see that a real tooth is growing in the same spot. This time it's a strong one that causes Michael to drool a lot but it has not affected his happy personality. He just loves to chew on blankets and his hands.
Also at four months we started Michael on solids we did rice cereal at the beginning and now he eats lots of veggies and fruits. He loves sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, pears etc...and dislikes peaches. That is the only one that he will refuse to open his mouth for after having a taste of it.
Here are some more cute pics that I have not had a chance to post.