Monday, March 31, 2014

Lizzie turns 3

For Lizzie's birthday, we stopped at the carousel at the mall (classy, right?), and she couldn't have been happier.  
Later she was spoiled by SheShe and Mamom with new big-girl bedding and dress-up accessories.  Every three-year-old's dream.  

Height: 40 inches (95%+)
Weight: 37.2 lb (90%)

Favorite color: pink
Drink: orange juice
Meal: breakfast
Dessert: donuts
Snack: fruit snack
Be when grow up: I don't know
Holiday: I don't know
Summer or winter: summer
Food: sandwiches
Friends: Helene and Emmie

Friday, March 21, 2014

Let's go fly a kite

Dear Mom,

We went kite flying tonight after Dave got home from work. It was nothing short of magical for me. The kids were so delighted and cheerful. The wind was just right. The pictures  are right off my phone (no filter); it was perfect! Could not have been better.
One of those moments that my heart could have burst. You would have loved it.
I love you, mama.


Thursday, March 20, 2014

Henry -- six months

Henry Boy is six months old.  Here are his stats:

26 3/4 inches (70%)
16 lb. 14 oz. (45%)

  • He is trying so hard to roll over.  Just not quite there. Instead he's got the arched back trick down pretty well.  (see below)
  • His second bottom tooth is in.  Hooray!
  • He's eating more solid foods...oatmeal, applesauce, squash, sweet potato.  The sweet potato is the running favorite.  
  • Hair is coming in...more strawberry blonde!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

W turns Dallas

Winston had two birthday wishes this year.  1 -- go to Chuck E Cheese's.  2 -- See his cousins.  Since his cousin James was going to be baptized just a few days after W's birthday, we knew we'd make the trip to Texas to see James' big day.  And after swallowing our pride, we made Chuck E Cheese happen, too.  

Thankfully, today's Chuck E Cheese is not the same Chuck E Cheese of my youth.  Instead of dark and slimy, it was well-lit and only sort of slimy.  After a round of mediocre pizza, we spent handfuls of tokens to earn tickets.  We confirmed that Skiball is still the best game around, and no matter how much you play, you'll never have enough tickets to get anything really great.  
Lizzie and Winston were in heaven, though.  They loved being able to run around and play everything.  It was fun to see their excitement.  
When we were finished, Lizzie said she wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese for her birthday, too.  I think both Dave and I agree that Chuck E Cheese with be a fifth birthday exclusive.  
The day before Winston's birthday, he flew down to Dallas with Steve and Sherry.  I had tried to explain to Lizzie what was going to happen beforehand, but she didn't really get it until we dropped the three of them off at the airport. Winston was ready to go, hardly even looked back.  And Lizzie, oh Lizzie cried and cried and cried.  It was so sad.  And heartwarming.  They do actually love each other.  Sherry had tried to get Winston to go to Texas with her over Halloween, but Winston was nervous about that.  So I was happy to see that he was able to go with S&S and be happy and excited.  
On the flight down, Sherry said Winston asked her to write a note to me.  He dictated and she wrote.  What a little lover.  I love that boy.  

Monday, March 17, 2014

Life of w

W turned 5! Here are his stats:
Height: 45 1/2 inches (90%)
Weight: 44.8 lb (70%)

W loves his baby brother.  
We worked on this Batman Lego set forEVER. I mean, hours! But he was so proud of it.  

They do love each other sometimes.  
I'm all for Lego free-for-all.  Our approach is build it the first time, then take it apart and build what you want. In this case, W built an airplane.  I'm impressed.