Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Caroline, you are three and a half!

Our sweetest Caroline, you are now three & a half. Time really flies! You are full of energy these days -- always wanting to go play in the backyard or running laps around the living room. You wake up around 8am and are nonstop until bedtime around 8pm. You've given up on the idea of naps. 

In addition to always being on the move, you also talk constantly. Seriously. Unless you're sleeping or eating, chances are you're jabbering about something. Here's a list of your quotes I've been saving on my phone over the past several months... enjoy! 

Caroline: "I'm hungry. I want square cheese!" 
Mom: "The only square cheese we have is pepperjack. It's really spicy." 
C: "I want square cheese. I want square cheese. I WANT SQUARE CHEESE!!!!!"
(Takes a tiny bite)
C: "Eww. It's spicy."

Mom: "Caroline, what do you want to do on your birthday? Want to go to the zoo?"
Caroline: "Will the giraffes have happy birthday cake?"

Caroline: "Aww, my piddle sister!"
Mom: "Piddle?"
C: "Pretty little sister!"

Mom: "Don't pick your nose!"
Caroline: "It's okay, mommy. I can be gentle."

Mom: "What's my name?"
Caroline: "Mommy Grace Hampton" 

(Watching Dad count money in his wallet)
Caroline: "Daddy, I need 10 dollars."
Dad: "What? Why?"
D: "Why do you want 10 dollars?"

Mom: "My stomach hurts."
Caroline: "Oh! Want a bandaid?"
(Runs out of the room to get one)

(After being handed a plate with ham, cheese & some BBQ chips)
"Oh! Nice work, mom!"

Caroline: "Mommy, we have a super big problem!"
Mom: "What's that?"
C: "Chicken nuggets!!!
M: "What about them?"
C: "I NEED some!"

(Play shopping with Reese) 
"Do you need peppers today? You need chocolate cake? You need diapers for your butt, Reese cup?"

Daddy:  "Would you mind giving me a little space, Caroline?
Caroline: "Sure! What's it look like?"

(After realizing the wireless was turned off on the Kindle) 
"I can't watch Barney. He's dead." 

(Takes a sip of root beer)
"Eww! It's spicy coke!" 

"Mom, I just took a big sneeze! In my nose!" 

Caroline: "Mom, I'm the hare & you're the tourist. Let's race!"
Mom: "What city am I visiting?"
C: "Huh?!" 

"No, Reese! Don't eat the palm tree on top of that strawberry. We throw it out!"

Mom: "Does Reese have curly hair?" 
Caroline: "No. She just has a forehead." 

Mom: "Caroline! Santa's coming tonight!!"
Caroline: "Okay. I gotta pee." 

(How you currently say spaghetti)

Caroline: "Mom, are you a grown up?"
Mom: "Yes, I am."
C: "I wanna be a grown up, too!"
M: "You will be someday."
C: "I need to get some grown up clothes. Like a raincoat and.... some glasses."

Caroline: "When I grow up I wanna be a mommy just like you."
Mom: "You can be!"
C: "Yes. I'll be a mommy & you be Caroline. GO TO BED, CAROLINE!" (Says while pointing your finger at me)

(Holding your hand over food that had steam coming off of it)
"It's okay. I'm just touching the hot." 


Some of your favorite things right now: Curious George, Barney, McDonald's Fruit & Yogurt Parfaits, picking up random rocks and leaves outside, talking on the phone with Grammie, jumping on beds, trips to the zoo and children's museum, pizza, coloring (I must hear "can I draw on this?" a dozen times a day), bubble baths with Reese, building towers out of Legos, waking daddy up for work, pineapple milkshakes from Sonic and the song "I Love It" by Icona Pop. 

We are still trying to get your hypothyroidism figured out. Last week your doctor reviewed your most recent lab results and decided to refer us to a specialist. I'm hoping this new doctor will help us find some answers. We've tried adjusting your medicine several times over the past year, but your thyroid levels always end up spiking again. Your daddy and I just really want you to be able to lead a normal life with this disorder. That's the goal. :)

We are headed down to Florida later this week for a little family vacation. I'll try to update with some pictures after we get home! Last time we went in 2012, you were an only child and still pretty little. You were afraid of the sand & not exactly a beach-lover. Well, now you've been talking about the beach nonstop for the past few months, so I'm interested to see how you react this time! It'll also be Reese's first trip to the beach. I'm so excited to make memories with you guys & enjoy a relaxing week!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Caroline's 3rd Birthday Party!

Caroline, we had a lot of fun celebrating your 3rd birthday last month! Your dad and I threw you a milk & cookies themed party.

The party was definitely a big hit! I made 10 different varieties of cookies (okay, 9 - Grammie Arlene brought her famous chocolate chip cookies!) and we had white, chocolate & strawberry milk for everyone.

Lots of your little buddies came to play & join the celebration, along with lots of friends and family! You are definitely one very loved girl! You got tons of great gifts, including coloring books, bubbles, dump trucks, a princess dress, puzzles, your first tricycle and so much more.

In keeping with the party theme, we got you a cookie cake and you absolutely loved it! When you were supposed to blow out the candles you tried to grab the flame instead... which is pretty representative of your personality right now. ;)

You are turning into such a sweet little girl, Caroline! Every single day you say things and do things that just blow my mind. I'll definitely need to do another "Straight From The Mouth of Caroline" post soon. And even though it's hard for me to believe you're already 3-years-old, I'm really excited to see what this next year will bring for you!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Straight Out of The Mouth of Caroline, Part 3

Caroline, you are almost 3-years-old and your personality has just exploded this summer! You're turning into such a sweet, caring, funny, loving little girl. You also have a mean streak too, though -- we struggle everyday with getting you to share your toys with Reese. You love your little sister more than anything in the world -- but you definitely don't want her messing with your stuff. And you are no stranger to temper tantrums either! I would say that you're happy probably 85% of the time and a crying mess the other 15% of the time. You've always been our little drama queen!

You are currently deathly afraid of spiders. Anytime you see a bug (or anything you think is a bug), you yell "AHHH! Scary spider! Daddy!" You absolutely love hotel rooms. You're obsessed bulldozers, back hoes, cranes... anything construction related. You always point them out and get really excited when we're in the car! You love playing games on your Kindle & coloring. Your bath time requires lots of bubbles and a zillion bath toys.

Since my last blog post you were diagnosed with hypothyroidism. If you're reading this as an adult, you probably know everything about your condition -- so I don't need to explain it. But it looks like your doctor has you on the correct dosage of meds right now and your levels are heading in the right direction. I absolutely hate the fact that you're going to have to deal with this the rest of your life -- nobody likes having their blood drawn. Especially a wiggly little toddler that require daddy AND two nurses to hold you down. Sigh.

On to happier stuff... here's a rundown of funny things you've said this summer! It's just a short list. You seriously make me laugh all the time. You are my main source of entertainment these days!

(Checking out daddy's plate)
"Oh. I like shrimp! I gotta eat it!"

Caroline: "I'm so hungry!"
Mommy: "What do you want to eat?"
C: "Water. And a fork."
M: "Is that it?"
C: "And some silverware."

"Look! Two giraffes! It's like... a family."

"Goodnight, Reese Cup. You're my best friend." (you say this all the time now -- it was just incredibly sweet the first time I heard it!)

"Mom, I wanna watch Mickey. I don't wanna watch King Of Queens no more!"

(Drumming on the dining room table)
"I make good moose-kick!" (aka music)

Mommy: "Can you say Nick Lachey?"
Caroline: "Necklace, hey!"

Mommy: "Caroline, you're my best friend."
Caroline: "Yeah, I know. I like Grammie."

(Holding up a cup)
Caroline: "What's this?"
Mommy: "Orange soda."
C: "No, no, no. It's not soda. It's a cup of coke!"

Caroline: "I pooped! I pooped in my diaper!"
Mommy: "You don't have a diaper on."
C: "I pooped in my butt!"

Caroline: "I want a pink bike!"
Mommy: "Okay, we'll see baby."
C: "I'll call Grammie!"

(Carefully examining a blueberry waffle)
"It's blueberries... in toast. Yum!"

(Watching me fold towels - they're stacked up tall on the floor)
"I like your castle, mom!"

Caroline: "I'm petting Reese!"
Mommy: "It's like she's a puppy dog."
C: "She's not a puppy dog, silly. She's my sister!"

"I want watermelon. Wanna cook me some?"

(Caroline laying in her bed naked)
Mommy: "Want some pajamas?"
Caroline: "Nope. I have my belly button."

(After being handed a granola bar)
"I feel better now, mom. I feel happy."

(Talking on a play phone)
Caroline: "Yeah. Yeah. I washed my hands. Mickey's here. Uh-huh. Uh-huh. Ummm... I like watermelon. Basketball poot!" (Basketball poot = basketball hoop)
Mommy: "Who are you talking to?"
C: "Grammie. And Goofy." 

Caroline: "Where did Daddy go?"
Mommy: "He's at work."
C: "He took your car?! We gotta stop him!"

(After being handed a plate with bananas and peanut butter)
"Oh. Bananas. I knew it."
Here are some pictures from over the summer...