Monday, February 14, 2011

Girl Stats

The girls had their 4 year and 1 year check ups this past week. They both did fabulous!

RUBY:

Weight: 33 pounds (25%)

Height: 38 inches tall (15%)

She got FOUR shots and that girl was SO brave. Her eyes got really wide and she said, "OW!" and you could tell she was thinking about crying but she didn't and then sat up and said, "I was really brave!" Then she told Lucy to be brave even if she is just a baby. I can finally say with confidence that she is potty-trained because she goes to the bathroom independently. She has also started telling all kinds of stories. Some are off-the wall: "Mommy, I love Justin Bieber." I asked her what she likes about him (while my soul dies a little) and she says, "Harry Potter." Some are just stories of things she's done throughout the day. She asks a million questions about everything and she recites poetry. My current favorite is, "Little Miss Muffet, Sat on a tuffet, Eating her curves away." We visited some friends this weekend and she was brilliant with her pleases and thank yous so it appears she's been listening and taking things in. She is a superstar girl!
Ruby on the day of her birth
Ruby 4 years old
LUCY:



Weight: 20 pounds 13 oz (50%)

Height: 29 inches (50%)

This one also got 4 shots and she screamed like the dickens! However, up until that point, she was charming the pants off everyone in the office. She ran up to our nurse, Sarah, with her arms out the minute we got there. At one point, while we were dealing with Ruby's shots, we turned around and Lucy had taken off her gown and her diaper and was running around totally naked. Like I say, can't turn your back on her for a second. When she got her shots, Ruby held her hand and stared at the needles going into her leg with her eyes wide wide wide. I am glad we had Ruby go first! She's got 5 teeth (two bottom and three up top) with one more just days away from cutting through. So far, I've been very lucky as teething doesn't seem to bother her too much. Phew! We are down to one bottle a day and she's starting to use a real cup! So yeah, she's growing up and like any mother, I have mixed feelings about it. "Oh she's so grown up! Stop growing and stay a baby! Your using a cup! Stay a baby!" You know..age old story...
Lucy at 2 weeks
Lucy at 1 year
Hooray for healthy wonderful girls!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Kikis! Pigtails!

Squeee! Lucy's finally able to have pigtails! Remember Ruby's first piggers? These are just as cute. And she screamed just as much.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Girl Adventures

These girls keep me on my toes! Lucy is a very bright and curious little girl and by that I mean, she gets into EVERYTHING. The other day, she walked into the room chewing on a bag of gluten flour she'd managed to squeeze out of the drawer. Other days, I find her eating the catfood, playing in the toilet...I have learned that I cannot turn my back on her for any length of time. She's also a "go big or go home" type of girl, which means the bumps and bruises are in abundance. Right now, for example, she is sporting a monster black eye from a tussle she had with a small table. I have many a future gray hair with her name on it! Ruby and Lucy have discovered ways to play together, most of them involving Ruby making Lucy laugh. However, when Ruby and Kayla are together, that little sister dynamic that's been around since little neandertahl sisters were toddling about in caves, rears it's ugly head and I have to remind them that Lucy can, in fact, be in the bedroom with them and no, it's not ok to lock her out of the room. Ruby is really really into dressing up and the dress up box remains the champion of all toys. However, she doesn't limit herself to princess dresses and tutus. This week, Ruby found the tupperware bowls and decided they'd make great hats for her and Lucy to wear. I can't decide if they looked like sherbet colored army men or Laurel and Hardy. Lucy was very happy to get cupcakes for Ruby's birthday and even went so far as to forage crumbs off of people's shirts. I also found her munching on a cupcake that she'd somehow snagged off the table later that day. Gramma Rita gave Ruby "The Red Hen" by Ed and Rebecca Emberly. It's a great retelling of the little red hen story and to make it even better, she included a recording of her reading the story and a felt board. Ruby and Kayla, in a quiet moment sat together and listened to the tape. Lucy LOVES her babies and stuff animals. She works very hard to say the word, "baby" though it usually comes out, "Bay--ee" but she is VERY pleased with herself. The other day, I came upon the above scene, Lucy and her baby sharing a string cheese. Sweet pants. And this is just Lucy being all cute with a feathery hat.