Friday, February 25, 2011

Janie's Birthday Recap!

Hi Everyone,
This is Janie. So it has been almost 2 weeks since I turned 2 and mommy still has not done a birthday post----so, I decided I would take over her computer for a while and show you all the fun I had on my special day! 

I'm a Valentine's baby--I turned 2 on Feb. 14. Mommy kept telling me that she couldn't believe I was 2 already. She kept saying that I look and act so grown up--that I am growing up too fast. Mommy always told people my age in months--but now she says she has to say "2". She says that seems so weird. She is trying to get me to say "2" also...sometimes I do it for her..but usually I just run away and laugh. I like doing that now....I am very active. Mommy calls me wild...I hear her keep saying something about "terrible two's"...hmmmm. I wonder if she is talking about me.

Anyways, we celebrated my birthday at 1-2-3 Jump. I call it "bounce". I love, love, love to bounce. It is my favorite place to go--so mommy rented it for a few of my friends.

All of my sweet friends came to play: Charlie, Kelson, Wylie, Amelie, Anna Grace, Peyton, and of course my little sister Lexie. Also, my friend Debra came and so did my God Family, the Harrisons! 

Look at all the pictures I put below--I know there are a lot, but I wanted you to see how much fun we had!!! Oh, and mommy said she didn't get very good pictures of me "bouncing", she said I was moving way tooo fast to get any really good pictures!

Me, Lexie, and Charlie (and Debra helping Charlie with his shoes)
Look at me sliding down backwards!
Anna Grace riding in the car!
Me and Kelson playing with the balls
Kelson having fun! (His mommy took lots of cute pictures too-she tagged me in some on Mommy's facebook page)
Amelie getting ready to go down the slide
Wylie having fun!
Look at brave Anna Grace!
And my sister Lexie was CRAZY that day. She did not want to be left out of anything. She jumped, bounced, went down slides. She is pretty tough and chases all the big kids around.
Lexie at the bottom of the slide
Silly Lexie
Lexie driving the car! Beep Beep
Bring on the food! Yummy cupcakes, chips, animal crackers, and juice!

Lexie didn't think it was very fair that Debra and Tricia were feeding her squash while everyone else got cupcakes!
Gift time! I loved opening the gifts! When I was younger I liked the paper and bows best...but now, I know how to rip into the presents!





Mommy tried to get a picture of me and Charlie wearing our Mickey Mouse ears. Neither of us would be still though!
Back at home that night, I had lots of more gifts-yay!

Look at my Strawberry Shortcake purse!
Lexie likes it too!

Lexie likes my Barney doll!
Mommy tried to get a good picture of me and my sister with Mimi. Ha, Ha, Ha! It's impossible to get good pictures of both of us at the same time right now...somebody is always moving!
I had a fun day! Thanks Mommy and Mimi for giving me such a special celebration. 
Bye, Bye!

Love to you all,
Janie

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Update: 1 year and 2 years!!

Well baby-check doctor visits...Updates on the girls:

First Lexie....

She turned 1 on Feb. 1-hard to believe....

At her appointment, she weighed in at 16 pounds 3 ounces in weight (0% on our US Charts) and 28 1/2 inches in height (29% on our charts). 

Special things about Lexie:
  • She is walking all the time now-stopped crawling for good about 2 weeks ago. 
  • Loves to say uh oh, up, and mama (my favorite)
  • She loves to squeal and yell to have her sister copy her..then they copy each other with the same squeals
  • Laughs out loud--lots of giggles all the time!
  • She smiles- A LOT. Her face is getting fuller and you can't see her little dimple anymore :(
  • She follows her big sister everywhere
  • Wants whatever her big sister has 
  • Usually wins the battles with Janie. If Janie and Lexie are pulling on the same thing--99% of the time, Lexie wins!!
  • She is tough as nails. She is a fighter (but sweet about it).
  • Has a huge appetite. Will eat anything I offer her
  • She still has no teeth-so still on baby food, but beginning to eat tiny bites of puffs, cheerios, muffins, bread, etc
  • Loves music-likes to do a little bounce dance
  • Lexie loves her baths. But she lays over to put toys in her mouth and often sucks up bath water-oh no!
  • Easy, easy, easy baby-she is so peaceful and flexible
  • She loves her sleep. Sleeps thru the night and wants her naps. 
  • Not a morning person-doesn't like it when mommy wakes her up to start her day :)
  • Loves Barney too (good thing)
  • Is a climber (just like her sister)
  • Loves her Mimi and her Gramps. Grins so big when she sees her Mimi
  • Likes being outside (haven't been much though b/c of the cold weather) 
  • Battles some allergies-uses a purifier at night and naptime
  • Loves to drink water from her sippy cup
  • Will dive into your plate of food if you are not careful--girlfriend is ready for some teeth to begin eating solid food!
  • Is very wiggly and squirmy-wants out of your arms to go explore EVERYTHING
  • Puts everything in her mouth! Will find the smallest peice of paper, trash, food, anything and try to eat it (yuck)
  • Extremely happy and fun-loving baby girl!
  • Still very much a thumb sucker. Either thumb, she isn't picky!
Now Janie:

She turned 2 on Feb. 14--can't believe how time flies!

At her appointment, she weighed in at exactly 20 pounds in weight (0% on our US Charts) and 32 inches in height (8% on our charts). Is she really only 4 inches taller than Lexie..she looks a little taller than that--hmmm. Wonder if that is a mistake?

Special things about Janie:
  • She talks ALL THE TIME. Not so much in public-but she never stops at home.
  • She repeats EVERYTHING she hears--so we have to be careful :):)
  • She has great manners-always says please and thank you. Now she is working on "yes ma'am" it sounds like "yea man"...I have some video of it. I need to post it sometime.
  • If you get in her way, she will gently push you aside and say "excuse me"--it is so funny
  • She is a mama's girl 100%. At times, she only wants me (and I have to admit, I love it)
  • She LOVES to be around other kids-she is very social with kids--not so much with adults.
  • She dances to all her Barney DVD's nonstop. She knows all the words to the songs and even the story lines. She quotes the entire DVD...it is so cute. She acts it out as it is happening.
  • She has this silly "country" stomp dance thing she does--especially when she is happy.
  • At the end of Barney during the "I love you" theme song-she HAS to be held and rocked while this song is on...sooooo sweet. 
  • She likes waving "hello" and "good bye" to strangers in stores, parking lots, etc.
  • She LOVES to say her prayers while in the car. As we pull out of the driveway she says "Amen, Amen" trying to get me to say our prayers...of course I always do! 
  • She is a girly girl! She loves make up, shoes, clothes, hair bows, etc.
  • When we leave the house without a bow, she touches her head and reminds me "bow"
  • She hates to be dirty! If she gets anything on her hands-she is immediately asking for a napkin.
  • If she gets anything on her she says "YUCKY". (When Lexie was getting birthday cake all other herself, Janie kept looking at her and telling me "napkin" trying to get me to clean Lexie"
  • She calls her sister a strange name-it is kind of a combination of Lexie and Sissy...it comes out like Sickie. Strange--but she knows who she is talking about.
  • She loves her sister (most of the time). 
  • If Lexie is sleeping, she constantly asks about her-she wants me to wake her so they can play
  • She will often lean in and give Lexie a kiss (without being asked to)
  • But, in the late afternoon/early evening, she gets frustrated with Lexie-and I see some tantrums
  • Yes, she does tantrum--the "terrible 2's" are in full force sometimes--not.fun.at.all
  • She loves fruit, so much so that I have to hide it until the end of the meal-otherwise she will only eat a meal of fruit
  • She loves diced tomatos, cheese, yogurt, spaghetti, mac-n-cheese, fries, tater tots, chicken/dumplings, toast, but her absolute favorite is SQUASH CASSEROLE! Too funny!
  • I can't get her to eat meat. I have to hide it in other foods??
A few funny videos. These were taken after Janie and Lexie got home from Janie's birthday party...we opened Janie's gifts from family that evening. (Birthday post later-still going thru all the pics-took soooo many)

Mimi got Janie a frog that counts. Here is Janie couting with me 4, 5, 6, 9 (what happened to 7 and 8). Ha Ha
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Mimi got Janie a Barney doll that sings the "I love you" song. If you listen closely, you can barely hear her singing along to the first 2 lines of the song...then towards the end you can see Lexie come over and take it from Janie--yep, that happens all day! 

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day & Happy Birthday

Happy Valentine's Day Janie & Lexie and Happy Birthday Janie! 

It was a big weekend around our house! We celebrated Janie's 2nd Birthday at 1-2-3 Jump on Sunday evening. She had some sweet friends join her for lots of silly bouncing and jumping!! She loved every second of it (so did Lexie). I will do a separate birthday post later (I have to sort thru all the pics/video we took that day). It's hard to believe that my little Love Bug is just that--a little girl. No longer a baby. She is now 2....sigh.

Valentine's Day is always a fun, fun, fun day....but now, it is so much more special. Valentine's is all about LOVE and there is lots of LOVE in my life right now. I feel blessed beyond words.

Enjoy pics of the girls today in their red!


Janie coming down the hall getting ready to celebrate Valentine's Day and her Birthday!
Look how big she looks in this picture--her "baby" look is gone.

Lexie playing in Mommy's bathroom-my silly, funny, precious girl!

Look at that beautiful smile-melts your heart!

Another beautiful smile (along with some crazy hair). So adorable!

Playing on Mommy's bed!

Lexie says Mommy has taken enough pictures--she's going into the bathroom to play instead!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Life is Good!

Life around here is busy, silly, hectic, funny, loud, but mostly--lots of fun. The girls are getting along really well when they are both well-rested. During the evenings they get kind of grumpy with each other and fight for my attention. I think it is because they are tired. 

Lexie had her 1 year well-baby check up last week. Janie goes for her 2 year check up next week. I'll post more updates then. It is so hard to believe my girls are 1 and 2.

Love to you all! 








Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy Chinese New Year!

Happy Chinese New Year! Welcoming the year of the Rabbit. I guess technically it began yesterday in China/Taiwan (because of the time difference). The UGA Asian mentor students are hosting a celebration next Saturday...we look forward to it!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I posted these videos on facebook....but thought I would share here too!

Sweet Lexie enjoying her 1st Birthday cake:

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The girls playing with a new toy:


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