Wednesday, January 28, 2009

10 Months Old...Some Updates!

Avery & Kenadee (Can You Tell They Love Each Other??)
Kenadee & Avery in the Tub

This one's blurry, but I love their expressions! They love playing together!

Avery & Her Friend, Delana

Kenadee, All Smiles in Her Exersaucer

Sorry I haven't updated in a while. We've all been battling the "crud." The girls still have runny noses, but overall, we're all doing great now! YAY! I'm just going to give some updates this time b/c a lot has happened since the last post.
Avery and Kenadee are both talking away...they both say "Momma", "Da-Da", "Hi", and "Hey". Mostly, the "Hi" and "Hey" are when they're in the mood, but we hear "Momma" and "Da-Da" all day long! It's awesome! :) Both babies are mastering the art of waving. It looks so cute! They love to wave "Hi" and "Bye-Bye" to anyone and everyone! :)
Kenadee is very mobile. She is all over this house! We spend our extra time in the day chasing her from one end of the house to another, haha. She is pulling up on all the furniture and walking down it (cruising). She has to hold on, of course, but it won't be long until she's walking on her own...she really wants to! Avery is not crawling yet, but she's showing major improvements. She was behind in the "motor" department because of having her arms in arm boards for 5 weeks. So, she has had to really work to strengthen her arms and legs. She is getting much stronger, and will now stand up (if you put her up...she can't pull up on her own yet) for extended periods of time holding on to something. She loves jumping in the jumperoo and we think that has really helped to get her strong again. She's showing the desire to crawl. She gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. So, it won't be long. She had a lot of catching up to do, and she's done GREAT!!
Both babies are still eating stage 2 foods. We tried stage 3 baby food, but they have big chunks of peas and whatever else in them and they tend to gag on every bite. So, we have stayed with stage 2 foods for the most part. We've started giving them little bites of our food when we eat, and as long as it's really small bites, they can/will eat it. They love to eat those little Gerber puffs. It's their weakness, haha :) They could eat an entire container at once if I'd let them, I think!
Daddy is leaving tomorrow to go to a football coaching clinic, so Gran is coming to stay! We will be sad to not have Daddy around, but we are excited that Gran will be here!! The girls are going to be dedicated at church on Sunday so Gran will still be here for that! We will definitely post again afterwards because they will be all dolled up in their beautiful new dresses! So, stay tuned!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

2009 is here! I can hardly believe it. 2008 went by so incredibly fast. It was the single best year of our entire lives. God truly blessed us this past year, and we give Him all the glory for the many blessings he has given us. Avery & Kenadee are the joys of our lives. And, they continue to grow and change so fast! Where did the past 9 months go?? We are looking forward to a wonderful New Year. We hope and pray that 2009 is a very blessed year for you as well.
Avery & Kenadee had their 9 month appointment with our pediatrician, Dr. Yap, on Tuesday, 12/30. Everything was just fine and dandy! Avery weighed in at 17lb 4oz, and Kenadee weighed 20lb 2oz. Avery was 29 inches long, and Kenadee was 30 inches. The girls really love Dr. Yap. He is so good with them, and they just smile and stare at him while he talks to them and examines them. Kenadee was really funny at the doctor's office. She has gotten to where she's a little shy and bashful from time to time. While Dr. Yap was talking to me and Jason, Kenadee started smiling and waving at him. And, when he said, "Are you waving at me Kenadee?", she smiled and then buried her head into my chest. It was the cutest thing.
Avery is quite a bit behind Kenadee in the motor skills department, but Dr. Yap said that is perfectly normal considering her circumstances. Having had those arm bands on her arms for 5 weeks, it put her a little behind, and they're going to help us get her back up to speed. As far as their updates go: Kenadee has 2.5 teeth (two bottom, and a half of one on the top) & Avery has 4.5 teeth (two top, two bottom, and one more coming in on the top). Kenadee does not only say Da-Da now...SHE SAYS MOMMA!! Yahooo! I never thought I'd see the day. And, the best part is, Avery says it too...only when she says it, she doesn't say the first "M". It sounds more like, "Omma", and she mainly says it when she's crying or fussing (go figure!). But it IS awesome to hear BOTH my babies say my name. I love, love, LOVE IT! Kenadee also says something that sounds an awful lot like "Sissy", and she waves bye-bye when she's in the mood. Kenadee surprised us the other day also by pulling herself up from a sitting position to standing all the way up! It happened just all of a sudden, and NOW every single time we go in her room after a nap, she's STANDING there to greet us! My babies are getting so big. I don't want them to grow up ... yet.
Everything here is going great. School is starting back already which we're not quite ready for (the Christmas break flew by way too fast, but what do you expect when you take a ten-day trip?). But, we had a wonderful Christmas, got to visit with lots of family and friends, had many changes with the girls, and made many wonderful memories that will last a lifetime. From our family to yours....HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Christmas 2008!

This was the best Christmas of our lives. We had God's most precious gifts to celebrate with! Avery & Kenadee had a wonderful first Christmas. We went to Waco first to celebrate with all of Daddy's family. Then we went to East Texas to see Gran & PawPaw and celebrate with all of Momma's family. Then we headed to Eastland to spend time with Paw & Mammaw, and then we finally made it back home! It was a tiring ten day trip, but we had a lot of fun visiting with our family and loved ones.
Santa Claus was very good to our angel girls. They must have been really good this year :) Hope you enjoy the pictures! And, I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas! We sure did! :)