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He’s 2. She’s 5.

January 30th, 2011 · No Comments · bridget, spencer

My kids are getting BIG! (sniff. sniff).

Bridget and Spencer had birthday’s recently and I failed to post anything about either of them. So, I play catch up…

Bridget turned 5 in November.
She is big stuff. Loves spelling, reading, and pretending. She likes to cook, and do various types of art projects. She helps with chores and takes pride in the fact that she can help Spencer get or do various things and can be trusted to “babysit” Abby for a few minutes here or there when Dave or I leave the room. Her favorites lately are Tinker Bell, puzzles, dress-up, barbies, and playing on the computer/iPod. She loves to help me cook or do ‘projects,’ though she doesn’t much care for hanging up her laundry or helping with dishes (go figure). She can write her own name, and all of out names as well… she’s gotten pretty good at forming her letters and writing fairly legibly, she still needs help spelling words often, but is getting better at sounding things out. She can count past 100.

Bridget is also very dramatic and emotional (still). She can flip out over the silliest things, and acts as though the world is coming to an end if things don’t go her way. If a toy gets taken away, you can bet that it was “her most favorite thing ever.” Haha. We are working on helping her to not act as the parent to her brother and sister, and on telling the whole truth vs. the version that she perceives will get her in the least amount of trouble!

Bridget is beyond excited to start kindergarten!

She currently weighs 45 lbs, and measures 43.5 inches tall.

Can you believe that this little girl is 5 years old? I can’t… wow!

At 6 months…

One year…

2 years…

3 years…
(From her 3rd birthday: http://blog.ernstrom.net/?p=302)

4 years…

Nearly 5…

On her 5th birthday…

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Spencer turned 2 in December.

He is starting to really LOVE movies. Cars and Toy Story are his longtime favorites, but he’ll happily sit down and watch most any movie (Anything Pixar is fair game, and Bridget even introduced him to Monster House lately – he loved it). Don’t get me wrong the boy has his moments, but generally he is a very loving and grateful little guy. He loves to hug and cuddle and expresses concern for the emotional well-being of others. He says “Thank You” a lot… which is awesome. He still has an pretty firm attachment to his blanket, but we’ve recently done away with the sippy cup. He’s getting pretty good at stringing several words together at a time and can generally get his point across pretty well. He loves to play with Bridget and insists that he do (or try to do) everything she does. He also likes to play “marco polo” around the house – which is pretty hilarious.

Spencer can be difficult at meal time. He usually likes everything we try to feed him, but sometimes getting him to take the first bite is painful – and often requires applause from the rest of us. His favorite food is probably pancakes… he’d eat them every morning (and for lunch and dinner) if I’d make them that often.

Lately Spencer has resorted to hitting when he wants something that someone else has. At first we would just tell him that he shouldn’t hit and make him apologize, now that he’s getting a little bigger he gets sent to timeout (where a “why are you in time out ” type dialog takes place)… poor little guy finds himself in timeout an average of twice a day. He thinks he can hug his way out of punishment as well… which is cute and sometimes funny (but we have to try not to give in to that), it is obvious that he doesn’t like it when people are upset with him and he tries to make it better with a hug!

Several months ago he chewed a hole in his pacifier and spent a couple days missing his beloved comfort item. This month we stopped letting him have a sippy cup. He’s big stuff now and sits at the table to drink. Hopefully soon he’ll be ready for the wonderful world of potty training.

He currently weighs in at 30 lbs., and measures 35 and 1/4″

One day old…

About 10 days old…

3 months…

6 months…

10 months…

1 year old (13 months)…

18 months…

And now, 2 years old…

On his second birthday, with his Buzz cake!

Happy Birthday kids!! We love you lots and lots!! Now, please stop growing… :)

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