We decorated for Christmas. I turned on the tunes and the kids were so excited to decorate the tree. Blake wasn't too interested this year, but Reese and Chase kept asking for more ornaments. They are pumped. Ovo, our elf on the shelf decided to come today. I had heard he was coming on December 1st, but he made it a day early and Chase spotted him. This is super exciting news at the Staniak house. We will see how creative little Ovo gets this year.
He went in for his 16 month appointment (though it was supposed to be 15 months), but we were a little off. He measured about 28 lbs (90%ile) and 36" (97%ile). The doctor confirmed that he doesn't need whole milk and also said we can cut him off when eating. He will honestly eat non-stop if we let him. He likes his food... just like the rest of us. Anyway, he's right on track. He got 3 shots and was a champ... just a few tears. (All 3 kids got flu shots. I had to pin them down one at a time. So that was awesome.)
Blake has also picked up some talking. He's much more interested in talking now so that is fun. He has a long way to go, but he's actually trying now. He loves Hi and Bye, No, Please (well, he tries), and lion sound, dog sound, monkey sound, mama, dada, eese (reese).
Chase.Here is Chase's school picture from his first year of preschool. Not too bad. He's been really enjoying school and seems to be absorbing a lot of information. His teacher liked that he said "sunshine" when asked what color something yellow is. That's totally my fault, but I think it's cute (for now). He got mostly 3's on his report card which is pretty standard on his 1-5 scale. He is pretty much the baby in his class being a very young 3. There are kids in his class that are 5, so he is working on meshing with the older kids too. He is very social with the teachers.
I straightened her hair and I think she looks tired, but she looks so old. What happened to our baby. Reese likes to say she doesn't want to go to school but seems to really enjoy it when she is there. She loves to color pictures. Her report card had 3s, 4s, and a couple 5s. She did have one 2 (playing with more than one child). I think she is often wanting to play with the teacher. We told her to work on it, so I think she is. Other than that, the teacher said she is doing great. She is one of the oldest in the class and is always learning!
Reese went for her 5 year old check up. After a finger prick and 4 shots, she wasn't thrilled. She is also still a growing machine. She is 45.5 inches tall (95% ile) and 46lbs 4ozs (80% ile).