Lydia - 17 more days until our first baby goes to kindergarten. She is 100% ready but mom is going to be a mess letting her go that first day. She is so brilliant. She can ready almost anything and sound out other big words. She can open the paper or any adult book and read. She likes to sit with us and add and subtract numbers. This summer she has had many camps because she just adores the social interaction. She asks every night what are we doing then after the morning activity she wants to have another activity/playdate! She only naps maybe one day a week when she is super tired. she has rest time instead but by 7pm she is so tired!!! She always wants to dress to the 9s and adores her stick on earrings. she doesn't want to put her hair up or back even when it is hot though. She likes to wear it down and doesn't like to brush it much. she likes to eat eggs, raisin bran, waffles, cream of wheat for breakfast. she is a very good helper 99% of the time. She will run up the stairs and get the boys shoes etc. She will help mom up from the couch when super pregnant. She can not wait for Jake to arrive!!! She wants to hold him all day long she said. she sits with luke in the back of the car now and helps him put his seatbelt on each time! This summer she has really started swimming well! She went off the diving board for the first time and then 3 weeks later went off the 5 meeter platform!!!! She was so brave. It took her 2 times looking and walking down the steps but then her friend Malia jumped and she followed after. After the first time she went off many times! Froto Beekins is what jeff usually calls her. she asks jeff if she looks pretty. she likes when luke sleeps in her bed with her. She gets scared easily. always asks us - is everything ok? she is Obsessed with the phone, texting people, facebook, calling people, asking - who is it as soon as the phone rings.
Luke - Loves drawing and coloring now. He plays so very well by himself at home and his toys and usually Drew. He likes to color with the markers that don't show up unless on special paper. He also likes any cars, little animal toys, and his scooter. He is super silly and talks moron all the time. Jeff and him talk back and forth in moron and laugh together! When he gets mad he calls me bad mommy. Minawash, sir gooey, beh beh beh beh. When jeff comes home he yells weekend to Luke and points at him. Luke yells weekend back at him points at him. super cute! Luke is the one that wrestles the most with jeff without crying or complaining about it. drew and him are in the room together now but luke likes to sleep in our bed and be moved when we come up or sleep with Lydia. he naps everyday but plays in his bed for a bit before falling asleep. He gets to stay up an hour later than the other two and is so sweet and loving during that time. He either plays well or snuggles with us on the couch during that time. He calls me sweetie mommy! He is extremely loving and shows it. He takes our hands and kisses our palms. He doesn't eat well at meals. Breakfast is the best for him but he loves to have toys at the table and doesn't sit well at the table at all now. We really have to encourage him to eat and keep sitting. he doesn't like to be away from us much. he doesn't like to go to camp but when he is there he has fun as long as charelston or evan is there! he only has 2 camps this summer. He loves to jump into the pool in a silly way off the side of the pool. He isn't interested in swimming without his floatie. He is very happy with it on. he can put his own shoes on and dress himself. He loves teenage mutin ninja turtles, or batman, just because his friends introduced those characters to him. he has never watched the shows. Loves little einsteins tv. he has really smelly feet in the summer and laughs and wants jeff to smell them. Loves to eat turkey and strawberries. Obsessed with sticks and loves playing aqnd running around at park with his guy friends. He does like to push a little with his friends but I think its just to get their attention. So handsome and we tell him that, he gets silly or bashful. loves to watch playdough egg videos on our phones. excited for soccer this fall! says he wants to play with daddy the whole time.
Drew - Such a sweet loving baby but has just stared getting tons of personality!!! Loves to scream in the car and at the dinner table and tries to talk and tell us what he wants but its hard to figure out what he is saying. He has really started talking the last two weeks though. He says elmo, all of our names, mix, really repeats everything we say, puppy, ball, milk, mio (which means any drink), bug, butt, baby, even says Jakes name and knows he is in my belly. he is obsessed with jumping off the ottoman onto the couch and it makes me nervous. He loves playing any sport or throwing any ball. He goes to sleep and nap so easily. He likes to read books with you then you just place him in his crib with his binki (ebbee) and he is out. He likes to get naked or just take his shirt off. We have to tell him to keep his diaper on or bugs with get his bottom. When Luke comes down from his nap Drew runs to him to hug and kiss him like he hasn't seen him in months. Its adorable. When Drew gets mad he tries to bite or scratch and gets cute mad face. Jeff gives him mouth kiss which is a little kiss on the side of his mouth and he HATES it. He comes running to me and wants me to rub it off. As long as I rub it off he is fine and runs back to jeff to wrestle and get in the mix. Has to kiss and hug jeff when he goes to work and asks wheres daddy all day. He has cute birdlurds when he wakes. His little forehead scar from running into the kitchen door frame is looking a little better but he fell outside while running with his chicken wing arms and opened it up a bit again and made a big bump right at the scar. He likes to jump/fall into you from the side of the pool but always has to be held because he is too skinny to fit in the floatie and is scared a little and needs you to hold him. squeezes faces with his fingers and nails. takes him shoes off in the car and screams for elmo video in car.