Friday, June 12, 2009

the little fashionista

I wonder a bit if it's a girl thing or perhaps a future in fashion but Liz sure does enjoy creating her own look. Alexa will add some jewelry and glasses occasionally. For Elizabeth it's a way of life.

Her current favorites are a bike helmet, knee pads, and some sort of shoes (boots or mismatched preferred). But she's not picky, any items will work.

Going out in public happens on a regular basis. I do draw a line at the helmet but we did go into town the other day while wearing the knee pads. Removing her beloved items brings on a tantrum until I promise to let her put them back on (usually occurs during diaper changes). Last week she wanted to nap in her helmet which probably wouldn't have been comfortable or very safe (unless she was expecting something to fall on her head, then she'd be protected). Just the other morning I was woken up by being hit in the face with one of her new crocs. She couldn't get it on herself so smacked me awake to do it for her. This morning was a similar experience only I was expected to put a knee pad on one handed.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Staycation Adventure #1

Chris ended up having the day off from work (thanks Margie!). We decided to take advantage of the lovely spring weather and visit some local sites.

Rockport ended up being our destination of the day. We first headed to Vesper Hill (also known as the Children's Chapel). It was very lovely and very quiet, even with 3 kids running about. The kids loved climbing the rock stairs and checking out the flowers.

After that we headed to Rockport Marine Park to see Andre the Seal's tribute statue. That turned out to not be the only thing to watch at the park. While we were there we got to watch a sailboat being delivered to the landing. All three (especially Jacob) were fascinated at the procedure. We also got to check out some of the old limestone kilns, an old train (the engine?), and a super sized buoy just right for climbing.

Stay tuned for more staycation adventures as spring progresses to summer!

the graduate

Alexa "graduated" from preschool last week. They had a nice ceremony that included a play (Alexa was a lion - imagine that!), 2 songs, and recitation of 9 Bible verses. The play was very cute and narrated by their teacher. The story was David and Goliath. Alexa's big part was that she had to steal a sheep. She commented to me a few days before the big day that she was worried no one would like her because she had to get a sheep. She ended up being the comic relief when the sheep she chose wouldn't crawl away with her.

It's a little hard to believe the school year has already come to a close. September wasn't that long ago! But how much she's grown since then is unbelievable. Not just taller and mouthier but a lot smarter. Preschool was one of the best things I could have done for all of us!

Now is just a few short months she'll be off to kindergarten. The setup for that is interesting in SAD 40. She's all registered but doesn't actually doing any screening until September 1st. Then on the 4th is the open house which includes a short bus ride. School starts half day on the 8th, followed by full days on the 14th. It's going to be a little strange not having her around most of the day. But I know she's going to be having fun learning and making new friends.

September 2008

May 2009

Sunday, June 7, 2009

summery eats - lobster rolls

To be perfectly honest, while I love lobster I can't stand lobster rolls. There is something about contaminating it with mayo and bread that is just wrong to me. Alexa however loves them (although not too keen on mayo herself). So to get her out of Nokomi's house and away from the frogs I decided to bribe her with the lure of a lobster roll from Linda Bean's where Lauren works.

At the price of those lobster rolls I was only splurging on one ($15!). Me and the twins had good ole' hot dogs at $3 each. And even then they only at the hot dog, tossing the wheat rolls aside.

All food eaten outside in the warm, fresh, sunny air tastes good. And here's some pics to show how much! Liz doesn't look so happy. But she was...honest!

Jacob's milestones

  • weight/length @ 7: 55.6lbs, 48.75"
  • weight/length @ 5: 42lbs, 43.5"
  • weight/length @ 4: 36 lbs, 39+"
  • weight/length@ 3: 32lbs, 36.5 inches
  • weight/length @ 2 years: 26lbs, 33.5 inches
  • weight/length @ 1 year: 18lbs, 29 inches
  • walking: 11/17/08
  • standing: 3/31/08
  • crawling: army, 2/5/08
  • first time rolling: 9/30/07, belly to back
  • first smile: 9/7/07
  • birth date/time: 7/8/07, 12:49am
  • birth length: 19.5 inches
  • birth weight: 6lbs, 1oz

Elizabeth's milestones

  • weight/length @7: 53lbs, 47.75"
  • weight/length @ 5: 40 lbs, 42.25"
  • weight/length @ 4: 34lbs, 38"
  • weight/length 3 years: 28lbs, 35.5 inches
  • weight/length 2 years: 24lbs, 6oz 33 inches
  • weight/length 1 year: 18lbs, 1oz 27.5 inches
  • walking: 9/1/08
  • standing: 4/4/08
  • crawling: army 3/16/08
  • sitting alone: 2/29/08
  • first time rolling: 11/23/07, back to belly
  • first smile: 9/7/07
  • birth date/time: 7/8/07, 12:50am
  • birth length: 18.75 inches
  • birth weight: 5lbs, 8oz

Alexa's milestones

  • weight/height @ 10 (really 10.8): 186, 5'3"
  • weight/height @ 8.4 years: 113 lbs, 55.5 inches
  • weight/height @ 5 years: 61lbs, 4oz 45.25 inches
  • weight/length @ 4 years: 49lbs, 42 inches
  • weight/length @ 3 years: 38lbs, 38 inches
  • weight/length @ 2 years: 32lbs, 8oz 35.75 inches
  • weight/length @ 1 year: 22lbs, 3 oz 29.5 inches
  • 1st day of preschool: 9/3/08
  • solo somersault: 3/4/08
  • whistling: 3/2/08
  • potty training: 10/7/05
  • walking: 12/21/04
  • standing: 8/23/04
  • crawling: 8/21/04, only a week, then became a butt scoot
  • first wave: 7/27/04
  • rolling: 5/2/04, belly to back
  • sleeping thru the night: 3/1/04
  • first smile: 1/20/04
  • birth date/time: 12/4/03, 10:41pm
  • birth length: 20 inches
  • birth weight: 7lbs