Thursday, September 8, 2016

Chantzlyn is 11 Months Old {yesterday}

Y'all. First of all, how in the world is my baby almost ONE?!  When did that happen?!  Ahhhhh!!!  Time is just flying by and I'm not sure I'm okay with this HUGE milestone creeping up on me!  Second, I can't believe that I am a day late on this blog!  I so had my days mixed up and SO thought that today was the 7th... it's not... it's the 8th.  Heyyyyy... so Mrs. I'm All Caught Up On My Blog is a day behind completely accidentally. That's okay. I'm totally fine that I lived in complete denial yesterday that my baby was 11 months old.... today, I face the hard truth!  This was a BIG month for my little girl!

Love bug Chantzlyn:
-Well, you did it!!!!  With no time to spare and a few days before turning 11 months old you mastered the art of crawling!!!!  Yay!!!  You have figured out how to get those little legs tucked under you & move and get those arms supporting you and moving!  You are so adorable & the cutest little pint sized crawler I've ever seen!  Speed is not on your side yet, but you've got it down and I'm so incredibly proud of you!
- You are also pulling up on things to your knees. Not quit ready to pull yourself up to your feet, but you will stand and put pressure on your feet now when we help you.  Yay!! A few weeks ago I came in to get you up and you were just sitting up in your crib looking around.  It made me SO happy!  I ran out and told Daddy how you were just sitting there!  It was the first time ever not laying, which meant you got yourself from laying to sitting all by yourself! I was so proud!
- You saw your ECI occupational therapist twice last month and once today.  You are completely caught up to where you need to be as an 11 month old.
- You can not only pick your food up, but now you will actually put your little bite-sized food in your mouth.... that along with all the dirt on my floor!  Who needs a Roomba when you have an 11 month old?!  Just kidding, but you are keeping me on my toes to sweep and vacuum more (which I'm sure your daddy appreciates!), but sisters aren't so happy with me that I've put all the Barbie shoes up until you are over putting things in your mouth.
- Speaking of eating, you have really branched out.  You eat most anything that we are eating.  You primarily are still eating baby food, but every now and then I'll give you tastes of what we are eating. Some of your new favorites are biscuits, strawberries, mangos, and pancakes!
- You have added a new word to your vocabulary and it is the cutest thing ever.  You now say, "Uh-oh!"  Ahh-- it's so cute!!
- You are also waving and I love it!  This sounds terrible, but it's more like a "Hail Hitler" straight arm in the air move, but it's so cute!  Every now and then you'll get the hand movement, but normally it's just kinda straight out and up to say hi or bye to someone!
- You can also clap your hands now-- which is the sweetest thing ever!
- You still just have your bottom two teeth, but I really think you may be teething right now.  You've been chewing on things, you've had clear snot, and a super low grade fever just like when you pushed those bottom teeth out.  We'll see if any new ones pop out!
- You are still in a size 2 diaper, but I think you'll be moving into a size 3 soon.
- You are still wearing primarily 3-6 month clothes, but maybe moving into 6-9 soon (although you do still wear a handful of 0-3 month clothes-ha!).
- You still love the water when we go swimming, although when we went yesterday you kept getting super annoyed with your swim hat.  Of course I wanted to keep it on your head so you wouldn't get sun burned, but you just kept trying to pull it off.  You were pretty mad at me when I put it back on.  Silly girl.
- With that, you still don't have much hair, but it's slowing coming in.  What hair you do have is very light blonde.
- We have a little Playskool "Wheels on the Bus" toy, and it is by far your favorite. You love the little people who "ride" on the bus and you enjoy taking them out and playing with them.  You also like it when it sings the "Wheels on the Bus" song.  It's super cute to watch you so entertained with it!

My precious baby girl, I am so incredibly proud of you and all that you have accomplished this month.  You have grown up so much these last few weeks and it makes me smile to think of all that you've been able to do, but it also means you are growing out of the baby phase which is kinda hard on my Momma heart.... but you'll always be my baby no matter how old.   Sweet girl, your smile lights up a room and just melts my heart!  I love you with as much love as I could ever imagine.  You are so precious to me and I'm so thankful for you every day! 


This was my little sun romper when I was a baby. 

That sweet face though!


Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Sawyer's First Day of Pre-K

I can't believe that today was Sawyer's first day of Pre-K!!!  The next time she takes a first day of school picture it will be for Kindergarten... what?!

I have to tell you first of all how excited Sawyer has been for her new school.  She LOVED her meet the teacher night and woke up the next morning and the first thing she asked me was, "Mommy did you pack my backpack?"  I had to explain to her that she didn't go to school for 5 more days and she was a little heartbroken by it.  Since then, every day she has asked if it was time for her to start school yet. Sweet girl.   Today I got to tell her it was the day to start school & this girl could not wait!  She was ready-freddy!

She even grabbed the chalkboard & said, "Mommy, lets take my picture now!"

SO, here is my girl all ready for Pre-K:

And just for kicks, here is a side-by-side of last year's picture versus this year's picture to see how much my sweet girl has grown:

I brought my camera with me up to the school and got a few of her walking in:

She was SO big & so ready & I just love that smile on her face in the picture above!  She was so ready to take on the day.  And don't you worry.... I did bring my camera in ready to snap pictures galore of her inside, but she was so ready I barely got a high five at the door... she left me in the dust & headed into the room by herself.  She was over pictures & ready for school!  Love her great attitude today!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sugar & Spice

Kennedie got invited to a sweet little birthday party for her friend Nyah yesterday.  It was downtown at the cutest little dress-up & event center.  The girls got to pick out fancy dresses to wear with accessories and shoes, make a picture frame, get their nails done, get their hair done, pick out a new animal to stuff and adopt, walk down the runway for a fashion show, eat cake, and have a dance party.  Needless to say Kennedie LOVED every minute.  I unfortunately forgot my camera and my phone is ancient and takes terrible pictures, so I had one of the other moms send me some pictures she took {thanks Courtney!}.  Here are the few she sent me:

Walking the runway with her new pet penguin, Ray. 

Blowing kisses to the crowd.

Friend Cheney (aka: her mom was my photographer!)

All the girls from the party. Kennedie bottom far left & birthday girl front middle with pink teddy bear.

All the girls looked fabulous & I believe fun was had by all!  Happy birthday sweet Nyah!  We are so glad we got to celebrate with you!

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Sawyer's Meet the Teacher

We were so excited for Sawyer to be able to meet her teacher tonight at FBLC.  Sweet girl kept asking me all day when she was going to get to meet her teacher... she just could not wait.  She kept asking me all kinds of questions about where her new school was and when it started and who all went there.

{I will put an insert here to just say that we LOVED our time at NTCA the last 3 years with Kennedie and Sawyer.  We really had no desire to leave NTCA.  Due to some financial changes with NTCA we were not going to be able to afford to send her there and so I had planned on homeschooling her.  Last minute we heard that FBLC offered great scholarships for ministers kids and so we got her on the waitlist.  We found out 2 days ago that she got in for their 2 day a week program.  So thankful God provided this for our family, but I still plan on working with Sawyer on the days she is home.}

Here are some pictures of Sawyer Sue's night:
Ms. Ashley & Ms. Cherrie

Yay!! We are so excited to see what this year holds!  

{P.S.  Did y'all see I was completely caught up on my blog!  Y'all.. this happened TODAY & I get to blog about it!!!  High five me!}

Chantzlyn's 9 Month Stats

Chantzlyn's 9 month stats from this summer:

Length: 26 inches (4%)
Weight: 15 pounds & 3 ounces (7%)
Head Circumference: 17 inches (30%)

Kennedie's 6 Year Stats

Kennedie's 6 year stats:

Height: 45.5 inches (43%)
Weight: 37 pounds (5%)
Body Mass Index: 12.6 (less than 1%)

Preslee's 2 Year Stats

Preslee's 2 year stats:

Height: 36.3 inches (80%)
Weight: 27 pounds (48%)
Head Circumference: 49.5 cm (89%)
Body Mass Index: 14.4 (18%)

Baby Goats

A few weeks ago we loaded the girls up and headed out to our friends small farm to hold some baby goats & chickens.  We all had a great time & are so thankful for sweet friends who help us make sweet memories with our babies.  Thanks Dan & Dalana!

Not so sure what to think about that baby goat....

It was such a fun evening!  And we may have come home with a few farm fresh goodies.... yummy!