Saturday, August 29, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
And I don't normally let her take from Hannah without correcting her. Just this once...to get it on video.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Part of my problem with not blogging the last week is that I haven't noted their new accomplishments. When I go back to write in my scrapbook, I have been rereading my blogs so I can write down what new things they did each month. Kate has learned how to hold her own sippy cup and drink from it by herself (woo hoo)! Hannah just started shaking her head back and forth like she is saying no. She's not saying no because she just does it randomly, but it's really cute. They are also both potty trained (wait a minute-WHAT?). They aren't standing on their own yet, but they hover for a couple of seconds if you let go of them. I think that is about it for now. Don't worry...I don't neglect Hannah. I haven't been taking much pictures lately anyway and I guess most of them just happened to be of Kate.
If you think about it, the poor little birthday girls have a cold. Please pray that they will be better so that they can enjoy their birthday party.
One year ago tomorrow, I was laying in a hospital bed doing this:Looking back at it, we are just so incredibly blessed that God worked the miracles that He did. He didn't have to, but He did. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
*Just kidding about the whole potty trained thing. Just checking to see if you actually read my blog or you just look at the cute pictures.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Also, did you notice how my little Lilypie ticker is pretty much at the 1 year old mark. Ahhhh! Where has the time gone? Hope you all have a great Wednesday!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Here's a picture of Hannah yesterday drinking from her sippy cup. I'm hoping to have them on sippy cups only in the next month or so. Kate still likes to bite the end of the part that she drinks out of. She occassionally will suck on it. So Hannah is ahead of her at this part of the game.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Kate has graduated into a big girl car seat. If you know our family well enough, you might be thinking whose car is that. You're right, it's not my car. I had a rental for a couple of days while mine was getting $800 worth of work done. Thank God for warranties because I only had to pay $70. Anyway, back to my story. The base on Kate's infant seat wasn't staying tight so I decided just to switch her into the convertible car seat. It's so much easier to carry her now without the added 10-15 pounds of the infant carrier. I have even managed to get myself, Kate on my hip, Hannah in her infant carrier, my purse, and their diaper bag all out of the door and into the car at the same time. The fun part will come in when Hannah gets into her big girl car seat. That might take some more creativity on my part. Here's a picture of her first car ride in her new car seat.
Here's a video of them eating. They like to eat finger foods unless they are really hungry and then they get frustrated that they aren't getting full fast enough. This is at snack time.
Here's a video of Kate pushing around a walker toy. No real steps yet from either girl, but Kate can walk with this toy really well.
I baby-sat Rachel while Sarah went to a training for her new job. Rachel will be spending time with us two days a week when Sarah starts her new job. What's one more baby to add to our already crazy household? And she's a sweetie so how can I say no? (Sarah, here's Aunt Lauren trying to get Rachel to take her pacifier. Doesn't she look so cute with one in?)
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
We did spot stars on our short time in Hollywood. One was Jamie Foxx. He was shooting a movie called "Valentine's Day" (due out in Feb.) and they stopped sidewalk traffic. We happened to be one of the first groups of people they stopped so we got to see him run across street traffic for one of the scenes in his movie. Kinda neat. The other person was Nigel, one of the judges from "So You Think You Can Dance". George suddenly cries out in the middle of lunch, "Holy crap." I'm thinking that there's some sort of emergency. Then he says, "It's Niles." I turn around and look and realize who he's talking about. "No, dear, it's Nigel." At least we weren't close enough that he could hear him incorrectly call out his name.
After our short stint of walking Hollywood Blvd. we headed out to the Pacific Ocean. One word...brrrrr! We walked along the beach and stuck our toes in the sand and then headed home. Here are a couple of pictures from the day:
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Today was the day that Hannah (Gilligan) & Kate (Skipper) earned their nicknames thanks to their cute little hats.
Monday, August 10, 2009
I digress, back to the San Diego Zoo. We packed into the van, this time much more comfortably without all of the luggage and drove about 2.5 hours west to San Diego. The temperature, while still hot, was much more bearable because we were closer to the coast. Here are some pictures: