Britt Monthly Summary: May

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This is Britt’s summary from May!

Britt is in LOVE with her princess room. She has been so happy up there and keeps it insanely CLEAN and tidy! We’re still working on making her bed (tricky with a bunk) but it’s such a joy to see her so in love with a room her daddy worked so hard on. If you’d like to see more of the room you can view this post! 

Britt cracks us up at how much she enjoys watching herself in the mirror!

Britt is very competitive (those Parker genes are strong!) and loves to play games and WIN. She doesn’t get AS upset as Kye does over losing but she def has her moments. Game time is such a valuable time together. Not only do we have fun, but it’s a great chance for our super-competitive kids to learn how to be good sports: win or lose

Britt won Who Shook Hook!

We got a free game from CFA and Britt loves playing it by herself and it’s great for learning math facts!


She is very thoughtful and is doing SO well with her writing and drawing. 


She had her graduation ceremony and is officially no longer a preschooler!!! Ahhhh!

Britt has gotten to be SUCH a great eater too. She used to take a long time and refuse to eat things and cause issues at meal times but that’s all completely behind us. She’s willing to try new things and shares with us often how much she enjoys what Mommy cooks. It’s SO nice to be out of that phase! She’s typically now the first one finished eating! 

Spoiled at church with a HUGE piece of cake!

We also finally found a FAVORITE yogurt for her (each of my kids have a different yogurt that they eat daily). She LOVES this chocolate mocha!


Britt continues to enjoy gymnastics and had her first meet this month! 


We kicked off summer with lots of crafts…


and reading! We bought this book set to work on throughout summer and through kindergarten to keep her up to speed on her reading skills and she LOVES reading! 



Dressing herself haha

I’m trying to work on teaching my kids to do more things on their own/help more around the house. They already DO help a lot but it’s my job as their mama to make sure they learn all the skills they will need to have when they become adults. And it’s silly for ME to be doing EVERYTHING when I have two older children who are perfectly capable of lending a hand. It’s worth the time and effort to TEACH them as they are always SO proud! 


I saw on my time hop recently from a couple years ago about a rough patch I was having in my parenting with Britt. There are still rocky moments but MAN she’s come SO FAR in SO many areas. I’m so proud of her for working on her attitude and outlook on life and for being more obedient, and for having that Jesus-like heart and attitude. She’s become such a JOY and that is a huge blessing!


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Britt Monthly Summary: May

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This is a summary of Britt’s month of May!

Her class had a little end of the year fiesta so we did our best to dress in theme for the event πŸ™‚

Tess came along with us!

Plain chips is as far as Britt goes with Mexican food!

Whew. Tess WORE ME OUT at this event. Into evvvvverything and was evvvvverywhere. I felt bad b/c I really wasn’t able to give Britt much of my attention. I’m thankful that Tess will have her own class in the fall so hopefully Britt’s and Kye’s events fall when Tess is in school so I can be solo and just focus on them!

Sweet gift from her awesome teacher!

Britt also went to the dentist this month and had a wonderful visit. Her spacing is MUCH better than Kye’s and he said he couldn’t even tell anymore that she used to suck her fingers. No cavities and we’re crossing fingers that her spacing sticks so mmmmmaybe she will have room for her adult teeth and won’t need braces like Kye for sure will!

Britt has started doing SO great with her writing! She filled out this card for Grammie and did such a fabulous job! I spelled the words for her but she wrote them all on her own!

Lots of letter practicing

I love seeing the ways in which our kids are different. I know Kye is very creative but not in a typical creative way, Britt is also creative in a way that isn’t like Kye’s. I thought it was so interesting that she took all the magnatiles and created this layered effect whereas most people who play with them create a building or structure! 

A few years ago my dad and Audrey made me a really neat mirror with tons of little toys from my childhood as the frame. I couldn’t really find a spot in our house to hang it so I kept it in my closet and enjoyed looking at it. Well. It fell and broke (7 years bad luck?!?!) so I took off all the little toys and keep them in a special box in my closet. They are the PERFECT distraction/entertainment for my little girls who LOVE to be up under me while I’m trying to get ready πŸ˜‰ 

At Halloween every year a house in our neighborhood decorates in a really spooky theme and our kids call it the “ghost house.” Britt is obsessed with it and every time we go on a walk she wants to go see the ghost house. On this particular day she was feeling brave and said she wanted to walk up to the ghost house by herself! I’m sure these people are wondering why in the world this random family is so obsessed with their home haha

I found several childhood pictures of mine and pulled them out to show Mrs. Charlotte when she came over because Tess just REALLY favors me. It was so cute b/c Britt kept saying the pics looked just like her πŸ˜‰ She wanted a comparison. She’s def my child, just doesn’t look AS much like me as Tessie!

Britt loves playing babies and being Mommy and loves to pretend that she has babies in her belly πŸ˜‰

We did a night where each big kid got to choose to do whatever they wanted with Mommy. Britt picked playing babies. It was so fun! As a kid I always wanted twins (what was I thinking?) and wanted to name them Peanut Butter and Jelly. Britt thought this was hilarious so of course my babies took those names πŸ˜‰

Britt chose more normal names for her babies: Zoe, Elizabeth and Rain

I LOVED tucking her in that night and seeing her huge smile!

I also love that Britt is such a solid sleeper. Most naps we have to wake her up and she’s always the last one to wake up in the mornings. I know it may become an issue when she’s a teen, but right now I enjoy it πŸ˜‰

More About Britt:

  • This month was tough on all of us for many reasons, and I did see a lot of that weighing heavily on Britt. With the news of Casey and Jordan’s baby, Britt took it the hardest out of our children. She talked about Casey’s baby all the time and prayed for Casey and Jordan constantly. She asked lots of questions and became very concerned over death and dying. Really this was her first experience with death (she was too little to remember Austin passing away) so it was a natural thing for her to wonder about things. I was proud to see her loving heart for Casey and I know that her concerns meant a lot and showed how much she cares!
  • Britt also doesn’t shy away from the icky stuff. She LOVED to ask a ton of questions about Zach’s back surgery. She wanted to see his scar and wasn’t grossed out by any of it at all. 
  • She has stopped enjoying doing her chores. It’s funny b/c Kye is always DONE with his like day 1 but Britt procrastinates like crazy and waits till the last minute to do hers, if she does them at all. I know she’s young to get the whole concept so we don’t push it!
  • She’s finally brushing her hair by herself (except for the back)
  • She’s got quite the imagination! One day she told me she was playing with Jesus and that the little pieces of paper she had were bread. I asked if Jesus made extra bread and she said “No Jesus made them into peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and he even cut the crust off without me telling him I don’t like crust because he just KNEW”

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Britt keeps us all smiling and I’m so thankful she’s my girl! 

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Britt Monthly Summary: May

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This post covers Britt’s month of May!

This month Britt had her first Water Day at school. Kye’s age got to go down HUGE water slides (no parents were allowed) but at Britt’s age they just played in some small pools and had water toys and snacks and fun. I was able to stop by on my way to physical therapy for my foot and see her in action. She has SO many little friends and is just quite the social butterfly! 

The location we used for Tess’s 9 month pics had horses! We were there a little early and the kids loved rolling down the windows, getting out of their car seats, and seeing all the horses! Britt especially enjoyed it πŸ™‚

This month we moved some books into Britt’s bed. She has shelves on the sides of her headboard but we’ve kept them pretty empty until she’s old enough to handle the responsibility. I told her she can read books when she wakes up early from naps or in the morning. For a few days she would read them but then she started to completely forget they were there. She’d wake up from nap and say “oops Mom I forgot about my books!” 

Sidenote but Britt is pretty hardcore about her bed. She insists on keeping it perfectly made at all times. And refuses to move the pillows around to sleep. Often we find her sleeping sitting straight up in the bed to avoid messing it up!

We also often find her like this. Randomly laying in a weird position!

I’ve always talked about how Britt is my mover. She’s my busy body and the one I worry about sitting still. She’s taken longer to be into more stationary things but she’s starting to ask to draw and is getting better and better at it. Her scribbles are turning into circles and lines and she also presses down SO HARD that she will often rip through the paper!

This month we had Britt’s 2nd hair cut. She LOVES all things girly and had so much fun going with me. She’s extremely well behaved and always makes me proud!

Before pics

After pics

She loves it!

More About Britt:

  • Kye and I have always enjoyed bedtime cuddles together. Britt is so silly and wild in bed that we don’t get as much cuddle time together. She’s not into “talking” before bed the way I’m used to with Kye. If I ask her what her favorite thing was that day she usually makes something totally random up or says something from a long time ago. Instead I’ve developed little rituals when I tuck Britt in. They tend to help her transition from “it’s silly time” to “it’s sleep time”
    • We have special kisses. We do “eye kisses”, “nose kisses” and “lip kisses”
    • I also tell her that I love her from her head alllll the way to her toes and from her toes alllll the way to her head and tickle her down and up as I say it. She LOVES this!
  • Britt still takes a long time to fall asleep even though she stopped sucking her fingers two months ago. I def think it’s a long adjustment period for her. However she’s never ONCE sucked her fingers since quitting!
  • I’ve been trying to hard to relate everything through Jesus for her. I explain that we have to be like Jesus in all we do and try to parent to her heart. It’s hard because I think that’s the main thing Britt needs. It’s easier to discipline actions but harder to “discipline” the heart. Britt doesn’t feel guilt or remorse for her actions and that’s something I really want to help train her up to be like the Lord. 
  • Britt cries EVERY SINGLE NAP and NIGHT. Every one. Never fails. When I leave after tucking her in she will cry. It’s sad to end the time with her on such a sour note. She stops within a few minutes but it’s just something I guess she has to do in order to settle for sleep.
  • She asked to try “Tess’s milk” one day (breastmilk) after I pumped so I let her and she liked it
  • The kids started calling Tess “Baby Tod” but Britt somehow changed it up and now calls her “Baby Shoff”
  • She also will call people “silly goofer” and now it’s something we ALL say. It’s one of those family words that just kinda happens and then sticks!
  • Britt took a bath solo and said she missed Tess
  • She calls her painted finger nails “paint nails”
  • She constantly asks me if it’s time for me to feed Tess so she can watch a movie. Man, she’s gonna be sad when I start dropping nursing sessions!

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I love her crazy accessorizing (side note but I was successfully able to sneak that dang junky crown into the TRASH this month!)

Britt wears shoes 24/7. She changes them multiple times a day. She has NEVER worn this particular pair out of the house but has worn them so much at home that she literally wore them out!

Britt can go from happy to miserable in 1 second! It’s a skill πŸ˜‰

Kye’s turning into a photographer…and Britt is his best model πŸ™‚

I love that Britt is now asking to have her picture taken!

Britt still very much ADORES her big brother!

My favorite thing about Britt is that she is BRITT. She is her own unique personality and just has so much spunk and truly draws attention from everyone when she enters a room. You just can’t help but to watch her and smile. She’s precious and hilarious and I’m thankful she’s mine!

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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: May

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Here is everything Britt was up to in May!

Play: Even though I started independent playtime with Britt from an early age…her personality is much different from Kye’s and she is much more of a “people person.” She tends to want to play WITH me all the time or even skip out on playing and instead be doing whatever I’m doing. Cooking? She’s right there to help! Cleaning? hand her a rag! This month though I saw a big change in that which is wonderful timing as I need her to be able to play solo well when the baby comes! 

She is very into puzzles and will sit on the kitchen floor and put them back and get another one out over and over again while I’m cooking or getting other things done. 

She also is now enjoying playing blocks by herself and building lots of towers (and knocking them over of course!)

She LOVES her play camera and walks around the house saying “say cheese!” all the time!

She enjoys setting things up and just observing everything going on around her!

She is also liking to color more and more. I think she’ll do SO great in school and love that she’s getting more into crafts. She will ask to color and will sit for a long time making her projects! She still really loves to take out all the crayons and put them back in the box, but she is coloring more than she used to!

Eating: Kye and Britt have many different tastes when it comes to food which I find interesting. I feed them both the same stuff but I introduced them both to food in different ways. With Kye I did the traditional baby food route and with Britt I did baby led weaning. I wonder if that has anything to do with their food preferences or not? This month I made the kids peanut butter, bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches and they were a winner with them both!

Britt LOVES quesadillas! Kye is not as much of a fan but Britt will eat all of hers and then eat his too!

And of course every kid loves muffins…

and birthday cake πŸ˜‰

Disney World; Britt still remembers so much of our Disney trip. I know often people will say that 2 is too young to take them b/c they won’t remember anything. And while I do think the memories of that specific trip will fade for her, I think the trip started building that love and excitement for Disney and I’m SO ready to take the kids back!!! She turns 3 in Dec so we need to hurry up so she’s free πŸ˜‰

Water Girl: Britt loves to lay down in the water in the tub! She has NO issues with having her face/eyes get wet at all which I am so thankful we did survival swim with our babies! A love for the water is such a great thing!

Big Girl: Being the youngest of all the kids in our family has really made Britt grow up so fast! She loves to hang with the big kids and acts just like them! She can do anything they can do and does a pretty good job of keeping up πŸ™‚

Heart Beat: I think the sweetest thing about Britt from me being pregnant is how much she ADORES hearing the heart beat. I took the kids to more appointments with me than I had planned on…for that specific reason πŸ™‚ She loves hearing the baby’s heart! It’s so sweet!

Random Objects: Kye was never into bringing along toys when we went places but Britt has always liked to have something with her when we are on the go! She will bring the most random things and I don’t mind it, but always limit it to just one or two things and usually end up keeping them in my purse the whole time other than the car rides. One night we went to dinner and she insisted on bringing along a picture of Casey and Jordan! Isn’t that so cute?!?!

Pets: Britt is WAY more in love with our pets than Kye ever has been. I think she probably loves them more than any of our family does at this point πŸ˜‰ The animals love Britt’s big girl bed and she loves having them! She laughs and laughs when they jump up there and loves to be affectionate with them. 

Earrings: I did not have my ears pierced until I was 9 years old. I was old enough to care for the earrings myself and old enough to truly want them. Zach and I both are not fans of the trend of babies getting their ears pierced. We both feel like it’s something that needs to wait until a more appropriate age. I do have GREAT memories of hardcore rocking some stick on earrings as a kid and Britt wore her first pair this month πŸ™‚ I was surprised when I posted this picture on Instagram how many people commented and said they got their daughter’s ears pierced as babies and regretted it! Def made me glad we opted to wait it out!

Mommy Cuddles: Britt has ALWAYS been a “hip baby.” I honestly think the root issue of my foot is from carrying Britt on that hip so often. I think she is more the typical kid whose mom stays home and who is breastfed. I know I always heard that kids with moms who breastfeed and stay at home get mega super attached to their moms…but Kye was never that way. Britt has def made up for it! I literally cannot walk around and carry her anymore (hello baby is in the way!) so we will often sit and have cuddle time together. She would be totally content just to sit in my lap all day if I let her!

Model: I know she’s mine but can this girl get any cuter or whhhat?!?! I love how into clothes she is and how much she loves accessories! She will pick out accessories to match her outfits on a regular basis and will not take them off AT ALL. In fact she’ll get upset when they do fall off haha! I love love love how girly she is and how she is getting more into picture taking πŸ™‚

More From This Month:

  • Britt stayed dry and clean for the first time through the night on May 1st!
  • She also RARELY poops in her diaper during naps/night anymore. I started telling her if she poops in the potty she gets a treat (1 fruit snack) and that totally did the trick!!!
  • On May 5th she woke for the first time in the night from being afraid. She woke up two different times and both times was obviously scared and said she was afraid of the green lights in her room. Zach got some electrical tape and covered them up (they are from her monitor and smoke detector) and it hasn’t been an issue since! I also made sure to take her around the house and show her all the green lights πŸ˜‰
  • I love hearing Britt sing in the car. She will always sing the last word of the sentence in a song and it’s adorable!
  • She knows pretty much all of her colors other than black and orange and CONSTANTLY walks around tells us the colors of everything in sight!
  • I love how she calls Kye “Buddy”
  • Britt and Kye always race to the bathroom and, of course, Kye always beats her. She doesn’t mind it at all and he always yells out “I win!” then she happily shouts “I losed!”
  • Every time we are in the car she asks to hear “wreck it ralph”
  • She can count to 11 on her own!
  • Kye has a memory verse to learn at school each week and Britt learned her first one! You can see it here! (and Kye doing it as well!)
  • Just like how Britt LOVES being with her mommy…she is the same way with Kye! If he goes up to his room this happens every single time!
  • She is also very, very sweet and protective of her brother. Jordan took this video of her comforting Kye when he was pouting over not getting to wrestle! 
  • Britt’s new bed has some built in shelving so I bought a picture frame and a sea horse for it and also put a teddy bear bank from when I was a baby on one of the shelves. Britt is obsessed with these objects and will bring them out of her room to show us over and over again! Here’s a video! Also in this video you can see her recite everyone’s name πŸ™‚
  • Britt is starting to get more and more helpful with things around the house…here’s a video of her putting the dishes away!

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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