Well last post somewhat began to explain my lack of presence on Facebook, we are in the midst of a pretty time consuming diagnosis with Nolan, but to take the craziness up a notch, the kids have decided to either alternate nap (Stella naps 10 to 12/1, Nolan naps 12/1-3, Stella naps 3-5) OR everyone just boycotts nap all together. Moral of the story, I.am.never.alone. Never. Well, they have some pity on me in the past few days and I am getting this done!
That being said, look how much this little girl has grown in the past 6 months!
Likes: her brother, sitting up, playing with her toes, chewing on hands/thumb, sleeping on her tummy, Daddy singing "If You're Happy and You Know It"
Dislikes: Being hungry, being tired, being cold after the bath, sleeping
Can/Does: sit with support, prop up on arms
Size/Weight: Peanut. Still in 0-3 Month clothes, newborn shoes, and a small zippy
We try to take the kids to the children's museum frequently. 1 to get out of the house 2 to get the wiggles out and 3 if we can get our act together soon enough on a Tuesday we can take Nolan to the puddle jumpers class. Stella loves the learning garden!
The neighbors called and needed a back up sitter so we decided to take the neighbor girl too! All 3 of us when down the slide which was a lot of fun! Such a great place to bring kids!
I took the kids to the coffee shop where we met Grandma Gloudemans and Cousin Cal. It was crazy how well Stella did and how patient Nolan was too! They all look so big here!
Stella absolutely loves laughing at her brother, especially when he is jumping and watching Blaze!
Fall weather means fall clothes. These outfits were just to adorable not to take a picture of them in! Nolan is getting more accepting of his sister, but mostly because we are trying to make it a positive experience. You can watch Blaze, but you have to hold Stella. She just adores him!
We took the kids with our friends to the annual pumpkin patch trip. We had a lot of fun looking for a pumpkin, playing in the playground, and just hanging out.
So Nolan was 3 months older than Stella at each of the holidays, but since she is such a peanut, she gets to wear a lot of his clothes! It is so freaking cute so be prepared of a lot of comparison photos!
Here she dressed it up a bit with a tutu. Then she surprised the crap out of me and can sit for very short periods of time on her own!
Again, its such a good thing Stella goes with the flow. Here she is helping mommy with Usborne book work while trying one of our methods of getting Nolan to sleep....sitting out his door and saying lay down every time he gets up. Its obviously hilarious to her.
Here we are with both kids sick again. Stell and Nolan both asleep in my arms. I spent 10 days in the house with fevers, antibiotics, and misery and we survived Stella's first ear infection and our kids having 3/4 ears infected.
Trick or treating was fun but pretty cold. We did our street and then the fire department pulled right onto our street and handed out pencils! Then we drove to grandma and grandpa Gloudemans and went down their street. We had a lot of fun!
Here is one of those adorable comparison photos! Nolan 2 months, Stella almost 5 same onesie, same bumbo, totally different looks 😂
Stella bean being the ham that she usually is! Getting photos goes pretty quick as long as you get them before she eats the stickers making them dissolve and impossible to get off the onesies.
November 1 was super warm! It was 70* so we took the kids to the environmental center to get 1 more use out of the cute summer clothes and enjoy the weather. We had a lot of fun on the walk and watching Nolan run the bases!
After the environmental center we decided to have a final campfire. We had the Jansen family over and enjoyed being outside and just the final fling before we are all locked indoors due to the cold!
Likes: sitting up, chewing on everything, daddy, daddy singing Happy and You Know It, Nolan, the doggies
Dislikes: being cold, being hungry, being tired, being startled, sleeping through the night
Can/Does: sit up, kind of clap, actually jump in the jumper, scoot backwards, prop herself up
Size/Weight: 13lbs 14oz (10th percentile) 24" (1 percentile). She is following the curve still so nobody is concerned with her small stature. We go in for a cardio appointment at the end of this month to find out if she is cleared from cardio concerns!
Getting really good at sitting up! Watch her eyes spot daddy and then light up when he starts singing!
Happy Veteran's Day! We have many veterans in our life and we are so thankful for all of them!
Nov 12 paci out of crib
And this is why we are using the 5 point harness now.
|look close, she is there!|
|this foggy water thing is mind blowing to both kids!|
Smiley pictures for the holiday!
Getting our tree at Whispering Pines. We drive a long time to walk through the mud to find the perfect tree and ride on the tractor or horse pulled wagons. So.much.fun. One of our favorite family traditions!
Stella promoted from cereal to oatmeal and sweet potatoes!
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