So because Rykkar is about to turn 3 we have been teaching him things such as counting numbers, ABC's and saying his full name. He is so cute saying Rykkar Jonathan Clements. Of course when he says Rykkar it comes out as "Cracker" lol Because his nickname is Cracker that's how he says his first name. Whenever anyone asks "What's your name?" he always replys "Cracker" That's my boy haha. And he tottally butchers the rest of his name, Jonathan Clements. But it's so cute and he gets so proud of himself. Yesterday when Bentley woke up from his nap Rykkar and I went up the stairs to get him. Rykkar goes into his room and stands up on the bottom of Bentley's crib so that he can look in. I asked him if he could say Bentley's full name and he said yes. So I pronounced "Bentley Coupe Clements" Then Rykkar pronounced back "Bentley Poop Clements" hahahaha so freaking funny. He can't say coupe for the life of him. I can't believe how funny it was. When Josh got home he said it again and Josh couldn't believe his ears. For about 15 minutes Josh was determined to teach Rykkar to say Coupe. He kind of did it but when you ask him to say Bentley's full name it is still "Bentley Poop Clements" Rykkar can put a smile on your face just by being himself what a cute boy!
I guess you're supposed to introduce a sippy cup to your baby around 6-8 months. Bentley is 7 months old today. So the people from wic gave us one to try. He absolutely loved it! He's obsessed with cups. If you are holding him and drinking you better watch out because he will try to grab it away from you. The boy's fall clothes finally came from Gap and Old Navy. It was decent shipping. They got here in 9 days. Not too bad. Bentley looks so studly.
I was so worried about the clothes fitting but they fit great. They are a tiny bit big which is great, just enough room for growing. Rykkar is so beautiful. I think he looks just like Josh. He is a little boy now, sad tear tear :(
They are such cute brothers. They are looking more a like every day.
Awww brotherly love. I'm hoping Josh's friend can take some pictures of the boys and family pictures for us soon. There are some pretty places that we could do them.
I can't believe how fast the boy's are growing up. Rykkar will be turning 3 on September 30th. I swear it was just yesterday that I had my chunky little cracker. And Bentley is 7 months old on the 12th. He has been getting very chunky ever since he started eating his Gerber #1 fruits and vegetables and his rice cereal ond oatmeal. He loves all of them. He can actually sit up now. He'll lose his balance if he moves too much and he kind of slouches still. But it's better than it was before. I can tell that his muscles are stronger because he can hold himself up
Wow this fall is going to be a cold one! It has already started and it's freaking freezing. Our days are now 51 degrees instead of 71 degrees. I can't believe how fast the weather changed. I thought it was just a fluke but it's proving to be permanent. I am so glad I ordered the boys cold weather clothes instead of waiting. If the weather stays this way they will definitely need them...
Wow, so Bentley had another one of his days like on Sunday. And lo and behold another tooth has broken through!!! Now he has his 2 front bottom teeth sprouting. Haha so cute! Poor guy I bet that's annoying but I'm glad they've broken through... The worst part is over for him for now. Until another tooth decides to come out and play.
So Sunday Bentley woke up on the wrong side of the crib. He was cranky and seeming tired but all day he wouldn't take a nap. All he would do is scream in his crib. Then when you went to get him he would just rub his eyes and snuggle into your neck like he wanted to sleep. We were going crazy trying to figure out what he needed. Then when he was crying I thought I saw something white on his gums, I thought it was spit up. Then when I got him to open his mouth I saw that it was a little white line of a tooth that had just broken through on the bottom right of his mouth. LOL That explains his crankiness. I was okay with him crying then. I felt so bad for him. I bet it hurts so bad to have those little teeth come in. It will be fun to see it come out more. Haha I love babies little teeth they are so cute. I was a little surprised because Bentley is only 6 months, and Rykkar didn't get teeth until he was like 9 months. Then again Rykkar could sit up by himself at 5 months, and Bentley is 6 and a half months and still can't sit up by himself... He can kind of slouch :) Also the weather here is starting to cool down. I am so ready for fall. It's freezing in the mornings and nights here. I hope it gets cold by the end of September. We actually ordered the boy's fall/winter clothes. I love Old Navy and Gap. I hear they deliver relatively fast. It's annoying ordering clothes. but that's all the choice you get here. I tried ordering some boots and they said they wouldn't get here until OCTOBER 21ST! I cancelled that real fast and ordered some from Zappos, which only takes a week... Much more realistic. I guess we will just have to wait and see if they arive on time. I will post pictures of the kids soon. Oh and of our amazing couches. Josh is amazing for getting them for me. They are the most comfortable couches I have ever sat on. I love you babe!
A little about us... Josh is active duty in the U.S Army and we have been stationed in Vilseck, Germany. We will be here for 3 years and we are so excited to travel around Europe! Rykkar is just over 2 and growing up way too fast. Amanda is very pregnant due with Bentley Coupe the end of February 2009. Rykkar is very excited to be a "Big Brother" and he loves to give Bentley loves and kisses through mommys belly. He also loves to shine a flash light through mommys belly to make Bentley move.