Friday, September 9, 2011

5, 3, and 8 months...and playing catch up!

Where has the time gone? I am going to play a little bit of catch up here and update myself on how quickly my children are growing up. Let me just say...I am NOT ready for 6, 4, and 1! 
1st day of school, August 5th, with Mary Flynn and Mimi

First day with me!
  • Turned 5, August 15
  • Wanted boxers for his birthday and hasn't skipped a day in wearing them. Bye bye my little boy.
  • Also wanted a "sight-bow" which he got and is hitting that (gosh-awful plastic deer) target in our backyard every time! I can't help but scream with excitement every time he hits it though!
  • Also got a Nintendo DS for his birthday and is impressing me each day with his hand-eye skills AND (super big plus) is for the most part letting his little bro look on with delight when he plays it! 
  • Started school this year and is can't get enough!
  • Loves his sister to pieces! 
  • I asked him a few nights ago who his girlfriend was to which he replied, "I don't know, I hadn't thinked about it yet!" Good Boy!
On his first day of school, August 15th
  • Mothers, lock up your daughters...this boy is going to be something (still not sure what).
  • My middle child, who is a lover and a fighter and who's favorite phrases right now are, "No mommy!" and "Mommy, you are mean", and "I love you, mommy!" He cares about me, but sometimes I wonder if he would sell me for some candy.
  • Would definitely sell his sister for candy -- no doubt in my mind!
  • And speaking of candy, he LOVES it! Would eat it for every meal and in between. 
  • Just started 3K  and loving it (finally)...first day, not so much.

  • Sweet baby girl! She turned 8 months old on September 4th and I absolutely CANNOT believe it! 
  • Is getting the hang of baby food BUT it is still the most frustrating part of my day trying to get it into her mouth...I need to take a video of the process and post. 
  • She is now eating puffs, taking a bath in the big bath tub, and moved up to size 3 diapers this week.
  • Having fun making her precious things which I am planning to put on another post!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Reed turns 5!

It is so hard to believe that Reed is turning 5. It seems like yesterday we were bringing him home from the he has a little brother and a little sister! I want them all to stay little forever! He is a wonderful big brother, kind, and smart!
And there was no questions, we would be having a Star Wars Party!!! We are ALL THINGS Luke Skywalker, Yoda, General Grievous, Obi Wan, the list goes on. Of course, I waited until the last minute, since it was one week after the Fair when I was needing to send out invites and found the cutest ones on Etsy. I printed them on my home computer and had them the next day! I also got these adorable stickers for treat bags.

You can't have a party these days without the jumpers, 
so we slid and jumped and slid and jumped!
The setup!
The Cake (AWESOME!)
Jabba Juice (Rob asked me why I was going to all the trouble to name the food, that these kids couldn't read, but I wanted to do it!!)

About to blow out the 5 candles!!

Lilly, enjoying the festivities
A moment of brotherly love on the slide...Luke refused to go down but would run up the wrong was as far as he could go then fall down into the water. At least he was having fun!
Present time!
Best present #1: "sight" bow (not sure why he is calling it that but he is)

Best present #2: DS
DS game, which he is getting VERY good at!
Luke and his Mimi (whenever he gets in trouble he always, SCREAMS, "I want my mimi!!!!"
And let's make sure we get everything out of the bow box.

I have a great video of Reed shooting his bow I will have to post b/c it is pretty darn good for a 5 year old! We had a great day and enjoyed being with family and good friends! Thanks so much for celebrating with us!