Sunday, April 21, 2013

levi turns 3

My parents have now been in Germany for about 2 weeks on their mission. I'm hoping to post a bit more regularly to keep them updated on our lives.

On March 25, Levi turned 3! He is in the 91st %ile for height and 67th for weight. He is our long, skinny boy. Being 3 is not without its challenges, but we absolutely adore our snuggly little boy.

Levi is starting to ask "why" questions, which I think is coming a little bit earlier than when Anna started. It keeps me on my toes.

He still loves anything to do with actual cars, trucks, and trains, and the movie Cars. Grandma Ruth sent Levi a Cars backpack filled with Cars clothes, toys, and books. Grandma Becky sent a car and truck quilt and pillowcase. Levi wraps up in his blanket (he won't sleep with anything else anymore) and opens up every single Cars book and is happy for hours. I don't think there's ever been a happier birthday boy.

Levi plays alone amazingly well. He is content to lay on the floor and roll his cars around for as long as we give him to do it. He has several excellent sound effects under his belt. He loves to play basketball in our little hoop and loves to wrestle and get tickles.

He is still very affectionate, though it comes in shorter bursts these days. It melts my heart when he runs to me with arms wide open yelling, "Mama!"

Levi naps a few times a week, and goes to bed easily on days he doesn't nap. He loves his friends and is always excited to see them on the playground.

I made Levi a racetrack cake for his birthday and we invited his friends to come eat it with us. I bought a checkered flag banner from the dollar store and Levi was so excited by it. I love how easily pleased children are.

We love our Levi and are excited to see how his personality grows and develops this year. Happy Birthday Buddy!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

march in pictures

Anna and Bitty had lunch on the porch one afternoon.

St. Patrick's Day. Anna is dressed in green and "gold" 

We hosted toddler time. We were learning about the letter L and the number 10. Lucky the little leprechaun left 10 pictures of things around the house that started with L that led to this treat in the fridge. 
 A silly photo shoot on the bed.

 I am still so in love with her hair. Who knows if we'll ever cut it.

 Great-great-Aunt Shirley sent $5 for each kid for Valentine's Day and we finally went shopping. Anna chose this purse that she colored herself. Levi chose a car from Cars 2, Jeff Gorvette, who has been hiding somewhere in the house for weeks. Levi asks if he can have him periodically and it makes me so sad to have to say no, since we don't know where he is.

We went with our friends the Reuels and the Cutlers to Parker's Maple Barn in New Hampshire and ate breakfast for lunch and watched maple syrup being made.

During the last week of March which was MIT's spring break, we went to Washington D.C., but that's a post for another day.