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Monday, May 23, 2011

Braelyn's preschool graduation!!

This past week, my little bitty newborn baby adorable 4 year old, Braelyn Grace, graduated from preschool! They had a mini-graduation ceremony and it was so cute! Braelyn did so great this year and we could not be more proud of her!



I will admit, I teared up a little bit. It's hard to believe this years go back so fast but I know she will do awesome in kindergarten next year. She is very smart and a fast learner. I could brag on her forever but I just wanted to share the cute pictures of her preschool graduation :)

Brittyn Hope-3 months old

Alright so I am almost a whole month later on Brittyn's 3 month details.. She will be 4 months on Thursday but ya know.. here is it, better late than never?

Brittyn Hope at 3 months old:
Weighs 13 lbs 13 oz
Eats 5 oz every 3 hours
Sleeps in stretches at night anywhere from 5-7 hours
Only wakes up once at night (or hopefully none!)
Takes a morning nap and afternoon nap
All 3-6 month clothes, she is a big girl :)
Size 2 diapers
Tolerates tummy time only in small doses
Loves to smile and "talk"
Loves her bouncer chair that vibrates
Has made the weirdest change this month in that she now loves to take her pacifiers to sleep.. I looove this!! It's so much easier to put her back to sleep!!
Has to be swaddled to sleep, she loves it (like her big sisters)

Brittyn is still just a sweet little angel! Believe me, she can throw a tantrum but we have had more "passionate babies" in the past so I am counting my blessings!!



Saturday, April 2, 2011

Two months old

On March 26th (Happy's 3rd birthday), Brittyn turned 2 months old!! Here is what she is up to these days..
  • Weighs 12 lbs, 11 oz (95th percentile)
  • 23 inches long (50th percentile)
  • Eats 5 oz every 3 hours
  • Sleeps in stretches at night anywhere from 5-7 hours
  • Slept through the night for the first time on March 28th! WooHoo!
  • Only wakes up once at night (or hopefully none!)
  • Naps off and on during day, no real schedule yet
  • Can barely fit any of her 0-3 clothes anymore, we are pulling out 3-6 month things
  • Size 2 diapers, still a little big but 1's are too small
  • Tolerates tummy time only in small doses
  • Likes us talking to her and looking at our faces.. all you have to do is look at her and she will smile :)
  • Loves her bouncer chair that vibrates
  • Has come a little bit more into her personality. She is a little more demanding then she was at one month but she is still sweet as sugar.. just a girl who knows what she wants! :)
  • Hates her pacifier and the car seat!! She is not one of those babies that loves car rides.. it's torture for her!
  •  Has to be swaddled to sleep, she loves it (like her big sisters)

At her two month check up
She got three shots and was still smiling after.. :)

I can hardly believe Brittyn is already 2 months old! Seems like we were counting down the days till she was born yesterday! We love everything about her and get the most compliments on her hair, LOL!
Happy 2 months old to the littlest Loftin, Brittyn Hope!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy's 3rd Birthday Party!!

I have to admit.. this was one of the most low maintenance birthday parties I have ever thrown. I blame it on the fact that I have a newborn plus a now three year old and a four year old. I'm sleepy, I know that. But I am so blessed. Happy had a great birthday party!! We had lots of sweet friends and family and the weather was perfect!

Shirt from Old Navy, tutu by Aunt Kristie and bow from Etsy seller.

Kisses for her Daddy

 This picture has Happy written alll over it! We love her!
Braelyn, Happy and cousin Alyssa
 Braelyn and Mommy
 Her cake!
 Me and the birthday girl
 Braelyn, Happy and Mama
 Her birthday banner
 We were singing Happy Birthday to her :)
 Happy and some of her fans :)
 Braelyn had to help blow out the candles
 Happy Faith- new glasses
 She ended the day with birthday dinner at Mr Gatti's!
Can't tell you enough how much we love our Happy!! As we were walking out of the zoo from her birthday party she stopped me and said, "Thank you, Mama". What 3 year old is thankful for their birthday party that Mama planned?!? Thank you, Lord, for that grateful heart and that beautiful little girl! We are in love!

Guess who else was there?? This little TWO month old bundle of hair love!!
Brittyn Hope turned 2 months old on the same day Happy turned 3 years old (they are born on Jan 26th and March 26th :) Next post coming.. Brittyn's 2 month update!





Saturday, March 26, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday, Happy Faith!!

3 years old today, God gave us Brylee Faith, our Happy, and I have been grateful every day since. March 26, 2008 is the day I became the mommy of 2 and Braelyn became a big sister! We are still crazy about her!


Happy is my "wild child" and we love it! She is all personality! She loves hugs and kissys, being held and cuddling. She likes Dora and princesses and all things girly and frilly! She wants to wear a dress every day of the week and expresses her dislike for shorts and jeans daily. Happy loves her dress up clothes the best and thinks they are ther perfect attire for going out to dinner, school, pajamas, etc and sometimes I just allow it cause it makes her so happy! I shared a couple posts back but we are so thrilled over her grateful heart. She thanks us for everything (even this week she thanked me for "washing my princess clothes and making them so clean!") and it makes my heart smile! Every piece of clothes or toy she owns is "sooo cute, Mama! Thank you so much, I love it"). She has the sweetest little voice and the best little smile. It's hard to tell her no cause she is just so cute!!

It's no secret that she is slightly very strong willed and will let you know all about it. She is faaaar from "middle child syndrome" and is actually usually the center of attention. She loves her sisters more than anything and is the first to tell you she loves you over and over and over. I'm praying we are channeling that strong willed energy into a woman that will one day make a difference because she has the ability to lead. She is so smart and has the best memory and I am so excited with all she is learning and memorizing these days.

Happy Faith, we love you so much! I am thanking God for the blessing of you every single day. You make your Mama and Daddy so proud!!

We are having her birthday party today.. pics to come soon! :)
(sorry, I had to remove the details of party location for the safety of our family and friends.)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

smile and the world smiles with you..

First smiles.. March 10, 2011


Obsessed.

We have been blessed again with some amazing pictures of our favorite kids from our favorite photographer, Brooke Ogilvie! The kids had a blast running wild in Baird, Texas while Brooke snapped away and sweet Brittyn slept through the entire shoot.
Braelyn- age 4, Brylee- almost 3 and Brittyn- 6 weeks old


Funny that Brooke captures this little moment below cause I am always telling these girls to "stop biting your nails" and "get your hands outta your mouth"! Classic..

My favorite newborn, Brittyn Hope, in all her sweet sleeping, smiling, pretty hair glory :)
If you know Happy Faith.. this picture below just makes sense! Let me just say.. to know her is to love her! She is more attitude and personality than all the 2 year olds in the world! I've said it a million times but she will change the world one day because the world will never change her!! Every word out of her mouth is hilarious and her heart is made of gold. There has never been a more thankful, grateful child! She tells me every little thing she appreciates over and over and over! You can buy her a drink at Sonic and she will spend the rest of the day thanking me for it. Thank you, Lord, for that grateful heart!

 Is there anything more peaceful than a sleeping baby? I think not. Brittyn Hope has filled our hearts with more joy than we ever thought possible! I don't care if you have 20 kids, you are still just as thankful, excited and blessed. She is the perfect addition to our family in her sleepy, sweet spirited way! She is on a mission to prove herself exact opposite of her big sisters and we welcome the challenge. She is paving a new path through our hearts. I'm in love with her!
 Here is my itty bitty comedian again below.. :)
 And finally, pure blessing in my precious firstborn, Braelyn Grace! Braelyn taught me everything I ever needed to know about being a mom! She wears her heart on her sleeve and her emotions run deep. She loves with all she has.. I feel the exact same way. She is giggles and smiles that can quickly turn to tears and back again in less than 5 minutes!! I love her being, seriously, the best big sister ever. I just know she is going to set the example that we will pray her little sisters will follow. I couldn't be more proud to tell people that I am "Braelyn's mom".

 Can I just say there isn't anything more precious than seeing my babies love each other?! Braelyn and Happy think Brittyn is the best thing that ever happened to this world and we think that about all three of them!!
 They are best friends. I look forward to the day Brittyn is running and playing with her big sisters! I'm sure they have plenty of cool things to teach her ;)
 The picture of Braelyn with Brittyn below melts my heart. She is crazy in love with that baby!!




 I let them throw rocks in the air.. anything for a good picture! lol




I am so thankful for each one of these pictures and I can't wait to see the rest Brooke is preparing for us. She has captures my kids personalities and I know I will look back one day and miss these crazy, sweet days of three little babies. Few people in this world would enjoy three kids ages 4 and under and I am loving every second of it (well, ya know, almost every second lol). My heart is full!

Thanks for listening reading my bragging on my little babies!! :) I am obsessed with these 3 kids!