Britt Monthly Summary: October

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This is Britt’s summary from October!

This month Britt’s class had a Harvest Day! The kids dressed up in farmer type gear and had some cute themed crafts and such. I’m struggle city when it comes to farmer type stuff? My girls don’t even own any cowgirl boots. I’m thankful for this little plaid dress Payton passed down…it’s been used for several farm themed events 😉

Of course all the moms rocked plaid but ONE dad showed up in a plaid shirt and everyone went crazy over it haha

This month Britt started gymnastics! She’s been LOVING gymnastics for awhile now and Zach and I decided it wasn’t just a passing phase and was a worthwhile investment. She goes for an hour a week and truly enjoys it! 

Supporting Sister!

We also put together our Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes this month

Britt is my high sleep needs child. She’s ALWAYS been that way. I’m thankful b/c she’s also my most high energy child too 😉 Even now. at almost 5 years old, I will have to WAKE her from nap. She’ll often sleep from 1- 5!!! 

Britt says when she grows up she wants to be a baker. She plans to be a mommy and to use her baking talents to bless others when they are sick or in need. She is ALL about helping in the kitchen!

The guys went to a football game one night so we had a girls night and had some candy corn ice cream and hot choc!

This girl LOVES some playground time and watching brother at tennis!

School pics 🙂

She always cracks Zach and I up at the things she purchases at the “General Store” at our church with her Bible Bucks! She bought this bell door hanger!

Circling ideas for Christmas!

My messy, messy eater

Britt’s obsessed with this one pair of shoes she has. They must have been a hand me down from someone b/c I don’t see myself buying platforms for my 4 year old haha but she LOVES them and would wear them every single day if I let her!

She’s growing up in a LOT of ways but whew the tears and whining are still a common struggle!

Britt loves loves loves looking like “twins” with Mommy and Tess!

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Well this month Britt said just about the best thing any of my kids could say to me. She told me that when she grows up she wants to be just like me. I asked her why and she said “Because you always keep your promises.” As someone who doesn’t currently have a relationship with my own mother, having my daughter tell me she wants to grow up to be like me means the world. I pray she always looks up to me and that I always give her a positive example that she wants to be like!

When we visited a local nursing home this month all the residents went crazy for Tess. She’s just at that adorable toddler stage. They kept saying how much of a pretty girl Tess was and Britt would interject and add “There is another pretty girl right here too!”

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Britt Monthly Summary: October

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This month she had her first school field trip and we went to Rasin’ Cane! We have visited in the past and really enjoyed it (can’t link to the specific post) and it was a great chance to go back. They have added a good bit since our visit and had a lot of planned activities that were perfect for Britt’s age group!

Is this not the cutest cow ever?!? I’ve never looked at a cow and thought “I want to keep you!” but this cow made me want to take it home!

Britt’s favorite was playing in the corn

Hayride!

Her teachers had everything so well planned and had snack time just at the right moment!

Britt has entered the phase where she cries when leaving, the benefit of having an older child is recognizing what things are phases. Kye is over the crying when we leave places phase so I’m sure Britt will get there eventually too (probably just when Tess starts ha!)

We had a BLAST together!

Britt has gotten really into her school work and LOVES to write and draw. I know I used to worry about Britt’s ability to sit still and work on a task because she’s always on the go but she’s done so well with it and truly enjoys it!

Kye and Britt started playing school together this month which typically has the end result of arguing. Kye gets frustrated that Britt doesn’t know how to read and spell and do math. Basically he expects her to be a fellow first grader. I feel his pain as I was always playing school with my brother and neighborhood kids. I remember my mom explaining to me that kids are in school all day and don’t really want to be in school when they are home too. I try to remind him of that as well 😉 Britt is usually a pretty good sport about it (at least for a little while!). 

One of my goals for Britt is to get her to dress herself. The getting ready process of a girl starts SO YOUNG. It takes forever because she’s so opinionated about every single detail (not that she gets her way, but I still hear about it). She’s def not ready to fully dress herself yet. I mean check out the job she did putting on her jacket after school haha 

Upside down and inside out…I mean that takes effort!

90% of the time Britt is still asleep when Kye gets home from school. She always ask me to wake her up but if you’ve met Britt when she’s woken up before she’s ready then you’ll know why I never, ever wake her to meet him at the bus. Child likes her sleep 😉 But when she is awake she’s SUPER pumped about running out there and always greets him with the biggest hug. Kye is pretty spoiled. Tess is obsessed with seeing him off the bus too and I’m hardcore about always being out there to greet him. I know we are probably making it a rough go for his future wife. Future daughter-in-law I apologize in advance and hope he doesn’t expect you and all your kids to greet him home from work each day in this fashion 😉

Britt loves sitting up front with me in the drop off line to school in the mornings. We get there super early b/c Kye has to be dropped off so early so we spend time together listening to music and I enjoy watching Britt admire herself in the mirror (cough mini-Zach cough). 

Yes, she’s kissing herself haha

Zach is SO great about putting aside quality time with our kids. He not only makes time for our family as a whole but is all about getting to know each of our children as individuals. They are SO lucky to have him as their daddy!!!

Breakfast waffle date!

This was the month that I got cleared from my foot physical therapy and Britt and I had our very first ever race in the yard. It was SO awesome to RUN with my little girl!

For Britt’s third birthday she got her own Power Wheels jeep. She turned 3 in December of 2014. I knew it took Kye awhile to learn how to drive his when he was that age but man Britt took her tiiiiime. She FINALLY tried driving it solo this month and actually realized how fun it is! She may take after her mama as I had zero desire to get my drivers license (and I failed the test the first time…b/c I couldn’t PARK. Not parallel park…just regular park…). 

A couple months ago I took the girls to their first baby shower and Britt had an awesome time! When I had another one to attend I asked if she wanted to come and she was all about it! Not only was it fun having her there, but she made it memorable for everyone. It was a family shower with a LOT of the Parker women (a solid 20 or so), many who I don’t know well and Britt doesn’t know at all. I was very proud of her when she asked to say the prayer and about died when she prayed for God to help her not to have diarrhea. CLASSIC Britt! It was awesome haha

Sweet cousins!

This month we attended the Friday Frolic gymnastics play morning again (I have more pics of our fun on the Family Post from this month!). Britt loved it but it results in some mega issues. She was very rude and disrespectful to me and just didn’t have a happy heart about things. When it was time to go she pitched a big fit and it was a last straw moment for me. We had a BIG talk about her attitude and how we are called to have a happy heart in all that we do. I told her she would NOT get to go back to “gymnastics camp” until she filled up a sticker chart on her “Happy Heart Chart.” She would earn a sticker before nap and again before bedtime each day (so twice a day) if she had a good attitude and a happy heart. The chart I made had 100 spaces to fill…so 50 days worth. Y’all. It took a lotttt longer than 50 days for her to fill it. Britt’s struggle is with her attitude. She’s obedient but struggles with being happy in her obedience. We are hardcore focusing on that with her!

This month Britt got to bring home her class stuffed animal, Hoot. He went with us on our Stone Mountain trip which was really exciting for Britt. It was funny though b/c she didn’t want to bring hoot along to anything we did that weekend. So he hung back at the hotel! 

Britt is becoming SUCH a helper! She is getting better and better at having that servant heart!

Britt got invited to a birthday party for a girl from her class last year. We very, very rarely go to birthday parties. We just are very invested in our time as a family and tend to already have plans when the kids get invited to parties. In this case though it worked where we could be there and I’m so glad we went! We have SO much family that lives near by that my kids parties have a TON of people at them (if anything I struggle with having too many people ha!) but a lot of the families in our community are military with no family around. It really did remind me how blessed we are to live around so many loved ones! 

It was a tea party and Britt got to dress up fancy and bring a baby doll! It was her first ever tea party!

It was so fun and it was so cute how they decorated the plastic silverware to make it fancy and had legit tea!

Zach’s grandfather, Big Daddy, is so precious with our children. He especially has a sweet spot for Britt. We went to their house thing month to eat which I really want to make a priority to do more often. BIG family gatherings are super fun but that quality individual time is really just the best! Big Daddy had Britt stand up on the chair so he could get a good look at her 😉

On our way to Stone Mountain we stopped at a rest stop to go to the potty and I was CRACKING up at Britt’s reactions to hearing other people in other stalls using the bathroom. bahaha

I LOVE having a girly girl! While our daughters won’t be allowed to wear makeup outside the home for a long time I don’t mind them having little girl play makeup. I think it’s adorable and I love watching Britt do it all by herself and how proud she is about it. My sweet girl!

More About Britt:

  • Britt cannot stttttand independent playtime. I’m really hoping to hook her up with some good toys to keep in her room after Christmas to hopefully help her like time in her room more. She gets VERY upset having to be separated. She is just our super extrovert 🙂
  • Britt LOVES to be tickled and always asks for more!
  • She does NOT want to wipe herself when she goes poop b/c “it’s yucky” Um. Do you think it’s less yucky for me to wipe it child?!?!
  • She told me that she doesn’t want to fall in love b/c it “hurts”and she asked me “how do you fall in heart with someone?”
  • Britt likes her pants and sleeves rolled up, she can’t stand feeling the material against her. 
  • She is always constantly ask me to switch songs in the car and then will say “this is my JAM” for the songs she likes
  • She constantly wants to go outside and constantly wants to be with Kye

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My precious, beautiful girl. She has my heart!

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Britt Monthly Summary: October

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Community Helper Day: I was fortunate enough to spend a special day at school with each child this month. Kye had a field trip at the post office and Britt had community helper day! Actually Kye had community helper day as well but Tess wouldn’t drink a bottle for G-Mama so Britt and I had to leave to rush home so I could nurse her. But at least I got to spend some special time with Britt! It was so fun seeing her with her friends and in her classroom setting. I try to really watch my children when I can and see how they act in their school environment. Britt cracked me up because they had circle time and the teacher asked the class what day of the week it was. Britt confidently called out about 3 different days of the week, none of which were correct. It didn’t phase her one bit that she was wrong, she brushed it off and just guessed another day. Each time she seemed SO sure of herself and I was in awe of that confidence! I was always the type of student who held back unless I knew the correct answer. I hope she always stays confident in herself and her abilities, even if it’s not what the teacher is wanting from her 😉 

We got to visit a police officer, ambulance driver and fire man! Britt stuck to my side the entire time. She didn’t have much interest in any of it…she was more excited to have Mommy at school 😉 

The dog could go find a pair of keys that the officer threw into the grass…pretty impressive!

We got to check out where all the “bad guys” sit!

Every year they have this little talking ambulance…it scared several of the kids

The fire truck is always my personal favorite 🙂

The fireman that was there this year was like a LEGIT fireman. Like he belongs on a tv show. He looked the part of what you mentally think a fireman would be like and he totally acted like it too. He was awesome! 

Highlight of the morning for the kids was getting to spray the water hose!

I loved spending quality time with my big girl!

Date with Daddy: When Kye and I had our date together, Zach and Britt got to also have a date. I LOVE how Zach always wants to dress her himself for their dates and he likes to have her get dressed up. It’s adorable. They had a great time and got dinner as well as dessert! 

Activities: Kye has started creating little centers around the house of activities for Britt and I to do. She takes direction from him SO well. He is a little on the bossy side (hello oldest child!) but she plays along well and tends to do whatever he tells her to do. It makes me thankful that he’s such a positive role model for her! She patiently worked on each activity and I had to referee some to make sure Kye wasn’t too tough on her! He assumes she has the same skills and abilities and knowledge that he does and he gets frustrated with her when that’s not the case. I have to remind him a lot that she’s only 2!

Bad Guy: I love when my kids play solo and I’m able to kinda spy on them and listen to what they are doing. I love hearing their little story lines and action sounds. It’s just an adorable thing to me! When I took the kids garage sale shopping Britt picked out this massive, obviously boyish, action figure as her prize. She is hilarious playing with it. I caught her lining up all her princesses and then having the bad guy climb up her wall and attack all of the princesses. If you didn’t look at her you’d totally think it was a little boy destroying his sisters toys!

More About Britt This Month: 

  • Britt is ALWAYS cold. When she was born the umbilical cord was wrapped twice around her neck. She had the lowest apgar score of all three of my kids and it was due to her coloring. Her hands were a purplish color. It’s SUPER interesting to me that she continues to have a tough time staying warm. She can swim in a pool and her lips will turn purple and she will be shivering when the rest of us are fine. She loves layers and will get home from school and put on MORE clothes while Kye walks in the door and always strips down to his underwear 😉
  • FINALLY Britt can get up on the toilet by herself and also WIPE herself! I know she’s not delayed in this area, but when you’re a breastfeeding mama the worst thing to hear is your toddler saying they have to go potty 🙂 So now I don’t have that worry anymore!
  • When I went on Kye’s field trip to the post office one of the girl’s in his class had her mom come and her mom happens to also be one of Britt’s teachers 😉 We talked a bit about Britt and it was so nice to hear such sweet things. Britt is SO wild at home that I’ve always been concerned it’d carry over to the classroom. But it doesn’t! She said Britt has never had a timeout. She said she is very dramatic (not a surprise) and that she often complains about being sleepy. I told her the reason she says she’s sleepy is b/c she wants to suck her fingers and she knows she’s only allowed to in the bed 🙂
  • Kye has to memorize a Bible verse each week for school and Britt, of course, wants to practice too. I’m not sure why but she chose one verse from a random week of his and that’s “her” Bible verse. She never tries to learn his new ones, always the same one! I LOVE her adorable little voice saying it! Here’s a video!
  • Also on the field trip people said to me multiple times how cute Britt is and talked about how all of her outfits are always adorable. It made me feel really good b/c, legit, 90% of Britt’s clothes are used haha. I’m glad I mix and match things well enough to where people can’t tell!
  • Our biggest struggle with Britt right now is meal times. She will sit down at the table and immediately complain and say she’s not hungry or she doesn’t like the food we’ve made, etc. She takes AGES to eat a meal. Makes a huge mess doing it. Gets distracted super easily from eating. We usually have to all get finished and leave the table in order to finally get her to eat. If she has any type of audience she’s more in “put on a show” mode than “eat my dinner” mode. We set a timer and tell her she has to finish X amount of food before the timer goes off. It helps some. Bribery doesn’t even help! If we tell her she can have a dessert she simply says she’d rather not eat than have to eat to get the sweet. We even tried not making her eat anything. She complained that she didn’t like it and wasn’t hungry so we took her dinner plate away and she sat happily while the rest us ate and never complained about being hungry later! t finally made the discovery that giving her two piles of each type of food on her plate works for her. I made two piles of peas, two piles of fruit, two piles of meat etc and then tell her to pick a pile of each to eat. We still often have to set the timer to get her to speed up (and stop entertaining everyone…) but the piles make meal time WAY happier! I just have to double the amounts I give her so I know the piles she eats still equal enough food 🙂

Sweet Sister!

My girl 🙂 

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