Thursday, January 31, 2013

A Look Back - January 2013

Hotel Crashing

It is very rare that Eric requests something specific for this blog, but he did mention one thing in particular that he wants me to bring back for 2013, and that is monthly updates on our kiddos. Once the girls were both a little older it became harder to do the updates, because not much was changing from month to month. But now that we have another baby in the family, it makes a lot of sense to bring them back!

If you don't remember, or if you're new around these parts, we just recap the month in pictures and what's been going on in the lives of our kids. So here we go!

Our three children could not be more different, and yes, even at three months old I can already tell that Reagan has his own little personality. What's kind of funny, though, is that all three of them fit their birth-order stereotypes to a T. :)

Fun at home

Our firstborn baby is super outgoing and friendly and loves to steal the show. Evelyn doesn't mind being the center of attention one bit. :) And yet she is (usually) so kind and sweet, and the perfect personality to lead her siblings as big sister. Evelyn shows a lot of patience for her age, particularly when dealing with a little sister who likes to swipe toys. Her vocabulary is off of the charts, and she is one smart cookie - she even teaches me things from time to time! Evelyn thrives on knowing that she has made mommy and daddy happy and is constantly seeking our approval. Yes, Evelyn is a classic firstborn.

Gummy bears :)

And then there is Gracie, our middle child, and what a middle child she is! Grace is our squeaky wheel - the one demanding attention at all times of the day, and if you don't give it to her well...then something WILL be broken, spilled, torn, or lost forever. Haha. She is free-spirited and strong-willed, a personality that is HARD to parent, but I know that I know that she will be successful in whatever she decides to do someday. She is a gorgeous child...really, she's beautiful, but I rarely get to capture that in pictures because she seldom smiles for the camera, usually choosing to run the other way. I get the impression she will be one of those blossoming types when she's older...tom boy one day and breathtaking young lady the next. We'll see. :)

Reagy Bear

Our baby is Reagan, and he is SO the baby (and not just because he's a baby), because he will always be MY baby, haha. He is so smiley and cute and he loves cuddles, which is wonderful after having Gracie baby who didn't ever really like to cuddle at all. (That was torture for me!) He's very laid back, go with the flow, and he does NOT like when I raise my voice to get his sisters' attention. I see that lip start to curl and quiver and then he lets out the most adorable cry I've ever heard. He's a mama's boy already through and through, and he makes the perfect baby of the Robert family!

Snow fun!

Playing at church

January Stats:

Evelyn: Three and a half years old
Favorite toy: Jessie doll
Favorite movie: Brave
Favorite activity: Playing with Austin and John all day long (that's what she said, haha)
Doesn't like: monsters :)

Grace: Two years old
Favorite toy: iPhone
Favorite movie: Cinderella & The Lion King
Favorite activity: climbing, getting into makeup, playing dress up
Doesn't like: bedtime

Reagan: Three months old
Favorite thing: Being carried in the Moby wrap!
Makes him smile: Anytime a family member smiles at him or when big sister Evie comes around - he's really fond of her. :)
Favorite activity: sleeping
Doesn't like: loud noises, riding in the car for too long, his routine being thrown off - Sundays are hard

First Bumbo attempt

John's 5th birthday

Grandma and Grandpa's house

What is home life like at the moment?

Probably the most noticeable difference that this month brought about was a change in our middle child. Grace's vocabulary is expanding super fast right now (seriously, like overnight) and while she still has a temper like no other, her tantrums are getting just a tad shorter and easier to control. If we can get her to use words more I think we'll have a much easier road with our cute and stubborn two year old. Evelyn and Reagan are beginning to form a very special bond. Evie LOVES to entertain her brother, and Reagan gets the biggest kick out of her. Grace likes to sneak Reagan kisses when she thinks no one else is looking...but I see her. :) She loves her brother, too, she just hasn't had much to say these past few months. That's all starting to change, though!

We've been spending the cold January days watching movies, playing dress up, drawing pictures, and eating way too many snacks, haha. We can't wait for warmer weather, but family movie nights and warm blankets are nice, too. :) Overall, we can't complain - things are pretty grand! Looking forward to February!


Heather Rahn said...

So glad you started doing these again!!!

Adrien said...

Thanks, Heather! I thought of you when I was writing this, because you always left such sweet comments! :)

Cassie said...

i missed these too. i love how each one of them is SO different from the other.

tell grace i know about the middle child secret love thing. lol. we have a big heart but we just don't want people to know it.

keep up the good work momma - you have three awesome babies!


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