Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Create It Thursday #100! (Plus Features and a Giveaway)



WOO HOO!  Welcome to the big 100th edition of Create It Thursday! I'm so glad to have y'all here.  Scroll down to the bottom of the post for a special giveaway, from me to you!

Lots and lots of great ideas were linked up last week. I've listed a few of my favorites below - these are on the Lamberts Lately Facebook page and the Create It Thursday Pinterest board too!









Now for the big giveaway and the big party!

Monday, March 30, 2015

3 Years


Emmie,


Last week was your third birthday!  I absolutely cannot believe how fast the past three years have gone.  I miss those baby days so much sometimes.  But, I absolutely love the little girl you're becoming.  Daddy and I were sitting at the dinner table watching you play a few night ago, and we both wondered whether or not we could just freeze you at this age.  You're so imaginative, so funny, so creative, and so sweet.  You are everything we ever dreamed of.

Here's what you're doing at 3 years old!

Weight:

At your appointment Friday, you weighed 40.2 pounds.  That's above the 95th percentile for weight.


Height:

You were 40" tall as of Friday.  That's right at the 95th percentile!


Clothing Size:

We're slowly but surely packing away the 3t clothes.  Some still fit, but most don't now.  Everything we buy is 4t, and that fits you pretty comfortably now.  And you're in a size 10/11 shoe!

Diapers:

Still only during naps and at night.  You wear a size 5 when you do wear one right now.

Feeding:

You are still such a grazer.  I'm pretty sure you would just snack all day if I let you!  You are a huge fan of fruits and veggies.  Strawberries, bananas, grapes, and broccoli are your favorites.  You are also a huge cheese fan (you get that one honestly).  Of course, the typical toddler foods (chicken nuggets, hot dogs, crackers) are big hits too!

Hair/Eyes:

Still very blonde hair!  It's slightly darker at the top, but I think that might just be because we haven't been outside as much during the winter.  And gorgeous blue eyes...I think those are sticking around. :)

Sleep:

When we moved into our new house, you started sleeping in a big girl bed!  It's been a fairly easy transition.  Still waking up during the night (maybe once or twice a week), but nothing terrible considering we moved and changed your bed at the same time.

You sleep from 8pm to 7-8am, and you still take a 2-3 hour nap most afternoons.  We're hoping this schedule stays this way for awhile!



Fun Stuff:

I thought I'd change this one up a little bit this time. I asked you a few questions last week...here were your responses!  We'll see how these change over the years.


What makes you happy? My Mickey Chair (what she was looking at when I asked)

What makes you sad? When I ask mommy for a night night toy

What makes you laugh? Happy toys

How old are you? 3

How old is mommy? 3

How old is daddy? 3

What’s your favorite thing to do? Laugh

What do you want to be when you grow up? Turn on the lights

What are you really good at? Running

What are you not really good at? Jumping

What’s your favorite food? Chicken

What’s your favorite song? My rainbow

What does daddy do for work? Come home

Where do you live? Mississippi

What’s your favorite toy? Books

What’s something daddy always says to you? I’m going to work

What’s something mommy always says to you? I want to hug you

Who is your best friend? Avery

What did we do today? Go to the doctor

What do you want for your birthday next year? Presents! (What kind of presents?) Ones I don’t have.

Where’s your favorite place to go? To my kitchen
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Big Number Three

My girl is three!  Why does this parenting thing have to go so quickly?  It seems like just yesterday we headed to the hospital, and here we are.  I blinked.  But I honestly believed this is my favorite stage so far.  She is just the most fun, creative little girl.  Every day with her is such a blessing.

Here's a look at a few highlights from Emmie's big day!


She woke up to her first (and big) birthday present.  A new kitchen was in order, and I think she's made it pretty clear that she loves it...every spare second between yesterday morning and now has been spent playing there.


Strawberry pancakes for breakfast!


She headed to school, and Noah and I surprised her at snack time with cupcakes for her class.


After that, the three of us headed to Chick Fil A for lunch!






That night, we opened a few more presents from family.


For months, Emmie's only request for her birthday was that we go to Chuck E Cheese.  So there we went.  She even got to meet the mouse himself!




And, at the birthday girl's request, we had "a quesadilla, cheese in a bowl, and milk" for dinner.  Mommy and Daddy weren't arguing with that decision.



Just for good measure, we ended the night with one more birthday cake.  I think that smile pretty much sums up the day!

As we were headed home for the night, she looked at me and said "I've had so much fun today." And I melted right there.

Thanks for the best three years of our lives, baby girl!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Create It Thursday #99 (Plus Features)



This week's Create It Thursday is super special for 3 reasons...

-We're just one week away from the big 100th edition!
-It actually falls on a Thursday (go figure?!?).
-Today is my best girl's 3rd birthday!  (More on that tonight.)

So I'm pretty pumped about this party!

Once again, you guys really showed off last week! There were so many great creations. Here are a few of my favorites - these are on the Lamberts Lately Facebook page and the Create It Thursday Pinterest board too!

















Thank you so much to everyone who took the time to share your creations last week!  You can grab a feature button if you're listed above:



Time to get this party started!
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