Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Sarah's 2 Year Update

Sarah turned 2 on March 3 and here are her stats and 2 year portraits!

She is 25 lbs 11oz and 35 inches long!
She talks all the time and her vocabulary grows every day. She is even speaking some sentences
She knows all of her letters and numbers 1-10
She can even write the letters T, H, and I!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Shayna and Sophie are 1 Year Old!!!!

Yesterday we took the girls to have their one year portraits taken and today we had their one year check ups. Here are the best of the pics and their updated stats:

Shayna is 20 lbs 12 oz and 29 inches long.
She is in the 50th percentile for both height and weight
Shayna has been walking for a few weeks now and is walking more than crawling. She just needs to learn how to stand up without something to hold on to!

Sophie is 21 lbs 9 oz and 29.5 inches long.
She is in the 60th percentile for both height and weight
Sophie just began to cruise within the last week, and also took her first steps on Saturday. She may have waited to walk, but is learning it pretty quickly!

Both girls are healthy and doing great!

Here are my favorite of the one year pictures:

Shayna loved the piano prop
So did Sophie
This is my favorite shot of Shayna
This is my favorite of Sophie
Shayna my walker. She has been walking for about 2 weeks now.
Sophie just took her first steps on Saturday, but still has a ways to go before she is "walking"
I love this shot of Sophie with the flower
I love the intense concentration!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Discovery Science Center

Today my mom and I took the girls to the Discovery Science Center since we now have an annual pass (thanks Heather and Alex!). They have a sesame street exhibit until May and Sarah LOVES it!

The exhibit is all about the human body and this "bathroom" station is all about cleaning your self. Here is Sarah washing her hands
The brush is glued to the counter, but that's not going to stop my Sarah!
Here she is disco dancing with Grover
This station has a bunch of activities.. jumping, kicking and pedaling, which was her favorite
They have a mini "Hooper's Store" and all the girls had a blast. Shayna wants to make sure everyone knows that she likes Bananas.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Birthday Party!!!

We decided to celebrate Shayna and Sophie's 1st birthday and Sarah's 2nd birthday together, so we had one big party on March 6 at the Jackman's house. About 70 people in total came to help us celebrate our girls!

Auntie Robin and Cousin Logan with me and the girls
I went a little crazy and made each character cupcake a different flavor. Elmo was Lemon, Oscar was Chocolate and Cookie Monster was Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
I also decided to attempt my first tiered cake and used rice crispy treat cereal to make an Elmo head to top it off. The Elmo head fell apart and had to come off within the first hour of the party. Oh well. The cake wasn't as evenly stacked as I would have liked but tasted amazing.. Chocolate cake with caramel whipped cream and chocolate toffee bits between each layer!
Mom, Robin and I with the girls
Shayna and Sophie chilling on the baby sized bench
Scott and Sarah playing around
We ended up with over 120 balloons! I loved how bright and festive it looked!
Bubbie, Zayde, Robin and Logan with our family
Scott and I and our girls about to eat their cake!
These were the party favor bags that I put together
A banner I made with my new Cricut machine
Cousin Dilynn and Sarah
Sarah, Shayna, Sophie and Logan
Happy Shayna
Unlce Mark, Auntie Jan, Shira and our family
Me and my honey!
Sophie being adorable as usual
Breaking my diet to partake in yumminess!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What is a blog again?

Facebook won't accept the size of this video, and Angel cancelled her Facebook account (so she's doesn't get updates through Facebook), so here's a post to the long forgotten and neglected blog.
Biggest news of the moment - two out of three girls are walking!
Shayna walks very well in between two people. She hasn't really ventured out on her own yet (with some small exceptions).
Now that she is a walker, she can spend some more time with big sister Sarah!
Sophie is sorta out of the loop on this.
But, Sarah still makes time for Sophie.
Also, in fun news, my nephew Aaron is in town for a few weeks. He lives in Japan, and came back about a week before the earthquake. He lives in southern Japan though, so hopefully the radiation from the nuclear power plant won't go that way. Hopefully I'll see him at least once more before he leaves - especially since I promised to give him this picture.