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Monday, July 24, 2017

Britt Monthly Summary: June 2017

This post is all about Britt from June :)


Last year we were able to start our annual pedicure/manicure outing! I LOVE this tradition and think it'll only get more and more fun as she gets older. We go to the local nail salon and get to pick our colors. I get a full pedicure and she gets a kids package that includes a mani, pedi, and even a special design on her toes. She was SO excited and I loved that special time together. We did talk about next year and we may include Tess in on it depending on how she is at that age. Britt was 4 when we started this tradition and Tess won't quite be 4 just yet so we will see! It's so fun kicking off our beach trip with fresh nails!

Britt struggled finding her colors and ended up doing pink with pink glitter and purple with purple glitter. 



Last year they offered her a glass of Sprite and I told her she could have it if she wanted but she didn't want to try it. Well that's been a BIG regret for her and ALL YEAR she's been pumped for the "special drink" at the nail place! First time trying Sprite and she thought she was so grown. It was precious!



For her toe design she wanted "the heart of tafiti" so I looked up the symbol from Moana and assumed they could make that happen. I mean it's just a basic swirl!


Best part is the leg massage!



Toes with her special design (which looked more like a blob to me but, whatever, she was happy!)


Pretty fingers too!



I love my special time with my big girl!


Britt is so funny about her nails. She is SUPER careful about not messing them up and anytime we'd do anything she'd check her nails and be so happy that they were still there! 


This month Britt came home from gymnastics telling me that her coach said it was time for her to move up to the next class. Honestly? I brushed it aside and assumed that the teacher was just being encouraging. Like she was probably saying "Keep it up and you'll be moving to the next class soon!" or something. Then Zach picked her up and the teacher mentioned it to him too about her moving up! She just started gymnastics in October and started in a 5-7 year old class even though she hadn't quite turned 5 yet. I assumed she'd be in that class for AWHILE. But nope! I got an email from the owner congratulating us on Britt's achievement and when school starts she will be moving up to the intermediate level class which ranges in ages from 5-11 years old! She is SO excited and we are so so proud of her for finding something she loves!

Britt tends to be a bit on the dramatic side of things so a LOT of times I just kinda let her complaints come in one ear and go out the other. But she does frequently complain that her head hurts. This is something my brother and myself as well as my mom struggle with. Headaches are no joke and I know they can be a sign of children needing glasses etc. I did some research and asked her where exactly she is feeling pain and sure enough it's a common area for kids to have headaches. The main thing I found was to make sure she's drinking enough water so I'm trying my best to keep an eye on that and it seems to be helping so far! 

I've blogged a good bit about Kye's Molluscum but Britt's is much worse. She has them ALL over her legs and spots on her face even. You can kinda see some of them in this picture. We are being super hardcore about it and not letting the kids bathe together (or really at all, we just shower off the girls). And are mindful about not sharing towels. And I'm using Zymaderm like crazy but it doesn't really seem to be helping with Britt. I'm so over it! 


We also had our first injury while we were away! Britt scraped her leg pretty paddle on a toy box corner at G-Mama's. Mrs Charlotte took her to the walk-in and hey did a couple stere-strips just to make sure it healed up nicely. I'm nervous if it's going to leave a scar but at the same time it's so high up on her thigh that it's an area that better not be being seen too much anyway ;) 


Britt loves reading and we're working through reading books this summer to keep her on track to school this fall!


Out of all of our children Britt talks about Tab the most. She's always asking questions about adoption and when we will meet him and how everything will go down (basically I rarely have any answers to give her!). She loves helping to organize his room and folded all of our baby blankets (which WHY do I have like 1,000 blankets!?! And omg the amount of SWADDLES!) to put in his room! 


Britt will be going to kindergarten this fall and will be in all day school! EEEEK! Big step! I looked back on my Pottery Barn Kids account and realized I'd already ordered Kye's school stuff at this point in summer so I jumped on it as fast as I could. most of the on sale designs were sold out so I let her choose from what was left. I'm actually super glad we went ahead and got her stuff because I don't love the new patterns? Even the Disney Princess one just isn't my fav? This weird owl with a crown is strange but she likes it and all the colors are cute together! 


Britt found a frog in the pool and we rescued him!



Britt's favorite thing is to SWIM. Child would swim in our pool all day everyday if she could! She LOVES it!!!



I love having a girly girl and before our big nail date we did our own at home ;) 






Britt is a great helper and it's C-RAZY to me that she can reach the counters now...no stool needed! Ahhhh. SLOW DOWN TIME!



Britt also loves to help run errands! Although I don't think she quite knew what she was getting into with going grocery shopping with me ;) 



Britt struggled a bit when Kye went to camp and she LOVES her brother. BUT she was super excited to be able to run around all week in just her panties. She's often envious that Kye doesn't have to wear a shirt so she was thrilled for all the freedom!


At Cooper's party Robyn did cute superhero masks and Britt for some reason didn't want one? She regretted that decision when we got home and Zach helped her make one ;) 


Britt goes through spurts where she will be ALL ABOUT her chores and other times where she dreads doing them. She was not only all about them this particular week but she also finished them all before Wednesday and color coded her check off list ;) 


Britt is super silly and makes us all laugh all the time...how about that Donald Trump hair style?


She has been doing AWESOME at Speech! She loves going and takes it very seriously and always has such a great time :) 


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