Wednesday, September 28, 2016

a Video: baby announcement #3!

Baby Lund #3 is on the way!

We are expecting Baby Lund #3! We couldn't be more excited. Despite Wesley being the biggest surprise of our entire lives (you can read about how BIG of a surprise he was HERE ) he made us realize how much we would love having all of our kids close in age. So, while we voluntarily signed up for 3 under 3, we couldn't be more excited! 

Also, a son that isn't Wes? A daughter that isn't Penelope? Such a crazy thought! But I can't wait to meet him or her!

Friday, September 9, 2016

Wesley David: 10 months

Weight: Well, as of a couple of weeks ago, he was 22.6 pounds. He is in the 85th % in height, and weights more than 80% of boys of his same height. 

Clothes: Huge range...he can wear some 12 months (kinda), and 18 months fit also. 

Likes: He likes his dads toys....aka tools that he has found live in the drawer in our kitchen. He loves everything that belongs to his dad...his guitar, pedal bored, measuring tape, level, etc. He loves them (all boy). He also loves a certain lower cabinet in our kitchen that contains all of our mixing bowls, thankfully they're all plastic or metal, and therefore unbreakable, so that is usually where I'll find him when I'm making lunch or dinner. He of course still loves his sister and wants to play with her (when she's not being a terrible two-er at least) He loves the bathtub and splashing around, but doesn't like the warm water is where its at for this guy. He loves rice cakes. I know, so weird. 

Dislikes: not being able to keep up with his sister at the playground, but he doesn't let that stop him. He doesn't get upset, he just seems to look longingly at her playing...hahaha! He dislikes when David tries to feed him a bottle to put him to sleep for the night....any other time he will take one from him, but this little guy knows when we're trying to pull a fast one over him. 

Social: We are finally getting around more babies! And its adorable. He loves interacting with them, touching them, poking them, etc. I love seeing him with little ones his own age!

Milestones: He started standing! Yesterday, I looked at him and BOOM. he was just standing. smiling, and giggling. I freaked out and called David over, and he was still standing....a full 45 seconds or so you guys! Let me tell you though, it was SO WEIRD. He is SO TALL, it was like seeing a dog on its hind legs. I couldn't stop laughing. He did it a few other times, it is so exciting! I'm also 90% certain he said his first WORD! He was oh so sad, and saw me, started crawling towards me, and said in a super pitiful voice "mamaaa". BOOM. 

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Penelope Darling: 2nd birthday parties

Penelope turned 2 on a Tuesday this year. We didn't want to do one big party, so instead we had family over the Saturday before, and had a friend playdate the day of. We loved having two smaller get togethers, and so many of her friends were able to make her playdate party since it was mid week!

Family party:

Playdate party:

Penelope Darling: 2 years

Weight: We just had her appointment...and I have totally forgotten (sorry baby). She's slightly tall for her age, though, and they are guessing she will be about my height one day (HOW?! so crazy to think about). 

Clothes: 2T is perfect! She can still wear size 5 shoes, but we recently got her a size 6 to prepare for her to grow into. But she's super accurate with sizing. 

Likes: baby dolls. Really all things baby. It is just the sweetest. She loves playing mama, and tucking her baby dolls into her bed and the guest room bed. She puts them under the blanket, kisses them, and shuts the bedroom door. If I'm there, she'll tell me "mama shhh! Baby seeping". She loves pushing her stroller on walks outside when I'm pushing the stroller that Wesley is in. She loves coloring (for a few minutes...) She points out the moon every chance she gets. She LOVES dancing and has recently started dancing in the family room, then pausing when she realizes me or David aren't there, comes and finds us and says "mama yook!" and does this sweet little jig of a dance where her elbows are out, fists in towards her chest, knees bent, and twisting side to side. NO idea where she got it from but it is precious. She also loves to spin, bounce up and down, etc. She did a ballet summer camp a few weeks ago and had so much fun! She loves going to openplay at the gymnastics place not too far from our house. She is absolutely FEARLESS. She runs and jumps into the foam pit, loves the balance beam and the trampolines. Her number one love, though, is still water. Strangers comment on how fearless she is with it and have even asked how she became that way, where we got lessons, etc. She loves the lake, going out on the boat, the beach, the pool, splashpad, etc. 

Dislikes: She definitely has an opinion on things, now. She fights bedtime more often now, mainly because she knows daddy is home and she can more easily get hime to "come cah-wul" (cuddle) than she can with me just during the day. She gets SO frustrated when we aren't understanding what she is trying to say to us, which is sad for both of us. We are really good at knowing what she is saying, but every now and then we just have no idea what she's saying, and she totally knows. Sorry baby girl. 

Social: She is still a little social butterfly. She definitely prefers to make the first move, and once she's acknowledged back it takes her a minute to be okay with it, but then she just totally lets lose and is such a goofball. She is SO friendly. When we are shopping she just says a loud cheerful "HI!" to everyone. I love this about her so, so much. 

Milestones: She talks SO much. 4-5 word sentences. She can count to 20, and knows most all of her ABC's. She completed her first year of Mothers Day Out and begins her second year in less than a month. She has flown 3 times and does really good! She became a big sister this year and has done INCREDIBLY well, and we are so proud of her for it.