Friday, February 21, 2014

LL's 5 Year Old Well-Visit

LL had her 5 year old well-visit the day after her birthday.  When we took Cooper to the doctor for his 18 month well visit, I (thankfully) had the forethought to ask them about LL's shots.  After the disaster that last year's appointment was with shots, I wanted to be prepared for what she was in for.  I was so so shocked when the nurse said she wouldn't be getting any.  She even looked it up in the computer to make sure she wasn't behind on any of them or anything.  

When I came home and told LL that she wouldn't be getting any shots at her appointment, there was so much relief from both of us.  And, other than yearly flu shots, she won't get any more until she's 11!  Woah!  

Of course, the first thing they did at her appointment was her stats. Here's how she's looking this year:

Weight: 42 lbs - 65% (+6lbs from last year)
Height: 44" - 79% (+3 inches from last year)
BMI: 53% (Again, they look for a number between 5-85, so 53 is a great percentage!)

They did a vision and hearing test, and they both went perfectly.  Her vision is 20/20 and her hearing is perfect.

She's hitting all of the milestones that she should be:

  • She can spell her name
  • She can draw a box (??  I thought this was a pretty random milestone)
  • She can draw a person with at least 6 parts (head, arms, ear, etc.)
  • She knows her address (still working on phone number)
  • You can understand her when she speaks (she commented on how she is a fantastic speaker - haha - WE KNOW!)

Even though they didn't have to give her shots, I totally forgot that they would probably prick her toe to check her iron.  Our nurse was fantastic, and she pricked LL without her even knowing.  She fussed a little bit afterwards, but it wasn't anything major.  Her iron levels came back great.

Last year, they measured her strawberry and said that it was 2.5 cm.  She measured it again this year and said it was at 3cm.  So I have no clue if the measurements were off last year or if it grew some again??  Either way, she said that it was completely flat and looks as if it's still in the stages of going away.  Once again, LL let everyone know that she loves her strawberry and doesn't want it to go anywhere.  ;)

Dr. Blache made sure that we've had the good touch/bad touch conversation with her, and LL let her know quickly that it was her pee pee and know one was allowed to touch it - haha.  I guess that answered her questions!

We also talked with her about her allergies.  They're terrible this time of year.  We had been giving her Claritin every morning, but it didn't help a ton.  She gave us a sample of a nose spray and said to try it for about two weeks to see if it helps.  We've been doing it for right at two weeks now and, honestly, we don't see much of a difference from what we saw with the Claritin.  

We also asked her about a booster seat.  She said that she's really able to go into one at any time, and it's basically our call.  We just need to check with our seat and make sure that she's hitting all of the areas that she should with the seat belt, weight, height, etc.  

It was a great appointment, and hopefully she won't see them again until it's time for her flu shot in the fall!


Thursday, February 20, 2014

20 Questions: LL at 5 Years Old

A few years ago, I started asking LL 20 questions on her birthday.  They are the same questions every year, and it's really fun to look back and see how her answers change from year to year.  Here's a look at her answers this year:

1- What is your favorite color?  Blue

2- What is your favorite toy?  Lalaloopsy

3- What is your favorite fruit? strawberries

4- What is your favorite thing to watch on TV? Aristocats (This is so funny to me.  She does watch this sometimes, but not often at all!)

5- What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Spaghetti

6- What is your favorite thing to wear? My Frozen dress (which she got for her birthday but has never worn - haha).

7- What is your favorite game to play? Brave (on LeapPad)

8- What is your favorite snack? Cheetos

9- What is your favorite animal? Cats and Dogs

10- What is your favorite song? All of the Frozen songs

11- What is your favorite book? Can you Give a Pig a Party

12- Who is your best friend? Ansley

13 - What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? Yogurt

14- What is your favorite thing to do outside? Ride my scooter and ride my bike

15- What is your favorite drink? Chocolate milk and white milk

16- What is your favorite holiday? Christmas

17- What do you like to have in bed with you at night to sleep with? My stuffed unicorn and my prits

18- What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner? Spaghetti

19- What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher at Gigi and Poppy's house (This is also a funny answer because 99% of the time she'll tell you that she wants to be an animal doctor)

20- What is your favorite way to wear your hair? Straight

You can see her answers to the questions from last year here.  :)


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

LL's 5th Year

I can not believe that my sweet, first born is 5 years old!  In honor of her birthday, here's a look back at her 5th year of life!


Her 4th Birthday!

She celebrated her birthday with a gymnastics birthday party.


We took our annual trip to the Azalea Festival.

She was so happy to see warmer weather and chances to play outside.

Grammy bought her chicks again!

She went to the Crosspointe Easter Festival.

She and Cooper both got dressed up in spirit for Easter.  :)

We went to Tallahassee for chick pics!

We went to the Bunny Hop at LL's school.

LL had her Easter party at school.

She ended the month with a terrible stomach virus.


She dreamed of warmer weather...

...and got to take our first swim of the year!

She got just more and more beautiful every day.


She enjoyed having "tool time" with Ben at Oma and Opa's.

She got her first big girl nightgown!

She had a blast doing absolutely anything outside.

She loved going to Uncle Bryan's to play with his new puppies.

She got excited about summer swim lessons.  :)

She had her last day of school!

And went to a swim day to celebrate.

We had a picnic in the park for Mother's Day.

She kicked off summer by having a lot of play time at home!


She finished her first chore chart!!

We had a fun day at the movies.

She loved going to Wild Adventures.

She absolutely fell in love with Gigi's new puppy.

She finished up swim lessons.

She got even sweeter as a big sister.

She had a blast at Cooper's first birthday party.


She had a blast celebrating the 4th of July.

We took our annual trip to the fire station.

She started to ask me to straighten her hair occasionally.

She went to an art birthday party for one of her classmates.

We took a trip to Wild Adventures with Ben.


She went to Open House at school and met her new teachers.

She started pre-k 4!

After being on the waiting list for several months, she started gymnastics!

She spent lots of time being silly with her Daddy.

We took a trip to Tybee Island for Ben's birthday.


She took a big trip to Disney World!

She had "donuts for Dads" at school.

She enjoyed beautiful weather outside.


She had a blast at the Honey Bee Festival.

She did great at her third trip to the dentist.

She loved hanging out with her Daddy.

She did a great job picking out pumpkins at the pumpkin patch!

She got better and better at playing pretend (she was a butterfly doctor).

She helped with some Halloween baking.

We went on a field trip with her school.

She loved helping carve pumpkins.

She was the cutest Dalmatian ever for Halloween!


We had family pictures taken for our Christmas cards.

She had her snack week at school and got to bring the class pet home!

She was a great Indian at her Thanksgiving Feast at school.

She enjoyed Thanksgiving at Oma and Opa's.

She loved running on the beach on our trip to St. Augustine.

She loved visiting the Alligator Farm.


She loved helping pick out our Christmas tree at the Christmas Tree Farm.

She did a great job helping us decorate the tree.

She did a great job as a townsperson in her school program!

She played outside when we had some unseasonably warm weather.

She went to a birthday party at The Mix for a classmate at school.

She had a great Christmas.

And she loved playing with all of her new toys.

She also tried smores for the first time!


She moved up to the big girl class in gymnastics.

She spent as much time outside as the weather would allow.

She enjoyed having a fire at Gigi's.

And getting to play with Olive.

She gave out lots of snuggles.

And was a great big sister.

She had an amazing year and I can't wait to see what this next year holds for her!