The BIG GUY turned one last Wednesday!! He is growing up so fast...this year has just flown by. Lawson is taking on average 3-4 on his own without holding on for support. With extreme coaxing he will take more. He has figured out how to open his bedroom door and our pantry door! So it is a matter of time before he realizes he can get into his sisters room! Lawson has also learned how to open the dvd player to get the little tray to come out. Lawson (aka: lamp crusher) has managed to break 1 floor lamp and 1 table lamp (just broke out the light bulb).
Lawson was moved up to the 1yr room 2 weeks now and is doing good getting used to only 1 nap and less bottles. He still gets 2 a day so we have to work on eliminating those in the upcoming weeks.
Adrian picked out these glasses at the mall. We got some looks when we were walking out :)
A first for Adrian...last week I could not find my ring in the morning when I was getting ready for work. Come to find out Adrian got up in the middle of the night and took it from my nightstand to then hide it under hers. She gave it up easy but now I have been wearing my ring to bed to avoid another incident.
Adrian lost her first tooth Feb. 12th followed by her second tooth on the 13th! The tooth fairy left a dollar per tooth along with a purple and teal jewel. The pic below was after the 1st tooth came out while brushing and we lost down the drain :(
So it has been over 5 years now since I have started my simple yet functional blog in place of a baby book. One of these days I am going to get my posts consolidated and made into photo books so I have all of this documented in a hard copy...plus for Adrian's high school graduation I can just set out the books and not pin up any pictures!!! :) Even though I don't post as often anymore or as detailed as I would like I did want to get some photos and thoughts documented of Adrian around her 5 year Birthday.
Adrian's 5 Year Stats:
Weight: 46.8 lbs (85%)
Height: 45.5 inches (93%)
Here are some various pictures over the last few weeks.
Don't ask me why I am in this picture...I took the picture of Adrian's friends at her B-day party and the night before Adrian played with the camera on my phone and some how got it on a setting that also takes the picture of the person snapping the photo!?!?
The kids had a blast playing at the "The Playground" in Ankeny. Mitch and I really enjoyed seeing all the kids run around and have a blast. It was funny how everyone seemed to get some sort of injury while they were there. I was just glad all their parents signed the waiver!
Adrian's bird nest :) I love it! She has liked birds for quite some time...these are her birdies that make the actual bird sounds as well. She will often ask me to make her a "nest" so she can lay in it. I often find in her bed in the morning with a couple of birds under the covers and little wooden eggs :)
Adrian got this tea set from her Great Grandma Harden for her 1st Birthday. On this day she was having a party with her "Toy Story" friends.
Dresses, Dresses, Dresses....Adrian always wants to wear a dress! We are in this phase and have been for over a year. Adrian is a combination of girly but can play pretty rough and holds her own with the boys in the class (according to her teacher at conferences).
Adrian at the age of 5...
~ is a sweetie and often says "I Love You" at random times
~ is a Momma's girl
~ loves to wear dresses, but is extremely picky on the type of dress
~ i predict to be a good athlete, especially in running
~ is a loving and gentle big sister to Lawson
~ loves going for walks, prefers it over riding her bike
~ loves her school, especially going into the church during religious hour
~ prefers to drink water, then milk, followed by juice. She still has not had any pop, which is surprising since we drink it but she never asks for it so it hasn't been an issue yet :)
~ Adrian is artistic, she draws, colors, and paints quite well
~ is a "night owl"...often playing in her room until 9:30/10pm. She is hard to wake in the morning
~ current bedtime routine: brush teeth, read 3 books, scratch her back while I tell the story of Ariel...it is a 2 min recap of the movie, it gets shorter and shorter every time
~ favorite books: The Cat in the Hat & her Little Girls Bible
~ favorite foods: Ham sandwich, baked chicken, Doritos, yogurt, mint ice cream, chocolate anything
Lawson turned 6 mos on Oct. 2nd! I snapped 100 pics on Sat. and these 4 turned out...not good odds :) He is such a big boy...I just packed away his 9 mo. clothes and he is now wearing size 12 mos. The overalls in the pics below are actually 18 mos.
~ Is an easy going...happy baby
~ Loves to chew on your fingers and drool constantly
~ Loves watching Adrian play
~ Rocks back and forth on all fours
~ Swivels on his belly to reach for things
~ Gets 4-5 bottles a day 8 oz. of formula each!
~ Already does the "alligator roll" during diaper changes to make it challenging for mom :)
~ Loves taking baths
~ Still sleeps through the night
~ Loves when mommy sings and does the leg/arm motions to the lyrics "Running just as fast as we can..."