Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Long overdue

This is a long, overdue update...5 kids is wearing me out! When I do have time to be on the computer, I really don't want to...I'm exhausted! But I do want to remember the last 2 months. I met up with my MIL & SIL's at Cornbelly' was closed, so we went to the BooYard. The kids had so much fun looking at all the animals, going on a tractor ride & riding the horses. Lexi was excited to ride a BIG horse...She started preschool back in August, she loves it! She met a new friend, who coincidentally lives in the neighborhood behind us. She's learning to read, & really enjoys homework.

Kyler riding one of the horses...he loves animals! He thoroughly enjoyed his ride!
He's been a major pest since Kate was born! He gets into EVERYHING!! I've never had a kid get into so much trouble before. He's learned to climb onto the counter without using a chair or anything else to stand on, Makelle taught him how to climb out of his there goes any place for him to actually stay out of trouble, I can't keep him in once spot. I took him in for his 18 month check up...he's up to 5% for his weight instead of 3%! This is the first time since he's been born that he hasn't lost. I'm very excited about that!
Makelle loved her ride. Not much is going on with her. She's a quiet child, stays out of trouble, plays good by herself & entertains Kyler really well...she teaches him lots of things. I like that they play so well. She loves to learn & really wants to know her letters & numbers just like the big kids. Lexi loves to play school with her & teach her what she's learning.

I didn't see much of Ethan, he was running everywhere...
He is officially a 1st grader. We had our first parent teacher conference recently. They had all good things to say abou him. He's on a 2nd grade reading level & is excelling in all he does. He loves to play tetherball at recess. I don't see much of him...he's always playing with friends, or at soccer practice. He's done really well in soccer & totalled about 9 or 10 goals for the season, which is pretty good considering he's playing up a grade & playing against 2nd graders.

My little Katie Bug...How I love her! It's all sinking in that this is my last, she is my baby & growing too quickly. At her 2 month appointment she was 11 lbs. (50%), 5% for her head :) I thought it was pretty funny that she has such a small head! and 25% for her height. She's chunking out good & I love it! She's so smiley & happy 95% of the time

We have a tradition of doing a spooky dinner every year at Halloween time. We had witches brew, Bat blood (homemade tomato soup, YUM!!), eyeballs (deviled eggs) and Jack o'lantern sandwiches. And muddy, worm pie for dessert. The kids love it & I love going all out for this holiday.

We blessed Kate on Sept 25th. I didn't have much luck with pictures...I forgot to take them & then she was super fussy. I hate the binki picture, but I kinda want to remember the ugly binki that she will only suck on if I try for a good 5 minutes...she hates the thing, but it's better than a crying baby in the car.

She is one cute little baby! I love her to pieces! I love that she'll sleep for a good 6-10 hours, (I can never predict which one), but it's usually all night...I love it! I love that every time she sees me or hears my voice she gets a big smile!

She was about a month old in this picture...I haven't been great at taking pictures. I forget, I get busy, I'm tired! These kids are sure worth all the work, though. I've really been blessed to have such great kids.


Holly said...

Love the update! Your kids are seriously so cute! 5 kids, wow:) You are awesome!

Team Beardshall said...

Oh my....I can only imagine how crazy it must be with 5 kidos. But crazy fun none the less! Let me know if you ever need help with anything, I'm usually around! Makelle is so good in our nursery class so I can imagine that she's an easy kid at home!

Rob & Tiffanie said...

I was looking at Carson today and thinking, wow, my baby is 18 mths old...I am going to miss the babieS. But this guy is my biggest troublemaker too...he does in one day what the others would do in a week or 2:)My baby is also a giant and wears 3T, so it seems like he is a lot older. He keeps me pretty busy as well as my 3 yr old, so cant iamgine the extra work of a new baby as well.Looks like you are all doing well. Once you have 3 you are used to chaos anyway right:)The 4th just seemed to fit right in for us.

Sara B. Larson said...

I am exhausted with 3 and everything else I'm trying to do, so I don't know how you do it!! Your kids are adorable. :)

Rachel said...

Such adorable kids and they all look like each other! I'm glad you're keeping busy and having fun with them! Kate is beautiful in her blessing dress! :) I hope your Christmas was good!