Wednesday, March 31, 2010

15 Month Stats (More Like 16 Month)

Lexi and Lyla had their 15 month appointment today, even though they will be 16 months on Saturday. Here are their stats:

Height: 31 inches
Weight: 21 lbs 14 oz
Head: 46.5 cm

Height: 31 inches
Weight: 21 lbs 12 oz
Head: 47 cm

I think they were in the 75th percentile for height, 50th percentile for weight, and 75th percentile for head circumference. This was the first time in their lives that their weights were that close! And we were shocked that Lyla's head was slightly bigger! I know I say it everytime, but I still can't believe how well our little 4 lb babies have grown! Our pediatrician was extremely pleased with their growth and development. We did discuss their increasingly picky appetites. She said that they should get 30 minutes at each meal and if they don't eat what has been given to them in that time frame, then move on. No more throwing the refrigerator and pantry at them to find what they want. If they don't want what WE have decided to give them, then they can try again at the next meal. It will be hard for me, but I do know that they will not starve themselves.

They got 2 shots each and neither one of them acted like they felt the first one, but when that MMR was given they both cried :( I knew that one would hurt. They bounced back quickly though! We go back in 3 months and then we don't have to go back until they are TWO! Wow, time sure does fly.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Our BFF's Birthday Party!

This past Saturday we got to help celebrate one of our best friend's SECOND birthday! Little Miss Eva Grace is the daughter of one of my old co-workers and very good friends, Jennifer. She had a birthday party at Build-A-Bear, and boy was it fun! All the kiddos first got to pick out their bears. Then, they each got a heart to kiss and put inside of their bears. Lexi got really carried away in kissing her heart, so it was a little wet. Next, the bears got stuffed with the stuffing and given a "bath". Then, they got to pick out outfits for their bears. Josh and I happened to see some cute Tennessee outfits so we had to buy those for our bears, named Bruce and Wayne (for the UT basketball coach and our favorite player, not Batman). They came out so cute! We ended the party with cupcakes and juice boxes in the food court! We had a great time and we are so glad that Eva invited us! We love you Eva Grace and wish you many more happy birthdays!

Daddy and Lyla watching the lady sew up a bear

Lexi trying to run all over the store

Eva with her bear

Eva stepping on the pedal that stuffs the bear

Grant and his Mommy, Christina (another old co-worker)


The girls with Bruce and Wayne (Lexi's mad to be strapped down again)

All the kids, minus Grant. We knew better than to try and make Lexi and Lyla pose for the picture!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Silly Sisters

Josh and I have been giving Lexi and Lyla quite a bit of "alone" time lately. "Alone" time means that they play in their playroom without us (even though we're just in the next room). We find that when we aren't in there with them, they play together A LOT more. There is nothing cuter than listening to them playing, chatting, and giggling together. One morning I tried to stealthily snap a couple pictures and video of them playing in their tent together. The pictures did not come out as good as I had hoped, but I love in the video when I get busted by Lexi. Giggle on silly sisters, giggle on.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Happy 15 Months (only a month behind)!

On March 3rd, Lexi and Lyla celebrated their 15 month birthday! I'm only about a month behind on this one, mainly because I was never able to capture a good picture of both of them! Oh, who am I kidding...Lexi and Lyla haven't been for their 15 month appointment yet either! Mama is just trying to catch up on life right about now. These past 15+ months with Lexi and Lyla have been amazing and every stage of their lives just keeps getting better and better. They are both constantly on the move and do not like to be pinned down for long. This makes stroller rides and high chairs interesting, although they seem to enjoy car rides. They are definitely vocal, although making out what they are saying is still difficult. One day we'll think they're saying a specific word, and then the next day they won't repeat it! They definitely understand certain things that we say, such as "Lexi, go get your paci and lovie" or "Lyla, go get your cup." They give real kisses and will blow kisses every once in a while. All in all, they are cuddly and adorable and we love them more than we ever thought we could!
Friday, March 19, 2010

Little Miss Sunshine(s)

It has been another beautiful day here so I took the girls on a walk to soak up some sun. We stopped about halfway through our normal route to play in a big grassy area of our subdivision. We love spring!

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It's still basketball season...

But look who's ready for football season:

The two cutest VOL fans I know say, "Touchdown! GO VOLS!"

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Blogging slump

Clearly, I have not been blogging as much as I'd like to. Yes, we've been busy, but I still do have time for a quick post here and there. I just feel like I haven't had much to say! Lexi and Lyla are doing great and are becoming little people right before our eyes. They are such sweethearts and we are having so much fun with them. I think part of the cause of my blogging slump is due to the fact that I haven't been able to get many decent pictures of them! I have contacted a friend of mine about taking some professional pictures so hopefully she can get them to sit still! She just took pictures of my friend's precious twin boys who are a few months older than Lexi and Lyla and they turned out amazing. I am currently 10 days overdue on a 15 month post so look for that soon!

In other news, I am moving to a Kroger Pharmacy closer to home and I will be the pharmacy manager! My first day will be on Tuesday. I'm very excited, but also sad to leave my friends and patients at my old pharmacy. If you live nearby and need a good pharmacist, I will be happy to take care of you!

I guess this has turned into a random update post, but thanks for reading! Here are a couple random pictures to go with it:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Testing testing...1, 2, 3

Josh and I got iPhones 2 weeks ago, and he found a blogger app for me. I'm not sure how this is going to work so I'm testing it! If it works, well, the possibilities are endless!

It is so gorgeous here today, so I took the girls out for some fresh air. We all needed it!

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