Tuesday, June 24, 2014

June 2014

drew-  has 4 teeth on top 2 on bottom, starting to get on all 4s and rock back and forth, will roll multiple times to get to what he wants, loves talking with luke and lydia - they go back and forth with each other in the car and at the table, loves to eat cheerios, turkey, cheese, bananas, avocado, small pieces of chicken, is still breastfeeding but only in morning, naps, and night, grabs everything in sight and wants to put in mouth, loves lounging in the pool in his raft, super layed back and easy going but now on the move and super squirmy when you hold him or change diaper, he wants to play on the ground all the time and now gets sad when mommy or the kids leave the room he is in, hates wearing his sun hat, always giggling and smiling, loves being tickled and peak a boo, loves his wubanub binkis, has never worn shoes yet, not too fond of the bath, claps hands well, starting to wave, can give high fives to kids, loves playing with cars and trucks with luke

luke - starting to be able to understand him better but still broken sentences, doesn't want to potty train - says hes scared of the potty, obsessed with puzzles and very good at the usa map puzzle, loves trying on everyones shoes and says - i a socca playa, reads 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed by himself, needs to do everything himself - if i help him out of the car he has to climb back into the car and get out himself, still in crib but getting hard to go to sleep during naps a little, loves to swim with his floaty in the pool, does everything lydia does, bye bye night night bye bye deet, wants to hold and squeeze drew all the time, can say his prayer at night by himself and brush his teeth a little, hates going poopy - hurts his bottom and says don't touch me while he is pooping, still loves playing and lining his cars up perfectly in a row, has to have things just his way with lining toys up, wears high heels and makeup when lydi does, plays really well with Charleston, liam, and other boys, sings/screams let it go in the car, wants to pick out his own clothes, can put his own shoes on by himself but gets frustrated when his shoes come un velcroed, favorite food is cheese, grilled cheese, strawberries and milk

Lydi - smart and sassy but very caring considerate and sweet, pays well with charolotte, matt, and other kids, wants to be faster, taller, and older than her friends, loves sidewalk chalk scooter princess sprinkler, wants everyone to spell things for her and interested in sounding out words, can read names in my phone, loves playing games - headband game, go fish, candy land, matching, eye spy, does expressions like mommy and uses words like daddy "i'm sick of it", always wants to know where everyone is and where they are going, likes getting mail, runs to daddy when he gets home (with luke), needs to have constant activity, loved her pompom dance class with mrs west and is now in neighborhood camp, really wants to learn how to swim but still working on it. likes hanging with older girls like parker but still needs to learn how to share more, good at dribbling soccer ball, sings let it go and makes up song at end of the night about all the daily activities, does exactly what i tell her not to do, drama queen and cries at the drop of a hat, loves baby cousin amelia and can hold her very well, very motherly and nurturing, hates her hair brushed, wants to sit in the regular seat in the car and argues with me about it, gets couch time with mommy and daddy once boys go to sleep, loves dress up, eats well and even starting to eat salad

Monday, May 5, 2014

APRIL 2014

Drew- giggles when kiss neck, obsessed with grabbing the spoon when eating food so now have to give him a spoon to play with then feed with another, trying to talk but it's like a hollow groan. Loved reclining in pool chair in destin like lazy boy chair, loves when kids sing abcs and take me out to ball game- any crying and singing to him he stops, like jumping in jumper seat, leans forward in highchair at restaurants and eat it, obsessed with watching the kids, loves to sit and play with musical toys, when change diaper he reaches for lamp

Luke- loved raking and digging, running through puddles and chasing birds at Destin beach, loved daddy bouncing in pool but at times didn't want to get in the pool because it was wet:), sometimes wakes up from naps on wrong side of the bed and has grumpy face, confused at what he wants in bath no bath in bath no bath, loves his abc cardinal book and knows all the letters and numbers, wants to sleep with trucks, in destin slept in queen bed, won't share with lydi or Drew well, doesn't want to participate  at soccer yet, doesn't like us to brush his teeth and sometimes have to hold him down, addicted to sugar and Doritos, does EVERY single thing Lydia does including repeating what she says, chases birds up street into yards wants to touch- " i touch I touch", Talking much better, obsessed with goppy always hugging and kissing him still loves trucks, Legos, puzzle, calls us in at night and says ah oh mommy ah oh daddy meaning his blankets fell off him and he needs them back on- his little stall mechanism. Got car movie goggles and Spiderman underwear for Easter

Lydia- wants alone time, loves playing waitress, amazing memory including people's names and numbers (remembered the destin door code after us telling her once), doesn't listen to us sometimes and does it her way- other times is a super great helper, drama when tired especially- was crying because she didn't have her cowboy boots in destin and wanted to wear them to dinner, likes me to wrap her doll "like they do in the hospital", still has night terrors if no nap, starting to grow out of naps, loves to say nicknames for the boys- calls them strewman, druke, stewman, daddyshmaddy, had to teach her to count to five and deep breath when mad, her and Luke fight by Luke hitting her and her hitting back or squeezing his cheeks, loves to run in circles with Luke chasing her, loves playing hide and seek with Luke and daddy, likes playing games like memory candy land and headband guessing game, gets her privileges taken away when disobeys including sitting on the couch after boys go to sleep, obsessed with gum (only gets for special occasion) very picky of her clothes, talks and acts like an adult, got press on earrings, nail polish (which she's obsessed with) and doc mc stuffins goggles and underwear for Easter. Principal office for being mean to one of the boys

Love forever, mommy and daddy

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)