Monday, May 26, 2008

Bath Time

Atley is beginning to like shampoo in her hair and thought it was so funny when daddy spiked it up like this.

Avery also liked her hair spiked up, it just doesn't have the same effect....but hey, it's growing!

Avery and Atley. Notice how Atley is sitting. She ALWAYS sits like this. Little cheerleader pose.


Happy Memorial Day!
We'll have lots of pictures by the end of the weekend. Uncle Matt and Aunt Lauren are getting married on Friday and the girls are flower girls. They may not be walking down the isle, but they have dresses and will be So cute!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

No More Bottles

I know...most people switch from bottles to sippy cups when their kids turn 1, but my girls loved their bottles and I figured why the rush. They would probably STILL be drinking all bottles every day if it weren't for the "plastic" craze that is going around on the media. After finding out that their Avent bottles were number 7's, which is the worst kind of plastic to use, especially if you heat it - which we were doing - we switched to sippy cups the next week. Since the girls were almost 16 months when I made the change, they were ready.
We recently bought Born Free sippy cups and the girls LOVE them. They carry these at Whole Foods and Babies R Us now, so they are easier to get and worth it since all the old baby bottles are possibly going to be banned. Very interesting.
Anyway, the girls even take their sippy cups at night during dinner, then we take a bath (most nights) and put on pjs', read a book and go to bed. They are doing great so far! This was on my list of things to accomplish with them before the new baby comes. They are walking everywhere and becoming more independant by the day. We even put their high chairs down to the lowest level so they can crawl in and out by themselves. This saves me SIXTEEN times each day of picking them up. Next on my list...getting them to use a spoon. When I tried today with Avery she was scared and started crying! Obviously not ready yet....
Here are some quick pics, some very random.
Hope you enjoy!
ps. I'll post my first pregnancy picture soon....I've been waiting for this belly to really pop out!
It is very different with only one baby in there...I feel so small!
Love, Shelly

Here is our play kitchen. We brought it upstairs so they can play up here now.

Here are their new sippy cups.

High chairs down low

Avery has her mouth full of food. She does this all the time :)

Both girls love getting in Lilly's crate so much that they dont' wait their turn anymore. It always results in one or both girls getting stuck. Avery was inside crying and Atley was wiggling out...:)

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pink or Blue?

It's a boy!
What a surprise and thrill for us! We found out yesterday at my ultrasound, by surprise! Little boy parts don't hide themselves very well, so the ultrasound technician had no trouble telling us it was a boy. I am only 15 weeks, and she was positive! What a surprise...we thought we'd have to wait 3 more weeks.
We also found out my cervix is a moderate length, but not a good length. So please be praying for protection over this pregnancy, and no bedrest or crazy medication for me. These are big things I DON'T want to do again.
Thank you and blessings to you all!
ps. I would post the ultrasound picture, but it is a little hard to tell because he is upside down and his head isn't in the picture....:)