What We Weigh!

We haven't been to the pediatrician in ages! SOOO, I guess we weigh about 24 pounds now...(May 10)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

First Birthday party!

First is a little photo story of our birthday party yesterday. (Our actual birthday is Wednesday...) There aren't many pictures of gift opening and whatnot because it was a CRAZY mess of kids handing me presents and trying to stop Lily and Eve from eating the paper strewn about. We also didnt' get too many people pictures. Or many pictures in general! But here is a little bit of their special day! When I have more time (working tonight) I'll try to write more about it.

And next is a video of our cake-eating antics!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So close!

The party is right around the corner! We have about 25 people who are definitely coming, so that is a decent size party for our house! To those who can't come, we'll have to find a time to get-together with you all! Anyone who hasn't RSVPd, or e-mailed, please try to so I have a final count and know how many burgers and hot dogs to have!!!

We have those, and people are bringing macaroni salad, potato salad, swedish meatballs, spinach dip, cookies/desserts and some people are bringing chips and other sides. We are providing the dogs and burgers, the cake, sodas, water and juices for the kids. We have pretty much everything but have to call tomorrow and order a cake. I wanted a more definite count first, but ah well! I stink at planning parties! We have just plain pink plates, because I can't afford to do the Pooh party settings. But I am going to do my darndest to get a Pooh cake! The girls love Pooh!!! We are praying for good weather otherwise it will be a PACKED house and that might not be so pleasant. Since it's at 2 p.m. I'm hoping the girls will not need to nap for most of the time. They usually nap at 12:30 til about 2 and then again at like 4:30 to 5 p.m. We are going to dress them alike this time around, but probably not as they get older and want to be different (if it comes to that, we aren't going to fight them!!!)
We had a little party with my parents and brother and with my brother's friend Kelly. The girls got a Pooh cake that my mother made and Evie was happy to grab a fistfull and pull it off the cake. Lily was dainty and fingered it like I did as a baby. Then I gave her a cut piece just her size and she smooshed it as she intently studied it. Even took a bite! They enjoyed their gifts from that. My brother bought them pink Yankees jerseys and shorts, which we so CUTE. He also bought them a shopping cart play "yard" that goes in their seat and a cup that you can rinse their hair with easier. The girls will get another season out of the jerseys, they are almost like dresses on them now!!! Check it out!

You can kind of see the Yankees wording. But of course it makes Lily look like a SUMO wrestler...she doesn't normally look that chubbo!!!

And so she isn't left out, here is Evie in her Jersey staring at some DVD she filtched from the shelf...

Thursday, May 8, 2008

About the party...

To all who are interested in attending the girls' first birthday party -- the time is confirmed at 2 p.m. and the invites are on their way. It is 2 p.m. May 17 here at our house. We would LOOOOVVVEEE as many of you to come as possible, especially those of you who haven't had a chance to meet the girls. Please drop me an e-mail at kat2032@verizon.net or gimme a call at 518-672-4903 if you want to RSVP. (Get a headstart on the invitations, which give you the phone number at any rate!)

If anyone who IS coming wants to bring something to eat, let me know that too because the more the merrier. I'm not a great cook so it works out well this way. Macaroni and potato salads, swedish meatballs, desserts are all definites. But if you have a hankering to cook, tell me!

Hoping to have a crowd and soooooooooo sorry about the late notice. Been a bit busy and I JUST finished designing and printing the invitations. If you DON'T get one, I might have the wrong address for you, but you're invited!

Here is what the invite looks like:

Sunday, May 4, 2008

On the Move

It's been a while since that post with Lily's first crawl and BOY are the girls completely different kids already! Now they both crawl, both can kneel and play with toys, both can stand on their own at the gates or in bed, and both are advancing in leaps and bounds with their play. I swear, Early Intervention, who is coming tomorrow afternoon, is going to find that in the month since the referral, the kids have completely changed. Maybe even caught up!

And their first birthday is right around the corner. For those family and close friends who read this, YOU'RE INVITED, even if you didn't get an invitation yet. (Because I haven't had a chance to send any...) The party is May 17, a Saturday, at 2 p.m. at our house. You can get their later if you so desire, but not much earlier if you can help it! Anyone is free to bring some food if you like, as well, though there will be food there.

Back to the babies. Let's see, they can both hold their own bottles now, though we are still behind in terms of chewing anything. Perhaps they'll be far enough behind in speech to qualify for a speech therapist! I wouldn't mind as I don't have a clue how to help them learn that. I mean, I look like a cow chewing grass trying to show them how to move their mouths. And all they do is smile and laugh at you!

They are definitely a lot more fun now that they can play. They have gotten good at picking up little tiny things, and so we ahve to be extra careful in the house now. They still beeline for the dog food dish if they get out of the corral we use to block them into one and half rooms of the downstairs. We can put things in and take things out of boxes and toy bins now too, which is nice, so they can pull out their own toys if they really want to.

All right, back to work now...I've got a deadline to meet!