Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Haven 8 Months

Somehow this girl turned 8 months. What?!

She's pretty happy about it though. Isn't she the most scrumptious baby in the world?

These pictures were taken during our drooly phase. We now have two bottom teeth and two top ones almost through. 

So since the last update this gal become mobile. Sometime at the end of July she started pulling herself around. Official army crawler. She seems to be much happier that way, able to explore.

Her hair is coming in quickly. I think she has as much hair as Emerson did at a year and at this age Ezra was completely bald. 

She's babbling a lot and saying lots of ba sounds. 

Blowing bubbles is also fun.

"Hi there" 
Sometimes she throws her hand up in the air and I like to think she is waving. She also recently discovered clapping and of course it's adorable. You would think it would be old news to see a baby learn new things but still amazing.

Her profile

"Wait, who's there?"

"We have a dog?!?"
She has been super thrilled with Mia. She starts giggling when she sees her and now that she's mobile it's on.  She had a check up at 7 months and was 15lbs 6oz maybe and 26 inches. She really is such a delight. Happy, giggly and cuddly. Oh, and she likes to eat. A lot. She hasn't really said no to anything yet. Her fave right now is pears. The other day Emerson asked me, " Why does she always stop crying when you give her food?" Because she likes food a lot. Happy 8 months Haven!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Summer Time

Some summertime fun from a couple months ago that has been sitting waiting for captions. So I guess it's about time to publish since summer is almost gone!

Kung Fu anyone?

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.