Sunday, April 17, 2016

Life Lately

Since I've been a total slacker when it comes to updating my blog...  here is a little bit of what we have been up to!

Fredirck 5 going to an Easter egg hung
Max, Claire and Kate have been doing swim lessons.  All love it! Kate has surprised me the most. She LOVES the water!

This summer is going to be very busy chasing around these three fish!

 Little Punkers is full of personality and has us laughing all the time! I can't believe she will be one in less than a month. :(  We are going to have a small first birthday with mostly family.  I'm doing a pink and gold theme that has a touch of sparkle!
Kate is finally sleeping through the night!  One night she woke up after two hours and I decided enough was enough and it was time to cry it out.  The first night was really hard, then she just fussed a little the next two nights.  So now she goes to bed at 7 and wakes up at 5:30/6! It is early, but i feel more rested getting a complete night's sleep!

With the weather warming up, we are meeting more neighbors.  It still gets lonely and I still miss Greensboro.  Max and Claire have two little friends across the street that they love to play with.  If they see each other outside they immediately go get their bikes, chalk, basketball, you name it - and it's hard work getting them back in.

Our next two months are so busy.  This week we are going to a Jimmy Buffett concert! I've never been and don't know too many songs, but I'm looking forward to it!  THEN... THEN.... we are going to the Kentucky Derby!!! One of Justin's suppliers from work invited us!  We just got our itinerary and it looks like we are going to have a blast! (side note: I'm having a hard time leaving Kate that long.  It will be my first time away from her and it makes me sad.  We are leaving the day after her birthday.) The weekend after that is the Member Guest tournament at the club we go to and our good friends from Wilmington are coming!! Then in June we are going back home for another member guest!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Kate ~ 11 months

Little punkers is 11 months! That means in less than a month (bc I procrastinate) she will be ONE.

She is full of energy and on the go all the time!  She has found the stairs and heads that way as often as she can ... and she is quick!

We finally decided it was time for her to be sleeping through the night.  Actually, I've wanted it for a looong time, but was finally tired enough to make it happen! It started when she woke up after only being asleep two hours and wanted to nurse.... NOPE. so she cried and cried for over an hour until i finally gave in.  Night two we both did better.  She woke up twice, but didn't fuss for long.  She made it until 6am! We have had two successful nights, and hope for more!

She claps, waves, plays peek-a-boo and does her #1 punkers hand raise all the time!  She loves to laugh and is genuinely a happy baby.  She says dada all day.  She has looked at Justin and said it, but she also says it all her conversations.  I think she says "bye bye" and sometimes it sounds like she is saying "all done".  She is starting to pick up on some sign language.  She signs "more" and "all done"

She loves food.  Some new favorites are: eggs, waffles, broccoli sticks (mix of potato and broccoli), oatmeal and apple slices.

She has four teeth and two side teeth coming in.
She is our little punky. She still wears mostly 6-9 month clothes.

She had her first swim lesson on April 2nd.  She LOVED it and did great!  She is signed up for three more!

I absolutely love every second I get with her.