Friday, February 26, 2010

My Helpers...



Starting the girls off early to be my little helpers. This part is true but Abby and Chloe got the broom and dust pan all by themselves and started copying what they see me do about a million times a day. Soon I'm going to get them their own so they can really help when the baby comes!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

I'm in Love With...


I'm in love with this picture. I don't think it could be cuter! I found this when I put the pictures from the camara onto the computer. Joe took it himself with Chloe.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Big Girls!

0ur girls are now 18 months old and they are really looking like big girls. The way they smile, the way their hair has grown, the way they talk, or the way they accomplish new things all the time...I'm not sure exactly what it is but they just seem so big to us!
Check out these two recent pictures and you'll see what I'm talking about.

Here are Abby and Chloe sitting at a little table at a party on Valentine's Day:


Here is Abby making a chair out of a diaper box:

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Happy Anniversary!



Joe, here's to being married four years! I wouldn't change a thing about our life together. Looking forward to the rest of my life with you!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

18 Month Check-Up

The girls had their 18 month well check visit this morning and all went well. Chloe weighed in at just over 20 lbs and Abby is almost 22 lbs. Our pediatrician said they looked great as usual! Chloe is getting her 5th tooth in (a top middle) and Abby has about 5 that are all about to come in (3 on top and 2 bottom). They just got one shot today which was nice, we are used to about 4 at a time so this was a nice break for them and us too. We don't have to go back again for 6 months, for their 2 year check.

Today at home, Abby got her first real injury. She's been walking for several weeks now and has been doing great. Now we are working on balance with her shoes on. She was on her way to the tupperware cabinet where Chloe was playing when she lost her balance. She went forward to catch herself with her hands and instead she caught the top of her wooden rocking horse. I didn't think she got more than a bump until I went to pick her up and I saw blood. She has a tiny little cut above her left eye brow. It stopped bleeding right away and she only cried for about two minutes. To be on the side of caution I took her to my neighbor's (who is an RN) to have her checked out. She looked her over and said she was doing just fine. She's doing great now but I do expect a nice bruise.
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I'm in my 19 week of pregnancy. The nausea has improved quite a bit, occasionally in the morning I feel just a bit sick. I've started to feel the baby moving, which is always exciting. It was a fluttering feeling last week but this week it feels more like little kicks. The ultrasound tech last week did say he was feisty.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!


Hope you all have a Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boy or Girl?



Yesterday I had my 18 week appointment and ultrasound. We found out our little one is going to be a boy. Joe and I are very excited. We both said if we could choose we would choose a boy. Even better, we learned the baby is doing well. He is healthy, active and weighs approximately 7 oz.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Playtime with Daddy


Abby and Chloe playing with Daddy when he got home from work. I love Abby's smile!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Repurpose Your Crib Bumpers!

I was reading one of my favorite magazines last night and I saw a great idea. The idea was to use the crib bumper as a valance for the window. You can do it several different ways. In the magazine she simply took out the stuffing and either removed or taped the bottom tie strings. Another way I saw was to leave the stuffing in and fold the bumper in half (to fit the window size) and use a few simply stitches to keep it straight. I thought this was such a great idea. We registered and received two crib bumpers for our girls. We even had them set up in their cribs before they arrived home from the hospital. Unfortunately I soon took them out before the girls even slept their first night in their cribs. The hospital had ingrained such a fear in my mind about having absolutely nothing in the crib except for the baby that I packed up the bumpers and ended up reselling them. I love this idea of using them as a window valance! This is a functional yet safe way to use the crib bumper in your nursery!

Check out this picture I found of a re purposed crib bumper for a boys room:

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Talking!

Caught a cute video of the girls saying some of their favorite words like stinky, juice, daddy, cheese, hi and eye.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tupperware Fun!

I did some rearranging in our kitchen so the girls would have a cabinet they could play in. They like to get in the pots and pans but those are so loud so I made them a tupperware cabinet. Let the fun begin. This is a video of them playing before breakfast on Saturday morning.
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Monday, February 1, 2010

More Abby Walking

Abby has been doing really awesome with her walking! She is getting good at walking and holding things. Her current favorite is her pumpkin. She carries it around like a purse and loves filling it up with toys. Check out Abby and her pumpkin purse in this video. All I can say is adorable!
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