Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bike ride

We love the spring evenings when we can all get out for a bike ride. The girls love to go down to the pond and violet enjoys her stroller rides!

9 month check up

Violet had her 9 month well check on Monday.  She has leveled off on her measurements and is no longer the big baby that she was.  She weighed 18 lbs 6 oz. and was 27 inches long.  That put her in the 45percent for weight and 33rd percentage for height.  Following in her sister's footsteps, Her head is still up there in the 94th percentile. She is a healthy baby and right there with all of her milestones. She is getting so close to crawling all over the place.  She gets around well and is going longer stretches, but isn't crawling everywhere just yet.  Just yesterday she pulled up on to her knees for the first time.  She is such a sweet, happy baby and loves to have momma right by.  She must be going through a phase, because she does not like to play on her own unless I am right there.  Her favorite toy right now is my keys and phone and she adores her sisters:)!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My dancers

Dance picture day...these are their recital costumes this year:)

Tessa and Olivia


Violet's favorite thing these days is the swing.  Here are some pics of her swinging and a few extras just because she's cute:)!

Easter 2013

We had a great Easter !  Josh had a 5 day weekend and so we were able to have a nice long relaxing weekend!  We did the church egg hunt indoors because of the rain.  Here are some pics of our Easter fun!

Silver dollar city!

What a fun time we had in Branson this spring!  We headed out with the Dietrichs and went to silver dollar city. The girls had a blast and rode everything they were tall enough to ride,  I can't believe how brave they were!!  Tessa's favorite were the swings, the pirate ship, and the roller coaster.  Lyla liked the roller coaster and the tree house.  We ate yummy succotash, saltwater taffy, pizza, and popcorn.  They have the best theme park food!  SDC is such a nice park...lots of landscaping, pretty trees, rolling hills and so cleanly kept.  We can't wait to plan our next trip back!  Violet and Kaylee did great too!

Back to it..I hope!

Blogging overwhelmed me because it took up so much time so from here on out I am going to keep the posts short and sweet just sink can have record of what's happening in the Summerlin household.

Violet is now  almost 9 months old... Where has the time gone!?!  She has been a great baby... So easy and laid back.  She was a late roller.  At 5.5months she rolled to her tummy and at 7 months started rolling to her back.  She started babbling at 7 months, sitting at 7.5 months and now she's getting really close to crawling.  Up on all fours, and moving all over, just not actively crawling.  The girls love her and play with her so well.  She sleeps all night and has been for a couple of months.  She is a good eater and is starting to eat finger foods at meals.

Lyla is as spunky as ever!  What a precious little girl she is;). So sweet and cute and full of smiles!  Last night as I was leaving for bible study she said have a great time at your study and asked me for one more hug and one more kiss.  She melts my heart:)!  She loves to sing and dance and is very active!  She has always been so compliant and never one to like to get in trouble.  If you look at her in an upset way, she starts to cry.  I keep waiting for the terrible threes because she skipped the terrible twos Altogether:). She is in ballet class ...more like music class. She's not the most graceful, but has tons of fun!  She loves her school... Carter and Maddie, kaitlyn, and Isabella are her favorite friends at school.  Brynlee, Audrey, and Hudson are good friends too:). She is still a terrible eater and always wants wasert,,,dessert.  She loves milk, apple juice,  lollipops, donuts, Oreos, grapes, chips, nala bars and Cheerios.  Classic lyla words for the longest time was cant like it when you offered her something to eat.  Despite her diet,  Lyla is such a joy and I love watching her grow into a little girl:)

Tessa is almost 6 and loving kindergarten!  She is in ms jinks class.  She has a rough class this year, but seems to be learning a lot and doing well.  She is learning to tell time, add and subtract as well as improving her handwriting, and becoming a better reader.  She is reading chapter books with me at night when I'm not totally exhausted and enjoying that.  I'm hoping she likes to read more than I did when I was young!  Tessa's best friend is Olivia.  They are always together and get along great most of the time.  She likes to play american girl doll, the ipad, computer games, and do art.  She is in hip hop tumbling and enjoys dance.   She has tried soccer, bball, ballet, and swimming.  She is a very social little girl and loves to be with friends!  She has grown out of the little stinker phase that she was in during her twos... she has grown into a little girl who wants to do the right thing and is always willing to help.  What a sweet girl she is and I'm so proud on the young lady she is becoming:)