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
~ favorite movies: Jumanji, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Willy Wonka (original movie)
If Adrian says something cute or funny I try to write it down to keep record of it. Here are a couple of things she has said within the last few months:
"Mommy, I don't want those ninja turtles saying my name!"
She said one night when I was doing the dishes...it dawned on me she was referring to the 90s movie and there is an Adrian reference from the movie Rocky :)
"Did God try and cross the road?"
This was said when I was tucking her in for bed after reading from her little bible book. I guess I have gotten it across to Adrian that it is dangerous to cross the road :)