Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kid Update

Lani loves school, being crafty and peace signs.  She loves to learn new things.  She comes in everyday and does her homework right away.  Well after she has a snack.  She became concerned over people having real trees over Christmas.  She thinks it is terrible to cut down trees.  I think she is going to be our peace sign loving hippie. :) She is a great reader and loves Jesus.  She has started asking questions about salvation and ask why everyone just can't ask Jesus to come live into their heart and why people wouldn't want to go to Heaven.  She has lost two teeth and gets excited about what the tooth fairy leaves her.  Lani can't wait to go to the dentist next Tuesday to show off her pulled teeth. 

Dax is all boy.  He loves his sister's, riding his bike, attempting to ride a skateboard.  However, his biggest love is BASEBALL!  He would watch the Sandlot, Rookie of the Year, Every one's Hero and The Bench warmer's everyday if we would let him.  If baseball is on TV, he stops and completely focuses on the game.  He watches other sports too, but doesn't get as involved as he does with baseball.  We signed him up for T-Ball yesterday and he is so excited!  He also says he would like to take Karate and loves, loves, loves the new Karate Kid movie.  Dax also enjoys going to school and playing with his friends.

Sweet Harper.  Where do I start.  She definitely knows how to take up/defend herself.  If something is wrong, or something has happened, Harper usually gets blamed.  Who unfolded the laundry? Harper.  Who pulled all the books out of the basket?  Harper.  Who splashed all of the water out of the bath tub? Harper.  Lani Dax blames everything on Harper.  Harper loves school and loves to sing.  Her favorite songs are Who built the ark?, If You're Happy and You know it, and The Wheels On The Bus.  She has been asking to use the potty and today she wore panties to school. She had one accident, which I didn't think was bad at all.  She also loves baby dolls, balls and sweet tea.  Yes, sweet tea.  She will open the fridge and beg for it. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Too Fast

There is a disassembled baby crib in my living room.  It has been here since December 29th.  It has a place to go, but I haven't been in such a hurry.  6 years ago, we put that crib together for Lani.  It stayed in her Ladybug themed nursery for 16 months.  At that time, we found out we were having a boy and had to get a boy, sports themed nursery ready.  We could have held off a few months, but we didn't want Lani to feel like she was getting kicked out of the crib for Dax so we decided to transition her to a big girl bed early.  For 24 months, the crib stayed in Dax's room, with a sweet little baby boy in it.  Then we find out, baby number 3, girl number 2, was on her way.  The crib goes back into Lani's room.  Not much of a theme this time.  Just tried to find accessories to match Lani's lavender room.  So sweet Harper slept in this same crib for 18 months.  Their room is not very big, and with two beds in there, not much room to play.  So for Christmas, Lani and Harper get bunk beds!  YAY! Time to transition again.  I was so excited about it.  Until I started taking the crib apart.  This is the first time in 6 years that crib has been taken apart and unoccupied and it made me a little teary, which caused Jarod to roll his eyes at me, but I don't care.  It seems like last year that I had Lani, not almost 6 years ago.  It is not like me to hold onto things like this, but I think this one little thing is OK to get a little sentimental about.  However, it is on my to-do list - take the crib back to Wendy.  On a more positive note - Harper loves sleeping in a big girl bed and Lani loves sleeping up top.  Dax is next on the list for a new bed.  He can't wait to sleep "up high."  Maybe a loft bed for him.  We will see.