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Blaire: Monthly Updates

blaire: 4.5 years old

September 17, 2018
Blaire 4.5 years old

Nicknames: Blairsey, Sweetie Pea, Baby Girl Height/Weight: 42.1″ (53 percentile) | 42lbs (78 percentile) Learning: Blaire started school the week before Labor Day and she is loving it! She already is sounding out words while she plays games on her iPad or when we’re reading books. She talks about God more to us and also has started using new words and then telling us what they mean. She loves making new…

Ben: Monthly Updates

ben: 17 months

September 4, 2018
Ben 17 Months Old

This is a little late since Ben turned 17 months old on August 21… but, oh well! Better late than never?  Weight/Height: 22.7lbs /  32″   Nicknames: Benny, Ben Ben, Benny Wenny, Benny Boy and Benji Wearing: Moving into mostly 18 month (or 18-24 month) clothing New Words: Sissy, binky, doggy, kitty, Mickey, Coco, truck Favorite Things: Coco and Mickey Mouse! He also loves crawling around the floor, playing with…

Home Toddler

why you should let your toddler help with chores

August 27, 2018
Get kids involved in chores and cleaning

This post is sponsored by Bona but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.Back in June, my brother sent me a link to a story about getting your children to help around the house without resenting it. The title of the article was interesting to me because both of my kids show an interest in helping around the house, Ben loves to clean the kitchen floor…

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family photos – may 2018

August 5, 2018
May Family Photos

We had family photos done back in May and they turned out amazingly! We just got them all back a few weeks ago and I’m still deciding which ones to print because I love so many of them. I won a mini session with By Mari Photography over a year ago and we were finally able to get something scheduled!  We did the session at Franklin Creek Park…

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