Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Sutton has definitely hit the terrible 2's but is the sweetest, funniest kid ever as well. I've always heard the third child is the loudest and funniest of them all. He's got quite the competition to compete with. He is talking like crazy saying new things everyday. I favorite color is yellow so he points out everything yellow that he sees. He has just recently started pointing out slugbugs and snails when we are driving, it's hilarious. He also has to point out every truck, bus, firetruck, 18 wheeler that we see so it's a pretty busy car ride wherever we go which is a lot these days.
Audrey has all the sudden turned into such a big girl, it's crazy how fast she has grown up. She has the memory of an elephant and brings up the most random things that she remembers from so long ago that I barely remember. She loves to do art, coloring, painting, beading, cutting, glueing, etc. She's my little artist. She also of course loves her babies, barbies, makeup and all her girly things. Poor Gavin gets suckered into playing barbies or her dollhouse but he really doesn't seem to mind most of the time.
Gavin, Gavin, Gavin...such a big boy. I can't believe he is going to be in 1st grade in the Fall. He loves, loves, loves school especially getting to see his Grandma everyday (Steven's mom teaches at his school). We are moving the kids to a new school in the Fall so he is pretty sad about not getting to see her, as is she but I think it's for the best. He loves to read and it's so fun to hear him reading everything he sees and watching it figure it out on his own and seeing him learn. He had a big lesson today about money. I told him he could buy something today with his own money and he walked up and down the isles and would stop and look at something and say, "Oh Wow, this is $10, way too much money" and he would keep walking. He had a big realization about how much things cost and how it feels to spend your own money that you have saved up. So he ended up finding something for $17 and I told him he could pay me $10 when we got home and I would pay the rest. After we left the store he said, "Thank you so much mom for letting me pay you $10 and for you paying the rest. I will give you a $10 bill when we get home." He was so proud!
Ok, that is a little snipit of an update. I will post some pics soon. I haven't decided if I'm going to just pick up from now or if I dare go back to last year and update it all. Sounds like a lot of work to me :)
Thursday, March 11, 2010
For some reason the rest of the week has been super busy. I'm not sure what I've been doing but I sure haven't had a lot of down time. Running errands....that's all I ever do these days. Returns...why do I have so many things to return??? Good question.
I started going to the gym with my dad this week too and that's been super nice not having to fit in a workout in between Sutton's naptime and getting Gavin and Audrey occupied for an hour. Not to mention I'm getting a little burnt out on watching Jillian videos. I took a step class yesterday with him which was a lot of fun. He is a step pro and I told him I had only taken one step class before in my life and it wasn't pretty so I never went back. So halfway through the class he came over and told me he was very disappointed, he was expecting me to be way more of a klutz than I was. Thanks Dad!! He said it took him a year to get as good as I was. What? I'm sure I wasn't that good, I felt lost most of the time. As soon as I would get a little routine she would go on to a new one. Anyway, I'm excited to be able to go to the gym and have the kids taken care of. What a nice break it's been.
Soccer practice tonight....Whew Hoo! Not looking forward to sitting in the cold and possibly rain with all the kids and no Steven there to help. He is working late. Boo!
Monday, March 8, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
On the afternoon of her birthday she had her party at Pump It Up. She was so excited to see all her friends from school. It was a wild time with lots of kids running and jumping for 2 hours.
Your statistics on your birthday at your 1 year doctor's appt were
- Height - 31 inches (51%)
- Weight - 20 lbs. 7 oz (13%)
- Head Circ - 45.5 (21%)
You are such a big boy these days and an independent little guy as well. You can say Dadda, Momma, Bubba, Ball and Bath. I'm probably leaving some out but that's off the top of my head. You are eating everything I put in front of you. You love every kind of fruit there is and are getting quite picky about your veggies. You absolutely love balls. We think you may be the athlete of the family b/c you walk around with Gavin's basketball and you bounce it, we think you are trying to dribble already. The first thing you say every morning when I get you out of your bed while looking around on the floor is, "Ball?" You also love taking a bath. I was changing your clothes the other day not even near the bathroom and you looked at me and said,"Bath?" Nope, not bathtime right now. Your little personality is developing more everyday and is so stinkin cute. You love to give hugs and sugars which consists of more of a head bonk than a kiss but I'll take it anyday.
We are so lucky to have you in our family and look forward to many more birthdays to come.
Friday, February 12, 2010
We are going to Mexico in March over Spring Break for Lizz and Kevin's wedding. We can't wait!!!! The kids are staying with Grandma and Grandpa and they are so excited. This will be the first time leaving Sutton for longer than a night, which hasn't happened very often either. I'm ready to just sit in a lounge chair with a drink in my hand for 3 days. Ahhhh!
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Miss Audrey is about to be 4 at the end of this month. Wow! How time flies, my baby girl is growing up so fast. She is still taking dance and loving every minute of it. She prances around the house and wears her dance clothes as often as possible. She recently asked us if she could play soccer so we signed her up for soccer beginning in a few weeks. I can't wait to see how it goes.
Sutton is also about to have a birthday this month. I am always shocked at how quickly the first year goes. It's just not fair, I look back at his baby, baby pictures and wish they could stay that small for just a little while longer. He is getting so smart and learning new things constantly. Just today, I taught him what a tiger says. When you ask him he roars really loud. He is into everything and not quite walking yet. I will catch him taking a step or two without holding onto anything and when he realizes what he is doing he will sit down. He is quite the busy body as most one year olds are.
Other news, we put our house on the market about a week ago. Yes, I know, didn't we just move here? It's been almost 2 years. We have come to the realization that we could really benefit from having another bedroom. It gets quite cramped in Gavin and Audrey's room now that they share their space. It would be nice to have a room for everyone. Also, with Gavin starting school in the Fall it would be fantastic if we could get in a better school district. We would love to send him to private school but with 2 little ones following shortly behind him the funding would get quite expensive. So, we'll see what happens with the house and if we get any bites. We've already shown it a few times so keep your fingers crossed.
That's about all I have to report for now........time to go watch my shows and shut my eyes.