Friday, December 5, 2014

November 2014

drew - drew started taking major steps at his 14 month bday mark. he is now walking from the kitchen to the tv room. he loves to eat and his favorite things now are mandarin oranges, turkey, string cheese, yogurt, grapes, graham crackers. He does this funny thing where he tries to give open mouth kisses but we are always afraid that he will bite down with his cute sharp teeth. he thinks that is so funny. he is super tickelish and giggles at everything. he is still such a sweet, loving, happy baby for sure. he still takes 2 naps a day and sleeps in his sleep sack but now he likes to go to sleep with his cup of milk. He is starting to LOVE reading books and touching all the pages. He understands many words and understands commands. he can nod his head yes and its super cute. he says momma and dadda and sometimes puppy. he is trying to talk more. he has had 3 ear infections in the last few months so hopefully he won't have anymore or the dr may have to put tubes in. He sleeps very well at night. Obsessed with binki still and wants to turn around in the car to see the movie. races around the ottoman with the kids giggling. He loves to play with trucks and blocks. he still doesn't like to sit in the bath but loves to stand at the faucet and bite the water as it comes out. he was a crab and frog for halloween. Nicknames: Dreddles, gip geech, goppy, drewman

luke - loves his cars and buses but is really into building blocks and houses for his little animals. he likes to categorize them into farm and zoo animals. his teachers say that he is advanced in the organization and matching and art areas. she was impressed that he organized his cars by color at school and lined them up perfectly. He loves to listen to books and asks many many questions. he doesn't like to eat much at all. obsessed with candy and chicken nuggets and mio drink. he won't sit in his chair at dinner well and hasn't been listening to us very much. when we put him in time out he just screams and throws things. he is scared of his daddy though. he never wants me to tell daddy any of the bad things he did while daddy was at work. he cuddles on the couch with daddy and in his book reading chair and they talk about how much they love each other. he wants to climb on everything and the winter is not going to be easy for him pent up in the house. his friends at school are liam, billy, evan, and charleston. his teachers say that he is a very good boy but sometimes pushes a little. no hitting, he saves that for home and hitting his sister. they chase each other around the house and luke just learned how to pull lydias hair. he sleeps in a twin bed on the floor now with truck sheets that he loves. on his bday cake he wanted horses and trucks! he LOVES play animals esp horses. he likes to make houses for them. Nicknames: Mankeeto tickle pits, The Duke of Dookey, Sugar-filled

lydia - is getting to understand other peoples feelings much better now and really tries to behave most of the time. She takes naps about every other day and has a big bed in her room now. She  loves to paint her nails and put on pretend makeup. She wears her sequin purse that jodi gave her to school each day and has lipstick and change in it. she dresses herself in funny outfits and doesn't want to wear her hair up unless it is to dance class on Saturdays. she played soccer this fall and was aggressive and enjoyed it but didn't like when she got hurt. she is still a drama queen and says she has a boyfriend at school. for xmas she is going to get a bike and she wants stick on earrings. she loves to wear necklaces to school. She is very advanced in her letters and reading. She loves to read and can sound out many words. She has many books that she can read through already. She has a memory like no other. she understands so much and asks many questions. She is very close to God and prays at night very well. she can say the our father and hail mary already! she likes frozen movie songs but is scared of the movie at times. once she is overtired she loses it and causes a huge drama scene with friends or family. she is a good helper and likes to help set the table and will clean up her toys if she is praised during and after. Nicknames: bookenz kiss, me cuppy, meb kafleezgee, 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

August 2014

Lydi- Still sleeps in her toddler bed, she needs us to count to 4 and move our finger down from her forehead four times to nose each time she sleeps, likes door cracklied, dresses herself with Jewelry and stick on earrings and perfume, starting the shower by herself but still likes to play in there more than wash, best friends are Charlotte Kittner, Parker and frannie kluesner, loves to work on writing her numbers and letters, she is really starting to read and can spell many small words and sounds big ones out, bookey nickname, she likes to nickname the boys and Jeff, likes to wrestle with daddy but screams and laughs the whole time which mommy can't stand, loves the iPad and computer and phone - Facebook, can say our father prayer all by herself, starting to be really good in church, goes to Sunday school, will be in superstar preschool room, this fall doing soccer and dance, helps a good amount and loves being a caretaker, likes hide and seek, can really swim well now, can jump off diving board at farm and swim to shallow end, loves her nails painted, couch time after boys go to bed,

luke - puts shoes on opposite feet, has to wear socks even with sandles, starting to potty train, loves his spiderman and thomas tank engine underwear - has to dump his own pee in the potty and it gets it on his hands all the time also refuses to poop on the potty, obsessed with reading book before bed then putting them each in crib then climbing over the arm of the chair, needs all to be in same exact order, likes me to sing one boy song old mcdonald "farm song" and rock a bye baby. loves when daddy whispers in his ear he says "...gordock..." and daddy talks about what he loves about the day with Luke to him. loves kicking the soccer ball, throwing the ball, digging in the sand at the beach, jumping in the waves "watch out big one" we couldnt just say watch out - he would get mad we had to change it and add big one. loves his scooter and helmet and riding it in the park with jack ketcham, charleston perez, and knox alferman. loves breakfast but doesnt eat much meat and only wants to eat cheese fruit and dairy. obsessed with saying BOTH when given a choice - luke do you want juice or milk? Both Both! about to start school in the balloon room. mankiss and buddy hug are sayings with daddy. fit in the pic'sh, loves to "power bomb" daddy, when daddy leaves he comes to door to give high five and one more kiss. asks all day long "where's daddy? i say where do you think he is? he says "woork". on vacation he would ask jodi where's paul even when paul was standing right next to her and did that with each couple, will not stop "loving on" Drew but that is basically pulling and squeezing his arms and legs. when he has been sick he says kiss me goppy, says his prayers at night so cute and prayed for dog Piper on the other street. lydia takes care of him like she is his mommy and nurse

Drew- At 10.5 months started crawling and about 11 started pulling up on everything and taking steps while holding on, crawls everywhere in the house and puts everything in mouth, eats everything and lots of food, drinks regular milk now and nurses about twice a day, likes to chew on toys, has 4 teeth on bottom and 2 on top, loves when daddy tickles his arm pit and giggles really cute, Luke is constantly hugging and pulling and kissing him which now makes him cry, drewman dreedles, straight up nettes, kooman kettles, tuman tettles, stands up in crib now, has figured out that crying gets him attention, falls asleep on daddy's shoulder in the chair, likes to swing, still doesn't like the bath much but getting better, loves the pool, so adorable when he cuddles with you and puts cheeks on your cheek, loves to throw balls back and forth and even can throw to the dog and play fetch

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!!!