Saturday, January 29, 2011

Night out!

We took both girls out with us to celebrate Wes's birthday. We went to dinner and then out for ice cream! I was afraid we couldn't do it -- but both girls did awesome! It was so fun! We ate our ice cream in the back of the tahoe because Kiley had fallen asleep. We were laughing so hard because Audrey Kate was being so funny! She insisted that we call her Great Lily tonight - not sure where that came from. At the end of the night she said "Thank you for the pink ice cream daddy" Then she said "Thank you for eating mommy!" -Hilarious!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Yeah Audrey!

Audrey Kate had a panty party to celebrate being completely potty trained (except for nights). We had a Tinkerbell theme (or should we say "tinkle bell" - ha) Audrey Kate was so excited. She got Tinkerbell panties, Hello Kitty panties, and Minnie/Daisy panties(thank you Miss Kristi). She also got some potty accessories including stickers to decorate her stool, foaming hand soap, and two hand towels. She was so proud of herself. We let her invite 2 friends over for cupcakes. She was eager to show her friends the panties she was wearing saying "Wanna see what I have?" Then, she would pull down the front of her pants and say "Big girl panties!" very enthusiastically. We are so proud of her accomplishment!!

(It is also nice to only be buying diapers for one!)

One of her little friends hasn't really started understanding potty training. We let each friend bring home a pair of panties -- this friend thought that it was a hat --- HILARIOUS!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thank you Kiley!

I have been sick this weekend....last night Kiley slept from 11:30 to 7:15.....what a blessing!!! Feeling better since I got some good rest. What a sweet girl to let her mommy sleep....sign of things to come I hope.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Silly Daddy!

Wes said he wanted to play basketball last night. I said that that was fine, but asked that Kiley get fed before he goes so I could take care of some things before he left. He has always been good at delegating...

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Changes in 2011!

We have had lots of new things going on with our girls this week!

1. Audrey Kate has been very attached to her "milk cups" - she would not drink milk out of ANYTHING else. Then she would suck on it for over 20 minutes like a bottle - RIDICULOUS! The "milk cups" are gone. She now drinks milk from a big girl cup or a straw as long as it is colorful milk! So we make it pink or green, or whatever other color she likes. YEAH!

2. We have had Audrey Kate in panties for over a week!! She has had a few accidents, but is doing fabulous!! I am so proud of her and so excited to only be buying diapers for 1 instead of two - it was kinda pricey there for a little while.

3. Kiley slept 5-6 hours for 3 nights straight! WOO HOO!! She is smiling a ton and cooing! It is totally adorable. She is such a good baby and tolerates all of her sisters noise, touches, and smothering hugs.

4. We have had a hard time at bedtime with both girls...but tonight both girls in bed and asleep by 7:45 - HALLELUJAH!

5. I headed back to work and the girls adjusted to their new schedules beautifully this week.

6. Oh yes - one more new thing -- for a while now Audrey Kate would only eat chicken with a certain kindof BBQ sauce, macaroni, pasta with cheese, eggos, grilled cheese pizza or fruit. NOTHING ELSE!! Refused to even have anything else on her plate. Over my maternity leave I have worked tirelessly to expand her food repetoire. We started by cooking together, kissing and licking foods instead of taking a bite, using our fingers to taste different things, being super silly, and taking teeny tiny baby bites. This week Audrey Kate ate great meals including summer sausage, chicken spaghetti, eggs with cheese, BBQ pork, tilapia (you read that right - my daughter ate two bites of fish), mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, PB and J, and sweet potatoes. She even dipped her pizza in ranch and took a bite of a carrot without any prompting (she did spit it out though saying Yuck) What an awesome girl!! She is now willing to try most anything and is helping cook a ton. She is constantly saying "can I try that?" while we are cooking. She really wanted to try dill and pepper the other day and took a big lick of a lemon and said "that's not good".

The Lord has truely blessed us with these two beauties! More pictures and videos coming soon.

**On a side note, Audrey Kate's language skills shock me all the time. Two sentences from today:

"I'm gonna eat my oranges while my pasta cools."
"Daddy, can you turn on the light for me so I can find my puppy and Jasmin."

She is not even two and a half -- that is just plain crazy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Bedtime with Friends

Audrey Kate likes to have all her stuffed animals (we call them her "friends) sleep with her at bedtime. She sleeps in a queen sized bed, so there is a lot of room for her friends. They all get wrapped up in a blanket. And, they each friend has a specific blanket. If you use the wrong one she will tell you " No mommy, that's buzz's blanket" - LOL - The other night - Kiley had to get wrapped up too and was given a spot in bed. I love that she is about the same size as Buzz.