Tuesday, April 24, 2012

21 questions with Alabama at 3

I meant to post this back in February, but here it is:
I got this idea from Pinterest to ask the same questions every year on the child's birthday to see how the answers change over the years. So here's our first year at 3!
1. What is your favorite color? Purple
2. What is your favorite toy? Babydolls
3. What is your favorite store? Wal-Mart
4. What is your favorite TV show? Barney
5. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Turkey and cheese
6. What is your favorite thing to wear?
7. What is your favorite game? Candy Land
8. What is your favorite snack? goldfish
9. What is your favorite animal? giraffe
10. What is your favorite song? Jesus loves Me
11. What is your favorite book? Goodnight Gorilla
12. Who is your best friend? Clara Walden
13. What is your favorite restaurant? Ryans
14. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play in the play house
15. What is your favorite drink? Lemonlade (lemonade)
16.What is your favorite candy? peppermint ("Alabama, I thought you didn't like peppermint?" "I do now because I'm 3!"
17. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? eggs
18. What do you not like to do? give hugs to everyone
19. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? animals
20. What do you want to be when you grow up? a cheerleader!
21. What is your favorite movie? The ones when I was a baby!

6 Months!

Pate, you are 6 months old! Half of the first year of your life is already gone.....kind of bittersweet. I love that you are learning new things and interacting more and more with us, but I will miss holding my sweet baby when you are 3 and won't sit still for a second! You sit up all by yourself all the time. Falling over gracefully....still in progress. ha! You are beginning to try and crawl. You get up on all fours, but haven't taken a "crawl" yet. You can almost sit up by yourself from laying down. Working hard on that one. You are reaching for EVERYTHING now! Can't have anything close by or it will soon be in your mouth! You love your exersaucer still but have outgrown your swing (especially after you fell out of it!) and pretty much the Bumbo, too. Jumping is your specialty....in the jumper at church or just standing on our lap....you love it!  You are just as sweet as ever and everyone says what a happy baby you are everywhere we go! You wear size 6-9 month clothes and a size 3 diaper and size 2 shoe. You are STILL waking up once a night to eat. :(  You nurse every 3-4 hours and I have introduced several foods to you (rice cereal, oatmeal, green beans, peas, even applesauce), but you aren't interested at.all. You wrinkle your nose up and spit it out right away. But we'll keep trying! You love Alabama so much and are so excited when we pick her up from preschool! She loves you, too, and she is such a big helper and a fun sister! You are so stinking cute that I can't stand it sometimes. People tell me at least once a week that you should be a baby model! The color of your hair is lightening but you still have a lot of it and it is starting to curl on the sides! :-) (If you were a girl, you could totally have pigtails now! ha!) I just love those chubby little legs! You make so many sounds and "talk" to us a lot. Some of the noises you make are so funny like when you growl! Hilarious! No teeth yet, but plenty of drool! Apparently, you love to blow spit bubbles and raspberries and do it all day long! You also find great joy in banging the table or whatever is close to you like a drum with your whole arm. Boys and noise! ha!I'll update stats on Monday after we go to the doctor! I love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living, my baby you'll be! At your appointment, you weighed 19 lbs 6 oz.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pate, you are 5 months! You weigh about 18 pounds and are wearing mostly size 6-9 month and 6 month clothes. You wear a size 3 diaper and a size 2 shoe. You are just a happy, sweet baby! We love you so much and you bring so much joy to our life! You are just starting to sit up on your own now without falling over! Such a big boy!! You drool a lot and chew on everything, I keep checking for teeth but still none! You sleep on your stomach most of the time and sleep just about every time we get into the car. You are still waking up once at night. Your favorite toys are your Sophie giraffe, your mouse, and you love to play in the exersaucer and walk around with it. You love to turn the pages in the books we read and of course chew on them if you get a chance! ha! A funny thing you do is splash and splash when you get in the tub! It is hilarious! You love Alabama so much and she is great at making you laugh. You are very ticklish, especially under your neck! You talk all the time and it's so funny how much you even sound like your sister when she was a baby. You are reaching out and grabbing everything in your reach so we have to be careful at the table with you. You have eaten rice cereal a few times now and are still getting the hang of it.  I'm so blessed and honored to be your Mama!