Friday, January 20, 2012

Rollin', rollin', rollin'

Guess who's rollin' now?!? Well, for short distances, anyways...

Stephen can PEDAL his big boy bike!!! I have to make some more modifications to his toe clips (which are basically to remind him not to take his feet off the pedals), but they are working well, and he LOVES to go out and work on his bike.
Ha! I was pretty excited - Stephen pedaled and turned right in to the grass, all on his own.

Not a lot to report from Casa Heine right now, except that we got new kitchen countertops - I'll post pictures of those after I have the kitchen put back together. I'm just doing a little bit at a time, and taking the opportunity to really deep clean under the cabinets, and get rid of some stuff. But so far, we LOVE it!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas, Football, and an Eye Exam

We had a great Christmas holiday over here! I was so busy having fun, though, that I didn't take very many pictures... My dad managed to get this one of Stephen and Grandma before we went to church. Stephen managed to sit nicely through an entire 50 minute church service that night! We were so proud of him.

Stephen got some very cute Christmas monster pajamas this year...

And channeled Pa Rick with his sweater vest on Christmas Day.

Stephen was very excited about his floor puzzle (really, he was - don't let the look on his face fool you!).

And he got Bumblebee too!!!

Stephen sat with Grandma and watched a little bit of Cars...

And we also played some football outside!

This picture was taken directly after I heard the words, "Get Mommy!!!"

Football is serious business here...

We also painted with marbles...

And went to the park (note the alternating feet going up the steps- that was a hard-fought battle!!!)

Today, Stephen went to see the pediatric eye doctor for a check-up, and despite my mommy-anxieties, his eyes look perfect. The doctor even said that it doesn't look like he has any vision issues at all! We were anticipating a need for glasses, as both parents, and 3 out of 4 grandparents are all glasses wearers from an early age. But fortunately, that is not an issue right now for our Stephen. He did, however, have to get his eyes dilated, so we've been spending a lot of time in dimly lit rooms today, just hanging out. Since Stephen has a tendency towards being clumsy anyways, we're trying to just keep him still so he doesn't fall. But in spite of this, he's in a great mood, and it was a good visit.