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Thursday, September 5, 2013

9 months

Little man has reached 9 months and has accomplished a lot in this time :)
As always he is the joy in our lives and brightens up every day.  His ability to move and eat more foods is exciting to watch.  I really miss having my little tiny baby though and wish they didn't grow up so fast! He has two lonely teeth on the bottom and they are just plain adorable.  As he developed his crawling skills he always has a toy in hand, typically a ball.  He is still our good natured kid, hardly ever cries, except at night of course.  We can't seem to get him to sleep through the night :(
 
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

E's first day of Preschool

I can't believe that the time is already here for my sweets to go to preschool.  But lets back up just a little bit.  Last February I started babysitting some kids.  They had a little boy who is E's age and a 7 yr old girl.  E knew that the 7 yr old went to school and in May the 3 yr old boy started going to a Montessori School.  E kept asking me where the kids were when we went to babysit, and I would tell her they were at school.  She was sad that she couldn't go to.  So we enrolled her into a local preschool that a lot of people reccommended. 
 
Last week we bought her her Tangled lunch kit and we already had her back pack.  She was so excited to get to use them.  On Monday night she picked out her outfit to wear to school.  Tuesday morning she slept in a little late, so she didn't eat much of her breakfast, but she was so excited to get dressed and told me that she wanted her hair in one ponytail so it wouldn't be in her eyes. 
 
  
As we pulled into the parking lot of her school, she asked Daddy to carry her in and I carried baby brother.  We walked to her classroom and she got really shy, she didn't want us to leave. But then her teacher, Miss Billee, said they had donuts and she got busy coloring while we snuck out the door. 
 
 
When I went to pick her up, she ran up to me and gave me a big hug!  Miss Billee said she had a great day.  She said she didn't eat much for lunch and she was an awesome colorer.  That's my girl!  I looked in her lunchkit at home and she only ate the cookie and fruit loops.  I guess that is what happens when you don't have a mom telling you to eat your sandwich first.  ;)
 
I asked her about her day and this is what she said:
  • We got to color
  • We walked in a line and I put my hands on the girls shoulder
  • I made friends, (me: "what are their names?") I don't know
  • (Me: "did you learn your abc's?") Yes, the letter E
  • (Me: "Did you learn your numbers?")  Yes I told you already, E
  • (Me: "What was your favorite part?") Playing with blocks and Duploes
  • (Me: "What part did you not like?")  I liked all of it
  • (Me: "Did you miss me and baby brother?")  Yes and Dadda
 


After she got home I put together dinner, fed baby brother and then went to meet a friend at the pool.  We had lots of fun swimming for an hour.  Then we came back, got dressed and hopped in the car to pick up Daddy.  After picking up daddy, (around 5:30) E said I'm tired, I'm going to take a nap.  And within a few minutes she was out.  It was a good thing we had a few errands to run.  But when we did get home just after 6 she was still out cold.  Daddy carried her up to the top of the stairs and had to set her down to open the door.  She collapsed on the ground outside our apartment and wouldn't budge.  Daddy went back out to get her and laid her down in her bed. 
She slept till about 3 am. She woke me up saying she had to go potty. Then she needed a drink.  Then I scooped her up to put her back in bed and she said in her small tired voice, "I love you so much momma"  Oh that just melted my heart at 3 am.  I love her so much too! 
Naturally she couldn't go back to sleep in her bed so she climbed in bed with us, and for once I didn't mind.  She slept till 8:30 am. 

That was one tired girl!

Hopefully she continues to love school so much!
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Monday, August 5, 2013

8 months

Weight 19 lbs
Height (not measured, no dr appt this month)


Favorite toy: eggs, loves holding them and playing with them

On 8/4 he crawled for the first time to get this giraffe

A few days later he pulled himself up to play with this toy

He can't quite walk with it yet, but he is trying

So proud!  He knows he is big.
 

With crawling is the ability to get into the kitchen...So I put up a blockade...it didnt work very well.

He is too smart for his own good.  But he did get stuck like that and start crying, poor thing.
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Friday, July 5, 2013

7 months

My baby boy loves smiling so pretty for the camera!


7 months just as every other month sure does fly by

Little brother at the zoo.  Still content just sitting in the carseat being pushed around on a very hot day

Loves this fork.  He carries it with him everywhere, and naturally falls asleep with it :)

Enjoys new outings at the library for story time

Loves playing with sister and putting everything in his mouth

Sister loves playing with him and making faces for the camera

Enjoys playing with barbies too.  Pretty much will play/eat with anything he finds on the floor.  He can sit, scoot, roll, but can't crawl yet.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

E's 3rd Birthday Party


Well my sweet little girl has turned 3!  I am not sure how she got so big, but we had a fun time planning this party.  She pretty much just loves every princess.  She will go through a phase where she will only watch Little Mermaid one week and Aladdin the next, and Pochantas the next, etc.
So instead of throwing a Cinderella or Ariel Party we just did a Princess Party at the Splash Pad. 

I invited a lot of friends, so I made a castle cake, ignore my ugly pan...
and later you will see the cookie cake, yum!


Ethan enjoyed playing with her balloons too!


Getting the party set up


The guests and food
 
 


Ethan just chilling...


This cookie cake was the best decision of the whole party!


Singing Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl, she got shy and hid under the table


Enjoying her cake


a little too much :)


It was a little chilly when they got wet, with all our lovely Amarillo wind.
 
Our dear friend G. R. loves snuggling with our little man.


Presents time! She got lots of awesome Princessy and bubbly gifts!
 
 


Showing off her loot


Modeling her Rapunzel dress I made
 
 
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