Monday, August 31, 2009

Me Me's Birthday Party

Yesterday our families came over to our house to celebrate my Mom's birthday. We had a great time hanging out and eating chili and cupcakes. The cousins really had a great time together! Jacob and Chad spent most of the evening playing "pets" on Chad's bed. The "pets" game consisted of them wrestling and jumping on the bed while throwing and smacking each other with stuffed animals. Fun, huh? Avrey spent much of the time quietly playing with a rocking horse we have or chasing after Ollie. They also spent some time outdoors on our little plastic playhouse.

Kylee and John

Avrey preparing to slide
Chad looks like he's posing not about to slide
Jacob and Chad playing rings (well...trying anyways.
Chad wanted all the rings)
My Mom Debbie and Chad
First attempt at a family photo
(notice my brother Josh's expression)
From left to right: Bill, Lynn, John, my Mom, my Dad,
Josh, Mandy, Kylee. At the table: Avrey, Jacob, and Chad

Second attempt: Josh still making a goofy face after I said in a
little sister whiny voice "Josh...quit messing up the picture!"
Oh well....it still turned out good. Next time though..I'll make him be the photographer!

Enjoying his cupcake as usual
Jacob and Chad playing the "pets" game
Avrey in Kylee's room
Ollie giving her kisses


Wednesday, August 19, 2009

2 Month Update

Today, Kylee had her 2 month check-up. She weighed 12 lbs 4 oz and was 23 1/8 inches long. Both John and I went to the appt and somehow thought we heard different percentiles. I believe she is in the 75th% for height and 90th% for weight but it could be the other way around. She received 4 vaccines, one oral and 3 shots...which I hate. Luckily, it was time for her to eat afterwards so she only had the screaming red face for a moment and then in with the bottle. Eating always makes me feel better too:) For this update I thought I would add some accomplishments both kiddos have made recently:

Kylee:
1. Smiles all the time....her nickname is Smiley Kylee
2. Makes cooing noises
3. Follows noises and voices (especially Chad...she's fascinated with him)
4. Bats at toys but doesn't grab on to them yet
5. Lifts head off our shoulders but not a big fan on tummy time
6. Usually sleeps from 10pm to 5am give or take (slept until 7am this morning..woohoo)
7. Loves being held and talked to

Kylee in her 2 month pose


Chad:
1. Will eat in a booster seat instead of a highchair at home
2. Talks all the time and can pretty much say anything although he can't say "L's" "F's" or "R's"so he puts different sounds in those words. For example, he always says "p" for "f" so its "pish, powers, pix, and poggies" for "fish, flowers, fix, and froggies. He says "waw" and "weed" for draw and read; "ky-ee" for kylee; "pank-to0" for thank you; and "i want to" for i love you.
3. Getting better at going to sleep at night and sleeping through the night. We started a "bedtime sticker chart" and when he sleeps through the night he gets to put a sticker on it and at the end of the week if he sleeps all night, he will get to pick out a toy or book of some kind. He still cries for about 10-15 minutes after John leaves the room but so far (2 nights) he has slept through the night.
4. Throws a great tantrum by falling to the floor and kicks and screams if doesn't get what he wants.
5. Loves to play with monster trucks, dirt, anything that has to do with water and the outdoors, and kicking and throwing balls
6. Gives the best hugs and kisses his mommy and daddy could ever imagine!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Random Pics

Kylee snoozing in her pack 'n play

She really looks like Chad in this one
(both at 6-7 weeks old)

Chad with his squirt guns again :)

Enjoying the outdoors in the travel swing

Chad has finally upgraded his seating...from highchair to booster

She looks a lot like I did as a baby in this pic


My two babies...but getting big soooo fast!
(Chad loves kitties and picked this Webkinz cat. Now he
has to bring two kitties, two blankies, and his paci wherever
we go....oh no)


Both at 6-7 weeks

Another Day at the Park

Its been so long since I've updated, I think this trip to the park was about a month ago. Weather was great, kids had fun especially on the swings, and Chad choked on a pretzel, but recovered quickly:)

Ashley and Cooper
Coop lookin' cute
Ashley's not sure why she was the one who
had to share her swing

Charlotte and Chad
Cooper and Kylee finally gave in and fell asleep. That's
what happens when you're the baby...you get stuck in the stroller
while big brothers and sisters get to play!