Friday, March 22, 2013

Noelle is All Grown Up...

... If you ask her ;) My sweet Noelle is 4 years old now! We had so much fun with her birthday. We didn't do a big giant party like last year, this year just enjoyed time with family. She asked for a Minnie Mouse party, but wanted a Jake and the Neverland Pirates birthday cake haha. All in all, she was completely spoiled by friends and family, I can't even begin to express how much I appreciate everyone who showed her love for her special day! At her checkup she weighed 32 lbs, which is actually a fairly respectable number haha. She got to have her first vision test, and she had her hearing checked too. Poor girl had to get her finger pricked to check iron, and 3 different immunizations, but now she is all done and will be ready for school when she turns five.
Noelle is an absolute joy to have, she is my buddy. It is fun to talk with her and hear what a 4-year-old thinks of the world. She is funny and whimsical and pretty sharp too! She loves puzzles and learning to read, my little bookworm. She also loves painting or any kind of art/craft, swimming, and horses. She got to take riding lessons last summer and it was just the best thing! She was a complete natural. We ended up not doing any during the winter, and she is fairly dying to start up again. This girl is basically a mini-me :) She is also becoming super helpful around the house and has her first official chore: clearing the table after meals, she does a good job! It is so fun to see my first baby grow and learn, such a blessing to be her mommy.

My Sweet Growing Boy

Today Jude turned 5 months old! It is so fun to watch my baby grow :) He started on rice cereal about a week ago and has been doing great with it! But it is clear he still very much prefers nursing haha. Our little man really enjoys his sleep, except when it tries to interfere with eating. He takes 3 pretty long naps during the day, but still wakes up twice during the night. Can't miss a meal!! Jude loves to talk and sing and he is constantly smiling :D Especially when he sees his mommy ;) he likes to stand up but still isn't doing much in the way of rolling. Or sitting. I think I kind of spoil him and hold him too much while he is awake, but he is so sweet, and Soleil is just loves on him a little too much any time I set him down. He is able to put himself to sleep and that is a huge blessing. His big sisters love him to pieces and are always sure to say hi to him every time he wakes up. We love our sweet little man!