Son #1 is 6 Years Old!

Son #1 –

The days are long, but the years are short. So very true. You turned six a few weeks ago, and I feel like you’ve grown up so much in the last year. You love Minecraft. You can do simple addition in your head. (You obviously got your excellent math skills from your dad!) You’re looking forward to Kindergarten (which finally started today – thanks Hurricane Harvey!) to do science and asked, “Are we going to make potions?!” I doubt it, but I hope you’re just as excited about whatever you actually do! I hope this is a great year for you, and you make lots of new friends. (I don’t foresee that being a problem, since you’ve always been outgoing and have never met a stranger…also NOT something you got from me!)

I love you so much!

– Mommy

Current stats:

weight: 49 lbs.
height: 3′ 10″

Shorts: size 5 or 6, depending on the brand
Shirts: size Small (6/7)
Shoes: size 13

Foods:
Likes – anything sweet 
Dislikes – red meat, most vegetables 🙁  

This year’s birthday interview – coming soon! (See last year’s interview here.)

Five Years Old!

Little man –

Five years old. I can’t believe it.

Last year’s interest in superheroes was fleeting. We are now knee-deep into the worlds of Pokémon and Minecraft. That’s what the big kids like, after all.

You are a great artist and storyteller. (You obviously get this skill from your father.) You’ve excelled at swim lessons this summer. In May, you didn’t even want to put your face underwater. Now, you love to wear your goggles to practice swimming in the bathtub…lol

You have one more year of Pre-K starting this week. I can’t wait to see what this year has in store!

Love you lots and lots!

~ Mommy

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Current stats:

weight: 41 lb.
height: 44 in. (Or 3′ 8″)

Shorts: 4T
Shirts: mostly 5T, but can still squeeze into some 4T if the brand runs big
Shoes: Size 10-11

Foods:
Likes – strawberries, corn dogs, broccoli 
Dislikes – red meat, green peas 

Read this year’s birthday interview! (See last year’s interview here.)

Happy 4th Birthday!

Little man –

How are you four years old already?! Time is just flying by! Three was a good year overall, but “threenager” is a very accurate term! lol Things steadily improved as you got closer to four, though.

You’re really into superheroes now (Transformers, Iron Man, Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, etc.), but you still like dinosaurs, too. You love to tell stories, and attempt to sing the theme songs to your favorite shows. You prefer to be outside (especially swimming, which you’re much more confident with this year than last). Everyday you ask me if we’re going to school, so I guess that means you’re looking forward to starting Pre-K in a couple of weeks. lol

I can’t wait to see you become a big brother, and teach your little brother everything that you know!

Love you lots and lots!

~ Mommy

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Current stats:

weight: coming soon…
height:

Shorts: 3T
Shirts: 4T, and even some 5T depending on the brand
Shoes: Size 9

Foods:
Likes – strawberries, apples, corn on the cob, pork chops, mac & cheese
Dislikes – Still not a huge fan of veggies, but he does try most things at least once, which is an improvement!

Birthday interview coming soon! (See last year’s interview here.)

I Have a “Threenager”!

Little man –

We survived the “terrible twos”! It’s been a tough year with lots of big changes for you, but overall you’ve been an awesome kid! You’ve really gotten the hang of potty training within the last couple of weeks (no accidents, yay!), which is a HUGE milestone! I’m so proud of you!

You are “fast and fearless”, just like your shirt says in the picture below. 100% all boy – you love to get messy and are into EVERYTHING! And people wonder why I only have one child…lol

We’ve decided not to put you in preschool this year, but you and I will be working at home on letters, numbers, etc. so you will be ready for Pre-K next fall. There will be plenty of opportunities for socialization, though! Swim lessons, storytime at the library, and you start gymnastics classes next week. 🙂

I’m a little nervous about this “threenager” stage, but I’m excited to see what the next year has in store for you!

Love you lots and lots!

~ Mommy

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Current stats:

weight: 36.5 lb.
height: 39 in.

Shorts: 2T
Shirts: 2T or 3T depending on the brand
Shoes: Size 7

Foods:
Likes – bananas, strawberries, goldfish crackers, raisins, turkey, cheese
Dislikes – anything green or remotely resembling a veggie lol

We’re also starting a yearly birthday interview! Check out that post here!

Look who’s TWO!

Little man –

We celebrated your second birthday this past weekend. (Just a small get-together with family, but you had a blast!) Oh, how are lives have changed of the past couple of years…

I just can’t believe how much you have grown up since your first birthday! You are a SUPER active kid, and you talk ALL. THE. TIME. (I have NO idea where you get that from! lol) You are definitely more social than I imagine your father and I were at this age. It’s really fun to see you interacting with other kids. A few days ago, when I dropped you off at daycare, you went right up to another boy in your class and said “HI!” and waved! It was so cute!

You love being outside, playing with trucks or a ball, and playing “fetch” with the dogs. You are quite artistic, too! Your finger paints of choice are applesauce or yogurt…all over the table…and any other furniture you manage to touch on the way to the sink to get cleaned up.

I’m so excited to see what adventures the next year has in store!

I love you SO much!

~ Mommy

What a difference a year makes!

What a difference a year makes!

Current stats: {as of 9/30/13}

weight: 29 lb.
height: 34 in.

Shorts: 18 months {I imagine 18 month PANTS would be too short now, though.}
Shirts: 24 months-2T
Shoes: Size 6
Diapers (when he’s in disposables): Size 4

Foods:
Likes – Cheese, chicken, applesauce, strawberries
Dislikes – Red meat, most veggies (unless I hide them in something else)

24 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Can name at least six body parts on a doll – Yep
  • Half of speech is understandable – Definitely
  • Can make short sentences – Been there, done that!

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Starts talking about self – BTDT
  • Can arrange things in categories – Kind of.
  • Can walk down stairs – Yep

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Begins to understand abstract concepts like sooner and later – Not really.
  • Becomes attuned to gender differences – I don’t think he’s there just yet.
  • Learns to jump – YES! That’s why my in-laws got him a TRAMPOLINE!

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23 months!

Little man,

I can’t believe in one month, you will be TWO. I know I keep saying that on all of these monthly updates. But seriously…it boggles my mind.

That being said, you have definitely entered the terrible twos already. Tantrums happen at the drop of a hat. Taking you ANYWHERE is exhausting, and I imagine it will be that way for the foreseeable future. (I hear three and four is even worse…oh goodie! *sarcasm*) As your father says, it’s a good thing you’re cute.

You’ve been in the two year old class for a few weeks now (the daycare decided you were ready to move up a little early), and you seem to be thriving with the older kids. You’ve sat on the potty a few times after seeing the other boys do it, though you still haven’t done so at home. I was a little concerned about you being a summer baby and always being the youngest in your class, but it seems to work out well for you to have the older children to emulate.

I can’t wait to see what the next month has in store for us!

Love you lots and lots!
~ Mommy

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23 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Can make a tower of four bricks – Yes, I think the highest he has stacked is 6 or 7.
  • Can name a simple picture in a book – Been there, done that.
  • Can use 50 single words – Easily!

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Can make two or three word sentences – Yes
  • Can sing simple tunes – Yep
  • Takes more of an interest in playing with other children – Yes

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Talks about self (likes, dislikes) – Not yet.
  • Asks “Why?” – Not yet.

22 months

Hey little man!

You’re 22 months old, which means in 2 months, you will be TWO! (That’s a lot of twos…) You are definitely ACTING like a two-year old already (MINE! NO WANT! *throws tantrum on floor*) I can honestly say that I don’t remember being two, but it seems very frustrating. lol

The attitude aside, you’re a great kid. You never stop moving. You love do athletic things – run, kick a ball, throw a ball, and Poppy taught you how to hit a ball with a bat (aka: plastic bowling pin). You definitely did not get your athleticism from me!

You can now say “Gigi” (that’s what you call my mom), “Where we going?”, “See ya!”, and “Found it!” among other things. You are so verbal (I guess more so than other one year olds?) the daycare has already started transitioning you to the two year old class, and if things continue to go well, they are planning to move you in July instead of waiting until August!

I love you so much! You never cease to amaze me!

– Mommy

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22 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Can kick a ball forward – Been there, done that!
  • Follows two-step requests (get your doll and bring it here) – Yes
  • Imitates others’ behavior – Yes

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Can do simple puzzles – Yes
  • Can draw a straight line – Almost
  • Can identify several body parts – BTDT

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Can put on clothing – He’s great with shoes. That’s about it.
  • Might be ready for a big bed – Probably, but he’s not climbing out of the crib, so he will stay there for now.
  • Understands opposites (tall and short) – Not quite yet.

21 months

Little Man –

Everyday you amaze me with the new things you are learning and doing! I still can’t believe you are almost two!

This month’s focus has really been on colors and animals. Your favorite color is yellow, and you can name a lot of yellow things – banana, bus, duck, etc. You also know a lot of animals and can make their sounds (“Lion! Raaar!”), but sometimes you will use the sound to name the animal (“Hoo Hoo” is Owl, “Arf Arf” is Dog). And for what it’s worth, you know the names of most of the characters on Yo Gabba Gabba…I’m sure that will come in handy some day!

You’re also beginning to speak in short sentences like “Where’d it go?” and “Thank you!”, and (amazingly) can count to three!!

You are such a smart little guy, and I love you so much!

~ Mommy

21 month milestones (from Baby Center):

Mastered Skills (most kids can do)

  • Can walk up steps- Yes
  • Enjoys helping around the house – Absolutely, especially putting things in the dryer!
  • Can set simple goals (e.g. deciding to put a toy in a certain place) – Yep

Emerging Skills (half of kids can do)

  • Can throw a ball overhand – Been there, done that!
  • Can kick a ball forward – Been there, done that! (He’s going to play soccer, I just know it!)
  • Can make building brick towers/stack blocks – Yep

Advanced Skills (a few kids can do)

  • Names simple pictures in a book (ie: dog, cat) – Yep
  • Can make short sentences (ie: “Me go”) – He just recently started this.
  • Can walk down stairs – Not as confidently as walking up stairs, but he’s getting the hang of it.
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