Monday, September 30, 2013

Hattie - 5 Months

Somehow I missed doing Hattie's 5 Month Post.  I can't imagine know moving, new jobs, new schools..

But anyway, Hattie turned 5 months old without much change, but a lot of change all at once.  At 5 months old, she:

-is wearing size 2 diapers
-eats 7 oz every 4 hours
-eats two containers of baby food a day
-sleeps from around 7:30 pm - 7:00 am
-still has not mastered the nap during the day.  She's good as long as you hold her! :)
-rolls over to get to things she wants
-loves the jumper that we've had since Nixon was little
-wears 6 month clothes
-loves to watch her brothers and sister.  I think she's amazed at how much they talk and play with each other

Nixon - 6 Years Old

Hard to believe my baby boy is 6 years old.  Seems like just yesterday, I was driving this little bundle around every night because that's the only way I could get him to sleep! 
He started school this year.  He missed the birthday cut-off by one day, but I think it's going to be a good thing for him.  He has so much energy, so maybe the extra year will end up paying off.  I was a little worried because he was NOT ready to start school at all, but so far, so good.  He's loving every minute of it and he's really picking up fast on everything they're teaching him.  He was actually only in school for two weeks before we moved so he has had two first days, but managed to take both of them on like a champ!

Height: 44.2" (24%)
Weight: 45.4 lb (45%)
Favorite color: blue
Favorite subject in school: Computers
Favorite thing to do: Watch TV
Favorite sport: Baseball
Favorite sports team: ECU
What he wants to be when he grows up: He doesn't then he says scuba diver
Clothing style:  Loves to wear Under Armour, recently getting into the whole high socks with the designs on the back (I think this might come from his older brother!)
Best friend: Bennett
Teeth lost: 3
Adult teeth: 2
Favorite food: broccoli
Favorite snack: jolly rancher chews

Nixon is definitely my child that keeps me on my toes at all times.  He's such a little love muffin that loves to cuddle, but his non-stop energy can tire out the strongest person.  I think school is going to be good for him.  He's a very social child, so he loves meeting all these teachers and new friends.  I can't wait to see how much he learns in this first year.  His excitement for everything is infectious and you can't help but get excited about things with him.  He's been my little butterbean from Day 1 and I can't imagine this little family without him in it.  

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Landon - 8 Years Old

On July 13th, my oldest baby Landon turned 8 years old!  I can't believe it!  I don't feel old enough to have four children, let alone an 8 year old! Landon's always been so grown acting, so he doesn't change much in that aspect from year to year.  I say it's the curse of being the first born!  When I look at him, he has zero baby features and that makes me so sad!  here are a few fun facts about Landon at 8 years old:

Height: over 48"..I wasn't paying attention when they measured :)
Weight: 61.5 lb
Favorite color: white
Favorite subject in school: math
Favorite thing to do: play sports, also any computer game (iPod, Nintendo DS, the computer, iPad)
Favorite sport: football
Favorite sports team: Georgia Bulldogs, Miami Hurricanes, "Canada" Blue Jays
What he wants to be when he grows up: Sports player
Clothing style:  Loves to wear Under Armour, recently getting into the whole high socks with the designs on the back
Best friend: Cody Lee
Teeth lost: 8
Adult teeth: 8
Finally learned to ride his bike: July 21, 2013
Favorite food: chicken
Favorite snack: watermelon

As you can probably tell by the last two items, Landon is definitely still a health nut!  It started in a kindergarten PE class.  They were talking about eating healthy and he's yet to turn back from that.  He drinks water constantly.  I wish I had the determination like he does.  He'll also pretty much eat anything if you tell him it's healthy and good for him!  I hope that he continues this habit for this rest of his life.  Landon was such a good baby..the best out of the four and he continues to be a great child, despite his OCD tendencies!