Friday, January 30, 2015

8 Months Old

Our little big guy is 8 months old today! He is so full of spunk and love. Henry adores his big sisters and squeals with excitement when he sees the bus pull up to the front of the house after school. He smiles when Josh calls and he hears the set ring tone I have for his daddy.
At 8 months old:
-5 teeth, one on the top, four on the bottom and working on another top tooth
-sits up on his own from a laying down position
-loves to feed himself beginner finger foods
-enjoys pureed fruits more than veggies
-nurses every 3-4 hours during the day
-rolls and scoots to move around
-crawls backwards, but not forward movement yet
-pulls up to knees and occasionally to feet
-still practicing taking a bottle of breast milk so mama can have more than a few hours away
-usually takes two naps a day, morning and afternoon
-sleep is still unpredictable at night, but getting better.
-wears 9 month and sometimes 12 month clothes
Henry puts everything he can in his mouth and is always on the move, as seen in the pictures I tried taking this morning. The 8 month sticker lasted only seconds on the pillow before he tore it and put it in his mouth. He didn't want to sit still or show his adorable grin to me while taking pictures. 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Numbers at 6

Last week Thursday we took Lillian and Claire for their 6 year check up.

Height - 43 3/4" 21%
Weight - 39.5lbs 17%

Height - 44. 1/4" 30%
Weight - 41.5lbs 29%

They are still peanuts and still perfect.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Henry 7 Months Old

Our little man is 7 months old now and amazing as ever. I had the 7 months sticker on the pillow, like I have had ever other month, but as soon as I put him in the chair to take his picture he ripped the sticker off of the pillow and tried to eat it. At 7 months, Henry puts everything he can in his mouth and is very curious about the world around him. He had little interest in sitting still so I could take a few pictures, so all I have are these few not so great ones, but it is better than nothing for a monthly picture.
At 7 months old:
Sleep is still inconsistent at night
He has 4 teeth, all on the bottom
Nurses about every 3 hours during the day
Loves pureed fruits and tolerates some veggies (who would want vegetables after trying sweet fruits?)
Starting some finger foods, gets excited when he sees the big yellow box of Cheerios.
Has been introduced to a sippy cup, but has no idea yet how to work it properly
Sits for longer periods of time without assistance
Rolls all over the floor to get what he wants
Gets on hands and knees and rocks
Wiggles himself backwards and rotates, but no forward movement
Loves to snuggle (I love it too)
Giggles while bouncing in the jumper
He is always taking his socks off and puts them in his mouth
Everything goes in his mouth
Reaches out to be held
Wears 9 month clothes


Henry is such a happy little guy. He has the best smile and giggle (I think I have said that the past few months). He, without a doubt, was the highlight of our 2014.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Highlights at 6 Years Old

I was going to wait until after Lillian and Claire's 6 year well visits to the doctor to post, but since it isn't for another week, I decided that was too long to wait. I wanted all of their 6 year measurements included in the post to make it complete, but guess I'll have to type up something next week with those.

Lillian at 6 years old:

Favorite color is yellow
Wants to be an art teacher when she grows up
Loves anything crafty and fashion related
Enjoys building with Legos, playing with Barbie's, drawing, and pretend play
Favorite books are anything with Fancy Nancy
Favorite movie is Frozen, loves Elsa
Enjoys singing, dancing and acting
Loves mustard on everything, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, French fries, etc.
Favorite subjects in school are math and art

Claire at 6 years old:

Favorite color is pink
Enjoys reading and writing
Favorite books are anything with Fancy Nancy
Loves making Henry giggle
Enjoys drawing and crafting, building with Legos and Barbie
Favorite animal is a giraffe
Favorite food is Mac and Cheese
Complete pack-rat and doesn't want to throw anything away. Ever!
Favorite subject in school is art

They both have grown leaps and bounds with their speech and meet twice a week with their speech therapist at school. They enjoy school, Daisy Girl Scouts, playing with friends, attending church, and adore Henry. They have been cruising through their sight words at school and enjoy reading everything possible. They love playing Wii with Daddy.

Lillian and Claire are growing way too fast for us, but are still the most amazing, kind and loving little girls.

Monday, December 29, 2014

6 Years Old

On Monday Lillian and Claire turned 6 years old. They have been so excited for the birthday for months. Lillian even complained that it has been 100 years since their last birthday and why does everyone else get a birthday before them. Their day finally arrived and my baby girls are now 6 years old!
We made it a fun filled family day for them. The day started with them running out of their room with a door way covered in streamers, the hall was decorated in streams and they also hung all over the living room. The living room had balloons and their gifts were sitting out waiting to be opened. After opening gifts we made chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast and spent the morning lounging watching cartoons and making birthday cakes while Josh and I took turns getting ready for the day and Henry took a nap. For lunch they requested McDonald's. They asked a few days prior if we could go to the bowling alley so they could play the arcade games, we de decided to take them to Chuck E Cheese for the first time to play games. They loved it! We bought a ton of tokens and spent hours playing games. They especially loved the bumper cars. After all of their hard work winning tickets, they both left with a silly straw, Laffy Taffy and a box of Nerds.
When we arrived home they had a Nerf war with Josh playing with their new crossbows. We had Grandma Pattie, Grandpa Jim and Aunt Maggie over for pizza, cake and more presents.
Every night at dinner we discuss our highs and lows of the day. They both declared the entire day was their high and they didn't have a low. I would call that a birthday success.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Henry is 6 Months Old

Henry turned 6 months old on Sunday. I can't believe he is already halfway through his first year of life! Where has the time gone? He is an amazing little guy and has the most infectious smile. Seriously, this guy flashes that grin and shows his dimples, you can't help but smile right back at him.
At 6 months:
Nurses every 3-4 hours
Squeals with excitement when he sees food coming his way.
Loves apples and pears, does not like green beans.
Sleep is still all over the place, but most nights will only wake once if at all.
Naps are starting to get longer and fall on a more regular schedule.
Has his first tooth (came in on Sunday as well)
Wants to sleep on his tummy
Reaches out when wanting someone
Grabs at everything!
Loves bath time and his big blue fluffy towel (thanks Warner family!)
He is a bouncing bean in his jumper.
Sits unassisted, but doesn't last more than a minute tops.
Tried to put everything in his mouth and gets angry if something won't fit.
Height - 28 3/4 inches
Weight - 18 lb 15oz

Without a doubt, he is the best!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Kindergarten School Pictures

School pictures. Oh, how I strongly dislike posed and fake smiled school pictures. By the time the girls sit on the stool in front of an ugly back drop, their hair is wild and the photographers have apparently lost their tricks to get the kids to give a real smile. Another reason I strongly dislike school pictures, they make you select your overpriced photo package before the pictures are even taken. We debated whether or not to order photos, but decided to purchase the CD and the class picture. If there was an option for just the class picture we probably would have done that, but with the CD at least we can print photos in the sizes we want at a much better rate than what the photo company charges.  All that being said, here are Lillian and Claire's fall school pictures with their wild hair and fake smiles. We had an option to retake, but let's face it, they would end up looking exactly the same, just with dinner outfits.