Friday, March 25, 2011

8 Months Old!

Dearest Savannah,
You are 8 months old! I can't believe it. You are so sweet and cute. I just want to eat you up! You are still in size 4 diapers. You wear size 9 and 12 month clothes. You don't wear shoes yet. You say dad-da a lot! No ma-ma yet. You sit, roll, and scoot on your bottom. No crawling yet, though you will creep backwards sometimes. You've started wanting to move so badly that you will literally jump off your bottom into my lap. It's usually when you want milk! :) You still eat baby food, but I'm going to start mixing up the combos since you've now tried everything and enjoyed it all. No finger foods yet; when I tried to give you puffs, you almost choked, oops! I love you so much and I can't wait to see what tricks you have this month!
Love, Mommy

Thursday, March 17, 2011

First Word

I almost forgot, 2 nights ago, when JW left the room, Savannah looked up after him and literally said "Da da." It was so freakin adorable! She is so flirty and cute with him, every time he looks at her and says, "Hi, Savannah," she tilts her head to one side and hides in my chest while looking at him with a huge smile on her face. So sweet! She's daddy's girl!

Happy 3rd Birthday, Jackson!

Dearest Jackson,
I can't believe it's been 3 whole years that I've been blessed to be your mommy! You are growing up, and you are now officially a "preschooler." You go to preschool twice a week, you can count to 26, you know all your ABC's and letter sounds, and you've memorized so many books that I could swear you could read! Here are some of your stats/faves:
Height: 38.5 inches
Weight: 36.5 lbs
Size: 4T (we skipped over 3T somehow)
Diapers: still, size 5
Favorite Movie: Cars
Favorite Foods: Chicken Nuggets (some things never change), bananas
Favorite Toys: your cars, your John Deere Gator, your Handy Manny tools
Favorite TV show: Handy Manny

No paci! You gave it up, we're so proud of you! The paci fairy came and took it. Now you sleep with a little lightning bug lovey I bought for Savannah, but you just love it, so be it. You've slept in an air mattress on the floor for most of the year, but recently it got a hole in it from your rough play :) and we've moved you back into the bulldie bed, you're doing great. You still nap, thankfully. You're great with sitters, you are friendly to most people, and you are becoming a very nice, polite, well-mannered little boy. You love Jesus and learning about Him and God, praise the Lord! You've met all your milestones this year except for dressing yourself; though I'm sure it's not so much a "can't" as a "won't." Last year, we were worried that you couldn't jump; now, we couldn't stop you from jumping if we tried, and you can even do jumping jacks, make baskets, kick and throw a ball, and run. I'm looking forward to a great spring and summer with you, exploring all the new things you'll be able to do outside.

You're a big brother, and you are so good with your little sis! She adores you and never stops smiling at you, even when you "lovingly" squeeze her little cheeks too hard.

I love you so much, and I can't wait to have another great year with my little guy!

Love always,

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sound the Alarms, Jackson's Turning 3!

Today was Jackson's 3rd birthday party! We had it at the Mid-Michigan Children's Museum, and it was a blast! The theme this year was fire trucks and firemen, and I think it went really well. Guests included me, JW and Savannah of course; Aunt Mary Beth; Grammi and Great Aunt Jane; Kelly and Michael Rigterink; Aunt Paula; and Denise, Talli, Josiah, Livia, and Liya Nelson. We had 5 Alarm Chili, Hot Dogs, and Hungry Girl Cupcakes which were amazing! The kids all had a blast, and I was so proud of my big boy. Savannah was also the star of the museum; the staff actually begged me to sign a release so that they could take her picture and post it on their facebook. What a proud mommy I was! He got some great presents and is currently asleep in his room, probably dreaming of toys and sweets. 2 more days and he actually will be 3, ahhhh!