Thursday, December 22, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

I'm determined to catch up on this blog because we have been so busy with all the holidays. I'm going to just do a couple of post to sum up everything we have been up to. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and were blessed to be able to see our families so much. We had Thanksgiving at my moms on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and then we went to Traci's on Thanksgiving day. We had a blast and love spending time with our families. The older Delaney gets the more fun it is to watch her play and interact with her cousins. I'm pretty sure she thinks they are the coolest people ever! She acts like such a big girl when she hangs out with "the big girls" (Lindsey and Brinley) and will sit and listen to music with them and do whatever they are doing. I'm glad she has such good cousins to look up to that I know will be a great example for her. Here are some pictures from Thanksgiving 2011.

3 years

I am a little behind on posting and while I was away Delaney turned 3! I say this every year that Delaney gets older, but I really don't know where the last year went. There is so much to say about the 3's so far. The attitude at 3 has really started to show. She is super spunky and really funny too. I am constantly amazed at what comes out of her mouth and I seriously laugh at something she says every single day. We went to the doctor a couple of weeks after she turned 3 and she is still as tiny as ever.. she weighed in at a whopping 26lbs (no %) and 35.75in (25%). She is keeping on the same growth curve and is growing perfectly at her own steady pace. Here are some facts and things Delaney says at 3 years old:

- She wears a 7.5 shoe and a size 2T clothes

- She sleeps from about 8:00-6:45ish

- We are almost potty trained and wear panties all the time. We still have a few accidents but are doing better

- She is super shy around people she doesn't know until she warms up

- She LOVES to dress up and only wants to wear princess dresses or tutus around the house. She even insists on sleeping in them some nights

- She loves princesses and Minnie and Mickey

- She is soooo loud and loves to put on a show for anyone she knows and especially our families

- She loves her cousins and playing with them

-She told David this morning when he told her to hold on a second- "Your making me nervous dad."

- The other morning David took her to school and she looked around his car and said, "Dad you need to clean your car."

- If you say something she doesn't understand she will repeat what you said and then add, "what does that even mean?"

- She love to boss our dogs around and is always telling them to say yes mam and do what she says.

- She hates for me to wear my hair all the way up and as soon as I put it up she says "I don't like your hair like that!"

- She still hates anything dressed up, except Santa.

- She is VERY opinionated about what she wears and wants to tell me what she is going to wear

- She loves to play teacher and be the boss

- She just had her first Christmas program at school and got a major case of stage fright and would not sing or move!

- She goes to a Christian preschool, which is why we chose that school, and she is really starting to learn about Jesus and His perfect love for us. I love to listen to her talk about Him and she will tell you all the things He created.

- She is very good at school and does not like getting in trouble, not the same case when she is at home!

- She knows the months of the year, most of the days of the week and can count to 10 in Spanish and 20 in English.

- She loves to dance and do cheers. She knows tons of my cheerleaders cheers and likes to do her toe touch all the time!

I know there are a million things that I am forgetting while I am writing this. She does so many new things everyday now that it is so hard to keep up with. We had her third birthday at ijump and it was her first "real" party out somewhere and not at a house. She had a blast and loved her friends being there to jump with her. Last year she was embarrassed when everyone sang "Happy Birthday" to her and this year she told me, "OK sing "Happy Birthday" to me now!" What a sassy little thing. Here are some pictures from her third birthday.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Blakely Ann

Delaney's newest cousin/best friend was born at the beginning of November and is just precious! We headed up to the hospital to meet her as soon as we could. Delaney was really excited to meet her and surprisingly asked to hold her. I let her sit and hold her (with my help of course) and she loved it. She didn't want to sit still for too long but she did really well with her. It is so fun to watch Delaney and Finley interact and play together now so I can't wait until Blakely can join in. These girls are going to have so much fun growing up together and I'm sure get into plenty of trouble together. We love you Blakely and are so glad to have you here perfect and healthy!

Decking the Halls

We put up our tree really early this year and had tons of fun. Delaney has had her own little pink tree in her room for the last couple of years but we didn't decorate it. This year I let her pick out her own ornaments and go to town putting them on the tree. She also helped with the big tree some. She was so proud of herself and loved decorating her tree! The dogs also got in on a little of the decorating. I love Christmas and I love creating memories for Delaney. She is also REALLY into dressing up these days, which is why she is wearing a Cinderella dress to decorate the tree. I used to wish that she would be into playing dress up and now that's all she will wear at our house! Here are some highlights from decorating the tree...