Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Collins || 11 months

You are now 11 months old.  I can't believe we are closing in on 1 year.  Time is flying and we are loving every day with you.  You have filled our family with such joy!
You are getting busier by the day.  You are crawling super fast and pulling up on everything!  Although you still prefer to be held and carried.  You are constantly crawling right over to wherever I'm standing and pull up on my legs until I pick you up! :)
You are growing and weigh around 18 lbs. and are about 28 inches tall.  You are wearing mostly 12 month clothes and size 4 diapers.
You had another tooth break through - your first one on top, so now a total of 3.  But only 3 teeth doesn't stop you from eating.  You are eating more and more table foods.  You love all fruit - bananas, strawberries, grapes, blue berries.  You like crackers, pancakes, cinnamon rolls, carrots, and french fries.  You still get 1 jar of baby food a day at school during lunch time.  You still nurse or get a bottle 4 times a day -- you take around 7oz in your bottles when at school.
You go to bed around 7:30 - sometimes earlier depending on your naps and sometimes later depending on if we are out and about.  You are pretty flexible.  You wake up every morning around 6am, no matter what time you go to bed.  You still take 2 naps most days, usually 1 really long one (2-3 hours) and your second nap is getting shorter (around an hour).
You love being outside, chewing on everything, snacks, your paci, being held, watching your brothers and sister (they entertain you non stop).  You are super ticklish, super happy and super loved!
We are so grateful for you, our perfect little baby caboose!
Here are some pictures of you at 11 months:


Monday, June 5, 2017

school's out for summer...

Another school year has wrapped up.  We are looking forward to summer!  Although the kiddos still have to get up and go to summer care it just feels different -- more laid back, no more bus to catch, days off with grandparents, baseball camp, staying up later, etc.
Sawyer had an awesome year in 1st grade.  We LOVE his teacher and are sad to leave her.  She was the sweetest.  He loves PE, recess, lunch (although he doesn't eat much at school - combination of being picky and talking!), math and reading.  He's gotten really into reading - which I love.  His favorite is currently The Magic Treehouse and Captain Underpants.
Graham finished up 4k and is so ready for Kindergarten.  I can't believe my baby boy is headed to big school.  But I know he will do awesome.  He came so far this year with his (starting) reading, sight words and writing. 
MK has probably physically changed the most.  She's grown several inches (so has her hair!).  She learned tons this year (colors, shapes, numbers, etc.) and talks our ears off all the time. It's hard to get a word in between her and Graham and their "why" all day long. :)
And couldn't leave out baby sister. :)
And clearly some were more excited than others to take pictures on the last day!

These comparison pictures -- wow!  They have all grown so much!!
Time is a thief!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Spring family pictures

We had some spring pictures taken recently and I LOVE them SO SO much!
The girls look precious in their dresses that my mom and I made them to wear for Easter.  And the boys are cuties like always.  They are looking so grown! 
Collins was not in the mood this day (turns out she had an ear infection) and the others weren't overly cooperative but you can't tell from the pictures.  My friend, Adrian Chandler, did an amazing job and captured us and all the little details so well!!
Sometimes I still have to pinch myself that this is my (not so) little family.
We are so blessed and God is so good!