Saturday, May 5, 2018

Jane Turns 3!

One Year Old:

Two Years Old:

Three Years Old:

I was conflicted about which picture to chose as her "official" 3 year old picture.  The one above is the cutest picture of her but that is not how she usually smiles.

This picture is how Jane usually smiles, which is a little less, uh, photogenic:

Height: 36 inches

Weight: 28 pounds

Favorite Foods: Mac & Cheese and pizza

Favorite Books: The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham, and Mother Goose.

Favorite Movies/Shows: Wall-E, Totoro, Sarah & Duck and The Cat in the Hat.

Best Friends: Alice and Ansel.  Ansel is a friend from church and our homeschool group that is her little partner in crime.  I once found them together in the bathroom eating soap.

She is playing with Rutherford more and more as he gets older and "more fun".

She is becoming more of a talker.  She goes off on silly rambling stories.  

She has been a bit of a handful in the area of discipline and is quick to throw herself on the floor and scream when things don't go her way.

Thankfully she does do pretty well in public and her Bible study teachers say she is "an angel".

She has recently become a little less independent and a little more cautious in certain situations.

She's still really tough and rarely cries when she falls.

She loves to cuddle, especially after naptime.  She is mute for like 15 minutes after nap and just wants to sit on my lap and cuddle.  If she doesn't get that time, she can be very grouchy.

She LOVES pretending to be a dog or cat.  Unfortunately her "meow" isn't a cute meow but more like an angry cat or worse, a cat in heat.

She's my silly and sweet Jane Lily.

More of Jane in the Texas wildflowers.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Rutherford: One Year Old!


6 Months:

12 months!

He didn't really like being put on a shelf this time.

He certainly wasn't going to sleep on there!

He is 22 lbs and 30 inches.

He took his first steps on January 28th and is now walking like a pro.

He is NOT a good sleeper.

He is a very happy guy during the day though.

He loves peas, zucchini and anything that comes in one of those baby food pouches.

He has no teeth.

He is desperate to get his hands on the remote and his sisters' water bottles.

He loves his sisters, animals and being outside.

He does not like it when he can't have his way and has an awful angry screech.  

He is such a cute smiley little boy (most of the time) and we love him to pieces.

I also took some pictures of him on "the red chair".  It's pretty special since it was my great-grandfather's chair that was in my house all growing up.

Still the toothless wonder.

My parents came to visit and we made him a birthday cake.

He was not a fan!  I don't think he liked having the frosting on him and all of us sitting staring at him.

Alice tried to help encourage him.

Still can't believe he is one already!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Alice Turns 5!

First Birthday:
Second Birthday:
Third Birthday:
 Fourth Birthday:
Fifth Birthday!

Alice at age 5:

She's 42 inches tall and 35 pounds.

She's not as much of a girly-girl anymore.  She not as into wearing dresses, princesses or dress up as she used to be.

She talks a lot and loves to ask LOTS of questions about everything. (the other night she asked "Why did God give us mouths?")

She's my big helper and likes to help with Rutherford and in the kitchen.

She and Jane are best friends.

She out of nowhere the other day decided her favorite color is now blue.

I wish I could say more about what her interests are but there really isn't any one thing in particular.

She likes all the nature study stuff we are doing this year and seems to be enjoying school in general.

Her favorite show is Sarah and Duck.

I have no idea what her favorite movie is, she's been picking random ones lately, none of which are princess movies.

She doesn't nap anymore but she has "quiet time" while Jane naps in the afternoon.  During quiet time she listens to audiobooks while she plays in her room.  Her favorites are Winnie the Pooh and The Little Prince.

We had a little birthday party for her at the park.  I asked her what kind of party she wanted and she said "a pony party" which I knew meant "My Little Pony" even though she's never seen the show.

Birthday girl!

It was rather hot that day, but that didn't stop the kids from running around like crazy!

Daddy brought a frisbee.

Cupcake time!

I feel like this picture could be a meme about how we all have that one friend that looks all cute eating the cupcake but your just like NOM NOM CUPCAKE!!  (Like Jane, who I lost track of how many cupcakes she ate while Alice just ate the frosting off of hers)

Present time!

Her first my little pony!  Pinkie Pie is her favorite.


My parents were also able to come out for the weekend for some birthday fun.

We got her a doll house (Ikea) and I painted some peg people for her to look like our family.

And Papa Grande and Nana got her the furniture we wanted for it.  I really wanted the furniture to be bigger, wooden pieces so that 1) they wouldn't be so easily lost and 2) they wouldn't be a choking hazard for Rutherford and any future babies.

These are from Jacobs Wooden Toys on Etsy.

The little cars are from Mama Made Them on Etsy.

And of course I had to do my usual birthday photo shoot with Alice.  I am determined to keep it up for each of our kids on their birthday, it's just so nice to be able to look back at each years photos.

It was hard to keep her from doing this exaggerated squinty eyed smile for all the pictures.


She's looking so grown up in this one!

I was about to delete this photo because it was blurry but then I realized that it captured Alice very well, smiling and on the go.

This girl's eyelashes....

And that's 5 year old Alice.  She's pretty awesome.