Special things about Kara:
She is so smart and always looking for things to learn. she seems to be interested in everything. She has gotten good enough at nintendo that she can beat me at several games (without me letting her win on purpose). She takes her role as oldest sister very seriously, and reports back to me if she thinks anyone is doing something they shouldn't be. She also likes to encourage Kiersten to help clean up. She loves making friends, and always asks if she can have play dates. She is still a rule follower, and can get a little upset if she feels the rules are being broken by someone, especially herself.
This year Kara played on a soccer team, started kindergarten, had her first crush, became a star speller at school, counted to 1000, learned to make suckers by herself, rode a horse on her own, was a flower girls in Katie's wedding, got her own room, learned to swim (pretty well), and was tall enough to ride almost all of the rides and disneyland and seaworld.
Here are her favorite things. I used the same questions I asked her last year. It was kinda funny to see some of the different answers, and some things that haven't changed.
favorite food- mac and cheese
favorite song- "wouldn't have nothin' if I didn't have you"
favorite game- disney universe
favorite movie- Frosty the snowman
favorite tv show-strawberry shortcake
best friend- Kiersten ( I was surprised she said that)
favorite playtime activity- playing my little ponies
favorite toy- Strawberry shortcake doll
favortie non playtime activity- making snowflakes
if she could see anyone in the world at this moment- Daddy
favorite outdoor activity- playing rapunzel on the swing set
favortie outfit-black and grey dress she wears at least once a week
favorite thing to do with mommy- make projects
favorite thing to do with daddy- play nintendo
one food she doesn't like-spinach
one thing she doesn't like- her sisters making messes
as of today, Kara weighs 42lbs and is 49 inches tall.
Special things about Kiersten:
She is such a sweet little thing. She loves all of her dolls and stuffed animals, and takes great care of them. She hates other people fighting, (though she doesn't seem to mind doing it herself). She is fascinated with people being in love, movies about love, and books about falling in love. she is already looking out for her own future prince. She is very clever, and picks up on everything. She is happy to be doing whatever Kara, Ben or I happen to be doing, even if it doesn't really include her. She will gladly sit and watch Kara and Ben play nintendo, and is content to pretend she is playing too. She just wants to be with the rest of us. She is the snuggliest kid ever. Instead of sitting by me on the couch, she keeps scooting closer, and trying to climb up on top of me. Ben calls her the ultimate space invader. She tries to hug all of her classmates everyday when we leave school, though some of the boys run away from her. She also would hug Kara's soccer teammates this fall when we left practice and scream that she loved them.
This year Kiersten started preschool, learned to write her name, counted to 100, learned to spell a handfull of words, danced and sang in a recital, learned to use scizzors, started cleaning her own room, and started helping with housework. She also was a flower girl in her aunt Katie's wedding.
Kiersten's favorite things:
favorite animal- white cats
favorite food- french fries
favorite song- "Once upon a dream"
favorite game- hide and seek
favorite movie- the little mermaid
favorite tv show- strawberry shortcake
favorite playtime activity- playing barbies
favorite toy- wedding princess polly pocket dolls
favortie non playtime activity- coloring with crayons
person she wishes she could see right now- Papa
favorite outdoor activity-bouncing balls
favorite outfit- purple flower skirt
favorite thing to do with mommy- paint
favorite thing to do with daddy- go to the candy store
one food she doesn't like-brussel sprouts
one thing she doesn't like- Evie hitting her
Kiersten is 34lbs and is 40 1/2 inches tall.
Special things about Evie:
She is a happy little girl. She know she is the baby, and feels that everyone is around to amuse her or do things for her. She loves fruit, and we have had to start keeping our fruit bowl higher, so she doesn't just help herself. She loves to push our little stool around the kitchen to reach up onto the counters. She loves candy and if she sees anyone go near the cupboard where we keep snacks, she very vocally requests a snack too. She really likes to watch tv. We never worried about the girls' tv watching at that age, but Evie would sit in front of the tv all day if we let her. She loves to mess up the girls while they're tidying up. If she sees them in the play area putting toys away, she runs over as fast as she can to throw something on the floor. She thinks she is very funny when she does naughty things. she gets a big grin and snickers at you when she does somthing she knows she isn't supposed to.
this year Evie turned 1, learned to walk, learned to run, learned to jump, started dancing (especially the hotdog dance), learned to say mama, dad, Kara, mine, clubhouse, hotdog, need help, apple, and a few more words that escape me at the moment. She grew some hair, and celebrated her first valentines day, and easter. She sort of learned to brush her teeth and hair.
I know some of Evie's favorite things for sure, and others I just have a pretty good guess.
favorite color-anything bright
favorite animal-she really likes birds and squirrels
favorite food-fruit (especially apples, pears, and bananas)
favorite song-Mickey's hot dog song
favorite game-peek a boo
favorite movie-Mickey's Christmas carol
favorite tv show-Mickey mouse clubhouse
best friend-toss up between mommy and daddy
favorite playtime activity-throwing toys on the floor
favorite non playtime activity- watching tv
person she'd most like to see right now-probably her daddy
favorite outdoor activity-sliding
favorite outfit- she loves any fancy dress the twirls and is fluffy
favorite thing to do with mommy-cuddle
favorite thing to do with daddy- climb all over him
one food she doesn't like- any kind of meat
one thing she doesn't like- being hugged/held down by Kiersten
Happy New Year everyone!