Sunday, April 25, 2010

Spring is here!

The weather is awesome right now and we are enjoying every bit of it. The girls both have swings outside so they are spending lots of time doing that right now. Olivia has a little disc shaped one and likes to go in very high circles on it. She's always begging me to go outside, I think she would spend all day in the yard if she could!

Alaina is finally stable enough to be in the bath without someone holding her. She likes to dive in gulping water as she goes so I'm watching her close. Olivia still loves her nightly baths, but has become very resistant to any kind of soap action. She screams enough to alert the neighbors (who are a very good distance) when it is hair washing night.

Brian moved Alaina's crib into Olivia's room a few nights ago and so far everything is going great. They were both sleeping in our room before, but Olivia couldn't let Alaina go without her so she is sleeping there now too. I just put Alaina to bed before Olivia and then they get up together around 7 am. Everyone is sleeping much better around here now =)

Olivia's new pets are a couple of caterpillars she has set up in an easter bucket. I love them as pets because no mess, they're free, and best of all no work to take care of! They are also plentiful so if one goes missing it's easily replaced. She is enjoying take care of these little creepers and spends lots of time playing with them.

The caterpillars home...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Birthday Pics

I would put these pictures straight, but I don't know how. Not that computer savvy so you will have to turn you head to see them =)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Easter Egg Hunt

We celebrated Easter today with baskets and an egg hunt at the church where Olivia has preschool. A wonderful part about having little girls is getting to dress them up for Easter! Olivia dyed eggs next to her one of her favorite friends from preschool Paten (little boy on the left).
After egg dying and the story about Easter it was time for egg hunting. As you can see from the bottom picture there were eggs everywhere. Olivia definitely didn't leave disappointed, she had loads of candy.

Me and Alaina enjoying the festivities.

Happy Easter everyone!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday Alaina!

A year ago today my little girl was born at 1:38 PM. It was a really happy and sad day at the same time. We were happy to welcome her into our family, but scared about her health and upcoming surgeries. One year later Alaina is doing better than I had ever thought she would before she was born. She had her annual appointment with the Down syndrome clinic and I'm happy to say she is in perfect health. It was a big sigh of relief to leave the clinic today knowing that we are pretty much done with specialists except for occasional check-ups.
As far as her motor skills go she is doing well there too. Her eating skills are always improving, she is eating some table foods and drinking from a straw regularly now. This all while she still has no teeth! She can move in and out of sit, stand with support, army crawl, and get up on all fours. We are so proud of Alaina and thank everyone for the awesome support shown to us this year! Happy 1st Birthday Alaina!