Tuesday, February 21, 2017

18 months

Happy half birthday to my favorite little boy!!! I am seriously smitten with my little Pman. His smile and mischievous giggle makes my heart want to explode. I kiss his cheeks off every chance I get. 
26.6 lbs (81%) 
31 inches (they messed up %) 
48.5cm OFC (80%) 
Size: he is in 18 or 18-24 month clothes. He wears a size 5 shoe. He wears size 4 diapers during the day and size 5 at night. 
Physical: he is another blue eyed blonde haired Overall.
He has had 3 haircuts. He has 8 teeth on top and 5 on bottom. 
Eat/sleep: he eats any and everything. He wakes up around 7 (give or take 30 minutes usually), naps 1230-330ish, and goes to bed 730/745pm. He sleeps in his sleep sack, with his paci and blanky. He takes 6-7 oz milk before nap and before bed. He loves putting his food in his hair and throwing it at my head. 
New things
He LOVES balls more than anything 
He loves to be outside. He stands at the door pointing all day. 
He isn't talking as much we we'd like but he'll get there:) right now he says mama, ball, and dada (inconsistency). He signs more, please, thank you, and down. 
When he's tired he lays face down on his blanky on the floor in his room. 
He goes and grabs a wipe, blows his nose, and hands you back the snotty wipe (good job buddy!) 
He loves books and constantly is bringing one to me, plops in my lap and wants it read to him. 
He "gives hugs" by laying his head on your shoulder. 
His injury count is climbing as he cut open his eyelid this past week. So now he's had a staple, stitches, and multiple bumps and bruises :/ 
Which leads me to- he loves to climb. And has no fear or sense of danger (couldn't we have had one cautious child?!) 
I am so grateful for you sweet boy <3 bruises, scrapes and all. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Valentine's Day

We celebrated Valentines Day several times:) Saturday night Mom invited all of us up for dinner and so I took the kids there to spend the day since Philip was working all weekend. They had so much playing at the shed, making doughnut holes at Auntie Jos, and playing at nanny pops. 
The kids made Valentines for Philip, Ainsley learned how to cut out a heart from construction paper and was so proud of herself. 
Philip had to leave for a conference on actual Valentine's Day, so when Ainsley and I came in Monday night from gymnastics we were greeted by some beautiful flowers and a sweet card for each of us. She insisted on carrying her flowers everywhere. She watched her movie with them, we breakfast with them, etc. so sweet! 
Ainsley celebrated at school by passing out Valentines to each student and getting one back. she was so happy when i picked her up, clutching her bag she made, exclaiming "mommy look at all my goodies!" 
That night we went to the Stearley's for dinner. We have celebrated this holiday with them multiple times. Ainsley and I made "pink princess popcorn" to take. 
It was a very love filled day and weekend for us. :) 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Life Lately

We had a jam packed weekend this past weekend. 
Thursday night I had told Kim we could come over for dinner and made plans for that. I hadn't fixed my hair, was in sweats and house shoes, when all of a sudden Whitney and Steve are in my hallway. I was beyond surprised. Philip then tells me that mom and dad are on their way to watch kids and we had reservations for dinner. I got ready as fast as I could and the 4 of us enjoyed a nice dinner downtown. 

Friday night Philip took Ainsley to the Her Knight dance at Keeneland. Ainsley was so excited for her special date with daddy. Parker and I hung out at Alison's with the little brothers :)
Saturday was the birthday party (previous post) and hanging out with Whitney and Steve at our house. Sunday we went to church then out to lunch to celebrate Aunt Teri's and Dale's birthdays. 
That night we hosted friends for the SuperBowl. There were people and kids everywhere, and food scattered every place you could scatter food:) we did a "box bet" and Kim won the first quarter, erin the second, Steve the third and Philip won the end pot of money. What a game! 
Today we wrapped up the long weekend with Ainsley's four year check up. She weighed 32 lbs (24%) and was 39 1/4 inches tall (39%). She's a tiny little thing. She got 3 shots, and didn't shed a tear. She actually didn't even flinch- I was so proud of her. 

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Ainsley's Birthday Party

In true "Amanda" fashion, Ainsley celebrated her birthday multiple times. We celebrated on her actual birthday (read here), she got to celebrate at school, and then she had her birthday party. 

On Tuesday she got to bring in birthday treats along with snacks for the day. She wanted squeezies and then we made Rainbow Bars . They were delicious and the recipe made them not turn rock hard the next day. 
For her party, she said she really wanted to have it at Gattitown. Philip was super excited about this :) she also said she wanted a "Tangled" theme. She was very specific she wanted not just Rapunzel but Flynn Rider and Maximus as well. I love that she knows what she wants (I think). 
Saturday morning we met family and friends at Gattitown for some pizza, games, arcades and rides. Ainsley and Parker had such a good time and I think everyone else did too. She won a huge stuffed penguin, Parker won a ball so they were both happy. 
the Rapunzel cake Nanny made her! turned out perfect!  
We were/are overwhelmed with how much love was shown to our sweet girl. We are so thankful for each person that loves on her and makes her feel special, in so many ways. It takes a village and we love our village so much.