{Kids Update}

Happy Thursday. We've already had a great couple of days, the weather has been killin' it so we've been outside getting messy and then kids couldn't love it more. I just hope this weather sticks around all next week too!
It's been a few months since I last updated these kiddos so here we go.

{Ryder is 17 months and Miss D is almost 3.5 years old.}

^ This photo cracks me up, it's so "them". Ryder splashing away not caring, Delainey freaking out because her pants got a bit wet.

Delainey 28lbs, Ryder 20lbs.

Well this changes from day to day for our threenager. She is for the most part a good eater. She can put breakfast away real well and would be pretty content eating snack all day. Her favorites include pretty much all fruits, crackers, yogurt drink and love homemade smoothies or "milk shakes" which is a smoothie. ;) She could eat pasta for every meal. She has been doing much better at dinner time and has been finishing what we put on her plate - it's never all that much and all things she likes!

Ryder tucks food away like a champ. There are very few things he doesn't like but he will put them in his mouth many times anyways only to make a ridiculously funny face each time and spit it out. He finishes his meal and then points to his sisters plate wanting more.

Not much has changed here. They go to bed typically around 7pm, Delainey a few minutes after Ryder as she gets another story after our story time together in Ry's room. Delainey can get out of bed when Momo wakes up which is either 6:20am or 7:00am {weekday vs weekend}.

Ryder usually wakes up between 7:00-8:00am on weekends. We almost always have to wake him on weekdays. Ryder still naps morning and afternoon. Lately he's been having really good naps and I typically wake him from those too. Delainey rarely sleeps in the afternoons anymore. I enforce {as does Gramma} quiet time for at least 30 minutes which she does do quite well.

Delainey loves painting, coloring, crafts and baking. She loves snacks, Kitty Cat, Peppa Pig and Daniel Tiger. She is happiest outside as long as it's not cold or windy and is excited for biking season. She loves reading to Ryder and helping me read at bedtime. She is so happy to be back at gymnastics and is always excited to go to preschool. She loves play dates and going to do "something fun". Even if that's going for groceries - she loves grocery shopping. She loves sleepovers at Ma & Pa's, watching bike videos and hikes. She adores dancing, music and Taylor Swift. She requests "Taylor Swift new song" more than once a day and her and Ry have a dance party while she instructs me to be the boy {Zayn} and she is Taylor Swift. She often wears her bossy pants and likes things just so - meaning her way or the highway.

Ryder loves Delainey. And playing and doing whatever Delainey is doing. He loves hockey, hockey sticks and balls. When he wakes up every morning he points to his toy box and says ball. He loves dancing to bike videos and wants to ride a bike SO badly. We are on the hunt for a helmet cause he can walk with D's bike he just isn't all enough. This summer we will have 2 kids on bikes I think! Ryder too loves eating, snacks and being outside. He loves climbing, exploring, getting messy and making a mess. He is a trouble seeker. He loves sitting on laps and reading books, pulling marker lids off, playing with the vacuum or mop, emptying the toy basket so he can sit in them and still can be found playing in Cruz's water bowl.

Delainey hates when things don't go her way, when something gets wet or dirty that shouldn't be and when Ryder gets too close to something she doesn't want him touching. She can cry on a dime and her moods change just as fast.

Ryder dislikes when he can't do something D is doing. When we say no to something, when it's almost dinner time or when I leave the house.

What's New:
Delainey still loves preschool and "Bemnet" {her little boyfriend Bennett}. She is registered for next year, again for the same 2 days a week. We are going to have her speech assessed in September. We aren't concerned about her expressive or receptive speech, it's only the clarity as she talks a mile a minute and it isn't super clear to those who aren't around her a lot. I know she is only 3 but after all my years working in my field I am very strong believer of early intervention so even though I know she would only qualify for the 2 years of mild/moderate funding I want to access that early if needed.

She is registered for her first solo swimming lessons for 2 weeks every morning at the beginning of July. I think this will be really good for her.

Coloring skills are pretty great. She is starting to draw happy faces and our family which is pretty much the cutest thing ever. She knows a lot of letters and will print a D as long as I don't ask her to.

Gymnastics is one of her favorite things and she's a pretty good little gymnast.

She's wearing mainly 2T-3T clothes. She is growing out of 3T leggings in length so we are ready for capri and shorts season.

Ryder has 12 teeth. He also went to the dentist for the first time.

Ryder is still in size 3 Kirkland diapers and wears mainly 12-18 month clothes but I have transferred some of Delainey's 2T tees into Ryder's closet. And when it comes to shorts weather he will still fit into last summers 6 month ones!

He is SO chatty these days. He copies so much of what Delainey or we say and it's getting pretty clear. He has 20 + words that we understand within context.

He gives the best hugs, kisses and cuddles.

It's so fun watching them play together and really love on each other. As soon as Delainey is lying on the ground Ryder takes that to mean he should lay on top of her. Then the giggles starts. I love it. They are such a fun age together.

I obviously could go on and on about them and I am sure I am forgetting a thousand things but that's an update for now. They are pretty much the greatest and I can't believe I get to keep them. :)

{Delainey's 17-18 month update HERE - so fun to look back and see the similarities. They were the same weight but D only had 5 teeth! ha}

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Lindsey (a running tale) said...

Awe love this update on the kids! A still wears 18 month leggings - she is so short haha. I think ti is great to have early intervention of any kind adn we have such great resources so why not? I was in speech therapy for most of elementary school and would have much rather done that before school if that was an option then. I like that D prints "D" as long as you don't ask her too...sounds familiar ;)
Sounds like you will have two bike riders this summer! I just saw helmets at Mastermind - I forget the brand that are for younger kids, I know with Avery we had a problem finding one for the first two years.
Avery is also 28lbs! Chloe is catching up quick at over 18lbs now - oy. She also out eats her daily.
I swear every 3 year old I know right now goes up and down with eating, I can never guess what A might like that day vs the next so I gave up adn just hope she eats most nights!

Bex said...

Liam is the same with eating. I know for sure he likes mac and cheese and perogies and sausage, but beyond that who the hell knows. One day he'll like something and the next time I go to make it for him, he won't eat it. Kids.....

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

This was fun to read! I love hearing about your kids. And I love that they get along so well (most of the time!). I think you are smart to have her speech assessed early. I think it's best to get intervention early versus waiting for someone to tell you that she could use some help. I say that because one of my nephews kind of struggled with speech and it wasn't really addressed until he was Pre-K and K and I think it sort of impacted his ability to make friends as kids had a bit of a hard time understanding him.

Brie @ A Slice of Brie said...

Aww they are just the cutest! Makes me look forward to Emmy growing up :)

"will draw a D if I don't ask her to" - HAHA! So true. Sully doesn't like to be shown how to do anything! Wants to figure it out on his own, but I've been working on it with him, telling him he has to let me show him new things at least ONCE (ie. trying to play memory - at first he just wanted to do it "his way", whatever that means lol).

Food is always a struggle - some days he loves it, other days, I feel like he eats nothing. He's only 29 pounds, but I think i just make small kids! Emmy is barely on the charts either...much to her doctor's dismay *ugh*. But bonus to being able to wear shorts for more than one season! We have that "problem" too and it's great! Especially for the pieces I just love ;)

Every day swimming lessons sounds great! Especially when you don't have to also be getting in the pool! ;)

Nikki said...

These two are so stinking cute! They look so much alike!