Thursday, December 24, 2009

Daddy's Girls

Lexi and Lyla love their Daddy so much and they are truly Daddy's Girls. They love to play with Daddy and the sparkle in their eyes when they see him is remarkable. Sure, they love Mama, but the love they have for Daddy is something special. Daddy is fun and sings silly songs and flies his girls high in the air! Here are some pictures of a lazy Sunday, playing with Daddy.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Happy Chanukah!

This past week, Lexi and Lyla got to celebrate Chanukah! They lit the Chanukah candles and sang along while I said the blessings, but most importantly, they got to open more presents! December is such a big month for these girls, so they are old pros at opening gifts now!

Big Girl Car Seats!

Grandma and Grandpa hooked Lexi and Lyla up with some new carseats this week and boy do they love them! It's a whole new world when you get to face forward and see what Mama and Daddy see! Thank you Grandma and Grandpa!

Inspecting the carseats before installation

Lyla toasting to her new carseat! Cheers!

Lexi thinks her water tastes better in her new carseat

So comfortable, they took their afternoon nap in them!

THE First Birthday Party

On Saturday December 5th, we had Lexi and Lyla's First birthday party. Ironically, one year ago on December 5th, we were all discharged from the hospital and sent home to begin our lives as a family of four. What a treat it was, to be able to celebrate Lexi and Lyla's birthday on this same day! We were so blessed to have a house full of people who came to celebrate these two beautiful little girls' birthday. Thank you so much to everyone who was able to come! We had a great time and hope you all did too. I've been a little behind (clearly visible in my lack of blog posts), and my thank you cards have not been sent out yet, but please know we are all so thankful for all the wonderful gifts that Lexi and Lyla received. I can not say it enough, we are truly blessed by all the love we receive.

And now some pictures!

Bubbie and Mama with the birthday girls

Bubbie and Zayde with the birthday girls

Grandpa and Lyla

The Monkey Cake that Bubbie made

Lexi's smash cake

Lyla's smash cake

Eva, Batya, Ahava, Rebecca, and Lexi playing

One of my oldest and dearest friends, Jill, and her sweet little boy Ryan (in town from New York)

The girls all playing nicely with each other

Sweet little Eva

Lyla can't wait to dig into her presents

We only opened a few presents during the party because there were so many! The girls loved the wrapping paper and cards!

We were so thankful to have so many good helpers!

Here's Lyla treating Aaron to a game of "Where's Lyla?". Aaron is the sweetest big brother and is so good with Lexi and Lyla.

Another one of my oldest and dearest friends, Deena. She had on a cool jacket with zippers and big hoop earrings that are perfect for 1 year olds!

Lexi totally knows what to do with cake!

Lexi devoured her cupcake, Lyla nibbled.

Thank goodness I have 2 babies for Deena!

Becca's cheesin for me!

Thursday, December 3, 2009


There are no words to describe how much Mama and Daddy love you both, baby girls. We adore you both and are so thankful for every minute of every day we have spent with you in the past year. May your hearts always be full with the same love that we feel for you.

And now the rest of this update will be brought to you by the new ONE year olds...Lexi and Lyla!

Hi family, friends, and people who like to read about us! We are big girls today so Mama said we could tell you about our birthday today. Mama let us sleep in and she woke us up at the times that we were born: 9:14 am for Lexi and 9:15 am for Lyla. She sang "Happy Birthday" to each of us and her voice isn't so great so these were the faces we made:

Next she made us a cocktail of formula and milk in our sippy cups. Mama still has some formula left so she said she'd finish it out and let our tummies get used to milk. So far we like the cocktails and we even like our sippy cups! We especially like drinking them while we watch Sprout, our favorite channel.

We ate some pancakes, mandarin oranges, and applesauce for breakfast and it was delicious! After our bellies were full, it was time for our morning nap. While we napped, Mama got herself showered and ready for the day! She came back in to wake us up at about 11:45 am. Here's what we looked like:

We went upstairs to play in our upstairs play area next. We also got to cuddle with Mama and Daddy and explore the couch.

We ate lunch next. Mama made us a yummy cheese quesadilla. It was so good, she even shared it with us! We also had some yogurt but only Lyla eats the chunks of fruit.

After we finished making our messes, we mean eating our lunches, we got dressed for the day. We picked out our overalls because we know how cute we look in them!

And now we're ready to go! We went to Hobby Lobby to try and find some stuff for our birthday party but we didn't find anything good! Mama will just have to try again tomorrow. Some mean old lady saw us and told Mama, "Glad it's you and not me!". Mama doesn't like it when people say stuff like that so she told the lady, "Me too!". Daddy was kind of embarrassed but Mama was right because we were just sitting in our stroller minding our own business! We were good girls!

Mama and Daddy got us this really cool ball popper. It makes balls pop out and then we go get them. We're still working on not trying to put the balls in our mouths though.

We got to open some more presents because Aunt Debbie sent us a package! She got us little purses with fun stuff in them and two outfits each! We love them Aunt Debbie! Thank you so much.

By this time, we had worked up an appetite so Mama got us something special for dinner....our very first Happy Meals (Mama would like to interject here and say that she is aware that Happy Meals are not healthy but it was a special treat for our birthday). After we ate, Mama and Daddy sang to us AGAIN, and gave us cupcakes for dessert. Holy Moly, these things were good! We're so excited that we get to eat cake again at our birthday party. And we heard Mama say that she can't wait to clean it up again!

Today was our lucky day because we got to have a bath after all that cake eating, even though we had a bath last night! Normally we just get baths every other night!

We drank some more of our formula/milk cocktail from our sippy cups and then we went to sleep like big girls! We had such a fun birthday and can't wait to celebrate some more on Saturday! Thank you all for reading about us for the first year of our lives!