Cleaning and scrubbing will wait ’till tomorrow, but children grow up, as I’ve learned to my sorrow. So quiet down cobwebs! Dust go to sleep! I’m rocking my baby. Babies don’t keep. – Ruth Hamilton

Sunday, September 9, 2012

They Are a Changin!

After a hard Friday afternoon these three took a nice warm bath and snuggled into some comfy PJ's-Cardinal PJ's!!!  Even though life is crazy and we can't go to many Cardinal games we try and make sure to show our children our passion for this team!  Thanks Mum and Papa!

Our Friday afternoon was hard because this "super mom" decided it would be a good idea to schedule all their checkup appointments at one time.  It was nice to go only once, but it was a lot of work and I won't be doing it again!  My mom attended this adventure so we were man on man! Our doctor was happy we had man on man and had all our questions written out (they don't normally take three kids at once-too much to handle-ours were an exception because they are awesome!)

We were trying for some pictures of the three of them-Avery and Mack were posing...just not at the same time.

I think this one is cute because Lincoln is admiring his older brother.
Avery's update:  Avery is 38 1/2 inches tall and 35 pounds-she is a tall skinny girl!  She is trying out her new three year old body by exploring with independence.  We never went through terrible twos with this girl, but now she has learned to test us a bit.  Overall, she is so good and really enjoys helping the boys.  Mack and her are buddies and are learning to work together.  She has developed a sweet relationship with Lincoln-her favorite thing to do is lay by him and rub his head.  She also enjoys taking his picture.  She says, "smile buddy.  Aww cute!"  Preschool is good for her.  She still cries when I leave, but has adjusted to the day with her new friends.  When I observe her she tends to play with the boys:)  We love giving her this opportunity at my school!  Avery still lives for princess, but she has been really interested in trains-blue trains.  We are planning a time when daddy can take her to St. Louis so she can ride a train.
Mack update:  Mack is 35 1/2 inches tall and weighs 31.6 pounds-he's a big boy and catching up to his sister fast.  Everyday Mack is growing up and is learning to be his own person.  Two year old molars are not fun and have set some pretty bad evenings for us, but when those don't bother him he is so fun to be with.  His vocabulary has taken off and now feels less frustrated because he can tell us his wants/needs.  He enjoys playing with his trucks, but now really loves looking at airplanes.  It would be neat someday to let him see my grandpa's plane-until then we keep telling him he will ride one to Florida next summer.  The heat has finally broke this week and we are back outside where he can run, ride his bike, and now search for bugs.  He isn't afraid to pick them right up and examine them.  We are going to be working hard on his colors these next few months because right now everything is blue:)!

Lincoln update:  I was talking on the phone and mentioned I thought Lincoln was close to 18 LBS.  Well, I was close he is 17 pounds at 6 months!  This may seem like a lot but he is 27 1/2 inches long, so that puts him in the 45% range for weight.  He is big but really long.  The doctor told me to feed him whenever he wanted because he needed it.  I just finished nursing him this week (not completely by choice).  Between work and life I couldn't keep up.  This was really hard this time because my goal was a year (since he is my last), but in the end it shouldn't be stressful and it was!  I did enjoy my first weekend of sleeping in and Mark enjoyed being able to feed him.  Besides the feeding aspect Lincoln is a mover.  The other two were slower to get moving, but he rolls everywhere he wants to go.  If he's not rolling his is perched up trying to move on his knees.  We have been working with Avery and Mack to pick up any little pieces because this man is going to get into trouble.  There are very rare times when he is upset and smiles at everyone!  He has finally become a great sleeper with two good naps and some short naps here and there-he also began sleeping in a little bit!

The three of them are always changing and we are enjoying watching this happen.  It's fun to sit down and think about each one!

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