Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sous Chef

Every chef needs some help....and the other night I had all kinds of help!!




They make cooking way more challenging but way more fun!!

Splish splash

Bath time is getting more and more fun for the kids! Normally we zip through it but lately on weekends we've been making sure there is time to play! This past weekend we let them use our jacuzzi tub for the first time! They loved it!

"Can we get in yet?"

Alex on left Kylie on right



Alex grabbing for toys

Kylie playing

A very jealous fur baby

Claiming the tub once the kids were out 

Love bath time fun!!

A Christmas Tradition

I have always had our tree up the weekend before Thanksgiving so when we get home from traveling it is ready to go. This year was extra special to me because it's the kids first Christmas! While they were napping I put the tree up. When they got up we had a gift for each of them to open (Christmas pjs for each and mom and dad got a pair too!) I plan to every year when the tree is up to have us all get Christmas pajamas. When the kids are the right age for it, they will be brought by our "elf on the shelf". This year they also got Santa hats and The Night Before Christmas book! It was so fun to watch them be mesmorized by the lights on the tree:



Then it was time to open their first Christmas present. Kylie was all about it, Alec wasn't to sure!





And then they got their book:

That night we read our book in our new pjs! And we modeled our new stuff!




I am so so so excited for the Holidays and the memories we will make!!!

Sledding

We took the kids sledding in our yard recently. We did it right before nap time and they were not happy getting bundled up so we wondered if it would be a hit. Luckily they loved it! Didn't catch a lot of smiles in pics but they really enjoyed it. We even went that night and bought a second sled! Can't wait for a whole winter of outdoor playtime with these two!












Mav loved running with the sled




Can't wait til next time!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

9 months

Oh my goodness its' been a busy month! The kids are getting so busy and we've had a lot going on!! Lots of firsts this month!

Firsts:
Tooth!!! - Alex 10/2, left lower incisor (second tooth came 1 week later). Kylie is still toothless :)

Ear infection :( - Kylie 10/3...right ear, day before vacation

Vacation! - 10/4 to 10/11, Panama city Beach Florida

Time in Gulf of Mexico 10/5

Time mini-golfing: 10/6

Time to pier -  10/8

Time trying Ice cream - 10/8 - apple pie flavor, both kids LOVED it

10/10 - watched first sunset

10/11 - Alex crawls

10/13 - Kylie pulls to stand

10/19 - Alex pulls to stand

10/19 - Both kids figure out how to pull to stand in crib

10/22 - Lowered cribs due to kids trying to be escape artists

10/24 - First time playing in fall leaves

10/25 - FIrst Halloween Party at Mavericks Kennel
Peter Pan, Captain Hook, and Tinkerbell

10/27 - First time getting evicted from Daycare - Alex had a fever of 101.7

Alexander:










Nicknames: Alex, Little Dude, Little Man, Pumpkin, little buddy, Bubba

Weight: 18 pounds 12 ounces (40%)

Height:  27 1/4 inches (18%)

Head circumference:  17 1/2 inches (40%)

Diaper size: 2

Clothing size: 9 month but also easily fits a lot of 6 month stuff

Feeds: Target brand Gentlease.  He takes 8 ounces 3 times a day (7 AM, 3 PM, 700 PM). He gets baby foods or table foods three times a day (9 AM, Noon, and then at 530 PM when we eat dinner). He is starting to do more and more table foods! SO far he has had spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, monkey bread, waffles, banana chocolate chip bread, french fries, turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole. The boy still has not met a food he doesn't like! He loves to eat! He does not like really slimy foods. His current favorite is puffs and spaghetti and meatballs. We are working on introducing sippy cups. He has figured out how to drink from it while you hold it, but is working on holding it himself. 



Sleep: He goes to bed at 7 after having a diaper change, bottle, and listening to lullabies. Dad wakes him during the week at 5:45 for a bottle. After this bottle he goes back to bed until mom wakes at 7:45 for Daycare OR if its a weekend he wakes around 9 AM on his own. He is a good sleeper and will sleep by himself in the crib. He LOVES to snuggle a fuzzy blanket. He loves to nap on this fuzzy gray blanket we have on the couch. He takes 3 cat naps a day (about 30 minutes each ) at daycare. At home he takes a 30 minute nap in the morning and a 2 hour nap after lunch. MUST have pacifier to nap! He likes to sleep with his Lovie and sleeps so much better with it. He is a snuggler and will also happily nap on you given the chance

Health: Sinus infection treated with antibiotics. Stomach bug at beginning of the month. Cold at the end of the month.....oh winter illnesses what fun you are!

Behavior: Such a smiley giggly boy! He is usually pretty mellow. He is one to crawl right into your lap and give you a hug or want to snuggle you. Only upset when he is tired or hungry. He is starting to really explore things. He loves to squeal to hear his voice, then pause then do it again. He just lights up when the dog comes in the room. He gets the BIGGEST smile on his face when mom or dad gets home and can't wait to get over to them and get picked up. Loves to crawl into your lap for snuggles.

Play : New fascination is the ball pit! He likes to kick his feet around in it and eat the balls. He also enjoys jumping in his jumper still. Likes to stand around the activity table to play. Loves blocks, likes to bang them into each other. Enjoys crawling everywhere and pulling to stand on anything he can. Likes dancing with mom and dad. He loves touch and feel books




Development: 
Crawling. Babbling. Pulling to stand. Grabbing at foods to feed himself. Can hold an object in each hand. Can pick up larger ball with two hands.

9 month photo:


Kylie:

















Nicknames: Kylie Bear, Lil Diva, Princess, Lovebug, Pumpkin

Weight: 15 pounds 10 ounces (14%)

Height:  26 1/2 inches (19%)

Head circumference:  17 inches (38%)

Diaper size: 2

Clothing size: 6 month

Feeds: Target brand Gentlease. She is offered 8 ounces 3 times a day (7 AM, 3 PM, 7 PM). She gets baby foods and/or table foods three times a day (9 AM, Noon, and 530 PM when we eat). She usually can eat a whole container of baby food. She is LOVING feeding herself.  So far she has had spaghetti and meatballs, tacos, monkey bread, waffles, banana chocolate chip bread, french fries, turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole.  Her favorite is puffs and spaghetti and meatballs. When she is full she starts to whine until you clean her up....although if she is full and you offer puffs she won't say no. The girl knows what she likes! If she really likes it she opens huge and says "Ahhhh" and moves her head into the spoon then bites like crazy at the spoon. If she loves the table food she will shove it in by the fistful!



Sleep: She goes to bed at 7:00 after having a diaper change, bottle, and listening to lullabies. Mom wakes her during the week at 6:45 for a bottle. After this bottle she might go back to bed until mom wakes at 7:45 for Daycare (but most days she is so excited to see Mom she just stays up and watches mom get ready). If its a weekend she usually sleeps til 7 and then wants to be up for the day. She is a good sleeper and will sleep by herself in the crib. She is taking about 3, 30 minute naps at daycare and if she is home she will sleep 2 hours in the afternoon. If she is over tired and throwing a tantrum she only goes to sleep if you cradle her and sway her back and forth. She likes to sleep with her Lovie. Prefers to be cradled into you rather then chest to chest.

Health: Ear infection at the beginning of the month and stomach bug. Getting over a cold now.

Behavior: Kylie is such a smiley girl. She likes to smile and then turn away like she is shy. Her nose wrinkles when she smiles. She is very curious and tries to crawl everywhere to explore everything. She is very active and constantly on the go. Shes very talkative. Very independent, shes 9 months going on 13 in her mind. Likes to crawl into your lap and have you pick her up, occasionally for a snuggle but usually because she wants you to make her jump. She really focuses on something if it is new to her. She gets so excited when mom or dad get home and crawls really fast to be the first one to greet them and say hi! She is still our sassy little diva!

Play : Kylie loves to jump in her jumper, she will jump in her jumper for over 30 minutes at a time and just giggles like crazy as she does it. She loves playing on the activity tables. Loves the ball pit.  She likes to look in the mirror.  Loves having dance parties with mom and dad!  She loves toys that light up. Loves books. Kylie loves balls and blocks but doesn't do more then eat them! She is starting to learn to take things from her brother and finds it funny to steal his pacifier.




Development: She crawls everywhere on all fours. Melts my heart when she crawls over into my lap. Pulling to stand a ton. Babbling.  Getting into everything! Starting to think she can walk if holding furniture (she can't, it results in falling. Every. Single. Time).


9 month photo:



Together:



Some of our highlights of the past month:
Where to start?!?! In addition to all the firsts which will always be memorable, here are a few other things:

Being on the outside as long as they were in!

Going to the Donut Shack in Florida 

Playtime with cousin Jayden

Riding the carousel 

Playing in boxes

9 month doctor appt, all smiles no tears!

Lovin on their puppy 

Matching Halloween Pjs!

Ball pit fun

Rocking our pink every Monday

Such cuties

Loving Halloween lights! Just wait til Christmas babies!

Rocking the overalls 

Happy mornings before daycare

Gorgeous fall walks

Dressing up to go to the neighbors to play

Playing with each other

Morning playtime


Oh where will the next month take us?! I see even more baby-proofing and the start of holiday traditions in our future!! I can't wait :)