Friday, April 30, 2010

Learning To Share

Let's be honest...there's not a lot of sharing going on lately. It doesn't matter that we have 2 of everything (for the most part), whatever one has the other one wants. Without pointing fingers, I would say that one sister tends to be more "grabby" than the other (ahem, Lyla). But the other sister does have her moments, like this afternoon as I was changing them after their nap. I was changing Lyla's diaper and she was still very sleepy, clinging to her paci and lovie. Lexi was hanging out in the crib and decided to throw everything out of the crib, including HER paci and lovie. Well, once she realized what she had done she got upset, and of course, decided the best solution to her problem was to come snatch Lyla's paci and lovie right out of her mouth and hand, respectively. Sigh. That's why incidents like the ones below are just way too sweet.

Lexi loves to play with these old hats. She decided to share with her sister and even put the hat on Lyla's head for her.

Almost got it, Lyla. Try bending down a bit, we are the same height.

Good enough. You look gorgeous!
Thursday, April 29, 2010

Post-Nap Cuteness

I love how cuddly Lexi and Lyla are when they first get up from a nap. They are such good nappers that we normally have to wake them up! Sometimes they aren't too happy about that, but those are the days when I get some extra cuddle time with my 2 favorite sweeties. I love when they nuzzle their little faces into my shoulder or chest and I just know they feel safe there. In those moments, there is no place I would rather be.

Lexi surveying her surroundings after naptime.

Lyla in a post-nap daze.

Starting to perk up! Notice how they both have their Lovies in their right hands, holding it the same exact way! Weird.

And it's now Lovie on the head time.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Happy 372 Month Birthday!

That would be 31 years for those without a calculator nearby! And yes, that would be me admitting my age! Last year, when I turned 30, I realized that I felt no need to be sensitive about my age because I felt so happy with my life. I had 2 beautiful, healthy, baby girls, a loving husband, and 2 sets of wonderfully supportive parents. I'm happy to report that life is still amazing this year and I had another great birthday! Thank you for everyone that made my day special!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Climb And Slide

About a month ago, Josh and I got the girls a "big girl" toy. I guess it's not so much a toy, but a thing that they can use to give Mama a heart attack. It's the......Climb And Slide. At first it kind of just frustrated Lexi and Lyla, but now they are really able to climb on it and they seem to enjoy it more. We're still working on the sliding part, but that's improving also. I still get nervous when they're both standing on it, or when they're both climbing on it from either end, but I'm getting better too!

Let's meet in the middle Sissy

Lyla's manning the ship

Lexi likes to give the wheel kisses (I have no idea why)

Lexi's climbing

Lexi's standing

Lexi's sitting
Lexi's sliding!

Sliding straight into Mama's arms!

Look at me! I conquered it!

What a big girl

Sliding again because practice makes perfect

Trying to teach her not to climb up the slide, and this is the face I get. Seriously? How am I ever going to discipline these kids?
Saturday, April 17, 2010

Did You Know I Really Have Triplets?

Yep, you read that right. Sometimes I look at pictures of Josh with Lexi and Lyla and I just can NOT believe how much the three of them look alike. Thankfully, Josh has more hair than Lexi and Lyla though ;)

And while we're on the subject of my awesome husband, how about a video of him making Lyla make the sweetest sound, EVER:

Friday, April 16, 2010

My Current Favorite Picture

I love it. Just love it. The cutest little expression that says so much. I love you, Lexi girl.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Little Mamas

Lexi and Lyla aren't huge doll lovers, they mostly like playing with things they can stack or things they can climb all over (or things they can stick in their mouths). But, every once in a while I'll find them playing with their dolls, and it is oh-so-cute. I'll tell them to "kiss the baby" and they will both shower the baby dolls with slobbery kisses. I can even get my paci-loving daughter, Lexi, to share her paci with the baby!

Lyla thinks that since she likes to be upside down that the baby must like it too!

The proud Mama

Lexi giving the baby her paci

More paci sharing

Cuddling and giving the baby kisses (which looks slightly like she's eating the baby's head)

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Casey's Babies

Our first baby, Casey the Jack Russell Terrier, has some little girls that love her to pieces. Casey is so patient and gentle with Lexi and Lyla. She lets them pet her, play with her feet, and grab her tail, and never once has she gotten snappy with them. She might give us looks like she wants to be rescued sometimes, but I think she secretly enjoys the attention they give her. When I was pregnant, one of my biggest concerns was how Casey and Piper would adapt to the babies. I'm so happy that Casey and Piper love their babies and that Lexi and Lyla love their doggies.

Lexi about to share her paci with Casey before Mama intervened.

Lyla wants to share too!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Easter Cards and Family

Josh's Aunt Patty and Cousin Patrick are in town this week for Easter and they all came over on Sunday to eat lunch. The girls got a bunch of fun stuff but wouldn't you know, the cards were the coolest things ever! They walked around with the cards and envelopes for about an hour. They would talk about the cards and point to the pictures like they were telling us a whole story about them! Who knew paper could be so much fun!?

Lyla with her card

That's Lexi in the back reading her card

Playing on the floor with the cards

Chasing each other with the cards

Lyla with Aunt Patty (the worried look on her face is due to the fact that I took her card away)

Patrick with Lexi

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April Fun Day!

The other day I took the girls on a walk to a playground near our house. I think it was more suited for kids a little bit older than Lexi and Lyla but they still had a great time. This was their first time in sand and they surprisingly had no issues with it! We're so lucky to have such a fun place so close to home!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Lexi's New Thing and Other Randomness

Lexi has a new place she likes to keep her Lovie:

I can't even try to explain why she does this because I seriously have no clue, but she will walk around the play room for 30 minutes with that Lovie on her head! She doesn't get mad if you take it off but she will put it back on. My kids are seriously hilarious.

Love this girl and her goofy grin

Lexi may put Lovies on her head, but Lyla likes to put things between her toes which might be even weirder:

Lexi made up her own "baby sign" for I Don't Know. It also works for All Done, although that is usually accompanied by "Ah Dah"

And one last piece of randomness...Can you guess what's going on in this picture? Leave me a comment with your guess and I'll post the answer in a few days!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy 16 Months!

I'm only a day late this month! YAY! And, in even more awesome news, I actually got some good pictures of them! DOUBLE YAY! Therefore, be prepared to be inundated with lots of cute pictures of Lexi and Lyla because I can't choose just one! Life is amazing with the two most precious little girls! Daddy and I love you baby girls so much and are so blessed to share this world with you two. Keep smiling and never doubt for one minute how proud we are of you both.

We switched spots:

These next 2 pictures make me laugh because they are both doing the same things with their mouths. The first one they both have their lips pursed together and the second one they both have their mouths open...must be some twin thing ;)