Britt Monthly Summary: April

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This is Britt’s summary from April!

This month, as I mentioned in Kye’s post, we started having the dogs stay outside during the day. It worked out where the kids also wanted to sleep with them at night. Britt is SO CUTE with Sadie! Sadie has slept with me for the past 14 years so it’s precious to me to pass the torch to Britt πŸ™‚ 

See that white blob on the pillow beside Britt? Yup, Sadie makes herself at home!

Randomly this month Britt had rosy cheeks. At first I thought maybe she had just gotten hot as Kye would often get that rosy look from heat. But it kept lingering and I finally realized it was fifths disease. Once the rash shows up it’s not contagious and it faded quickly and only stayed on her cheeks. Kye got it the next week and his lasted MUCH longer. And it was weird b/c the rash moved. It was on his face then torso then limbs and even ended up on hands before fading away! 

Zach worked on a project in our kitchen this month: he put up back splash! Yay! Britt is SUCH a helper. She loves to help and truly enjoys participating in whatever we’re doing! She has such a kind heart!

She is always the first to ask “how can I help?” and she jumps right in! She helped G-Mama at dinner one night by filling the glasses with ice for everyone!

Britt is becoming more and more independent. She now asks to brush her hair on her own πŸ™‚ 

When she brushes my hair though it’s the best πŸ™‚

Britt may be growing up in a lot of ways, but she is still THE messiest eater! Child comes home from school wearing her snack (and I know her teachers try to encourage clean eating) and is the person in our house that requires the most spray and wash on her laundry prior to washing πŸ™‚ I can just see her on a date someday asking the poor guy for help wiping off her face and hands πŸ˜‰

I always think back to my concerns about Britt’s ability to sit still. She has her daddy’s and g-mama’s energy for SURE but she is so, so good at concentrating and sitting for long periods of time. When she chooses activities they are usually ones that are simple and require sitting. She finally even asks to color and is COLORING rather than scribbling! She’s very heavy handed with her crayons and I remember being the same way. My pictures as a kid were very DARK because I pressed so hard! 

Britt loves reading the same books over and over. Kye is at an age where he doesn’t enjoy the repetition like he did as a smaller child and it’s one of those difficult parts of having multiple children. I don’t let Britt pick the same movie over and over b/c I understand Kye’s frustration with that (because, hello, I sat through Cars about a BILLION times myself when he was that age!) but I do let her choose the same books to read. Books are short and Kye can be patient. We just remind him that we read the same books to him a thousand times too!

Britt is also getting better and better with playing games. I miss out on game time in the evenings due to nursing Tess but I can hear Britt enjoying being part of the fun with Kye and Zach. She’s a great sport and never minds losing πŸ™‚

We are very much in full on hardcore princess dress up mode. Britt loves all things girly and fun and she’s starting to want to look like a princess in more ways than just the dress she has on: she’s asking me to do her HAIR. Yikes. I feel confident in MANY areas of my parenting…but hair? Nope. Not my skill set. I did attempt a french braid for her rapunzel look! haha!

I love all aspects of being a mother. I adore staying home with my children each day. I love the quiet moments spent nursing Tess. And I would be SO honored if my girls grow up wanting to follow in my footsteps. It makes my heart SO happy to see Britt with her baby dolls and hear her mimic the things I do and say with her. She never uses her baby bottles because her babies drink milk from mommy, just like Tess does πŸ™‚ Tell me this is not SO PRECIOUS?!?!? We were both nursing our babies at the same time!

Something I love about Britt is her fun spirit. She’s just naturally hilarious! I will talk like I’m a stuffed animal and she will just talk and talk and interact with the stuffed animal like it’s legit talking. If I stop she’ll ask me to keep going πŸ™‚ 

While she has that fun, silly side…Britt can put on the pout face in a heartbeat. 

More about Britt:

  • She constantly says “told ya” to us even if it doesn’t make any sense to say it
  • Britt goes down for nap at 1 but will resist falling asleep (this has been happening since she weaned from finger sucking!) and typically won’t fall asleep until closer to 2
  • Britt gets CRUNK about Tess dropping her sippy off her high chair. She gets mega stern and says “TESS. KEEP IT ON THE TRAY!” I think she likes having someone to get on to πŸ˜‰
  • She doesn’t want Tess touching or playing with her things and will say “no no no Tess” 
  • She’s getting better at eating faster because she’s learned that if she finishes eating, she’ll have more time to play
  • She told me one day “I need my lipstick!!!” it cracked me up and I have no clue where she heard it? I don’t wear lipstick ever and if I do I call it chapstick. Maybe G-Mama?
  • Britt may be a sllllllow eater but omg the girl is the world’s fastest pooper. She is QUICK
  • All of her baby dolls are named Tessley Capri
  • We moved her seat at the dinner table. She was sitting on the end and Kye sits on the bench but now they sit across from each other. It’s been a great move as there have been less bickering issues with some separation between them!
  • Britt is a child who likes to see her siblings get in trouble. She’s always quick to tell me that Tess and Kye need spankings. 
  • Britt’s spankings are most often due to respect issues right now. She struggles with doing what I say. For example. If I say “it’s time to go potty before bed, say yes ma’am” she will instead whine and complain and cry and say “I’m not sleepy.” OR she will make a rude sound and refuse to go to the bathroom. I am just staying consistent and I know she’ll eventually learn that she’s not in charge, mommy is. 
  • G-Mama got her some Frozen panties for Easter and Britt LOVES them. She put on her Elsa panties and said “Yikes! My hiney is frozen!” bahaha
  • Not a day goes by when Britt doesn’t change shoes at least 3 times. I will just randomly see her wearing different shoes. Shoes are her THING (which is interesting as, just like with the lipstick, I personally am not a shoe person. Even prior to my foot issues, I’ve never been into shoes). 
  • Britt loves to be in the mix with everyone and can’t stand to miss out. I’ve been trying to send her to her room more often and use isolation as a discipline tool. Britt is a very emotional person (more so than just “the average girl emotional”) and she will pitch a fit like no one’s business at the drop of a hat. I’m working on sending her straight to her room when she starts pitching the fits. It seems to help her calm down faster. The only issue is she will SCREAM when I send her there which then will wake Tess up if she’s napping. 
  • Britt may have her moments at home but at school her teacher told me she always stays on task, is a great listener and is more reserved! 
  • Britt stopped sleeping with Mimi this month (her sheep). She asked to instead sleep with her baby doll. I guess she’s more of an attachment style, co-sleeping parent πŸ˜‰


Anytime I take any pictures of Tess, Britt wants to have pictures taken of her too. This has been a nice change since usually Britt is my toughest one when it comes to picture taking! Now we just need to work on that camera smile πŸ™‚ 

I took a pic of Tess’s new teeth and Britt wanted one of her teeth too bahaha

My big girl! 

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Britt Monthly Summary – April

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Britt’s summary from April!

Drawing: I really never thought Britt would be nearly as into drawing/coloring/writing as Kye has always been. I know it’s not the norm for kids their ages to enjoy just sitting and writing. I especially know that a child like Britt who is NON STOP MOVING wouldn’t typically like to just sit and draw. But she’s surprised me! She really does enjoy it and will ask (even when Kye’s not home) if she can draw. She always asks “how do you draw a B?” and I tell her “draw a line down” and she says “hmm hmm that’s right” and then I tell her to draw two humps over and she says “hmm hmm that’s right” meanwhile she just scribbles haha. But I guess she thinks she’s following my instructions πŸ˜‰

Motor Skills: Having a second child I don’t think I pay as much attention to her milestones as much as I did Kye. It’s not that I don’t care about her milestones and development, it’s that I really just don’t notice. I can’t remember how old he was when he could do certain things, ya know? But I will say I can def see an improvement in Britt’s fine motor skills. When we made the snack necklaces last summer she couldn’t come close to getting anything on the string…but this year she could do most of the items herself. And she did a great job not eating them until we had completed the necklaces πŸ™‚

Helping: While Britt isn’t AS big into helping as Kye is…she does really enjoy it. It’s interesting to me how kids do naturally fall into the stereotypical gender roles. If you asked Kye if he’d rather help Zach build something or help me cook, he’d choose help build. If you asked Britt the same question she’d for sure say help cook. She LOVES to help me in the kitchen! I’m glad she has shown some interest in helping with the nursery as I think it’s sweet that this baby is so loved by his or her older siblings πŸ˜‰

Britt is still at an age where her helpfulness isn’t really truly helpful. I remember when I had Britt Kye wasn’t truly that helpful until she was about 6 months old (and he was roughly 3 years old). So I am anticipating the same kind of thing when we have Leo since the age difference is the same! The effort is there and I appreciate that she wants to be helpful…but usually it causes me more work! Like how she “helped” take all the laundry baskets to her bathroom…

Sweet Girl: Britt is really starting to enjoy doing sweet things which I am eating up! She loves to play with my hair and I’m so thankful that Kye has taught her this πŸ˜‰

One day Jordan was over and Britt rubbed his feet! I sent Casey this text and told her that Jordan said “this is what women should be doing” haha of course he didn’t really say that but Britt def earned some Uncle Jordan points πŸ˜‰

Lining Up: Another thing I remember about Kye from around this age is how he would take out ALL of his toys and line them all up. Britt is doing that same thing. Child will pull out every toy she can find and put things in lines or little piles everywhere. Super annoying for a pregnant mama to deal with! Thankfully she’s also pretty good about cleaning it all up πŸ˜‰

Appetite: I recently told a friend that a toddler’s appetite is like feast or famine. And it’s so true. Britt will go through a phase where she barely eats anything and then she’ll go through a phase where she can’t get enough. It’s hard to keep up! One morning this month she ate: Β½ banana,2 prunes, a large handful of multigrain cheerios, handful of frozen peas, 2 slices of cheese, handful of raisins mixed with yogurt raisins, blueberries, an entire package of oatmeal and 2 whole graham crackers. No joke. 

She even likes pickles!

School: I am SO glad Britt is starting school in the fall. She really, really wants to go and I know she will be upset that she’s not going to get to go everyday with Kye! She cries many mornings because she wants to go to school and she constantly asks to take her book bag. Which is kinda my fault because when Pottery Barn Kids had their book bags on sale I happened to have a  coupon so I went ahead and let her choose her book bag for school. That only made her MORE hardcore about wanting to go! She LOVED that we went to Chapel with Kye for Wacky Wednesday! She had so much fun and sang all the songs and did all the dances. It was adorable! 

We ran errands after Chapel and she wore all her tacky gear πŸ˜‰ 

Outside: Britt really loves the outdoors. She always has! She’s much more of an “outdoor girl” than I am for sure! She enjoys finding rocks (“cookies”), putting things in her car and pushing it around, and just drinking LOTS of water! 

Dates: Zach and I are trying our best to enjoy one on one time with each kid while it’s still easy to do so. Right now I can take one and he can take one and we both get a solo date! Once Leo arrives it’ll be a little trickier to work out that one on one time with each child. This month Britt and I had a couple really fun adventures together! Anytime we have a Saturday together just us we usually will go shopping and then eat at Chicken Salad Chick. Such girl time!!! 

Zach and Britt also went on a date. I LOVE how seriously he takes it and how he picks out matching outfits for them to wear πŸ™‚ So cute!

Play: Kye and Britt are playing better and better together. They still fight often but not nearly as bad as they used to and I’m able to give them toys, let them enjoy them together, and get things done πŸ™‚ It’s a blessing!!! 

Princess: Britt loves this crown that my niece got for her! She wears it ALL the time and for the first time this month she will say she’s someone other than herself. She is really understanding the concept of pretend. When she wears the crown and we ask her what her princess name is she says “Princess Anna!” It cracks me up how serious she is in this picture about it haha

Public Behavior: I go and do things a LOT more with Britt than I ever did with Kye at this age. Since Kye is in school we can easily run errands and things and when Zach and Kye go golfing, we usually go shop! She does REALLY well out and about and truly ENJOYS it which is so fun! Just like any other toddler though she’ll have her moments and it’s funny how differently I handle public outbursts now with my second kid than with my first. I don’t get embarrassed at all about it and just handle the discipline the way I need to handle it in that moment. I’ve taken her to the bathroom and spanked her, she’s lost privileges etc. But I’m NOT leaving the store. Usually if a fit happens it’s at check out so I just finish checking out and deal with the screaming toddler. It was funny one day at Hobby Lobby she lost it at check out and then saw this rocking horse and was totally pumped and happy about it. Then it was time to leave and she got all upset again about having to leave the horse haha. Somedays you just can’t please a toddler!

Sunglasses: Britt LOVES to wear sunglasses. Which is no surprise since the child is an accessory queen πŸ™‚ It’s so funny b/c she wants to wear them all the time, even inside. If I give her some sunglasses she will wear them ALL DAY. Everywhere we go! It’s too cute!

On this day she even wore the sunglasses to two stores and out to eat for lunch!

Other Things with Britt This Month:

  • One day she woke up from her nap and was saying “I can’t find him! I can’t find him!” I went in and asked who she was looking for and she said “Zurg! I can’t find him!” Then she said “Oh! He’s a Disney World, not in my room!” haha
  • Zach put the kids to bed solo one night because I was out running errands and she started crying after he had tucked her in. He went to check on her and she said “I just love Mommy so much!”
  • At Chick Fil A one morning she couldn’t climb up the steps of the tall playground so I helped push her up. Then she figured it out on her own and got better and better each time she attempted it. Another kid had seen all this and said “Man! That little girl is even faster than me now!”
  • We are at a really great place with Britt’s ability to obey. She rarely requires spankings anymore which is SUCH a blessing!
  • Here’s a video of Britt trying on my new shoes and seeing if they fit her πŸ˜‰
  • I LOVE Britt’s little voice and her excitement. So I tried to take several videos this month because I know her sweet little way of saying things will change SO FAST! Here’s a video of her talking about how much she loves crocodiles (her fav animal!) and here is one of her discussing her stuffed animals!
  • Whenever we watch movies Britt get’s really excited about seeing the Disney castle πŸ™‚ Here’s a video of her describing what she’s seeing and another one that shows the excitement a little better! 
  • Britt also really loves to sing! Here’s a video of her being silly and singing, and another of her singing Zippity Do Dah, and another video of her singing “Let It Go”

A few more pics of my cute little girl!

Emily Parker

Hey Y’all, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happiest place and I love making memories as a family together. I’m a big believer in transparency and share all of my real-life moments as a mother of four.

My work has been featured on Today Parenting and Babywise.Life. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

You can read more about our family on my About Me page. Also be sure to follow along with me on Instagram, FacebookΒ and Pinterest!

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1 Comment

  1. Katie1315
    June 21, 2014 / 7:14 pm

    She has the best head of hair I've ever seen on a 2 year old! So pretty!

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