Sunday, April 27, 2008

Fun with Grampy and Grammy

Grandpa Rick and Grandma Jeffie are visiting for the weekend. Today we drove up to Skagit Valley to the tulip festival and over to LaConner for lunch.

Emma loves playing with daddy, even upside down.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Our own Mastercard commercial

  • Foam flooring...$60
  • SuperXT play yard gates...$80
  • Having an unfurnished living room turned into an XL playpen for two crawling munchkins...PRICELESS

They are still aloud to explore the rest of the house, but this is my little slice of security when I need to get things done and can't keep and eye on them.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

9 Month Check Up

The girls had their 9 month check up today. Here are the stats...

Madeline-14lbs 12oz, 26 1/4in.

Emma- 16lbs 7oz, 26 1/2in.
Before we headed to the doctor we tried some yogurt with our bananas.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Big Day at the Borden House

Mommy is 31 years old. Not sure how that happened or where the last year of my life went. I don't remember turning 30. Chad and I are going to dinner and the girls are going to Auntie Katie and Uncle Ryan's new pad for a sleep over. A whole night of peace and quite at our house! That could be my favorite gift.

The girls are also 9 months today.
At 9 months...

Their favorite thing in the world is bath time. They could stay in there for hours splashing around and sucking on rubber duckies. They are out of the baby bathtub and both just sit on a non-slip pad in the big bathtub. It is quite entertaining. (Madi has her tongue out just like her daddy-got to concentrate on splashing)

And they love to play together in their cribs. It is a great place to put them if I need to put away their laundry.

And there is always playtime downstairs.

They are both crawling, Madi started March 26th and Emma April 17th. It is funny to watch them crawl around on the floor and explore. Papi loves it!

Still only have 3 teeth total (LM=2, SE=1). I think there is another one soon to arrive in SE's mouth.

Emma still loves any solids I give her, we are working on finger foods. Madi only likes fruits. She hates veggies which is a trait she gets from her Papa.

We started doing baby sign language with them. They can't sign anything back yet, but hopefully it will help with communication down the road. I keep working on the sign for mommy.

"Kickin' back and enjoying our milk."

We go in for our 9 month well baby check up on the 23rd, I can't wait to see what they weigh and how long/tall they are. It is unbelievable how far they have come since weighing in at 4 lbs.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Baby Proofing Here We Come

Let the fun begin...Emma is crawling. One day shy of 9 months old and she did it! She had been doing two steps at a time then falling, but today she started moving all the way across the floor to go after what she wanted (usually her sister).

My video won't upload. I will try again later. So instead here are pictures of her crawling across the couch to get the remotes.

And this is...
Emma being Emma, now just imagine a raspy voice yelling "AAAHHH!" to go with the picture.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Jail Bird

This is how I found Madeline when she got up from her nap today. She loves her new found freedom of movement.

I Think I Can...

Emma wants to crawl so badly. She is trying so hard. She lunges her self forward and is able to get to the things she wants, but it isn't quite a nice graceful crawl.


On Thursday night Emma was running a fever and wasn't feeling very well so she got to have some snuggle time with Daddy before going off to bed.

Monday, April 7, 2008

A Few Of My Favorite Things

A few weeks ago I had a gal come over and take pictures of the girls. I was hoping to get the disc by Easter so I could give Chad and all the G-parents pictures for Easter, but I didn't get it in time so I am posting some of the pics here now. Nana was here for the day, so we were able to get a few shots with her. Emma was the happy little ham she always is for the camera. Madi refused to smile the ENTIRE time. In every picture except one or two she has her bottom lip sucked in. I tried everything to get her to smile. I was singing, making silly faces, using props, nothing worked. It was too funny.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Weekend of Firsts

Well, the score is now 2-1. Emma has her first tooth. It started breaking through yesterday and by today if she let you in her mouth you could actually see it peeking up. I thought she would also start crawling this weekend as well. She can go forward a step or two then falls to her face.

Madi figured out that she could crawl for a while then stop and sit up all on her own, then back to crawling and back to sitting. She was very proud of herself. She also figured out how to pull herself up on her knees on the side of her crib. I am sure it will only be a day or two and she will be standing. I had to pull the rail of her crib up, just to be safe. We lowered the mattresses on Monday but kept the rails down, but now they are up and will stay up. They are growing up so fast.

A mother's little slice of heaven... Emma snuggled up and fell asleep in my lap tonight. I could have sat there for years just holding her and smelling her freshly washed baby hair. I wish I could bottle it up.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Mommy does my hair.

Bath time.

And even during bath time, Madeline goes after the toy Emma has. This time a small duckie tucked perfectly in her mouth.

And of course after bath time we have to do our hair. Emma's hair is just about long enough for a little clip right on top.

Madi's isn't quite there, but a little clip makes her look girly.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Help, it's already started!

How do you teach 8 month olds to share and take turns? Over the last two days I have watched the girls go after the one toy that the other one has. Now that Madi can crawl and Emma is great at scooting, they attack each other and steal toys. It is pretty funny, but I am predicting it won't be so funny in a few months.

I managed to capture the sequence of events... Here Madi had crawled over to Emma to try and get the picture book.

Then we have a moment of sharing, but that didn't last long.
Emma managed to get a hold of the book and put it on the other side of her body, so Madi crawled after it.
Emma got smart and rolled on top of it, so Madi attacked her.

Finally, Emma was distracted by the camera and Madi had a moment of victory.

But that didn't last long, and Emma was after the book again.

Never mind the hundreds of other toys around to play with. OIY!!!