Thursday, February 26, 2015

LL's 6 Year Old Well-Visit

The week after her birthday, LL came down with a pretty nasty stomach virus.  She had to miss the Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance and several days of school.  Her 6 year well-visit was originally planned for one afternoon the week after her birthday, but since she was already missing some school, we changed it to one of the days that she was already out of school.  Because I had just missed some days for Disney, I really didn't need to miss anymore.  I'm also having to miss quite a few days in March for a trip Matt and I are going on, so I'm trying to save all the days I can.  Matt just took a late lunch one afternoon and took LL to her appointment solo.

Thankfully, she didn't have to get any shots, but she was already not feeling great, so Matt said she did pretty terrible at the doctor.  She wasn't cooperative and wasn't happy about the whole process.  This is actually the first well-visit that I've ever missed, but I didn't feel too terrible after Matt told me how awful it went.  ;)

Here's a little bit about her visit:

Weight: 46 lbs - 57% (+4 lbs from last year)
Height: 46 1/4" - 69% (+2 1/4" from last year)
BMI: 15.1 - 47% (They look for a number between 5-85 as "normal")

She still is continuing with the trend of her entire life so far - she is long and lean!  Her stats and percentages look great.  She did not cooperate for a hearing test, but she did do her vision test.  She got 20/20 in one eye and 20/30 in the other.

Matt was pretty flustered at this visit, but these are the things he said that they asked about concerning her development:
- Does she know her letters?  (Yes)
-Can she tie her shoes? (No.  But she has been very interested in learning how lately)
-Can she count to 20? (Yes - she can count to 100)
-What is her favorite subject? (She said she forgot - haha)
-Is she active? (Very)
-Does she eat healthy? (Yes)

The PA asked Dr. Blache to come in a look at her strawberry, and Dr. Blache said that it looks great.  She said it's doing exactly what it's supposed to.  It's thinning out, it's very flat, and the space between all of the capillaries is getting bigger (so you're starting to be able to see some normal skin in between).

They also checked her hemoglobin and said that it was fine.  They said she needs to be drinking less than 24 oz of milk a day, which isn't an issue.

We are blessed with a very healthy girl!


Friday, February 20, 2015

20 Questions: LL at 6 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?  pink and blue

2- What is your favorite toy?  Toy giraffe and American girl doll

3- What is your favorite fruit? strawberries and apples

4- What is your favorite thing to watch on TV? Bolt

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

6- What is your favorite thing to wear? Her kitty shirt

7- What is your favorite game to play? Vet cats and dogs (on our iPad)

8- What is your favorite snack? gummies

9- What is your favorite animal? cats and dogs

10- What is your favorite song? Let It Go and 22 (Taylor Swift)

11- What is your favorite book? Pinkilicious and Bibles

12- Who is your best friend? Madeline (from school)

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

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

15- What is your favorite drink? Milk

16- What is your favorite holiday? Summer (ha!)

17- What do you like to have in bed with you at night to sleep with?  Her new puppy

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

19- What do you want to be when you grow up? An animal doctor

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

You can see her answers from the last few years here:
2014 - 5 Years Old
2013 - 4 Years Old
2012 - 3 Years Old


Thursday, February 19, 2015

LL's 6th Year

Lorelai turned 6 at the beginning of February.  Here's a look back at her past year!


She turned 5 years old!

We attempted some pictures in the back yard.

LL and Daddy went to the Father/Daughter Valentine's Dance for the second year in a row.

We had LL's 5th birthday party at Tiny Bubbles.


LL had a blast at our annual trip to the Azalea Festival.

She had her first real sleep-over.

She had so much fun having Ben in town!

The world of dressing-up began.

She went along on her first girl's night with a mani and dinner!

We got a kick-start on spring and planted some flowers on a rainy Sunday.

LL had a blast hunting eggs at the Bunny Hop.


LL enjoyed playing at the park after church when we had a picnic lunch with friends.

She had fun at her class Easter party.

She had a blast hunting Easter eggs at Grammy and Pop's house.

She loved playing with the chicks Grammy and Pop bought.

We did our annual chick pics.  

She continued to be an amazing big sister.

She enjoyed a fun breakfast with Daddy.

LL got her new cat, Lovie!

She had her first gymnastics exhibition!


She had her last day of pre-k!

LL graduated preschool.

She kicked off summer with a bang!

She had a blast doing anything water related.  Even if it was car washing buckets.

She continued to be an amazing big sister.

We had a girl's day before Mommy and Daddy left for Jamaica!


We went and picked blueberries.

She and Daddy spent some one-on-one time fishing.

She loved babysitting Zoe for the summer.

She loved all the activities we fit in during the summer.

LL loved playing outside.

Especially if it had anything to do with water.

LL went on vacation with Grammy and Pop for a few days.

She had fun at VBS with her friends.

She loved to go swimming any chance we got!


We went fishing when Mamaw Lucy was in town.

She had fun at our annual trip to the firestation.

She loved peach ice-cream from a local peach shed.

But I think the 4th of July was her favorite!

We had to get in a lot of early-morning outside time before it got super hot.

And of course - more swimming!

We went to Wild Adventures with friends.

She loved taking a girls-only trip to Atlanta.

She loved eating things from our garden!


Grammy and Pop threw LL a "welcome to Kindergarten" dinner.

We had her open house at school.

She started kindergarten!

She got her first professional hair cut.

And she became so confident after starting school!

I have to soak up how excited she is to be "twinsies" before she doesn't think it's cool anymore.

"What do you mean summer is over??"


She had a blast with Cooper at Kids Dig It.

She looked beautiful for picture day.

She continued to still be the best big sister.


She had a blast at the Honeybee

LL went hunting with Daddy for the first time.

She loved going to the pumpkin patch.

She taught Cooper how to carve a pumpkin!

She was the cutest butterfly I've ever seen!


She went to her first "Go Noles" (FSU) game.

She had fun at her Thanksgiving party at school.

She had a blast spending Thanksgiving in Atlanta!


Lorelai got an award at school!

She got to bring a bear to school for "bear day".

She lost her first tooth!!

She was in Heaven visiting Uncle Bryan's puppies.

She loved doing fireworks for New Years!


We celebrated her birthday at DISNEY WORLD!