Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Happy 2 Months Annie!


Happy two months! Once again as I write this monthly post, I feel as though you are older than your month age. Though you've only been on the outside for two months, you are definitely a precious part of our family.


Ella, Troy, and Luke are always concerned about you in some way. I think if I'd let him, Troy would hug you, kiss you, and sing to you all day long. He loves to "make you happy" by singing to you. He sits next to you in the car, and he loves to hold your hand and talk about how he taught you to hold his hand. He'll say something along the lines of the following: "Annie's holding my hand like I teached her" and he is SO proud.


You are sleeping really well at night - I keep telling people you are spoiling me! Most nights you sleep between 9-10 hours, and you've been doing that for a few weeks now. Every now and then you have a night that isn't quite as good, but overall you are an amazing sleeper. You love white noise and to be swaddled or sacked (as I call it) in your swaddle sack at night. You also like your swing, and take naps in it during the day. You do not like tummy time, but hopefully that will change soon.

At your two month appointment, you weighed 10 lbs, 11 oz (50%), and were 22 inches long (25%). It is getting harder and harder for me to carry you in your is amazing the difference two pounds can make!


You started smiling (not just during your sleep) this month and I LOVE it! You love to be talked to, and you often smile when we talk to you. You also coo back at us sometimes.

We traveled twice during this past month, and you did great both times. As of right now, you seem to like your carseat pretty well, and I'm SO thankful for that. On both trips we took you slept the majority of the time.


I've gotten you to suck on a pacifier a few times this month, but overall you hate it most of the time. I still think you might end up being a thumb sucker. A few times over the past week you really been trying hard to suck on your hands, but you haven't quite figured out how to get your thumb out.


We are often commenting about who we think you look the most like at this age, and right now your dad and I think you look the most like Troy. However, there is something about your pout that reminds me A LOT of Luke.


Luke @ two months
Troy @ two months (I didn’t start writing these monthly posts for Ella until she was 17 months old)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ella's 7th Birthday Interview

  1. What is your favorite color? Gold
  2. What is your favorite toy? My little penguin over there, "Ice Cube" that I just got for my birthday 
  3. What is your favorite fruit? Apple
  4. What is your favorite vegetable? Carrots
  5. What is your favorite TV show? Wild Kratts
  6. What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Grilled cheese
  7. What is your favorite outfit? My Mickey Mouse shirt
  8. What is your favorite game? Candy Land
  9. What is your favorite snack? Peanut Butter Pretzels
  10. What is your favorite animal? Penguin: And I'll tell you why! Because this week and last week we've been talking about penguins and I got a penguin for my birthday!
  11. What is your favorite song? Love Is An Open Door (From Frozen)
  12. What is your favorite book? Meg Mackintosh
  13. Who is your best friend? Karsyn
  14. What is your favorite cereal? Chocolate Chex
  15. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Run around
  16. What is your favorite drink? Capri Sun
  17. What is your favorite holiday? Valentine’s! I'll tell you why! Because it is closest to my birthday!
  18. What do you like to take to bed with you at night? My little penguin, Ice Cube
  19. What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Pancakes
  20. What is your favorite thing for dinner? This! Chicken, sausage, and rice
  21. What do you want to be when you grow up? A firefighter
  22. What is your favorite movie? Inside Out
  23. Who is your favorite Disney princess? Princess? Aurora
  24. Where is your favorite place to go? Chuck E. Cheese
  25. What is your favorite Bible story? Whenever Moses spreaded apart the Red Sea
  26. What is your favorite memory verse? In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth 
  27. What is your favorite letter? P
  28. What is your favorite thing to do in school? Read books