Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Gram's Little Helpers

Thank goodness for the patience of grandparents. 
My kiddos LOVE to help - no matter what the task may be. 

This past weekend, Gram was gracious enough to let the kiddos help with a few chores around the house...
They helped do dishes - not sure who got more "clean" the kiddos or the dishes
They also helped decorate Gram's Christmas tree
Reba loved pulling the boxes out of the tote - especially the empty ones Gram had just put back in!
Dallas helping hang an ornament (on the same branch he hung the previous one)
Thanks again for letting them "help".  They truly enjoyed it!

Until next time...

Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving with the Robertson's

This year we only did one Thanksgiving dinner - with the extended Robertson family.  My parents (Ma-maw and Pa-paw) played the role of hosts.

Dallas and Reba decided to help Ma-maw make noodles
Some little hand made a turkey on the chair cushion with flour!
Somehow, the big kitchen table became the kids table this year! (L-R: Grace, Austin, Dallas)
The great-grandkids (L-R: Brooks, Grace, Reba, Dallas, and Austin)
Reba loved Baby Brooks
Then, Dallas wanted in on the pictures
We had a wonderful weekend giving thanks for all the blessings we have...and we hope you did too.

Until next time...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

A 3 Year Old Thanksgiving!

I was lucky enough to help out in Dallas' preschool class for their Thanksgiving Feast.  Dallas was chosen to be a pilgrim!
Here's all his classmates sitting down to their meal of corn, bread and butter and vanilla pudding!
They each decorated their table area.
Until next time...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reba's 2nd Birthday!

I took the kiddos out for lunch on Reba's birthday.  She chose McDonald's!
That night when Daddy got home, Reba got to open a present (Tinker Bell PJ's and a Princess look and find book)
Momma made a big ole chocolate chip cookie for dessert
add a little ice cream and it was pure delight!
Here's Reba modeling her jammies
On Sunday, we had a party to celebrate Reba turning 2...she sat with Aunt Josie for a little bit of time while opening gifts
The birthday girl loved her balloons
This little girl is well loved by her grandparents and aunts...just look at all those presents!
Here's a combination of some of Reba's favorite shoes, baby stroller, and earrings
Time for cake!
Happy Birthday to you!
Daddy took Reba this morning for her 2 year check-up.
Height: 2 foot 8 inches (5th percentile)
Weight: 24.4 lbs (39th percentile)
Head Circumference: 18.9 inches (72nd percentile)

Dr. Alex had Reba go to the lab for blood work to check her iron levels.  My little girl was super brave and strong.  She only let out a small whimper when the nurse stuck the needle in her arm; then she was just fine.  The nurse even commented that Reba did better than most adults!

Dr. Alex also wants Reba to come back in three months to check her height once again.  She went from the 32nd percentile at 18 months to the 5th now.

Dr. Alex had a list of basic skills that a 2 year old should be able to to do.  He likes to see the child be able to do about 75% of the skills - Reba could do 100%! 
Skills included:
     Say 5 or more words
     Name 2 or more body parts
     Eat table food
     Use a fork/spoon
     Walk backwards
Dr. Alex then asked questions from an advanced development skills test.  He said that he would like for her to be able to do 25-50% - Reba was able to do over 50%!
Those skills included:
     Say 50 or more words
     Name more than 7 body parts
     Recognize people
     People to understand her words more than 50% of the time
     Dress herself

Reba now has her front 8 teeth, her 4 first molars, and 3 out of her 4 canine teeth.  (The 4th is trying to break through)
Reba loves to play with her baby dolls, as well as tractors and trucks!
She can climb up and down stairs all by herself.
Reba loves to read books.
She loves to watch movies - especially Elmo's World and Ice Age
Reba loves to pretend to be on the phone, but not so much to be on the real phone with family.
She wants to do everything herself - "Me do myself" she always says
Reba loves her Dora the Explorer and Tinker Bell jammies.
She wants to do whatever big brother is doing.
Reba sleeps about 12 hours at night any roughly 2 1/2 to 3 hours in the afternoon.

I'm sure I'll think of more things to add later.

Until next time...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Fun Friday Foto

Last Sunday we met my parents in Louisville for the North American International Livestock Expo.  I didn't pull the camera out too often, but I did capture this great picture of Ma-maw and Reba...
Until next time...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Happy Birthday Reba!

Reba's Birth Day
November 17, 2009

1st Birthday

2nd Birthday
I can't believe my beautiful little girl is 2 years old!  We are so incredibly blessed to have such a healthy, active, and smart *sniff* toddler among us.

Until next time...

(We are having Reba's birthday party this weekend with all the grandparents and aunts.  Reba goes for her 2-year check-up on Wednesday, so look for her stats then.)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Playing in the Leaves

The other day, Dallas went out to play while Reba was still napping.  When I checked on him, this is what he was up to...
Just riding one of the tractors through the leaves.  It entertained him for hours about half an hour.

Until next time...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fun Friday Foto

Sorry, I'm a little late in the day posting this...

We got Dallas' preschool pictures back this week.  His teacher said she tried her best to get him to smile, but he wouldn't do it.  I still think it turned out well.
Until next time...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Fun Friday Fotos

Until next time...

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Lunch and Play Date

Yesterday was an amazingly, beautiful fall day.  We couldn't let the opportunity to have a picnic lunch and play date with Daddy pass us; especially with rain and cool temperatures in the forecast...

We met at the park in Haubstadt.  We used to meet there a lot last spring while still living in the "apartment".  Enjoy the pictures!
This is the kiddos favorite part of the Haubstadt park - watching the trains
Until next time...