Sunday, June 27, 2010

Our June Birthday Babies...

Norah Claire is ONE!

Norah's first year has been so FAST, but such a blessing! She (for the most part) has been an easy baby.

~A few things about Miss Norah~

A total Mama's girl (she's quite clingy)

She's not walking, but can stand for a few seconds by herself. She has taken a few steps by herself, but nothing permanent yet.:)

Loves to do what big brother and sister are doing, even if it's not age appropriate (eating popcorn, climbing a tree, etc).

The latest is that she loves to act as though she's reading a book like big sister. She'll open the pages and talk to herself as though she's reading the book. The two of them in the car are quite the sight. I'll look back in my rear view mirror and see them reading. It's adorable.

She's a thumb sucker and loves her elephant blankie.

Loves to eat. Will eat just about anything. Still nurses 4-5 times a day, but we've begun weaning and will do so gradually, taking away a nursing time every few weeks or so.

Still needs a morning nap, but this is getting pushed back more and more to where she can go without one if we need to be out and about in the a.m.

Loves: the water, her dog, watching other children and animals in action, when Daddy walks in the door from work, mangos, rolling around while I'm trying to change her diaper, riding with Mommy in the ERGO.

Not crazy about: sitting in her carseat, being left alone in a room, being held by a stranger, being wrestled by Lincoln.

Some of her favorite foods are: mango, dried papaya, olives, tomatoes, chick peas, bread, sweet potato

Can say: "Hi", "Mama", "Dada", "Bye"

Lincoln Cole is 3!

~A few things about our budding son~

Lincoln is full of energy. He loves playing outdoors, swimming, playing with sticks and the swings. Usually only Mommy can push him though. Consider yourself extremely special if he lets you push him. :)

He's potty trained during the day, but naps and during the night at still being worked on.

Lincoln loves: climbing anything, books about...trucks, planes, boats, tools, trains and anything that goes; the park, helping Daddy with a project that involves tools, figuring things out that no one else has a clue how to figure out, taking baths, helping Mommy cook/bake, CARS/TRUCKS, Legos, his play tools, wrestling with Daddy, the color blue.

Not crazy about: sleeping with a shirt on, desserts or sweets (I think I've mentioned before that my son has chosen broccoli over a joke), doing schoolwork that requires him to sit longer than 5 minutes (I've got my work cut out for me!).

Favorite foods: mango, bananas, banana bread, blueberries, crackers, juice popsicles

Some of Lincoln's favorite sayings: "stinky ______" (apparently anything with the word 'stinky' is halarious to a three-year-old!), "Daddy's home!", "I can do dat?", "What choo say?". My recent favorite is from the other day when he said, "Mommy, God made me special."

(...and my heart melts)

We had a party for our two June babies this past month and thanks to family and friends who were there to share. It was small, but special. All of our children are SO blessed to have such wonderful family and friends (aka: extended family) that love them so much. The Lord has brought some incredible people to our family and we couldn't be more thankful.

Happy Birthday Lincoln and Norah!

We love you.


Kelli said...

I can't believe it. I remember when you announced being pregnant with Norah and now she's 1!!! They are adorable.

Matthew and Valerie said...

Time flies!! Happy birthday Lincoln and Norah!