Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hockey Party!

Graham had a great birthday celebration tonight with some of his best buddies and his favorite sport. Go Hawks!

Birthday Morning!

Happy 3rd Birthday G!

Our big middle man is officially three years old today! He seems so independent these days sleeping in a big beg, wearing undies and confidently going to school that it's hard to believe he's just turning three now. Graham is our wild child with high energy, an inability to use a whisper and a constant bounce in his step. His love of sports goes deep, with many days spent dressed as either a "hockey guy" or a "soccer guy." He runs around the house often shouting, "Come On Boys!" - which both refers to his imaginary sport friends or his older boy cousins. With the help of his sister, Graham does a great job playing board games, playing house/store, and reading books.  He's superb when it comes to cleaning up and helping set the table. He loves to entertain Quinn with loud dances and songs. Most of all, Graham loves to play outside with his bike, scooter and helping Daddy with yard work. He has his share of epic tantrums, but Mama's hoping to leave those behind with the twos. Overall, Graham is a delight and very funny little guy.  We love you G!

Height: 38.98 in (85th percentile)
Weight: 34 lbs (74th percentile)
BMI: 15.74 (40th percentile)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Moms Night at FUNS

Liv and I got to have a special night together in her classroom which is currently learning about the Wild West! 

Liv's answers were generally pretty correct.  Glad I wasn't the mom whose child thought she was 75 years old and favorite food was "cocktails."

And while the girls were out, the boys had "boys night."


Graham's 3rd Birthday Interview

It's officially birthday week in the Elsener house!  Here's Graham's 3rd birthday interview as we gear up for his big hockey birthday party….

  • Breakfast -- cheerios and I love pancakes
  • Vegetable -- donuts
  • Drink -- orange juice
  • Lunch - orange juice
  • Dinner - pizza
  • Toy -- all hockey toys
  • TV Show -- The Incredibles
  • Game -- hockey
  • Book -- Superman
  • Holiday - Easter
  • Animal -- Bunny rabbit
  • Color - orange
  • Thing to do at school - play with baby toys
What do you want for your birthday? baseball guys and hockey stuff

What do you love about each person in our family?
  • Dad: I want to give Dad hugs.
  • Mom: I want to give Mom hugs.
  • Olivia: I love to play with her.
  • Quinn: I love to make Quinn laugh.
  • Penny: I like Penny's bed.
Where would you like to go on vacation this year?  Nana's vacation in Florida.

What are some of your wishes for this year? I like three.

What makes you happy? You (mommy). Livie too. I like hockey stuff.

How old is your mom? 4

How tall is your mom? 6

What does Dad do for a job? Work.

What is Dad's favorite thing to do? Play hockey with me.

What is Mom's favorite food? Cheerios.  

What do you and Mom do together? Play hockey.

What makes you sad? My toys when they get taken away from me.

What is Dad’s favorite food? Orange juice.

What does our family like to do together? Play hockey.

What are you going to be when you grow up? Hockey guy.

Who are you going to marry? Mommy.

Who are your best friends? Pierce. And Livie.

Anything else you want to talk about now that you are three years old? I like hockey stuff.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Six Months Old (already!)

Baby Q is six months old today!  I can hardly believe Quinn is already half-way to one, but he's been the absolute perfect addition to our family.  He really can do no wrong (especially with the two older naughty ones as comparison). Quinn is a content, smiley, happy and easily entertained baby.  He finds Liv and Graham hysterical, loves snuggling with his mama and gives huge toothless grins to his daddy. He just started sleeping through the night the majority of time (knock on wood) and takes 2-3 good naps a day. He adores eating solids and seems pissed when the other kids are snacking and he isn't. I think he's the chubbiest of my babies, but we'll see at his appointment next week. It appears he's skipping the skill of rolling over and going straight to pushing up and crawling.  He's definitely strong as he planks himself up and scoots in reverse all over the house. His hair is growing literally straight up and he continues to be just adorable in every way. We love you Quinnie-pie!
Weight: 19 lbs 8 oz (83rd percentile)
Height: 26.63 in (46th percentile)
Head circumference: 17 1/3 in (62nd percentile)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sit & Play

Baby Q already solo sitting and loving to play with toys. 


Friday, January 9, 2015

First Dentist Appointment

Graham was again our super patient and did excellent at the dentist for the first time. 

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