Saturday, February 25, 2012

Lose a Tooth, Gain a Tooth

Big day around here for teeth. Myann lost her first tooth, and Laila's first tooth broke through.

Not sure of how it happened, but a month ago Myann came downstairs with a bloody mouth and said she was coming down her bed and a string was stuck to to something and caught on her tooth.  Sounds gruesome to me, but never quite made sense.  Soon after one of her teeth was loose and finally today she pulled it out in the parking lot of karate. She is beyond excited.  I think it makes her feel closer in age to Shane, since that boy has still only lost 2 teeth. The tooth Myann lost is her bottom left. She was giddy at the thought of putting it under her pillow.

Laila has been chewing a bit more than usual, so I should not be surprised that I felt a tooth today - bottom right.  The kids were super excited for her. They think it means she can start eating steak and everything else. I am a bit nervous.  My sweet girl has been gum biting me, so now I get the joy of an actual tooth. Lucky me.

Today, a blizzard like snowstorm blew through, and once the wind slowed, the kids ventured out.  I wanted to capture of few shots of them sledding, but was distracted by the gorgeous sunset over the snow and through the trees.  Yes, this is the view from my backyard - pretty blessed.
Front yard - love the sunset

The kids with their snowman, Tim. Tim is named after Tiny Tim from Scrooge.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day was great around here.  Started with the kids waking me excited to open the cards they have been receiving in the mail, as well as the goodies we set out for them.

I got everyone, Brian included, stamped spoons with love messages.  So now they can eat their cereal or stir their coffee and see how much we love them.  I know, cheesy, but isn't that what Valentine's Day is about - cheesy expressions of love.  We also got Myann a necklace stamped in the copper pendant with loved.  I told her it was so she would always know she was loved.  She seemed to really enjoy getting "big girl" jewelry.  Shane got the Percy Jackson series, since he is becoming quite the avid reader; and Anders got a puzzle and cars. I do not think I have ever gotten them gifts for Valentine's Day, but this year it just seemed fun.  They were so appreciative of the little gesture that I may keep it up.  They also all got money from their grandparents, and were over the moon.  Laila now has her piggy bank off to a good start.

After getting them to school, I stayed for Anders' party.  So fun being in a room with 20 three year olds.  Myann's party was the same time as Shane's so I told her that next year I would do her party and miss one of the boys.  Then I met my Valentine for lunch downtown.  After lunch I went to Shane's party, which is always a treat.  I really love his age - 6 and 7 year olds are interesting to talk to and be around.

Upon coming home, Shane, my super sweet boy, wrote me a sweet card.  However, since Laila was born, she is stealing my thunder, so all my cards are now addressed to Mommy and Laila.  I should be thankful though, because Laila has bumped Brian clear out of the picture.

How did she get so grown up looking?

Love my sweet boy!

Opening her Valentine card

My girls!


Love this face.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Laila rolled back to belly

Finally my girl rolled from her back to her belly on Feb 10th, Friday. And since she learned, she is just rolling every chance she gets and even when I try to change her diaper, which is not so cool.

Daddy insists she is kissing now too. He told her to kiss him at church and she leaned in with open mouth to his cheek.  I told him that she is doing what she does to every object and putting it in her mouth to explore.  He insists it is a kiss.

We have been trying solids for 2 weeks, but so far Laila is not very interested.  She even shudders with some of the bites.  She is just not my eater. However, I tried sweet potatoes this week and she seemed to keep a few bites in, as opposed to spitting it back out.
Sweet potatoes on her face.

Such a pretty face!

Anders had to show his belly too.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Just a Saturday

I am hooked on The Hunger Games series, so I have been reading when I should be doing one of the million undone things around here. So Laila fell asleep while I was reading. What an easy going girl she is.

Then I had a night out with some friends and Daddy took pictures of how he takes care of the kids - I mean how Shane takes care of the kids. :)

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Friday Playdate

I had a Valentine's Day party for the kids.  Great food from everyone, drinks, and lots of fun.  The kids decorated cookies, made boxes, and played. The dads hung out in the basement, and us moms chatted and endured the kid noise.
Laila and her buddy Maren

Best I could get and bribing them with candy.

Need I say more

The crew at the end of the night.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Laila's 6 month stats

Thankfully, Laila gained a decent amount of weight since her 4 month appointment.  Our doctor gave me the go ahead to cut back on night feedings.  Hallelujah I may get more than 2 hours sleep at a time now. Skinny and tall - super model in the making, okay so hopefully not, but shocked to see a petite thing coming from our genetics.

Weight 14 lbs. 6 oz. (25%)
Height 26 3/4 (90%)
Head circumference 17 in. (75%)