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Maggie at 4.5

Maggie’s half birthday was on April 7th and we celebrated with a colorful cake!  (We’re sitting together on the couch watching the “grownup” Beauty and the Beast while I attempt to write.)

Maggie girl,

at 4.5 (ish) years you:

  • are determined and so enthusiastic
  • are obsessed with using the remotes yourself
  • play with magnatiles, barbies, and babies
  • love to ride your bike everyday
  • want to be with people as much as possible
  • wake me up almost everyday and mostly wait for your clock to turn green first
  • love broccoli
  • are active
  • love treats, TV, and books
  • have finally started to say you are an artist and even that you want to be one when you grow up!
  • have finished your third year of preschool!
  • have grown so tall in the last few months
  • want your hair down
  • are excited about the move
  • put your shoes on the wrong feet most days
  • like to pick out your own outfits of course
  • are excited to play soccer this year
  • are OBSESSED with your baby sister

 

siblings (a delayed post)

(I just came across this draft that i wrote in November 2,  2016 and i dont think ever published! what a gem! also just realized that jackson still wears like all of the shirts he has on in these pictures from 2.5 years ago! )

 

I’ve actually been a little surprised by how quickly I’ve had to remind jackson and maggie to share, get along, etc.  But watching these two siblings is one of my greatest joys.  They adore each other.  I’m excited to get to observe this relationship and watch it grow.  I pray that they would always be great friends as my sisters are for me.  These two – they are the best thing.

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fave photo friday

Jackson had a teacher workday today and it was BEAUTIFUL outside.  I think NCMA might be my favorite place in Raleigh.

2018 in Review

I’ve said for a long time that I don’t really like New Year’s.  I realized that I don’t especially like going out on New Year’s Eve but I LOVE the New Year.  I love thinking of exciting and fresh goals for the year and so far this year I have particularly enjoyed looking back on 2018.  It wasn’t necessarily a significant year for me “goal-wise” but  I did grow and give birth to a third human, so there’s that.  This year will definitely go down in the books as a big one for us.  The year four suttons became five.  Maggie learned to swim and spell her name.  Jackson played basketball and had not one but two casts!  We played in the snow, hiked in the mountains, swam in the ocean, played at the Y, went to parks, painted, read, went to the library, played with our neighbors.  It was a year of baby prep and baby cuddles.

Can’t wait to see how these three grow and surprise us in 2019.

January

Our first glimpse of Baby #3.

 

We enjoyed some snow

February

Maggie and Jackson found out they were having a baby SISTER!

Jackson finished his first basketball season

March

We found out we were having a girl!

 

April

Baby Grew

 

We went to the mountains for spring break with the Craigs and Cormiers.  Our longest trip to the mountain house so far and we had a blast.  We even went to Grandfather Mtn.

Jean’s birthday celebration at the Durham Bulls

May

Mother’s Day

Jackson got his cast taken off!

Father/son backyard Campout

 

 

June

Finished 2nd Grade!

The beach!

July

I celebrated my 33rd birthday when I was 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby!

Baby girl kept growing

Summer fun with the cousins

We got some culture at the art museum

August

Jackson flew to Louisiana with Jean and the cousins!

Last (of many) pool days

Maggie became a ballerina for a day


3rd Grade!

And…..a broken arm

September

Baby Willa arrived at last!

Hurricane sleepover in Durham

October

Daddy’s birthday with all 3 kids!

Maggie Grace turned 4!

Baby Smiles

Jackson got his cast off and learned to change a diaper!

Willa’s Sip N See

Halloween

November

Our boy turned 9!

Willa give us a scare

Thanksgiving in Goldsboro

December

Snow! (and lots of sleet and rain)

 

Christmas!

 

New Year’s Eve Charcuterie and Coloring (and bedtime by 9:30!)

Holiday fun so far

We had a really nice Thanksgiving as a family of 5 (that’s still crazy!)

 

Christmas Tree Farm 2018

Jackson and Maggie were more interested in the s’mores and playing hide and seek amongst the rows of trees than picking out the tree, but we got our first tree as a family of 5 (!).  It smells delightful and I have the perfect view from my favorite spot on the couch.

 

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