Friday, October 10, 2014

Christian is Five

So much to say about our firstborn boy! I can't believe he is already 5! It's amazing to think how fast the time has flown, but also such a sweet reminder that these years do pass quickly and that we need to treasure the small moments with our little ones! Christian is a kind-hearted, giving, affectionate, and lovable boy. He loves to play outside, set traps, pretend to fish and make "houses," dig in the dirt, and find earthworms. He also loves collections of things, and you will find cars lined up in his room, LEGO creations scattered about, as well as bits of paper, glued collages, and lots of "treasures" in his closet. He is still our little artiste and loves to draw pictures of his family and monsters, write letters, cut, glue, etc. Christian loves to explore, create, and hang out with Daddy! He is especially sweet to his younger brothers, giving lots of hugs, kisses, and attention to the littlest R baby. He started karate with Steve over a month ago, and is loving it! He is also attending Pre-K (yes, another year- he missed the cutoff for kindergarten by 2 days) on Tuesdays and Thursdays...he seems to enjoy it more this year. With another move this December and more changes to come, we look forward to seeing how Christian changes and grows this upcoming year! We love you Buddy!

At his well-check up in August Christian weighed 43.5 pounds putting him in the 71st percentile for weight, and was 43 inches tall, putting him in the 55th percentile for height.

"First Day of Pre-K!" He preferred his sign over mine. ;)

Nana came up on Christian's birthday to celebrate this big 5 year old!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Summertime Part 2

It's so crazy to think that Summer has come and gone. We had the best summer. Steve worked a little on his thesis, but mostly we had a lot of freedom to come and go and enjoy Colorado, Fort Collins, and family! We made a point to be intentional this Summer, so I created a Summer Bucket List so that we wouldn't forget to do things that we meant to do last Summer. Steve was really good about making sure to get stuff checked off the list, although there were still a few things we missed that will go on our Fall Bucket List and next Summer's. So what the remaining of our Summer looked like was a lot of fishing (for Steve and Christian,) an additional camping adventure with Lucas added to the mix, evening walks, playing at the park, several visits to Highlands Ranch and Castle Rock, a Rockie's Game, a trip to Vail with Steve's family, farmer's markets and festivals, hiking at Horsetooth Falls, a trip with my family to Glenwood Springs, a day trip to Estes Park, ice cream (both homemade and from TCBY and Dairy Queen,) and lots of barbecuing! Basically a blissful Summer!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Christian's 5th Birthday Party

One of Christians favorite shows is Scooby-Doo. He likes to set traps in the house like Fred to catch monsters. So it only seemed fitting to have a little family gathering and Scooby-Doo party for Christians 5th birthday! We had Scooby snacks, hotdogs, brats, puppy chow, cupcakes, and other munchies. Christian and his cousins enjoyed a mystery hunt to find the missing Scooby-Doo (which was actually their Scooby-Doo party favor bags) with clues outside and throughout the house. The kiddos mostly enjoyed playing, eating, and running about. It was such a fun afternoon celebrating our sweet 5 year old!