...so I took her to get a donut. :-)
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Today was "Meet the Teacher Day" at Evelyn's school. She was pretty shy at first, she kind of shuffled down the hall, not quite sure what to think or do. Once she found the kitchen toys, she started warming up, though. Her teacher seems really nice, and I think Evelyn will probably have an easier time being in school than I will have thinking of her being there!
Sunday, August 25, 2013
These would be all of the random sister pictures of the girls over the past month...Evelyn loves Lillian - almost too much! :-) We really have to watch her - she's been known to sit on her (trying to kiss her), tickle her (with a little too much force), pet her (because she's 'so so soft'), and feed her chocolate chips (that was a highlight...by the time we found it, the chocolate chip was half melted in Lilly's mouth. I started swiping it out with my finger and the only thing I could think to do with the melted chocolate was eat it myself - can't waste good chocolate, right? So I sat swiping out her mouth 6-7 times and eating what I got...kind of gross now that I think about it!)
Giving sister kisses
Holding sister's hand
Lilly has a hat!
Evelyn is obsessed with giving people chiropractic adjustments. Poor Lilly gets the brunt of it!
You can tell Lillian really likes it! :-)
Check her heart!
Evelyn reading to Lillian
(one of my favorite things to watch)
One day I brought Lillian into Evelyn's room to wake her up from a nap - I laid Lillian down in her crib and waited for her to wake up...it was cute!
Giving baby sister her pluggie
Getting ready for some BRONCOS football!
Kisses for Lilly!
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Saturday, August 17, 2013
One of my bucket list items for maternity leave was to make cookies with Evelyn (and be ok with the mess!). We decided to do it on a Saturday morning so we'd have Daddy's help with Lillian. Ugh, I hate me in these pictures...I'm giving myself 8 weeks to enjoy eating whatever I want (since I couldn't with gestational diabetes during pregnancy) and not follow a regular exercise routine. I'm starting to get the itch for healthy, though, which is good! :-)
Cutest little helper!
I found that measuring the dry ingredients into the batter bowl and letting her scoop them into the mixer worked best!
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Lillian actually doesn't hate tummy time (Evelyn did - she screamed any time we would put her on her tummy!). There's something about this age where they are so unstable, yet trying to push their big 'ol heads up!
Big sister is such a help!
Time for a nap!
Some days it's easier to just rest your head on the pillow...
This is what Evelyn usually does - which Lillian finds entertaining, so that's helpful!
Love this picture...
Posted by Stacey Gaines (Wisdom) at 10:02 PM
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
We've been getting Evelyn ready to start "school" in a few weeks. It's a Mother's Day Out program at a church nearby where she will go for two days a week. It's not so much a preschool as a social experience for her. We're excited to get her playing with several kids her age, and to give Amber some one-on-one time with Lillian (aka, a break from two kids!). They have a designated nap/rest time each day, so Evelyn needed a nap mat. We wanted to introduce her to it here at home so the idea of napping on it wasn't completely new to her when she got to school.
Not quite sure how to use it...
Is it a blanket?
Yep - a blanket!
Monday, August 12, 2013
Evelyn had a dentist appointment this morning. I almost forgot about it...the first of probably many things that I will almost forget about because my kids suck out my brains. :-) She had a good report and did great!
She looks so tiny in the chair!
Chocolate with sprinkles
Mmmmm - chocolate milk!
(look at those clean teeth!)
Posted by Stacey Gaines (Wisdom) at 10:00 AM
Sunday, August 11, 2013
We got together with some of my colleagues tonight at the Hooks game. It was SUPER hot and humid, but there was a beautiful sunset!
We found a new pool (with much better hours) in the area that Evelyn loves. It's a little bit further of a drive for us, but it's worth it. There's lots of shade, so we can bring Lillian easily and take turns playing with Evelyn in the pool. They have a tandem slide that we can go down with her, along with another slide that she can navigate herself. There's also tons of squirty toys and fountains that she loves playing with.
The best part is it is open year round...so we're looking forward to the next few months when all the Texans think it's too cold to swim in 70 degrees and we can enjoy it with fewer people!
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Saturday, August 10, 2013
Friday, August 9, 2013
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Tuesday, August 6, 2013
One month already...jeez! Here are Lillian's one-month stats (we had a new nurse, and I think she messed up the head circumference because I know her clothes have been tighter over her head!):
Weight: 10 pounds, 15 ounces (up 15 ounces from 2 weeks) - 92nd percentile
Height: 21.75 inches (up .25 inches from 2 weeks) - 84th percentile
Posted by Stacey Gaines (Wisdom) at 8:41 PM