Saturday, June 20, 2015

What Reese is doing at 5

Reese is 5!! Reese is our hearts and is the sweetest 5 year old I know. Her heart is big and she was born to be a big sister. This is our last year in Pre K and it is on to Kindergarten in August! She still is a super star in class and gets on green or purple every day. Her teachers love her. Reese is off the charts for height and weighs around 48 pounds. She looks just like her daddy, but with sweet little freckles on her face like her mommy had when she was little. We have done a lot of wonderful things this year and 5 has been simply sweet. For Reese's fifth birthday we went to Chuck E Cheese with all her school friends and neighbors. Uncle B and Grandma Boo and Papa came too. In March we rented a cabin in the Mountains of Gatlinberg, TN and had a great time!! For Easter we went to South Carolina to see Mimi and Paw Paw and had a really nice time. In April Mommy and Daddy went to Ireland and Grandma Boo and Papa came to Birmingham to take care of the little ladies. There was lots of playing, staying up late, jumping on beds, shopping for toys and eating out!! In May we went to PA to visit Memmy, aunt wanda, uncle Gary, and cousins: Meagan, Greg, Seth, Page, Deb and Chris. Page and Reese got along so good. We had fun going to Chocolate World, playing in BIG parks, shopping, staying in hotels, flying on plans and spending time with family. Memmy is 90 years old and it wonderful to see her doing so great! We also went to Nashville the end of May to celebrate mommys best friend bday and see Fi. In June we went to the beach to see Grandma Boo and Papa. We swam every single day and went to the beach. We had so much fun playing and lauging!!! (she also had her first sleep over at her friends Bella) July is another trip to Grandma Boo and Papas to see cousins Christi, Scott, Granger and Foster. Back to Destin the end of July to celebrate Regan's 3rd bday and a family vacation with uncle B, Mimi and Paw Paw. Uncle Rip and Aunt Sheri will be down there too to come visit us!!!! August we head back to grandma Boo and papas for more beach time and fun, fun, fun. We are trying to soak up every minute of this summer!! School starts August 13th.... favorite color: Blue favorite movie: Pitch Perfect favorite game: Hide and Seek (all) favorite song: Pitch Perfect favorite food: chicken and rice with broccoli favorite thing to do: stay home and play friends: Harrison, Ellis, Calton, Bella, Jackson favorite tv show: My Little Pony favorite toy: blind bags, shopkins, fascioms, blind boxes sports: just stopped gymnastics and cheerleading. Reese is now having golf lessons with daddy on Tuesdays, and will start dance in the fall. What she loves to play: Mommy and baby- house, Teacher and school, pretend anything, singing shows, disney junior - show toys. What do you like to do: to pick out toys, swim, jump on the bed, stay in hotels, get prizes, sing and dance and act silly, skip school, watch her ipad, play in game rooms, tell made up knock knock jokes, play with friends, eat dessert, PLAY!!! What we can do now: wink, almost have a cartwheel, swim, jump into the water, dive for rings under water, learning to read, golf, write and sound out words, say the Lords Prayer, riding a bike with stablizers. Reese loves her sister and they play so very well together, but Reese now wants her alone time. (Reagan cannot get enough of Reese and follows her everywhere.) Reese and mommy now like to have their days where we do something special. Just the two of us. Our last daughter mommy date was to the movies to see Inside Out. We then went shopping and out to lunch. I will always cherish these moments and I need to make certain we have plenty of them :)!! I love this sweet sweet girl with all my heart!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

Reese is 4!!!

Reese is 4!!!!! Stats: Ht - 43"/>95% and Wt- 38#/90% What we did for her Birthday: We had THREE parties! One with all her friends at Premier gymnastics which was so much fun. Mommy and daddy had fun too jumping in the foam pit!!!! One Rock Star Party with Grandama Boo and Papa at our house. We made a huge stage and she got a microphone, guitar and CD player...she sang her heart out. Grendma Boo and Papa also took her to the mall and she rode the carasel and ate cookies! The last party was at school and we brought in cupcakes for all her classmates. What She loves: Best Friends: Ellis, Holden, Hannah, Avery, Lance, Harrison She says she is going to marry Holden. She loves to sing. It amazes me how she can remember the words so easily. Candy, cake, cupcakes, cookies She likes barbies and princesses She loves watching tv and using our ipads for movies. Favorite tv shows: Sofia, Barbie, Bo on the Go She loves to read books every night. She loves to stay home and have PJ day She loves Fridays at school for Show and Tell. She likes to play Teacher, shopping and Mommy Favorite Games: Hide and Seek is her favorite, but she also likes, memory, uno, bingo, diminos. We play games ALL the time!! Favorite Colors: Pink, Purple, Blue What she doesnt like: Going to bed Eating vegtables Taking baths (at first, but then doesnt want to get out) What she is doing now: Gymnastics She can count to 40+ She can write her name and all the letters in the alphabelt. She is working on blends. She colors inside the lines now. Lots of pretend Singing all the time Helping take care of Reagan. She is such a sweet and wonderful big sister!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

3-1/2 Years Old

Reagan turns one and Reese turns 3-1/2!!!!!! We celebrated at Grandma Boo's and Papa's house!!! Some of Reese's new sayings: I forgot When I get big I will go with you to work It's a deal As you can see Ok, Lets do it again You did it girl (to Reagan) We are the girls Are you kidding me Hey sweetheart (to Reagan) I can do it for you Can I do X and that would be Ok? What! Some new things we are doing now and things she loves: Started doing a chore chart with stickers Jumping Jacks Criss Cross Gymnastics (somersault on the beam) Playing pretend (teacher, waitress) Loves the song Wild One and singing to it. Singing to Taylor Swift Loves playing with dolls Brushes her teeth helps clean knows the months (song) knows the southern states that border the US (song)

3 Years and 9 months

Reese is turning into to be one super sweet little girl. In school she is getting the "super star" award almost every day. We could not be prouder!! She also gets yellow notes from her teachers stating how sweet she is and how well she listens and obeys. She now weighs 34/35 pounds and is 42" tall. She is definitley the tallest kiddo in her class and is following in her daddy's footsteps. She also just started getting sweet little freckles on her cheeks and nose like her Mommy : ) Some things she is doing right now: Can count past 30 Learning the 10 comandments Colors inside the lines She just finished swin lessons and is now back in gymnastics which she loves. She does not like putting her head under water! Can write her name picking up her sister helping reagan eat and drink Some of her favorites right now: Sofia the first cartoon Jasmine princess baby dolls purple and pink colors putting rubber bands in her hair - ponytails She likes to do my hair as well the tickle monster book sleeping and watching tv in mommy's bed candy, cookies, ice cream, doughnuts..... We also just got back from a fun week and Papa's and Grandma Boo's house at the beach!! We love this sweet little girl more and more everyday. Our hearts are filled with so much joy!!! Thank you sweet Reese for being the sweetest, kindest, loving little girl. We are blessed!!!

Thursday, July 4, 2013



(JAN 21, 2013) STATS: 32.6 pounds (75%) and 39.5" (100%)

Still loves to sing and dance and jump. 
Jan 6th she started Helping feed Reagan.
she Loves to give Reagan rasberries on her stomach  She is also great at making Reagan laugh

and giving her plenty of toys.
Reese LOVES TO PLAY WITH HER SISTER. Especially since Reagan has been able to sit up at the begining of 5 months.Starting around Thanksgiving she been playing with Reagan on the floor a lot. There is a lot more interaction between the two sisters as Reagan gets older. So fun to watch them play together.

Talking loud, she gets so excited.  We are trying to teach her to use her inside voice ; ).
12-5 Can take off her shirt. (Has been able to take off and put on her pants, socks and shoes for a while now).
12-22 Is now able to button, unbotton, zip and unzip pants.
At her 3 year check up she got her BP and was so good.  She did not move and actually liked it.
For Christmas, Reese got a princess tent for her bed so we had to take down her bed railing. She has been doing great with sleeping but has fell out 3 times : (  She also will not go to bed without a flashlight and a story.
Reese has learned how to make funny faces and can be really silly like her daddy.
She also loves to talk on her play phone and skype with her grandparents.
She has lots of energy and is so full of joy.  I hope she is forever full of joy and happiness and stays at sweet as she is ! It is such a beautiful quality in her !!!

Tracing all letters and numbers
Can draw several letters on her own
Now knows her vowels
Can count to 20+
Loves Show and Tell on Fridays
Tells us everyday that she did not go to the focus chair or time out : )

Boo and Papa came down in October so Papa could play with daddy in a golf tournament.  Boo, mommy, Reagan and Reese shopped till we dropped!
Uncle B and Paw-Paw also came down in October to see the girls.
We had a Halloween Party for Reese and all her friends.  Reese was Aurora, Reagan and mommy were Snow White and Daddy was the Big Bad Wolf and scared everyone!!!
Nov 3rd Memmy, Aunt Wanda and Uncle Gary (who Reese calls Uncle Barry) made a special trip down to Birmingham to meet Reagan and see Reese. Papa and Grandma Boo also came to see the gang
For Thanksgiving we went to Myrtle Beach weith Paw Paw, Mimi and Uncle B and Reese LOVED THE WATERSLIDES!!!  I can't count how many times she went down the BIG SLIDES BY HERSELF. (she needed a little push from her dad the first time but after that we couldn't get her to stop!)
For Christmas we went to Boos and Papas house. We had so much fun PLAYING. It is like toyland at Boos and Papas! Christmas was a success and so much fun.  Reese understands Santa now and loved counting the days down until Christmas with her calendar (and of course getting the candy out of it every morning) and meeting Gretchan (our elf on the shelf.) Gretchan worked beautifully. I am not sure where Reese got her name from. Cousin Megan and Greg came to the beach to see Reese and Reagan for the first time.  We had so much fun!!
Jan 5th We had a mini Dora Birthday Party and Uncle B came down to vistit
Jan 20th We had a Rock Star Birthday Party for Reese and 10 of her friends.  Grandma Boo and Papa also came up to celebrate! We had a fun balloon man come to the house and make cool balloons for everyone.  There were mermaids, spiderman, monkey in a tree, hats, princess wands, snacks, turtle bracelets, elephants  and so much more.

Activities: Singing, dancing, and jumping (starting gymnastics in Feb). Loves to play pretend.
Games: Playing hide and go seek, sneaky squirll, candy land, plays Peek a boo with her sister and chase
Colors: Pink and purple
Dolls: Princesses, especially Jasmine
Friends: Holden, Miller, Avery, Ellis, Caleb, Syndny and Hannah Best Friend: Reagan!
Toys: Hair set, balls, tea parties with cookies, sandwiches, donuts, coffee, tea and cupcakes! Ipad, iphone, cupcake videos on utube, play doh, jewlery, guitars, phones
TV Shows: Fresh Beat Band, Princess Sofia, Scoobie Doo, Doc McStuffins
Movies: Rapunzel, Cinderella
Food: CANDY, CAKE, CUPCAKES, DONUTS, chicken nuggets, fruit, chips. Still not a fan of veggies.
Places: Shopping, Toy Stores, Yogurt Mountain, Krispie Creme, Chick-Fil-a, Library, Dentist, Park, Pool

I'm gonna get you
Come find me
It was an accident
I'm sorry
I'm good
Let's Rock
I'm being good can I have a cookie, candy, etc
Don't forget the milk (I always forget Reagan's bottles for school).
No way
I don't think so
What would you like
What is that, this.
That would be good
That be OK?
Don't foget the Milk
I didnt give you a kiss (goodbye)
Will you tuck me in?
You can watch football/golf now
I don't know
It was an accident  (one of my favorites)
Let's do it again....and again, and again.
Daddy, you hear me
Tick Tac Toe on your face, daddy

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Two Years and 8 months

Reese is our little jumper! She just loves to jump! The other day we were stacking blocks and she jumped over them so i kept making it higher and highr and she kept jumping higher and higer!!! I couldn't believe how high this little girl can jump. Reese's new activity this month is painting. She loves to paint and it actually holds her attention longer than 5 minutes which is plus : ) We had fun decorating for Daddy's birthday with lots of paintings. funny things Reese is saying and doing this month: hi sweetie pie (to Reagan) Its so beautiful that is so cute what is that, this. what this do. the song" moves like jagger" was playing and Reese said "thats my song" and started dancing. She loves watching Fresh Beat Band every day. She wants to wear her PJs all day and of course to school. sometimes will have melt downs when you put something else on her. In school everyone calls their plate a "happy plate" if they finish all their food. So now we talk about happy plates and cups all the time. other favorite sayings: Oh Man (from Dora) and Too bad (her dad taught her that when a golfer misses a putt). she is learning her vowels in shcool and will sing songs about A,E,I,O,U. She will also tell you to stop singing with her because she will sing it. Ha! She also still calls Reagan a He but will say she is a girl. I think she thinks everyone is a HE. Reese is also having fun reading to us. The stories she makes up are priceless. She can count to 15 and skips a couple of numbers on her way to twenty. She is doing really good at tracing letters and still no time outs. She has also learned to tell little white lies : ) Like she will tell us she has brushed her teeth and we know she has not or she says she has finished her plate and she has not. Another good one is she tells me she has made her bed she has no idea how to make her bed : ) She is getting good at telling us no. This is not so much fun for us and trying quickly to break her habit. another saying she will ask us is "are you happy"? or when Reagan is crying Reese will say "he is not happy" Everyone needs to be happy. i love it : ) She is also having fun singing songs from a sunday school song cd that her mimi gave her. I think "Ive got the Joy Joy Joy down in my heart" is one of her favs. She is a wonderful big sister and wants to see Reagan every morning when she wakes up. She also has tried to pick Reagan up several times. I let her hold Reagan one time standing up and I thought Reese was going to fall over : ) Reagan is not so little anymore. Reese also enjoys talking to Reagan not even 1" away from her face. We try to tell Reese that Reagan can hear her and she doesnt need to be so close but Reese just ignores us. We couldnt be more proud of this big sister!!!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Two and a Half

July 5th Reese turned two and a half and on July 2nd Reese became a Big Sister!! It is amazing to see how wonderful Reese is as a big sister to Reagan Grace. She kisses on her all the time and makes sure she has toys and is covered up. She also is on diaper duty and gives us diapers and wipes as well as throw away all the dirty diapers : ) Grandma Boo, Grandpa, Mimi, Paw-Paw and Uncle B all came to help the first couple of weeks. Reese was certainly entertained and she didnt seem to mind a new addition to the family. In fact she wants to see and hold her baby sister all the time. While grandma Boo and Papa were visiting Reese learned so many new things and had the best time. They came to the hospital everyday to see Baby Reagan and to give her lots of kisses. They skipped around the house singing skip to my lou. They sang zippy do da, ring around the rosie, this little light of mine..... They played under the covers with flashlights. They watched bubble guppies and Dora. They went shopping everyday and of course Reese got presents all the time for everything : ) They went to the park and Barnes and Nobles and bought lots of books to read. They played hide and go Seek and so much more!!! Daddy and Papa had a great time swimming with Reese and going down the water slides. It was Reese's first time going under water and liking it. Mimi had fun watching Scooby Doo with Reese and holding sweet Reagan. They played games and read books. Uncle B took Reese to the park and had fun entertaining her. He had a good time keeping up with her. Paw-Paw had fun chasing Reese and scaring her. he also had fun taking her for a ride in the G8 Reese enterained us all with her singing and dancing!!! It was wonderful to have so much help!!! we are blessed to have such amazing family and friends. a little more about our sweet Reese.... She now weighs 31 pounds and is TALL. We need to measure her soon. She goes to bed around 8:00 and gets up at 6:00. She still takes a nap for at least 2 hours. she loves school and it is fun to watch everyone give her hugs when she leaves. She is talking up a storm now and has a sweet personality and is pretty witty. She still has melt downs when she doesnt get her way and the only thing to work is time out. She has her first denist appt last month and did super. no cavities. Daddy does a gret job helping her brush her teeth. She loves to swim now in the big pool. Daddy wants her to jump in the pool but she is not a fam. She just wants to float around.