Saturday, October 18, 2014

Reading and Writing

I am amazed every day when Lillian and Claire step off the school bus and share with me what they are learning at school. They started the year already knowing all of their letters and most of their sounds, but now they are taking it a step further. Now they are mastering their sight words and using "kindergarten" writing to write notes, lists and stories. They come home singing songs with the days of the week and months of the year. Claire loves reading and does an amazing job sounding out the words she isn't sure of. Lillian is our artist and is creating daily. She is always coloring in her coloring books of free drawing some beautiful pictures.
Next week we will attend their first quarter parent teacher conferences and I have no doubt we will hear many positive things.
I have some super cute pictures I wanted to add to this post, but the blogger app is acting up, so those will have to wait.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

LOVE

We are so incredibly blessed to have these three amazing kiddos. I love them so much!
 




Friday, October 3, 2014

Henry's Dedication

On September 21, 2014 we had Henry dedicated at church. Here are a few pictures from during the service. The second one is my favorite. Our Pastor just finished making a cross on Henry's forehead and smiled at him, Henry gave the biggest grin in return that the entire congregation was able to see from the stage. He is such a ham! I am thankful Josh's parents were able to join us, my mom and Billy attended and we also had many friends who were able to join us for service. Henry, Lillian and Claire all were fantastic being on stage in front of everyone and very well behaved.
 





Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Henry is 4 Months

Henry is 4 months old and growing like a weed! Seriously, he is growing so fast it is unreal.
 
Height: 27 inches - 97%
Weight: 17 pounds 5 ounces - 89%
 
He is only about 1 pound less and 1 inch less than what Lillian and Claire measured at 1 year old. He is long and lean, he really doesn't have that much chunk on him.
 
At 4 months:
 
His sleep is inconsistent, some nights he sleeps 7+ hours solid and others he wakes every few hours
He smiles all the time
Huge flirt with the ladies
Giggles more and more, especially when you give raspberries or kiss his neck
Eyes are officially brown
Hair is starting to lighten up
Nurses every 3 hours
Naps are becoming shorter and not as consistent
He loves being outside in the yard or walking to the bus stop with the girls
He has rolled from his back to his belly a few times, but never when anyone is watching
He rolls from his belly to his back
Loves being upright
Takes a pacifier!!!
Takes a bottle for Josh on those rare occasions I am out of the house with pumped breast milk
Wears 6 month clothes, but probably not for much longer
Swaddled for night time, but no longer for day time naps
Starting to take interest to the tv when it is turned on, mostly to cartoons Lillian and Claire watch
Bath time is still hit and miss, some days better than others
Smiles and giggles when we sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes" & "Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
Enjoys being snuggled in my Ergo carrier (I think we both like this one, I love kissing his head!)
 

 




We love this little guy to bits!