Tuesday, November 30, 2010

well-mannered lady.

Leah loves to say "bless you!" when someone sneezes.  Or coughs.  Or makes any other noise with their mouth.  And since RoryKate frequently makes noises with her mouth, Leah says "bless you" to Rory quite often.  Leah also has been telling us about things she loves.  Today she let me know:

"I love dinos."
"I love squirrels."
"I love cookies."

Sunday, November 28, 2010

last day with dad :(

Luke has been working from home or just home for almost all of the last 10 days.  We're not even sort of ready for him to go back to work.  We had a nice relaxing day today - went back to the gardens to walk around and take more pictures, and had a hugemongous trip at costco.  I seriously hate costco, but being with my 3 best buddies makes it almost fun :)

Counting to ten!

Leah can count to ten now, and it is super awesome. She's also doing a lot of pretend play now - making her animals "talk" and do things.

Rory is getting so strong now - lots of holding her head up. Also, she manages to turn herself about 90-180 degrees during the night. Weird.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving and Christmastime!

We celebrated Rory's first Thanksgiving with the O'Connors - it was so delicious and so fun. Leah and Clara are great buddies, and had tons of fun riding on clara's rocking horse and rody horse. At one point, they got so excited that they clunked heads - but were just fine a bit later.

On Friday, we set out to Target to get Christmas ornaments for the girls, and we came back home to decorate the tree. Leah says "merry Kristen!" when we turn on the tree. Yesterday, she said "turn on the fi-place. I cold. Brrr."

The Roommates continue to do amazingly together in their room together. Last night, they both slept from 7pm to 7am with no wakeups in between. Awesome.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

another snow day.

Today was another snow day, which looked a lot like yesterday's snow day.  And Monday's snow day.  Playing in the snow, sipping hot chocolate, watching Kipper.  We're still amazed by how much more Leah talks every day, and how much she's obviously working on saying words better.  She went from saying "crock-a" last week, to a very clear "crock-aaaaa-dile!"  Her sentences are getting crazy awesome too.  Today, she was in the bathtub, and she looked like she was thinking about something, so I said "Leah, what's up?" and she said "I'm going pee-pee on the bubbles."  What a little lady.  :) 

Rory Kate spent her day snuggling in front of the fire.  Smart girl.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Roommates :)

Yesterday Leah and Rory spent the first of hopefully many nights as roommates! They did great. They both went to bed at 7, rory woke up for a snack at 3, and we brought her in with us at 5:30 so she wouldn't wake Leah up. Seems too good to be true, but tonight seems to be going well already!


"truck not cary"

The big news this week was a construction crew at the bottom of our street.  Leah went from loving trucks a couple weeks ago, to being super scared of them.  Super funny - she talks herself down from being scared - we'll hear her say "truck not cary.  truck not cary.  oooooh truck cary!  cary truck-a!" 

We visited Clara at her new house, and Leah decided that Clara is her "besssssssss friend."  So sweet.

Later in the week, we went to yoga, and Leah had a blast.  In the past, she seemed to get a bit overwhelmed and overstimulated, but this time she really enjoyed herself.  She even stood up during "moon toe" to say "TREE POSE!!!!" and then did it.  Anna her instructor thought it was hysterical.

Leah has started pretend play this last week - lots of playing with her dolls and stuffed animals, and having them talk to each other (and kiss each other!) 

Sunday was our playgroup practice thanksgiving - it's amazing how big these kids have gotten.  A year ago, they were all just laying on the floor, and we were so eager to have them running around.  And we definitely had that this year! 

Monday it snowed!  Luke stayed home, and although he worked, the girls and I had a great time drinking hot chocolate, reading in front of the fire, and playing in the snow :)

And sweet sweet Rory.  She's a different gal these days - really recognizes us and wants to have us around.  She still loves her jungle gym, especially when she's able to grab the hanging toys!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lots and Lots of Talking.

Leah pretty much talks non-stop now. Some popular phrases of the week are "follow me!" and"i hear A truck-a!" She's been picking out her own clothes now - the other day, she pulled out a brown skirt and brown pants and said "green and green!" Who said you have to know your colors to be good at color coordinating?

Last night, Leah peed on the potty... only, because she was so excited, she started jumping up and down while she was still going. Whoops!

Rory is a sleeping champion. She goes to sleep around 7:30pm, and sleeps until 4 or 5, wakes up for a quick snack and then crashes back out for a few more hours. She had her 2 month visit with Dr. Kilburn today - stats are:

24.5" (95%), 12#13oz (90%)

She's a growing lady! She's been smiling a ton recently, and we love it :)

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Sweet November.

Leah and Rory had their 2nd annual (Rory's first) costume Halloween party last Saturday. It was chaos, but made us feel so blessed to have so many great friends for both us and the girls. Lots of great snacks, awesome costumes, and of course, a group picture that resulted in lots of tears for most of the kids.

On Sunday, we required a rest day. Went for a run in the morning, and snuggled up the rest of the day, and really, most of the week. We left the house for a few runs in the double BOB, red cup day at starbucks, itsy bitsy yoga (and Rory's first playdate on her own with Clara!), and a trip to the mall with the O'Connor ladies.

All of the rest was probably a good idea, because both of the gals came down with colds on Friday night. Fortunately, there's lots of Kipper on Netflix, lots of juice in our fridge, and lots of blankets to snuggle with.