The Silly Gilles

Friday, August 26, 2016

Baby Hollie 12 Months- Happy First Birthday

Happy first birthday Hollie Ballie!!

You are such a happy, tough, fun loving, smiley, social, smart, cute, curious, adventurous, agile, did i say cute baby??!?!?  It has been a real joy having you in our family.  Right off the bat you fit right in and life is perfect with you in this family.  We are so glad Heavenly Father sent your sweet spirit to our family.  I feel like just yesterday you were an infant in my arms asleep and then boom I blinked and you are toddling toddler getting into things you shouldn't a being mischievous with your older sisters.

12 Month Stats
17 Lbs (11%)
27.5" Inches tall (petite 5%)
17.52" Noggin (39%)

things you are up to:

  • this past month you broke 2 new teeth (two top) and looks like your other two top are coming thru right now and your bottom two possibly.  you are trying to bite and gnaw at everything
  • you have explored new foods much much more this past month.  you are definitely still not a big solids eater, but you have tried new foods and usually want to try what i am eating.
  • still nurse 6-8 times a day.  i will say "hollie do you want some milk?" and you do your head nod and run into my arms and get at it.  so cute
  • sleep thru the night.  you got some virus while we were in florida and ran a fever for 4 days straight.  it was low grade but still made you wake up at night to nurse and be comforted,
  • you throw out your pacis when i put you to bed at night and get really upset when you then want them.  you have like 4 and you throw them ALL out.  stinker.
  • you are quite the night owl but i am trying to get you on a different sleep schedule now that gracie is in school.  I am trying to transition you to 1 nap in the afternoon hoping for it to be a 3 hour one so you are not super cranky in the evenings. also hoping it makes it so you go to bed earlier like 8 instead of 9-930 like it has been during the summer.
  • you have learned to climb.  you climb up onto chairs, our coffee table.  ma ma and pa pas coffee table and the couches.  its dangerous.  you also climb on my elliptical.
  • you say hi and open your hand way wide and up at the person you are saying hi to.  you also shake your head NO and Yes.
  • you clap when people clap.  you also laugh when others are laughing.
  • give the biggest two front teeth gummy smile when someone smiles at you.
  • like to mess with the dogs.  you squat down and swat them and make them growl. the more they growl the more you like it
  • learning to go down the stairs (go up very easily) if you have access to the rails you will hold onto the rail and step down like a big girl (scary when i caught you doing this but impressed at the same time) if we put you in the middle you will sit down and scoot your butt off and down to next stair.
  • get hugged and squeezed multiple times a day by your sisters but never enjoy it.  you also get knocked over and pumbled by them (usually heidi) but get right back up and don't seem mind or phase you (tough cookie)
  • so fast when you walk that you almost have a mini run going.  you will sometimes trip if going this second gear of yours but doesnt phase you.  you just get right back up and continue on.
  • you are not gaining a lot of weight and you are staying pretty petite.  due to being a very early walker and super active and nurse mostly, you are staying my smallest by over 2 lbs at this age compared to the other two sitsters.  Which they were hardly large for their age.  You will catch up.

 gille girls

i love you so much my hollie ballie.  you are such a sweet sweet little jr :)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Gracie 5!

Where do I begin Gracie girl.  I just love you so stinking much.  You are my first baby, the first gille to make me a mommy, we have a unique and special bond that is undeniable.  Some words to describe you are: fun, silly, thoughtful, happy, caring, motherly, smart, detail oriented, excitable, obedient, witty, friendly, cute and just the total package.

5 Year Old Stats
39 Lbs (oh how you want to be 40 lbs to move to a booster seat) (44%)
3 Feet 7 Inches Tall (59%)


Things you are up to:

  • You are super aware of your surroundings.  You have a superb memory of events and places and things we have done.  You can direct me to the church from our home, to ma ma and pa pas house and recognize and know where we are based on stores and seeing things.  Most kids are oblivious but not you.  You pay attention.
  • Great big sister.  You are truely the ideal biggest sister.  Although you and Heidi fight like the dickens you usually give in and give her what she wants.  You try to play well with her even though being 3 she can be hard to reason with.  You have a bond with baby Hollie that is like non other.  You love that baby so much! You watch out for her.  You play with her and you really just shower her with love and adoration.  It warms my heart to see how loving and caring you are to her.  You will be a great mom one day.
  • You are excellent at riding your bike.  We go on a 2.5 mile bike ride almost every evening.  
  • Love having your neighbor friends over and you usually invite them to eat with us.  Silly girl. So social.
  • You enjoy interacting with people and even adults.  You are very aware when people say their names and often will remember.  You have a knack for remembering names (kind of like your mommy-so proud)
  • favorite foods are noodles and tomato juice, baby doughnuts and kolaches, you also really like blueberry muffins.
  • act like mini mommy and will spit orders out at your dad.  not so proud of that but you like to have my back
  • enjoy tubing behind the boat. you like to go crazy but i dont like you going crazy. you also like stopping at kingwood beach.
  • Always volunteer to say the prayer and consistently blesses "everyone in this whole world" (we dont know where you got that statement from)
  • Always peek to see what your sisters are wearing for PJs and try your darndest to match them.  You do this for daytime clothes too.  Once again pulls at my heart strings.  You are such a mini me in so many ways
  • Often my gopher.  I will ask you to grab something and you always hop right up and go grab it.
  • Getting super good at wii.  you have a winning record in swordplay against adults.  you are tough to beat.  you navigate through the games so easily. its impressive.
  • like watching odd squad.  you are my tv junkie. you also like movies too.
  • You are the healthier eater out of the kiddos (aside from your favorite foods list mentioned above) you like almost all fruits and will eat lots of vegetables.  You are not a big meat eater and dont like drinking milk much but will enjoy nesquick from time to time
  • you are an excellent swimmer.  you got pretty good doing your swim team this year and are really really pool safe.  you dive down for toys and what not with ease and can even do back flips in the water.  the other day we were at the community pool and you saw some much older kids doing front flips off the diving board.  so the next thing i see is you step right up and do and front flip like a boss.  I then asked hey where did you learn that and when did you learn that>?  your response was "i saw those kids doing it so i thought i want to do it"

i love your face.  i love you so much gracie girl.  when you go to kindergarten i will miss having my little buddy around.  you are the best little side kick.  I am so excited for you to go and learn new things at school but at the same time i will miss you terribly and i my heart will ache to see you each day.  I hope you are the sunshine in your class that you are in our family.  Always remember how much you are loved by your Heavenly Father and Jesus and your family.  We love you gracie hope gille.  

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Baby Hollie 11 Months

Hollie ballie you are my sweet sweet baby girl!  I love you so much.  You are super super active and busy.  You get into just about anything you put your mind into and are learning to keep up with the big kids.
 my view most of the days
11 Month Stats
17.5 Lbs
Tall enough to reach into the trash can

What you are up to:
  • you are always moving around.  walking around.  getting into EVERYTHING.
  • you nurse about 7-8 times a day.  although this month you have developed the urge to eat solids you still dont eat much and would rather nurse. 
  • you enjoy snacking on goldfish, yogurt melts, cheeto puffs (cut up), pretzels, ice cream (esp costco) and will occasionally piece on what I am eating. All in all you are not a huge fan.
  • learned to drink water from a bottle.  working on sippy cup.
  • love to dance around with your sisters.  they were spinning around in circles the other day and you went ahead and gave it a go and LOVED it.  you would get dizzy and fall but with the biggest smile on your face you get right back up and spin more.  You also enjoy shaking your head NO when the song by meghan trainor "NO" comes on.  Its silly.  Its super cute.
  • You officially have 2 bottom teeth and just broke thru your first top middle right tooth.  i am sure the other part of the pair is next.
  • curious and super smart.  you grab the tv controller or the wii controller and point it to the tv.  you know whats going on.
  • will say "hi" with a open hand.
  • greet people with both arms up hands wide open big smile and go for the hug (for your daddy, ma ma and pa pa)
  • you stay up later than all the other kids and all have in the past.  your summer bedtime is between 9-930pm.  you still have so much energy to burn off and like to help me eat my nightly popcorn.  
  • take two naps a day.  usually the first one is 1-.1.5 and the second is about 1.5-2 hours.
  • finally have enough hair to put in a bam bam pony but you try to pull it out and dont want it.
  • like the dogs but they dont share the love.  you have not mastered the art of being soft.
  • you can step up onto driveways without falling, step down from stoops, you can spin around, you can go side to side, you can walk backwards, you are quite amazing.
  • enjoy going on the trampoline with gracie and heidi.  you love to walk around and are tough with you get bounced over.  
  • when ourside in this heat you will sweat a lot.  little drips 

steppin' off the stoop

hollie ballie walkin away!

you rarely fuss and are just a happy go lucky little girl.  i love you hollie.  i just wanna kiss your little face all the time.  you are very loved by your sisters and daddy.  can hardly believe you are almost 1.  you are so much fun in such a tiny little body!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Heidi 3!

3 Year Old Stats
32 Lbs (60%)
3 Feet 2.5 Inches Tall (77%) same size as gracie at 3.5
20.2" Ginormous noggin (bigger than gracies right now)

what are you up to:

  • you are growing like a weed.  this past year you have grown and surpassed where Gracie was at 3.5 .
  • over the past year your vocabulary has grown tremendously. you throw less fits now that you can communicate with me better.
  • still love to suck your paci (you call it a "babE") during nap and night time. your teeth come out on top like gracies did and your bottom two are sinking in a bit.  you tell me you will get rid of them when you have bunk beds with gracie....hmmmm not holding my breath.
  • you want everything gracie has.  and i mean EVERYTHING!  there are many many many fights over toys because you think it is "yours"  through all the fighting, you two really do actually love one another and you will miss her so much when she starts school in august.
  • you stick with the older neighborhood kids and gracie.  you dont let your age be a factor.  you sick with them and play right along.  you are one tough kid.
  • you love your little sister but dislike her touching anything you think is yours....which is pretty much
  • you have a very stubborn stubborn personality.  you are resiliant and always have been.  when you put your mind to something you are going to do it.  BUT you have to decide to do it. (ex potty training)  I tried to make you want to but you didnt want to so there was tears.  When you decided that YOU wanted go in the big girl potty YOU DID IT.  and you did it right away and without even having to wear a diaper at night.  Impressive kid.
  • your food staples/requests these days when i ask you what you want to eat are: peanut butter and jelly, noodles and tomatoe juice, cheesy roll up, cheese stick, yogurt, fruit snacks, or apple.  You are quite the carnivore when it comes to eating food and dont eat much vegetables therefore you are pretty constipated
  • like to tease gracie in the car or whenever you can. gracie is sensitive and it really gets to her
  • always say "when i get bigger"
  • you are tough but also squishy and cuddly and love affection.
  • you are the middle child and often dont get the attention you probably want but i do my best to tell you how much i love you everyday-even if you are being a stinker.
  • you LOVE your "class" aka nursery.  you tell me you will miss me so much and give me a hug and kiss and you do the same for gracie and baby hollie and then you are off to class.
  • love riding your bike (with training wheels) you sit in the back of the basket bike on our almost daily bike rides.
  • this may be TMI but because you are a constipated child-you take the biggest poops i have ever seen come out of a tiny bum.  they are bigger than my own...TMI i know.  but dang.  this is something we are working on helping you out because it is uncomfortable for you and has caused UTI.
  • .you love FROZEN.  frozen to you is elsa.  you love anything frozen with elsa on it and will fight and fight whomever to get the frozen item. lol.
  • bedtime song routine request goes like this EVERY night- Popcorn song (pop corn popping on the apricot tree), Sunbeams, Snowman and then I am a child of God with your special mommy rendition verse at the end.  Sometimes you request daddy to do the first 3 after I have done them all.  Spoiled.  You then give me a hug and kiss and say "i will see you when i wake up mommy" and then I tell you "i love you super duper much" and you repeat and ill add pooper much and say again as I walk out and you will call it out at me.  
  • your favorite color is pink.  you love anything pink.  you wanted a pink pony cake for your birthday.  nailed it.
  • you love to play with your new pink pony, you love your dollhouse family-you associate them with our family. you also love barbie
  • you love to play dress up with gracie in her room.  especially wearing the play heels.  you also enjoy going into my closet to steal my heeled shoes and also love to put on mommys perfume and lipstick. 
  • you put toys and nick nacks in purses to hoard them and keep them away from gracie
  • you love to wear grown up necklaces and bracelets
  • love to jump into the water with your floaties and when you go under water and come back up you said "do it aden mommy, do it aden mommy"
  • you love to ride on the tube behind the boat.  at first you were scared but then when you decided you could do it you are super brave and hold on tight with the big girls.  
  • accident prone....pretty much anything and everything possble to injure yourself on you usually do.

heidi ho i am so proud to be your mom! you are resiliant and fun and quite the girl.  I enjoy raising you and hope you know first and foremost you are a child of God and that Heavenly Father loves you very much.  Your dad and I are so lucky you were chosen to join our family.  Love you Heidi Ho

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Baby Hollie 10 Months

Hollie you are now 10 months!

You are such a agile professional walker who is so tiny to be doing all the things you do.  You amaze strangers and when they ask how old you are they are shocked!

16lbs 8oz.

What you are up to:

  • you can walk forward, backward, side step, bump things and keep your balance, pick up many items and carry them around.
  • still not a big fan of solids. i feed you 2-3 times a day in the high chair-cheerios, yogurt melts, veggie straws, cinna sticks,goldfish and have tried the foodmill with spaghetti but you  were not a fan.  You like to have my nightly popcorn with me and try to steal my ice cream if i am having it.  
  • you are an excellent nurser. its what you prefer and eat 8/9ish times in 24 hours
  • you sleep pretty much thru the night.  you had a ear infection and were teething (getting your other bottom tooth) so you had a bad sleeping stint there but all in all you sleep most of the night and occasionally will wake up once for milk and then you fall back asleep.  
  • you take 2 naps a day.  typically one being an hour or so and the other being two.
  • you are quite the mischevious little booger.  if i for one second leave the stair un-gatted you head straight for them and try to get up as fast as you can.
  • you also enjoy messing with the dog water bowl. you splash it around. make a stinkin mess
  • if the bathroom is left open and you notice you grab anything in sight and run into the bathroom and throw them into the toilet. (not a good habit of yours)  i have my hands full!
  • love to dance.  if we put music on you bounce just like your sisters did at your age.  you have rythm
  • enjoy the pool with your sisters.  you are so fair skinned i have to be careful that you dont burn.
  • looks like one of your top teeth is beginning to bulge down.
  • you give open mouth kisses.
  • you have a set of lungs on you. when you want to make yourself known you will make sure everyone hears you.
  • shake your head no...its super cute.  there is this song that we play that says no a lot and you bounce around and shake your head no.
  • if I try to feed you something you dont prefer you make a "ick" sound and spit it out (giving you medicine for your ear infection was a pain-you spit out and got it everywhere!)
you dont sit for long!

you are very loved!

i just adore you

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Hollie 9 Month

Hollie Gille!

You are 9 months and a professional walker.  It is strange to see such a tiny tot walking around like a boss.  You are curious and happy.  You rarely whine about much and go with the are the perfect 3rd child to add to our silly gille mix.

9 Month Stats
16 Lbs (14%) (littlest one of mine yet)
27 Inches (22%)
17.09Inch noggin (35%)
what you are up to:
  • like i said earlier.  9 months and already walking like a pro.  you have yet to even have a bad spill (knock on wood)  when you fall you fall with grace and nothing crazy.  Your dad commented the other night as you were holding two somewhat large car play toys (barbie convertible and pink little tikes van) and walking around with ease carrying them around.  Its crazy how good you really are.  You are careful and very very coordinated.  
  •  you pretty much dislike most solids.  you are a bit bipolar about it.  One night you will eat baby food and then you will turn your nose up to it night after night.  you will occasionally snack on goldfish or yogurt melts but not much.  All in all you like mommy milk and that is it.  Which is fine.  Its just that your mommy messed up her knee and needs to get surgery.  
  • Due to your dislike of solids and early walking you are my smallest baby at 9 months.  just a dainty little thing.
  • Have gotten strep twice now.  You got it back at 6 months and now.  Sad stuff.
  • Say hi adolph hitler style with one hand and arm straight up and go "hiiiii"
  • Enjoy chasing the dogs around the house.  They are not amused.
  • Dislike your car seat.
  • Take two naps-one morning one afternoon.  Typically one is 2 hours the other is 45minutes or so.  You have gotten  in the nasty habit of staying up late.  Partying.  Your sisters too. Its these long summer nights that are throwing me off.
  • Your bottom teeth JUST cut thru. Was hard to tell when you were sick if it was teething or if you were sick.  glad i followed my mommy instincts and took you in
  • if gracie and heidi laugh at something you are doing you will continue to do it and watch for their reaction.
  • say ma ma, ba ba
  • give open mouth kisses.
  • like to clap while you walk
  • you think its funny to come up to me and run/walk away from me. its a fun game for you.silly
  • you dont like your sisters grabbing you. miss independent
  • enjoy chasing the dogs around....they dont so much.  you got bit by max...hence the owy above your lip
  • crawling is a thing of the past.  if you fall you stand right back up.  you also bend down with ease in a very deep deep squat (something your mommy isnt allowed to do with her knee situations) and stand right back up

you are such a happy little girl.  i love you so much. we all love you so much