Thursday, May 26, 2011

Walter Henry you are 2 YEARS old!

You weigh 23 lbs 5 oz.

You are 32 1/4"

Your head is 48 cm.

You love to dip anything!

You wear size 6 shoes.

You wear size 18 month jeans and 24 month/ 2T shirts.

You love trains.

You love trains more than tractors.

Yes, I'm sure you are really a Witcher. ;-)

You don't talk very much but prefer to be quiet.

You suck on your middle fingers on your right hand.

You hate wearing shoes and take them off as quickly as possible.

You wear a medium Thiristies diaper cover.

You smile all the time.

You think Madisyn is a pretty good Mommy substitute.

You went to the ER shortly after your 2nd birthday and received four stitches after falling off the lawn mower trailer.

You are a cuddle bug when you get just the smallest bit tired.

You may be the smallest Witcher boy but your sense of adventure is just big as Ty's.

You have grown and changed so much and we're incredibly blessed to have you in our lives!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Zoo-tastic Fun

With lovely weather come the itching to get out of the house. Since Mary Claire had never been to the zoo, a trip on a cool spring day seemed like a perfect plan.

I'm afraid you'll have to be subjected to several whole group shots through out this post. I couldn't resist. Henry is old enough to actually care that he's at the zoo. We've been going since Madisyn was 2 so it's interesting to me to see how the kids and the zoo have changed over the years.

We were watching a monkey family here. The boys were trying to get the littlest one's attention. I'm not sure what they would have done if monkey baby had actually gotten close.

Another attempt at a group shot but attention was averted elsewhere. What could be so distracting that you can't take a picture?

Well, for the Witcher boys - a backhoe. I'm sure the Memphis Zoological Society would be interested in knowing that the most fascinating cat around had a bucket!

We even managed to go in the lodge and no one got wet! It's a small miracle I'm sure. ;-)

If you look closely, you can see the see lion swimming between Ty and Griffin's heads. On a warm day the Polar Bear and Sea Lion pools are a cool place to be.

Since our last visit (November 2010), the playground equipment has been upgraded. It's not as little kid friendly as I would prefer but it's very nice.

We stopped for one last picture before we left. I'm pretty sure Ty is begging for an ice cream cone or slush for the ride home. ;-)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Park Day

Mary Claire recently had her first visit to the park! We finally had a pretty day after a lot of rain so the kids and I loaded up and headed to town for some fun. The slide gets a little more crowded each time we go. ;-)

Henry had a blast! This visit was really the first time he could get around well enough to enjoy all the park had to offer. He especially liked the little kids area because he could go up and down the steps on the playground equipment all by himself.

My "big" kids had just as much fun as their little brothers. They are fairly equal in size so the teeter-totter was great fun for them both.

Of course, everyone wants to pose with Mary Claire on her first visit! She wasn't as fond of the slide as the other kids were.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hair today, Gone tomorrow

On March 17, Madisyn and I made a trip to Jonesboro.

We had been discussing for sometime, that losing some length on her hair might aid in the care of it. Madisyn was/is very attached to her hair and this would be her first real haircut.

She wasn't so sure when she saw the pony tail the stylist removed. To tell the truth, neither was Mommy. She ended up having about 3-4 inches more cut than we intended.

I think the stylists had a bit of a misunderstanding and thought the cut-off point I indicated was for the first big cut when I wanted it to be the final finished cut.

There weren't many smiles afterwards but now that the shock has worn off - the new length has been great!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Mary Claire you are 5 months old!

You weigh 13 lbs 3 oz in your bedtime duds - only 12 lbs 10 oz undressed.

You wear a size 1 - 2 shoe, depending on the shoe.

You wear mostly 3-6 month clothes with a few 0-3 thrown in.

You have moved into infant prefolds and small diaper cover, though they are a bit big.

You no longer were Bumkins covers and you started leaking through the vent. We've added some Bummis and Thirsties to our stash and they seem to be working well.

You like to suck your right thumb. I suspect this is a major contributor to the next milestone . . .

You started sleeping all night on April 12! Most nights you sleep for 12 hours straight as long as you nursed every 3 hours all day.

Sleeping all night brought us to yet another milestone - You moved into a mini-crib.

You still sleep in Mommy and Daddy's room but you do it in style. ;-)

You sleep on your right side most of the night with your thumb in your mouth and your left arm thrown over your eyes like you are blocking the light.

You helped Madisyn celebrate her 10th birthday.

You celebrated your first Easter and Mother's Day.

You made your first trip to the zoo and went a second time with friends.

You visited Pioneer Village and attended your first parade.

You are such a joy and delight.

You rarely cry and love to smile at everyone.

We are incredibly blessed to have you in our family!