Saturday, May 22, 2010

Playing Outside

We've been playing outside a lot lately and we are loving it!! Lyla is so curious about everything around her. She's such a gatherer and loves to collect things such as leaves and pieces of mulch (eww!). Lexi is more conservative and took a little while to warm up to walking in the grass. She still prefers to be by my side and will sit beside me while Lyla wanders. Does anyone have any good suggestions for fun outdoors toys? I want to get a water table but I'll take any ideas!

They were quite the kickers in utero

Lyla might be a Lefty?

Pure joy :)

Taking time to smell the flowers

The flowers almost as pretty as Lyla

Lyla is definitely not afraid to get dirty

Lexi does not enjoy getting messy like Lyla does

I felt like they were plotting something at this point. They stood there looking at something in the garage for a couple minutes and speaking their special language.

Of course Hollywood had to steal my glasses.

For all of you on Lexi/Lyla Hair Watch 2010: Check out those luscious locks blowing in the wind!

Friday, May 21, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010

Current Mommy Weapon Of Choice...

Snack Cups! Oh, how I love these things. They keep two certain toddlers occupied and happy for long periods of time. They allow me to go on extra long walks. They allow me to shop longer at Target. Bless the person who invented these sweet contraptions.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Mother's Day

I know, I'm almost 2 weeks late on this post, but it doesn't mean Mother's Day didn't happen! My main goal for Mother's Day this year was to get my Mother and Josh's Mother something other than Coldwater Creek giftcards. Everything else for the day didn't really matter to me, as long as I got to spend time with my sweet little lovebugs. I ended up finding the most adorable personalized picture frames for Bubbie and Grandma, and I spent the whole night before Mother's Day putting them together. I have to say, the end result was pretty awesome:

How cute are those?! After I put them together, Josh said, "You want to keep them don't you?". Of course I did! But I was much happier giving them to our Mothers, who I think liked them almost as much as I did!

The morning of Mother's Day Lexi and Lyla woke me up with their normal jibber-jabbering. But when I went into their room there was a big surprise in the middle of the room for me: A huge Coach gift bag. The girls were obviously excited to give me my gift so I guess they put it in their room after they went to bed ;) Inside was a beautiful new Coach bag, big enough to double as a diaper bag! I love it.

We also had a cookout later on in the day with my parents and Josh's parent and Honey. The food was all delicious and we had a great time. Sadly, I didn't get any pictures on that day! Who doesn't take pictures on Mother's Day??? All in all, it was a great day and I'm so thankful to have 2 wonderful Mothers to celebrate and 2 wonderful daughters who make me a Mama too.
Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy 17 Months!

Every day I think I could never love you girls any more than I do on that day. But then G-d blesses us with another day and my love for you two somehow grows even more. Happy 17 months darling baby girls!

Here's the 17 month picture I decided to go with (Lexi on left, Lyla on right)

This was what I was going to go with, but then I realized Lyla's shorts were a little too short!

Flashback time! Here's Lexi and Lyla one year ago! I can't help but tear up when I look at this sweet little chubby babies! Look at how serious they were!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sisterly Love

"Are they best friends?". I get this question a lot. From friends. From strangers we meet while running errands. From patients. From family. Truthfully, some days I question whether they even like each other one bit, but that's only when they're fighting for Mama or Daddy's attention. If it's "alone time", and I'm in the room next door while they're playing, they play together beautifully (for the most part). I've witnessed Lexi grabbing both sippy cups and bringing one to Lyla. I've seen Lexi try to calm a frustrated Lyla by bringing her sunglasses. I've seen Lyla return a toy that Lexi clearly wanted. But here is photographic evidence that they really do love each other. These pictures were taken on 2 different mornings while the girls were waking up and watching a little Sprout.

There's a puddle on the floor next to me. Oh wait, that's just my heart melting. They DO love each other! :)
Saturday, May 1, 2010

Who Replaced My Babies With Big Girls?!

I took these pictures a couple of weeks ago and when I finally uploaded them from the camera, I was awestruck by how BIG Lexi and Lyla look. Obviously I know that they are growing. That's what they're supposed to do after all. But, in these pictures they look like LITTLE GIRLS, not babies. Imagine how old they'd look if they had hair!!! I have to say, as much as I long for hair to put bows in, I'm savoring those sweet bald heads that keep my babies looking like babies :)

Lyla on the new pony

Lyla, up close and personal

Lexi riding the new pony

Lyla attempting to break through the baby-proofing

They may look just like Daddy, but they did inherit my long legs!

I never said Lexi was lady-like.