More Stats.

I find this interesting so here are the latest stats. on my kids:

(Will just celebrated his 7th birthday.  Luke just celebrated his fourth birthday.  Olivia just turned 6 months old!)

Starting with the youngest:

Olivia at 6 months: Height: 26 3/8 inches; Weight: 16.14 pounds; Head circumference: 17 1/4 inches

Luke at 6 months: Height: 27 inches; Weight: 19.14 pounds; Head circumference: 18 1/2 inches

Drew at 6 months: Height: 28 inches; Weight: 18.11 pounds; Head circumference: 17 1/2 inches

Will at 6 months: Height: 27 3/4 inches; Weight: 18.12 pounds; Head circumference: 17 3/4 inches

Amy at 6 months: Height: 25 7/8 inches; Weight: 16 pounds

Jonathan at 6 months: Height: 27 inches; Weight: 16 pounds; Head circumference: 18 1/4 inches


Can’t do the four years since we don’t have Luke’s height yet.  Will do soon.


Will at 7 years: Height: 51 1/2 inches; Weight: 63 pounds

Jonathan at 6 3/4 years: Height: 48 1/8 inches

Jonathan at 7 1/4 years: Height: 49 3/4 inches; Weight: 49 pounds


He’s One Tall Boy!

Today, I took Will to the doctor’s for his 6-year checkup.  He just turned 6, in case you were wondering.  He weighed 55.7 pounds and is 49.25 inches tall!  The doctor said if his growth continues, he should be around 6 ft. 3 inches in manhood.  Wow!  I don’t have any growth records for Jonathan or I at these same ages, but I guarantee neither of us were anything close to Will’s height.

Getting Past Poop and Pee

Not to gross you out, but sometimes, I wonder if my day involves anything besides those two items.  Okay, I know it does, but when you are potty-training, it seems that your day just revolves around such subjects.  This morning, I was awakened to the not-delightful news that the carpet had been peed on again.  Another son had an accident that involved the other item getting on his rug and books — wherever he sat or anything he touched.  So, one boy was dumped in the tub.  I scrubbed and scrubbed.  Another boy was given cleaners for the carpet and rags and told to clean.  Tonight, he sleeps in the tub.  We are really trying to stop this peeing all over the place.  If you have been following my past blogs, you’ll see that we are doing everything we know to teach him that he must obey.  Some kids are unbelievable though when it comes to resisting instruction.

In spite of my not-so-happy morning, I am enjoying the sounds of my kids singing songs about Jesus as they happily play.

Time for me to get the van loaded and head out to shop for my sister-in-law’s wedding.  I discovered that my son needs all new dress shoes again.  He is 5 1/2 and wears size 1 1/2!   He really is growing up!

Daddies, Neighbors, Germs

A few recent funnies from Drew are the following:

[I was commenting on how the boys are getting bigger as I put a pair of pajamas on Luke that Drew had worn last year.]  Drew said, “But, we all can’t be daddies.  That would be a lot of daddies.”

Will then said, “We could be neighbors.”

[Will and Drew are both sick.  Will in particular was very sick so I had made a pallet on the floor so he didn’t have to climb down from his bunk bed.]  Drew said, “Will’s not sleeping above me so that the germs don’t float down to me.”

Love to Grow

Tonight as I was chatting with Drew, he asked, “Why are you cuddling with me?”  I said, “Because I love you.”  He said, “Sometimes, I need a lot of love to grow. ”  I asked, “Do you need more love?”  He said, “Yes, I need lots of love so I can grow big like a giant and then jump and make noise and open doors.”

Helping Boys

Our boys are really becoming a bigger help!  The other week, Will and Drew packed our lunches for the local Fair all by themselves.

I have asked Luke to wash his hands.  He will walk over to the stool, turn on the water, and try to reach the soap to wash his hands.  I then come and assist.

Tonight, Drew helped get Luke dressed.   I asked him to try to change Luke into pj’s.  Drew managed to get Luke undressed and his pj bottoms on.  I then helped with the top and changed his diaper.

The boys are growing in other ways too.  Will is now very interested in school work.  He walks around the house, looking for words and then tries to copy them on a sheet of paper.  He does a pretty good job.

He’s Getting So Big!

Luke is really growing in so many ways!  It’s cute to hear him say stuff like, “Come on, guys!  Come on.”  He also says stuff like, “I’m done,” when he’s done eating.

Today he was trying to read a book about a fire engine.  He said, “Go! Go!  Beep. Beep.”

He couldn’t get a magnetic, learning toy to play so he said, “Push,” to us.  It is fun to listen to him communicate more and more.

Luke is also good at putting together train tracks.  He can set up a few feet worth of train tracks all by himself.

He also pretends to count and will repeat some of the numbers with us.

Our little boy is growing up.

Still Growing…

Yesterday at Luke‘s one-year-apt., he measured the following stats.:

25 pounds weight

30 inches height

19 inches head circumference

Here are his brothers’ and Jonathan’s stats. at the same age:


21 pounds 12 ounces

30 1/2 inches

almost 19 inches head circumference


22 pounds 12 ounces

30 inches

almost 19 inches head circumference


22 pounds 4 ounces

30 1/2 inches

18 3/4 inches head circumference

Moving Up

Well, our boys have been moving up in sizes.  Will is mostly wearing 5T now.  He is a very tall boy.  He wears 10 1/2 or 11 shoe sizes.  Drew is now in 3T and wears size 8 shoes.  Luke is in 12-18 mos. clothing and wears a ?size 4 shoe.  Wow!  I also have discovered that Luke needs to move to a size 4 diaper since he keeps having huge blow-outs every day, involving baths and changes of bedding several times a day.