Monday, March 30, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Well last night I was home alone with just the girls and heard a toilet flush. I freaked! Since Adam is out of town I was about to call my neighbor, but then I heard the flush again and realized it was coming from my baby monitor. I went into Emma's room to see that she had been rolling around and rolled over a potty training book we have! One that has a little button on it that you can press and it sounds like a toilet flushing!!! Thank goodness, b/c I nearly had a heart attack.
I normally throw a stack of books in Emma's crib for her to read to go to bed or when she wakes up in the morning. Yesterday Grace was helping me put some new books into her crib and I guess I just didn't realize the potty training book that makes noises was in the the bunch.
Needless to say, I made sure that book was put into Gracie's room so we don't have any repeats of last night!
Monday, March 16, 2009
You know ... the age where you can't reason with your children, the age where everything is the end of the world (back arching end of the world!), and the age where the word "no" gets a laugh.
This morning Emma did her first very bad thing... she bit Grace. Yup... my 12 month old bit my 3 year old. She bit her hard enough that you can still see the marks on Grace's arm 8 hours later. Ouch! Grace was pretty upset too, but I guess Emma has finally learned how to stand up for herself!
In other news, last week Emma and I headed to the doctor for her 1 year well check. She is perfect healthy. Would you believe in her first year of life the only really sickness she got was the chicken pox?! Other than a couple colds she has been super healthy! AMEN! Our first year with Grace was filled with 9 ear infections! So we are more than thrilled that Emma has been healthy.
Here are her stats:
weight: 20lbs 8 ozs (40%)
length: 29 inches (50%)
Head: 18.5 inches (93%)!!
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Here is what my 1 year old is up to these days:
* You are taking more and more steps everyday. I think I've counted 8 total at one time, but each day you are doing it more and more. You have even started to scale the walls to get around. I guess you have finally figured out that crawling hurts those knees.
*You finally got your 4th tooth just yesterday! They have been quite slow to come in, but are finally coming in. In no time you will be eating steak.
*You are also talking or jabbering a lot. The words I think you say are: mama, dada, duck, up, go, dog, bye, hello and maybe some others that I'm just not sure about yet. You are definitely talking more... we are just trying to "de-code" what you are saying!
*You can climb up and (finally!) down stairs.
*You love to be outside and will ride on your little cars moving your legs to make you go. I think you are very coordinated like your sister. You girls will be playing soccer in no time!
*You love the bath... especially when the water is running... you just swat at the water and get your face all wet and just laugh!
*You love to rock back and forth on you and your sister's rocking chair. You also get very upset if Grace sits in the chair. Which brings me to my next point...
*You do not how to share. Not like I expect you to, but you definitely want anything Grace has. Thankfully she is pretty good about sharing.
*You love to give kisses and hugs. I LOVE those little open mouthed kisses and how you bury your head in our chest for a hug. So cute.
*You are a fabulous eater! And eat almost anything we give you. But you especially love fruit and chicken. However, I'm also working on weaning you. I've been offering you milk in your sippy for about a week now and you aren't showing any interest... soon enough!
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
She goes to school on Tuesday and Thursdays for 30 minutes and works with Ms. Kristine (a speech therapist) and Ms. Ryan (her assistant who is getting her masters right now and also happens to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader!). They are both young and super sweet! Grace works so hard for them. We have started with the letter "n" in the final position. Words like "balloon" or "button" and even "banana". She has learned to clap out her words by syllables. It sort of sounds like each syllable is a word on its own. Anyway, its working. She is saying "ba - na- na" perfectly! I'm just very hopeful at this point that she will be right where she needs to be in no time. Thanks everyone for all your advice and support! I've needed it.