Monday, May 27, 2013

1st year of preschool through pictures.

Jaycee has just completed her first year of preschool.  It is so weird for me to say that.  Granted she still has 2 years of it left, but it's still monumental for this mommy!  She LOVED school this year, and is ALREADY asking when she can go back!!  I'm SO glad she loves school so much!  She was ready for this stage of her life!  So that makes this all much easier on me. 

First day of school: -                                                                               Last day of school:-

Oh I could just look at these pictures forever!!  She definitely does not have that baby face anymore that she still had at the beginning of the school year!!  She has changed so much inside and out during this school year- and I couldn't be prouder of who she is becoming!! :)

Here are more pics of her school year.  It's full of her friends that she talks NONSTOP about!! :)  I love hearing her stories about what her and her friends did and played at school that day! :)

(this was orientation day).  She had NO CLUE what was going on! haha.

Her class at the pumpkin patch! :)

Her first day ever on a bus.  We followed the bus there, but I don't think I've ever prayed so hard.

killing time in the carpool line at school! :)

Her "BFF" Hadley, before their Halloween performance.  These two are two peas in a pod! Every story begins with "Me and Hadley..."

We are in trouble if these two grow up BFF!! They are both adorable! (i'm slightly partial though! :) )

End of the year school performance.  She seems so grown up here, hugging up on her friends for pics!  Oh geez!! :) 

I'm so proud of this girl, and I pray so hard for her to not only have an eagerness to learn and love school, but to have great Godly friends, and just overall stay on the path that God has laid out for her! :) Watching her life unfold is so exciting!  

Friday, May 24, 2013

I gotta get this in before she turns 1!

So miss Jaclyn Brooke is almost 1.  Actually in less than 3 weeks!!  She's growing and changing so much before our eyes, and I just can't keep up with her AND this blog lately.  It's one or the other, and so I have a feeling I will always be trying to play catch up on here.  And that's ok. Here's a current picture of her:

I crack up at her!!  I am still (11 months in) clueless at how to parent her.  I sometimes CANNOT figure this kid out!  She's the most content, can entertain herself, smiley baby one minute, and all it takes is a glance in her direction, and she's blood curdling screaming, head slamming on the ground between her legs, which then goes to the head getting thrown backwards so hard, she loses her balance, and falls completely back on her head -TEMPER TANTRUM!!  And while I'm running to pick up a screaming baby, in my head, I'm thinking, "what on earth just happened here?!?!?!"  I know we are at a stage, and I think it's because she gets sidetracked with toys, but the instant she realizes that mommy is not right in front of her or holding her- she throws her fit!! hahahaha, and bless her heart, I don't mean this in a mean way, but it's almost comical!! hahahaha.  She's so stinkin spoiled, she's rotten! :)

She is learning SO much new stuff lately, and is turning more and more into a little toddler, instead of a baby.  Here are some new things she's doing at 11 1/2 months:

*Still takes 4 bottles a day, and eats 2-3 meals a day

*The morning nap is ever so quickly going out the window!!  How am i supposed to get ready now?!??!

*Still one of those hit and miss sleepers.  I get excited if I only have to get up once in the middle of the night, or even if it's more, and I just have to pop in the paci- it's a good night!!  There are some nights, that she awakes, and it's a good hour or so before I can get her back to sleep and in her crib.  (I promise, we've tried crying it out on several occasions.  She either hyperventiliates until I can't take it, throws up, or will continue to do what is needed for up to 2 hours one day!)  What would you do at 2am?  Let her cry for 2 hours or put her on your chest, and both take a snooze until you awaken 45 minutes later to a sleeping baby on your chest, and get to "hopefully" lay her back down! hahaha.  I'll take the latter any day of the week at 2am, especially when you're 3 year old is up and barking orders at 630! :)  hahahaha.

*On a side note of what is above- yes, I wish she was like Jaycee and slept through the night from 7 weeks on.  I wish we had trained her to cry it out before she knew how great her lungs worked- HOWEVER- I often time remind myself when I'm awake at 2am with a baby going back to sleep on me- how many parents would kill to have a baby to wake up for, or how many parents would love to just have their baby at home with them instead of in the hospital to put back to sleep- so I tend to find myself with alot of prayer time in the middle of the night, and so thankful that even though she's not a great sleeper- she's here, she's healthy, and I believe- just loves her cuddles!! :) 

* Her updated word list: "momma", "dada", "hi!!", "heewwwooo (hello)", "bye bye", "ball", "nack" (for snack, or whenever she sees food), "mo" (which I belive is more, b/c that's what comes out when there is no more food on her tray! hahaha) And I think that's it. 

*She's GREAT at shaking her head NO! hahaha

*She is cruising everywhere.  She is SOOOO close to walking.  She will let go of one couch to take 2-3 steps to get to the other, and she does great.  She just needs more confidence.

*She still idolizes Jaycee!  My heart STILL melts watching them play together and hear them giggle together!!  Oh, I just love watching them grow up together.  Jaycee taking her for a ride in her little barbie mustang outside, just makes Jaclyn light up in a way that nothing else does! 


*Size 3 shoe, 12 month clothing, size 3 diaper.  At an appointment a week or so ago b/c of her ears, she weighed in there at 20 lbs!  but that was fully clothed and not a dry diaper!

I think that's about it.  We are having a birthday party here in about 3 weeks to celebrate the big day, and so hopefully I'll have a good "BIG 1" blog update with fun pics! :) And probably a few pics of me crying that my sweet little baby is already having a birthday!! :(