Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ainsley Claps!

Ainsley started clapping Sunday, August 26th.  It is hilarious!  She can't do it without making a funny face and opening her mouth super wide.

I can't seem to get a good video of her doing it but here are a couple short clips.  Hopefully I can get a good one soon.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Ten Months

Ben and Ainsley are TEN MONTHS OLD!  Double digits!

We had their 9 month appointments this week so we have stats to share.

Ainsley you weigh 19lb 7oz which is the 61st percentile.  You are 27 inches long which is the 17th percentile.  Your head is 17 & 3/4 inches which is the 73rd percentile.

Ben you weigh 18lb 11oz which is the 23rd percentile.  You are 28 & 1/4 inches long which is the 24th percentile.  Your head is 16 & 1/5 inches which is the 1st percentile.

Ainsley - You are a curious and mobile little girl lately.  You are officially crawling and you are getting pretty fast!  You like to get into everything you shouldn't.  We are starting to say "no" to you when you get in things you shouldn't but so far you just look at us and smile.  Your favorite things to do are push buttons on the DirecTV receiver and pull leaves off the plant.  You also loving finding and playing with cords and the carbon monoxide detector.  When you decide to play with toys you really like books.

You are still eating pureed baby food though you have sampled many things from our plates and have enjoyed rice and cantaloupe.  You are still loving your puffs and are quite efficient at feeding yourself now.

You are wearing 9-12 month clothes.  You are in size 3 diapers.  You have waved a few times to relatives.

Ben - You are becoming such a big boy!  You are sitting up on your own now which we are so excited about.  You are great at playing with your toys and entertaining yourself.  You love to inspect things and if we give you something new you turn it over and over and check it out.  You nod your head and shake it no randomly and it's adorable!  You tend to nod when you are babbling like you are trying to make sure we get what you are saying.  I need to try to catch it on video!  You still LOVE your pacifier and if you don't have it you usually have your fingers in your mouth.

You still love your baby food and are quite the noisy eater.  You usually eat 3-4 jars at supper.  I don't know where you put it all!  You are getting better at feeding yourself puffs, though you have to inspect them first of course.

You are wearing 9-12 month clothes but most 9 month outfits are too short.  You wear size 3 diapers.  You have waved to the girls at the therapy clinic which surprised your daddy and he said you made him look good - ha!

This picture cracked me up!  Ben's face is so funny!

Ainsley was laughing at Daddy and Ben was enjoying eating his fingers!

I caught Ben's head nod in this video - yay!

Ainsley wasn't really feeling the video this time but we got one anyway.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Phone Pictures

This is sweet Ben holding his little hands together. I just love it when he does this because 1. I find it adorable and 2. with his stroke it is a good sign that he brings his hands together at midline and the left one is loose and relaxed.

This was their first time riding in a cart like this at the grocery store!  Ben just started sitting up on his own enough that we could put him in a cart so we were pretty excited to get a picture.  We looked to total weirdos in Hy-Vee I'm sure making goofy faces to get our kids to smile so we could take their picture in the middle of the produce aisle. 

I posted this one on Facebook but this is how I found Ainsley sleeping the other morning.  She is sitting up with her face resting on the bumper.  She is a total bumper snuggler.  And my friend Becky totally called me out - she knew that I first put my hand on her back to make sure she was breathing okay with her face in the bumper then I snuck out and got my camera and took her picture.  Ainsley likes to scare us on a regular basis with this sort of thing.  We have tried taking out her bumper but she doesn't sleep well which means we don't sleep well.  At this point we figure if she can get herself into these positions she can get herself out!

Here is another view from outside the crib. 

Last week when Jeremy took Ben to PT I was home feeding Ainsley and she puked all over.  Of course I had to take a picture first to prove my victory as cleaner upper of the grossest thing that day. 

This was one of our walks but we had to snap a picture of these adorable outfits that Ryan and Ashley got them and send it to Ashley!

I used to keep a very tidy house.  Now it looks like this all the time.  And I wouldn't have it any other way. 

I tried on bras at Kohl's one night after the babies went to bed.  I ended up with one out of this pile of about twenty.  I hate bra shopping but sometimes it must be done.  I ended up really like the Vanity Fair Age Defying Lift bra and actually went back a couple days later and bought two more Vanity Fair brand that I really like.  They are much cheaper than VS and I like that the have the back smoothing straps. 

Also shared on Facebook, this is Jeremy's windshield.  Something flew up and hit it while we were driving on the interstate and we had to have the whole windshield replaced.  Also, I almost peed my pants because it scared me so bad!

We saw this little lady on a walk we took on the Neal Smith Trail.

We had a garage sale.  This was one of my piles.  Thank goodness my mom helped me mark everything and helped a TON with the sale!

What, you mean everyone doesn't by entire cart loads of baby food? 

And finally a shot from the Dave Matthews Band show at Alpine Valley this year.  Good stuff!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Photo Book

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