Thursday, November 7, 2013

Family picture day - lots of pictures

Nate asked a friend from school to take some family pictures for us.  Of course it turned out to be rainy/drizzly that day, but we went for it anyways, and we are so glad.  They turned out great!  Much better than we expected actually, 3 year old + 9 month old = very unpredictable.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy Happy Birthday

My sweet baby girl is 3!  It is so hard to wrap my head around that fact, except for the part of she is so OBVIOUSLY 3 now!  Definitely has made the switch from toddler to preschooler. 

Fun Things About My Sweet Girl:

She has a vivid imagination, plays with "Blue Dragon" and his parents (they are red if you wondered), and makes up lots of other games, stories, and songs

My little girl who was once less than 10th percentile for height and weight is now 38" tall - 75th percentile, and 30.5 pounds, 50th percentile!  Way to go!

She is starting to learn her letters and numbers, knows her colors and some shapes

She loves reading and re-reading stories until she pretty much knows them by heart

She is a great big sister, most of the time, as long as Owen doesn't mind getting stepped on, tripped over, or things dropped on his head.  Mostly they have a good time together.

She is a great mix of typical "boy" and "girl"  She likes to play dress up, babies, dollhouse, and kitchen.  But she loves to play cars and jump in mud puddles and watch cartoons with tractors and trucks!  Oh, and play "Mr. Robbie, the handyman" with her tool set.

She still loves to cuddle, and when Owen is having a nap, will frequently come over to me with her blankie and Gilbert (the cat) and ask me to hold her.  I love that part!

Love spending my days with this sweet girl!

We had a great party for this birthday, kind of the first big party.  It was a lot of fun to plan, and fun for Morgan except she starting running a fever about 2 hours before the big event.  We made it through with some Tylenol, but by her actual birthday she was down with the flu.  Poor baby.  Then Owen got it (along with a head cold) day 5 you know who was down next!

 The Big Top themed party
 Granny and Papa came in for the big day!
 Everything a girl could want - bubbles
 chocolate cupcakes with marshmallows melted on top - she was very set on this, luckily for Dad who got to bring the blow torch to the birthday party.  Yeah, it didn't work.  Could have told us that before we tried (cupcake wrappers and blow torch, not a good combination)
 coloring with friends
 and presents!  (I made her this cape - woo woo! - apparently the crazy look on my face in this picture is a sense of pride, but mostly I just look insane, thanks for noticing!)
And the finale was the dance party!  Johnny B. Goode of course