Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New school year! 2014-2015

Sadly another summer has come and gone, which basically means winter is upon us. Not that I'm dreading it or anything... But these great kiddos are growing like weeds, and about as numerous as them as well. I just can't believe how big our elementary schoolgirls are:
Not to forget the crowd at home! This guy insisted on a school photo as well and having seen the girls indicate their grade with their fingers, he gave me this:
Not sure what that's supposed to mean but it's so him. The little girls are not to be forgotten either. No seriously, don't forget to keep an eye on them or you cannot imagine the trouble the fashionista on the left can cause. We are hoping that she will graduate from potty training this year (sooner rather than later) and that Tiny will be accepted into the sleeping-through-the-night class that we'd all like to join. She could also use to grow some hair. Ah the exciting things this year holds!

Monday, August 11, 2014

Picnics are the best!

Our kids are pretty much convinced that picnics are the finest way to dine. They beg to have them daily. And when we do eat outside, they then beg to have them twice daily! 
 What could possibly be better than this?
 Even L agrees. Summers rock!

Monday, August 04, 2014

6 months old!

It is just mind blowing how much babies learn in the first 6 months! I'll do a quick review of some of her developmental achievements of the last few busy months. Just look at this little rolly goober learning that she has tasty toes:
 She's been trying to crawl for weeks now. She'd assume the position and rock, inching one knee forward and then inevitably pushing backwards to try to sit up instead. Silly girl. 
And speaking of sitting up...
Ta dah! She somehow mixed things up a bit, learning to get into a sitting position before she learned to actually sit, but did master the sitting itself shortly after turning 5 months old. 
 Okay, mostly mastered. She falls sometimes too but is never unhappy about it!
She's also learning to play with toys. This face clearly says, "This is so much fun!"
 Big brother is doing his best to teach her how to play. Isn't this the cutest?
 And speaking of cutest ... 
Then this blue-eyed girl finally figured out the crawling thing AND pulled herself up to stand the very same day. One developmental milestone at a time crazy girl!
To make up for it, she's not so advanced at the whole eating food thing. Actually, I'm pretty sure she thinks we're trying to kill her when we put something in her mouth. And I'm even more sure none of it actually gets down her throat. How exactly is it possible for her to have spit it on her eyelid???
Oh and I would also bet money that big brother taught her to make this face for the camera too: