Monday, April 7, 2014

On the Move!

Monday, April 7

Wow! What a difference three weeks makes! Our house has completely transformed due to one young lady....Devyn! This is what we see now....

 Devyn....where are you going?!?!

Come back here please!

Devyn not only learned out how to crawl, but within a couple days of figuring that out, she also decided she wanted to start pulling herself up. And then as if that wasn't enough, she also loves to crawl up onto the furniture!
Devyn's first time pulling herself up on the furniture (March 20th). Apparently it's easy!
 
Our daredevil! I'm trying to feed Kinley, and she has climbed up onto the back of the bouncy chair and is trying to get up onto the coffee table.

What? Isn't this how you get out, Mom? 
 
We put Devyn's bouncy chair away, as she clearly has no need for it....at least, not for its actual purpose anyway. But she still utilizes Kinley's for her personal jungle gym. Instead we brought the play yard into the living room (yes....more baby gear in the living room). She's not a huge fan of her jail cell yet.  
 
Miss Kinley has been making some recent improvements, but is still well behind her sister. She is starting physical therapy next week to focus on building her strength. Her legs are very strong, but she still doesn't have the core strength to sit up. She has, however, gotten much better in just the last day or so.
Kinley hanging out!
 
FOOD is the other big change in our house. Devyn and Kinley have decided they really enjoy eating solid foods! They are even chewing on cereal puffs! So far their favorite is mom's homemade oatmeal mixed with pears. Yes....that's right! I actually made my own baby food! Pretty proud of myself:-)
 
  We like peas!!!
(Check out Kinley's baby blues.....)
 
 
Photo highlights from the past three weeks:
 

 Our nanny, Miss Lily, dresses us so cute!

 Snuggling AND working

 Kinley needed to relax after destroying the living room.

 More snuggles with Mom

 Devyn will climb on anything....and anyone, including her sister!

 I'll get my own toys, thank you!

 Peek-a-boo!

 Shopping with Mom and Grandma Marsh

 Daddy's Birthday with his Padres fans


Monday, March 17, 2014

9 Months Old!

Monday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Devyn and Kinley are 9 months old today. I cannot believe we are nearing their first birthday already. How is that possible?!?!
 

The girls had their checkup today with the pediatrician. Devyn weighed in at 18 pounds 3 ounces and is 26 1/4 inches tall. She has made so much progress over the past few weeks! She is now able to sit up completely on her own, and has also become mobile....a combination of army crawling and slithering. She can even get from her tummy to an upright siting position.
Devyn Marie

Kinley weighed in at 16 pounds 1 ounce and is almost as tall as her sister at 26 inches tall. She is still quite a bit behind her sister developmentally but has been making progress as well. She is getting very good at rolling from her tummy to her back, but still doesn't have the upper body strength to sit on her own. Her legs, however, are very strong! She loves to "stand up!"
Kinley Grace


 
Devyn and Kinley have finally decided they are ready to eat some solid foods. They have become fans of oatmeal, and will even eat some apples, bananas, or sweet potato depending on their mood. So far, green beans and avocado have been politely declined.

The girls are slowly taking over the house...the living room d├ęcor currently includes two exersaucers, two bouncy chairs, one swing, one activity mat, and a big bin of toys. It's only a matter of time before "operation baby proofing" is completely underway.

 Where do Mom and Dad sit?

Devyn......where are you????

 

 

Devyn loves..... eating paper, sucking on her toes, drinking water from Dad's cup, splashing in the bathtub, long naps, and playing with blocks.  
 
 

Kinley loves....snuggling, sticking out her tongue, chewing on ANYthing, laughing at her sister, watching the baby channel on TV, and playing with her toys.
 
 
The hard part about waiting too long between blog entries: deciding which photos to include! Here are a few more I just HAVE to share:
 
 Sleeping Devyn....looking uncomfortable!

L.O.V.E.
 
 They love these squirrels on TV that hide acorns.

 Kinley is helping with the laundry.

 Thing 1 and Thing 2
 
Mommy and Kinley
 
 
 

Monday, February 24, 2014

8 Months Old!

Monday, February 24

OK, OK, so I'm a little late on the 8-month post! Turns out this full-time-Mom thing requires a lot of time. Who would have thought?!?!

We took our first road trip with the girls over President's Day weekend. We drove down to Lake Havasu to meet up with Grandma Carol, Grandpa Keith, and Nana for the girl's first "camping" trip. I use the word "camping" quite loosely considering we stayed in their motorhome with a full kitchen, bathroom, and satellite TV. That's my kind of camping!
London Bridge!
 
 Grandma Carol and Kinley making a phone call
 

 
 Both of the girls caught a cold so there have been quite a few coughs and sniffles over the past week or so. The pediatrician thinks Kinley may have asthma problems like her daddy so she's been getting breathing treatments to help her lungs while she's sick.
Kinley looks calm here...but she does NOT like her mask!
 

Even though the girls are still not all that interested in solid foods, we finally set up the high chairs. They have turned into play centers for now. Devyn learned quite quickly that she likes the sound of her toys hitting the floor. I'm already tired of playing pick-them-up-before-I cry!
"Who needs food when we have toys?!?!"   -Devyn (left) Kinley (right)

Devyn is starting to sit up on her own now. She does pretty well until she reaches for something and loses her balance...then TIMBERRRR!!! She's also starting to move around on her own. I wouldn't call it crawling....more like wiggling. And so far she can only spin around in one spot or wiggle backwards.
Devyn Marie

Kinley is not sitting up yet but is getting better at rolling over. We've noticed that she is starting to mimic others. Hopefully she'll see her sister starting to move around and decide she doesn't want to miss out on the fun.
 Kinley Grace



Daddy is "helping" with the laundry.
 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Escape Artist

Wednesday, February 5

Devyn and Kinley are getting so big! I officially retired all of their 3-month size clothes tonight. Devyn, of course, has long been out of that size, but little Miss Kinley could still squeeze into some of them. I wonder if Kinley will always be getting hand-me-downs from her twin sister!

Play time!
 
Devyn is as sassy as ever! She loves to interact with people and constantly wants to be on the move. It's a workout to try and keep her entertained by switching activities all the time. Although she can't crawl yet, she has mastered twisting her body around and wiggling out of her bouncy chair. Now, if she could just figure out how to walk away from it, I think she'd be happy!

I think it's time to buckle the seat belt!
(I guess she wore herself out during her escape...she's sleeping!)
 
How do they taste?
Devyn received new braces a couple weeks ago. She was upgraded to a bigger size.  

Kinley still looks a little wimpy compared to her "big" sister. She is much more relaxed and loves to sit and watch her surroundings. Kinley likes to snuggle and has the cutest giggle that just melts your heart:-)
 "I'm busy here..."   -Kinley

The girls watched their first Superbowl this past weekend. We were invited to a party in a penthouse at the Palms (SO spoiled!!!). Luckily they had outfits just for the occasion thanks to Auntie Nichole.
 Devyn is ready for some football!

Daddy is determined to make them fans.....
 

Dinner at the Wynn with Grandma and Grandpa Marsh 
 
Check out that smile!
 
"Whoa!"   -Devyn

 Mommy and Devyn
 
 
Devyn, our escape artist:
 
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