Monday, February 11, 2013

4 years old

Took this little man to his 4 year old appointment this week. He is just nothing but LOVE right now and I'm treasuring it all up in my heart.
He is 39 lbs (although a week before it read 41...?), so that's 75%, and 43" in height, so that's 95%. So basically the diet of PB&J, hot dogs and pancakes is doing something? Could be the gallon of whole milk he drinks  He is SMART as a whip, and obsessed with his letters and numbers. He is doing a great job writing his name too...
He is super into Valentine's Day this year (above, Star Wars Valentines, everyone is shocked). He told me he asked Izzy to be his "Valentine Girl", and she said yes. Then she asked if she could come over. A little forward for 4 years old, but she's worth it.
(for the record his patience allowed for only one actual signed Valentine, so I guess that's Izzy's)

Meanwhile at the zoo, this child here is a full on GORILLA of a baby. He growls, he throws his poop (not a joke), he grabs his belly and runs full force into the just can't make him up. Last week he sniffed out a chicken leg in Ms Dorothy's purse, climbed up on the kitchen table, un-zipped her purse, unwrapped the leg, ate the whole dang thing, and tossed the bone on the floor. All she did was go tee-tee. So...he's a fast gorilla.

But I wouldn't trade him for the world--he is HYSTERICAL.

And these two continue to be in love with getting naked, and each other. 

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Where has the time gone?

All of a sudden it's February and I haven't updated since November. This is unacceptable!
We've been great. Busy, and great. And I continue to say a prayer of thanksgiving every day for my family, wondering what I did to deserve such blessings!

We've gotten a few trims.  Penny got his first trim, still looking for that picture...
We love where we get our hair cut at the Baptist Barber Shop (yep, that's in the basement of the hospital). Ms Karen saves out the jumbo army men for Pollard. See how happy he looks?

 We looked out the window for Santa, and boy did he come! And he put Ring Pops in our stockings, by far one of the most popular items. Santa, God bless him, could have spent about $30 and come out pretty well. We'll put that in his letter next year.

Penn followed his Papa around the entire trip to Candyland. Poor Dad was such a trooper with his post-op knee brace, dragging his leg around and carrying my 30 pound gorilla all the while. They sat in Daddy's chair together most of our visit.

 It continues to be the highlight of my babies days to see their cousins. Having Mary Clark here has been an absolute blast, she fits right in with the boys and gets down and dirty with them! And then we clean off. 
Emilyn and Penn are the best of buddies. Emi calls Penn "my baby"--sweetest thing ever! As you can see they are angel pie love muffins.
 We've done some church-goin'.

 I'm trying to keep this one here a little bitty baby. NOT working.

They have really begun to wrestle and I mean hard core, WWE style. 

This baby of mine turned 4 years old. First birthday I have cried (except his actual BIRTHday :) )
4 is very, very grown up in case you didn't know.

I cut almost 10 inches off my hair and donated it to Children With Hair Loss. Something I have wanted to do for years!

 Mimi got them Crocs boots for Christmas, haven't taken them off since.
I ran another half marathon in Auburn and met my goal of under 2 hours! My time 1:58:36 (barely squeezed that out!) Heather, Ellen and I had a blast--it's really fun to run with great friends.
On Feb 17th Heather and I will be running 26.2 With Donna, a breast cancer research marathon in Jacksonville. If I said I was nervous that would be putting it verrrrry lightly!

And I leave you with this picture. This totally encapsulates their personalities. I love them with all my heart!

Pollard-4 years:
-Obsessed with his lettters, and the sounds they make, and what words start with what letters, and we have to say them and review them alllll day everyyyyy day.
-Loves his little brother still--always asks me to wake him up so they can play, tries to teach him how to do things,etc
-Still heavy on Star Wars and Toy Story
-Keeps asking me when my hair is coming back :)
-Loves his bedtime stories and books--I can see him becoming a bookworm.

-Has officially crossed over to the dark side, terrible 2's are creeping in on us.
-Talks non stop! He can pretty much say anything these days, a good bit of which takes interpreting but I'm impressed nonetheless!
-He is SO rough and tough--loves to wrestle, rough house with Pollard and Daddy. He's a real man.
-Will eat anything. And if you don't eat yours....lookout.
-Loves his blankie "blue" and his paci
-Loves to dance, "Ride a little horsey", sing Twinkle Twinkle and Pattycake