Sunday, October 23, 2011

Our Sweet Ellie

I am still having a hard time believing that my girls are 2!  I thought I would write a little about each of them individually, starting with my first born, Elizabeth Jane. 
-Peppa Pig.  This is a British cartoon about a Family of pigs.  I am not sure why she loves it so much, but it is a welcomed change after Yo Gabba Gabba for so long.  These pigs are a very polite and loving family.  Plus it is pretty funny to hear Ellie occasionally say things with a British accent! :)
-beans.  One of her favorite foods is beans.  Pinto and black beans are what she likes best.  She actually likes them more than dessert!
-being girly.  Ellie loves feeling pretty.  She loves new clothes, shiny shoes, bows, necklaces, bracelets, especially mommy's purse and lip gloss.
-being a little mommy.  She loves her baby dolls and doing things just like mommy.  She is a great helper and wants to help me unload the dish washer and put clothes in the drier.

Things that are Not her favorite:
-being pestered by Kate
-when the dogs steal her snacks
-all veggies except for peas and beans
-peanut butter sandwiches

When we went for Ellie and Kate's 2 year old check-up our pediatrician was impressed with Ellie's verbal skills and said she was closer to the articulation of a 3 year old.  She does a really good job of listening to me and speaks in little sentences all the time.  Here are a few of the cute things she is saying:

-Watch the Peppa pig show please.  (I hear this one all the time, she brings me the remote when she asks.)
-Mommy/Daddy, where are you? (when one of us goes upstairs)
-Kate is "Tate" and cat is "titty tat"
-ready, steady, go! (this was learned from peppa)
-mmmm, licious (when she thinks something is delicious)
-she can count to 10 but skips 5
-she sings her version of the ABCs

And here are a few pictures from the day my sweet baby girls were born.

The first time in mommy's arms.
Snuggled up with Kate at 1 day old.
Dressed to leave the hospital.  Swimming in the newborn size clothes.

And here are just a few of my favorites from the past 2 years.
All dressed up for her first birthday party.

delicious oreo

chewing a straw like daddy

Just up from a nap

tasty toes

sleeping beauty

my serious girl
carrying her 'baby' in the sling

2 years old
 Ellie is usually very shy and serious.  She takes some time to warm up to new people and places.  She loves to sit on Mommy or Daddy's lap and snuggle or read books.  Ellie is sweet and gentle most of the time, but can still throw a mean temper tantrum.  We love her so much and smile everyday at something she says or does.  Happy second birthday Ellie!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Our Two, Two Year Olds

Ellie and Kate turned 2 today!  I just wanted to do a quick post today and I will add more soon.  Yesterday the girls went for their Two-Year well visit at the doctor. 
Here are their Stats:

35in  tall (80%)
28lb  (75%)

34.5in tall (70%)
26lb (55%)

Our pediatrician told us about an interesting wive's tale.  She said that if you double your child's height at the age of 2 you get their projected adult height.  That would make Ellie 5'10" and Kate 5'9".  It is just a wive's tale, but I thought it was interesting.  We will just have to wait and see :)

So that was yesterday and today we decided to take the family to the grapevine aquarium.  This was our first outing where we decided to go without a stroller.  It was a little crazy, but luckily it was not crowded and I think Kate and Ellie had fun.  They ask that you not use your flash because the fish don't like it so I didn't get many photos, but here are a few.

On our way to Grapevine, don't they look thrilled?

This is the face I get when I ask Kate to smile.

Neither one of them was quite sure about walking 'on the fish', it seemed safer to crawl??

After lunch, a woredrobe change and a pretty long nap, we opened birthday cards from Grammie & Grandpa, Grandma & Grandpa, and the great-grandparents.

They were happy to find some surprise stickers in their cards! :)

So that is it for today.  I will most likely be adding a few more birthday posts after their party when I get some more free time.