Monday, April 9, 2012

Tanner is Three!!!

I can't believe my little man is three years old. He is truly such a blessing and I love having him in my life. Not a day goes by that he doesn't make me smile and laugh and just when I think I can't love him anymore than I do, I find that I love him even more. He has finally started talking and tells us new words by the dozens. He is so funny to listen to and his comments are always entertaining. The other day I opened my jewelry box and he said "wow, that's nice!" He is so sweet and still likes to cuddle, which I love! He loves going to school, but he is pretty shy. I think that now he will open up more since he can communicate better. He still loves trains probably more than anything else. He likes fruit the most but also has a new love for jellybeans and pretty much any candy we will let him try. I think he might have tap dancing in his future. After I let the water out of the bathtub he holds on the rail and moves his feet like he is dancing. It's so funny. He is also doing fantastic with potty training and we have him in undies full time now other than at night.

 3 year stats - 39 lbs (95th percentile) and 38 1/4 inches (70th percentile)! Strong healthy boy showing great progress in all areas, just needs to stay on the inhaler to control the asthma.

Some of Tanner's Favorite Things:
     Color: Orange
     Toy: Trains
     Tv Show: Dora the Explorer
     Movie: Shark Tale
     Fruit: Apple
     Food: Fruit
     Animal: Monkey
     Drink: Water

I can't believe how big they both are. Today Izabel is 4 1/2 and she is looking more and more like a girl instead of a baby. She seems so grown up sometimes that I have to remind myself she is only 4 when she acts up. She is in her second reader at school and her second phonics book. She has also started a math book. She is learning at such a rapid pace we can't keep up. She loves to color and read and watch Princess movies! I can't wait to take her to meet all of her favorite princesses next year :)

Happy Birthday and Half Birthday to my two little loves!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Birthday Tanner and Happy Easter Everyone!

This year Tanner's birthday fell on Easter so we had an Easter themed birthday party with our family and a few close friends. We started the day with brunch and everyone brought a yummy dish to share. 

Then all the kids went outside for an egg hunt and they found tons of eggs. The Easter bunny must have went a little overboard! The kids jumped in the bounce house for a while and we got Tanner's birthday presents ready. He got a bike from us and all the grandparents and aunts and uncles went in on a train table. When he walked in the house the first thing he saw was the train table and he loved it. He didn't want to have anything to do with the other presents, he just wanted to play with his trains!

After he played for a while we got cupcakes out and sang happy birthday. He hid behind my leg. He hates when we all sing to him. The kids spend the rest of the afternoon playing outside while the grown-ups talked and played with the babies. We finished the night off with a quiet family dinner and then snuggled up to watch a movie. It was a lovely day and thank you to everyone who spent it with us! We feel very blessed and thankful!!!