Sunday, May 6, 2012

To be caught up

 I have every desire to be caught up on my blog...

I have sooo many posts to write but feel like I have to keep them in order or else that event will be forgotten, or lost, as this is the only way I take any sort of record of my family and it's progress, and it seems like even this has taken the back burner to other activities.

And if you really hate these updates feel free to come back some other time but this is the MOTHERLOAD of updates....


Oh this girl kills me, and keeps me on my toes constantly. Her determination to grow up is just soo fascinating and frustrating too. I would like her to stay my baby for at least the first year. But already before her first birthday she is quite independent and mobile.

She is quite the chatterbox as well and can say a whole slew of words already! She has our family down, Mama, Dad, Axel, Celeste, Zoe and Dani. She can say  No no no, this, that, mmmm, and ahhhh. She has started to say keys now, to add to her objects of duck, quack, bath, teeth. She tries to copy me all the time too. Yesterday I was pretending to snore on the couch, and she jumped up to my face and went RAARRR!!! It was super cute, and funny. She thrives on being the center of EVERYONE'S attention.

She is such a GREAT sleeper. At night all we have to do is put her in her crib, and when lights are out she snuggles with her blanket and is OUT! And will stay there until the morning! This has been SO nice for us. Sometimes I take this for granted though, and have to remind myself that this is RARE, and be grateful that I am not ups 2-3 times every night nursing!

She is still tiny tiny tiny. This is hard sometimes for me, I worry she isn't getting enough nutrients, because she literally is tiny I mean the girl still fits in her 3-6 clothes, I make her wear 9 month, and 12 clothes, because her other ones are getting to that stretched out sick faze,  but she still fits in them, and barely fits in her size.  But the girl eats 3 times what Axel does of solid food. She just has her father's metabolism and her mother's activity level I think. At our last dr appointment she hadn't grown much but our dr wasn't too worried because she was still growing. I would be shocked if she was more than 17 lbs at her 1 year mark.

I always laugh when people ask me if they can hold Dani, and she wiggles like crazy out of their hands, or pulls their hair until they give her what she wants. I know it is not that funny, but she knows what she wants and she kinda is ruthless. I say she doesn't mean it, but I am pretty sure she does. I have figured out recently that the reason she pulls hair is because she is trying to get attention from that person. It took me a LONG time to figure it out, but after observing her play with a friend, one minute they were giving each other loves, but when the girl turned and started to play with a different toy, Dani went straight for her hair! I also realized that when she pulls my hair I am usually preoccupied with something out and she is just trying to get me to focus on her!

The other day she climbed up to a neighbor girl got a hold of her hair pulled her to the ground with said hair and took the doll from her. Yeah she was fast and ruthless. The little girl didn't even know what was happening, she just kept saying "Baby no no"....sigh this girl, I laugh now but I am slightly nervous that she will be a force to be reckoned with later in life.

She LOVES to sing and dance, she knows all the actions to one of the songs from the library, and for a while there she would make me sing it to her over and over again. But she twists and shakes it better than any baby I know :)


Oh how this boy is such a big kid now.

First and foremost, we are over the potty training hurdle! He is completely out of diapers/and pull ups, even at night!  I still am so proud of him for being so brave and cooperative. It was hard for him at first, he didn't like this new step, but once he gained confidence in himself, he really started to get excited about it all. The night thing was really funny, he decided to do that all on his own. He told Kory one night when they were getting ready for bed "I don't wear pull ups!" and after that he was just done, and hasn't gone back since. I am a bit worried this summer when we have to put swim diapers on, (because he is still under the age limit where they allow them to go without, I think it is 4). But I think he will understand...

He is getting so smart! I can not believe how much he takes in and is learning lately. Specifically gospel stuff. He has gotten really into singing, he knows a whole bunch of primary songs, and has started singing them while he plays, or when he is down stairs in the studio! Obviously this makes us both very happy, he loves that song by the band called "Fun" and sings it every time it is on the radio :) so its not ALL church stuff. :)

He is really getting good at the concept of saying prayers and why we say them. The other day at lunch he reminded me that we needed to say a prayer before eating. He also reminded us last Sunday that we needed to say a family prayer before bed. :) And the other night he said the prayer for dinner by himself and he said "Thank you for the food, thank you for the prophet". We were pretty surprised by this since it is not usually something we pray for at dinner, I am pretty sure Nursery taught him that.

He LOVES spending time with his friends. I was really worried that Axel would be a lot more introverted, because he was such a shy baby. But he has really come out of his shell lately and everyday he asks to go play with the neighbor boy, or the "Lock and his Nana" (other neighbor kids). It is fun to sit back and just listen to them play and pretend, and to explore the world around them.

Last but not least, he is pretty OBSESSED with superheros these days. I mean, knows more superheros by name, and their villains more then I ever have in my entire life. He and Kory have been reading comic books every night, and remember those peg people I made him for Christmas? Well he has quite the collection now, I wont go into to much detail because Kory wants to blog about it, so I will leave it for him. But the whole thing has opened this whole new world for him! Everyday he is a different character. He still loves robots, pirates, and basketball, but right now he REALLY loves super heroes. Most days he wears jammies all day because all of his super hero costumes are jammies. So I have been working on updating his wardrobe with different super hero T's, I have made r so far (Batmant, Hulk, Captain America, and the Flash) but he has a list for me now and wants me to make MORE.


Kelli said...

I'm glad to see my masks are getting good use even almost a year later :) And blogging was a much better use of time than going to church. Reading blogs is one of the few things that keeps my mind off being sick for a few minutes. So thanks!

KaSs MiLeS said...

I love all the super hero shirts!! So cute! I seriously wouldn't worry about dani, there are just some people who are small. You and kory both are small people, I bet she's just fine. She seems happy and healthy. Plus I think cousin gauge found all the extra pounds for her. :)

Ashley said...

Axel's shirts are turning out so cute! What a lucky boy he is.
Ashdon still asks to wear his batman shirt everyday.