Monday, June 9, 2014

Luke at 2 1/2!


Luke has turned 2 1/2 years old!
It is so hard to believe my baby is growing up and before I know it he will be heading off to school!
 
Luke is definitely my bullheaded child....he does things, when Luke wants to do them!
He is also ornery, but very loving.  He can also get his feelings easily hurt!
 
He loves to play with trucks, trains, balls and animal and "man" figures ( army men, rescue heroes, etc..)  He likes Superheroes, especially Spiderman and lately he has been saying, "My's Superman."
 
He likes to watch Mickey Mouse, Little Einsteins, and Peppa Pig.  His favorite color is red.
He loves his sweets and breakfast foods.  He does like fruits and broccoli, hot dogs, chicken, fries, apple slices, raisins, and fruit snacks.

Luke got his first fish at Eagles Peak Campground!
 
 
Currently he is 31. 2 lbs and 36 1/2 inches.
He wears 2T and 24 month.  Size 6 diaper.  He will pee on the pot now and likes to flush the toilet himself and wave and say, "bye bye pee."
 
He talks so much now and even can count to 10!  He usually starts at 3 and skips over 1 and 2 though!  Very funny!
He likes to do things for himself and will get upset if you don't allow him to, "No my do it, My do it!"
He usually gets up around 4:30 in the morning and comes into our bed.  Some nights it is earlier though!

He really makes our family whole!

Loving life - donuts and milk, and camping!!
 


Monday, April 21, 2014

Hank at 5 1/2!


 
Hank turned 5 1/2 in March.
 
He goes to preschool three days a week and will start Kindergarten in late August.
 
He likes school and seeing his friends.  He enjoys show and tell and always wants to know if it is his show and tell day ( Wednesday is his day.)  He can write his whole name now and I can see a lot of improvement in his schoolwork over the past year.  He actually takes a lot of pride in doing his homework!
 
He has grown immensely this year, especially over the Winter!
 
He now weighs 62 lbs and is 46 1/4 inches.
He is currently wearing size 6 or 7.  He is very hard to fit right now.  His jeans, especially are hard to fit and I am trying different brands and trying out Husky.  Right now the Crazy 8 Husky brand fits the best.
 
He loves fruit snacks, ham sandwiches with mayo, noodles, steak, raw carrots, goldfish crackers, and ice cream.  He also likes cereal a lot!
 
He is taking karate lessons and really loves that.  He is also partaking in a soccer clinic at school this Spring.  He likes to play baseball at home, ride his bike, play with army men, and his ninja turtles.
 
His current favorite shows are Sam and Cat, Caillou,  Sid the Science Kid, and Peppa Pig

His favorite color is yellow.  He likes all the seasons - he likes the snow and he loves to swim.  He keeps wanting to know when the pool is going to open up!  He is obsessed with his camouflage crocks and wants to wear them all the time.
 
He enjoys camping and all the holidays.  He always want to know when the next holiday is, or his birthday.  He wants to know when the next event is, or what he is doing tomorrow.  He will say, "is that the day after today?" He often uses the number 1080 -"is that in 1080 years?"
 
He tries us often with some of his behaviors, but also can be so kind and willing to share with others.
 
He talks about when he is older.  He is going to be a Daddy and live right next to us  He is going to work at Plaza Ford, and be a Football player too!  He also told me he is not going to have any rules at his house!
 
He is our favorite oldest son!!



 

Monday, December 30, 2013

Tractor Party!

We had Luke's second birthday party on Sunday Dec. 1, 2013.
We had a tractor theme, since he really likes tractors.
We had a tractor tire filled with corn for the kids to play in and a hay ride too!
For our meal we had fried chicken and ham, with sides!!
We also had several desserts for our little sweet lover.
 
 
 













Sunday, December 29, 2013

Luke at Two!

 
 
Luke turned two on Dec. 3.  The Sunday before we celebrated with a tractor theme party.
On his actual birthday I took off and the boys and I went up to Strasburg to see some trains.
 
 
 
 
Some fun facts about our crazy two year old:
 
He loves tractors and trains.

His favorite book is The Foot Book, by Dr. Suess.
 
He has a BIG sweet tooth and loves candy, cookies, cake, etc...
 
His best meal is breakfast.  He also likes fruit, spaghetti, mac and cheese, fries, and bread, and he really likes bacon!
He likes his water and milk.  Not a fan of juice.
He has really started to take off on his talking and saying all kinds of things now.
He just started to call us Mommy and Daddy, instead of Mama and Dada.  He also just started to call himself Luke.
 
On his two year check up he was 31 lbs and 34 3/4 inches, which is in the 75 %.
His head is in the 95 %!
 
 He is a terrible sleeper and never sleeps a whole night in his crib - spoiled!
 
He wears a size 5 diaper, but is ready to go up to a 6!
 
He wears mostly 24 month clothing and he has a size 7 1/2 wide foot.
 
He gets into everything!!  A lot worse than I remember Hank at this age.
 
 
He loves animals, and he likes to talk about things being "Big", like a big tractor, or a big piece of bread.  When we ask him who he loves he always names, Hank, Mommy, and Daddy.
 
We love him a lot too!
 
 
 
 


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ninja Hank celebrates turning 5!

 
 
 
We had Hank's birthday party on Saturday September 21 at 3 pm.
 
They were calling for rain and it was kind of windy that day.  Luckily the rain did hold off enough, so that the kids did get to spend some time in the bouncy house.  Later it did rain and rained all night.
 
Here are some photos from the day:








 
 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Hank at 5

 
Hank turned 5 on Sept 18.  I can't believe he is 5 already!
Feels like yesterday he was born.
 
we celebrated his birthday by taking cupcakes to school.
At home we had steak, at his request, along with Mac and Cheese and corn on the cob.  Some of his favorties!  We also had an ice cream cake.
The following Saturday we had his birthday party.
 

 
Hank started another year of pre-school.  Next year he will be able to go to Kindergarden.
 
We just had his 5 year check-up and he wights 54 lbs and is 45 1/4 inches tall.  He is in the 90 and 95 percentile for his age.  He currently has a size 12 1/2 foot too.  He is starting to wear size 6 clothing.
He grew SO much over the Summer.  He also learned to swim over the summer!
 
Some interesting facts about our 5 year old:
 ( I interviewed Hank for the answers)
 
1.  What is your favorite color?  yellow, then blue.
 
2.  What is your favotite toy?  my ninja turtles.
 
3.  What is your favortie fruit?  grapes.
 
4.  What is your favorite TV show?  ninja turtles.
 
5.  What is your favorite lunch?  hot dogs.
 
6.  What is your favorite outfit?  my Halloween costume.
 
7.  What is your favorite game?  Scribble hero ( I have no idea what that is?)
 
8.  What is your favorite snack?  candy.
 
9.  What is your favorite animal?  polar bears.
 
10.  What is your favorite song?  He didn't have one!
 
11.  What is your favorite book?  Daddy Kisses.
 
12.  Who is your best friend?  Lorenzo.
 
13.  What is your favorite cereal?  Cookie Crisp.
 
14.  What do you like to do outside?  play on my play set.
 
15.  What is your favorite drink?  grape juice.
 
16.  What is your favorite holiday?  Christmas.
 
17.  What do you like to take to bed with you?  teddy.
 
18.  What is your favorite thing for breakfast?  cereal.
 
19.  What did you want for your birthday dinner?  steak.
 
20.  What do you want to be when you grow up?  A mechanic.  I want to work at Plaza Ford.
 
A couple of days later he told me he was going to have two jobs.  He was going to work at Plaza Ford and then be a Quarterback too, like Joe Flaco..."You think I'll have a lot of money then?"
 
Hank is very smart and compassionate child.  He also has periods of high energy and really is testing us lately!  We love him lots and couldn't imagine life without him though!!
 
 
 

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Luke at 19 months!


I had the best intentions of doing a post for Luke at 18 months, but that time came and went!
He is now 19 months and fast approaching 20 months.

He had his 18 month appointment on 6/20/13 and he was 27 lbs (80th %) and 32 1/2 inches (75th %).
He got two shots and did super well with them.  He has always been so good with getting those shots!
He currently wears size 18 to 24 month clothing and a size 5 diaper.
He has a size 6 wide foot.
He LOVES his shoes and hats!  He also likes to "hoard" and sort things.
For example right now he likes to take cups and plates out of his kitchen drawer and put them all on the table, then he will take them all and move them somewhere else.

He likes boy things, like jumping off furniture, playing with trucks and cars, and bugs.
He really likes animals too and will go up to cats and dogs and kiss them on the back.

His vocabulary has really started to expand in the last few weeks.  He says bug, nana for banana, bird, deer, and brother.  His two current favorite words are cookie and cupcake!
He shakes his head a lot for no and yes, and likes to make duck and dog noises.

He is a pretty good eater and will try anything.  He loves all breakfast foods, and pretzels, as well as his sweets.  He does well with fruits and pasta, and likes his fries too.  He also will eat most meats and veggies.  When he really gets something he likes he says num num num.

When he eats he often likes to have food in each hand, especially if he is having a snack.  Right now he likes to have a fork when he eats.  He likes water and milk.  Does not care for juice.
He really likes to brush his teeth too.

He used to be SUCH a Mama's boy, but over the past few months he has warmed up more to his Dada and looks for him a lot.  He likes to be outside with Dada and Hank when they are doing boy things, like riding on the tractor or the Gator.

He has a temper and sometimes acts like a little brute, but he also will surprise you with a hug and a kiss, when you weren't expecting it.

We love him so much!