Saturday, November 10, 2012

19 Months

This girl makes me laugh. I caught her at her brother's school desk today (somewhere she's not supposed to be playing), and in her sweetest voice she said "Hiiiiii, Momma!" The rabbit ears didn't help. Yes, I'm in trouble...

She's becoming more independent these days, but she still wants me to hold her all the time. Especially when I'm making dinner. She stands and pulls on my leg yelling "HOLD". She loves antagonzing Owen, and if Ethan will pay attention to her she's in heaven.

I took her in for her 18 month well-check and to no one's surprise, she wasn't even on the charts for her weight (at a whopping 18 lbs). She was in the 5th percentile in height and 80th in head size, naturally. (that seems small compared to Owen's 99.99% size head!) We've been working at fattening her up by giving her whipping cream or half and half in her whole milk. I'm also covering all her food in butter. She's successfully gained 3 pounds in past three weeks!

Monday, November 05, 2012

Halloween 2012

 We hosted our 3rd Annual Halloween block part this last week, and it was a blast! We invited all the neighbors and other friends to grill out before it got dark enough to go trick or treating. I think we had over 30 kids all dressed up jumping in the jump house and playing games in the yard. There was everything to super heroes, Legos, and Bob the Builder to kitty cats and Egyptian princesses.
 Only a few moms dressed up this year, but it didn't stop us from having a good time! I'm so thankful for these crazy ladies that keep life as a mom fun!
 Owen was Bob the Builder again this year, but I don't think he ever had his complete costume on all at once. Ethan was Wolverine, and he was so busy playing I never had a chance to get a picture of him in complete costume. Harper was a cute kitty, and she loved wearing her costume and saying "meow". Chris dressed up as Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible (hence the hood and no smile!).
It was such a fun night of hanging out with friends, eating good food, and getting to know new people. Who would have thought Halloween might turn into one of my favorite holidays! ;)