Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Its Good to be Four

Well I went to my four year doctor visit last week and have some good stats to report. I thoroughly enjoyed my appointment and was so happy not to have any shots! And I am happy to report that I continue to be a big, strong, healthy girl! I weighed in at 38.5 lbs (75%) and am a whopping 42 inches tall, which puts me at the 95% for kids my age. The doctor joked that I'm going to be taller than mommy soon, but momma didn't think that was too funny! But she and daddy are very grateful that God made me so wonderful and healthy! Now, if i can just avoid the doctor until 5 year visit...THAT would be the best!

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Shake It

I swear, Luke is having fun with Aunt Mags. There was no permanent brain damage that resulted from this little game!

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Once Again, With Feeling

I got to have another birthday party last week with adults this time! Since Nana's birthday is a day before mine, we had a joint birthday party at our house. All of Daddy's side of the family was there and momma cooked a big feast to celebrate. It was at this party that I got my much-anticipated big birthday present from daddy... Lets just say I was a happy girl! It didn't take long before I was biking all over the house!

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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Party Time

Can you find the birthday girl?

I had a great birthday party this year that was super fun. I co-hosted with my good buddy Cole, because we share alot of pals and our birthdays are just a few days apart. I had a blast at Pump It Up, running like crazy for two hours and then enjoyed pizza and birthday cake. Unlike last year, I enjoyed EVERY SECOND of my happy birthday song, as evidenced by the video below!

me with aunt mags and grandpa bill

me with friends kenzie and sidney
good buddies ashlynn and sidney
papa, nana, luke and me

the coolest parents ever!

me and anna banana

kubik girls


a break in the action for a photo

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Friday, February 11, 2011


Well Lauren, since its your special day I'll give you a break from blogging and take care of this post myself. After everyone telling us that you look like you are four all year long, finally you are four years old! Sometime last summer you became very interested in when your next birthday would be, and for the past 6 months you've been borderline obsessed with when it would be your turn to have a birthday...well girl, you got your wish!

At four years old, you are highly engaging and energetic...SO loving and caring, with a very strong independent streak. Strong willed you are... passionate...opinionated... but you are at heart a people pleaser and you are SO helpful around the house and with your brother especially. You LOVE to have fun and be silly...wrestling with daddy, dance parties and crazy songs abound. You love to be included in anything...if we ask you to help with chores, or cooking, you're response is always a cheery "sure!" You have a tender heart and you usually apologize after your bouts with sassiness. And sassy you are! The past 6 months we've begun to see your little 'tude shine through, whether it be eye rolling or crossing your arms and huffing away. You've even told me a few times "Mommy, you're not NICE to me! I'm never going to marry you EVER AGAIN!" Ohhh me and daddy will have a long road ahead of us in the teenage years, won't we?!

You have so many friends and love to be around other kids. You often take on the role of the leader but if there are older girls around, you will submit to ANYTHING they want you to do! You have a great circle of friends and you give most of them your own special pet names, which is cute. You have even been known to schedule playdates with other kids without even telling mom! Yikes!

You are a sweet sweet child. You already love God (which is our greatest dream for you) and are so sweet in your nightly prayers...always thanking God for your mommy and daddy and brother..and then various combinations of grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends. We love to see your caring side shine through!

If there's one thing about you we can always count on, you ALWAYS provide us "Lauren stories" to share with family and friends of all the insanely mature things that come out of your mouth. Your verbal skills have always been strong, but this year especially you come out with some "zingers"! Daddy and I must be extra careful what we say in your presence (even if we don't think you're listening), because it almost always gets repeated!

We can't wait to see how you will grow and change in your fourth year. You are the absolute JOY of our lives, Lauren. We couldn't love you any more than we do... Praise be to God for blessing us with precious, sweet, loving, rambunctious YOU. We will never stop thanking Him!

momma and daddy

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

5 Months

Luke, you are 5 months old now! Time has flown by so quickly since you were born! The biggest news at 5 months old is that on your exact birthday you broke your first tooth! I broke my first tooth at almost 8 months old, so you beat me by a mile! I'm so proud of you, brother :) You have a very happy disposition and you are quite a strong little guy...you love to stand up on momma's lap and you are starting to roll both ways (you went tummy to back first). You usually sleep about 6:30pm to 4 or 5 am, then you are up for a quick snack and then back to bed. You like to coo and yelp out to hear your own voice. You also love to "eat" our faces...big big open mouth kisses! You ADORE me and momma and daddy...you light up every time you see us! Happy birthday Luker!

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