Sunday, May 24, 2009

May 24, 2009

Summer is just around the corner and the 4 of you are changing every day. I could write a book about the funny things you do and say! I love that each of you can make me laugh just by being you!

Eli: Sweetheart boy! You are an outside boy for sure! You love to explore, but not necessarily get dirty. While your brother and sister go right for the sandbox, you are happy to stand around the edge for a while. Your grandma showed you how she can do "underdog" while you are in your swing. The other day I was pushing Allie and you walked under her swing (almost knocking you over) and said "underdog!" I love to hear you mimic all that you hear around you. Your vocabulary continues to astound us all. Thank goodness for trains, trucks, and cars...your favorite things lately. We live in such a great spot for you to look out the window at all of the cars, trucks, and buses that go down our street. By far you are the most gentle with your baby sister. You seem to really be delighted by her, and she feels the same way about you! Daddy and I will only put her in your crib because we know you will protect her. Thanks for always putting your shoes and hat away when we come inside. You are such a responsible helper and good listener Eli, I love EVERY inch of you!

Cara: Guess what you can do? Blow your nose!!! A recent cold went through our house and your nose ran for days. You would come up to me and say, "Mommy get boogers, tissue?!?!" Ha! You are starting to have an opinion about what you wear. You love to wear pink and aren't sure about other colors, but you know when something isn't pink. You think it is funny to say "ugly pants or shirt" since mommy always says "pretty shirt!" You are developing a love for chocolate and call it "ka-ka-let" When you drink your whole sippy cup you say, "yittle bit more?" Oh Cara, you are a good girl. Sure you have your moments of anger when you hit or poke an eye or two. But, for the most part you are an independent girl who likes to please. Your favorite snack these days are marshmellows and your favorite fruit is applesauce! You are my girl Cara, I love you to the moon and back!

Brady: Hi strong boy! I can't belive all you are doing these days. In the last three weeks you have gone from a boy who crawls to a big boy who walks! Hooray for you! Having three walking toddlers makes going outside so much easier. You are trying so hard to keep up with Eli and Cara and you are doing a great job! You may not be as fast, but they know you are a lot strong than them. You always win in a wrestling match or tug of war. Speaking of tugs of war my Brady, you are a stubborn one! We have to use time out in your crib lately because you like to dig your heels in and not comply with us. But as stubborn as you can be, you can be 10 times as sweet. I love your sweet kisses and snuggles! You just LOVE to play with play doh and you still love sweets! Mommy is kind of sad because your tiny hair is starting to grow in. I love to pet your soft fuzzy head. Brady boy, you steal my heart every day!

Allie: Oooo Allie, couldn't adore you any more! You are a big, big girl! 90th percentile for everything! I brag all the time about how easy you are to take care of, it is true! It is easy to get pushed to the side around here with three toddlers around, but you are so happy to just eat, play, and sleep. Your smiling blue eyes and big grin melt my heart! You are sitting up like a pro and I don't think it will be long before you crawl. Your excersaucer is your little vehicle to cruise around the house in. I have to say you sometimes drive me crazy in that thing because you are always under my foot, or running over it! You really torment Brady who is a little unsteady on his feet. You chase him in that thing as he screams for help! We are so grateful for you darling Allie, you bring sunshine in our house everyday.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May 6, 2009

Eli: You are the reason I sat down to write tonight buddy! Your ever-exploding language is keeping me laughing day after day! Yesterday as I got you up out of your crib, you dropped all of your stuffed animals and said, "Bye guys. See you later aliigators!" When you saw the garbage truck on Monday morning you said "taking stinky diapers," to which I asked, "Where will the truck take them?" You answered, "to grandma's house!" Eli you are a sweetheart. You share without fussing, you give kisses and hugs willingly, and you are kind to everyone. Our family is luckly to have you Beezer! I thought of one more precious thing. Tonight after we said our prayers, you took your Elmo's hands, put them together and said, "Elmo pray to Jesus." Too cute...

Cara: A few days ago mommy put you in a nightgown for the first time! What a big looked so precious. I love how in-tuned you are to me Cara-Beara. When I come down dressed in a nice outfit, you look at me and say, "Mommy pretty!" You are a cuddly little snuggle bug and daddy and I often fight over who gets to hold you when you get hurt. I bought you a baby doll bathtub for $1 and you think it is the greatest toy on earth. I love watching you lovingly wash you baby and imitate my every move. You are learning to say "I'm sorry mommy" when you make a mistake and it is the sweetest thing!

Brady: My stubborn little cutie! You give mommy a run for her money every day. We have had a few "standoffs" lately. I ask you to do something and you just tuck your chin down and refuse. Luckily, if I stand my ground long enough, you will give in. You are a tough boy Brady! You love to tackle your brother even though he doesn't like to wrestle. I'm so glad that you still will snuggle mommy and give me kisses. I love your sweet kisses Brady boy!

Allie: You are six months old today baby girl! You are a beauty and your smile melts my heart all day long. I love to go in and see you first thing in the morning. Even if you are crying, once you see me, your whole face just lights up! What a good girl you are. You are on a great schedule and are so easy to take care of. You love to sit in your excersaucer and you can scoot all around the house. You are sitting up on your own so well and it is so fun for you to watch you sister and brothers play. We have to put your bouncy seat away today Allie, and mommy is sad about it. You are just too big for it now, and need to be in a highchair. I'm really going to miss you infant days, you have brought me so much joy!