Thursday, September 29, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Here's Emerson. I believe she was much older than Ezra here since she could wear 6 month clothes at 5 months.
And here is Ezra at 5 months.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Finally getting to a 5 month post for Ezra! He is getting so big and growing so fast it makes me kinda sad but excited of the little person he is becoming. Ezra is one of the happiest guys around. He will grin at everyone with a beaming smile. Then will quickly hide his head, as to hint that he is shy. Recently he has started smiling with his mouth closed, and bites his lips. It's really adorable. Whenever he is playing and I call his name and our eyes meet he lets out the biggest smile you have ever seen. It makes me heart explode. He weighs about 16lbs and is a solid boy. I love his chunky thighs and he giggles when I squeeze them. Ezra is ticklish on his belly, neck, back, and feet. Well, pretty much anywhere and will cackle and squeal. He is the grabbiest baby I have ever seen. He attempts to grab anything out of my hand, knock things over, my face, my hair, any jewelry. Emerson and I both have lost a ton of hair to this little guy. His grip is unreal. He is now getting to where he likes to grab my face and pull my hair when going to sleep. I'm not sure where he got that but it's not too comfy for mommy. Ezra also tries to grab our food. The other day he went after Emerson's cereal! I have a feeling we won't have trouble getting this guy to try food in the months coming up. He is rolling both ways now with great ease and is constantly on the move. He goes after toys with excitement and determination while grunting. Ezra's legs are constantly moving, and he looks like he is swimming when he is on his tummy. His eyes are as blue as ever but I can't tell if his hair will end up being light or dark quite yet. There really isn't that much of it right now but, it is frizzy and curly. His nickname is Ezra Bean. No rhyme or reason to it. That's just what we call him. Emerson calls him beanie sometimes. Ha!
How could you resist this grin and these rolls?!?
To compare his growth this was 2 month ago.
We just love Ezra to pieces. A year ago it was so hard for me to imagine having another baby in addition to Emerson when she was just 18 month old. Now I couldn't imagine life without him. Having him as a part of our family just seems perfect. Happy Birthday Ezra!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
It was finally time for Emerson to get her first haircut. I had put it off for a long time being sentimental about cutting it but, eventually one side was much longer than the other and it was long enough we could trim it a bit. We were lucky enough that my cousin, Anna, cut her hair. It was much more relaxed and Emerson did great. I didn't even have to sit with her, which was nice so I could take pictures. We decided to just trim it up to make it even across the back. She cracked me up when she stuck her hand out of the cape thinking she was getting her nails done too!
After a quick snip, voila! A clean new look for E.
This is her final look!
Monday, September 19, 2011
Emerson is officially two and a half so I think it's time for an update on her! She has changed so much in the last 6 months it's really hard to put it all down. First of all her language development has blown up. At her birthday she was really not saying any phrases at all except, "all done." She knew lots of words but wasn't putting a whole lot together. Now she is speaking in sentences and everyday I'm amazed at what comes out of her mouth. She is full of questions. "Where did Daddy go?" (Also always asking where her little friends and grandparents are. "What is that?" (Cracks me up when paired with the bewildered look on her face. ) She is an emerging fashionista. She knows what she likes and cannot be swayed. Note the dress she is wearing in all these pictures except one. They weren't all taken on the same day but she just loves it! A little too much. Last week she told me when getting up, "I wear it today, Mommy. I love it!" She has a core group of dresses, and I cannot get her to wear anything else. She constantly tells me she loves it, and she says, "I'm pretty!" I have to hide them when they are dirty because she is notorious for getting her favorites out of the laundry. She loves to accessorize with plastic heels, or my shoes along with jewelry galore, and a princess crown. Sometimes she even adds a skirt underneath for kicks. Emerson loves to dance and sing. The other day she sang almost all the words to "Jesus loves me." She also likes to sing, "Twinkle, twinkle, little star, Ba Ba Black Sheep, and her A,B,C's. " Emerson is a girly girl for sure loving to have her nails done. She always wants a different color of polish on her toes, and when I put sunscreen on she tells me it's make-up. If you were to ask her what her favorite color is she would say, orange. Which is really hot pink. We are still working on colors. ;) Emerson has recently got into watching movies. Before age two I never let her watch tv. Good thing too because now she asks all the time now! Her favorite movie is Tangled. Emerson is a major Maximus fan! She is also a fan of The cat in the hat, Dinosaur Train, and of course Sesame Street. We have watched a few Veggie Tales and she likes them too.
Her eating habits have improved a lot since she turned two as well. I can proudly say that she has now had a green vegetable! She loves green beans, and even lettuce. The green leafy kind! Her other favorites are carrots, apples, pretzels, pizza, chick fil a, Dad's pancakes and smoothies. When she says she wants a smoothie it is the same thing she says when she wants to watch a movie. "smoovie." Haha.
She is wearing anywhere from 12 months to 2T clothes, just depending on what it is. We are reusing a lot of clothes from last year since she grows so slowly. Emerson can count to 10 but only if no one is listening. She loves to read books. Her favorite types are Dr. Seuss right now and anything dancing or princess related. She also enjoys bible stories and can always pick out God in the pictures. Emerson loves to emulate cleaning and will use her stroller as a "vacuum" and gets tissue to clean up any spills. She also will clean up spit up from Ezra. Major bonus.
This picture pretty much sums up her personality right now. Running around carefree in a pink dress, singing and dancing, with a princess crown.
You don't think I could have a post with Ezra do you? It's been over a week. Hopefully I'll have his 5 month update before he is 6 months. :)