Saturday, October 3, 2015

Miss Lola 2 yr Birthday

Not trying to take away from Lola's day, but 5 minutes before her party was to start I (Barb) grabbed a pan handle that had just come off the BBQ.  No photos or gory details are necessary, just mentioning it because it definitely was a birthday to remember - I missed the entire thing because I was at urgent care.  Thanks to Joe for taking me and sitting with me, and then all my "mom" friends for stepping up and helping at the party when I couldn't be there:  Mel, Brooke, Patti, and Jamie ~ you guys are the best.

Now, back to Lola who definitely does not like sharing the spotlight.  She loved the attention of her friends singing and enjoying a day all about her.  She's allowed on her birthday.


The Stats

Lola seems so much more grown-up as a 2 year old than her brothers were; but I supposed that's what you get with the third child.  She's always trying to keep up with her two big brothers.  She is by far the best eater in the house (ok, Jason is really #1, but Lola is a close second) but you would never know it based on her weight stats.

Here are the comparisons:



She's still running for first place in height in this family.  She is SO girly loving to play tea party, color, and play with mommy's jewelry.  But she is also SO tough running, climbing, getting bruises & cuts trying to hang with her brothers.  We say it all the time, but she was and still is the perfect addition to our family!!!

Gavin Scott 2 years old

Liam Patrick 2 years old

Friday, September 18, 2015

First day of 2015 school

A lot of firsts in the Hendricks house...

Liam...first day of being the BIG BROTHER at preschool.  Liam attends 2 full days a week.  On Tuesdays he gets one-on-one time with Grandma.

Lola...first day of Kids Day out.  She's attending one full day a week.  Didn't bat an eye, walked right in and started making friends and pleasing the teachers.

 Gavin...first day of Kindergarten at Cedar Creek Elementary.  I'm not sure there are any kids in America more excited than this guy to start school.  He lucked out and has some good buddies in his class.  We can't wait to see what great things this guy does in his first year.

Our little munchkins with a lot of new adventures on the horizon for the 2015-2016 school year.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Stats

Gavin has been waiting for an eternity to turn 6.  He could hardly stand the excitement leading up to his LEGO birthday party.  He starts Kindergarten in the fall and is more than ready!

Weight 51.2 lbs
Height 46.5"

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Rain, rain...come again!

Oh what fun!  Saturday night we had a big thunderstorm, lighting, thunder, and TONS OF RAIN!  The temperature outside was pretty warm, and mother nature was putting on quite a show.  We stood on the porch for a while, but it was just too tempting for the boys.  Even the little princess dabbled in the puddles a little bit, but she didn't like the rain drops.  By the end of the showers the boys were body surfing on the grass and driveway.  Boys will be boys.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

The graduate

Preschool graduation may seem like an overrated event to the average adult, but to a 5 year old it's the most exciting day on in the universe!'s one day closer to starting Kindergarten.  Gavin is so extremely excited to go to big kid school next year, he can hardly wait.  It sure makes the transition easier for us!  We are so glad we decided to keep him in preschool one more year.  He has grown so much!

Here are his parting comments from his teachers Mrs. Schick and Mrs. Langstraat "Gavin you are such an amazing young man and it has been a blessing to be your teacher.  you have the academics but most important you are kind, caring and compassionate to all.  I am going to miss your jokes at lunch an your awesome hugs!  you are so ready for Kindergarten and as you go up, you will do great things!  Continue to read and practice writing numbers over the summer"

We're so proud of our G-man.  Can't wait to see what's in store for big kid school  Gavin starts kindergarten at Cedar Creek Elementary on August 13th.

The Stats

Little miss Lola is 19 months old and growing up way faster that we anticipated.  She's still our little petite thing, but tall like daddy.  She can count from 1-10, she has about 60% of the alphabet figured out, can recognize colors, animals, letters and all kinds of other things.  She's a Tom Boy when she wants to be, but also love to play dress up with mommy's jewelry and wear pretty dresses.

19 months
Lola height = 33.5"
Gavin height = 34.5"
Liam height = 32"

Lola weight = 23 lbs
Gavin weight = 27 lbs
Liam weight = 25 lbs

 Gavin Scott 19 months

 Liam Patrick 19 months

notice the boys are wearing the same shirt - just 2 1/2 years later - ha ha.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Liam and the monkey

We take a photo...or attempt to each year on his bday with his first stuffed animal gift when he was born...the monkey.

 1 Year
2 Year (different monkey filling in for the photo this time)

 3 year
Who knew that a MONKEY would be so fitting for our little MONKEY! 

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The stats

Liam's 3 year checkup!
He's officially given up afternoon naps and is so proud of himself.  Absolutely ZERO interested in potty training, and believe me we've tried everything.  He has hippie blonde hair, that has darkened a little this winter, but we expect our little toe head back again this summer.  He is definitely creating his own personality and learning how to interact (good and bad) with adults.  He's a really great big brother to Lola, loves to love on her and take care of her.  When he's in the mood he's a good little brother and enjoys playing with Gavin too.

Liam 3 Years
Height 38.4"
Weight 30 lbs

Height 38.2"
Weight 38 lbs