Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quick Visit from Nana and Papa

My parents stopped in for a quick visit the past few days, and the girls loved seeing them and getting some extra attention! Here's a link to some pictures I posted on facebook:

And a video of Elle at Build-a-Bear with my mom (she loved it, and named her new Hello Kitty, Princess Kitty--too cute!):

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A little update

It feels like the girls have been growing faster and faster recently! I keep asking Elle if she could please stop growing and just stay little forever for me, and she always replies, "No, mama, I'm getting bigger and bigger everyday!" Kyle trimmed her hair last night, and I was commenting that it made it her look older, so much more like a little girl, rather than a baby, so when she jumped off the chair at the end, she said, "Look daddy! I'm bigger now!" Guess she'll be requesting a haircut more often!

And Lauren seems to be more of a toddler everyday. She's already started throwing full-blown tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants (I don't remember Elle doing this until she was at least 15 months!). Every single day, she rattles the gate at the bottom of the stairs multiple times and when she realizes it's not open and she can't climb up the stairs (one of her very favorite activities), she screams and throws herself on the ground. It's really pretty funny to watch, and it's amazing how quickly she can be set off by other things too, like anytime Elle gets something that Lauren can't have (it's so tough being the second kid!). Lauren's also been walking everywhere the past few weeks, and trying to copy more words. When the doctor asked me at her check-up if she was talking, I started naming off the words she can say, which includes, "mama; dada; no, no, no; yuck; whoa; and wow." He thought it was a very interesting combination of words, but these are certainly the ones she hears the most often, since she's into everything. Yesterday morning, Lauren was "helping" me with the dishes, and every time she would throw a piece of silverware on the floor, she would yell, "yuck!" Too funny!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

My Georgia Girls!

Elle has a number of different Georgia outfits, but she wants to wear the cheerleading outfit every week! She also insisted on bringing the "Georgia girl dolly" with her for nap time. Too cute! Hopefully we'll have a reason to cheer tonight during the LSU game!

In other news, I'm continually amazed by how different the two girls are and was reminded again at story time this morning. Curious George was visiting and Elle has been scared of dressed up characters for as long as I can remember, so she, of course, insisted on sitting in my lap, told me she did not want to see him, and told me that George was not going to say "hi" to her! Lauren, on the other hand, was soo excited to see Curious George. She kept waving at him, motioning for him to come here, trying to crawl toward him, and trying to talk to him in her 1-year-old gibberish. I left Elle with a friend while I took Lauren up to see him, and she loved petting him and had the biggest smile on her face. Too funny! It certainly makes being parent so interesting!