Monday, August 25, 2014

Kindergarten Here She Comes!

Well the day has finally come for our first born to enter the school system! She has been so excited about Kindergarten for the longest time. The first day was nerve racking for me, but smooth sailing for her. She wasn't nervous at all. I almost cried 3 times. Once on the the drive there. Once on the drive home & right before I picked her up. Fortunately I was able to hold it together. Although now that I think about it, it might have been therapeutic for me to let it all out. 

When she got home, she was still all smiles. She said she had a great day. She loved her teacher. Her favorite part was eating in the cafeteria...LOL! The first thing she said was she got to eat on a stool. It's the little things :)

 Sisters! (Davis was still sleeping!)

Frozen Party

Elliot had an awesome Frozen Birthday Party. Here it is in pictures.

 Painting snowflakes.
 Boys wore Sven Antlers
 Girls wore Elsa Crowns
BFFs Eleanor & Elliot
 There was a Pin the Nose on Olaf game
Pictured: Carson, Matilda, Davis
Regina & Ellis


 Elliot LOVED playing Freeze Dance
 Arden & Elliot
Elliot & Miles

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sweetsie Pie at 20 months

I'm a little behind with this post. We were waiting on our new insurance to find out if we needed to switch pediatricians, which we did. So that took some time. Anyway, here we are at 20 months. Perry is definitely developing a personality. She is very energetic & is really babbling a lot. I would guess she has about 10 words down. She loves to dance. Anytime music comes on, she takes that as her cue to boogie. She refuses to keep bows in her hair & even pulls out her ponytail most of the time, leaving a very messy looking child. She loves dogs. She's constantly chasing Winnie around at my parents' house. And when my brother's dog is around, she loves on her as well. Unfortunately she's into copying everything Davis does. So lately she has been screaming, running around like a mad lady & occasionally hitting. It's definitely monkey see, monkey do. Of course when I get onto her, she just laughs with the biggest smile on her face. Luckily, she sleeps well. She takes a 2-3 hour nap & goes to bed around 8:30pm and gets up between 6:30-7am. She loves "juice" just like the rest of the kids. She looks for it whenever we're at my parents' house. At this age, she does great in the nursery at church, but not so great in sacrament meeting. Can't wait til she can not throw a fit & sit somewhat still for an hour. 

Weight- 22 lbs
Heights- 32"

These pictures wrap up her personality these days...

 This above picture cracks me up it's so cray looking!

Elliot at Age 5

How is my first born 5 years old already? Big things are on the horizon for her. Kindergarten is just around the corner & she is so ready. I can't wait to see her continue to grow & develop into a beautiful young lady. At this age Elliot is quite persuasive. If she wants to do something, she will come up with a very thought out reason as to why it should happen. It's pretty funny to listen to her. Thankfully Elliot still has that innocent quality about her. She would never even think of being mean to someone else & definitely doesn't notice if someone is being rude to her because in her eyes, why would they be? The other day at the splash pad there was a group of older girls playing. Elliot saw them & just assumed they would want to play with her. They weren't being rude by any means, but they clearly didn't want to play with a much younger kid. But Elliot didn't seem put off by it at all & kept popping up wherever they migrated to. When I couldn't handle watching anymore, I made Lane go explain that they were too old for her to play with. And she was ok with it. She is so good natured. I hope she stays that way.

Sunday we all sang happy birthday to her at dinner.

 On Monday, her birthday, we started the day off with donuts. I then let her open 2 presents that she got from Uncle Brian & Aunt Christina, and a gift that she received from Ruby & Poppy from New Zealand.
She loved her Sophia doll.
 Later that morning we went to Six Flags. Here Elliot is with Fog Horn Leg Horn. She was actually on a ride, and  then the next thing I know, she's off it before it even began. And all because she wanted to say hi to the "chicken".
 For dinner we thought it would be fun to take the kids to The Rain Forest Cafe. There's definitely lots to look at & keep their attention. A great time was had by all.

 We got the birthday girl the chocolate Volcano. 

Below are some questions I asked Elliot. Next year I'm going to do this on the day BEFORE her birthday. That way, she's not swayed by some of the gifts she received. 
Birthday Questionnaire
1. What is your favorite color?  pink
2. What is your favorite toy?
Moon Hopper
3. What is your favorite fruit?  apple
4. What is your favorite tv show? Sophia the First
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Olive Sandwich
6. What is your favorite outfit? Elsa Shirt & dress up clothes
7. What is your favorite game? Candy Land
8. What is your favorite snack? Rice Pops
9. What is your favorite animal?  Panda bear
10. What is your favorite song?  I Love to See the Temple
11. What is your favorite book?  Sophia book
12. Who is your best friend?  Eleanor
13. What is your favorite cereal? 
Fruit Loops
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Swing  
15. What is your favorite drink?  Root Beer
16. What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas
17. What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Rollo, Space Monkey & Zippy
18. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Donuts
19. What do you want for dinner on your birthday?  Pizza
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? Ice Cream Truck Driver

#20 makes me smile.Where she came up with that, I have no idea. She says Davis is going to be a race car driver & after he finishes the race, she's going to give him an ice cream. She truly has a big heart!
She insisted on fixing her own hair this day. And we actually went out & ran errands. Lately she's really into locking herself in the bathroom while she "braids" her hair & puts this roll on glitter all over her. She likes to put my perfume on as well as her chapstick. 

Weight: 35 lbs--15.5%
Height: 43.5"--67%