Saturday, October 27, 2012

Appointments and pumpkins

The big girls had their annual check up with Dr K.  Bottom line...they're perfect.  Both of them passed their vision tests with 20/20 vision and they both sailed through their hearing tests.  Livi impressed me so much.  She willingly did every single thing asked of her.  Take off your shoes and step on the scale, check.  Stand against the wall, check.  Cover one eye and tell me what you see, check.  Say "beep" when you hear the beep.  Sit still while I take your blood pressure.  Say "ahhh."  Lie down so I can feel your tummy.  Check, check, check, check.  She was amazing. 
We slowly accomplished everything that needed to be done with just took a little bit more work!!  But that's the personalities of the girls!
Developmentally, they're doing everything a four year old should be able to do.  And of course, they're growing like weeds.  Addi was measured to be 3 feet 4 1/2 inches tall while Livi was measured at 3 feet 5 inches.  And Addi weighed in at 34# 9oz and Livi was 37# 8oz.  Overall, great appointment and no concerns from Dr K.
We finally got around to carving pumpkins.  Last year, they were all excited to do it and the minute the pumpkin was open, they wanted absolutely no part of it!!  This year, we've made some progress.  Livi dove right in.  However, Addi took a little prodding before she finally decided she would give it a try (I'm recognizing a theme here!!). 

They both helped take the top off.
Livi wasted no time getting her hands dirty!!

As you can see, Addi wasn't too sure about it.

Emmi just quietly watched the activity.

Then had some playtime on the floor.

She was laughing at daddy!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Big weekend!!

My sweet first born children turned four years old on Saturday.  Wow.  We had a mini party that evening with just Grandma and Grandpa J.  Then Emmi was baptized on Sunday and the girls' bigger birthday party immediately followed the service.  The whole weekend seemed to fly by in the blink of an eye.  Kind of like the girls' first four years of life...ok, maybe minus those first six chaotic months!!  Haha.

The cupcakes Grandma J made for them.

After the Baptism.

Opening presents.

A feeble attempt at a picture with the birthday girls.

Livi was sooo tired by this point and begging to take a nap.

Addi, on the other hand, wasn't the least bit tired!!
Our sweet peanut in her gown.

Later in the day I took the big girls to the zoo.

Patiently waiting for her third bath attempt to get the baptismal oil out of her hair.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Look at this!!

The above is a picture of 105 containers of stage 2 baby food that was given to us by one of the girls' teachers at daycare.  Her twin nephews decided not long ago that they simply don't like baby food anymore. Can you believe this?  We're so incredibly thankful for the kind gesture.  When the teacher asked me if I'd be interested, I told her that I absolutely would be.  I assumed it was like a dozen containers or so.  Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be as much as it was.  Simply amazing.

The twins are getting more and more excited each day for their big birthday!  Lots and lots of talk every day about turning four years old.  And now that I've finally done some birthday shopping for them, I'm not so panicked about the day.  I still don't like the idea that they're turning four already.  But at least I'm now physically prepared for the day...I don't think I can really emotionally prepare for the fact that my "babies" aren't even toddlers anymore!! They're just kids.  Preschoolers.  Yikes.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Still here, still here

No, we haven't fallen off the face of the earth...not yet anyway.  It just doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day to get everything done that I want to get done.  And of course, by the time we get all the kiddos in bed, I'm pretty much ready for bed myself.

The big girls have become obsessed with their birthday as of late.  It must be someone at daycare that alerted them to the fact that their birthday is just around the corner because it sure wasn't us!!  They have a million and one things to say about their birthday. 

"When it's our birthday, we'll be four."
"After our birthday, Santa will come."
"Do we get to open presents for our birthday?"
"We want candles on our birthday cake."
"Do we get to have a party?"
"Can I have Barbie on my cake?" (Addi)
"Can I have Mickey Mouse on my cake?" (Livi)
"Can our friends come to our party?"

Just eight more days and my little girls will be four years old.  Wow. 

And then there's Emmi.  She's such a peanut.  She recently found her fists.  So she enjoys sucking on them whenever they make it toward her mouth.  Just hoping that she doesn't become a thumb sucker!  We already have one of those whose habit we're having a tough time breaking!!  Emmi has also rolled over a couple times lately.  It's nothing terribly fact, I'm not quite sure if it's a semi-purposeful thing or not.  Or if she just gets her head too far on one side of her body and momentum takes over!

Here's our little girl yesterday at 2 months old.

And a couple bonus pictures from the past few days.

And in case you're wondering why there are very few pictures of the twins...well, they don't sit still long enough for me to take any!!  You can bet there will be birthday pictures though!!