Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Noah is 20 Months

Be aware that this may be a serious photo overload as I am so far behind! That's just life isn't it?

Noah is such a sweet little "lovey." He is developing his own opinion (and learning how to show it) but is cute and very affectionate nearly always. He is also very friendly and says "Hi" to nearly everyone. He's a charmer. :) He gives wonderful hugs and loves, loves his big brothers!

Noah loves:

  • Playing outside (he is pretty fearless on the slide and is attempting to climb the ladders.)
  • Getting into things he shouldn't (like our office supply drawer with paperclips, rubber bands, staples, etc)
  • Playing with his brothers (It's so fun having big brothers!)
  • Snacking
  • Throwing the "ba" (ball)
  • His white muslin blankets (He calls them his "B" or "Bebe")
  • Climbing on anyone laying on the floor
  • Reading books (if I sit on the couch he immediately brings me one.)
  • Coloring (lines) with markers and taking the caps on and off... repeatedly.
  • Veggie Tales "Jonah" movie
Noah dislikes:
  • Having his hair combed and washed
  • When toys are taken away from him ;)
  • Not being able to go "out-side"
He's becoming much more talkative and tries to repeat words that we say. "Hi Hi Hi" is his favorite, as well as "cook-ie." His words are really pretty clear to understand. He is now sporting 12 teeth (including 4 molars!) He loves having his teeth brushed!

Noah has the darkest (blonde) hair of the 3 boys, and as it grows longer it's becoming it's becoming curly! Looks like his first haircut might be put off awhile longer- I just LOVE the curls!

Favorite foods:

Milk and is always requesting his "Gup" (Cup)
He oddly likes carrots, tomatoes, and sweet peppers but usually won't eat bananas or strawberries. He'll chew up carrots and keep them in his mouth indefinitely.
Sweets (naturally)

This is wayyyy belated but at his 15 month well check he weighed 22 pounds 6 oz putting him in the 17th percentile for weight and was 31 inches tall putting him in the 41st percentile for height for baby boys his age.

Compare: Christian at 19 Months
Lucas at 21 Months

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Swim Lessons

This was Lucas' favorite part of swim lessons. :) A little bribing....

This Winter/Spring (for about 8 weeks total) both Christian and Lucas attended swim lessons 2 days a week. Christian is definitely becoming really comfortable in the water but needs to improve on not inhaling water and getting more comfortable in the deep end. Lucas' first class was the lonnngest ever with clinging to the wall and begging for Mommy, but he is now comfortable blowing bubbles and even going down the awesome pool slide at our local Y. It looks like there may be lots of pool visits in our future!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Lucas' 3 Year Old Survey

1. What is your name? You-cus (although sometimes he says, "I'm not You-cus, I'm a boy!")
2. How old are you? Three
3. What is your favorite color? Pink
4. Who is your best friend? Mommy, Daddy, doggy, Christian, Noah, and Curious George
5. What is your favorite animal? White doggy (who is actually gray all over now.)
6. What is your favorite drink? Milk
7. What is your favorite movie? Tangled
8. What makes you happy? Playing toys
9. What makes you sad? About pooping in my diaper-- (This is an entire different story, let's just say it's been a struggle.)
10. What is your favorite shirt? (No response)
11. What is your favorite toy? Construction Trucks
12. What is your favorite thing to do outside? I like to play with the scooter.
13. What is your favorite book? Good Night, Good Night Construction Site
14. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Oatmeal
15. What is your favorite snack? Captain's Booty (Pirate's Booty) and candies (so true!)
16. What is your favorite game? (No response)

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Lucas is Three

In the midst of a move and Christmas and so much going on our middle son turned THREE! It's hard to believe how fast time has flown and how much Lucas has changed in the past few months. (And yes, I am 3+ months behind in writing a blog post for his birthday.) Lucas is definitely a "threenager" these days. He can be stubborn, but also so sweet. He plays well by himself, but also enjoys playing and tagging along with big brother, Christian. He is a little tough on Noah, but can be so sweet with him too, in fact Lucas and Noah are notorious for getting into trouble: turning on the bathtub, going through cabinet drawers, and making messes together.

Lucas' current favorites include:
  • Anything construction trucks (he likes cars too, but mostly construction trucks)
  • The book "Put Me in the Zoo" by Robert Lopshire
  • Yogurt (In general he's a funny little eater and nibbles like a hamster.)
  • Playing outside (He likes riding his too-small firetruck, pushing the bubble lawnmower, and is getting the hang of the Razor scooter.)
  • His stuffed Doggy and 2 crocheted blankets (Lucas still has a strong attachment to his puppy stuffed animal who is looking less and less like a dog these days.)
  • Snuggling (sometimes)
  • Playing with play dough
  • Hot cocoa with a straw and sprinkles
Lucas' dislikes:
  • Getting his hair washed at bath time
  • Sharing Mommy's lap while reading books
  • Potty training :P

At Lucas' 3 year check up back at the end of January he weighed 31 pounds and 3 ounces putting him in the 44th percentile and was 38.5 inches tall putting him in the 73rd percentile for little boys his age. (He is a skinny little thing- he struggles keeping his pants up.)

For Lucas' actual Birthday we decided to keep it low-key (since it's the day after Christmas) and decided to have a little birthday party for him in our new house in January (post to come.) We had special pancakes at Nana's for breakfast and cupcakes at Grandma's in the evening (we were still living with the R family at the time.)

We are SO SO thankful for you Lucas Jude! You keep us on our toes and we can't wait to see what the future holds for you.

Lucas on his BIRTHday
Lucas on his 1st Birthday
Lucas on his 2nd Birthday

Compare: Christian at 3 years