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Saturday, June 29, 2013

11 Months


I know I say this every time I update this blog but I can’t believe how fast everything has flown by. The girls have been walking now for almost 2 months and it feels like just yesterday we brought these little terrorists angels home.

Here are the girls stats from their last doctor appointment:

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Weight: 22.27 lbs. (89th %tile)

Height: 2 ft. 4.5 in (50th %tile)

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Weight: 21.61 lbs. (84th %tile)

Height: 2 ft. 3.4 in (11th %tile)

The girls have been very busy with play dates and pool time. We went to a music class for the first time yesterday. They got to play little instruments, dance and clap along to the music. They LOVED it! It was pretty cool to see them interact with other kids. I was so proud of them. We’re going to bring Daddy along for the next class.


Our friends daughter, Claire with the girls. Emmy left; Hannah right in both above pics

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Emmy left; Hannah right

Speaking of Daddy… Jason celebrated his first father’s day this month. He’s such an awesome dad. Always playing with the girls and helping me out. We are very lucky girls!

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I honestly don’t know who’s who in the left pic (it happens)

Above right pic: Hannah left; Emily right

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Jason’s father’s day gift. Emily left; Hannah right

The girls are becoming very vocal. By vocal, I mean screaming at the top of their lungs when they want something or when someone steals a toy away. Oh, we’re working on sharing too. With not sharing comes temper tantrums and shaking heads no and their new personal favorite…biting.  Oh Lord, help us!

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Left pic: Hannah left; Emily right    Right Pic: Hannah bit Emily for stealing her toy

As you can see from the laundry basket picture above, sometimes I have to get creative at playtime to keep the girls happy. Their favorite is when I make a pillow pile.

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Emily is in purple, Hannah in red.

They are becoming girly girls, much to Jason’s dismay. They love wearing headbands and dresses.

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Hannah left; Emily right. They both have my lazy eye. Sorry girls.

They learned how to clink their sippy cups and say “cheers!”

Here are the girls dancing.


That’s about all for now. We’ll be home next week to celebrate their first birthday a little early.

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Emily wants YOU to have a great day!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Update - 10 months

Wow! What a month it’s been! The girls decided crawling was too simple for them so on May 3rd they both took their first steps! They had been taking a step and then falling down but that afternoon, I saw Emily out of the corner of my eye. She took a step and didn’t fall. Then she took another step, then another! That evening Hannah took a few steps on her own too. Not as many as Emily but it didn’t take her long before she was roaming around with her big sis.
The next day Jason left for Switzerland for work and the girls and I drove to Colwich for the week while Jason was gone. I can handle the girls fine on my own during the day but at night (baths especially) it gets a little difficult. Plus, I missed everyone and couldn’t pass up an opportunity to go home.
While we were there the girls got to ride in the front of a shopping cart for the first time and LOVED it.
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They got their first pair of sunglasses and haven’t broken them…yet.
We got to hang out at David and Laura’s house which is always fun.
(Emily is in pink – Hannah is in green)
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Emily spent some quality time with her uncle Jon and I spent some quality time with my niece.
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Hannah – Will – Emily
We headed back to Missouri on Mother’s Day. Jason got into KC the night before. He brought home music boxes for the girls, lots of Swiss chocolate and these beauties for me.
Here is a pic of Jason on the highest peak in Europe.
The girls are learning so much, so fast. It’s really amazing to see what they pick up from day to day. They love to give Jason back massages aka he lays on the floor and they hit his back. They will go grab a book or a ball when asked. They love to jump / flop on pillows. Their new favorite thing is swinging. We took them to the park on Sunday and they had a blast!
(Emily is in pink – Hannah is in flowers. Please ignore the slobber. We’re teething again.)
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And now… their 10 month mug shots:
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As my dad always says “That’s about all I know.” I better wrap this up. I have more of this to tend to…
Emily is in green pants – Hannah is in pink pants.