Tuesday, March 18, 2014

March 2014

Hi our three little loves. Here are some new happenings:

Lydia, (almost 4yrs old)
Noodle head pasta Lydia wants to nickname her friends at school silly Moron nicknames
Very helpful but also likes to tell Luke what to do and not to do
Can peddle tricycle
Can type her name, Luke's, and drews

Luke, (almost 2.5yrs old)
Wants to know everything's name- he says "Name name"
Says You're welcome instead of Thank you
Names of animals Benny bear, Max mouse, Peter the puppy
Kids climb into crib with Drew
Roll with dooky
Knows all his letters, colors, and numbers

Drew, (six months old)
Eats rice cereal other kids didn't
Only loud and frustrated when food isn't fed fast enough to him
Getting two front bottom teeth
Getting close to sitting on your own
Rolls all over the floor by himelf now
Loves to take socks off
Big giggler



We love you all so much,
Mommy & Daddy

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February 2014

lydia - getting so big, can do so many things by yourself like dressing, you want to wear all dresses, perfume, but don’t like to do your hair. love doc mcstuffins, always asks what kind of cake other people want for their birthday (tell birthday story about dixon's house and missing the song, very caring - say things like "oh mommy let me help you" "you look like you have your hands full" or "what can i help you with" loves holding drew but still 100% good at it. still whine and cry for attention, starting to decrease amount of naps but loses it at night if you don’t have a nap

luke - says mommapie, daddypie, mimipie (especially when calling for us after sleeping or when hugging or kissing us) sleeps with bear, moose, and dog and two blankets and wants to bring them downstairs. loves to sleep with his fire truck "ire uck" sheets. wants to take off his own coat and loves his "luke hat", loves to draw and paint, moves animals in and out of his truck over and over, had melt downs the last week or two including - wanting to eat out of the bag of cheetos for dinner, eating pretzels out of the trash can, getting in bath with all of clothes on. getting better at talking but still difficult to understand all that he wants so he gets frustrated,


Drew - you eat so well without any bad tasting face, took the avocado and banana so well without any crying, ate so much and was whning a little for more when he had to wait for the next bite. eyes light up and smile comes when lydia feeds him, loves to put his toes in mouth now, starts crying when the older kids leave the room he is in - starting to love being with people, starting to roll over from back to stomach, always smiling, people say over and over that he is such a "pretty" baby, he could almost be a girl because his face is so perfect and beautiful, his cheeks and wrists are getting that baby chub!

Friday, December 27, 2013

December 2013

New happenings.......

Drew -
You love sucking your fingers - trying to figure out how to suck thumb or fingers spits binki out now, never stops smiling and laughing, love watching your siblings, gooey eyes all the time from clogged tear ducts, never cries unless hungry tired or wet, easy going go with the flow baby, don't know what color your eyes will be  - mommy thinks green or maybe blue, working on tummy time, sits well when put up on couch or chair, Luke and Lydi are constantly pushing and prodding loving on you, love your mobile in the crib and reading books with luke, lydia calls you my sweet baby, starting to reach and hold toys and rattles, love to talk giberish sounds, getting chubby cheeks, love being sung to and your head rubbed

Luke -
As soon as we get in the car you start pointing and saying "uck" mommy for any truck that passes, also obsessed with ariel and elmo movie in the car, constantly carrying your stack of books from your shelf/floor to the chair or from downstairs to up the stairs, has to carry a huge stack of them, don't like the shower  - say hot even if it isn’t but still love the bath, like stacking blocks, legos, doing animal and car puzzles, taking the animal and sesame street ornaments off tree, using two-3 words together now, started climbing out of crib very early even when we put mattress on the floor so we put you to sleep in jeans for 3 days and you forgot about crawling out, just able to part your hair now, want to play at lydi’s school every time we drop her off, protective and loving toward goppy, ask for eggies and milk every morning, calls Santa tata, our elf Frank, wants to talk on the phone to uncle paul and grandmas, you think all calls are facetime, so you will hold the phone up to a book or the elf so the other person can see it you think, asked santa for " elmo uck" at first you were scared of santa but then you sat next to him and at the end he hugged you.

Lydia -

getting so mature but already has attitude with deep sighs and eye rolls, adores school especially music class, very girls and loves purses, stick on earings, necklaces, asked santa for a princess watch and princess playdough, you are very helpful when you want to be, very polite, we have to ask you to get dressed about 5 times before you will do it, loves to color and play pladough, you make bday cakes with playdough and sing happy bday, love to wear your pink cowboy boots, wants to take your doll everywhere, has a new name for the dolly every day, can read the stocking names at mimi's house perfectly, know all your numbers and letters, still obsessed with facebook because of peoples pictures, still come in our bed almost every night to snuggle with daddy, says sayings like mommy - take your time, sorry its taking a while, do you mind - love to joke with daddy and wrestle on the ground and couch, very independent, tells us not to argue (story about happy family), took luke and Lydi to first movie frozen (you both sat on daddy’s lap), very inquisitive about the elf and his magic and how santa’s sled flies and such

Love you three so much!!!

Monday, October 28, 2013

October 2013

Hi three love bugs! Here are some new things going on with each of you:

Drew -
getting chubby - at 6 weeks you're already 9lbs3oz, we love when you smile. You love to stare at us in the eyes and try to make cooing sounds, we have had to keep the kids away from you because of croup and the kids can hardly stay away from kissing you, losing alot of your dark hair you were born with, we think your eyes will stay light - either green or blue, love your swing, working on tummy time but don't like to practice it. loves to fall asleep on our chests, you love watching sports in daddy's arms, gets really relaxed in dad's arms, likes his shhhhhh, very sweet easy go with the flow baby, GOPPY is your nickname (given to you by Luke)

Luke-
scared of the car wash drive through - cries the whole time, every other word out of your mouth is elmo, love your legos now and plays with lego car on the floor, still obsessed with the eeesh, started bringing your plate over to the sink like lydia does, wants to go to school with lydi every day, loves to climb UP the slide at the park, if we say bath time you start singing "ba ba ba bubbly bubbles", loves throwing the ball to daddy,mommy, and Lel a, loves drew and calls him Goppy, started brushing your teeth by yourself, mainly eats cheese yogurt eggs and chicken, wants an elmo cake for bday, going to the zoo for 2nd bday and having family over that night, going to richards on the 9th for his 2nd bday

Lydi -
loves playing with playdough now, reads books and makes up the funniest things for example today you said" ariel was a sweet princess and wanted to kiss her handsome prince. she went to the ocean but there was no water in it. She found her dog but he had no eyes." You always start and finish with once upon a time and they lived happily evea afta, your teacher said,"this class would be boring without Lydia" also said you have very high personal and verbal skills and are very polite. you whine alot and we have to tell you no whining,

loves the iphone and ipad still

Love always and forever, 
MOMMY AND DADDY (PANTS!)

Monday, September 23, 2013

September 2013

Drew is here (born 9/12/13), so we'll start with him this time.........

Drew- so surprised when he came out with long dark hair, so little at
6lb 6oz, long skinny legs and arms but big knobby knees like daddy, long
eyelashes, not sure if he will have blue green or brown eyes but mommy
thinks green, loves being swaddled, took a bottle and formula very
well and quick to learn, breast feeds like a champ- was back to birth
weight by day 6, kids adore him and Luke calls him baby Gop, very easy
going and laid back baby, hair colic in front hair line that parts
down the middle, all our family is in love with him, likes to be super
warm with two swaddles and a hat to sleep

Luke - is in an Elmo phase right now. He loved Elmo videos on my
phone, DVDs, stuffed animals and on tv, loves drew and say hi baby and
gives him back pats, he had never been mean or jealous but had tried
to love him too hard by hugging him tight, he's obsessed with Jeff's
shoes and puts then on many mornings, his favorite foods now are
yogurt, cheese, and eggs, his favorite book is goodnight baseball,
likes to say ah back pats and ah treat, he's talking much more but understands
everything, loves the bath tub and sings ba ba ba bubbly bubbles, once
6:45 hits he gets super tired and wants to pass out, loves dropping
Lydi off at school and wants to stay and play

Lydi - rainbow room mon wed Friday, mrs smith and mrs soifer are her
teachers, loves the playdough, painting,  singing who who who are you
song, 7 kids in the class, teacher day Lydia is very good at cleaning
up after herself and being compassionate toward other classmates,
brought a spoon to school the day she was special person of the day,
overjoyed at being special person of the day, brushes her teeth and
hair by herself now, still naps well, bed at 8pm, iikes Cinderella and
little mermaid in the car, loves drew wants to hold him all the time,
tried to put him on her shoulder

We love you three so much,
Mommy and Daddy (pants)

Monday, August 19, 2013

August 2013

1 month until Laughlin Baby #3 arrives.

In sad news, your wonderful great grandma Marglous passed away this month on 8/7/13. While we're very sad that you will never really remember or know her, she lived a great life and we will have many stories to tell you when you are ready. 

New happenings:

Luke loves the vacuum, does everything Lydi does, can keep himself busy with balls and books, loves his big boy room, had to move books off his shelf because he wanted to read 16 per night, goes right to bed without any crying, sleeps with bear and moose from mimi's Alaska trip, does the serious look with scrunched eye brows when asking a question, obsessed with Mimi and scout, calls dogs "ruffs", always scratching up his knees and face, rubs his eyes hard when he gets grogy. You call your binki "eesh" which is adorable.


Lydi asks every person what their name is sometimes multiple times at zoo, restaurants, pool, park, grocery store, starts UUM preschool in 2 weeks, doesn't listen too well when she is outside running wont stop, wants to dress herself and is very adamant on wearing what she wants, wants to wear pants in 80 degree weather, loves her pink cowboy boots, other frequent questions she asks: "where's your daddy?" " what's your favorite color or favorite animal at the zoo?" What food did you order?" " can you drive or do you have to sit in a car seat?", asks to have sleepovers at Mimis and Grammy Ts, loves her princess scooter and helmet, super excited for the new baby, getting to be a good helper around the house

Love you both so much,
Mommy and Daddy

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

July 2013

Two months until baby #3. You guys are sooo cute.

Lydia - Some new things that you love are eating plain guacamole, earrings, necklaces, perfume, build a bear, Disney store, and all types of princess stuff. You keep telling us that you can't wait to meet, love, and hold our next baby. We know you'll be great because you're so great already with Lukey dookey. Your great at playing with him, sharing things, and giving him lots of hugs. You're going to be starting school in July and are so excited for it. We know you'll love all the people. We are a touch worried about your attitude. It's not very often, but when you have it you tend to yell and kick, which is not good at all in a school setting. Hopefully, that won't be happening there. This summer you have been practicing your swimming at the pool with daddy. You have to use your floatie unless daddy is practicing with you. If he is, then you jump off the side of the pool and swim to him. It's adorable. Just like daddy, you don't like the food on your plate to be touching too much. Sometimes daddy squeezes and kisses you too rough and that annoys you, but he just loves you sooooo much.

Luke - Some new things you love are little animals of all kinds, throwing things especially balls (sometimes you do it mad with a "temper face"), the slide in our back yard or really slides of any kinds, and you love your mimi so much. In church, during the "peace be with you" part of the mass, you love to put your little hand out and shake everyone's hand. It really is about the cutest thing we've ever seen. You have to shake everyone's hand and sometimes multiple times. At bedtime, you are now really obsessed with reading books. You keep saying, "book, book, book," until we read you at least a handful of books. You'll even get up out of the chair and our laps to go retrieve a new book and bring it back to us to read. You have an ENORMOUS fear of bugs of all types. You will point at one when you see one with a look of fear on your face and say "bug, bug, bug" to us. It's also extremely adorable. You also have this really cute run that you do. You take both of your hands and put them fully back behind you (like an airplane) while you run. It's really funny. You do it inside the house, but you really do it bigtime when you're outside in the yard.

We love you both so much and are so blessed to have children as wonderful as you.

Love you so huge,
Mommy and Daddy