Saturday, April 30, 2016

Reese 6 yo stats

Somehow Reese is 6 years old and has been for a few weeks now! Yesterday we went in for her 6 year old well child exam. I'm happy to report that she is a healthy little girl that is growing perfectly. She weighs 54 lbs., which is the 90th percentile. She is 49" tall, which is 98th percentile. He said she is perfectly proportionate 😊. She is fully in the big girls clothing section and wears a size medium top, size 7/8 bottom and we went shoe shopping last week and somehow she wears a size 2 😮! 

She eats like a bottomless pit and keeps growing taller and taller. She still sleeps with Lyla and brown blankie every night. Both she and her sister now sleep downstairs in the guest bedroom. They have slept together for a long time. She absolutely loves kindergarten and has the most amazing teacher that we all love. She was a terrible sleeper as a baby and since lightning struck our house has never slept through storms until about 8 months ago. She now sleeps though most anything, goes to sleep pretty easily at night and is a pretty great sleeper. She is such a sweet, compassionate, eager to please (but still strong willed), precious little girl. I love her and am blessed to be her mommy!

Monday, April 11, 2016

Reese's 6th birthday party

Reese is a planner like me and has had her 6th birthday party planned for about a year now, a rainbows & unicorns party at hopes and dreams gymnastics. 

Before the party we took our 4th annual family birthday party day photo in front of this window.

I love that the girls made Gigi and Pop Pop take a funny face picture with them. This is one we will treasure!

Sisters before the party started. 💜💛

Sweet kindergarten friends.

These 3 have been together since they were just months old and I adore this picture.

This one is a fun shot!

I think we got most of the group in this one.

Cake time.

There are many other friends I wish I'd gotten pictures of her with but its hard at a party. There were multiple groups of friends (kindergarten friends, preschool friends and a few neighbors) so I hoped she'd be able to have fun with everyone. She seemed to have a great time and so did all of her friends.

I really cannot believe that 6 years old is already here, tomorrow! Everyone has always told me that it flys by, and I believed them, but I never imagined it would go this fast. Reese you are such a kind hearted, sweet, strong willed, beautiful, artistic, amazing and lovable little girl. I am so lucky to be your mom. Happy birthday, I love you!

Reese 6 year old questionairre

What is your favorite color? purple and teal
Who is your favorite friend? Ava, Reagan Dust and Juliana
What is your favorite snack? cookies
What is your favorite thing to do with Ella? play with her on the dollhouse
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? lunchable
What is your favorite drink? milk
What is your favorite thing to do outside? gymnastics
What is your favorite sport? basketball
What do you want to be when you grow up? a baby nurse
What is your favorite animal? unicorn, sheep and otter
What is your favorite book? Junie B. Jones, Barbie and Fancy Nancy
What is your favorite thing to do with Daddy? go on dates
What is your favorite thing to do with Mommy? read
What is your favorite song? twinkle twinkle
What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner? macaroni, avocado and tacos
What do you like to have with you at bed? Lyla and brown blankie
What is your favorite holiday? Christmas
What makes you happy? When we do silly stuff
What makes you sad? When people be bullies to me
What do you think about before you go to sleep? That Ella might wake up
What is your favorite thing to do as a family? Go to church

Spring Break 2016

This year was the first year that I experienced a true spring break with kids, since Reese is now in kindergarten. We made it a fun one!

The week prior to spring break I decided to join Neal in New York this year for a long weekend and my mother in law and mom graciously agreed to splitting the  time up with the girls so that I was able to go. Neal had to work most of the time while I was there but I had a great time. I got some good time with him, some good time alone, some good shopping time, great food and some fun time spent with my best friend from high school.

The week prior to spring break here was my mom's spring break. So when I got home from New York she spent a few more days up here and then we let Reese skip 2 days of school and made a long trek down to Houston. Along the way we spent the night with my cousin that lives north of Dallas. She has 2 girls that are older than my girls and my girls adore them and had so much fun playing with them. Her girls are really sweet, good girls that I am glad Reese and Ella enjoy so much. I regret that we didn't take any pictures with them. We also spent the night with my Aunt and Uncle at their ranch. This was a lot of fun for all of us. We took Polaris rides, fed cows, ran around in the country, made a fire and spent fun time with family. My sister Carrie and nephew Jacob met us out there and the girls always enjoy doing anything with Jacob (Carrie too).

We then drove the last 2 hours to Houston. We spent 3 days in Houston and had a great time. Neal attended his first rodeo and Brad Paisley performed, we ate lots of good food, had fun at Aunt Maureen's house, went to my parent's new church and played outside. 

On our way home we stayed in Dallas at a hotel with an indoor pool and the girls thought this was a great addition to the trip. The rest of the week we spent at home. We relaxed and spent some time outside. The end of the week was Easter so the girls participated in a couple of egg hunts and we made a bunny cake. It was a great 1st Spring Break!