Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vegetable Battle - Olivia

For some reason Olivia decided she didn't like vegetables anymore a few months ago and just flat out refused to eat them. So we've had many battles over the past few weeks that nobody won...lots of kicking, screaming and going to bed hungry. I always serve the girls in courses, vegetables first and so if she didn't eat her vegetables then nothing else was served. She's very stubborn so it took awhile but she finally learned that I'm more stubborn. Yay, I finally won the vegetable war with Olivia...she's now been happily (no screaming at least) eating her vegetables for over a week.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Ella Rolls Over

Ella rolled over several times today and I finally caught it on video! She's such a wiggle worm that she accidentally rolled over about a month ago but today is the first day she did it on purpose several times. She's rolling from her tummy to her back at 3 months, 4 days old...Yay Ella!!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Endless Sucking - Olivia

Olivia sucks her thumb while going to sleep, while sleeping, while watching tv, while playing...basically all the time. She's 2 years old now and we need to put an end to all this sucking. I stated by putting one of Darin's sock over her thumb. It seemed to work but she hated it. You'll be able to see in the photos below that she tried to suck her thumb with the sock on and she tried to bite the sock off. I need some new ideas please! This is going to take a lot of patience!

Twins - 3 Months Old

Ella and Emma are 3 months old today! Wow, time sure does fly by when you are sooooo busy raising 4 kids! I took these photos today!
Ella is doing awesome! She is such a happy, content baby! She does extremely well on her tummy and is very near rolling over in both directions. She smiles and coos all the time but especially when looking at me or Emma. She loves to take naps in her swing and play in the jumperoo! She has big bright eyes and a smile that takes my breath away! She eats 6 ounces every 2.5-3 hours and barely dribbles any milk down the sides of her mouth....she's gotten way better at that! She's also my star napper! Ella's favorite toy is a mirror, she can look at herself for hours!
Emma is amazing! She loves being snuggled! Emma talks up a storm, we can have conversations that last an hour! She's not a very predictable napper, sometimes she naps for 10 minutes and other times 2 hours. She is now sleeping a full 12-13 hours at night though! She loves to sit up and look around, she also loves to play on her back. Her favorite toy is a star that has twinkling lights, she can stare at it forever. She eats 6 ounces every 2.5-3 hours and is gaining weight like a champ! She has the most beautiful eyes with peek-a-boo eyelashes...I love them!