Friday, May 24, 2013
He has had a great year. His teachers always tell us about the leadership qualities he has and that he is going to be a director one day! Apparently, he lines all the kids up and leads them in song and play....on a daily basis:) It is so funny because at home he lets Maddie be the leader. I guess school is his time to try and be boss:) He recognizes his numbers 1-10, all of the letters, can write his name, and recognizes shapes. He does great at sitting still and paying attention which surprised me in the beginning. We thought he was going to be the wild man at school like he is at home:) We were wrong and are so proud of him.
Turner had a wonderful first year of preschool and has grown up so much!! Hoping he enjoys the summer even though he won't be going to school for a few months:)
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Just wanted to share a few pics of Harper from this week. Mimi bought is the stickers to use each month so I wanted to post some. I actually tried two different days and just couldn't get a good smile out of her. But we still think she is pretty cute:)
A few things I want to remember:
-she loves sucking her fingers. I think it is the cutest thing and she is the first one to do it. She takes a paci some, but doesn't sleep with it. I will sometimes hear her from our room sucking on her hand. I know this could be a hard habit to break, but today it is cute.
-Last night she slept from about 8:30 pm to almost 7 this morning!! She is definitely a good little sleeper. She usually only wakes up once and this was her second time to sleep through the night. I will take it!
I still have to post about Turners program once I download pics. Today summer break has officially begun and we are excited!! Planning on having lots of fun this summer!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
Mimi and Boo Boo met me up there to watch Maddie's program and help with the babies. Daddy had to work since it is the last week and Turner was at school. The kids sang a bunch of songs and then we went back to the classroom for a few minutes before we left. I will say this. Maddie was on the first row this time and could see Aubry perfectly. She sang better than she normally does because she spent the whole time trying to make Aubry laugh:) I am sure if anyone was watching her besides us, they thought she was a very silly girl!!
This year Maddie has learned to read, add and subtract, spell a TON of words, values of coins, how to write sentences and use punctuation marks, and so much more. We are amazed at how well she is reading. It seemed to happen overnight. She enjoys it which makes me happy, because I love to read. We are so proud of her and are looking forward to just having lots of family time this summer. I have missed her while she has been at school everyday. Between school, gymnastics, and church time at home seems rare. We are going to soak it up this summer!!
Maddie has been taking gymnastics on Wednesdays so hasn't been able to go to choir practice in over a month. So we thought she would just be sitting with us watching her brother. We got there and Mrs. Ashley grabbed her and asked her if she wanted to do it. Thank goodness I had put a cute outfit on her but I sure hadn't taken the time to do her hair:) She is quite the opposite of her brother. I am surprised she said she wanted to do it. She usually just stands there and looks nervous. She did sing some last night, but just isn't as animated as her brother on stage. And that is ok!!
Little Harper went to the nursery for the first time last night so we could enjoy the program. She cried quite a bit for them but they said she was fine. I kept checking on her. I knew she would probably be fussy but am so thankful for the workers and their willingness to keep the kids, even the fussy ones!!
It was a great way to start the week and I am getting everything ready to head to Maddie's celebration program in a bit. Praying both babies behave and that I can enjoy the program!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Yesterday was a fun busy day! We started off by going to Somerville for London and Cade's Thomas the Train party. They were so cute and everyone had a great time. I hate I didn't get a picture of the birthday kiddos but I did take a few of ours. Harper was pretty well behaved! We love this family and always love celebrating with them!
After the party we headed back into town. Daddy took Turner and H to get ice cream and I took Maddie to a swimming party. One of her gymnastics coachesbis graduating high school and will be going to UT in the fall. She had the girls over to swim. The water was cold, but the girls had a blast. I am so glad they enjoy each others company....they spend a LOT of time together. I love the moms as well and for that I am grateful.
This coming week is the last week of school and everyone has end of year programs. I will have lots to post! We are ending the week with a trip to Savannah. It will be Harper's first time amd we can't wait:)
Thursday, May 16, 2013
This week we went to a gastro and her pediatrician for her 2 month check up. She had to get her little booty stretched out (I know, tmi), but other than that.....we just have a colicy baby with reflux!!
Her diarrhea stopped three days ago and we are giving her Enfamil gentle ease which she seems to like. We are no longer giving her the rice cereal and yesterday she was a little piggy!! She ate every two hours! Considering last week she would hardly take a bottle, I would say she is feeling better:)
She weighed 11 lbs 3 oz and is 22 1/2 inches long. She is in 50th percentile in weight and height. She is smiling a lot more, making tons of sweet little noises, and still doing well at night. Last night we laid her down at 8:30 and she slept till 4:30 this morning! I will take it. She is not a fan of tummy time but we are working on it. She is enjoying being outside...in the shade. She is so fair unlike the other two. I see lots of sunscreen in our future.
Harper is such a blessing to us and it is crazy to me that she is already 2 months! We love her and want time to slow down!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
I am so blessed to be Maddie, Turner, and Harper's mommy and know what a huge responsibility comes along with that title. I had a great example growing up and am so thankful that I have been able to be at home these past two years with the kids. Harper is such a sweet addition to our family and I can't imagine life without any of them. It was a great day!!