Leah–3.5 update

So much changes in 6 months at this age I thought it would be fun to do a little half birthday update. 

She’s grown up so much in the last 6 months. She gets dressed all by herself. She picks out all her own outfits and loves to wear dresses. 

She’s slowly getting to a place where she’s throwing less tantrums and listening much better than she used to. She is still busy as ever but her attention span has gotten a lot longer recently. She does still get restless and loves to get out of the house as much as possible. 

She is mostly a great big sister. She always remembers to get Alex a toy when we leave the house and loves talking to her and trying to make her giggle. But she sometimes just can not resist the urge to squeeze her or lay on top of her. I can’t wait til they can really play together. 

As evident by these photos she loves playing dress up. She also likes to sing and dance and is a pretty great singer for a 3 year old. She also loves throwing tea parties for her dolls and stuffed animals. 

She loves holidays and gets so excited about every little thing. She has so much enthusiasm it is contagious. People everywhere we go comment on how cute and funny she is. I love that she can make anyone smile. 

She is finally old enough to enjoy doing projects. She gets so proud of herself. We hang them up on the wall and admire them. 

I thought I’d end off with a few little questions I asked her just for fun

Favorite color: blue

Favorite animal: a horse

Favorite food: peanut butter bread

Favorite place to go: WalMart

Favorite thing to do: Play with stuffed animal

Best Friend: Alex (awh!)

If she could have a superpower: Zooming!

I am so glad this sweet, sassy, silly girl is ours forever. 


Alex 5-6 month update

Poor second child. Mama has no time for monthly updates. And taking photos with my real camera has already gotten hard and too time consuming with her crazy older sister running around. 

This girl has already come so far since her 4 month update. She’s rolling both ways with ease now. She can sit independently for only a second or two before falling. She is scooting a little but mostly goes backwards(and gets trapped under furniture) Already gone are the days of laying her on a blanket and her being in the same spot for more than a few seconds. 

We started feeding her solids at 5.5 months and she loooooves them. We are making homemade purees for now. She has already had: bananas, sweet potato, peas, green beans, apples, carrots, and avacado. She has also had oatmeal and I even put some peanut butter in her morning oatmeal a couple times. She loves it. 

She is still not consistently sleeping through the night. Some nights are worse than others but she usually only wakes up once for a bottle and goes back to sleep. She’s a pretty good napper though. She usually takes 2 two hour naps and then sometimes one shorter nap before dinner. 

I call her my sensitive soul. She doesn’t like loud sounds very much and can get overwhelmed easily. She’s already had two incidents where she cried the whole time in child care situations. She definitely prefers mama if she’s hurt or overwhelmed. She likes her dad and grandparents but she calms down much easier for me. 

Day to day though she is a happy, easy going girl. She loves her toys and already plays independently pretty well. I love seeing her figure out the world around her.  I’m bracing myself for how quickly things change in this 6-12 month stage, but I’m excited to see who she will become in the coming months and years. 

One photo with Sister because just look at these two… I’m in trouble!