Friday, January 29, 2010

Reading

Typically most mornings one of the first toys the girls play with are their books. Chloe has taken to picking up a book, reading a little bit out loud, turning a few pages and then gets another. It's one of my favorite things to watch!
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Abby's Walking!!!

Yesterday Abby started walking! I was in the kitchen while she was at the coffee table in the living room. She stood up like she has done a million times before and calmly started walking towards me in the kitchen. Needless to say I am a very proud Mama and want her to walk everywhere and show everyone, which of course she doesn't want yet. I was able to catch a bit of her walking on my flip. I know Chloe will be short behind her. Check out our new walker!
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Monday, January 25, 2010

Bye, Bye 1st Stroller

I officially just sold my Double Snap and Go Stroller by Baby Trend. It was the first stroller we used and I was kind of sad to see it go. This was an awesome stroller and I was happy to sell it to another Mom of twins who was super nice. Joe and I have been doing some cleaning and evaluating on what baby stuff we no longer need. With just one on the way we are looking at getting rid of some of our doubles.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Playing Together!

Abby and Chloe love riding on their ride on toys! A few nights ago while Abby was riding Chloe stood up and started pushing her! They laughed, smiled and were having the best time playing together. We had to steer otherwise Chloe would have run them into many things. I love when they play together like this. I hope they are always close.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Gone for a Walk...

With the weather finally warming up we were able to take the girls out on Sunday for a walk. Check out their new canopy!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Learning Something New...


We started teaching the girls how to feed themselves with a spoon. We started a couple of weeks ago with mash potatoes. Next we moved to yogurt. Tonight we tried apple sauce with great success. Now when I get a food out that requires a spoon they expect me to hand them a spoon. Mommy or Daddy feeding them seems to no longer be accepted. *Sigh* ...they're getting so big.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Announcement!


The Nichols' Family is proud to announce we will be welcoming a new baby to our family in July. My estimated due date is July 13, 2010. I'm currently 14 weeks pregnant and officially done with the first trimester. At my February appointment I will have another ultrasound to measure growth and development and we will hopefully find out the sex of the baby.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bracelets

The girls have found a new fun way to play with their old ring toy...they now were them as bracelets.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Reading!

Here is Abby reading.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Rocking Horses

Here are the girls playing on their rocking horses made by their Grandpa!


Friday, January 8, 2010

A Belated Happy New Year!

So I finally got around to blogging with many new updates to share. The girls have been taking short naps but I think this is due to teething, so forgive me for not writing sooner, there just isn't enough time sometimes. So as far as teeth go Abby officially has 1(a top fang) and Chloe has 4 (two top fangs and two bottom middles). Neither girl is walking yet but Abby does take about 2 steps on her own here or there. She could totally be walking if she wanted to. Their vocabulary is growing more and more every day. Some of their favorites include cat, dog, Da-dee, Mom, eye, hi, burp and Chloe likes to roar while holding onto her little jaguar. They also have learned some sign language and can tell me when they are hungry or want their milk. They know the sign for more but while in their highchairs they prefer to grunt for more. We are still working on that one. They are in love with the pots and pans cabinet in my kitchen. Chloe loves to take out the lids and bang them ever so loud on the tile floor. Abby has learned to walk backwards while holding onto the back of her new truck. Chloe has perfected riding her new truck and I can't wait for the weather to warm up so they can ride the trucks in the driveway!

Well that is just a few updates for now. Stay tuned for some pictures and videos to be posted soon.