Our hands are full, but you should see our hearts!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Jack's 3 Year Stats

Weight: 32.6 lbs. (50th percentile)
Height: 39 3/4 in. (95th percentile)

Dr. says Jack will probably be 6'2 when he grows up.
He has met or exceeds all the developmental milestones.
Now, we just need to tackle potty training.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Who needs sleep?

We're spoiled with three kids who are usually great sleepers. Tonight, not so much.

7:30 pm: All three in bed and quiet.
9:00 pm: Mommy and Daddy are sleeping, too.
11:30 pm: Molly is up, crying. I go in to lay her back down and comfort.
11:48 pm: Molly is up, crying. I think she's warm so we go out to the kitchen for temp check, Tylenol, sippy cup, comfort and back to bed. Check on Jack. He's cool.
11:56 pm: Molly up, crying, comfort, etc.
12:48 am: Molly up. Comfort. Jackson up. Kitchen, Tylenol, sippy cup, he jabbers about candy. Sings Appletree, counts stars, says prayers.
1:17 am: Molly up. Out to chair to rock in the dark. Set a ten minute time limit. Didn't say a word to her, just rocked. Back to bed.
2:00 am: Mommy to couch because Daddy is snoring. Watching tv.
4:05 am: Alarm goes off. Time to work a full day with no hope for a nap.

At least Natalie slept all night...

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Twirling Ladybug

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Blue Eyed Son

Favorite Foods: Chicken nuggets, Goldfishes, hot dogs, french fries, taking one bite out of an apple

Favorite Things to Do: go for tractor rides, ride his bike, go make coffee and shake hands before church

Favorite TV shows: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Wonder Pets

Cute Things He Says: "You fetcha", "It sure is does", "Oh, gee, fanks", "What's next, Mommy/Daddy, what's next?", "Thanks, pal"

Greatest Frustrations: not potty trained, bullheadedness, need to have everything just right (OCDness)

Awesome Abilities: singing/dancing/drumming, using his imagination, bike riding, counting backwards (to blast off), dresses himself, says the whole supper prayer all by himself

Greatest Fears: loud noises and losing Blue Puppy

Best Attributes: tender-hearted, happy, polite, smart, loving

Funny Stuff He Does: puts crayons behind his ear like Papa holds his pencil, takes his shoes off on the step like Papa does, tries to wash Molly in the tub, has a super long routine for the tractors, knows most of the words to "Johnny's in the Basement"

Three seems to be a magical age when kids are stuck between being a baby and being a big kid. Jack still sucks his thumb when he's tired and is incredibly attached to Blue Puppy and snuggling Mommy and Daddy. However, he rides bikes, talks ALL the time, and is going to play tball this summer. I think this age is amazing since I'm not ready for my first baby to grow up, but I love watching him learn new things and experience the world.