Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Latest

It's great to be back at home after a nice long week in Duluth for Thanksgiving! Can you believe in a week from Thursday my girls will be one year old? Not too much is new here but I thought I'd share some new pics and videos.

Sofia is doing very well. Lately she loves blowing raspberries- either she'll just start doing it randomly or she'll copy one of us doing it. She seems to be really in-tune with us. She'll respond with noises and babbles when we talk to her (more than before). Another thing I've noticed lately is that she is getting pretty clingy to me and can get very "stranger danger". She warms up to new people after a bit but at first she'll cry. I still can't believe she's identical! (Well I can believe it, but it's FUN!)

Miss Sofia!

Madeline is still a busy body and loves to be interactive as well. Sadly, her cough has returned from summer. Ever since her summer cough she's been "rattling" and late last week it got worse and turned into a cough. I brought her to the doctor and he prescribed her antibiotics but it's nothing serious. We just have to be on top of that stuff!

Josephine is a sweetheart and we think she's a "daddy's girl" lately. She lights up when he comes home and tends to gravitate towards him during play time. She is pretty opinionated but can also have the best moods. She's probably the  neatest eater- she doesn't grab at the spoon or blow raspberries during a meal like the others. Ha, next meal she'll prove me wrong- we'll see.

Josie and her beloved blankie!
These next couple of weeks will be busy busy! This Saturday we're getting one year professional pictures from the same woman who did them before. The weekend after that we're having their second baptism (the first was in the NICU so we'd like a happier one) and their birthday party. We're going to keep the party small and simple. (And I can't believe Christmas will be here before we know it!) Below are some new pics and a couple of videos. I hope everyone has a great week!
Group Pic at Grandma and Grandpa's house! (Josie, Sofia, Maddie)
Sofia with her "Thankful for Mommy" bib!
Josie is "Thankful for Daddy"!
Madeline with the two grandmas!
Thanksgiving meal: baby food, then Cheerios on a tray! Next year the real meal?


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Results are IN!

they are all identical!!! It's exciting news... I am happier to find this out than I thought I'd be! Anyways, that's all for now...the girls and I are going to Duluth tomorrow through Thanksgiving weekend, woohoo!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

11+ Months Old!

It's been too long since the last blog update! The girls are over 11 months old (which makes them 8 months old adjusted). They are busy and happy- life is good! We haven't gotten the results from the DNA test back yet. It's really interesting to see all your votes, though! It's basically been 50/50 the whole time! I will definitely post the findings when I get them!

Sofia, Josie, and Madeline

    Josie is over 16 lbs and she is the first baby to wave! Since she started this I have noticed the other two do it too but I give props to Josie for being the first. Also, we were testing Josie to see if she could point out the cow stuffed animal and she did (and she did it more than once so we don't think it was just luck). It's crazy to think they might actually know some of what we're talking about

Sofia is finally 15 pounds! She is just a little peanut still. She basically does the same things as her sisters- pulling up, crawling, crawling over obstacles, feeding herself finger foods, etc. She doesn't like when her sisters crawl on her but she does the same thing to them! She will sometimes stand on her own briefly for a couple seconds (and once up to 10 sec according to my dad).

Madeline is over 17 lbs and she is still our easiest to put to sleep, which is a lifesaver. She is starting to work on clapping her hands now. It seems like they've really blossomed this past week so I can't imagine what they'll be like a month from now at age ONE!
Happy Belated Birthday to Grandma! Don't you love this pic below??

Happy Birthday Grandma!

One of the girls' favorite things to do is to "ride" each other, where one will hold onto another one and kind of knee-walk while the other tries to crawl. It's hard to explain so I posted a little video below! Madeline is riding Sofia and Josie is having fun crawling along with them. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween!

We had a great Halloween weekend! Saturday we just hung out as a family (which I just love to do). On Halloween we had a typical day up until mid-day when we put the girls in their costumes. It was pure anger at first! They were rolling around on the floor and had a hard time crawling around in their bulky costumes. Halloween at this age is solely for the parents. They were so cute in their costumes and they started to get more used to them as the day went on. 

The first couple of pics are pre-costumes but they all have on their "First Halloween" bibs.

Sofia patiently waiting for her food


  Here is the first group photo of the animals! Sofia is the giraffe (I noticed her long eye lashes right away when she was still really little), Josie is the tiger (she has very pretty "cat" eyes) and Madeline is the monkey (she is the monkey of the group because she's all over the place). Deciding who is who is not just random!

This basically the only picture from home that they weren't horrifically mad.

They were content during the walk, but not overjoyed by any means.
We got a smile from Sofia!
Sofia back to serious face
Josie is not amused

Madeline ignoring me! (They weren't crying at this point, just really serious.)
"Do we really have to keep these costumes on?"
The girls took a little refresher nap before we went out and about. We went to our friends Marie and Adam's house first. All the kids had fun together after our girls got used to the new house. They were all in great moods!
At our friends' house with their two kids (Eva as a skunk and Luke as a race car driver from Cars). They are starting to loosen up.

YAY genuine happiness!

Josie looks like she's pretending to be a tiger!
Sofia exploring her new surroundings at Marie and Adam's.

Next we went to the Kaiser's house. Their daughter Emmi was a cowgirl and baby Anders was a baseball. It was fun to see some friends yesterday! Our last stop was at Dan's aunt and uncle's house. By that time, we could tell the girls were getting a little exhausted, so we made it home for an early bottle and bedtime. It was a great day- very smooth! Next year they might actually be excited to dress up!
Our second stop was at the Eddy and Katie's! Sadly we didn't get a pic with Emme and Anders but they were super cute!

Have a great first week of November- Thanksgiving and Christmas (and of course their birthday) is around the corner- crazy!