Thursday, February 4, 2016

Colette is 18 Months Old

Hello there!! I know it's been a while! I have A LOT of catching up to do. First I will start with our baby girl who turned 18 months in December. She deserves her own update as she is growing WAY TOO FAST. 
Of course I had to empty out my phone pics so I don't have this right now. She was around 25% for weight and 40% height I think.
Can you believe how big she is and her hair is so long! 
New Developments- She is quite the talker. She started talking words I want to say just before 18 months. There really is no words she can't say if she wants something. She communicates so well and fully understands everything you say. I wrote down her words she can say back when she was a little over 18 months. In no particular order: socks, Molly, Max (she says it so cute- sounds like Mass), Hadley, Gigi, Nana (banana), bug, draw, apple, paper, more, bye, no, pull, hat, fish, boot, baby, nose, eyes, mouth, play, hair, pacci.
She loves playing with her cousin and Max. She has a bit of a sharing issue though. And man is she a tantrum thrower if she doesn't get her way. We have to fully utilize the time outs as she understands them and needs them. 
One of her favorite activities is to draw. Mostly with things she shouldn't have like highlighters, pens and markers. She has always favored her left hand and it hasn't changed. She is definitely our little lefty. Cousin Karen is very pleased.
Eating- She is definitely a snacker. She would eat crackers all day if we let her. Her favorite foods are cheerios/cereal, fruit (bananas, apples, berries), noodles, cheese and pizza. She is not a huge meat eater which is not good because she really doesn't eat a whole lot of good things for her. She will eat green beans and peas for veggies easily. 
Sleeping- She has finally went to 1 nap a day. She was teetering between 1 and 2 for a while. Some days she just needed 2 and then she started only morning nap and wouldn't nap in the afternoon so we had to push the nap time later and later each day. Problem is when she goes with Gigi to pick Max up from school at 1:20pm. She usually falls asleep in the driveway on the way to get him lol. So she goes in as soon as they get home for her afternoon nap. She will usually sleep 2 hours. She goes to bed at night around 8pm. She is still LOVING her sleep sack. I can't believe I didn't take a pic with her in it as she is always carrying it around. 
Since I'm not on time with the update this will span into the 19 month. Between a little before christmas and the whole month of January I think we were at the doctors probably 1-3 times a week. Rotating with children of course. I swear, having kids is not for the weak. Monday, January 4th Coco woke up with a little fever. Nothing crazy maybe 100-101. I gave her tylenol and went to work. Around lunch time or after nap I can't remember mom said she tried to give more medicine but she wouldn't take much. Around 3:30pm she was up from nap and hanging with Gigi when she started to have a febrile seizure. I rushed home (so thankful to be working 5 mins from the house-more on that later). I called 911 who didn't answer... seriously. I called Michelle who was on her way over and she kept calling for me. When I got home the seizure was over and she was laying on my mom not really responsive. She was very limp and pale in color. When I held her she just cried and whined for mommy and daddy even though I was right there. It was very pitiful.
I just wanted the paramedic crew to check her out to make sure it was ok for us to transport her down to CHOA. We sped down there during rush hour traffic and got her checked out. They basically confirmed the febrile seizure. They said it happened because of a sudden spike in temperature. Basically nothing you can do to prevent it and some children get it. Even if you had been consistent on giving the fever reducing meds something triggers in your body/brain that the fever had a sudden rapid rise in temperature and her body can't handle it so it starts to seize. I also had one around the same exact age so my mom knew exactly what it was. I'm glad it was her not me to experience it! Colette's only lasted 3-4 mins where mine lasted in the 15-20 min range. The doctor did say if someone in family had had one before that they are more likely to have one. It was scary and she was fine by the time we got there. No more fever and it never came back! Not that night, not the day after, nothing. She wasn't even sick! Except for the fever. 

Personality- She is quite the little diva. Very independent and very sassy. She can also be sweet as can be. Her hugs and kisses go on for days! 
She loves to have her picture taken and says Cheeeeeeesee all the time. 
She can't get enough of baby dolls thanks to cousin Hadley. 
Since she turned 18 months right before Christmas this is our official it was hot in GA that day Christmas pic. 
Pretty dress and cousin time. 
Auntie got her rubber bands and put cute multi pig tails in since her hair is growing from the top, bottom and sides all over! 
She loves reading and playing in brother's room. Has to read the books herself, I mean how dare you want to read her a book. 
She is wearing size 24 month clothes and growing like a weed! 

Haha. Going to end on this photo... Pink eye... Told you it was a month of sickness. Max had it a few weeks before she did. During this time we also had the cough/runny nose starting before Christmas and coming off and on. Also, during a healthy Coco week Max came down with the stomach throwing up bug so COME ON SPRING! Here's to a healthy February and more blog updates soon. 
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Friday, November 6, 2015

Max Plays T-Ball Fall 2015

We decided it was time for an extra curricular activity for Max! We asked if he wanted to try soccer or t-ball and he chose t-ball. His buddy Chase was already signed up and his mommy told me they were looking for a second coach and more players. David was reluctant as we all know how much he loves sports, but with Chris as his head coach he was ready to take on the co-coach role! It was a long season due to rain rescheduled games, but this league was nice as the practices were on game days, no extra during the week practices. It was Saturday mornings at 8:45/9am-10am. I'm not sure Max is a big fan at the end as he was always frustrated the other kids would get the ball faster than him. He enjoyed hitting the ball and running the bases though. 
Coach Chris in action. 

I was afraid I never caught a photo of him getting the ball and look at that, I got one! I think this was only 1 of 2 he went for :)
Baseball ready! 
Batter Up! 

Off he goes! 
Doesn't he look cute in his oversized shirt and helmet!

The cheering section! Snacks are a MUST for Coco bean. 
And Hadley! 
Caught Andrew playing with a barbie (you're welcome Windy). 
Max's buddy Chase up to bat! 
Go Chase Go!
Love this action shot. 
Nice face Max. 
Good Game. 
Let's be honest. Max was in it for the after game snack! 
All his teammates. 
Andrew helping his daddy coach. 
 The coaches and the boys! 

 I was nervous the coaches weren't prepared for the first game so I was giving them a run down briefing before the game! It was so warm back when we started!
 Coco was really a good girl and rarely tried to get on the field. She played with Andrew and ate a majority of the games.
So cute these 2! The second sibling life! 
 The last game was halloween and all the boys dressed as super heroes. We were missing a bunch of them, but they got their trophies and were excited!
Fun times, but Coach David is looking forward to not reporting to the field every Saturday morning! Will Max be a t-ball/baseball player... only time will tell! Pin It

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Sauce-A-palooza 2015

Back in July (I think) we decided to do a little tomato canning! It is a lot of work and cost, but worth it. 
Michelle starting us out by putting sugar and salt into the jars.  I couldn't find a lot of regular mouth lids so I had to get some wide mouth. Note to self-we prefer regular mouth so order online ahead of time. 
If you know Karen, then you know she does NOT like tomatoes at ALL. She was nice enough to come hang out with the kids for a bit though!
I helped mom wash, cut and squeeze the tomatoes. 
Vannah White pose. 

Max helped David grind up the tomatoes into juice/sauce. 

Look how tiny Coco was! 
We got 2 boxes of tomatoes. I believe they were 25lb boxes. Next time we need at least 3 boxes so 75lbs. They were $1/LB. We got them at a farmers market place close to where Karen lives. 50lbs only yeiled about 22 jars and we had some casualties in boiling them tight. We did make great use of the 2nd basement kitchen! Pin It
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