An Autumn Week

Fall is here, and it sure feels nice. Thanks to all the rain that kept the humidity and the heat down, this was the best summer we've had in St. Louis.

Today when I asked Herbie to leave the kitchen so I could get dinner ready he said, "I no want you to make dinner. Herbie make dinner! Mom take a nap!" Ah, if only I could've trusted him to whip up something edible, I would've gladly followed his orders. He thought he was inflicting severe punishment, of course.

On Friday, Moses' first tooth broke through. He's started to actually eat his baby cereal, and we've noticed that he spits up a lot less now that he has some solids in him. Today he was dangerously close to crawling. He pivots and scoots and does something similar to a push up. Any day now, probably.

Ruby has been great this week at helping Herbie remember what he needs to say to ask for something politely. She says it very clearly and very slowly for him to copy, and she always remembers the please (when asking for Herbie). We've overheard her speaking to Herbie a couple times that way, and it's been fun to hear... "Herbie, can you please stop yelling in my ear?"... spoken very clearly and slowly as if he were deaf.

Woo and I have started trading baby sitting with another couple in the branch. These sorts of things usually end badly for us, but we think we've solved the obstacles that have hindered us in the past, and we'll see how long it goes. We'll enjoy it for as long as it lasts. This same couple talked us into organizing a weekly Ultimate Frisbee game on Saturday mornings. There's been a lot of interest from other people in the branch and students, so we think we can get a good game going. I'm especially excited that both Woo and I can play most of the game because there's a playground right off the field for Ruby and Herbie, and Moses can just sit.

That's all I have for this week. I hope everyone's doing well. Talk to you later.