Friday, December 18, 2015

Lily - 5 Years!

My Goose is 5 years old!  How did this happen?  It's so hard to believe that the round face little girl in my pictures is the same spunky little girl that I have now?  At 5 years old, Lily:

-weighs 38.8 lbs (43%)
-is 41.75" tall (34%)

She's so excited about going to kindergarten next year..especially since she'll be at school with her Daddy!  She's definitely a Daddy's girl!  She absolutely loves her brothers and sister..almost too much.  She's constantly kissing and hugging all three of them.  She's a girly-girl, but loves to get outside and get dirty with the boys.  She played soccer for the first time this past fall and she's in her second year of ballet/tap.  I love this little girl with all my heart and I can't wait to see what the future holds for her.  

Nixon - 8 Years!

Well, in September, my little Butterbean turned 8 years old.  It's so hard to believe he's 8 when I feel like he should be my baby still.  Although, 2nd grade has been a tough year for Nixon, I feel like we're finally starting to find a good middle ground where he can be himself, but know the limits on when he's supposed to behave and be calm.  At 8 years old, he's the oldest one in his grade (birthday is the DAY after the cut-off), but he's still so small for his age.  His measurements are:

Height - 49.5" (31%)
Weight - 56.2 lb (44%)

He absolutely loves anything science related - animals, rocks, trees, etc.  I think that when he grows up, he'll definitely be doing something nature related.  I'm hoping he'll go into marine work so he can stay right here with his moma!  Nixon is still very much into little boy things..legos, superheroes, and playing outside.  He's always been our little helper and we hear from his teachers all the time how helpful he is to them.  He has the sweetest heart and would give you the shirt off of his back, even at 8 years old.  I love this little boy..even when he's driving me crazy!  

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Landon - 10 Years!

In July, my first born moved into the double digits.  I can't believe that the baby who made me a moma is no longer in the single digits.  He's been such a good boy from the very beginning.  He was the baby that slept through the night at just a few weeks old.  He would hardly ever cry except when he was hungry.  He chewed on his little fists constantly and had such a hard time getting his little teeth.  He made everything so easy and still does.  He doesn't need me to remind him to behave at school.  He always tries to see how much better he can do and I love that about him.  He's definitely his Daddy's sports buddy.  If any sport is on tv, he feels the need to watch/analyze it.  He's still convinced that he'll play professional football and baseball when he grows up.  He's very protective of his brother and little sisters, even when he doesn't want you to see it.  Since we've moved to Wilmington, he has really come out of his shell.  He's made more friends than I've ever known him to have and he actually participates in things, even when I can tell he's nervous.  I love that little boy and he'll always have a special place in my heart.  I love that he still holds my hand and he really tries to be understanding when things don't go his way.  He wears his feelings on his sleeves and I love that he loves to talk with me when something is bothering him.  Although it brings me to tears to think about him growing up, I can't wait to see it.  I know that he'll make me proud...he already has.

10 Year Old Stats:
-Weight - 74.4 lb (52%)
-Height - 4'4" tall (74%)
-Favorite color - Orange
-Best friend - Bradley
-Favorite food - BBQ chicken
-Favorite baseball team - Red Sox
-Favorite book - the Missing Series
-When he grows up - Baseball player
-Wants to go to college - ECU

Monday, April 13, 2015

Hattie - 2 Years!

Well, that two years went by way too fast!  My little Hattie Girl is and always will be my baby.  I'm ashamed to say that at two years old, she already knows it and will take advantage! Just the other day, Lily was sitting in my lap and Hattie comes up to her and pushes her away with her hand while saying, "No, Lily, that's my mommy, not Lily's".  I love that she's such a moma's girl!  The boys kind of go back and forth between me and Chris and Lily is definitely a Daddy's girl so it's nice to have one that's mine.  I'm sure this will change many times through the years, but for right now, she finds great joy in telling her Daddy no to everything and then running to me.  At two, Hattie:

-weighs 27.4 lb (50%)

-is 33" tall ( little shorty)

-has a head that is 47.6 cm big (50%)

-wears size 5 diapers

-wears 3T clothes...she must have had a growth spurt recently because she was rocking the 2T clothes just a couple of weeks ago with plenty of room.  I will say that she can't wear blue jeans because her belly is so big.  If I get them to fit in her belly, they're way too long in the length.  So, we have to do all leggings.  I love to see those little fat thighs in leggings!

-wears size 6 shoe.  She still has itty bitty baby feet

-talks like crazy..her favorite words are No, Li-ly, Goose, Nic-Nic, Landon, Moma, Daddy, cookie, pop-tart and milk.  She has also started pairing words together.  If Chris picks her up from school, she'll say, "Mommy work" and when Chris is gone, she'll say, "Daddy work". She also love to say, "Hush Maggie". (she may have heard this from me a time or two)

-loves to play outside.  She absolutely loves the trampoline and just wandering around the back yard

-has started posing when I pull my camera out.  She'll put her hands on her hips and say cheese like crazy!

-goes to sleep around 8:00 every night if we're home and will sleep until about 7:30 am on the weekends (sometimes later if I'm lucky)

I just love this little girl so much.  She's such a snuggle bug and she has such a mix of all her siblings personalities.  

Monday, January 26, 2015

One More Step

Well, this past weekend, we took one more step to saying goodbye to our baby years.  And let me tell you, this was probably one of my hardest steps to take.  After this, all we have left of our baby years is Hattie sleeping in a crib and diapers!  It's so hard to believe and while Chris is loving it, I'm hanging onto every step until the last minute!  I've known since Hattie was born that I wanted to do something special when we got rid of her paci.  Simply because she's our only child who has cared anything about it.  So, early on, we decided when the time came, we would go to Build-a-bear and let her put her paci into the bear with the heart.  This way, she can sleep with her paci still, just not with the paci in her mouth.  

Recently, she has started talking around her paci.  This drives me nuts!  She also would bite her pacis to the point that most of them were barely hanging on.  This made me nervous especially at nap time.  Couple that with the fact that she didn't even use her paci at daycare and I figured it was time.  The boys were going to be going to a basketball game in Chapel Hill this past weekend so I figured there was no time like the present.  On the way down, I looked at Hattie and said, "Aww, Hattie this is the last time I'll see you with a paci".  Her immediate response to me was to point her finger at me and say "hush!"  She obviously did not want to talk about it!  

When we got to Build-a-bear, she put the paci right into her bunny she had chosen and didn't look back.  I couldn't believe that it went that well.  But, oh when we left the store, she had a meltdown.  She cried from one end of the mall to the other and 30 minutes into our ride to pick up the boys from the game.  She kept saying, "paci, I want my paci".  I would give her the bunny and she would throw it down on the ground.  Or, she would dig in the bunny trying to get the paci out.  

Luckily, when we got home, she was so tired, she went right to sleep.  On Sunday, she didn't even ask for her paci during the day.  After bath, she did ask for it once, but I told her that her paci was gone bye bye and she was fine with it.  She has finally come around to loving the bunny.  I think she's finally figured out that at least she can still hold it!  I love that little sassy girl of mine.