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Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Gone Tooth

Back in May we were eating corn on the cob for dinner and Hannah started to complain that her tooth hurt.  I just brushed it off, thinking there was corn stuck in her teeth or something.  When she was still complaining the next day, I decided to check it out.  I looked in her mouth, and saw that she had her very first loose tooth.  She was SO SO SO excited because one of her good friends had lost a tooth a few months earlier.  I, on the other hand, was not excited at all.  I gave her strict instructions not to wiggle that tooth at all.  I then went in my room and cried.  I  was not ready for missing teeth!  I’m not ready for the awkward smiles, braces, big girl look that permanent teeth bring.  Not ready, not ready, not ready!  I loved her little girl smile so much and I was hoping to keep that tooth in for as long as possible.  Since she is such a little rule follower, I’m convinced that tooth stayed in two weeks longer than it would have if it belonged to any other child.  Everyone she saw she told, “I have a loose tooth, but my mom says I can’t wiggle it!”  One day in early June she spent the day with a friend and came home with a very, very loose tooth.  I told her to stay right there, I wanted one last picture of her with all her baby teeth.  When I came back outside, this is what I saw.


Tooth in hand!


She was so excited!  The tooth fairy brought her a $2 bill, a $1 bill, and a fairy DVD.  She can’t wait to loose even more teeth!  For the next few weeks she told everyone she saw, “I have a gone tooth!”  

Monday, July 29, 2013


Our Sadie girl is three!  I know, I know, this happened in May- but at least I’m writing about it!  Since Hannah’s birthday in March, Sadie had been talking non stop about her birthday and birthday party.  She was SO excited to get presents!  Since her birthday is always around Memorial Day, it is a great excuse to have a BBQ and hang out with friends.  Most of her birthday guests were our adult friends, but Sadie still had a great time.  The day before her actual birthday we had a small little party at the park with some of Hannah’s preschool friends and their younger siblings.  Sadie thinks that the preschool friends are her best friends, so she was in heaven!  On her actual birthday we had to take a trip to the pediatrician where she was diagnosed with a double ear infection.  Poor thing didn’t feel well at all!  She made the best of it though and ended up having a good day. 


Friends at the park! IMG_0346IMG_0354

Poor sick girl!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dance Camp

I am SO proud of my Sadie girl!  This past week she went to dance camp with Hannah.  This is the first time she’s ever done anything “drop off” style.  The first day I was a nervous wreck that she wouldn’t do well.  Her teacher said she did great and she had so much fun!  She wasn’t in Hannah’s group, so even though they were there together, they didn’t see each other most of the morning.  Here is a video of her performance on the last day.  She did such a great job!  You can see the look on her face towards the end as they danced closer to me.  She was so worried that she left her “pack pack” in the other room. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

2 Months

Before Claire turns 3 months old in a few days, I need to post her 2 month pictures!  She is such an incredibly happy baby.  Seriously, she makes this newborn stage so easy.  She goes with the flow as I drag her around to all of her sisters’ activities.  She loves the Ergo carrier and falls asleep every time I put her in there.  She sleeps through the night!!  She is a dream baby!  She loves to smile and is just starting to giggle a little bit.  Every time you go to put her paci in her mouth you can’t, because she smiles so big that it won’t stay in her mouth!  Her 2 months stats are a little skewed because she went to her two month appointment two weeks late.  They grow so fast at this age and I know she grew a lot in those 2 weeks. 

2 month stats:

10 lbs 11 oz

23 inches

She is very loved and her sisters can’t get enough of her! 

PS- Poor Bear pictures were also taken 2+ weeks late.  What can I say…She’s the third child!IMG_0410-001IMG_0411-001IMG_0412-001IMG_0413-001

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Silly Sadie


I found Sadie flipping through her Bible and saying, “NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO!”  When I asked her what she was saying NO about, she said, “Well, I’m trying to found Jesus!”  When she finally found him, she said, “YES!” 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Soccer Star

Hannah has never had any interest in trying any sport.  She loves ballet and it is definitely her thing!  However, Kyle and I both wanted her to at least try a team sport.  In the past we’ve talked up t-ball and soccer and she’s always said she wasn’t interested.  I even asked her last spring if she wanted to play soccer with her good friend from school and she said, “No, I think I’ll just go cheer for her.”  This spring I was determined to get her to try soccer.  One of her preschool friends was going to do it, so that convinced her!  This friend ended up not doing soccer because she was too busy but we later found out that Hannah’s BFF was also going to play!  Hannah has really great fine motor skills, but her gross motor skills have never been as good.  She’s always had a hard time kicking a ball, swinging a bat, or balancing on her bike.  I wasn’t expecting too much on the soccer field, but I wanted her to at least try it.  In her first game, she scored a goal!  That really boosted her confidence and she ended up loving soccer.  She was actually really, really good (and looked SO cute in her uniform!).  She hustled, went after the ball, got back on defense, and scored many goals.  I am so proud of her for trying and giving it her best.  One of the things I love about Hannah is that she is a go getter!  She is not shy in new situations, doesn’t cling to me or cry, makes new friends easily, and tries her hardest. I think she liked it so much that she is going to play again in the fall! 

This little boy was also really good.  Many weeks it was them…IMG_0369Against all of these!  The green team still won, because most of the white team was picking flowers. IMG_0370IMG_0390IMG_0393IMG_0394-001Her little team.IMG_0395


Her first trophy!


And another thing I love about her, the very next day she looked like this! All ready for recital pictures!  More about that later.