December sickies. Annie had an ear infection early on in December and then just 2 days later caught a stomach bug that spread to Luke, me and Dan. Blah. About a week later Sophie was diagnosed with strep throat. Thankfully she was the only victim. Towards the end of the month Luke and Annie both had a goopy eye disease for about a week. No fun!
This year we were able to take the older kids to the Tabernacle Choir concert. It was a fun time downtown and the music was so lovely. The only bummer was the Sophie was starting to get sick with her strep so she wasn’t quite herself. But we still had a great time.
First set of piggy tails. And trying to cast spells with her new Harry Potter wand from Grandpa.
This boy melts me always. He was all in on everything Christmas this year and it was so fun. He also always wants to try on the kids glasses at Costco. He looks pretty handsome.
These kids are truly great friends. There are conflicts everyday especially between the boys. But they do love to be together.
On the last day of Christmas break we took the kids for a full ski day. It was bitter cold that day. But thankfully the sun was out and it wasn’t too bad. We went with the Cranes and it was such a good time. The kids did amazing. Jack and Sophie are pretty independent little skiers and Luke is really getting the hang of it. So fun!
Our baby girl turned 1 and we can all hardly believe it. We love her so but she has for sure been our hardest baby. She still loves to be held and taken all over the house so she can open cupboards and point at all the pictures. She likes me to sit right on the floor with her while she plays. She isn’t very nice to her siblings and usually pushes them away when they try to hold her or sit by her. Its pretty sad. I’m hoping one day she will open up to them more. Although they can really get her laughing sometimes too. She is still a picky eater. I think it might be because of all the sicknesses she’s had this fall. She’s had a stomach bug 3 times, 2 ear infections, and pneumonia. So her appetite has really come and gone quite a lot. She loves to scatter her food all over the floor from her high chair. It is such a joy! She has taken to milk quite nicely from her sippy cup so as soon as we finish up the last bit of formula we’ll be saying adios to the bottle. She loves her binkie though so we might wait until our family trip to Disneyland before we take that away. She is saying a few words that only we probably recognize–hi, bye, ought oh (she says Ah Ah), what’s that? (all run together), woof woof, and Jesus. She says the sounds Mama and Dada but I’m not sure she knows who we are just yet. She has no interest in walking or even pulling up to things. She acts completely terrified when we stand her up to things even. The doctor seemed semi-concerned and suggested that we think about physical therapy. We decided to give her a month to make progress with more of an effort from us. So hopefully she will come around. Even though she is hard and challenges our patience for sure, she really does light up our world. Happiest birthday my sweet Annie girl. 1 year stats: 20.6 lbs (60%), 30.5 inches (85%), 19 inch head (100%).
We had the biggest leaf pile yet this year. It made Luke the happiest!
Luke came down with an ear infection and the start of bronchitis a couple days before Thanksgiving. Thankfully the antibiotic was in full effect so that he felt good for the break. Poor buddy. It just doesn’t bode well that his tube fell out and he got an ear infection. Round 3 of tubes might be on its way.
This little lady is growing so much. She is on the move and loves torturing me by going over to the stairs. I have tried to work with her but she still doesn’t get it. So she keeps me on my toes. She is also only eating table food these days when she will actually eat. She is by far my worst eater. But she is somehow growing. She moved up to the big girl car seat and for the most part still cries every time I put her in the car. She also had her first piggy tail this month. Its just a little one but oh so cute!
A few random Luke shots…he got so sweaty in the Chick Fil-a play place that we could spike his hair up. One night we were watching Captain America and he came upstairs in the full outfit and jumped around like he was Cap for the rest of the movie.
And finally our thankful turkey for the year. We had a great Thanksgiving this year. We were able to see the new Wreck It Ralph movie in the morning with Richard and the Trujillos. It was awesome and so funny. And then we went to Grandma Pett’s for the meal which was great. I love this holiday and being with family.
Jack and I have been participating in the book club his teacher has put together this year. At this club meeting we played a game of baseball and discussed the book Honus and Me.
Devastated that he had 2 math papers for homework instead of one! Ha!
She’s completely on the move. Tackling Luke and trying to push the Xbox button. She loves opening the drawers in the TV stand and eating ever single crumb she can find. She is almost completely on to normal table food. And is by far my worst eater but is somehow growing!
While we were in California, we hired someone to paint all of our ceilings white and redo the banister. We love it!
One day after we got back from CA Jack started complaining about sores in his mouth. After about 2 days I took him in and he had Hand, Foot, Mouth disease. Yuck. Thankfully it stayed contained just with him. But he did have to miss our trip to the Red Barn, Grandma’s Halloween party and a few days of school which led to more homework than he wanted!
Pretty sunset on our family walk home from Swig one night.
“This is awesome.” Luke is getting good at sounding out words and attempting to spell. It makes me so happy.
We had some super warm days at the end of the month which meant more time spent outside on the blanket while the big kids ride their bikes and scooters.