Luke: 1 Year Old!


I can’t believe a whole year has gone by with this little man! He was such a calm and sweet baby and is now looking more like a kid every day (and turning into a crazy kid).  I feel like I am going to have my hands full with this one.

Stats: 21.5 pounds (50th percentile); 2 ft 5.5 inches (50th percentile)

Favorites: His Mickey Mouse blanket (he lights up every time I give it to him and snuggles it), anything with wheels, sliding across the house on any object that will move on the floor, getting into things he shouldn’t (and when you move him to another spot to redirect him, he is determined to go back to where he was), he loves FOOD a lot, leaning and standing against things, and definitely has become a mama’s boy.

Lifesavers for Mom and Dad: playpen to keep him out of trouble, his high chair to keep him restrained, his hippo stroller, and all of his toys that keep him occupied for hours (he is pretty good about playing by himself.


Dislikes: when mom leaves him behind, changing diapers (it’s like a wrestling match with him), and putting his shirts on (I swear I have to pin him down every time).

Facts: He just started going to gym day care and cries the whole time, he can walk assisted (like moving along furniture and walls) but refuses to walk on his own even though we know he could do it, says “Mama”and “Dada” and really means it when he says “Mama”, loves to be wrestled with, is super ticklish on his hips and neck, loves anything with buttons, loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

Sleep Habits: He is a great night sleeper, but doesn’t do too great with naps. He takes one to two naps a day depending on what is going on.  He sleeps from 8 at night until about 7 in the morning.

Doctors Visits: His one year check up and also when he had these weird bumps all over this body, which we concluded were bug bites. I was so nervous that he had chicken pox! He did pretty well with his shots.


Eating Habits: This boy loves to eat! He eats toast, muffins, cereal, yogurt bites, and fruit for breakfast. Usually for lunch he will have some meat and carrots (or other veggies) and a squeeze.  For dinner, he loves mac and cheese or mashed potatoes with a side of fruit. He is officially off formula and drinking milk, which is so awesome!!

Milestones: Super clingy! No more formula, walking assisted, actually meaning “Mama” when he says it, mocking noises we make, showing a little interest in books, loves to push things with wheels. He loves songs and music! Twinkle, Twinkle is his favorite song.

Looking Forward To:  Even though I will regret saying this, it will be a little nicer when he walks (even though he gets into everything now). I definitely look forward to him talking!


Olivia: 3 Years Old!


Now that Olivia is older, I stopped doing the month by month and now would like to update this blog at least every six months with her! It’s crazy how much she has grown since my last entry for her.

Stats: 3 ft 3.5 inches , 32 pounds (Last October she was 2 ft 11 inches, 29 pounds..she grew so much!)


Favorites: Where to start. This girl loves PLAY and EVERYTHING that has to do with it. She starts the day with an episode of Paw Patrol, Team Umizoomi, or Daniel Tiger to start off her day.  Most days we swim, go to storytime, shop, or go to the mall and ride the rides. She loves to go to Gym Magic to open gym.  She loves her best friend Mallory and always asks about her. She loves to dig and still loves to carry around her monkeys and talks to them.

Lifesavers for Mom and Dad: ABC Mouse, Going to Kids Kountry (to socialize), playing with puzzles, her bike and scooter keep her busy


Dislikes: When I put her in time out (she has the time out cry), when Luke touches anything of hers or even looks at her in the car (“Stop looking at me Baby Luke!”), other kids touching Luke, making her go to bed when she wants to play, taking toys away when she gets out of control.


Facts: The dentist said that her gap is actually a good thing and is not the least concerned about it.  She is stopped DAILY and asked if her hair is natural. She loves to bike, go for walks, play at the park for hours, and constantly asks if we are going to go to California.  She can sing so many songs by heart, but “I am a Child of God” is her favorite. She listens to the same three CDs in the car over and over again. She loves to be the boss of Luke. When she is super excited about something, she won’t say a word but just looks at you and jumps as high as she can. She seriously needs to be in drama because we ask her to show an emotion and she will act it out perfectly for us.

Sleep Habits: So so nice! She still naps for me and sometimes will go three hours if I let her! She goes to bed between 9 and 10 and gets up around 7 or 8 (with the nap during the day). Some days we go without nap and she goes to bed about 8. She transitioned to a big girl bed like it was nothing and I’ve had no issues with it, except the occasional falling out of bed.


Doctors Visits: She seriously just sprained her ankle last week, but other than that she’s been pretty good about avoiding catastrophe (knock on wood).

Eating Habits: She loves to eat cereal or muffins for breakfast and is not a fan of eggs (even though she ate them a ton when she was smaller). Her lunch consists of sandwiches, lunchables, nuggets, leftover dinner, apples, bananas, etc. She will eat every fruit out there. She is pretty much a snacker during the day and doesn’t really obsess about food (which I don’t push her to eat). She loves pizza and macaroni and cheese. She even likes broccoli because of school.


Milestones: So many! Her vocabulary is so different than six months ago.  I can have full on conversations with her and ask her to do favors for me all of the time. We are still working on her answering “Why?” questions. She can recite “Brown Bear, Brown Bear” word for word and does it with her Old McDonald book too. She can swim only with floaties.  She ran a 100m race in May for Run Disney. She can lift her feet on her balance bike and is just beginning to use pedals on her other bike. She went from crying when I put her in daycare, to not caring at all if I drop her off at school or gym daycare. I love that!

Looking Forward To:  Having more grown up conversations with her. I really love our family vacations with her and how excited she is to travel. Christmas is going to be so fun this year! This age is difficult at times, but really fun at the same time!