Friday, July 25, 2014

Officially a kindergartener

She's officially a kindergartener. After years of anticipation and 6 months of constantly asking when, the day arrived. We were all dressed, fed, and in the car by 7:45. It's a miracle. 

The pose on the left she said she was trying to look like a woman. Ummm, ok. Let's go with the natural pose.

We walked her in the first day and carried her weight in supplies. 

The escort to class. She was very eager and confident walking in. Immediately sat down and got to coloring. 

To celebrate her first day Ezra picked her up a cupcake. He was very excited to present her with a surprise.

Pink lemonade! Yum! 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Haven Elizabeth 6 months

I skipped over Haven’s 5 month update so here is a photo heavy post. Haven is just a delight to be around with her never ending supply of smiles. Her eyes light up and the happiness is infectious. She is starting to babble quite and a bit and enjoys hearing her own voice. We joke that she sounds like a little billy goat saying “baaaaa.”  She just started to roll over both ways. She doesn’t love to be on her tummy but now at least she’ll tolerate it. Before she would roll over and get stuck, leaving her very upset. Haven’s close to sitting up, but not really sturdy enough yet to pull it off on her own. Her hair is really starting to come in and it appears to be blonde and a wavy texture. It reminds me of what Ezra’s was as a baby. Although at this age he was bald. Haven’s favorite toy is Sophie. She also likes steal Emerson’s barbie dolls and chew their hair. The same way she likes to chew on my hair. She has a knack for ripping it out. In the last week or so she has realized that we have a dog. When Mia walks by she giggles at her and what else? She tries to pull her hair too. 

It's possible she could be the happiest baby in the world. On the flip side she can be the most dramatic. She can be screaming bloody murder and giggle one second after she's picked up. One of her favorite things that distracts her is to watch Emerson dance. She was an excellent supporter when she practiced for her recital. Although she also laughs when anyone else is crying. Her empathy hasn't kicked in quite yet.

Since she is the third child, she rarely gets "real" pictures. So when I pull out the camera she stares bewildered. It's a totally different expression and I can't seem to capture her adorable grin.

Whenever she is tired she loves to suck on her bottom lip

Grabby hands found the camera strap

Baby yawns

One of the major differences in Haven from the other two is this girl loves food. Emerson and Ezra could care less about food at 6 months. Haven on the other hand grabbed watermelon out of my hand and started eating it. It was a real subtle sign she was ready. Since then she has loved devouring fresh watermelon, bananas, avocado, sprite melon, and loves sweet potatoes. I let her taste an apple and it was her least favorite surprisingly. When we went to the soccer game she was relentless on trying to steal Ezra's hot dog. Slow down girly. She also has found a it a good idea to eat leaves from the garden. I'm not sure how that's appealing and apples aren't. 

Haven's also very stylish.

Emerson Kaye
Here is Emerson at 6-7 months

Standing tall

Big girl Haven. I let her borrow her brother's onesie since it was so cute. I added a pink headband for some feminity. Since everyone also comments how she looks like Emerson. Here is Ezra in the same onesie at 6 months. I see a lot of similarities when she smiles. Of course Ezra has a few pounds on her. Can we talk about how cute he was with his bald head?!


Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ezra Age 3

Ezra Age: 3
Favorite Color: blue
What do you want to be when you grow up? Super Hero
Favorite Movie: Batman and Robin
Favorite Book: I'm not sure. Batman and Dora the Explorer
What makes you happy? Ben makes me happy. 
What makes you sad? I don't know.
Favorite food: Chicken Nuggets
Favorite song: Batman
Best Friend: Ben

This guy is 3. How could it be? I feel like he has grown up so much from last year and now looks so much like a little boy and no more baby. He's still as happy as can be. Ezra's got a silly sense of humor and infectious grin. As you can tell from his survey right now he is all about superheros. Loves them. Superman, batman, and spiderman are all his faves. We gave him a scooby doo movie for his birthday and they meet Batman and Robin in it. He is pretty much obsessed with that movie. I let him watch old spiderman from the 80's and he's as happy as can be. He's constantly wearing a cape or mask, and when he doesn't he ties a bandana around his neck to create a pseudo cape. He keeps a sword on hand because you never know when you'll run into a bad guy. He's started to show preferences in what he wears. He really loves his soccer outfit and wears it all the time. But, no matter how many times I tell him he always puts his clothes on backwards. Underwear and all. He's such a sweet boy with a tender heart. Ezra always compliments me and is very affectionate. Being in the middle of two girls I'm hoping will help keep that sweetness as the years go by. On the flip side he's a wild boy who likes to wrestle around. It's funny how different he plays when he is around another boy. All the toys battle, the cars crash. As Emerson starts school this year I'm sure he will begin develop more buddies of his own apart from his sister. Can we talk about food? Because this kid can put down some food. He can eat about four bowls of cereal in the morning. Ezra likes routine. He always wants cheerios. He has had a peanut butter sandwich everyday for almost a year. Just in the last month I have been able to add in jelly. His third food group is meat. Emerson is my mostly vegetarian and Ezra is my carnivore. He loves chicken of any kind, steak, cheeseburgers, and hotdogs. His three fruits of choice are bananas, watermelon, and occasionally an apple or orange. Right now he's about 30 lbs, and I believe 36 inches tall. Much bigger than Emerson at this age but pretty average for his age. Ezra knows all his letters and sounds and loves to pick out letters. He has changed so much in the last year I can't even imagine him as a 4 year old. But, if anything I can say I'm pretty sure things are not going to slow down one bit.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Emerson the performer

Her frozen rendition.

Praising God. She's well rounded.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Haven 3-4 months

Could I be anymore behind on updates? I was waiting, and waiting to do a 3 month update and now she is 4 months! So of course lots of things have changed. She had her 4 month check up this week. She was close to 13 lbs. I want to say 12lbs 11oz but I'm unsure exactly. About 2 lbs bigger than Emerson at this age.  But, not huge by any means. I have no idea on the length. But, I know for certain her once pants are now capris. She has changed a lot in the last month or so. One development is the ability to grab things. It kind of hit me by surprised when I was holding her in the kitchen and a tiny fist knocked my bowl in the floor. Now, she grabs at everything. My hair is no longer safe. She has been enjoying the baby gym but is getting irritated she can't pull the toys off that are attached. Little miss is not rolling over yet. I'm not complaining, as it's nice to have a baby be non-mobile for the moment. She has no interest in being on her belly. She does like to be on her back and kick her legs like crazy. Haven has a very social personality. She loves to be in the middle of conversation and grins at everyone. She has started chuckling and finds Emerson hilarious. She even has a tickle spot. I’m sure everyone thinks they have the most adorable baby, but I’m pretty sure Haven might be.  I’m mean seriously she has the most joyous smile. 
This is a funny peak at her personality. On the left, I'm entertaining her. She wasn't impressed. On the right, Emerson did something silly. 

The scowl, and the chuckle.

Emerson at the same age.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Emerson Age 5!

So, birthday post 6 weeks late. That's kind of how my life runs now. I'm on a 6 week delay. ;)

Emerson Age: 5
Favorite Color: Golden
What do you want to be when you grow up? A firestar (from Spiderman)
Favorite Movie: Treasure Planet
Favorite Book: Ariel
What makes you happy? Daddy
What makes you sad? Timeout
Favorite food: Monkey Muffins
Favorite song: Tangled
Best Friend: Emerson from dance class is her best friend because she told her she can have a gold coin so she’s nice. And Olivia. Ha

Emerson is five years old! An official school age kid, not a preschooler anymore. She was so thrilled for her birthday. Her birthday request…to get her ears pierced! She was pretty adamant that she wanted them done even though it hurts. I would love to say there were no tears but overall she got past the pain pretty quickly. Five minutes later she was over the moon with her new flower earrings!

A rare mother/daughter shot with the birthday girl. 
She loves her sister! Don't worry not a black eye. Marker. :)

A little bit about Emerson right now. She is a talkative, bubbly gal. Inquisitive, and relentlessly asks why. Emerson loves to play with dolls, barbies, and her favorite thing is dressing up her stuffed animals. She is very focused in accessorizing them. Earrings, hats, and hair bows. She loves to dress herself and combine different patterns and layer. Her favorite thing to do is draw. She spends a couple hours a day creating her master pieces. Emerson has a great eye for color combination. Because of her perfectionist tendencies she gets frustrated when things aren't quite right. I remind here that drawing takes practice. She is both particular yet carefree. She loves to be around people and making new friends. If you had told me 3 years ago how much this child would be eating I wouldn't have believed it. She is a huge veggie and fruit lover. Likely the healthiest eater in our house. She's growing up fast. I can't wait to see what the future holds for her!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Haven 2 Months Old

Haven is two months old! She is changing everyday. I feel like we have turned the corner from fussy newborn to more interactive baby during her awake time. We are finally getting to see her personality and those sweet smiles. She is a social girl. Haven loves to coo and talk back and forth. Of course she throws in the most adorable smiles ever. She has a very expressive grin that'll make your day. We just started to use the baby gym from time to time. She'll enjoy a few peaceful seconds staring at the toys before her siblings pile on top of her. She has been sleeping amazingly well. She'll go to bed around 9 or 10 and sleep until 7 or 8. All. Night. Long. I can't believe it myself and I certainly wasn't expecting it. So I'm much more rested at night now than when I was pregnant. Haven has rejected the paci but does suck on her hands now and it has been her way of self soothing to go to sleep. At her check-up she weighed in at 10lbs 7oz and was 22.8 inches long. She's moved to 3-6 month sizes since she seems to have very long legs. 

When I took her in she was passed out sound asleep. I told the nurse to be prepared for a crabby baby since it was freezing outside and I had to strip her down. 

Much to our surprise she was delightful. Smiling every chance she got and winning hearts. 

"Check-up during nap time? Awesome!"

Here are a few pictures of our spunky girl. 

For reference Emerson at 2 months old. 

Monday, February 10, 2014

Here are some updated pictures of Haven. Taken sometime in January. Maybe around 6 weeks?? I have been terrible at getting pictures this time around. Sadly most have been on my iPhone and the most awesome quality. 

She has filled in the face quiet a bit and has a sweet smile. She always smiles with eyes too.  

This was Emerson's outfit. Whenever she wears something of hers I get a sense of nostalgia. 

I think she looks a lot like Emerson in this picture. 
Here is Emerson at a little over two months. I see some similarities. How about you?
Another one of Emerson at 3 months.