Sunday, June 26, 2011

2 years

I can't believe she's now 2 years old.  Wow!  She is such a fun person with lots of energy and excitement for everything.  That being said, the past few weeks have been challenging ones.  She doesn't seem to need as much sleep as some children.  She's always been that way, but the past month she's been staying awake long after we put her to bed at night and waking up earlier than normal.  I can handle her without the sleep, as long as she's happy, but she has been so whiny and ornery and I don't do well with that.  We're gladly accepting any advice. :D Anyway, we're fighting the sleep battle, and a lingering cold, and we were/have been potty training.  I am happy to report she's mostly trained.  I don't dare jynx myself and say she's totally trained, but mostly.  She wakes up from naps and bedtime dry (at least there is a perk to her not sleeping in!).  She ocassionally has accidents, but mostly when we don't make it to the toilet in time.  We haven't ventured too far from home, but I think we're ready to do more of that without major fear of an accident.  Hooray!!  Aside from her whining, she really is a lot of fun.  She cracks me up every day and for now she actually wants me to play with her.  I realize that will change sooner than later, so I'd better enjoy it for now.  Here are her 2 year stats:

Height: 33" (25%)
Weight: 29 lb 9 oz (75%)

...and here are a few random pictures of her:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birthday Girl

We got an "Elmo Says" book from the library last year and ever since, Hannah has LOVED Elmo.  So, for her 2nd Bday we decided to attempt Elmo cupcakes.  Here we are the night before making the cupcakes (you'd never guess she'd eaten some batter would you?):

Here's the final product....they were supposed to look a lot better, but isn't that pretty much the case with everything.  At least she recognized them as Elmo.  I suppose that's all that really matters.

I think they look a little better from further away:

She doesn't really care.  She got to eat an entire cupcake all by herself.  I'm pretty sure she has never had that much sugar in her system.....she was literally bouncing off the walls the rest of the night.  I've never seen her so hyper.  Needless to say, she only got one leftovers for her.  :(

Here she is after opening her birthday gift - it's got a bunch of hair clips, elastics, etc.....and in case you can't tell she's admiring herself in the mirror.


She's not a baby anymore, she's entering the "little girl" phase.  Sad, but fun.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

4 months

I can't believe she's already hit the 4 month mark.  It is crazy to me how fast the time is flying by.  She is a sweet little girl with lots of smiles.  She's become proficient at rolling over and back again - diaper changes are getting harder and harder.  She's still not sleeping as well as we'd like at night, but you can't have everything right?  You'd think the logical nickname for her would be Sophie, but for some reason we never call her that - it's always Sofers.  It's bizarre, but it just seems to fit and it has stuck.  Hannah now acknowledges her by calling her 'The Baby.'  I'm just glad she acknowledges the fact that she exists.  :D  Sometimes the 2 of them even play together.

4 month stats:
14 lb 6 oz (50th %)
24" (25%)


She's growing up so fast.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Our Girls

I have a long list of things I should post about, but I have an even longer list of reasons why I haven't gotten around to it.  Sometime soon I will, but for now here are some pictures of the girls:

This is 'the look' Hannah gets in her eyes when she's about to harm/damage something.  Poor Sofia doesn't realize what's coming in this picture:

Hannah has kindly helped Sofia onto her stomach for some tummy time here:

 and this is the end result of tummy time:

I think they're pretty cute!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


This is where she started....

Here's where she ended up.....

She's been pretty close for a while, but she completely rolled over for the first time today.  As a side note - I realize I need to start putting bows in her hair more often so she actually looks like a girl....bummer.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

We've been busy...'s what we've been up to this past week:

At the end of the 1st day I didn't think either of us were going to make was BAD.
...By the end of day 2 things were still pretty bad...
.....but she's now gone several days without an accident.  She's woken up from naps and most every night dry.  Church on Sunday was the first major outing and we survived.  I put her in a pull-up because I didn't want any issues in the nursery, but she was fine.  She went to the bathroom a couple of times during church without a problem....

....I don't dare say she's potty trained yet, but pretty darn close.  Hurray! No more diapers for her....Sofia on the other hand still does her fair share.  :D

Friday, June 3, 2011

Tummy Time

These pictures are a few weeks old, but here we are doing tummy time with Sofia.  Hannah couldn't resist joining in on the fun.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Beautiful Day

We put Sofia down to bed last night before 9:00 pm.  She didn't wake up for a feeding until 3:30 am.  She has never ever gone near that long. She went right back to sleep afterwards, and slept in until 5:30.  I still can't believe she slept that long.  She has never done so well.  I actually feel rested!! I'm hoping this becomes routine.  :D  To top it off, it's now 6:23 and Hannah's still asleep. 
Wowzers...what a beautiful day it's going to be!!