Sunday, October 27, 2013

More about Stella and Lulu at 1

My silly Stella

My laughing Lulu

Being 1 is so much fun!  The babies are learning so much and have such great receptive skills.  When you say "night night", they will get their blankets and lay their heads down.  They are able to blow/give kisses, they know what a dog says (they bark at all animals!), and they open their mouths and make a zombie like sound when you ask them what a zombie says.

Stella and Lulu are crawling so fast!  They are starting to take a few steps forward, but are very shaky.  Stella has a very funny drag one knee crawl, in addition to crawling on all fours.  
we love to smile!

we love to laugh at our sisters

we love to clap

Although they are having some issues with real food, they are starting to try new foods, like squeeze packs of fruits and vegetables, and other soft foods, like potatoes, fries, bread, mangoes, cooked apples and cooked carrots.

They are starting to wear some size 12 month clothing, and are still wearing size 3 diapers during the day and size 4 at night, since they are sleeping 11 to 12 hours.  Yay!!!

Here are some of their pics from Portrait Innovations:



Sad faces

Sweet faces

I love my sweet little girls so much!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Happy First Birthday, Stella and Lucia!

Happy 1st birthday, Stella and Lucia!!!  What an amazing year it has been!  We had a wonderful party at the Carousel Room, which is a part of the Elk Grove Park District.  Thank you to everyone who was able to make it for the party.  Here are a few pics, taken by our wonderful photographer, Rachel:

the delicious cake from Deerfield's Bakery

Lovely Lulu

Lulu has the biggest, most beautiful eyes

sweet Stella

Stella is ready for cake!

Lulu and Stella are ready to party

Monday, October 7, 2013

Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch

We had such a fun afternoon at Goebbert's Pumpkin Patch in Barrington.  Kenny took a half day off from work to join us.  The babies loved it, as there is an awesome "zoo" of exotic animals, including bears, tigers, llamas, chickens, deer, sheep, and monkeys.  It was a beautifully sunny and warm day.  We had a great time!

Talia was a little nervous feeding the giraffe...

the chickens--I think that the babies loved them the most!

Kenny and Stella



Giana was so excited to ride a camel...and kept saying "woot woot" the whole time!

Talia decided that she'd rather go on a pony ride

My cuties

Lil pumpkins

Monday, September 30, 2013

Stella and Lucia are 11 months!

Another month has gone by and I feel like time is really flying now!  The girls seem to have grown so much in just the past few weeks!    The babies are very busy and fun.  Here are some of the things that they are doing:

-They are clapping 2 objects together, and are so proud of themselves when they do

-They are saying"baba", "bob", "mama" and "gaga" pretty consistently
-They are crawling around like crazy!  They LOVE to be chased!
-They are sleeping pretty consistently from 7:30 ish to 6 ish every night
-They are still wearing size 3 diapers and are wearing size 9 month clothes.  The 12 month clothing is still too big.

They may not be saying so much, but they both understand so much:

-they wave bye bye

-they bark when they see any animal (oo oo)
-they bury their head in their blanket when you say "night night"
-they put their head on your shoulder when you say "hug" 

They do not like loud noises!  They are very sensitive to sounds. :(

We are still trying to get them to eat people foods.  Lulu is doing better, but Stella is still vomiting when she eats real food.   It is also getting to be so hard to feed them, as they are crying once we put them in their high chairs.  They are eating small puffs, pancakes, yogurt, peas (but they spit out), mashed up bananas, mashed up avocados, and applesauce.  We have been trying to get new soft foods in them, but don't want to push too much.

Here are some pics of Stella:

And some of Lulu:

Monday, September 9, 2013

Giana's First Day of Winnetka Covenant Church Preschool

Giana has been very excited about going to her new school, Winnetka Covenant Church preschool.  Her teacher, Miss Linnea, is a former parent of mine, so it is very fun that she is now Giana's teacher.  There are only 6 students in her class, and all girls!  I know that she will have a wonderful year!

Monday, September 2, 2013

Happy Babies and Happy Daddy!

Kenny has been traveling to Ireland for work A LOT lately, and we are all so happy when he is home!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Stella and Lulu are 10 months old!

I can't believe that Stella and Lulu are 10 months old.  They are just so cute and so mobile!  They are both crawling like crazy and starting to pull to stand on everything--the couch, their crib, the kitchen chairs, and the garbage can!  They think that they are such big girls too!

While they don't have any real words yet, but they are always babbling.  I've been hearing "bababa, mamama, gagaga".  They are also waving "bye bye" and when I say "night night," they will crawl towards their blankies and bury their faces.  They love mirrors and looking at themselves and each other.  It is very cute!

They also both have a tooth!  Surprisingly, although most babies cut their bottom teeth first, Lulu has cut her top right I tooth and Stella has cut her top left I tooth!  Crazy, right?

The babies are getting better at drinking from sippy cups while they are eating.  They are still eating baby food.  I have tried to give them bananas and blue berries cut in small pieces, but they are still gagging at those we continue to give them jarred baby food.  We'll keep trying people foods.

Here are some adorable pics of Stella:

And here are some of cute pics of Lulu:

I love these little baby girls so much!