Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Some Updates

This little guy is doing great! We took him to the doctor yesterday for his 6 month well-check. No problems with weight gain~He weighed 16lbs, 13oz (25%) & was 26in long (25%). As you can see from the picture, he is starting to try some people food. After reading THIS book, I am introducing food to David differently than I did Michael & Kate. I recommend this book if you are about to be in the baby food stage!
And we couldn't be happier with Kate & her progress with potty training. She is doing awesome!! I am so thankful that it was such an easy transition for her. And hallelujah for having only one child in diapers!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like...

Christmas!! I must say that I am thrilled to have almost all our shopping done! It's not even December yet & I already have wrapped gifts under our tree! (I was so stressed out last year that I am determined not to be this year!!) 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Phone Pics

A beautiful, fall morning before school
Michael's latest drawing of me :)
Love this pic of Michael, Molly & Kate playing together - such sweet 
I love my boys!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

David is 6 months old! 11-11-11

It is so hard to believe that David is already 6 months old! He is tons of fun & thankfully, so content! His favorites are: chewing on his hands & feet, playing in the exersaucer, watching Michael & Kate, blowing bubbles with his lips and rolling over. The playmat is not his favorite anymore since it keeps him from seeing what is going on! We love you David! 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

tHiS wEeK -

Do you like my use of lower case & capital letters in the title? It is to represent all the shaking that has gone on in OK this past week! Earthquakes, thunderstorms and tornadoes, oh my. 
 Michael has been doing a great job making his bed each morning! 
 On Monday after we picked Michael up from school I felt unusually spontaneous. State Farm was doing a special Cars 2 promotion at our local mall. So the kids & I went to stand in line for 45 minutes - they loved the life-size Mater & Lightening McQueen. They also gave the kids totebags full of goodies - Lightening McQueen beach towels, key chains, coloring books, etc. It was definitely worth our time & lots of fun! 

Michael has been learning about family in his Pre-K class this week & he had to draw a family crest - I drew the outline of the crest, but he drew everything else (except he had me draw the football & the dog :) He did such a great job writing our last name - his handwriting has drastically improved in these few months of pre-k so far! The top left is Daddy, Kate & Michael playing football. The top right is his favorite food, grilled cheese & the bottom section is our family - Daddy, Mommy, Michael, Kate, David and Matthew. Love it :) 
A few other random tid-bits - 
~I stood at Michael's door the other night when he was supposed to be falling asleep. He was singing, "If you throw a fit, you might get in trouble. If you do mean things, you might get in trouble. If you take a toy away, that's not sharrrringggg. You should get another toy instead." He kept singing it over & over, making it up as he went. Too funny.
~Kate climbed out of her crib after her nap on Nov. 1. Michael never did this. She was having trouble napping that day. I was in the kitchen & heard her door open & her crying get louder & louder - she came up to me & said, "Mommy, I hit my head." Thankfully she hasn't done it again :) As I type this, she is taking her nap in big girl panties! We started potty training yesterday & she is doing good so far! Michael loves helping cheer her on & giving her stickers!
~Michael asked me the other day, "Mommy, how old are you?" 33. "How old is Daddy?" 31. "Are you serious?!" Ha! 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Family Photos - Fall 2011

I went out on a limb and bought a Groupon for a local photographer that I knew nothing about - we met at a beautiful park nearby, and I'm so happy with the results. Here are some favorites -
 Love this one of David - captures him perfectly at 5 months old
 Family shot - Gotta love Michael's smirk :)

I love how Michael is peeking around me to look at David. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Halloween!

We enjoyed trick-or-treating in our new neighborhood this year. The kids had a blast. Michael told me a few weeks prior that he wanted to be Lightening McQueen. After a little online research I found him this cute race car jumpsuit. Kate loved being a princess - she told me several times that night, "My skirt is pretty Mommy. Pretty skirt!" David was thrilled to have a cute pumpkin hat & booties :) Andy & I laughed at how the kids carried their candy buckets - Michael carried his with the handle in his hand. Kate  treated it like a purse & carried it on her arm. Too funny.