Theodore: 16 Months


My beautiful boy,  you are 16 months old today.

You bring so much joy to our lives.  We love you very much!

-We went to the doctor and you weigh just under 21 lbs. and 29.5" tall

-You are now mostly in 18 month old clothes.  Still some 12 month old pants.  You've moved up to size 5 diapers.

-You continue to do everything your sister does.  You love when she comes to play with you in your "play area".

-Going down at night around 7 and getting up around 8. Occasionally taking a morning nap for about an hour, but definitely an afternoon nap for a couple hours.

-Your favorite food is still bananas and mostly cold foods right now that feel good on those teeth popping through.

-Almost 9 teeth.  They're coming bubba!
-Still as cuddly as ever.  You play by yourself pretty well, but with this teething, you've been wanting somebody to sit and hang with you while you throw toys everywhere.  Seriously EVERYWHERE.  Very much a boy.

-Walking non stop.  You love when mommy, daddy and sissy chase you!

-Since your teeth have been coming in, you've been pretty clingy.  You cry when we put you in the nursery, but the workers say you calm down once we leave.  It'll get better with time.

-Mommy and Daddy

Madelyn: 2 1/2 Years Old


Madelyn Joy,

Baby girl, you are 2 1/2 years old.  We cannot believe how old you are.  You are becoming such a kind, sweet little girl with a little bit of sass :)

Weighing around 28lbs and 34" tall

You are a little OCD like your momma.  Everything has to be picked up before leaving a room.  Guess momma taught you right.

You are becoming so kind and nice to your little brother.  He'll hand you toys and you say, "thank you, bubba".  So so cute.  We love to watch you two interact together. 

You love to "hold" bubba.  Which means hug and kiss.  Sometimes it's still a little too rough for him, but you sure do mean well.

Talking up a storm, kiddo.  Repeating everything we and anybody else says.  So many new words.

You always request "daddy's song" when we're in the car. It's Forever Reign by Hillsong.  It's on a mix CD momma keeps in the car.  We guess you heard daddy playing it on the guitar one time and now it's forever..."daddy's song".  You'll repeat the words in the verse and attempt to sing the chorus.  We LOVE hearing you sing praises to God and to want to sing them!

Your favorite foods are pizza, mac and cheese, applesauce, yogurt, puffs, cookies (tookies), ice cream, apples, carrots and cheerios with milk

Taking an afternoon nap everyday from about 1pm-3:30/4pm.  Lots of times bubba wakes you up when he gets up around 3 and you don't go back to sleep.  You go down around 7 or 7:30pm at night and wake up about 8am.

Before bedtime, we read books, your bible, sing songs and pray.  You'll repeat after us when we pray.  Trying to teach you early! 

You love to color and trace around your hand.  You also enjoy puzzles, reading books, singing songs and dancing. 

Your favorite shows are Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse,  and Little Einstein.

You love going into your Sunday School class at church.  You hear about Jesus,  sing songs, play games and puzzles and play with baby dolls.
 (picture courtesy of her Sunday School teacher, Millie)

You start your 1st dance class next week.  We'll see how you like it!

We love you so much little goose!!

-Mommy and Daddy

Bubba's new hair-do!


Theo went in for his first haircut last weekend. It was getting a little too long and curly. The only time he could get in to our usual place was right before nap was a little sleepy. Little boy cried and screamed when his haircut first started, but he eventually calmed down so Julia could cut it.

Next time, hopefully we can schedule it way before nap time :)




Theo/Mommy match day


Theo and I just happened to match today :)