Wednesday, January 10, 2018

7.5 Years

Zane at age 7.5:
-4'4.5" and 59 lbs
-size 8 clothes and size 3 shoe
-sleeps 8 PM-6:30 AM
-never stops whistling. Ever.
-still our most avid reader 
-played flag football this fall and playing basketball this winter
-taking piano lessons. The jury is still out on whether or not he likes it.
-enjoys anything with a remote control. Super excited about his first drone.


Tuesday, December 19, 2017

9 Years

The biggest guy at 9 years:
-4'10" and 80 lbs
-youth large (10/12) clothes and size 6 shoes
-sleeps 8 P.M.-6:30 A.M.
-tried football this fall. Decided he'd rather watch it than play it.
-playing basketball again. He really enjoys it.
-in his 2nd year of piano lessons and loves to play.
-latest obsessions are Ticket to Ride and paracord bracelets.
-loves to build. The boys have a fort in the backyard, and they are constantly adding to it or modifying it. This keeps them happy and busy longer than any other activity.
-in a phase where he only likes athletic pants. Won't wear jeans unless we make him.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

2.5 Years

Sweet Pea at 2 and a half:
-33 lbs and 38.5 inches
-4T clothes and size 8 shoes
-sleeps 8:30 P.M.-6:30 A.M. and takes a 2-hour nap
-loves all things girly. Dresses, high heels, jewelry, purses...
-naturally much neater and tidier than the boys
-favorite snack is nuts, especially almonds and cashews
-starting to pretend fun!
-wants to wear her Cinderella princess dress every single day
-girly, but also wants to do what her brothers do. The Cinderella princess dress goes in the sandbox, on the trampoline, and in the fort.
-definitely some 2-year-old attitude
-mimics Mommy. She'll be quite excited when she's old enough to fix hair, put on makeup, etc.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

5 Years

The sweet and feisty littlest guy at 5 years:
-4'1" and 53 lbs
-size 6 clothes and size 2 shoe
-sleeps 8 P.M. - 6:30 A.M.
-doing preschool 2 mornings a week and loving it
-recently dropped the training wheels from his bike and hasn't looked back
-still not very interested in reading but has taken quite an interest in math
-keeps up with his big brothers but also enjoys playing with his little sister
-curious about everything; loves to shadow adults and ask questions about what they are doing (especially Daddy and Grandpa)
-loves: scooter, bike, stories, art, Legos
-wanted a dinosaur birthday. He even wore a full dinosaur costume that Grandma made for Uncle Steve when he was 5. Rawr!

Monday, July 31, 2017

7 Years

The middlest boy at 7 years old:
-4'4.5" and 58 lbs
-size 7 clothes and size 2 shoes
-sleeps 8:30 PM-6:30 AM
-has a crime-fighting club and has built all sorts of crime-fighting tools from items found in the garage
-our pickiest eater but getting better!
-likes to tell jokes
-it may take him an hour to do a task but it will be done thoroughly
-still reads all the time
-loves to rollerblade
-enjoys his friends but is just as content to play by himself
-is usually pretending to be either Spiderman or a ninja

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

8.5 Years

The biggest guy at 8-and-a-half:

-4'9" and 74 lbs
-size 10 clothes and size 5 shoes
-sleeps 8:30 PM-6:00 AM
-favorites: Legos, cooking, the color blue, being in charge, electronics
-full speed ahead at all times
-loves trinkets and collectibles. Always asking for more storage spaces because he can't part with any of them.
-often asks to make us breakfast in bed. Yes, please.
-getting pretty good at mowing the yard, woohoo!
-always thinking of things to save his money for. Rarely actually saving it.
-has the best mom in the world (this is what he told me to write when I asked him. I wonder what he wants?)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Two Years

Kya turned 2! We are starting to see a bit of that 2-year-old behavior, but for the most part her disposition is still sweet. At 2:
-31.5 lbs and 36 inches
-3T clothes and size 7 shoes
-sleeps 8 PM-7 AM and takes a 1.5-hour nap
-20 teeth
-still loves puppies and babies
-possibly our most polite child...usually says please and thank-you
-obsessed with shoes and wants to pick out her own
-loves to chew gum
-since she's around boys so much, she really notices when another girl is around and tries to imitate them
-often tells us she's a ballerina
-somewhat independent. When we ask if she needs help, she says, "I help myself."
-favorites: cuties, baths, her Daddy, the color pink

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

4.5 Years

Our sweet, big-eyed, expressive, loud Thing 3 at four-and-a-half:

-3'10" and 38 lbs
-size 6 clothes and size 1 shoes
-sleeps 8 PM-6:30 AM
-favorite color has changed to purple
-other current favorites: Legos, dinosaurs, tree-climbing, digging, food, dogs
-budding artist. He's very careful and thorough when drawing or coloring.
-not terribly interested in learning to read but loves to write. Often copies from books, signs, movie covers, etc.
-friendly kid who loves to talk to anyone who will listen

Thursday, April 13, 2017

21 Months

Probably time for the 21-month post (since she's 23 months!). Kya at 21 months:

-30 lbs and 35 inches
-2T clothes and size 6 shoes
-sleeps 8 PM-6:30 AM and takes a 1.5-hour nap
-no haircut yet, although there is finally enough hair to clip in a bow!
-16 teeth
-definitely a girl: talks all the time and even tells us how she feels
-has a pretty good little pout and has developed quite an ear-piercing scream
-adores her big brothers
-loves all animals but especially puppies

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

6.5 Years

The pose I made him do:
 And the poses he wanted to do:

Zane at 6.5:
-4'2" and 55 lbs
-size 6 clothes and size 2 shoe
-sleeps 8 PM-6:30 AM
-4 teeth lost
-still the laid-back one of the boys
-enjoying kindergarten and especially loves math
-if you can't find him, he's most likely off reading a book, out in the "woods," or building with Legos
-playing basketball for the first time and loving it
-constantly whistling or daydreaming. Or both.
-into skateboarding and rollerblading
-kind, generous, big-hearted kid