Sunday, July 6, 2008

Happy Birthday, JonZReaTom!

June 20 the kids turned 2!!

What did we do to celebrate? Well, we started off the day by going to the DOCTOR'S OFFICE! Yea!! Jonathan and Zachary had their 2-yr checkup that morning, poor things! Luckily, there were no shots at this checkup, just a finger prick. They both got glowing reports! Sort of. Zachary weighed 27lbs, a good average weight. Tiny Jonathan weighed only 21.5 lbs, a loss of half a lb since 6 months ago. We've been a little concerned about his size lately because he is so obviously smaller than the other three. His height and head circumference measurements were both on track, so that was good. And the blood work from his finger prick came back normal, so that was also good! Molly suggested that we increase his fat intake, and asked if there was a history of thyroid problems in our family. Well, there is, on Jim's side... what else did we do to celebrate our birthday? Took Jonathan to the HOSPITAL!!! Woo-hoo! I took Jonathan to Children's Hospital after the checkup so they could draw some more blood and test him for thyroid problems.

It turns out his thyroid is fine, so probably Jonathan will just be the small one. Or, who knows, he could hit a growth spurt any day now, start eating everything in sight and gain 10 lbs in the next 6 months. You never know!

Surely, THEN we did something fun for our birthday! Well, actually, no, we ate lunch and took a nap.

BUT THEN we got up and did some fun stuff! Here the kids are during the very seconds that they turned 2!

I LOVE being 2! Jonathan

I'm 2? Does that mean I start getting my own way now? Zachary

Mom, is this 4:30 picture really necessary? I'm busy! Reagan

Hey! Did you hear I'm 2?

After playing outside, we went in and played with the brand-new Play-Doh that Aunt Jodie, Uncle Jeff, and our cousins gave us for our birthday. It was the first time the kids had ever played with real Play-Doh! They didn't really know what to do with it, but we managed to have some fun!

Notice the hospital arm bracelet, the envy of his siblings that day!

That was about it for the actual birthday. It might not have been the most fun day ever, but that was okay because the next day was PARTY TIME! Stay tuned!


Jodie said...

so did anybody eat the playdough? glad they enjoyed it :) i can't believe they are so big!

Andria said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday Two Year Olds! Wow!

Molly said...

I realized AFTER you left the office that it was actually their birthday and I didn't even sing them happy birthday :( So glad their party was fun and they are enjoying their pool and swing set! Come on, Jonathan- eat Cheetos and ice cream before bed every night- remind mommy and daddy that Miss Molly said so! I love you guys! Can't wait to see Reagan and Zachary!
Love to all!

The Epps Family said...

Awesome!! And I am also lovin' that you shared outfits with the Steece Quads! Your little ones are so precious! What a blessing!

The Hulett Family said...

Hi. You don't know me, but I found your blog from another blog I read. I saw that one of your boys was smaller at only 21 lbs. My son was also barely over 20 lbs at 2 and is only 28 lbs now at 4 1/2. He has what they call Constitutional Growth Delay. It's nothing serious other than he will grow longer than the average boy. If you have any questions please email me at I would be more than happy to tell you more about it. I just wanted to let you know so many you can ask your dr about it and see if maybe it's something your son has as well. =)p.s. your kiddos are BEAUTIFUL!

Arnold Quads said...

Happy Birthday! i hope you don't mind me sneaking a peak at your blog. Very cute kiddos.