Friday, October 24, 2014

Disney on Ice: Frozen

We've had a busy and fun-filled fall so far!  We started the season with Disney on Ice presents Frozen!  I think everyone’s kids are into Frozen, and mine are no different.  The movie, the songs, the dolls, the shirts - they love it all.  I actually don’t mind any of it either, so that’s a plus considering we hear it all the time :)

We got to the coliseum a little early and grabbed something to eat.  The girls ate a little, but they were more interested in the show starting.  All the little girls were dressed up like Anna & Elsa which was super cute!  I definitely slacked as a mother in that department - although they were wearing Frozen shirts.  The costumes or dresses would have been cute!  


The first 30 minutes were a waste as it was just 2 women talking and interacting with the crowd, but after that was great.  The girls loved seeing all of the characters skate around!  I expected the ice skaters to be singing as well, but that’s not what happened.  I was pleasantly surprised to see that they were just lipping straight from the movie.  It was nice because that’s what the kids know and would recognize.  The ice skaters just skated and acted out what was happening.  The girls (even Harper) were engaged the entire time! They loved every minute and didn’t ask to leave - so it was a win overall!  






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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Hadleigh's Birthday Party

This is long overdue update from Hadleigh’s birthday party :) We gave her the choice this year on where she wanted to have her party - and she chose Pump it up! We invited all of the kids from her class and then a few other friends.  They had a blast! 



 The theme was Frozen of course!  Pump it up supplies most everything, but I made sure the cake was Frozen and I bought a few balloons.  Hadleigh also had her birthday shirt on that day, which had Elsa on it. 

 I love the tradition of getting the girls birthday shirts every year (I buy them from etsy).
All of the kids (and even the adults) had fun jumping all around the inflatables.  Then we had pizza & cake & opened presents.  We still couldn’t sing “Happy Birthday” cause Hadleigh hates that song!  She doesn’t like to be the center of attention, so she made sure I knew not to get anyone to sing.  

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Harper Months 3-5

Harper is 5 months, wha what?!  
Harper is a busy body for sure. She’s rolling over both ways, sits up on her own for the most part, and sits in her bumbo.  We also put her in the activity jumper, her kickin’ coaster, and the activity mat on the floor - but she gets bored pretty fast.  Those activities maybe last a good 5 minutes before she’s whining to get out.  
She is very social and loves to be talked to by anyone.  She will give you smiles all day long.  She’s laughing, but it’s hard for Daniel and I to get a laugh out of her. Now Hadleigh - she laughs at Hadleigh all the time. She smiles at Hayden, but Hayden is more concerned about holding her hand than making her laugh.  They both love to give her kisses - we still constantly have to tell them to leave her alone and to give her some space.
Harper is madly teething!! She chews on everything and she’s started wanting to feed once in the middle of the night/morning.  It’s fine though because I nurse her and she goes right back to sleep.  Sometimes it’s as easy as putting her pacifier back into her mouth.  Overall she is a good sleeper.  Between 8-8:30 every night she starts to get tired, so I feed her and lay her down in her crib.  If the girls aren’t around she will take 2 good naps during the day, but if they are around she might get one good nap in.  There’s too much distraction when her older sisters are there!
We’ve started her on some solids - she gets cereal and 1 food a day.  She’s had pears, which she does not like. She has had sweet potatoes which she will eat.  Just like Hayden though, she’s not super into the food just yet.  It’s funny cause she stares at what we eat all the time!
Stats:
Last doctors appointment at 4 months she was almost 16 pounds
Size 2 diapers
No teeth
6 month & 6-9 month clothing
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