Monday, May 9, 2011

The munchkins

I haven't done an update on the little munchkins in quite goes!


1. Grayson is five (and a half, as he insists on adding) and in the primary class (3-6 year olds) at his Montessori school.

2. He'll be in Kindergarten next year and is just starting to read. It is SO much fun to watch him sound out words, and we are dying for him to get the hang of it. Love watching the little gears in his head turn as he tries to master this new skill.

3. He loves anything having to do with bugs. He spends hours outside every day catching grasshoppers, butterflies, moths, caterpillars, and worms. More than once I've found a creature that he has snuck into the house.

4. It's rare to find Grayson without Emma Claire nearby, and vice versa. They are best buds and do pretty much everything together. Love this---and ready for them to let Whitt into their inner circle. :)

5. This boy loves the beach and the water. He would spend all day in the ocean or swimming in a pool if we let him.

6. He still has a little lisp and I think it's pretty cute.

7. Favorite foods are french fries, cantaloupe, blueberries, macaroni and cheese, and anything sweet. Can't get enough milk, either.

8. Is taking weekly tennis lessons and is doing so well. He loves it and is really excelling. We love that he's found a sport that he can enjoy throughout his lifetime and hope that he continues to love it.

9. Recently got his first bee sting, and then got his second bee sting just four days later. Both were on the bottom of his foot---not a fan of wearing shoes outside. :)

10. Has two loose teeth but has yet to lose a tooth. Keeps his tooth fairy pillow next to his bed every day, just in case!

Emma Claire...

1. EC is three (and a half, of course) and will be four next month!!

2. Is in the same class as Grayson at their Montessori school. She is a year behind him and will be in Kindergarten the year after next. She loves school and just soaks up new knowledge and skills.

3. Miss Priss is a rock star at memorization. We work on memorizing bible verses every night and she's usually the first to memorize verse---even before Ben or I do.

4. Like her brother, she spends every free second outside catching little creatures. She still doesn't play with her girly toys very much but has recently really started wearing her dress up clothes, especially when we have other little girls over to play.

5. The definition of "strong willed child" has Emma Claire's picture next to it. We pray daily that this serves her well as she grows older. :)

6. Continues to be pretty small. She's shorter than most of her peers and is 31 lb. What she lacks in size she makes up for in attitude. :)

7. Favorite foods are oranges, watermelon, blueberries, macaroni and cheese, and butter (seriously). She's not a huge fan of milk but can't get enough water to drink.

8. Has a best friend named Isaac and is convinced that she can't have any other friends besides Isaac. We're working on convincing her that she can have more than one friend!

9. Has the CUTEST little voice and can't pronounce her R's.

10. Gave up her naps a couple of months ago the same time Grayson did. BOO!!


1. My sweet boy is 22 months old! I think I'm in shock that my baby is going to be 2 in less than two months. :(

2. Whitt has a speech therapist come to our house twice a week and he is saying new words and phrases every day. A couple of weeks ago he started putting words together---today he said, "I want Gaggy here." Gaggy = Daddy

3. Adores his brother and sister. He calls Grayson "Sha Sha" and Emma Claire "Eh Eh".

4. Is the best sleeper I've ever known. He sleeps everywhere, as is evidenced below. Pretty much every morning I run errands while he naps wherever we go. I get him out of the car seat, carry him through stores, put him back in his car seat, etc. and he stays asleep. I've also been able to take him out of his crib while napping, drive to school to pick up Grayson or EC, drive home and put him back in his crib without him ever waking up. It's nuts. He sleeps from 7pm to 7am and takes a 1.5 to 3 hour nap every afternoon beginning around 1:00.

5. Is such a little love bug---he loves everybody and isn't shy about showing it. He'll go to pretty much anybody, including the people bagging our groceries and strangers at the playground. Whenever anybody stops by our house, even if he's never met them, he almost always gives them a hug. So cute!

6. Loves, loves, loves his paci.

7. Has several quirks, but the strangest is that he will only drink milk laying down on his back on the floor.

8. Doesn't have many favorite foods because he's not a big fan of eating. Pretty much the only foods he will eat are PB & J, grapes, waffles, cantaloupe, yogurt, and occasionally Cheerios and french fries. Feeding him is a struggle and we are praying that he overcomes this soon.

9. Loves taking a bath--he is always so sad when it's time to get out. :)

10. Whitt is our little daredevil. He seems to have no fear, and will jump off of the ottoman, run off in a public place, and attempt to do everything that his older siblings do. Love my adventurous little dude SO much!


Angela said...

I love so many things about this post! I feel like I know your kids so much better. You are truly blessed with such a gorgeous family!

Andrea said...

Such adorable kiddos! Can't wait to see them (and you) again!!

Casey said...

They are absolutely precious!!!! I can't get over Whitt. What a cutie with that gorgeous hair!