April 20, 2012

18 Month Check-Up

Reed weighed 28lbs 14oz and was 34 inches tall at his visit. He screamed the entire time- just a tiny bit of stranger anxiety.

April 15, 2012


These girls can either be fighting like cats and dogs or loving on each other! They are all about being twins these days. At Target one of them will always tell someone, "Hi! We're twins." They take care of each other. I hope they'll always be close.

April 13, 2012

Silly Sweet Brothers

at 17 months

You love to be outside! I think you would  spend every waking moment outside if you could. You LOVE riding in your sisters' pink car and riding their princess scooter. I think maybe you're due for a boy car. You are fearless like your big sister Ella- there's nothing that you won't try to climb or jump off of. Your little legs are proof of that with lots of bruises and scrapes. You now notice when an airplane goes overhead and stare at it until it's out of sight.

You are wearing size 5 diapers. Clothes are 24 months for shirts and shorts but 2T in john johns and longalls. At least until your daddy follows through on his threat to throw out everything bubble and smocked and gingham and longall and jon jon related. But we both know that won't happen-I get to dress you until you're 3 and he can rest assured there will be no denim or khakis in your closet until at least then! 

Like your big brother and sisters, you have been slow in talking. You always knew what you were saying but we didn't. But, all of a sudden, you have really taken off with your words. You can say mama, dada, Ella, Mimi, "kaka" (cracker), cookie, go (said like goooooo), uh oh, baby, cheese, ball (said ba), pa-pa (paci)  and a few others I know I'm forgetting.
You are quite attached to your paci. You usually have one in your mouth and one in each hand. You are like a little addict. Just when I think I have gathered them all up, you'll find one from your secret stash somewhere. You are into EVERYTHING!!  At the end of the day, it looks like a tornado has hit our house. It is your mission to pull everything out!

I can't believe how fast you're growing up. We love you sweet boy!

I Need Stock in Oxy-Clean

Yes, that is mud all over his face and clothes. He is definitely all boy. For those who know me well, they know how hard it is for me to let my kids get dirty. I'm trying to let go-if just a little bit.

April 11, 2012

Easter Picture Fail

One of the only pictures of me and all 4 kids. At least 3 were cooperating.
My big boy. Can't believe he's almost 7!!
The girls.
Reed was definitely not interested in having his picture taken.

April 7, 2012


We have spent a lot of each day enjoying our beautiful weather. I figure we better enjoy it now because it's likely to be 200 degrees this summer!