Tuesday, April 17, 2012

18 months and thriving

Have you seen these girls at Walmart?

So, the girls had their 18 month check-up the other day.  The little sluggers weigh in at 24 and 25 lbs (~50th-percentile), and are 32.5" tall (~75th-percentile).

The pediatrician gave us a gentle slap on the wrist for our feeding practices.  Before the check-up, meal time was slowly becoming a game of "distract the toddler with toys and TV while we try and feed them".  This resulted in the girls sitting in the high chair for about an hour every meal.  Now, we have completely cut off any TV, minimized toys, and reduced meal time to 30 minutes.  So, sometimes the girls end up leaving the high chair having eaten very little, but in the peditrician's words: "they have enough reserves".  I think it's just because they were wearing a small shirt and their belly was sticking out.

In other news, the girls are taking advantage of the nice weather we've been having.  We recently got them a bouncy castle, a slide, and a water table: the start to our backyard playground.  The girls are getting really good at climbing up and sliding down the slide.  They're also great at spilling all the water out of the water table and onto their clothes.

Bug ridin' in the park

Too tired: couldn't wait until we lifted them into bed

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Just wanted to do a quick up date on the girls.

The girls decided to get into the crossfire the other day without any help and Naomi took the driver seat while Keira took the passenger seat! 

The girls are also doing some really goofball stuff and we captured it on video! They babble lots to each other, do silly faces and dance moves. Here's a cute video of them.

We also spoiled the girls and bought them a bouncy castle so that they could jump and slide in the backyard.  I can't wait until the summer when the girls' friend's come over for a bouncy castle party.  Lots of fun for years to come:)

I bought the girls some 'Mini pas' shoes, I had no idea that they were soo popular.  I'm so glad I found these shoes at a used kids sale, its a hit with the girls.  They love walking in them!!

As you can see, my house is like a daycare, I tried to get rid of toys on a monthly basis, by selling or giving them away but it doesn't make a difference. I have a daycare in my house!

On another random note, I just found out two of my girlfriends are having twins!!  AND one of my girlfriends used to be my best friend in elementary school!! I've known her since kindergarten. What are the chances?!!  Exciting times.