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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

8 Years

Ah, the 8-year-old. Here's his picture:


 Here's his picture when we told him to smile:

 and act excited:

Crazy kid. Brock at 8 years:

-4'7" and 67 lbs
-size 8/10 or large clothes and size 4 shoe
-sleeps 8:30 PM-6 AM
-can be an excellent big brother or a tormenting big brother, depending on his mood
-speaking of moods, you'd think the kid was already a teenager
-continues to be incredibly helpful
-still leaves what we affectionately refer to as "Brock trails" (messes everywhere he goes)
-has a million ideas and always has a project going. The projects are usually awesome but tend to leave Brock trails.
-budding entrepreneur. I'm forever finding business plans he's written.
-loves to ripstick and can now land an aerial and a 180 on the trampoline
-doing well in school though he hates to sit still for it
-rode his first big roller coasters this summer and is now obsessed. Seriously, he talks about roller coasters EVERY. DAY. He has also started building his own with Knex, which is pretty cool.

We love you, big guy, and we're excited to see what God does with your life!

18 Months


The littlest munchkin at 18 months:

-34 inches and 27.5 lbs
-2T clothes and size 7 shoe
-sleeps 8 PM-6 AM and takes a 2-hour nap
-slightly more hair...perhaps she'll need the first haircut before she turns 2?
-16 teeth
-speech has really taken off in the last couple of months. She uses quite a few phrases and short sentences.
-continues to love babies, puppies, and shoes
-any time music comes on she shows us her dance moves
-sits for long periods looking through books
-absolute favorite food is trail mix. She asks for it multiple times a day.
-has started singing. It's precious.
-loves to bounce on the big trampoline.

We love this Sweet Pea!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Four Years


Lots of life, lots of sweet, lots of stubborn. Cade at 4 years:
 
-3'9'' and 45 lbs
-Size 5 clothes and size 13 shoes
-Sleeps 8 P.M.-6:30 A.M. and naps about half the time. Tends to be a bear by 5 P.M. when he doesn't nap.
-Favorite color is still yellow
-Has some pretty strong opinions and occasionally becomes a force to be reckoned with when his expectations aren't met
-Still mostly sweet and loves to cuddle, read books, and play with Mommy and Daddy
-Keeps us laughing with hilarious facial expressions when he talks
-Has difficulty speaking in a normal volume. 90% of the time his comments come out as a shout.
-Loves playing with his big brothers and is super sweet with his little sister
-Loves to pretend he is a "dad lion"
 



Saturday, August 27, 2016

15 Months


She's quite girly, but you can also tell she has 3 big brothers! Miss K at 15 months:

-32 inches and 25.5 pounds
-2T clothes
-size 5 shoes
-sleeps 8 P.M.-6:30 A.M. and naps 1.5 hours
-10 teeth
-Favorite phrase: "Bye, guys." Said as she grins, waves, and walks out the door.
-She has a decent vocabulary but really doesn't talk that much.
-loves being outside and playing on the trampoline
-the girly side: babies, shoes, jewelry, puppies, dancing
-makes school difficult for us as she enjoys scaling the table and munching crayons
-continues to be pretty calm and laid-back. Sits and plays by herself or looks at books for long stretches of times.
-still not much hair. At least we don't have to brush it!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

6 Years


This big-hearted boy is 6! Zane at 6 years old:
 
-4'1" and 52 lbs
-size 6 clothes and size 1 shoe
-sleeps 8:30 P.M.-7 A.M. He's our one kid who will sleep in...if you can count 7 as sleeping in.
-3 teeth lost
-avid reader. We have to make this kid put down his books to do other activities and have conversations.
-quite excited to start kindergarten. He could have started last year, but we waited since he has a summer birthday. He's definitely ready and asked me if we could start this week. Let's hope the enthusiasm lasts!
-still has a bit of a temper, but he's learning better how to deal with it.
-he's our quiet one, or--in David's words--NOT our squeaky wheel. He listens and observes.
-he loves to be silly, though, and can be quite the wild man when he gets wound up.
-wants to be a missionary.


Monday, June 20, 2016

7.5 Years


Good grief. He used to fit in that truck. Like his whole entire body. Slow down, child!
Brock at 7.5:
-4'6" and 65 lbs
-Size 8 or 10 clothes and size 4 shoe
-Sleeps 8:30 P.M.-6 A.M.
-enjoyed basketball and soccer this year but insists that he wants to try gymnastics now
-this kid is very capable and super helpful around the house. I sure do notice when he's gone and I have to do things like unload the dishwasher!
-he does, however, leave trails wherever he goes. We are still working on that whole clean-up-after-yourself thing.
-this is probably because he's full speed ahead at all times. Who has time to clean up what they just did? On to the next thing!
-his leadership skills (ahem, Mr. Bossy Pants) are still intact.
-loves to give gifts. This is definitely his love language.
 

Monday, June 13, 2016

One Year


Little Miss is a year old! This sweet snugglebug is a joy to us all. At 1 year:

-24 lbs and 30 inches
-size 4 shoes
-18-month and 2T clothes
-sleeps 8 PM-6 AM and naps 1.5 hours midday
-10 teeth
-some of her favorite foods are rice, watermelon, pizza, and peas. Very favorite is bananas, which she asks for 20 times a day.
-she also eats rocks, sand, and chalk. Uh...?
-in her 11-month post I mentioned that she rarely climbs things. I shouldn't have said that.
-several words are becoming more clear and she has recently added some new ones
-enjoys the slide but isn't a big fan of the swing.
-biggest loves right now are baby dolls, dogs, and the trampoline.
-seems to really enjoy music. She loves to dance, and she likes to do actions to songs like "Itsy Bitsy Spider."


Wednesday, June 1, 2016

3.5 Years

 
This kid. He's 3-and-a-half, and....well, he's 3-and-a-half. Super sweet one minute; Mr. Attitude the next. We really can't decide whether to smile or pull our hair out. At 3.5:
 
-43 inches and 43 lbs
-size 4 clothes and size 12 shoes
-sleeps 7:30 P.M.-6 A.M. and only naps occasionally
-daytime potty-trained and getting close on nights
-is right in the mix with everything his big brothers do: tree-climbing, bike and scooter-riding, Lego-building, etc.
-has always been our worst sleeper. Still wakes up at least once nearly every night.
-I am so not kidding about the sweetness and the attitude. Want to see?
 


-adores his sister. His first question when he wakes up is often, "Where's Kya?"
-he's a friendly little guy. The only time he gets shy is when he realizes we're leaving him with a babysitter.
-shouts everything he says
-favorite things, according to Cade: color--yellow; food--goldfish; animal--cat (he is still scared of big dogs); game--Chutes and Ladders (or Chicken Ladders, as he calls it)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

11 Months


Almost through the first year! Sweet Pea at 11 months:
-22.5 lbs and 29 3/4 inches
-18-month clothes
-sleeps 8 PM-6 AM and naps about 1.5 hours midday
-8 teeth
-We have a walker!
-new favorite foods are pasta and yogurt
-very much in the imitation phase. So fun!
-speaks like she's having a conversation, though we can't understand too much of it yet.
-LOVES being outside. The only time we usually see her get upset is when we bring her indoors.
-is, thus far, the calmest of our babies. She is content to sit and snuggle, and she rarely climbs things. Keeping our fingers crossed...