Saturday, September 26, 2015

4 months with Frances

Dear Frances,
At 4 months old you are 18lbs and 27inches tall (both in the 99 + percentile).
Still my "smallest" baby.
Your rolls are perfect and your legs are strong.
Currently wearing 12month and some 18 months clothing.
Just in the past month we've had to adjust the rise on your cloth diapers from the smallest snap setting to the biggest one!
You are kind of a diva when it comes to the cloth diapers.
You aren't a fan of being even a little wet, and we have to change you constantly.
You hit the crazy cat napping phase  (will only sleep for 20 min at a time) which drives momma cray cray.
You are cutting two front incisors, fangs just in time for halloween!
You will only nurse if your arms are swaddled down.
You get distracted constantly which makes momma leak all over.
You are getting better with sitting on your own, Dad had made it his job to practice with you daily.
You love the high chair when we sit down to eat as a family.
Because of teething, pretty much gnaw on drool on anything you can get your hands on.
Your eyes are huge and your cheeks are the most kissable.
Every morning you wake up so happy.
You've rolled over a few times, both from back to font and front to back.
I'm not encouraging it because immobile babies are the best babies ;)
Oh, Frances you make going anywhere miserable.
You are straight up inconsolable in the carseat.
As soon as you are unbuckled you are FINE.
We might be moving you out of the infant seat sooner than we though, hopefully you'll like it better. Probably not though.
You are always entertained by Olive and Rem.
Your t-rex, pterodactyl screams are so cute.
Babbling is my favorite part of this stage and even though that is all it is, you can say"momma" now.
We are so excited to continue to watch you learn and grow,
You are truly our little Rainbow baby.

Rem and Olive at 4 months, HERE and HERE 

Friday, September 25, 2015

you are my greatest adventure

Six years ago today, we met on a hike up Mt. Timpanogos. 
Thanks for offering me your sweater. 

The story of how we met: HERE

Monday, September 21, 2015

Olive says

{After waking up from her nap, I hold her that she looked rough} "yike what da puppy dog says?"

{Trying to get her to go upstairs, "Hurry before I beat you up the stairs". She covers her bum and yells} "Momma peas don't beat me!" 

{After Frances squeals} "UGH Fwances you way to youd!" 

{When asked what show she'd like to watch} "watch tinterbell or fwozen!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Remington Lately...

When did my sweet Remi boy turn into a THREENAGER!?
All of the sudden he is a big, independent, non-nap taking kid. 
He has got his own opinions and he negotiates better than Jack Bauer
Not going to lie, this "stage" has been realllllly difficult for me. 
We butt heads constantly.

So far, transitions are the worst. 
Nothing seems to soften the blow no matter how many different approaches we've tried. 
They all usually end up in a full body spasm, yell-cry fit on the floor. 
I pray for patience multiple times a day. 

Whenever asked to do something his entire body goes limp followed by one of his go-to responses "My tummy hurts" "I can't do it" "I don't have the energy" or "I don't know howwwwww"

Other than the newfound resistant attitude, there are a lot of other things that I do love about this stage. 
His ever expanding vocabulary is so fun!
He pretty much talks non-stop and asks tons of questions. 
His high-pitch talking voice is just the best. 
He loves playing make-believe.
Listening to his voices and the stories and characters he comes up with while he is playing are hilarious. 

He craves social interaction and can make a friend just about anywhere we go. 
The park, playground or the grocery store, he even gets sad when he has to say goodbye. 
He loves playing with his uncles Jake and Colton.

Every time he goes into his room, he comes out wearing a new outfit. 
Usually everything is on backwards, inside out and the patterns clash, but he is sure proud of himself! 
He lives for school time, which we do when the girls are napping. 
It's about 30 minutes to an hour of structured time that is spent learning the alphabet, writing letters, reading together and doing art projects. 
It's his favorite part of the day and cries when it's over. 

He loves trains, tractors, race cars and monster trucks. 
He likes doing Crossfit workouts with David, riding his bike and going on walks. 
His favorite place to eat is "Chick-Po-Lay" and "Ah-wiv Garden" 
He wants a "blue beep beep jeep" for christmas and a bike with pedals. 
He loves his sisters and can't wait to grow up big like Daddy. 
Three and a half years old, life is sure flying by! 

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