Saturday, August 29, 2009
The above pictures are me, Alexis & Clifford. Alexis didn't really enjoy sitting on Clifford but I thought it would make a cute picture.
Above is our sister in law (Terry's brother's wife) Veronica and Addison.
The above picture is Terry's mom, Linda (aka Ga Ga) with Sleepy Alexis.
Above is Alexis & our Nephew Oliver. This was also Oli's first time really meeting the girls. He didn't really seem to care much about the babies.
Above is Terry & Alexis sitting on the dinning room table.
The above three photos are Alexis. Yes, if you are wondering....that is a Christmas tree in the background. Yes, my In-laws have their Christmas tree up still. For whatever reason, they just never take it down. It's kind of just become a joke around the family.The above picture is Addison...Who by the way is now rolling over. I totally forgot to blog about that!! Yesterday for the first time, she rolled over by herself unassisted. She did this twice while Terry ran out to grab dinner and then she did it again to show Daddy when he got home.
This last picture is also of Miss Addison. It was taken yesterday evening. Any one who knows me fairly well, knows that I'm a huge Disney fanatic, specifically Mickey & Minnie Mouse. These onesies (which also have adorable matching pants) were a gift from my Aunt Theresa.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
First and foremost....Diaper Genie's suck!! Terry and I had two Diaper Genie's and we threw them away because they did not contain the smell. Diaper Champs are so much better!! We have a cute pink version. We actually have two. One upstairs and one downstairs. Other than the smell, the Diaper Champ also has other advantages. With the diaper genie, you must use the special bag. The diaper champ comes with some bags. When those run out you don't have to use a special bag, a regular 13 gallon trash bag will work. This is a plus since the Diaper Genie bags are like $5.99.
We use this lotion after bath time. We really have no reason for choosing this other than it smells great. It's supposed to be "clinically proven" to help babies sleep better, but I'm not sure that I can attest to that.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Above is Addison.
Above is Alexis.
My weekly picture of the girls in their chair this week, did not go very well. Alexis did not want any part of it, therefore making Addison angry as well. In one picture it looks as if Addison is hitting Alexis. Even though the pictures did not turn out very well, I still thought I would share, as I'm sure this is one of very many fights the girls are going to have in the coming years. (by the way, the chair(s) were a gift from Grandma & Pop Pop Zehner.
Above is Addison.
Alexis on the left and Addison is the fighter on the right.
Alexis is on the left & Addison on the right.
We are always trying out new things and new ideas to keep the girls entertained. Our pediatrician told us that this is the time that their eye/hand coordination really starts to develop. So having a wide variety of toys to keep them occupied is a good idea. Terry decided to get one of the smaller walkers that we have out of the basement. Unfortunately, Addison needs to grow about another two inches before her feet will touch the ground and she will be able to use this. But of course we took pictures of her in it anyway.
Sometimes around here feeding time can get a little hairy. Most days each girl will wait their turn to eat. Of Course that does not mean that they don't get a little fussy while waiting, but in general they will wait their turn. Some days, usually the 6:00p.m. feeding, no one wants to wait their turn, so I had to figure out how to feed them both at the same time. This is harder than it looks. Since I can only burp one at a time, sometimes this become a little difficult. But you get the general idea from these pictures. I will admit that I look awful in these pictures but I'm a Mom of two now and sometimes that leaves little time for things like showering, makeup, fixing my hair etc. etc. At this particular time, Terry, my Mom and my Sister were enjoying Terry's birthday cake. I opted not to have any and volunteered to feed the kiddos so they could all enjoy it. Seriously, after all the food we consumed at the fair that day, I couldn't even think about eating anything else!! Below are just a few random pictures Terry took of the girls laying on their boppy pillows. The top two photos are Addison and the bottom five photos are Alexis.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Addison also continues to also climb over her boppy pillow. She hasn't totally mastered it as well as Alexis but she's working on it. Addison is more interested in toys and things that make noise than she is into being mobile. Addison will sit in her bouncy chair for an hour and just reach for the toys. I think she really enjoys the bright lights that flash and the music it makes when she hits one of the hanging toys.
Both girls are doing great with allowing us to sleep more and more every night. Our goal is to have the girls in bed every night by 11:00pm. Sometimes we get them down earlier and sometimes it takes longer. But in general the girls have been sleeping from about 11:00pm to 6:00a.m. Some days they sleep longer and some nights they get up a couple of times but in general I think we are finally starting to get down a night time routine. Thank goodness!!
More pictures to come this weekend!! I've taken quite a few this week, but haven't had a chance to upload them. Work is keeping me pretty busy, and my evenings are filled with Mommy stuff. It hasn't allowed for much time to update my blog and upload pictures.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
It was great to come home and have both girls give me a huge smile when they saw me, but I still would much rather be home with my kiddos than at work. Unfortunately, having two extra mouths to feed doesn't leave us with the financial ability for me to stay home. Oh well, things always work out for the best.
Hoping to have new pictures up this week!!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Above is our Primary Night Nurse Lisa. Again Alexis on the left & Addison on the right.
Above is Lisa (left) with Addison & Liz (right) with Alexis. Such AMAZING woman!! They will forever be in our hearts!!
Friday, August 14, 2009
The below picture is Terry and the munchkins. I try to take a picture of them together at least once a week but I don't always remember. This one was taken on Tuesday evening just before bedtime.