Tuesday, April 22

Kiddo Tag... continued

Here's the rest of the installment of kiddo tag! First we'll do Emma...

Emma
1. Emma has a great smile! I think Emma's smile is the cutest thing I've ever seen - seriously. She loves to ham it up, and always says "EEEEZE!" instead of "cheese." She loves to have fun, and you can always tell when she's having a good time.

2. Emma loves food. Ever since she started trying out different foods, we knew Emma could hold her own at the dinner table. She even out eats Sarah, which isn't too hard I guess. There are very few things she's ever refused... other than orange fruit snacks (for some reason she spits those ones out).

3. Emma is a big-time cuddle bug. It took until she was about nine months old before she would cuddle, but she hasn't stopped since. She wants to cuddle when she wakes up, in the middle of the day, when Dennis gets home, before bed, and any other time. She just loves to be held and hugged. She also gives great kisses while she cuddles and says, "NNNNNUH!" Andrew is often the object of her affection!

4. Emma looks a lot like me. I take pride in this simple thing. It might seem weird to some of you, but I love that I have a child that resembles myself as a kid. It's fun for me to see old pictures of myself and think, "That's totally Emma!"

5. Emma's best friend is Sarah. They laugh and laugh all day long, playing together. Today they've chased each other in circles, taken turns climbing over the back of the couch and flipping down, and had a party while they're supposed to be napping. I hope they stay friends forever. I think it's great they've got each other to grow up together.

Andrew
Well, Andrew is six weeks old today so let's see if I can list five things about him. That's almost one thing a week!

1. Andrew looks sooo much like his Daddy. From the first moment I saw him, I thought he had Dennis's nose. He also has his daddy's lips, and we'll see as he grows what else they share. I think it is so cute to look down at my little boy and see my husband in him.

2. Drew is the 14th grandchild on both sides. Big families, huh? And there are more coming!!

3. Andrew has his nights and days figured out. Drew is still eating pretty much around the clock, but after he eats at night he goes right back to sleep. It is such a blessing. All I have to do is feed him, change his diaper, and put him back in his crib. What a baby!

4. Andrew is very patient! You wouldn't think you could tell at this age if a baby was patient, but Drew sure is. He puts up with hugs, squeezes, kisses, and pokes from his sisters all day long. He hardly ever cries about it, so I figure he's a pretty patient little guy.

5. Drew loves the dryer. If Drew is really fussy and we can't figure out what's wrong, then we put him in his car seat on top of the dryer. Within a few minutes, the sound and rhythm of the dryer settle him right down. It's nice to have a last resort to soothe him!


Okay... we're tagging anyone who wants to be tagged. How's that?

9 comments:

Eric and Jenny said...

It's so fun hearing about your cute little kids. That is funny he likes the dryer my mom always tells me that is the only thing that would ever get me to sleep when I was a baby. That is great that Emma looks like you, I know how you feel. Lance looks exactly like Eric, I was thrilled when Luke came along looking like me. You have the cutest children!

Katie Jane said...

I would totally do this tag, but Claire basically has a blog devoted to her so she is the showcase all the time! I love your kids! They are so extremely darling! so sad news...our camera died! I need some good tips on a new one, and I know you are the queen of research and you have a great camera so let me know if you did any research before you bought yours.

Brea Marie said...

Jen, I read on myspace that you are making princess crowns. I sure hope that you do a post about them. I would love to see what you are making! We love dress up as princesses at our house, so I love looking at all things princess. Your kiddie tag was cute! Your kids are so adorable! I love the farm bedroom set. So fun!

Aleese said...

I loved reading all of the fun facts on your kids. What a blessing to have such a sweet little family.

Jennie's bunch said...

Drew is looking so big already!! So cute!! I love Emma's smile! She's going to be a heartbreaker!! It was fun hearing more about your kids!! Beautiful family!!

Bry Bry said...

Three kids!? Has it really been that long? It's crazy how time can slip away. You have a beautiful family Jen! I was so glad to hear from you. I'm grateful for blogs. It seems like I get comments from old friends all the time, which is wonderful. As far as what's going on in my life, you can check out our family blog at thecrackerbox.blogspot.com. The other one you viewed was my personal photography blog. Hope to hear from you soon!

Ashley Dickman said...

what a cute tag! it will be neat to have them look back on!

Jon and Melissa said...

Jen, your kids are adorable, I can't believe how big Emma is, and how much Drew has already grown. He is a stud. So how is it being a Mom to three??? I am just surviving with two! Please let Spring come, please let spring come...

suds2004 said...

I love hearing about your kids. It's fun to read about the things Emma is doing because she is so so close in age to Ben. What a cute little girl she is. I love that she looks like you. Andrew is such a doll. Are you loving having a boy? Very fun post!