Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
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Saturday, May 23, 2009
I am so not good at taking a picture of my babies each month on their birthday date and giving updates about what they are doing and how they are developing. So sorry girls...Mommy has good intentions but it just never happens quite the way I plan. So here is a Bailey update although it is without a picture. Sorry! Bailey is now a week over 4 months. She just had her 4 month check up and she weighed 14 lbs. 6 oz. (65th percentile) and was 26 1/4" long (97th percentile)!!!!!! Can you believe she is that long? She is outgrowing all of her sister's old clothes and is already wearing 6 month outfits and I know by mid to late summer, she will be wearing 9 month clothes. I always call her my chunkeroo, but honestly when I look at her precious little naked body, her tummy is pretty slim, it's mostly her thick little (big) legs. :) She does have those great rolls around her diaper area and thighs, and her cheeks and chin are pretty abundant, but the rest of her looks pretty average. It's really her length that is putting her into those bigger clothes. She is rolling from her tummy to her back all the time now. She sleeps on her tummy and I find her on her back in bed quite a bit (crying loudly of course!)...She hasn't rolled from back to tummy yet, but I know she can do it. She will roll all the way up onto her side and will be mostly turned, but just won't go all the way. She will do it when she feels like it I guess. She laughs and squeals at us a lot now. It's so precious and it doesn't take much attention to make her do this! Avery is really good at getting her to calm down if I can't get to Bailey quick enough. She will put her paci in and wipe her spit up if I need her to. She really is a great big sister who really does love, love, love her baby sister. Bailey is still a great sleeper, although the past 2 or 3 mornings she has woken around 5 am! I told her this is unacceptable, so we will see if she continues. :) I am kind of worried a tooth might pop through or something, but surely not this early! I pray not. I just love this squishy little girl of mine and she is such a joy in our family. I love it when she is awake at dinner time and even though it's not the easiest way to eat, she sits in my lap or Craig's and just hangs out while we all eat. I love it when we are all at the table together as a family. Don't even try to put her in the bouncy seat because she isn't having it. She wants to be where the action is and she will protest until she gets up there like a big girl. She will suck on her fingers until the cows come home and her whole hand and chin are COVERED in drool. It's precious really albeit a total mess. So there is your Bailey update...4 months and loving life.
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Every year, our MOPS group has a playdate at the zoo. This year it was pretty hot on the day we went, but thankfully somewhat windy, so it was bearable I guess. I will have to say, I am not much of a zoo fan. Maybe it's because our zoo isn't the most awesome around or maybe because I feel like half of the animals aren't even out when we go, or maybe it's because Avery tends to spend ten seconds on each animal and I feel I am really just trying to keep up with her! Anyway, it is fun to go with friends and hang out and we did eat a picnic lunch there which Avery always enjoys. She was probably the oldest girl there in our group that day and really the only girl who was old enough to run around. Therefore, she had all the boys following her. It was really cute. They were yelling, "Avery, walk with me!" or "Avery, hold my hand!" or "Avery, come over here beside me!" She was really the "it" girl to be with on this day. It gave me visions of her future...oh, I am so not ready to go there! Bailey took a nice nap in her stroller and was pretty good the whole time we were there! That's always a plus! The best part of the trip was at the lion's exhibit. The male lion was roaring a lot when we were there which we rarely get to hear. It was really exciting and I think the moms loved it more than the kids! I guess it felt like we got something for our money or something! :)
Posted by The Alexanders at 6:46 PM
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Last night I got a surprise date night! After dinner, Craig was walking around the kitchen acting strange and I could tell he had something up his sleeve. I actually said, "You act like you're about to bust out with some surprise." He walked over to the computer and pulled up the movie listings. He said, "Pick one and then go get ready. My mom will be here at 8:00." YIPPEE!! I cannot tell you how excited I was! We had an hour which was plenty of time to get the girls in the bed before Grandma got here so she wouldn't have to worry about a thing. I was able to nurse Bailey before bed which is what I would rather do, and then I didn't have to worry about them while I was gone because they were snoozing away! We went to On the Border for dessert and then to a 9:20 movie. Granted we did not get home until almost midnight, but it was SOOOO worth it! We just love going to the movies together, but with two little ones, that is a rare occasion. And we had not had a date night in months! Maybe since Bailey's been born. I can't remember. :) Anyway, it was the best surprise ever. I felt like it was Christmas or something! You should've seen the giddy smile pasted across my face the whole night long. I felt like a teenager out on the town with my boyfriend. Isn't my husband the best??
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Tuesday, May 5, 2009
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Monday, May 4, 2009
This past Saturday we took the girls to the Aquarium. It's pretty nice and they are continuously adding exhibits and building on to it. We found out we could get a Family Pass for $42.50 for being hometown residents! To go to the aquarium anytime we want for a whole year for that cheap is TOTALLY worth it! We will pay for the pass in less than 2 visits! The pics didn't turn out that great, but here are a few.
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:31 PM
Last weekend, Avery's ballet class had their recital. Since she is in the "Baby Ballet" class, they just do their recital in the studio classroom and just do all the dances they typically do each week. This was a relief to me because last time Avery had a "stage performance" she froze! And I'm sure many other girls this age would have tears or not want to get on stage as well...so the classroom recital works for them and it was cheaper for me! My camera was still with Craig on its way back from his overseas trip, so my friend Christy took all these great pictures for me. Thanks, Christy! Chloe and Avery loved doing ballet together this semester and they were so great in their recital! Hope you enjoy the pics!
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:12 PM
At our house, we are Eskimo Joe fans! I guess it is all the OSU blood running through Craig's family that started it. All of his family, I mean ALL of them, went to OSU and while we are not big sports fans, we do love Joe's clothes! Craig's good friend Wes from college sent the girls these shirts when Bailey was born, and have I mentioned that I just love matching outfits for these two girlies? I DO!
Posted by The Alexanders at 7:05 PM
Friday, May 1, 2009
Here is a video of what I get to hear all the time--especially at bedtime. This is a song that we have sung in my family as long as I can remember. Now Avery knows it and I had to get it on record. I can't wait until Bailey knows it, too! (Notice how Avery really accentuates the word "bushel"! I love how she sticks out those little lips!)
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(for those that don't know, if you click anywhere on the middle of the slideshow, it will take you to the site where I make these and you can view the pictures much bigger!)
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