Tuesday, July 14, 2015

2-Year Well Visit

Last week Denbigh had her 2-year well visit. The doctor said she is doing great developmentally and she only needed 1 vaccine which she handled like a champ.

Her stats:
Height = 36.78 inches (99%)
Weight = 30 lbs. 8 oz. (88%)

for comparison:
Joseph = Height - 36.5" and Weight - 32.5 lbs.
Jacob = Height - 35.5" and Weight - 32.3 lbs.
I can't get over how similar in size they all were at this age!!!

Denbigh is so much fun.  She loves to play games, especially if they involved hiding and lots of screaming and giggling.  

 She loves to talk and sing and knows every word to every song in Frozen and some of the dialogue.  She also loves to sing the ABCs, songs from Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and "Brown-Eyed Girl." She has also started praying her night-time prayer along with us and joins in on praying for everyone in the family.
 She adores her brothers and follows/chases them around.  She wants to do everything they do.  She loves to play in her kitchen and is always bringing me food and "tea."  She knows a few of her colors (blue, yellow, pink) and a couple shapes (star, heart) and can count to 5 on her own and will count along to 10 with someone else.  She loves dressing up and her favorite clothing item is her Minnie Mouse tennis shoes.  She wears them all the time and is able to put them on the right feet all by herself.  We have definitely entered the "Terrible Twos" and she does her share of screaming, crying and general tantrum-throwing.  They are usually short-lived fortunately and are mostly for effect as they stop instantly the second she realizes that her audience has left the room.

We are all madly in love with our little Princess and are enjoying every minute and watching her develop and grow.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Denbigh's Minnie Mouse, 4th of July, 2nd Birthday Party

Oh Two-dles!!! We celebrated Denbigh's 2nd birthday on the 4th of July in Minnie Mouse style!

The invites. . . 

 Denbigh's Club House - Come Inside It's Fun Inside!
We decorated with Minnie Mouse garland and lots of stars and polka dots.

 The Menu:
Hot Diggity Dog Bar
Willy the Giant's Nuggets
Chip N Dale's Chip Bowl (with salsa & guac)
Minnie's Bow Pasta Salad
Mickey's Watermelon Salad
Daisy's Baked Beans

I loved how the cake turned out.  It ended up being one of the easier cakes I've made.

Blowing out her candles!
So thankful for all our great neighbors and friends who celebrated with us.

"Clarabelle's Photo Booth"

 We also had the bounce house set up and "Pete's Bean Bag Toss" complete with Mickey Mouse Bean Bags.
Our little Minnie Mouse Princess
Thank you bag!

 About half way through the party we heard a noise and saw this happening in the sky above our backyard!  Happy 4th!!!!

Denbigh's birthday

Our little Princess turned 2 last Thursday.  She started off her day with Mickey Mouse waffles and opening a few presents.
 Then she was off for another morning at school!

 That evening we took her out for her favorite meal (pizza! pizza!)
 and followed that up with some fro-yo.

Denbigh's first day of Early Pre-K

We had about a week and a half of down time and then Denbigh started the summer session of Early Pre-K at the school Jacob attended.  She was so excited and started cheering when she saw the school.

 She ran right to the playground and didn't even look up when I said good-bye.

 When we went to pick her up the director and her teacher both said she had an excellent first day and was so happy the whole time.  She is very social and I had to carry her out screaming almost every time we dropped Jacob off.  She is happy to finally have her turn!!