Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4 months and a 5 years checkup

I almost forgot to post this month's stats for Ben and Alicia. Earlier this month, both kids had a check-up on the same dr's visit. And oh, boy was that a trip. Ben's 4 month check up went fairly well and smooth, Alicia's however was a bit gut wrenching. Her nerves were getting the best of her that's for sure. The entire time, she was pretty much crying and saying "I don't want any shots." while Ben was pretty content and hardly cried when he had to get his shots. Alicia had a TB test, a blood finger prick test, along with 2 other shots. Yeah, not so much fun at all. After the shots though she was calm as a cucumber and was like "that didn't hurt at all" and "that was fine" sure... Alicia.. I don't think the patients at the pediatricians office that day will ever be the same with all the screaming and kicking we encountered with her that day. Thank god that daddy came along for the ride that day with mommy or else it would have been even worse. Overall, kids were doing fine, nothing new to really report other than they are growing and are in good physical health.

Ben's 4 month stats weighed in at 13 lbs, 2 oz, and 25 inches long. Still about that 50 percentile mark, way to go Ben!
Alicia's 5 year stats are hovering near the big 3-0 mark, just one more pound and she's got it. She weighed 29 lbs, and stood at a tall 39 inches.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

2 kids in a suitcase

Alicia was having fun with Ben in one of our bigger suitcases this morning. :)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day to Our Dad's

From grandpa

From grandpa

I know Heather put in a note here about Happy Father's day to me, but i want to add a note to our dad's, who are always there for us.

I know Father's day is a difficult day for Heather, as her dad passed when she was in highschool, but I know he's very proudly looking down on her and our family from above.

I'm so lucky with my dad as he's always there for me to talk, and he's great with Alicia and Ben. Just the other day, Alicia made a quip "Papa Mike" can speak whale. (She was watching Fiding Nemo a movie that she only watches with Papa or when she's sick). Thanks Papa Mike for always being there for us.

Here's a few pictures.

From grandpa

Taken around Easter 2011 (April)

From grandpa

Taken at Ben's Baptism in June 2011
From grandpa

And another good one from Russell and his brothers. (Russell is on the right)

From grandpa

happy father's day, daddy!

Happy father's day to our wonderful daddy, husband, Drew!

thank you for everything you do, big and small. Love you lots. You are the best, Drew.
family picture from earlier this spring

First official father's day, Alicia meeting daddy for first time.

Another daddy day, Ben welcomed to the world by as what Alicia calls it the "daddy in blue doctor hat" picture. btw, this was her favorite Ben one to post.

Best daddy award picture... I mean who else would do this.. : )  What a great daddy to let your daughter and her friends "pretty up" daddy 's hair. thanks for being such a great sport. :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ben's new funny face

Ben has a new facial expression/funny face. Here he's got himself wrapped up in a blanket. He was laying on floor on top of the blanket and started playing with corner of it and rolled himself right up into it. Too cute.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Silver spoon already

At breakfast this morning Alicia wanted Ben to sit with us at the table so I thought why not. He was having a good ole time and did a decent job sitting and playing with a spoon in his high chair. Sorry no food yet though, Ben! Maybe another month or two and the docs will let us try out some cereal.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Go cardinals

Daddy and the kids sporting the St. Louis cardinals gear :)

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ben giggling more

Just in last week or so, Ben has been starting to giggle and laugh a lot more. Think this kid has a funny bone or two :-)