Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Squash" the Germs

Well, my little baby likes squash. She had it for dinner tonight and nearly finished the entire container. Bless her heart - I am actually surprised she ate anything. She is sick! She looks pitiful! Her eyes are swollen, her nose is runny and she has massive eye boogers. I will definitely be calling the doctor tomorrow. I will probably take both girls to see him. KB has been sick for the past 4 weeks and has seen a doctor twice and they both said she had a viral infection. Well, does a viral infection last that long?? I can't stand it - the coughing and the runny nose has got to stop. I absolutely hate seeing my babies sick!! Hubby and I have been sick too, but we were given antibiotics. He and I feel much better. I really want my girls to be "back to normal." Go away yucky germs -- leave my babies alone!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Sweet Potatoes

We tried sweet potatoes tonight -- yummy to her tummy! She loved them! She is also doing better with green beans. We will try squash next week.

Monday, September 22, 2008

My little baby...

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Green Beans

Tonight, we tried green beans and she did not like them!! Her little face was so cute -- a perfect "bad beer" face. She had us all laughing. I probably should have introduced green beans before
peas -- she loves eating peas. Well...I guess we will just keep trying and see if anything changes.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Successful Sleepover

KB had her first sleepover on Friday night! No, she did not stay the night away from home. Instead, she had one of her friends come and stay the night with us. She has known this little girl for 3 years. They were at the same sitter and became good buddies. So, her parents agreed to let her come and stay the night with us. I don't know if I will ever be ready to let KB spend the night with anyone -- especially after watching Oprah on Monday night. Did anybody else watch it? I will be forever haunted by what I saw that particular episode - internet child pornography and pedophiles. Anyway, we started out by ordering pizza and watching movies. Then, we made our very own sundaes. We played some board games and the girls played with Barbie dolls and finally fell asleep at 10 p.m. On Saturday, we woke up and I made yummy pancakes. I took KB to dance class (her friend joined her) and then we had lunch. Her Mommy came to pick her up at 1:00. They had so much fun together and we enjoyed watching them interact and hearing their laughter. Fun times!!!

Sweet Peas

Baby Ash tried sweet peas tonight and loved them! She ate the entire container of peas and some rice cereal. That little girl loves to eat!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

5 years and 6 months

My girls are growing way too fast. KB turned 5 last week and Baby Ash turned 6 months old yesterday. KB survived her first two weeks of Kindergarten and is doing great. She is bringing home some really great work and is making new friends every day. However, she did not eat much the first two weeks of school because she does not like “school food.” So, we have reached a compromise. We are allowing her to take her lunch 1-2 days a week (cost of meals is included in her tuition). We carefully studied the school lunch menu and highlighted the days she will be bringing her own lunch. She apparently did much better today. I can’t believe she is 5 years old – where did the time go? She is such a beautiful little girl! KB had two birthday parties – one for family and one for friends. We had the “family” party at our home and the “friends” party was held at the gymnastics center here in town. She had lots of fun - both parties were a blast!
Baby Ash has grown, too! I don’t know how much she weighs but I am sure she weighs more than she did last month. She has her 6 month check-up late next week – yucky shots. She has reached several milestones the last month. She now reaches for us when she wants us to hold her. She can also give kisses – however, she only kisses Mommy. All I say is “Muah, muah” and she opens her mouth and plants me a wet, open-mouthed, smooch on my lips. She still squeals when she get her from the sitter in the afternoon. I love it when she first sees me -- what a great feeling! She still tries to communicate – a very vocal little girl. Her smile and laughter are contagious!! She has such a beautiful smile. Her eyes are still blue and her hair is beginning to thicken and grow some. She eats her rice cereal (once a day) like a pro and even opens her mouth really wide. She can nearly hold her own bottle. Speaking of bottle, she definitely recognizes the signs of chow time. She either tries to grab the bottle herself if we are bottle feeding her or tries to tear off my blouse if I am about to nurse her. She is trying really hard to crawl, she will be scooting real soon. She has definitely mastered the “rolling over” maneuver and is how she gets from A to B. While I am nursing her, she rubs the top, left side of her head and even plays with her hair. She only does this when I am feeding her on my left side. It is so cute! She loves high school football and is a future band nerd (no band camp!). She watched the entire half-time performance last Friday and even moved her little body to the music. She loves music! She does not have any teeth yet but is showing signs of teething.
Well, that is it for now. I will provide stats after her check-up next week.