Monday, September 28, 2009

"We're twins!"

Things have been pretty busy around the O house. Anthony is enjoying his stay at home dad gig, and the kids are loving having him at home. I am enjoying my job and as much as I miss my kiddos, I am happy to be at work and am blessed with a great job.

I have so many pictures to add...hopefully this week I will finally add Sydney's birthday party, rollerskating pictures and our trip to the ocean with our friends.
For now here are some pictures of my four year old and nine month old!

Oh, and stats for the kids-Sydney is 28 1/4 oz and 37 inches tall at her 4 year appointment. That puts her just under the 5th percentile for weight and 5th for height. Alex weighs in at 20 lbs 1 oz, putting him in the 40th percentile. I forget his height at the moment, but he is a shorty in the 15th percentile. His large noggin is what makes him look bigger than he is-it's at the 70th percentile. Gotta have a big head for all those big brains I say! The kids are both doing great. Sydney is happy to be back at preschool and still loving her gymnastics. Alex is crawling all over, and even started pulling himself up to stand recently! He is much more mobile than Sydney was at this age. His new favorite food is banana bread.

A couple pics of my sweet kids:

Having fun in the bouncy house. Alex thinks it's fun to lick the walls....ahh, 9 month olds.

I think Alex will be holding Sydney on his lap My kids in their matching jammies, I have a thing for matching jammies now. Sydney keeps saying, "We're twins!" Can Alex look a little more like his daddy or what???? Especially now with his new buzz cut.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Good times with a good friend

A few weeks ago we had my dear friend Carli and her husband and daughter over. Carli and I have been friends for twenty six years, that makes me feel so old. As little girls we talked about how one day we'd have daughters and they'd grow up to be great friends. They would play together, call each other on the phone and write letters to each other. (Hey, we didn't have any idea about e-mail and text messaging back in the 80's!) It was definitely super exciting when Carli announced she was due just three months after me. I knew immediately she'd have a daughter too and she did!

Last time Gracie came over the girls fought-a lot. They fought over toys, and what was most upsetting to Sydney was Gracie wanted to name White Puppy "Coco." So they went back and forth about White Puppy's real name...which is White Puppy according to Sydney. It wasn't the best visit so I have to admit I was a bit nervous about this trip.

Well the girls got along perfectly. They were old chums within two minutes and disappeared into Sydney's room pretty quickly. They came out wearing Sydney's dress up costumes and just had a blast together. Phew. And Sydney later told me that White Puppy's new real name is White Puppy Coco. Haha, there's my problem solver for you.

Here are the girls:

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of preschool

Sydney started preschool today! She is so excited to be back at school, she just loves it. Of course my little domestic goddess's favorite part is the dollhouse and the washer and dryer with attached iron. Wonder who she gets that from? :)
She looks like such a big girl and it happened overnight!

I just love this little face