Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Closing in on December!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! We are a little more than a week away from the girls' second birthday!! We're going to have a small party with cake- nothing big. I hear there may be an Elmo theme...

Thanksgiving for us was in Duluth with both of our families. My family had the early one and Dan's the late one. (YES, we ate two dinners in one day, only about 4 hours apart!) Oh, and I earned at least one of my meals because I ran the Gobble Gallop 5k! I didn't run as fast as I was hoping but I improved from my last 5k this past summer. While the girls and I were in Duluth (and Dan was working) we did all kinds of fun time with cousins Dane and Peter, the aquarium, open gym, and the Duluth Children's Museum. Fun times.

I'll give little updates on all the girls...

Sofia has been showing her toddler side a little more lately with lots of defiance. I don't know why but lately she screams bloody murder during baths (physically hurt? or mental?- no idea) and hasn't been eating as well. I just weighed the girls yesterday with the home scale and she was 19 lbs 10.5 oz. Most one year olds are 20 lbs so we still have a peanut. We continue to push high-cal foods but apparently we need to try harder. What will be important will be what the doc says about her weight gain since the 18 mo apt. They don't go in until the 20th so we'll see then.
Sofia looking adorable (photo by Andy Langager, my brother)
Sofia (photo by Andy Langager)

Madeline is in a DADDY DADDY spurt. When Dan joined us in the Duluth for Thanksgiving, that's when Madeline realized she needed him! Sometimes she screams when he gives her to me!! Hurts my feelings! ;) During the day when he's gone, I'm an adequate substitute, luckily. Madeline's weight yesterday was 22 lbs 9.5 oz. Her 18 month sized pants are getting a little snug on her! I think she inherited my eating gene. Madeline and all of her sisters are talking so much more now. She was the first to ask for water (she just says "wateee wateee"). They will identify things in books and out in the world. One example lately was all three shouting out "cow! cow!" when we passed the milk section since Kemps milk has a cow on the carton. I am so excited for this talking development.
LOVE this picture of Madeline (photo by Andy Langager)

Madeline (photo by Andy Langager)

 Josephine now weighs 21 lbs 12 oz. Josie has been doing well. She has been the best sleeper lately (Sofia has been getting up a lot lately and Madeline only waking from Sofia.) Josie is also doing really well with eating- still loving her veggies! She recently grew attached to a little Beanie Baby cat from her grandparent's (Klopp) house. It's a little problematic during meal times when she'll throw a fit if I take it away... hmm. She also likes to throw fits when I try to get her dressed. All three girls think they have more say than they really do. I say "Time to take a nap!"Josie nonchalantly shakes her head and says "No... no." (Not even a fit, just saying it matter-of-factly). Oh really??
Favorite of Josephine (photo by Andy Langager)
Josie as happy as can be (photo by Andy Langager)

Here are some more random pics, and some from Thanksgiving. I need to get a pic of the Klopp Thanksgiving still, so hopefully I can put that one up later.
Thanksgiving group pic. Just missing brothers Jon and Ben. (photo by Andy Langager)
Through the window (J, M, S)

Aimee, Sofia, me, and Madeline all on a train at the Depot/Children's Museum
Well, I hope everyone's having a great week. Here comes the busiest time of the year in the Klopp household (I'm sure the busiest for most of you!) We're ready, December!!


  1. What beautiful little girls you have!! I love the photography by your brother.
    If you figure out how to get Sofia to eat, let me know! My 19 month old son refuses to eat pretty much everything and has been losing weight at his last few appointments (He's just under 20 pounds right now). Can't find anything physically wrong with him so we're just going to keep trying to feed him :) I don't know if you tried it yet, but Pediasure should help Sofia gain some weight or at least get the nutrition she needs.

  2. Hi bluegrassmom,
    Yes, we definitely have tried pediasure and carnation instant bfast. If I offer it throughout the day maybe she'd take like half of a bottle down. None of my girls have been big drinkers so it's hard to push it. What is a help is cheese- she can't get enough. Good luck with your son. It's no fun dealing with food issues!

  3. Your girls ARE cute little peanuts! My twins (turning 1 year on Monday) are 23 (girl) and 25 (boy) pounds. :)

  4. I happened to stumble upon your blog because I was looking for bloggers from Minnesota ( I'm also from there). I see you are from Roseville... I'm from Mendota Heights. Anyways, I just wanted to say your little girls are so adorable!!