Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ellie 8 months old


The awesome track Daddy built on a snowy May day.


Apollos built himself a bat cave.  I love Ellie's baby doll as the back wall. :)


I'm ready for the pool, but there is snow on the ground!


First time batting at his t-ball game!




Shark attack!


Playing in the water on a warm day before the snow came the next day!


First time eating spaghetti all by herself!

It took her 30 minutes to finish.



Fun at Gymnastic Joe's




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Riding bikes at the Greenland Park



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I couldn't get this video to upload, but here is a link to the video of Khaliel singing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW63qgFQqd8

Ellie is now 8 months old!  Where has the time gone?!?  She is our smallest baby by far only being in the 5th percentile for both height (about 25 inches) and weight (about 15 1/2 lbs).  She is smaller than she looks. :)  She is starting to babble more, knows "mama" with recognition, and is starting to clap.  She also waves "hi" or "bye" and is really close to crawling.  She just needs to figure out how to get her left leg, which usually ends up near her head. :)
Khaliel is becoming very independent and is our little dare devil.  He will climb anything and tries to do everything himself.  Sometimes that is good and sometimes not so good.  :)  He is also very musical.  He can pick up a song very quickly.  We are working on him learning his letter sounds.
Apollos registered for Kindergarten this past month!  I can't believe my baby is getting so big!  He got to go see what Kindergarten is going to be like for a morning and meet his teachers.  Unlike most Kindergarten classes, he will have multiple teachers and not stay in one classroom.  He will have 3 mainteachers.  One for reading and phonics, one for math, and one for science/social studies.  They all seem very sweet.  He will also have a PE teacher and an art teacher.  
This has been one of the strangest springs weather wise.  We would have 70s one day and 30s the next. We even had snow in mid May!  So glad that winter is FINALLY over!



Thursday, May 2, 2013

Farm Friends and Cousins

This is how she prefers to use this chair


Ellie beating up on her older brother


Little Drummer Boy



Apollos learning to lasso at Farm Friends



Playing in the sawdust



This was how he decided he wanted to swing



Ellie LOVES playing with her big brothers' toys.


Such a big girl!


Cowgirl


Looking out over Fayetteville on the roof at Daddy's work





Farm Friend fun






Mommy, why do I always end up like this when I try to crawl?


First time eating a cracker



Fun with the cousins at Aunt Dawn's house


Feeding the ducks with Poppi



They were so excited to see a turtle sunbathing, but when they ran up on it, it went back in to the water.





Ellie's first baby doll.  She wouldn't let go of it!


Ellie loved sitting in the Jeep with her big brothers.  She didn't like it very much when the Jeep moved.





Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Rites of Passage

Both boys got to go on special trips with Daddy in April.  Apollos got to go on his 5 year old man trip, and Khaliel got to go on a train ride for being potty trained.  As the boys get bigger, Solomon is going to take them on special trips what we are calling "man trips".  I will do the same thing with Ellie, or "woman trips".  They are designed to be a special time with us and the kids as they grow.  Apollos got to go see a movie, go to the arcade, go to an aquarium store, and out to lunch.  He had a blast!  Khaliel got to go on the Vista Dome car.  Solomon was pretty excited about the Dome car.  Both had a blast!