Monday, May 13, 2013

Some serious milestones

This past month has been full of a lot of hard work and we've all hit some pretty big milestones.  

Me: After about 7 years, I've finally finished all the classes for my bachelors!  We moved just before my last semester of college and I've been slowly working on finishing for the past 3 years.  One last push through April and I finished my last class!  WooHoo!  

Ben:  Ben finished Law School!  When we started, I seriously never thought it would end.  Now, Ben graduates in a week.  Then it's on to The Bar (and the prep class), work, and Real Life!  How did that even happen?  Crazy.  He has worked so hard over these last 3 years and I'm so proud of him.  

Liam:  Liam turns 7 months tomorrow (what?!?) and he's grown and learned so much this past month.  On his 6 month birthday, we joined some friends for a tour of the Jelly Belly factory.  We had a little picnic afterwards and Liam surprised us all by pulling himself up to standing on our soft cooler!  This is seriously his favorite thing to do!  

Liam and his new BFF Leo.  They were way too interested in the jelly beans to look at the camera.
When we got home from church two Sundays ago, we put Liam down and he suddenly started crawling!  Now there's absolutely no stopping him.  It's funny though.  Even though he's completely mobile now, he still would rather stand up.  He'll crawl over to Ben or me and stop just as soon as he can reach our hands and then stand up and walk (holding on to us, of course) the rest of the way.  

He's such a fun and funny little guy.  I love seeing his personality grow.  The other day we decided to let him try his first solids - homemade applesauce - and he absolutely loved it!  He's already learned that "mmm" is the proper response as he eagerly grabs for the spoon at each bite.  He's even started working on a "good food happy dance" just like his mom...  :)