Sunday, April 30, 2017

Laken - 1 Year!

Happy Birthday sweet Laken!!!

It is hard to believe that he has already been a part of our family for a year! We have loved watching you learn and grow the past year.

Here are his Stats: 

Height:30.5 inchies (74th Percentile)
Weight: 21lbs(44th Percentile)
Head: 45.8 cm (41st Percentile)

He wears size 4 Pampers and size 12 month clothes. 

He has 4 teeth: 2 on the bottom and 2 on the top

He can say baba (bottle), ba (ball) mama, dada and hi and says those things when he see them! :) When we facetime or skype with people he will say hi and wave. So sweet! 
  Laken waves bye and blows kisses.

He doesn't walk yet but climbs on everything! He loves climbing up our stairs. He's a quick crawler and often "walks" on his knees. He cruises along furniture. 

He generally goes to sleep around 8pm and sleeps until around 7. He is usually the first one to go to bed and the last one up (besides Dan!)

Laken is such a happy little guy and he's super funny...we think so anyway!

He will grab a little basketball and repeatedly say "ball" and point to the basketball hoop until we lift him up to shoot it in the hoop. 

He eats almost anything. His favorites are pizza, chicken nuggets, eggs, bananas, and grilled cheese. He will sometimes fuss because he wants to eat his food off of a fork.

Laken is now drinking whole milk out of spoutless sippy cup. It's pretty fancy :) I'm just happy the transition from bottles went so well. Sometimes it is harder for parents than it is for kids!

 Laken just adores his big brothers and always wants to do what the big kids are doing

 Climbing the stairs....sneeky kid!

 He loves playing with that little car at his school! He usually grabs it every morning

 Proof that he does cry! :)

 First day in his big boy car seat! 

 Painting at shool
 Wrestling with Cohen

 Laken with long hair...haha!

 I do exist! Ha. We were at a dinner for Cohen and Kempton's baseball team and Laken really enjoyed listening to the coach talk and waving to Daddy as he was standing up front.

 Laken and Branch...twinning!

 Swinging with Mommy!

 Playing Ninja Turtles with Cohen and Kemp

 Easter morning
 The Easter bunny brought him tennis balls!

 Laken's birthday celebration! About this pink balloon....there were left over balloons at the place where the boys had their party with their friends. We brought two balloons home, the strings came off and they had been up in the ceiling of our loft. It ended up floating down the morning of Laken's birthday...pretty cool. There is still another balloon in the loft.

 We bought him a chair for baseball games

 Cohen and Kempton picked out Laken's cake!

 It's all fun until you get cake in your eye....

Here are some video's of Laken.....
Finding and hiding Easter eggs

Laughing with Mama

Blowing kisses
Drinking his bottle...silly kiddo!!

The morning of his birthday. 

Playing with the car Grammy and Grampy got him for his birthday. He loves driving cars around!

Happy Birthday, Laken!


Sunday, March 19, 2017

Laken- 10.5 Months

Laken has changed a lot the past month. At this point I can't remember what he was doing at 10 months so I'm doing a 10 1/2 month update!

Laken has moved to the Infant II classroom at school. He is now the youngest kid in the class and seems to be picking up new (good) things from the older kids.

He's very good now at cruising along the furniture and climbing on everything!

He's finally figure out how to eat real food and is now basically eating anything and everything! Pizza, waffles, pancakes, mac and cheese, eggs, chicken, cheerios, bananas. When we go out to eat, he eats what we eat.   He's not a huge fan of fruits (maybe the sourness?) and picking up anything slimy.

Laken does NOT like being thrown or even lifted up in the air. He will grab you and hang on for dear life. 

He LOVES bath time and watching his brothers take their baths

Has quite the personality and sometimes an attitude!

Loves "cleaning" with a paper towel!

He is a great sleeper. He usually goes to bed around 8pm and gets up around 7am.

He is wearing 9-12 month clothes. 

He loves to drive around toy cars. 

Laken is still into everything and still loves exploring. 

He is almost always happy, and he's especially happy when mom and dad pick him up from school. 

He always wants to play with his brothers, but doesn't quite know how to play with them without messing everything up! 

Haha...that face!

 Loves his daddy!


 Playing with Kempton

 Cleaning with a paper towel as always! Haha!

 Margarita! No was gone and he cannot drink out of a straw!

 Kempton was eating a banana and Lake loves bananas.... he grabbed it! And pulled as hard as he can!

 He's relentless. And this is where the attitude comes in a bit!

 (Yes. Kempton made a chair out of toilet paper and paper towels. This is what we have to deal with people!)

 Driving the bus!

 Laying with his blankie. He never cries when he wakes up....he just starts talking

 Laken in his new classroom at school. He loves this climbing thing, which wasn't in his other classroom. He also loves the car that's in his hand. He plays with it EVERY morning when we drop him off!


Kempton and Laken playing

 Bath with Kempton



 Waking up from his nap...

Playing with Kemp