Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Proud of My Kids!

My kids have been so fun today!

Today Kaitlyn decided to give her stuffed animal Piglet a bath in our baby bath tub. She had Piglet laying in the tub and was "washing" him. I saw what she was doing, so I pulled down a washcloth and towel for Piglet and she went to work cleaning him and drying him. Thank goodness she didn't ask for water in the tub!

Yesterday and today Alyssa has had a one-track mind....pulling herself up to standing. Her super new trick is the only thing she wants to do. Unfortunately she has learned how to get up, but not how to get down. So she has fallen so many times today, usually on her head. One time she really crashed and now has a big bruise on her face, poor thing. She is so cute standing up! I just hope she learns how to get down soon! 

Today Joel has officially started crawling! Alyssa has been crawling for several weeks, though still with her tummy on the floor, and she can move fast. But Joel has been happy to stay in one place and just wave his arms and legs all around. Today I finally got him to crawl forwards a few times to reach a toy. It was so fun to see him accomplish something new, though I'm a little worried about both babies being on the move and getting into things now.

Joel and Alyssa are both doing better and better at feeding themselves with their hands, something I have been looking forward to for a long time! For dinner tonight I gave them small pieces of egg and carrot and they did a great job of eating on their own! Then I fed them a jar of banana and peach puree. Now if only I could get Kaitlyn to eat so well.....

Lots of good things to note today!


Friday, May 24, 2013


Alyssa loves to drive!  She likes to fall asleep at the wheel.
 Eating together!

Alyssa and her favorite cousin Lori

3 Happy Kids 

Kaitlyn's first swim of the season 

Joel & Alyssa trying pieces of banana

Playing together

Trying apple slices
Alyssa stealing a piece of apple off Joel's tray that he droped!

That doesn't look comfortable Alyssa

Kaitlyn loves to read!

One of Alyssa's favorite new places
Another spot she climbed in - this girl really can move now!

Love Joel's smile! 

Alyssa got up on her feet!

2nd time up on her feet - with head in the dollhouse!

Kaitlyn likes to copy the babies and lay on her back to drink milk too.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A few videos....

Joel & Alyssa - talking, laughing, and hand biting
Kaitlyn & Alyssa - Jumping & Giggling

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Grandma & Kaitlyn in a box!

Driving is exhausting

I wonder what his head tastes like?

Kaitlyn giving Alyssa a hug.

Kaitlyn wrestling with Joel
Our new dollhouse

It's fun to see what Kaitlyn comes up with.
Here are the two dogs on the toilet and potty chair.

No more swing for Alyssa. This is what she does every time now.

Finally learning to hold their own bottles,
so they can eat at the same time!

First try with yogurt. Messy!

Joel after his bath with a mohawk.

Alyssa dropped her bottle and went after Joel's.

Happy Babies!


Finishing Up March

Yeah, I'm a little behind on posting my favorite pictures. Here's the rest of March.

Happy Joel waking up in his crib.

Alyssa loves her feet!

Babies with Grandparents.

One eats while one plays, then switch.
Kaitlyn had to try out the high chairs too.

Kaitlyn got a new helmet for her trike.
Easter! Kaitlyn looks for eggs.

Kaitlyn playing with Alyssa.

Finally finished our 2011-12 book!