Saturday, December 06, 2008
They say the funniest things and I really need to start documenting them. I'm terrible at remembering exactly what it was they said. They constantly crack me up, though.
Their latest interests are hockey, snow, dinosaurs, animals, breakfast bars, oatmeal, waffles, christmas lights, counting, playing with "mommy and baby" toys, guinea pigs, clothes (skirts, scarves, tights, cozy pants, jammies), reading books and lots of music.
Here are a few recent pictures:
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Now, if only stopping them from whining was so easy...
Friday, August 22, 2008
Sylvia running up the trail
Sylvia with Gaia:
At their 3 year well visit, Mya weighed in at exactly 27lbs and 36". Sylvia weighed in at 26lbs 12oz and 35 3/4". Just a touch smaller than Mya. They were both finally on the chart between the 5th and 10th percentile. My little pumpkins are minis! They go back to school on Thursday. And I go back on Monday. Mendy went all this week but then has off until Thursday, so she'll be with the girls until Wednesday. Another year begins for us.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Sylvia, Mya Sylvia, Mya
Can you believe we just turned three? And we can show you on our fingers, too! We did quite a bit of growing this year, in all sorts of ways. This year, we went to daycare and socialized with our friends. We've really begun to play WITH our friends, not just next to them. When we went on vacation to Florida and Georgia last month, we even learned how to swim by ourselves (with our tube floats).
We love to repeat whatever our mommies say (whether good or bad!) and they think we come up with some pretty funny things on our own. We really like to discover the world around us. We have definitely started to develop different personalities. Sylvia seems to be more sensitive, but she is also the leader and likes things her way.
Mya tends to be more independent from her mommies, but she follows along with whatever Sylvia wants to do.
Both of us love attention, but we also really like to play by ourselves. Our imaginations have really started growing and that's fun when we play together, but sometimes it's a little scary because we've started having some bad dreams. Mama is pretty good at explaining shadows and things to us, so we're still comfortable going to sleep. Speaking of sleep, we finally sleep a good 10 hours at night and still take our afternoon nap. At naptime, Sylvia falls asleep very quickly, and Mya needs to move around A LOT before she gets comfortable enough to sleep. At bedtime, we fall asleep on our own, but we have to have all of our stuffed animals with us and Mommies have to read us a book or sing songs. We love how Mommy reads the "monster" book (about Grover) and we love books about trains and dinosaurs and families and well, really, we love any book.
We know our ABCs and can count to 10. We like to sing songs (especially the itsy-bitsy spider, twinkle twinkle little star, old macdonald, and the wheels on the bus) and even make up our own songs about things that are going on around us. We like to do yoga and forward rolls. Most of all, we love to wear underwear! Mommies are just starting to let us wear it out of the house because sometimes we still have accidents, but we're getting good at telling Mommies when we have to go!
Well, that's about it from us for this year... Mommy edited and realized we stepped into the third person on occasion, but it's hard to speak on behalf of both of us... she's smart like that. :D
Sylvia & Mya
Monday, May 26, 2008
A few pictures of this morning's fun...
And yesterday, we went to Bassett Park. The girls had their first ice cream truck experience (as well as their first popsicle)! Needless to say, they enjoyed it.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mommy (to Mya and Sylvia): Do you think the sun will still be up when we go outside or will it be dark?
Sylvia (to Mommy): It dark outside. It scare me.
Mommy (to Sylvia): Why does it scare you?
Sylvia (to Mommy): The monsters.
Mommy (to Sylvia): There's no monsters.
Sylvia (to Mommy): You save me?
Mya (to Sylvia): No, the moon save you.
Sylvia (to Mya): Oh, the moon. You save me?
Mya (to Sylvia): No, I not a mommy.
My kids know how the world works. And honestly, what can keep you more safe in your sleep than a pile of stuffed animals?
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Mya and Sylvia
These girls have a blast whatever they do. I'm so proud of them. They're getting much more expressive and understanding of the world. It makes me so happy to watch them grow and become little people. Watch out world, here they come!
Monday, January 07, 2008
Anyway, they absolutely enjoyed their Christmas this year. They really understood the whole "santa" thing this year. Every tree they saw, they said "Oooh! Presents... For me?!" Great, now I have little materialistic children! They got to fly in an airplane to see Papaw and Nana in Georgia. They were quite well behaved, especially for being off-schedule. As luck would have it, Sylvia ended up with a little stomach bug on our last day, but seemed to sleep it off pretty quickly and was okay for the flight home.
We spent New Year's Eve with their cousins and had fun wearing hats and blowing noise makers until all hours of the night... (which for me , lately, means 12:01).
Some of the cute things I've missed updating are the sayings they've come up with. They call ketchup, "kepitch". They tell you to "shhh! quiet, I'm on the phone" when they play with our cell phones. They tell you, "better go to sleep, the train is coming!" because if you're not sleeping, the Polar Express won't pick you up. They say, "listen, Mommy, no touch, it's hot... okay?" when they make food in their kitchen for us and they make very concerned faces... especially Sylvia.
Sylvia seems to be the serious of the two and Mya seems to be the jokester. But on the whole, they're both very silly girls. Mya is still the heavier of the two and I think they're pretty much the same height at this point.
I'll try to get on here more often to post... try being the operative word.
My life is good.