Friday, December 13, 2013

Coloring and the End of the Bink

We have officially said goodbye to Max's bink!  Max was very attached and we decided that when he turned two, we would get rid of it.  Well, right after his birthday, he got an ear and sinus infection.  How cruel to take away the bink at a time like that, right!?!?

Preparing for a huge battle, I decided that the morning, well before nap time or bed time, would be the best window of opportunity.  Some of our friends have had luck with cutting a slit down the middle of the pacifier and then the kids weren't interested anymore.  We gave this a try and it worked with GREAT success!  Max tried the "broken" bink and handed it back to me.  I told him that it was broken.  He really didn't even get that sad about it!  He wanted to carry it around for a bit, but gave up on that by bedtime!  So thankful with how smoothly this transition went!

Here are a few photos of our bink-less guy!

Max has been really into coloring lately.  We started school a couple of months ago and he was introduced to more coloring and other types of crafts.  He really enjoys coloring books and often asks for his "colors." 

Max and I went on a date to the Pizza Ranch!  We had a great time!

Showing me that his belly was full!

Church clothes

I love this guy!

Gwenyth is Four Months!

Gwenyth turned four months on December 1.  She is a growing girl; here are her 4 month stats:
Weight: 14 lbs 13 ounces- 65%
Height: 24 3/4 inches- 62%
Head: 42 cm- 86%

One of my favorite pictures that Rachael took for our family!

Daddy's little girl!

Just us gals!

Some interesting facts about Gwenyth:
She loves getting talked to and smiled at, a lot!  Especially when it is her daddy doing the talking!
Believe it or not, she does not get annoyed or frustrated with her older brother, she adores him and gives him plenty of smiles and giggles!
She is a little lady with a big voice!  She is not timid to tell anyone around her what she wants.
She likes to take her pacifier, but often prefers to be chewing on her fist or fingers.
Swaddles are her (and my) best friend, without being swaddled, she will not sleep!

Gwenyth and Max hanging out in chairs.

This is the view I get while Gwenyth is eating.  She is a happy girl!

Go State!

The sweetest little girl.

Does it get any better?