Friday, May 25, 2012

Maple Grove

SO...last weekend I got a little time!  Joe and I went on a mini trip to Maple Grove, MN with our friends Nikki and Kadin.  It was the longest I had been away from Lyla and the first time overnight.  Luckily they were in good hands at Grandma Trinie's house.

Grandma Shari came over for a couple hours when we first left.  Irelyn was crying and asking to come with.  I felt bad and therefore was offering her things to try and make her feel better like a cookie or fruit snack.  She wanted none of it. Finally, Shari tells her Lyla has a really stinky diaper and asks if she wants to help.  This of all things calms her down..poop.  :)

 We picked up Nikki and Kadin in Rochester after they got to do some of their very own Storage Wars.  We shopped for a bit at that mall and got some food for the road.  We headed on to Maple Grove.  Good conversation with good friends makes any car ride better!  We shopped at the Arbor Lakes, which is basically on outdoor mall.  Nikki and I spent most the time giving the boys a fashion show in the dressing room, but they missed as they were too busy playing games on cell phones. 

We stayed at the Holiday Inn.  We had criteria for a hotel and spent a few hours not finding one with all our criteria.  I finally decided on this one as it had "a theme", was close to Dave and Busters and the shopping center, had a pool and hot tub, and jacuzzi rooms (which ended up not getting).  Actually D&B was right across the parking lot.  And we were able to buy a D&B's package with our room.  The whole hotel had a Venetian theme and the water park was particularly very "themed".

 After shopping we checked into the hotel and spent a little time in the water park.  We were all pretty impressed with the water slides.  One of the fastest water slides any of us had been on. Then back to the rooms to get ready for dinner and games and Dave and Buster's. 

We had breakfast in the morning and then we were on our way again.  Joe and I had to drive to Westby for the Sytendae Mae parade and to get our girls.

Thanks Grandmas for taking good care of them!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lyla: 2 months

Little Lyla turned 2 months old on Mother's day and we took her monthly picture. 

She had her doctor appointment today.  She is a little over 12 lbs and 22 1/2 inches.  Which puts her in the 83rd% for weight and 51st% for height.  Opposite of what we would have thought. I am very surprised by her height, because I thought she had had a big growth spurt this week because all of a sudden her pants are kind of short.  They are not tight, just short.  I thought she was tall. Maybe she has long legs and a smaller torso, I don't know. It's strange for me to have a baby not in the top 95% for both height and weight as a certain other child of mine has always been.  ;)

At 2 months Lyla is smiling and cooing and seems to really know Mom and my voice.  She loves to be talked to and makes eye contact.  She still eats about the same as she was at 1 month.  4 ounces every 4 hours or so.  She gets up once at night.  She is sleeping pretty hard by 8.  If she eats shortly before that she will sleep til around 3, but if she ate at around 6 she will get up at midnight, but then not again until around 8.  Her naps are not as predictable and I am trying to get her on a better schedule.  She tends to fight sleeping most of the morning and then take a long nap in the afternoon. 
She holds her head up well, and although I haven't been as good as I should about tummy time, the doctor was impressed when she put her on her belly and she lifted most of her torso up and then ROLLED OVER.  Showing off for the doc I guess.  She also kind of rolled over for the first time on Mother's Day so today was actually the 2nd time.  Amazing!

And just for fun another comparison of the 2.  Who is who??

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

I cannot believe this is already my 3rd Mother's Day.  I am so thankful to be a mom.  I am also so thankful to have an amazing mom who would do anything for me and my girls.  She goes out of her way to help me out and I appreciate her SO much.  Love you Mom!
We had a great day!  Exactly how I was hoping it would be.  Church and then a picnic in Deerwood Park.  Home for naps.  Grandma Shari's for fish fry.  Irelyn also got to enjoy her pool and play do.  More pictures to come soon as I took about a million and have lots of cute ones of the babes.

My first Mother's Day 2010

Second Mother's Day 2011

Third Mother's Day 2012

The day I became a mom (and again)

And my beautiful and amazing mother
And my Mother in Law who is also such a help to me and a great Grandma

Friday, May 11, 2012

Beach Babies

Today we spent a good chunk of the morning at Pettibone beach.  Irelyn had SO much fun.  I didn't bring a swimsuit or diaper because I had no intention of her putting more than her toes in the water, but sure enough she went all in...skinny dipping I guess you could call it.  And by the way, she undressed herself.  I think the pictures pretty much tell the story, but we had a blast.  And, I'm having a hard time choosing which pictures to use :).