Monday, August 25, 2014

2 Year Stats

Walker had his 2 year well check last week a month after he actually turned 2…one day I will get them in closer to their actual birthdays!

He has grown a ton since his last visit which I wasn't surprised by.  He can still wear 2T clothes but in shirts he needs a 3T sometimes.  It is crazy because Bennett can still wear a 4T in some things and Walker is growing into a 3T.  He is a big boy!

Walker's 2 year stats:

Weight- 30.4 lbs  75%
Height- 36 in  88%

Poor guy had to get a shot and his finger pricked and he didn't handle it very well.  He screamed like his toenails were being ripped off one by one.  He also screamed like that when the Dr examined him.  I was in a full blown sweat once the appointment was over from trying to hold him down.  As soon as they were done with him he would go back to talking away and being cute.  He can turn it on and off like that!  He entertained and charmed everyone even though he screamed like crazy!

Being cute in between screaming during the examination and shots! And as you can tell he is still rocking the rolls like a champ!  Love his sweet baby rolls!!  I will be a bit sad when he loses his baby fat:(

Everything went well though!  He is very healthy and right on track for his age.  He is actually a bit advanced since he now can recognize all of his letters and even some lower case letters and count to 8.  He knows a few colors but that is something I need to work on with him.  Since Bennett is color blind (yes he is very color blind!!) he will tell Walker that something is a certain color when it isn't.  Poor Walker may go into preschool thinking green is brown!  He is also very verbal and getting really good at communicating what he needs which makes life a bit easier.  They were pretty impressed with all he knows!  We don't have to go back until he is 2.5 unless he gets sick so hopefully we don't have to be back for a while.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Bennett's First Day of Pre-K!

Bennett started Pre-K yesterday!  I was kind of emotional about the whole thing.  It just hit me that this is his last year of preschool and we signed him up for school everyday.  I am sad that he will be gone everyday since next year he has to be in school everyday and I could have had him home a bit more this year.  I kind of wish now I was sending him 4 days instead of 5 just to have him home one day with us, but I know he will not mind one bit being there everyday and I hope it prepares him for the long days ahead of him when he goes to kindergarten next year.  That is why we initially thought to send him 5 days was to prep him for elementary school next year.

He was so excited to go back to school.  I was a bit anxious because we missed his open house the week before because Bennett was sick, so we didn't get to meet his teachers or see the classroom.  Bennett has a few girls from his 2 year old class in his class this year but no one from his 3s class last year.  That was a bit of a let down but I know he will make new friends fast.  His teachers are great and I am happy he is in their class!

I love this boy!

Ready for his first day!

Such a cutie :)

My boys

Ready for school!

Getting settled in.  You can tell he is a bit unsure but when I picked him up he was ready to go back the next day!

Walker missed Bennett.  He wouldn't leave him alone once he got home!

I am looking forward to what this new school year brings for Bennett.  I know he will do great things and learn a lot.  I really do miss him during the day and so does Walker.  Walker asked a hundred times "Where's Bennett?".  I think he figured out pretty quickly that with Bennett gone he gets all of my attention so he is warming up to the idea of Bennett going to school every day!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Walker Turns 2!!

My baby is two!  I can't believe my little baby is already two!  Not to mention I am late posting this since his birthday was weeks ago in July.  I also don't have his two year stats yet because I called last minute to make his 2 year well check and can't get in till later this month…ooopps!

His actual birthday fell on a Saturday this year which worked out great.  I didn't feel like doing a big party so we just had Jeremy's family and my family over.  I planned on the kids being able to play outside with water toys but it was raining so my plans got squashed.  All of the kids were content to play with each other inside and since we kept it small it wasn't a big deal having 5 kids running around.

Walker had so much fun with his cousins and he got an even bigger treat when Ryan and Ella came back over later in the day for a sleep over!

The birthday boy right after he woke up on his birthday

Sweet brothers!

Eating his birthday donut

Opening gifts from us

Cupcakes for the party!  I can't take any credit on these.  My sister came up with this cute idea and decorated them for me!  This idea came up when we thought the kids would be outside in bathing suits playing in the kiddie pool and water.  They were too cute to not do once we knew we were rained out!

Me and my sweet boy!

Jeremy and the birthday boy

Love these kiddos so much!

He was happy he finally got his cupcake!

Not so happy when we sang Happy Birthday to him!

Happy again :)

With our sweet two year old!

Checking out his new gifts.  

Cousin love!!

Precious two year old

Walker has grown up and changed so much in the past few months.  He is talking up a storm!  He will repeat everything he hears and just talks away all day.  He and Bennett have the funniest conversations with each other.  Walker doesn't understand half of what is being said but he still answers and chimes in with whatever he can come up with!  Bennett seems to always understand what Walker is trying to say to him.  Speaking of him and Bennett they have become so close lately and are each others built in play mate.  They fight like crazy and push each others buttons but their bond is becoming so strong.  I love watching them together.  Siblings really are the best thing!

Walker is also recognizing letters.  He will see certain ones and shout out "B" or whatever letter it is he recognizes.  He tries to sing the ABC song but can only get to the letter D.  He is such a smart little guy and picks up on things so fast.  It also helps that Bennett loves teaching and showing him new things.

I just can't say enough about Walker.  His personality and smile are infectious!  He is so funny and silly and loves to make people laugh.  This kid also never sits still, he is always on the move! He can be very affectionate and lovable, especially with me.  He is a momma's boy!  Most of the time he only wants me. It is funny because he is so independent and outgoing but can be extremely clingy and needy all at the same time.  He has a temper and doesn't mind sharing his feelings.  Walker shows every emotion he is having.  You never have to guess how he feels about something!!  He wants to grow up fast and do everything Bennett can do.  Every night he wants to sleep in Bennett's bed and is becoming interested in the potty.  I am hoping these interests stay around when it is time to take the leap and make these changes.

We just love Walker so much.  The past two years have flown by but I love watching him grow up and change.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Father's Day was fun this year!  I didn't have anything huge planned.  I just had a few little surprises for Jeremy.  Bennett was so excited he told Jeremy pretty much everything we got for him and where I hid everything, so the actual day of Father's Day Jeremy didn't get much because Bennett had already given it to him!  Got to love a 4 year olds grasp of what a surprise means!

We started out our day by picking out new patio furniture.  We are having our patio redone and expanded so we finally found something that we like.  Then we headed to lunch with my dad, Lyndsay, Dallon, Ryan and Ella.  We had such a great time and I loved spending time with my dad.  He really is the most amazing dad and we are so blessed to have him in our lives.  The boys adore him so they loved spending some of the day with him.

After lunch we just hung out with the boys and relaxed.  Nothing too special but just what Jeremy wanted!

Jeremy with his boys

Say Cheese!  Walker loves having his picture taken…Bennett not so much!

Love these 3 more then anything!

Me and the boys are beyond blessed to have Jeremy.  He is an amazing dad and husband and we are lucky that he is ours!

Beach Trip 2014

It has been a month since our beach trip but better late then never I guess!  We went with our friends this year and it was so much fun!  Bennett had a little playmate all day and we had great company all week.  I just love the beach so much even though going with kids does not make for a relaxing week, but any day at the beach is better then a day at home!

Here are a ton of pictures from our trip…

My wild child!

He sure is cute but he was so cranky this day

Enjoying the pool!

He finds a ball everywhere we go!

Bennett and Kennedy

Running free

J and Walker

He likes the water and loves to play on the beach as long as he isn't in the sand.  Makes life difficult when your child doesn't love the sand and you are at the beach!

Taking a kayak ride with John

They collected a ton of shells!

My sweet B

 Chasing the waves

B reeling in a fish

He caught a sting ray!!!!

Bennett is my little observer and so cautious.  He stood like this so much just taking everything in!

Handsome guys!

Our last night at the beach

Hether, John, and Kennedy

My other handsome guy

Enjoying frozen yogurt


Me and my Jeremy!

They ran in circles for the rest of the night!

Sweet wild one trying to keep up with the big kids

I was so bummed after we got home that we booked our trip so early in the summer.  I thought the summer would drag with nothing to look forward to, but we have been so busy since we got home the summer is flying by!  Jeremy and I also have a few kid free weekends and nights coming up so we have a lot of fun weekends coming up with some much needed kid free time!  Until then I will start planning our beach trip for next year!