1/10/17

Haddie is 1


Our sweet baby cakes, sugar pie, Haddie Joy is 1! I really can't believe it! In the last month she has started crawling and pulling-up and cruising the couch. She cut her top two teeth on Christmas day- no joke- she got her two front teeth for Christmas. :) Haddie also celebrated her first Christmas. She still isn't eating and in fact when she accidentally does eat, she ends up throwing up. We're going to a pediatric gi doctor soon as she also hasn't grown (in height a slightly in weight) since 9 months. 

Crusaders game!
We also took a family trip to KC mainly for Eli's birthday. We went to Legoland. It ended up being a very cold and snowy/icy but the crowds were much fewer than normal for the time of year, so that was nice. 
Crown Center

Legoland

Just look at those baby legs!
Haddie continues to be a mama's girl, but has had some moments of sharing herself with others. :) She really is so much squish and love. I captured a pretty great picture of her rolls on her legs and bottom, but for her sake it will not be posted online. I assume she won't appreciate that in a few years. She is starting to get better at independent play. She got a few baby dolls and a tea set for her birthday that she is enjoying playing with them and is pretty possessive if brothers try to play too. 
Christmas cuteness!
She says dada and mama a lot and when she sees her baby dolls she says "da". She says "uh-oh", claps and waves hi and bye.

Aunt Estey Joy and Haddie Joy on Christmas Eve
Stats:
Height- 26.5inches (0 percentile)
Weight- 17lb 10oz (20th percentile)

Wichert Cousins in Christmas jammies! Pete, Eli, Micah and Haddie.
Eli and Micah at 1 year.
Mommy and Haddie on Christmas morning before church.

Wertenberger cousins in cute girly jammies. Ellie, Megan, Leah, Haddie and Tynlee.




Birthday girl!




Haddie did not care for her cupcake. She touched the frosting and then threw up. 

12/28/16

Eli is 5

On Eli's actual birthday at our house
Birthday party with the Wicherts
Party with the Wertenbergers










The boy who made me a mamma turned 5 yesterday and I have all the feels. I was caught thinking that he may be spending his birthday mostly in his kindergarten classroom next year and I almost started crying. I know he will be ready, but it is bittersweet. 


Lions are his favorite animal. This was taken at the Rolling Hills zoo a few weeks ago.

Eli is such a bright little guy. He asks questions that I don't even think to ask. I often say, ask your daddy when he gets home. Ha! On the way home from Wednesday night church last week, he and Brent had quite the theology discussion about how big God is. Brent told Eli that God was bigger than everything. So Eli said, "is God the biggest thing in Heaven?" To which Brent replied, "He's bigger than Heaven." Eli said "He can't be bigger than Heaven if He's in Heaven". I don't think Brent had a valid response to that except that we can't fully understand God and his qualities. We have conversations like this often. 


Playing Legos in the light of the Christmas tree.

Eli loves to build with Legos more than probably anything. He does pretty complicated builds completely by himself. He also enjoys putting puzzles together. Just recently he has started enjoying coloring and is quite the perfectionist. He always includes blue, his favorite color, green, Micah's favorite color, pink, Grace's favorite color, and red, Hayden's favorite color. He really is quite thoughtful to those that he knows well. He isn't the most outgoing to make new friends. He's completely content with the people he already knows. 


Jesus healed the 10 lepers, but only one returned to thank Him.

Eli loves laughing and silly things like America's Funniest Home Videos, but is very literal so he doesn't understand jokes very well, which is pretty funny. 

He likes to be prepped before doing new things. He negotiated singing 2/3 songs at the Christmas program. He knew the other song too. I forgot to tell him that they were also going to be singing on Sunday morning (in addition to the Sunday evening program). That didn't go so well and he ended up crying a lot before the performance and daddy had to go up with him. Preparation is key. Hopefully he'll get to be a little more comfortable as he prepares to go to kindergarten.


At Union Station for his birthday trip to KC. We went there to go to Lego Land.

He's a detailed story-teller. He will tell anyone who will listen very detailed facts of animals that he has been read to about, or from Wild Kratts. Or recount an event from his life. 

Santa in a box.
Stats:
Height- 3ft 7 1/4in
Weight- 42.6lb 
He was around the 60-65th percentile in both.

Lego Land
Eli loves to ride his bike and run fast. He is very happy when he is doing these two things. He always wears his helmet when he is riding his bike. He is very safety conscience and a rule-follower. This is when he and his brother tend to get in to arguments when Micah isn't "following the rules" according to Eli. 

Sibling love
We love our 5 year old and the joy he brings to our family. 

Brothers and best friends

12/4/16

Haddie- 11 months


Our Haddie girl is 11 months old! She is a sweetie! She hasn't had too many traditional firsts this month. She has started pulling up some and continues to work on her crawling technique. She's been sick for what seems like quite a bit in this last month and even had a "shuttering" episode that she has mostly gotten over. She seems to be working on her top teeth, but nothing to show for it yet. She still isn't eating food. When I looked at the boys 11 month post, I noticed they were starting to be weaned or were completely weaned. Ugh, she's not even close. But that's okay. I guess she goes by her own timeline. :) 


 Eli and Micah at 11 months. 

Haddie went to her first state football game (Buhler Crusaders) and had her first Thanksgiving in Sabetha. She loves- baths, her lovie, mom, playing with her brothers, playing peek-a-boo, shaking her head "no", saying dada, sleeping, and sitting in her high chair.






11/11/16

Haddie- 10 months




Haddie continues to be such a sweetie. There isn't much to add to her firsts this month. She continues to try to get the crawling thing figured out. She more does a belly-flop/inch worm kind of thing. Her bottom two teeth are in plain view now. She likes to pull her socks off and chew on them. She continues to be a great sleeper. Still detests food. She loves her brothers and has started waving hi to people. She is starting to pull up a little. She loves her little blankie so much that the nursery ladies ask what it has on it. :) She loves to give smiles to her daddy. She is a true joy!  

First Halloween- Super Girl! (And daddy Batman)






Hi!
Eli and Micah at 10 months. 

10/10/16

Micah - 2 1/2

This post is going to have a lot of pictures because this boy can not be summed up with words alone. He is so much. So much fun, work, sweet, independent, dependent, ornery, shy, loud, naughty, sweet, loving, caring, naughty, thoughtful, life of the party (if he decides he wants to be), fun, fun, fun. 

This outfit was my brothers when they were little. Micah loved modeling it. :)

This boy. He has my heart. He is so naughty sometimes. And so independent "no I not need you, I do it myself". And in the next breath, he wants me to hold me and carry him like a baby. He always thinks of others- if he gets a snack he wants one for her brother and for Grace (his best girl friend). He plays well with others and he and Eli love to play pretend things (puppies, house, hotel, etc). 

If I had to name a mantra for Micah it would be "don't ask for permission, ask for forgiveness". Eli is almost the exact opposite. It's really quite comical. Eli "Mom, Micah brought me a piece of gum, is it okay if I chew it? Did you say we could have some?" 

These two are best brothers (not buds or friends because they are brothers). 

When he's unsure of himself or proud of himself he puts his tongue on the inside of his lip and moves it around. I wish I could capture it for you, but just trust me, it's the cutest. 
He likes an audience. At church he showed a table of ladies his "cool tricks". He puts two chairs back-to-back and stands on the bottom bars. They clapped for him and he was SO proud of himself. 

He cares so much for his little sister. He just adores her. Hugs and kisses and hi-fives for days.

He has become quite the talker the last few months. He knows all his colors. He likes to count "fifteen, seven, eight, fourteen". He likes to cut and color too. He's starting to recognize a few letters. It's fun to see him learn. 

Someone found the selfie button and was pretty proud of himself.

At night, Micah sleeps with 3 blankets and 2 stuffed animals and a random assortment of other things. He loves to have his bottom patted as he tries to go to sleep. He will come to the top of the stairs after "goodnights" have been given and say "mommy, you pat me and you scratch Eli please mom you pat me and you scratch Eli please mom". I rarely get out of that one, because it's just so darn sweet. When their clock turns green in the morning, that means they can get out of bed. I'm pretty sure the neighbors can hear him announce to the world that "ours clock is GREEEEEEEN". 

Messy messy messy

He makes us laugh all the time. He's just hilarious. When he's in trouble, it's really tough to keep my "mom face" on. He usually does something to make me want to laugh. 

I kiss this face all day. He's just so cute.
 His "favorites" are green and giraffes. "My fav green. My fav giraffs. Yai-yai fav blue and Yai-yai fav lion". 

He has no idea he's only 2. This was at the state fair. He was listening to the cotton demonstration. He thinks he's 5 at least.

Waiting for his daddy.

At Dad's office.

After they watched an episode of AFV, they thought they were so funny.

Whenever Haddie gets up from her nap or bed, Micah goes right up to her face and says "Haddie Joy, you have a good rest?" And then gives her a hug. For the longest time he called his sister "HadJoy" but has added the second syllable. 

Crusaders Crusaders, BHS!

At the Sedgwick Co Zoo with Aunt Estey- his favorite is the giraffe.

He's big and tough until he has to walk home from church. Daddy always has to carry him.

He loves the "hooball CHIEFS".

Buhler Frolic parade- I love this one. :)

His best friends- Grace and Eli.

Caught frosting-handed.

Cousins Kyson and Tynlee on a beautiful October day in Sabetha.

Reading books with Grandma Wertenberger.