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Monday, February 8, 2010

All alone...






The house has been a hive of activity since Harlan's birth. My mother came up from Durban for the week and Darryl's mom arrived this last Friday for the weekend. We've also had friends dropping by to meet Harlan...

And... now it's quiet. Everyone has come to visit. The Grannies have gone back home. It's just me and Darryl.

We sat last night and realised that it's just us and our boys now - and it didn't feel bad at all. In fact, we're feeling alright.

Malakai has started to take an interest in Harlan, and if his smile is anything to go by I think he quite likes his little brother!

Harlan is a really content little boy, only crying for a feed or a bad wind, but otherwise very happy to just eat and sleep at this point.

Malakai is starting to walk longer distances - about 10 to 15 paces at a time! He's also really picking up alot of signs now (although they can be confusing, because he doesn't get them spot-on). He can sign eat, drink, sleep, bye-bye, dog, bird and more. He also seems to be saying ba-ba, da-da and ma-ma in context, but then again, he also says them out of context... LOL! So who knows? He's also playing more constructively, like pushing his toy cars instead of just throwing them around and he's showing an interest in the shape sorter (after months of introduction)! My little boy is becoming a big boy now!!
Anyway - that is just a small update on our boys for now and some more pictures!!

7 comments:

Lisa Reid said...

what a cutie was great to see u guys yesterday u all looking great xx

Deqlan said...

what lovely photos Loren, lovel Kai's smile - enjoy the time just the four of you and give your gorgeous boys a big hug from us! was lovely to see you and thank you so much for the dvd's which deqlan is loving!! see you soon!

jjpsmommy07 said...

Glad to hear all is well with your family and that Malakai is doing so well. pretty soon he will be running!

Lisa said...

Oh he's adorable!
Congratulations :D

Lisa said...

Loren they are both gorgeous! Congratulations on the birth of Harlan. Enjoy every single minute of this precious time. You are so blessed :)...

Danielle said...

This is an absolutely beautiful, wonderful blog that I aspire to...well done on it and your gorgeous two boys!

therextras said...

Just beautiful!

Barbara