Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The girls are growing up!

I can not believe it!!! Taylor is 2.5 and Caroline is 6 months old! Oh my where does the time go? Taylor is not our baby any more. She is talking up a storm and makes us laugh all the time. Yesterday we were on our way to CVS and she was in the back with one of her books when she proclaimed, “Momma this book is driving me bonkers!” I had to ask her again what she said as I thought maybe I was just hearing things. Sure enough she repeated herself and that is what she said. Then last night after I read Taylor her bed time books I heard her usual cries from underneath the door, “Mommy, Mommy!!” When I finally went back into her room to settle her down and lay with her for “2 minutes” (her favorite requested length of time that we lay with her?!) I found her on the floor with her baby doll in hand and her bed was a mess! Her sheets were a mess and all of her stuff animals looked like they had been thrown all over her bed; obviously she had been making a ruckus! Then she looked up at me and said, “Mommy my animals are being crazy! They were on top of my baby doll!!” I mean where do they get this stuff?! She is certainly using her imagination these days and keeping us entertained and BUSY!
Caroline had her 6 month check up on Monday. Right now she is rolling everywhere, smiling and laughing all the time and making those cute baby sounds. She is a happy baby! She weighed in at 13lbs. and 4 oz. She is only 7th percentile in her weight...we are trying to fatten her up with more calories!! She loves her formula but doesn't seem to care about veggies or even fruit?! I am just going to keep trying to get her to eat. At first she wasn't interested in the cereal and now she has her mouth open before I can get another spoonful. I know in time she will get it all!

We are just trying to treasure these moments because it is crazy how fast time goes by! They are two sweet girls that we have been blessed with to love and nurture.

Can't beleive two and half years have gone by...Here Taylor is at 1 week
Already SIX months have flown by...Caroline at 1 week too (2 years later)

Saturday, February 14, 2009


On Friday Taylor's class had a Valentine's Day party and a dance. The kids were all nicely dressed right before the party (hence the plastic bibs they all have on--they usually never wear bibs--also why I go through bottles and bottles of Zout; the best stain remover ever!!)
The other night I asked Taylor to show me some of her dance moves that she planned on breaking out for the big Valentine's Dance. I literally about wet my pants from laughing. She was adorable, yet hilarious with some of her dancing moves. I tried to get some video of Taylor dancing but she was all over the room so it was hard to capture it all!

Rob had just gotten to VK and Taylor was so excited that Daddy made it in time for the dance!

All the kids were given an early Valentine and were eating heart lollipops.

Right before the dance, I was able to capture Taylor and one of her boyfriends, Jacob. They have been in daycare together since they were infants and have such a special sweet bond!

Taylor was fascinated by the disco ball when she first hit the dance floor. Check out the cute boy in the bow tie behind her...that is Aiden, her other little boyfriend.
Taylor LOVES to dance!

Caroline's class didn't have a party and obviously couldn't join in the dance this year but I was able to capture some smiles from her today. As Rob said this morning, she is his "littlest Valentine"...precious!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Over the weekend...

We have been having LOTS of issues with getting Taylor to fall asleep lately. She just fights going to sleep every night and usually at nap time on the weekends. I am really not sure what to do about the issue as it just started about two months ago. (ANY and ALL suggestions are welcomed!!)
So on Friday night Rob and I were able to bribe her into staying in her bed and going to sleep. We told her that if she went to sleep like a good little girl then she could go to her cousins soccer game and over to their house. Although if she misbehaved we told her she wouldn't be allowed to go. Luckily for us that night she didn’t put up too much of a fuss!
Taylor spent the night out with her cousins Ellie, Aiden and Skyler! Taylor was super excited on Saturday about going to the soccer game that afternoon and then spending the night with her cousins. I think they had a great time although Taylor was pretty tired on Sunday. Of course she refused to take a nap although she desperately needed one…obviously from the picture below so did Daddy.

Caroline has been doing so well the past week or two with her cereal I thought that she might be ready for some veggies. I started on Monday night with green beans. Well Caroline did not like the green beans at all. She started to gag and then wouldn’t even finish the rest of her cereal! I put the veggies on hold and will try again in another week or two with another type of vegetable

Right after eating some cereal on Sat. night.

Rob got her to sleep without her swaddle blanket on Sunday morning while I was teaching class. She seems to like her side or tummy when sleeping.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Girls night out...

So a couple of weeks ago the girls (Kristen Carver, Leah, Lissa, Alicia and I) all got together on Saturday night. It was so nice to get away for an evening. Once the girls were asleep Rob's parents were so nice to come over to babysit so Rob could go out with Will and Ann to meet the rest of us. We had a great time. I love hanging out the girls and catching up. We definitely need to do it more often!!

The girls...

My old roomie and great friend, Lissa

The Kristen's...
Rob finally said after this photo that we had enough evidence that we were actually out more pictures :)

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Check out the pictures from the Princess Day down below...

Monday, February 2, 2009

My angels; 2 yrs. and 5 months!

So yes Caroline is already 5 months old and next month Taylor will be 2 1/2!!! That is just crazy to me as I can not believe how fast time goes by. Taylor and Caroline are so precious to us. I feel like they have really given my life more purpose and meaning. They are the world to me! I know that I am so lucky to have two healthy and happy kids.
Caroline is rolling over a lot now. She sometimes gets stuck and irritated when she gets on her tummy but I don't think it will be long before she will be moving all over the place! Her favorite thing to do is to stand. She is just like her Mommy and sister...she is nosey and likes to see what is going on around her! Hopefully she will be sitting up by herself and holding her own bottle soon! I will keep you posted as we are working on both :)
Taylor is talking up a storm, singing and dancing ALL the time and making Rob and I laugh every other minute. She is so funny and so sweet although she has also entered into the terrible two's! Goodness I could do without those times!! Although I will take her and keep anyway I can. We have two little angels that I am so thankful for and so proud to be their Mommy!

Caroline loves her exersaucer and here she is intently watching and listening to Cookie Monster and Elmo sing her Twinkle Twinkle Little Star!

Trying to get Taylor to look and smile at the camera...that is a HARD task!
Caroline just looks so surprised; I mean we have tried to get their picture together SO many times, she should be used to it, right?!

I just loved the skirt and stripped tights that Caroline wore this day...I had to get a picture!
So she is working on holding her own bottle..she just keeps those hands so close to her mouth and sometimes her fingers wind up in her mouth too!
So sweet..Caroline's little fingers wrapped around her Daddy's thumb!
I love our bath and getting ready for bed time together. She is usually all smiles on the changing table.
I mean she looks so big here! They grow up TOO quickly.