Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Abigail Kaydence, the life of a 5 year old

Being 5 is so totally cool!  Here is what you are up to.

You still talk like a New Yorker, your volume levels are Loud and Louder.  The passion in your words, and the expressions of what you are needing to say, make it all worth every decibel above normal.   You smile with your whole face.  You love being talked to on your level, and when you talk...you expect the person/people you are talking to, to be paying attention.   You eat slower than a turtle and are distracted by every moving thing at dinner.  You take your time with things and don't like to be rushed.  You are very particular about how things are placed, how clothes fit you, where Mommy puts things and what touches them.

You love to build things, you can build a tower out of cups, you can build a house out of marshmallows, you even built a building out of snow balls outside the other day.  You enjoy putting puzzles together, playing Memory, PayDay, Monopoly.  You are very creative and love making something out of nothing.   You are an excellent student.  You love K, and the different activities you do each day.  I especially love when you come home and have a new song to sing with a cute little dance to go along with it (Hello Neighbor, Snowball fight, that silly Penguin one) It makes my day to see you so happy and excited to share with me.

Scooter is your Buddy, he is your little baby that you will try to carry around with you.  You are protective of him and worry anytime something is wrong with him, or he gets loose (which is often) and hyperventilate until Mommy chases him down.  You will then not let him out of your sight for the next 24 hrs, and put him in a choke hold when anyone goes near a door.  

You really make Mommy and Daddy appreciate the little things with you.  You do not show outward emotions, you are very stoic and strong like that.  To get you to say I love you back to Mommy or Daddy is a very rare occasion.  When you do say it, it is an amazing feeling.  Not because you are repeating back words out of habit, but because for you to say it, you can tell you are really thinking about Loving us.  I can almost see it in your eyes.  You are very matter of fact with your words, you tell it like it is.

We were at the dentist last Friday and on our way home you and Bella were talking about the importance of flossing.  Bella said it is SOOOO important to floss, and then you said very matter of fact "Well flossing's not more important than not killing someone"  What?  Where did that come from? You just had to "one up" Bella and let her know that there are more important things to worry about besides flossing.
Abigail you are such a sweet girl, you care so much about other people and will often worry about the ones you cannot help.  You weigh 50lbs and love to show how strong you are.  You make Mommy and Daddy stop and listen, you make us slow down, if even to just give you comfort in chaos.  You my little lady, are one Incredible girl!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sophia Rielle, life of a 2 year old

Being 2 is tough!   Here's what you are up to.

Potty training, which you have started on your own.  Although Daddy thinks you're ready, Mommy does not.  I think you are interested in parts of it, like how fast you can unravel a roll of toilet paper, and how many times you can flush the toilet before I catch you, or how quickly you can strip off all your clothes and diaper to proclaim to me (in the sweetest voice) that you want to pee on the potty!  So there we sit, and wait...and wait. You have gone twice so far, but I think that was by coincidence. Yesterday, you stripped down, broke through the gate and went upstairs.  You came back down a few minutes later and told Daddy that you pooped in Abby's room (Dayeee I poop Abby room) See Nick I told you she wasn't ready!

You will repeat almost anything, unless of course you are mad at someone asking you to say something.  You will get on the phone and say "What up Dude" You sing songs, mainly lolli-lolli-lolli-POP, and Jingle Bells.  You LOVE Go Diego Go, and Dora.  The other night at dinner we were trying to get you to take a bite of the Homemade Chicken potpie, you kept pushing your bowl away saying "Yucky".  I thought I would point out that Bella and Abby were eating like big girls, and you look at Daddy and say "Dayee eat big gurl"?  We were all laughing so hard, which just made you say it even more.  Now when you ask how Daddy eats, Sophie yells "like big Gurl"

Girlfriend, you have a Temper!  When you are hurt, you don't just cry.  You are MAD, only the person you go to for comfort can touch you.  If anyone else even gets close, you growl and scream, and then start swinging, pinching, hitting, till they go away.  Hard to believe that sweet little face can get so angry.

You love to climb on things.  I have to flip our kitchen chairs onto the table everyday just so you won't drag them across the floor to whatever it is you want to get into.  Some days it has been a drawer, one day it was the counter, one day it was the actual table where I found you trying to hang onto the light fixture above and swing.  Yeah, they get put up now.  Thank you very much!

You sleep with your bibi every night and for naps.  You also now require 3 blankets to go to sleep.  You have a favorite blankie, but really any 3 will do.  For about 3 months now when you are laid down, you point to the back of your crib and say these 3 letters "a-b-a" Daddy and I tried to figure out what you were pointing to and thus figure out what you were saying, but we can't.  We have no clue. We just decided to repeat the letters back to you a-b-a and that seems to suffice. We do however LOVE it, and it has become quite the routine to lay you down and make sure you say it before we walk out.

                                                                      Sophia's words.
                                                                      Dook = Drink
                                                                      Yaya = Phone
                                                                      Buddy = Scooter
                                                                      Bibi = Pacifier
                                                                      Iggies = Toes
                                                                      JeeJoo = Julie E.

You weigh 24lbs, you love to be the center of attention.  You have the most Beautiful Brown eyes, reminds me of my little sis (so does your temper) You are animated, enthusiastic,  and full of energy.  You gasp when you are trying hard to tell us something.  You say Ahh or Uhh before you say anyones name "uhh mommy" We love everyday with you and what you will amaze us with.  You are worth a million nights of going to bed exhausted.  I love you sweet girl.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Big Girls

I can't believe I have a 9 year old, a 5 year old, and a 2 year old.

To get all the 3 girls in one location, all somewhat looking at the camera, no one crying...was HARD!  I think I have about 65 others that were lacking one of the requirements above.

I need to be better

It is so easy to log on here and type out the things I want to remember, but I don't.  Why?  So many things going on, not enough time, I would rather read the few blogs of others that I follow, I have 3 busy little girls, Sophia bangs on my computer if I even try to get on here during her waking hours, I need to wash my hair...see I am busy!
But, I have decided now that I will make a better effort, and because I just typed that out, it's official. :)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

And the party pictures.

Abby chose to have her Birthday party at a water park.  We decided that was a GREAT idea, since last years party was a pool party at our house...whew that was some work.
What was really cool was that you could rent the water park after they closed and the only people there were the ones you invited, plus 2 lifeguards on duty to watch the kids.

Abby on the slide when we first got there.

We were all forced under the pavilion for the Thunder and Lightning to pass so we opened gifts and had our cupcakes while the storm passed.  I love Abby's face here, I wish I knew what she was opening...but Nick had the camera and didn't catch that part.

Ok, Bella's gift to Abby was complete with an empty water bottle that Bella had drank earlier than day, not sure why that was so funny, but it was.   Don't believe me...check out Bellas face in the background, that was the beginning of a full on laugh attack.

This picture is interesting to me cause 1: I look really tan. 2: I look really skinny. 3: My boobs look huge. and I can put this here cause Nick and my BFF Heather are the only ones who see this blog. Ha.

                                                                Just a silly Bella smile.

And I can't leave out a typical Sophia face.

Then me and this girl, may have gone down the *kiddie* water slide together and had a little crash at the bottom and we may or may not have both lost our bottoms a little bit.  

But that's just a maybe, so we will assume that we didn't do such a thing!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Abigail's 5th Birthday

Ok I think I finally have caught up on Birthday's...this is actually from this year :)

For my Abby girl,

The days pass before us and seem to go by so quickly, yet each day you make me find the time to see the beauty in who you are.  When you were a baby I would imagine what you would look like, what you would act like, the personality you would have, who would you favor, would you be social, or would you be shy.

You are a beautiful little lady of which I could never imagine life without.   You take a little bit to warm up to people you are not familiar with but once you do...watch out!  You are full of life and OH SO LOUD, you make sure you have the attention of the person you are speaking to or showing something to.  You have a very strong Jersey accent when you are passionate about what you are saying.   You will break out in uncontrollable belly laughs that will have those around you laughing too.  You love to cook, clean and help Mommy do things around the house.  You love playing with your sisters and giving Bella and Sophia hugs.  You love your Scoota boy and will carry him around the house sometimes (to his dislike) like he is your baby.   You are a Daddy's girl for sure, when he walks in the door you are his from that moment till bed time.  You ask me 1,356 times a day what time he will be home from work.  You often ask (every night) why we have to have to go sleep every single day, but truth be told you would never make it all night even if you tried.

Happy 5th Birthday to my sweet, zesty little girl.

Love, Mom


2009 was a year of many trials, many tears, many laughs and sweet cuddles, lots of emotions, plenty of illnesses, hospital stays, sleepless nights, an abundance of giggles and laughs, and always the comfort of each other which I am MOST thankful for.

I was looking forward to a year of less of a few of those and that has been true so far.   It has made us stronger as a family and made us appreciate one another, made us grow together, made us depend on the other for support, for love, and assurance.

Nick was my rock this past year and I am so Thankful we had the chance to grow together and connect in a way we never have before. I am Thankful he is my husband, Thankful he is my confidant, he can make me laugh, he is patient, he can put a smile on my face just by looking at me, Thankful he is the most wonderful father to our beautiful daughters, Thankful he understands me, is a hard worker, dedicated and driven, Thankful for who he is, and Thankful he completes who I am.

Our girls are growing into beautiful little ladies, and maturing in ways that amaze me. They make me laugh each day and my heart grows with love in amounts I could have never imagined.

I am so blessed to have my family.