Saturday, April 23, 2011

Fun with Eggs

Olivia got to dye her own eggs at home this afternoon. I told Brian we should hide them in the yard tomorrow morning, but he disagrees. He thinks it would lead to rotting eggs sitting around in our yard. He's probably right. Maybe the Bunny will bring some plastic ones with treats for three pretty little girls.

The finished product:

I still haven't fully relinquished the task of dyeing to Olivia. Just not that brave yet. She did get to head the decorating team though ;)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


The conversation (as interpreted by me):

JJ: "Hey, can you come out and play?"

Alaina: "First I have to ask my Mom"

Oh, no! Kids with water guns! No way I'm going outside!~

Sneakily hiding in the bushes waiting to ambush someone... I see you!

She got me... Look at the delight on her face...

Mom!!! How dare you accuse me of eating mulch... I would never do such a thing.

Um-hum. I believe you Alaina.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Not in Kansas Anymore

Yesterday there were multiple tornados in NC. The girls and I were at home and had no clue! Brian went out on an errand ending up right in the path of a tornado! He called and said, "Get in bathroom because debris is falling out of the sky". What??? Of course our TV reception is lacking so couldn't get any news there. So I got the girls in the bathroom and we waited on Brian to get home. He got home safe, but was definitely a bit freaked out by the experience. Here he is telling the story: Corinne had just woke up after sleeping through the ordeal: Olivia playing outside afterwards. There is a chunk of sheet rock in the grate. Minor debris was scattered throughout the neighborhood. Tromping through a big puddle left by the rain. Our house was left unscathed, but there was damage to other parts of the area. Hope we don't see anymore of tornados here!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy 2nd Birthday Alaina!

Yay, sweet girl you are two! This has been such an exciting year for Alaina.

All the milestones Alaina has accomplished this year:

-learning to crawl and then walk; she walks everywhere now

-Alaina has learned sign language; she has at least 25 signs and regularly uses them

-She has a wuf-wuf sound for animals, especially dogs and uses a motor sound for anything with wheels; also an approximation of up, baby, bye-bye

-She is eating most of her meals by herself. Even starting to use her spoon and fork regularly. Drinks out of straw.

-Alaina's speech is delayed compared to her typical peers, however her gross and fine motor skills are doing pretty good

-She likes to play with puzzles, push-toys, stacking toys, and her favorite is the piggy bank toy that plays music when you put the coins in.

-She is also a great big sister! Always gentle and loving with little sis Corinne. Even brings her toys to play with.

We love you Alaina and are so glad you are ours! Happy Birthday!