Thursday, July 22, 2010


This week . . .

Anderson is doing very well with potty training. I'm hoping by the end of next week he'll be ready to say good-bye to diapers forever (except for nighttime,I'm sure)! He likes going to "bible church" to play with his friend Chloe while W. & E. are at VBS. He also referred to Kurt as his "grill daddy" as opposed to just his regular "daddy." Not really sure where that came from. Today, while I was laying beside him in bed he got up nose-to-nose with me and said, "Is that you, Aunt Andrea?" Then he started giggling. He' such a little ham sometimes. On a final Anderson note, the highlight of his week so far was spending the night all by himself at gma. Kandel's house. He even thanked Jesus for it in his nighttime prayers!

Ellie has been the master of fit throwing. She had crying, screaming, blubbering, slobbering, all-out melt down for about an hour this morning b/c she didn't like the brown in her shorts that I laid out for her. She wouldn't settle down until I threatened to pick out all of her clothes for an entire week. That seemed to do the trick. She also has a new obsession with "silly bandz." What 4-10 year old doesn't? She thoroughly enjoyed shopping for herself at the mall when we went to get Lisa's b-day present. Her favorite thing to do is try on shoes :) Her all-time high this week was going to Red Lobster with mom, dad, and Aunt Andrea. Her daddy let her get crab legs because he absolutely cannot say no to her when it comes to delicious food. The last time he took her out, she got to order a steak. She's gonna be one expensive date someday.

Walker is a sports statistic genius. He can remember stats, plays, dates, etc. from just about any sport that he loves, which is pretty much all of them. He talks endlessly about cool plays that I don't really care about, but I listen anyway b/c I love that kid! I literally had to hold his mouth shut yesterday just so I could tell him to do something. He's a living, breathing, eating sport-a-holic. If you can't find him looking for some kind of game on TV, then he'll be in his room trying to find one on the radio, or reenacting some type of sports replay outside. He actually chose to skip out on our Red Lobster trip just to stay at gma's and watch sports. This could turn into an unhealthy habit!

Caroline is just as cute as can be. She went for her 9 month check-up today and weighed in at 19# 6 oz. (50th percentile). She's 27" long (25 percentile). She can pull herself up to her knees. She can hold herself standing against something, like the couch, if we put her there. She sits herself up easily from laying and gets into a crawling stance, but has yet to actually crawl. She's starting to eat a little bit of solid food like graham crackers, ritz crackers, & cut up bananas. She' s really getting the hang of the sippy, and her smile can melt your heart in a second!

Mommy and Daddy are doing fine, too, so we won't bore you with the grown-up details. Afterall, this is just mainly stuff the kids say!