David and Anna both had well visits last week (I took Anna early for her 15 month because there's a mumps outbreak at Brian's work, even with a confirmed case in his building. She was due for the vaccination in a couple of weeks so we bumped it up). They have both grown like weeds!!
David at 6 years:
50 lbs (75 %'ile)
46.25 in. (70 %'ile)
(he has gained 8 lbs and grown 3 inches in the past year...compared to Katy who has grown an inch and maybe gained 1-2 lbs? And I'd like to point out the significance of one of the children in our family being 70th percentile for height?!?)
Anna at 15 months (14.5):
20 lbs, 14 oz (50 %'ile)
29.75 in (30 %'ile)
David had a great birthday. The evening before his birthday, he had a couple of friends over to eat cake and watch Star Wars Episode 1. They had a blast and were so cute. I got them blow-up lightsabers, and they spent a great deal of time hitting each other with them during the movie, but then a certain scene would catch their attention (pod racing or lightsaber battle) and they'd freeze their eyes to the screen for awhile. Then go back to their own battle. They had a blast.
*side note: my photos have been terrible lately. I've been trying to figure out how to take photos in low light without flash, I looked it up but the setting I'm using don't seem to be right...urgh...anyone let me know if you have advice*
|He was soooooo excited.|
|Siblings hung out for the food but went to Oma's during the movie.|
|I need to explain...he wanted the red icing, I had never used foil wrappers before and they baked differently. Not my best birthday cake ever, but it worked.|
|Warming up for battle...|
|Frank even came in full costume, he looked awesome.|
On his birthday, Dad and Sue met us at a big (awesome!) bounce place with laser tag and ball games and just lots of active things to do. The kids had a blast (while each of the grown ups took a turn going next door to buy running shoes...a treat for us as well). Then we had cake and gifts back at the house.
|He was so excited to get roller blades like the big kids (and a skating helmet!) from Grandpa and Grandma Sue.|
|Singing happy birthday never gets old at this age.|
|We got him this over-the-door basketball hoop and it has been a huge hit.|
|This child LOVES Crocs, begs me to wear them all winter long. I loved these Lego Crocs I found online.|
Then Oma's birthday is the day after David's, so we grilled out and had another cake and gift session with them on Saturday. David's birthday is the week that never ends! And he got his beloved Rainbow Loom. Yes, the kindergarten boys are trading bracelets these days. Love him!