Friday, March 8, 2013

Family Update

Well, where do I start?...
Rick is doing great at work, supporting all my crazy food cravings and being the best daddy and husband ever as usual. I really don't know how I can expand on that. He works hard in everything he does and I'm exceptionally proud of him. He's actually thinking of going back to school again but there's still lots to figure out with his work and other adjustments. He's also building his own gun and bunk beds for the kids. I will definitely post pictures.

As for myself, I'm eating healthier than I ever have before. Green smoothies in the mornings, tons of green veggies and loads of fruit as well as the occasional cheeseburger and fries. It's Epson salts with lavender in my baths at night, room temperature lemon water every morning and night, tons of water, water and more water and volleyball at least two times a week with the every day exercise my house chores and children put me through. We have the baby paid off which is nice and we are super excited to have a new addition to the family. Lizzie felt the baby move for her first time a couple nights ago and she was so ecstatic. She has asked me to pop the baby out every day since. She can't wait! Lincoln on the other hand thinks my belly is a ball and refers to it as such. He also laughs at my strange belly button every time he sees it. For those wondering, we won't be finding out what the baby is this time around and my actual due date is July 22nd. Yep, I know, another family reunion baby-sorry, some things just can't be prevented. Lizzie is more than thrilled to share her b-day with the baby and like I said..she just can't wait.

Lizzie is doing great with preschool but her attention span is nothing short of very short. She lives in Lizzie land and is more than happy to stay there most of her days, ignoring everyone around her while prancing around with imaginary pony's over rainbows and dazzling the pretend audiences at her princess ballet recital with lil red riding hood as one of her favorite characters existing in all her glory- who knows?!

But I love her, even if she chooses not to listen to me 80% of the time. She's still a wonderful helper, nurturing big sister and major comedian. She will start school this year, which is really bitter-sweet to me and I'd rather not think about it. She already knows how to spell her name and many letters and numbers. she's learning to tie her shoes and she knows how to do my hair-which I must say is awesome. She can do ponytails and piggy tails and has been begging me to teach  her to braid. It's been a bit harder for her to learn that one with her small hands. Lincoln likes to pretend he knows what he's doing while he pulls on my hairs with a small tooth comb, can't say it feels great, but it's cute.
He likes to plop himself down in front of me when I do lizzie's hair in anticipation for me to do his as well. He got his first hair cut this last week and I still can't believe how big he looks now. Bye bye baby hairs! There's not a single one left. Those sweet lil curls now lie in a baggie for me to remember how hard it was to cut them off. But I love his hair now. He's become such a big boy.
Here's a couple before pictures

 and After

I didn't get a view of his baby curls in the back from before but they were darling, I almost cried while cutting them off, but look how cute he is- I don't know what I was afraid of...maybe my baby boy, growing up too fast.
 He talks so much more, repeating things all the time and pronouncing words better and better each day. He is potty trained which is nice for me. I'll get at least four months of no diapers before the next one. He turns Two in June, which I still can't believe. It went by too fast. He does everything like his dad, loves to spend time with him, is a major goof ball to a T and an exceptional athlete.

He loves balls and cars and tools and baby dolls in baby strollers. I don't know how that last one coincides but I think it's a good sign with the next baby coming. He's super independent, curious, observant, and adventurous. He is also going through his two's early, following in his sisters foot steps. He likes to pull hair, bite (which is much less frequent, thank heavens), hit, kick, pest, tease, push the limits and is stubborn as heck, refusing to say sorry, but he is learning fast and he's been much better to say sorry after being naughty. It's only taking a lot of timeouts, removal of toys, and a good solid twenty minutes or so of him thinking, debating it over in his head to finally come to the conclusion that saying sorry and getting the toys back is the best way to do it.
I plan to take more pictures and be better about posting on my blog to keep everyone updated. Love you all! 



Perry Ward said...

It's so nice to read your updates! It makes me feel closer to you and your family. I love Lincoln's haircut! What a doll!

Kelly said...

Oops, sorry. That last comment was from me, Kelly. :)