Today Nathan came out of his bedroom carrying his big wooden step stool. He was completely amazed that he was able to carry it instead of dragging it! I was pretty impressed too, that stool is pretty solid. He has gotten so big! Nathan was on his way to the freezer to get out the waffles, which he proceeded to make for himself and for Stella. Nathan is always willing to make sister breakfast if it means being able to use the toaster. Stella is also growing in leaps and bounds. She is currently getting her two top first molars. It made her a bit feverish on Saturday, and a bit crabby. Yesterday her mood was much improved though, and today she seems to be feeling more like her old self. She also has several words now. In addition to Mama and Dada, Stella says "Heddo!" whenever one of us comes home, and whenever she hears a phone ringing! She has started saying "Nigh nigh," at bedtime. She can also say Lamby, it sounds like Laaamieee. She can say "Miwk" (milk), "Ahniiie" (I need), "Uh-oh!" and "Oh-No!" and she nods and shakes her head when asked yes or no questions. It's really awesome to be able to communicate with her finally. She loves to run, and she really loves to be chased! Whenever we tell her, "I'm gonna get you!" she giggles and runs faster. Nathan is such a great big brother. He often plays with Stella for hours, making her giggle, and getting really loud. They chase each other around the house, which is good, because the rain here is pretty much constant. They also wrestle around, but I tend to put a stop to that, because Nathan is more than double her weight. They have such fun together! We're so blessed to have two such, awesome kids!