Britt Monthly Summary: March

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The month of March could have easily been called the month of Britt and Mommy time! We had a BUSY month and a LOT of special moments together!

All of my kids have LOVED Wacky Wednesdays at the preschool! Hard to believe it was already time for Britt’s last one. 

I’ve been known to get pretty into it and the staff kinda expects it of me now ha!

Love having Casey as a school mom too now!

Casey and I were the most “Wacky” of all the moms so we had to get up on stage and lead the entire Chapel (whole school) in song. Duh, it was amazing πŸ˜‰ 

Britt also had her Muffins with Mom this month. Last year I was in Cali with Z and missed it which broke my HEART so I was super, super happy to be able to attend this year with her!

Britt is VERY into us matching. I know I need to bite the bullet and purchase some mother-daughter matching clothes for us but, man, they are so pricey and usually not my style. I had a plain black tunic I paired with a fancy necklace and thought we matched pretty close! She was THRILLED. 

All of the moms were treated to such a special morning! They had fancy tables set up with all the goodies our kids made for us πŸ™‚

Always my FAVORITE part of Muffins with Mom πŸ™‚ 

We did a little craft together (#1 Mom keychain)

And had fun in the photo booth!

Can you even? πŸ˜‰

We had a wonderful time together. Britt SHINES with one on one time and really just was so proud to have me with her at school. It was so sweet and I will be SO SAD when all my Muffins with Mom days come to an end!

I got to visit Chapel again on another Wednesday to hear Britt’s class sing and for her to get to say her favorite memory of Chapel from this year:

Song

Fav Thing

After Chapel we had a field trip to CICI’s! 

This makes me laugh b/c sometimes my smile struggles and I make this EXACT face haha

YUM!

We love us some CiCi’s. So cheap and have you HAD those cinnamon rolls?!?!

Even though we had a good bit of quality time together this month, every girl knows you can never have too much girl time πŸ˜‰ So we had a coffee and cake pops date!

Sweetest thing EVER!

I love how we can just sit and talk and enjoy each other!

(and I love that she still thinks hot choc is “coffee”)

We also attended a baby shower this month for Baby Baylor (and Mama Morgan). It was more great girl time and Britt loves to attend these types of events. She loves getting dressed up and helping the mommy-to-be with her gifts. Britt also has a new love for decor that I didn’t know she was interested in! The shower was hosted by Julie and was at her beautiful new home. Britt was ALL about it! 

Spring school pics! This girl is growing up FAST

I love when I can spy on her on the playground from the car pick up line πŸ˜‰

She loves looking over her school work each day…especially because she has gotten a good behavior sticker EVERY day this ENTIRE year so far!

One of her reading books this month had a great title πŸ˜‰

Check out that great handwriting!

Big girl status! She loves getting to pick out her own outfits πŸ™‚

Even though in SO MANY ways Britt is VERY ready for kindergarten I’m worried about how she will do without naps. She still sleeps from 1-430ish every single day. She is my sleep loving girl!

Britt finished out swim this month! She is SUCH a strong swimmer. I think our plan is to work with her over the summer then discuss if she’d like to switch over to competitive swim rather than gymnastics. We’ll see! 

Swim may be her “sport” but she just LOVES gymnastics so much so, of course, we’ll stick with it if that’s what she’d rather do!

Britt is also in a big “art” stage right now. She’s all about crafts and coloring!

Sometimes the end results are a little freaky haha

She is loving playing Clue Jr! She is my partner and does a great job keeping track of everything so we can solve the case!

She may be 5. She may be an awesome reader. But she is THE messiest eater!

When she first got her American Girl Doll she was ALL about her but lately Samantha has been “sleeping” all the time. She pulled her out a bit this month though and dressed her in some of Britt’s baby dresses! SO cute!

I also found this jacket that was MINE as a toddler that I’d had packed away and was double surprised to find a note from my mom in the pocket. πŸ™‚

And I found my tooth fairy pillow from childhood too! Britt was thrilled b/c now she’s ready whenever she does lose that first tooth. I had this in my room growing up and it’s the reason why I wanted to name my future children Peanut Butter and Jelly hahaha

Britt loved helping go through baby boy things for Tab!

She is SUCH a good big sister and I can’t wait to see her with a baby!

Videos:

Love this girl with ALL of my HEART!

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Britt Monthly Summary: March

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This post is all about Britt from March:

When Kye was in preschool his FAVORITE day of the year was Wacky Wednesday and Britt loves it too! She was SO PUMPED for it and went ALL OUT. Of course Tess and I had to get in on the fun too πŸ™‚ 

Her school has Chapel on Wednesday mornings and they had a special Wacky Chapel. The girls loved seeing everyone so wacky, especially Mommy. They had a competition among the parents and we had to get up on stage and show off our looks…and guess who won first prize?!?!

The prize: toilet paper, toilet brush and toilet bowl cleaner. Pretty awesome!

Tess and I also visited Britt’s class again this month for her Easter celebration. I was a tad nervous about how it would go down with Tess b/c she LOVES egg hunts. I just brought along some of our own eggs for her to find and it went well. They had each student have a certain number/letter that they had to find and they could only pick up the eggs with their special marking on it. It def made the hunt last WAY longer but it was also super tough b/c they had to look at every egg to find theirs! 

Big girl!

Britt has been talking about wanting her hair cut. Her hair grows SO FAST. She keeps saying she wants it “as short as Mommy’s” but going that short made me nervous. I’m just not quite ready for that yet (although after a few months I think I’m cool with it b/c I’ve adjusted to her shorter look!). 

I sent this to Zach and he said “where is the after picture?” haha! It IS shorter though!!!

At 4 years old I often think Britt could still benefit from wearing a bib. Child is just a messy eater. We have been using sippy cups (straw kind) with her still at meals and thought we’d try letting her use a legit cup this month. After a few weeks and a LOT of spills we decided to go back to the lid and we will try it again when she turns 5 πŸ˜‰

Britt rocked out at swim this month (post to come!)

Britt really really loves school and especially her friends at school. I see how the friends follow her lead and I want for her to have the confidence to be a strong, godly leader to her peers. I love our times in the car waiting for drop off. She’s so precious and silly and just cute!

Britt lead the prayer at Chapel! I wasn’t there but am thankful for the pics a friend sent!

She was SO proud of her BB8 drawings for Kye’s birthday!

Anytime Zach goes out of town Britt says “YAY MAC AND CHEESE” haha! We only eat Kraft Mac and Cheese when he travels b/c he doesn’t like it and because it’s super easy for “solo mom nights” πŸ˜‰

Britt makes the silliest faces and it’s so funny to see Tess imitate her!

Britt has started reading a good bit in her bed, which I don’t mind. Some days she doesn’t fall asleep at nap and instead reads. I know Kye started that at this age too and as long as they stay in the bed, are quiet, and resting I don’t care if they are reading! Britt may not be able to read yet but being exposed to books can only have positive results…especially when it’s the Bible!

The page she happened to be reading really spoke to me πŸ™‚

Britt goes through phases with her toys and right now she’s mega into baby dolls. She wants to take her babies everywhere with us and started wanting them at the dinner table. It cracks me up that she RARELY chooses to play with her expensive Bitty Baby doll and instead prefers the cheaper ones she has. Just goes to show that when it comes to kids preferences fancy brand names do not matter

Playing with Mommy’s My Little Ponies!

So pumped for another attic childhood find of mine…more Disney stuffed animals!

Putting on a show with Kye!

Britt LOVES play dough! 

I love her style πŸ˜‰

I remember when Britt was a baby I’d take her outside when she was fussy. She’s still the kid that will ALWAYS  support the idea of outside play. She loves the outdoors! 

She also always asks to go through the car wash πŸ™‚

Kye is really into Legos so, of course, Britt is asking for them as well. I’m not sure if she will really like them or if she’s just wanting them because he has them!

Child has legs for DAYS!

We just recently started chores with both of the kids. I def think Britt is on the lower age range of being able to grasp the concept of earning money. I think we need to have shorter term money saving goals for her to help her stay motivated! Right now the kids are saving to go to see Finding Dory which doesn’t come out until June so it’s just too far away for Britt to have the desire to save for it! Chores are a bit of a struggle with her and I can already see the procrastination tendencies she has! She constantly says “I’ll do my chores tomorrow” haha

More About Britt This Month:

  • Britt is joining in the “Scare Mommy” game and is pretty good at it! I came out of the bathroom and started to get onto her for hanging her book bag on the door handle of our pantry rather than on her hook in the garage and she jumped out and scared me to death! Tricky!!!
  • I recently finished reading Don’t Make Me Count to Three and it’s totally changed my parenting perspective in regards to discipline. I’m working REALLY hard at parenting through the funnel of the Lord and it’s paying off BIG TIME with Britt already. She talks about God a LOT more and strives to please HIM rather than just avoid getting in trouble!

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I’m so thankful to be this sweet, silly, crazy, beautiful girl’s mama!

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Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy 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 Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. I’m also honored to be a member of the Babywise Friendly Blog Network.

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Britt Monthly Summary – March

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This is all the random stuff about Britt from the month of March!

The biggest news of this month was Britt’s decision to wean from her fingers! We spent the whole month really focused on that goal and ended the month by celebrating πŸ™‚ You can read more about the process here! Britt wore a bandaid on one of her fingers as a reminder not to suck…so most of the pics from this month you’ll notice the bandaid πŸ™‚

While I’m SO beyond proud of Britt for this HUGE step of no longer sucking her fingers…it made sleep times an issue. She has always been my best sleeper and my child who LOVES sleep the most. But without her comfort object (her fingers) she started resisting naps and night time sleep and many times I left the room with an upset child. She would always end up falling asleep and it never resulted in any behavior issues, but I hated her not being happy to go to bed anymore and hated how long it started to often take her to fall asleep. Many naps she’d take an hour or more to fall asleep!

Sleeping finger free!

G-Mama gave her a special locket when she stopped sucking her fingers πŸ™‚

On top of her finger issues this month Britt also had the flu. Which is SO random because we got flu shots this year and it’s kinda late in the season for it? On Kye’s birthday Britt was acting totally normal and fine but before bed she sat in Zach’s lap and he said he could just feel heat. We took her temp and she had a 102 fever! That’s the highest temp any of my kids have ever had. She sweat out the fever that night and was acting fine the next morning but I still took her in because we had Kye’s birthday party that weekend! I was shocked when they said flu. They actually at first thought she might have a UTI because she had such a high temp with no other symptoms. Thankfully we must have caught it early because she was totally fine in time for the party and no one else in our family caught it from her!

Britt’s picky eating is getting SO MUCH better! Our “pick a pile” rule is legit! If you need a refresher: at meals I always give Britt some food I know she’ll like and then I also give her whatever is served for the family. I make two piles on her plate of the foods I know she’s less likely to want to eat and tell her she can pick a pile. It’s made meal times a LOT better. And she’s discovering she likes a lot more food than she had thought πŸ™‚

I took all three kids solo to dinner this month (more on that in Tess’s summary post) and Britt was hilarious. We were in line to order food and saw this poster and she started laughing. She said “that man looks SO funny!!!” I asked her what was funny about him. I was expecting her to say his clothes…or the beard…but she said “his glasses!” bahaha

Also random but a couple months ago I mentioned the great Nala debated. I think this clearly settles it. The little one IS Nala like for sure and she looks like the big one so I believe it’s safe to assume big one is NALA πŸ™‚ Boom!

Britt LOVES her nighty! And she often asks to get a picture of her wearing it before bed πŸ™‚ I think I’ve created picture loving little monsters huh? πŸ˜‰


Britt got chosen to get up on the stage during Chapel this month and help lead a song with her friend!

I love baking and cooking with Britt. She’s a great helper and truly enjoys the experience. It makes the “chore” of cooking for the family so much more fun by having her with me!

Since she was a baby Britt’s always been her happiest self outside πŸ™‚ I loved that we had such amazing weather this month that allowed for us to play outdoors and not be freezing but also not yet be burning up!

Sisters problems haha!

Britt LOVES to be pushed in the swing and every time she swings we sing “Let’s Go Fly A Kite!”

She will do anything her brother does πŸ™‚

Britt is the queen of the busted lip. It has happened so many times in her life already that I never panic anymore. I just go run a wash cloth under cold water and have her bite it to make sure her teeth are okay. She has such huge, full lips and then VERY sharp teeth that it’s just a combo asking for a busted lip. Plus, let’s be real, she’s pretty clumsy at times haha!

Britt enjoys playing games and has really started to like our Red Rover Game! It’s a GREAT game for preschoolers and is something they can play on their own. It helps them learn colors and numbers πŸ™‚ 

Britt also LOVES to read. I find her all the time with a stack of books and reading out loud to herself. It makes me SO happy to see!

Britt’s bedtime is between 7:15-7:30. Usually I’m still nursing Tess so Britt will come to give me a kiss and then I’ll go spend some time with her after I’m done nursing. She’s always so eager to give her mama some kisses. 

Britt continues to have her own sense of style…

More about Britt:

  • With it being Kye’s birth month Britt, naturally, wanted a way to make it about her. So all month she talked about how she’s almost 4.
  • I had to reminder her,  a lot, that it was Kye’s special day and not hers. I’ve joked with Zach that I bet she got the flu on purpose to get some attention on her! And I really do legit think a big motivator for her to stop sucking her fingers was because it gave her more of our attention!
  • She is a GREAT swimmer. She can hold her breath across the entire pool so easily. She’s super proud of her swimming abilities
  • Tess was crying at the start of her nap one morning and Britt was sitting outside of Tess’s door singing sweetly “go to sleep close your eyes everything is going to be ok” over and over again very softly. Then when Tess went to sleep Britt took so much pride in it and thought she was the reason
  • She’s doing SO well with first time obedience. I require her to say “yes ma’am” and she’s responding very well to it. She is also doing well when I have her repeat my answer to me. She typically asks things over and over and whines a lot. By saying NO firmly and then when she asks again saying “What was my answer Britt?” its really help minimize the whining issues. 
  • When Kye got his bike at church this month Britt was hilarious. Zach and I both went to see Kye’s bike presentation and it was our first time upstairs with the children’s bible class thing since Britt has moved up there. Anytime they said anything positive about Kye she would interrupt and say something about herself! Child LOVES attention!!! It surprised us and was very funny! But also a good reminder that we need to make sure she understands that everything isn’t always about her all the time πŸ˜‰
  • Britt woke a couple times this month at 1 am to go poop
  • It was raining one afternoon and so we told Britt she could use her umbrella. Then when she went to use it she started crying and got so upset because she didn’t want her umbrella to get wet! She’s the same way with shoes. She never wants them to get dirty!
  • We talked about who the kids want to marry someday and at first Britt said Tess. And then she said Casey. And then she said Jordan πŸ™‚
  • She’s getting really great at coloring! She’s doing SUPER good at coloring in the lines. She’s also very heavy handed with the crayons
  • She reminds me of Zach as she’s always singing a random song
  • It’s so shocking to me how quiet and reserved she is at school! 

Videos:

Me and My Big Girl!

I love that Britt has such a unique and wonderful personality. I love that she’s truly her own person and that she has so many different ways of expressing herself. I’m so blessed to be her mommy!

journeyofphood

Hey Guys, I’m Emily! I’m a stay at home mom and consider parenting to be my passion. Disney is my happy 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 Chronicles of a Babywise Mom. 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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