Thursday, January 29, 2015

todd working on his new year's resolution

The train table has become Griffin Rock and Todd has been accomplishing his goal of playing Rescue Bots in 2015!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

neighborhood playdate

One reason we have loved our neighborhood is the number of young families that live here. Our HOA is also great at organizing activities for us to get to know our neighbors like a cookie exchange in December and Fall Fest one Saturday morning. When we get lucky and have a warm day some families will gather down on one of the cul-de-sacs and let the kids ride and play. The other day we had 22 kids out at one time. It was so fun! Elle especially loves having one of her classmates a few streets away. Todd was very cute with two other little boys with similar vehicles who rode together. And Reese loved watching all the other kids and having some time outside. (For their privacy I haven't loaded any photos with the other kids since we are still getting to know them.)

Monday, January 5, 2015

Reese @ 5, 6, and 7 months

It's starting to fly by just like that! Reese is so sweet and is starting to show more personality each day! She's getting so big, and we love her more and more!

@ 5 months:

started rolling all over the place, can hold self up really well on tummy, and spin in circles, can sit up assisted with pillow, enjoying new foods

@ 6 months:

14 lbs, 25 3/4 in
started sitting up on her own, gets really excited to see Chris when he comes home, eating baby food 3 times a day, loves mops!

@ 7 months:

sitting up really well without having a pillow behind her, saying ma-ma, dada, squealing, hates peas, loves her water cup, still must face out when being held, loves playing with momma's phone in the car

Friday, January 2, 2015

new year's resolutions 2015

This year we made new year's resolutions and documented them as a family. I found this printable and we filled it out tonight at dinner. I hope to put it up somewhere to remind us of what we want to work on.

I was really proud of some of the answers Elle came up with. Todd...well, let's just say maybe next year he'll get the concept. And it was fun to think of things for Reese together. I pray we can all keep each other accountable and strive for our goals together. Here's what we came up with!

This year I really want to:
Elle: go to Disney World
Todd: play Rescue Bots
Reese: play with toys
Chris: run a half marathon
Danielle: decorate the house

I really need to:
Elle: learn my phone number
Todd: do Rescue Bots
Reese: grow teeth
Chris: publish some stuff
Danielle: lose weight

I want to be better at:
Elle: cartwheels
Todd: going to the doctor
Reese: sleeping through the night
Chris: loving my family
Danielle: documenting our family life

I want to learn to:
Elle: get along with Todd
Todd: Rescue Bots
Reese: walk
Chris: improve at my job
Danielle: sew