Saturday, June 9, 2012

Bo is 5 months

Boaz turned five months on June 6th!

I say this every month, but he is still the BEST baby!  And, oh my, is he C.U.T.E!!!!  Just look at those eyes!

We are still trying to figure out how to manage your skin rash or whatever it is.  We're quite sure you have eczema, but we also believe the dairy your momma eats is affecting it, too.  

To say you love your sisters is an understatement!  As you watch them play, you bounce up and down in your walker and squeal and laugh, as if you can't wait to join them someday!  

They also love you.  You are one spoiled boy:)

You have the best laugh.  I need to record it so that I never forget is contagious, just like your sister's.

 You are rolling over both ways.  Almost as soon as I put you on your tummy, you roll back over to your back.

You are grabbing your toys now and have some control over your hands.  When you grab something, you are starting to automatically put it in your mouth.

You are still not sleeping through the night.  You usually wake up once during the 3 o'clock hour, though the past few nights it's been more often.

You have been decreasing on the weight percentile measurement, which could be attributed to your dairy allergy.  The verdict is still out on that one.  You weigh about 13.5 lbs.

You are a blessing to use and we are so thankful for you!

The girls take you wherever they go; even to eat popsicles out on the deck.
Sleeping in your car seat at the zoo.
You, mommy, and Jordan on Mother's Day.
Playing with Daddy.
Sisters playing with you.
Jordan having some fun holding you.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Rylie at Three

I was looking back at old posts of my girls each time they got a year older and I was starting to get a little teary-eyed.  Where is the time going?  Rylie has just turned three, but wasn't I just writing a post on Jordan being three???

I don't have many pics of Rylie from when she was a baby on this computer, but I found these first two which happen to be two of my favorite.

Sweet Baby.
One year.
Two Years
Three Years

Rylie got that tricycle up there for her 2nd birthday and couldn't even reach the petals.  Now she's zooming around on even the bigger tricycle!

Other things about Rylie at this age that I don't want to forget:

--She makes us laugh!  Many times, it's just the way she says things or the look on her face that is funny.  One of the ongoing things she does is call my brother by his wife's name.  We don't know for sure if she's doing it on purpose, but we sure get a kick out of it.

--She is still attached to her beloved blanket and still sucks on her middle two fingers.  She's a little bit OCD with her blanket--before she leaves it, she has to touch the ruffle edge a certain way.  She calls it, "one more button".

--She's been sleeping at night on the bottom bunk since last August(?), but still takes her naps in the crib downstairs.

--She's a little bitty thing, but she has no trouble taking risks and climbing and getting into things.

--She also has no problem doing something that she shouldn't do.  Like her day care teacher said a long time ago, she is definitely the rebel.  She'll challenge us parents in everything, so we are constantly having to win battle after battle.  The testing has slowly been decreasing as she learns that she will never win!  She can hold out those fits for a long time, but mommy and daddy can hold out longer:)

--Rylie still follows Jordan around everywhere and lets Jordan take care of her.  They do a great job playing together.  Jordan says her favorite thing about Rylie is getting to play with her and when she is silly!

--Her favorite foods are fruits: grapes, blueberries, strawberries, cherries, watermelon.  She much prefers these, even over candy and cookies.  Grapes have been my go-to food bribe to get her to eat things she doesn't prefer.

--She is a great big sister to Boaz.  She loves holding him, playing with him, talking to him.  She loves to just touch him, similar to how she feels complete when she touches her blanket:)

--Rylie has learned to say her ABC's, but would not be able to recognize the letters.  She can count to 20 on a good day.  She learned to count by playing hide and seek with Jordan.

--She is starting to draw and has done fairly well at staying in the lines when she colors.  When she draws people, she draws a circle for a head, two smaller circles inside for eyes, and two lines coming out of the head for the legs.

--she's learned most all of the colors, though she will still often call red/pink the "mommy one" and blue the "daddy one".  The first color she learned the real name of was "green like the grass".  Then she would call yellow, "green like the sun".  I think she has it all straightened out now, though:)  She also really likes to go around matching things that are the same color.

--She has been very opinionated about what she will wear.  So if you see her looking like she dressed herself (pants on backwards or boots with a swimming suit), she did!  One of those "battles" that I don't want to fight!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my sweet girl Rylie and can't wait to see what 3 years old has in store!