Monday, June 28, 2010

Quick update

Lexi and Lyla had their slightly belated 18 month check up today. The big news of the day is that little miss Lyla has passed her sister in size! Our pediatrician is so pleased with their growth and development. I've been a little worried about their speech, but when we started listing all the things they say for the doctor, I realized they have a lot of words! Plus, their comprehension is great, so Dr. Mitchell, as usual, told me to quit worrying! We are so blessed to have such healthy girls! Here are their stats:

Lexi: 23 lbs 1 oz (25-50%ile)
32 inches (50-75%ile)

Lyla: 23 lbs 5 oz (25-50%ile)
32.5 inches (75%ile)


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Friday, June 25, 2010

Bye-Bye Ball Pit

After several months of  ball-pit fun, we have decided to retire the old ball pit.  Lexi and Lyla helped me fill up four garbage bags full of balls (of course by help, I mean put balls in the bags and then fall on the bags to make the balls come back out).  Then Josh and I let the air out of the ball pit (of course by letting the air out, I mean laying on several sections, standing on areas, and squeezing the darn thing for over 3o minutes).  But, it’s been retired and will maybe one day be pulled out again.  Bye-bye ball pit, we’ll miss you and the all the fun you provided!

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

How We Roll

Here's how we shop when there are no grocery carts made for twins:



It might look uncomfortable, but we actually like it! We also get A LOT of attention like this which is fun.

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Water Table Madness!

I’ve been so behind on updating the blog!  A couple of weeks ago Lexi and Lyla got a water table and they love it!  We’ve been having so much fun playing outside, and the water table is the perfect way to stay cool in this miserable heat.  Lexi and Lyla get so excited when we pull out their swimmie diapers and crocs…they totally know what’s about to happen!

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

From two little girls who love their Daddy more than anything in the world, Happy Father’s Day! Thank you for taking such good care of us and making us squeal with love. We love you so much! You are the greatest Daddy we could have ever hoped for (not that we had much choice)!


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Friday, June 18, 2010

Test Post

A fellow blogger recently suggested I try using Windows Live Writer to blog. This is just a test to see how it works! Lexi and Lyla 019

Bear with me family and friends! I’m hoping this is as easy as it seems!


***ETA: Thanks Britni for the suggestion! It is a million times easier to use Windows Live Writer!***
Thursday, June 17, 2010

Lexi

Lexi says, "Check out our new house!".

Josh was able to capture this cutie with his phone:


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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Videos

I was in the kitchen cutting up cucumbers and strawberries for Lexi and Lyla and they were playing in the living room. They were giggling SO much, so I knew I needed to take a peek at what they were up to. Here's what I found:





That's Lyla who's on top of Lexi in the first video, and she's also trying to pick up Lexi in the second video. While they were both itty-bitty when they were born, Lyla was the smaller one and the one whose growth had slowed considerably which caused their early delivery. I never would have guessed 18 months ago that she would be the ring leader between these two. It's moments like these that make me thankful for the gift of twins.
Monday, June 7, 2010

Happy 18 Months!

To the two most beautiful girls in the world, from the two luckiest parents in the world....Happy 18 month birthday! Mama and Daddy love you more than we could ever tell you! Thank you for making our lives so wonderful.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Playdate Part 2

So like I was saying in the previous post, after the kids were done playing in the spray park we went over to the playground to swing. Lexi and Lyla got a treat by being pushed by their buddies Chase and Julianna. They both laughed and laughed as they were swinging. Lexi kept turning around to look at Chase and you could tell she was loving him! Chase is such a good big brother and Kristen is so lucky to have such a good helper! JuJu also did a great job helping to push the girls. We were laughing because JuJu is so petite and she was probably pushing a kid that weighs just about as much as she does! Thanks again for a fun day!


Chase pushing Lexi (click on the picture to see Lexi's face: Priceless)

Here's Chase in action. I love his arms and again, Lexi's face!

Now Lyla gets a turn with Chase! (Click this one too for cuteness)

JuJu's helps push too!


Chase wanted to go play on the monkey bars so I was pushing the girls myself. Lexi kept turning around to see if Chase was still behind her!

Can you tell Lyla was having fun?

What about Lexi?

My darlings.

Apparently Lexi and Lyla might have already outgrown their swim suits!

Happy 18 months my little sweethearts! 18-month post coming soon...
Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Play Date!

Today we had a playdate with my friend Kristen, and her three awesome kids: Chase, Julianna, and Parker. We went to one of the spray parks near both of our houses and let the kids play for a little while. First, the kids had to do a little snack sharing. We brought our snack cups and Kristen brought some delicious snacks. Lexi liked Kristen's snacks so much that she was chewing on the bag! JuJu enjoyed Lexi and Lyla's snack cups too. Lexi and Lyla did really well until they decided that they wanted Parker to play. I don't think they understood that a little baby couldn't play with them yet! We then went over to the playground and Lexi and Lyla got to swing, thanks to help from Chase and JuJu. It was so cute! Thanks for a fun playdate Lewis Family! We can't wait to do it again!


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Parker (oh my goodness how much do you love that smile!?!?)

I have a bunch of pictures of Lexi and Lyla swinging but I'll save those for another post. There are a bunch of them and they are so cute that I don't want to narrow them down! So just be waiting on the edge of your seat for the next installment of the Jones/Lewis Playdate!