Monday, April 30, 2012

It's the little things!

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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Birthday Fun!

Today we went to the park for a first birthday party!  It was our luck that yesterday was beautiful and tomorrow will be nice.... but today - COLD!  We still had a good time!
Buds trying to climb up to the goodies!

Yummy cupcakes!  It was so cold the icing was hard.  I took mine to go and warmed it up at home.  SO good!
Happy Birthday!
Buds was a little fussy so we left after singing "Happy Birthday".  Can't believe all our babies are growing up so fast!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

15 Month Well Baby

Max and Claire did great at their 15 month check up.  Our doctor is pleased with how they are growing - that makes Mommy happy!
They had to two shots and Max had to get his finger pricked.  Tears only lasted a second.
Daddy kept them entertained while waiting.  All was good til Max put the glove in his mouth and a piece broke off....right when the Dr walked in! Parents of the year! ha!

Max: 15 months
26.5 lbs (85-90%)
32.25 inches (85-90%)

Claire: 15 months
21.5 lbs (50%)
30 inches (50%)

I wasn't surprised that Max was that high.  He's a big boy!  I thought Claire would be bigger as much as she eats!  Dr said it was normal for toddlers to "graze" so that made me feel better about her snacking ALL the time!

Yay for healthy and happy babies!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Claire 15 Months!

My beautiful Bear Bear is 15 Months!! I'm pretty sure I say this every month, but how can she already be such a big girl? She was my new born yesterday!  This girl is crazy! and all over the place.  She is definitely our wild child.  She loves to test us and does so with a smile on her face.  She, along with her brother, love to climb.  Max will stay on his bottom, or sit when told....but not this girl.  She will pretend to sit, then stand back up with a smile... like, "what are you going to do?!"  She also does this is the bath tub and it makes me so mad.  I've tried a little pop but I think I've been to scared to do it hard enough to sting.  Stern voices don't even phase her, while Max gets his feelings hurt if you talk in an upset manner.  She is super tough.  She fell a couple of times today, laid there, smiled and hopped right back up.
She is a Mommy's girl.  Her attachment to my hip is starting to get a little better.  It has been out of control.  Once she cried when my aunt was walking up our sidewalk... I wasn't even leaving!
She loves playing outside, dancing, climbing, bath time and snacking.  Boy does this girl love to snack.  She is constantly signing "more" and "food".  I don't think she is really hungry.  She eats huge portions at B,L and D.   Her favorites are: yogurt, scrambled eggs, avocado, grilled cheese, broc. with pears, sweet potato, any cereal, Annies honey bunnies, oh.. and fruit snacks.  Happy Tots makes a fruit/veggie mix that is small enough for toddlers.  Now that she signs "milk" she drinks it more?!  Milk is the first thing she signs when she wakes up.  She usually drinks 6 ounces in the morning and I'm lucky if I can get her to have 3 ounces at night.  Max usually finishes whatever she leaves!
She talks all the time.  Lots of conversation....only wish I knew what she was saying.  We understand: mommy, daddy, duck, doggy, ball, shoes, keys, bubble, all done, and uh oh.  She signs: please, more, food, ball, bird, milk, all done, and flower.
Clothes: 12-18 months
Diaper: size 4
Shoe: size 4
I think she has 8 teeth?

We'll know more stats tomorrow after their 15 month appointment.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Max 15 Months!

My Boy is getting so BIG!!  He is now a full time walker!! (as of 4/22 - 15 months)  It's so cute to see him walk.. he walks sideways!  He walks around with a big smile on his face.  He is so proud.  Claire better watch out bc he will get his speed soon and be able to catch her ;)

He is so curious and into EVERYTHING!  Recently his favorite thing to do is climb.  He loves to sit in chairs and has learned how to climb up.  He is a funny boy.  He loves to carry things around (reminds me of a retriever! ha!)  If I'm doing laundry, he takes a shirt and drapes it around his neck and walks around! Or puts it on his walker and pushes it around the house!  It's so funny.

Max loves music.  As soon as the music starts, he begins to dance.  School says he is so fun to watch in music class!  He also loves to play outside, play with his water table and go for walks and play on the play ground at the park.

He loves food! and his milk!  He usually drinks his milk and finishes Claire's!  Favorite foods: mac and cheese, grilled cheese, boca burger and boca chicken, broccoli with pears, yogurt, eggs and avocado. oh. and gold fish/Annie's honey bunnies.

He can be so sweet, but recently has been heavy handed.  He gets excited and will hit...and it hurts.  Poor Claire keeps getting hit in the head.  I am trying to find the best way to discipline him - so far what I've done isn't working.
Sleep has gotten much better (except for today!)  Typical day: wake 6:20, two naps, and bed at 7:15

He talks all the time and has the cutest voice! The words I can understand are: Dog, Dada, Mommy, Ball, Shoes, No, Keys, Bubble and I'm sure a few more that I am not remembering.
He can sign: Please, Thank you, Bird, Ball, Food, All Done, Milk, and More.

Diapers: 4/5
Clothes: some 12/18, moving into 18/24 mo
Shoes: 5.5 Xwide
 Need to count his teeth, but I think 14

It's crazy how much they change in a month!  We have our 15 month appointment Thursday.  Look forward to see their percentages!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Book vs Movie

Yesterday, Mom and I went to see The Hunger Games.  I have to say I was a little disappointed... but isn't that how it usually is? Book way better than the movie?  Going in I was really excited bc I heard it was very close to the book, but I think they left out or changed a few important details.  In saying this, I do hope they come out with the rest of the movies.
I am just a few chapters in on the third book.  I"ll be sad when it's over.  Good thing I have a stack of books waiting to be read!

Last night we had dinner at Mom and Dad's house.  They were having a dinner for my Dad's best friend who has leukemia.  He is out of the hospital for a few weeks so they had him over for a nice dinner.  We had a great time visiting with him and a few other of their friends.  Max especially loved the hat my dad gave Billy!

Saturday, April 21, 2012


Today we treated Max and Claire to frozen yogurt! They loved it!

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Thursday, April 19, 2012


Last night we have a sleepover with the Reaves twins.  Justin and my friend's husband were out of town for business so we went to their house for a sleepover!  M and D will be three next month.  Max and Claire did great, they even slept until 7!!!!  It was so nice to get a little extra sleep ;)

It has been an uneventful week, hence the lack of blogs (thanks Hans for pointing that out!)

I am now on the last book in The Hunger Games.  Mom and I are going to try to see the movie this weekend!!

Lastly, here is the video I was trying to upload the other day!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fun in the water!

We had a fun and busy Monday!  We started our day very early (a little before 6), took a good nap and headed to the Children's Museum!  They have so much fun having free play.  Today they spent most of their time at the Lego table.
sitting in the big chair at the museum!
After a nice, long afternoon nap (and mom reading out in the sun) we pulled out our water table and splished and splashed!
probably one of my favorite pictures!
Buds loved drinking the water, pouring it down his outfit, and dunking his head!

Speaking of Buds... we need to get him a new hat.  His hat like this is too small and his other one (more for the pool) he threw overboard on a run this past weekend is long gone.  I like to keep a hat on him since his is so fair and not too much hair.  I also need to get him a new pair of shoes.  We just got him a pair recently, but I don't think he likes them... or maybe they are not comfortable.  

I  uploaded a video to you tube but I can't find it! This happens almost every time I send a video there.  I'll have to share another time.  Just some extra cuteness!  Any thoughts on Vimeo?

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Two walkers!

Max Man is almost a full time walker!  I think he will be 100% walking by 15 months!  He can walk down the hall, but most of the time keeps both hands on the wall.  It's so cute and scary how things are going to change in just a few short days/weeks!

He has really blossomed this week.  He has turned into wild child.  Talking and happy all the time and into everything!  His energy level is through the roof.  Sometimes he doesn't realize his own strength.  He has been hitting some and I'm not sure how stop him.  He knows what he is doing is wrong.  I tell him "no hitting" and he just smiles and does it again...
He is starting to give good hugs though!
This week they have both started saying "ut oh". It is the cutest!

In other news....
We finally got a Whole Foods Market!  Today was the Grand Opening.  I went at 8pm and it was still packed!  I got a few great deals, but will have to go back another time when it isn't so crazy!

I finished the first Hunger Games book!  It was so good!! Just a few pages in on the second and can't wait to dive in!

So ready for the weekend!!

Monday, April 9, 2012


There's just something about Costco that makes them happy :)

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

The Easter Bunny came to see Max and Claire!

Buds loved his bunny ears!

Bear loved her ears too!
Claire kept walking around saying, "oh, oh, oh!"  She had a great time going through her basket.  
I'm not going to jinx us by saying I think we are moving in the right direction, but this morning they slept til 6:40!!  It was so nice! They played, had breakfast and then it was out the door to church.  We had a great service followed by a nice lunch at my parents house.

After lunch, Buds played with Mom outside.  He was happy when he saw the ball!
He is getting so close to walking!  I think he is becoming more confident.  He is taking a lot more steps on his own..... but the minute you try to stand him up to walk, he buckles.  He wants to do it on his own time!

I attempted to get a picture with my two favorite littles..... 
..... but had more luck stealing kisses from my baby boy!

Hope everyone had a nice Easter!

and Happy 16th birthday to my cousin, Campbell!!! :)

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Eggs

Yesterday we had some friends over for a play date and to try and dye Easter eggs!  My mom found these Qtip looking things to decorate with...great idea, but ended up being super messy.
The moms ended up doing most of the decorating.... one hand did get in the dye!
I'm not the most creative!
But I can make some yummy cookies!
Buds tried to eat the egg.... realized it didn't taste too good!
But the ravioli he had for dinner was so yummy!

This Easter bunny is tired and needs to go to bed! Fun day planned for tomorrow!!

Hope your family has a nice Easter!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Just the girls!

Claire woke up with a 102.7 temp so she stayed home with me today while Max went to Mothers Morning Out. It was so nice to have some individual time. We had good belly laughs and did some shopping. It is south easier shopping with one!

And I have to add our pics from last night - their first time trying ice cream!

It was free cone day at Ben and Jerry's. I had envisioned all going as a family, but Justin had a last minute dinner meeting :(. Luckily mom was game for ice cream with the babes!!
It was so much fun!

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tricks on me!

*this post was started last night.. computer froze so I had to continue today*
First things first....  tonight, I got to hang out with my friend Heather, and while catching up, she informed me that she has seen Max walk.  Excuse me?? What? When? Apparently, my little buddy can walk, but has only showed this to Heather!!  We went to an Easter Egg Hunt this afternoon and I saw him take about 7-8 steps.  I was ecstatic!  Maybe this means we'll start to see him walking more often?!

The Hunt:
Everyone dressed their babes up, brought Easter baskets and eggs filled with goodies, and their cameras.

Claire's dress is tucked in her bloomers 
They were so excited about their new baskets! and loved the plastic eggs!

Too cool for skool!
All the moms taking pictures 
They were both a little fussy. Claire did a pretty good job picking up eggs and an even better job of taking Max's and putting them in hers!  Max stood with me most of the time.
still wearing his glasses!
Found the goodies!
Sunday is supposed to be 75 degrees and sunny.  Hopefully it will stay that way so we can do our own little Easter egg hunt!