Thursday, June 23, 2011

3 years and 7 months

At Holland's 3 year check up with Dr. A, she weighed in at 39.5 pounds and is 40 inches tall.  Both are at the 97th percentile and make her BMI right on track.  They started taking her blood pressure and it was 92/60.  Hopefully she will continue to have low blood pressure like her momma.  She is talking very well for a 3 year old and knows a lot for her age.  She spelled out her name and counted to 10 in Spanish for Dr. A.  He was very impressed.  After her appointment, we took her to the bank to deposit her money she has collected in her piggy bank.  Holland helped me put the coins in the coin counter.  Then she held her cash and coin receipt and handed them to the teller.  She was so excited.  We told her she is saving money to go to college and she said, "I want to go to college.  College is cool." 

Britton is 7 months now and is changing every day.  She is saying "dadada" and one morning this week she said "dadada" when she saw Kirk.  I'm sure it wasn't intentional but it was nice to hear her say it to Kirk.  She will be transitioned over to all formula feedings this weekend.  She is eating stage 2 foods very well.  We haven't found any food that she doesn't like yet.  Britton still doesn't like to sit up on her own.  She prefers to be on her tummy or to be held.  We are starting to think she will be very strong willed like her older sister.   

So, what do we always do?  We go to Dixie for photos!  I was lucky to find a couple of matching outfits for the girls' photos.  Here are both girls' photos.  I love the bright colors! 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Holland is 3!

Holland is three years old today!  We had her birthday party at the Wichita Theatre yesterday.  It was so awesome just showing up, partying, and leaving.  Holland wanted the Princess Theme so everything was decorated with Princess stuff and costumes were available for the kids to dress up like princesses and princes.  The kids did 2 activities, a coin hunt and story time.  Then the kids decorated wands and shields for their craft.  The kids had a blast!  We had cupcakes, cookies, fruit, and drinks.  Then gifts!  Holland loved her party and loved all of her gifts.  Wichita Theatre even provided goody bags for the kids.  As soon as we got home, Holland went through all of her clothes and toys.  I especially loved putting up and organizing her new bow holder (Thank you Sara and Molly!). 

The kids could dress up like a princess or prince. 

The coin hunt.

Story Time!

Decorating their shields and wands.

Holland blew out the candle on the first try!

Cast members from Seussical the Musical came by to wish Holland a happy birthday!

She loves all her new toys and clothes!

Overall, Holland had a wonderful birthday.  Thank you to everyone who came and celebrated with us. 

Corpus Christi/Padre Island

We had a little mini vacation down to Corpus/Padre while I attended a conference there.  Kirk and the girls took the days to sight see and hang out, while I sat in classes.  One afternoon we all went down to Padre to play on the beach.  It was so much fun!  I just wish we could have stayed a little longer.

Kirk took the girls to the Aquarium one day and they had a good time.  Holland was really excited to see the dolphins and turtles. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Holland's 1st dance recital

Holland had her first dance recital last night.  She did great!  She performed a tap and ballet routine.  But for her age, tap and ballet really consists of a few moves and just a little foot work.  She knew the routines and did them on stage.  Her tap routine was to Me and My Teddy where the girls danced with a teddy bear that had a costume just like the girls costume.  Her ballet routine was to Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and they used wands for props.  We weren't allowed to take any photos or video of the recital so all the pictures I have are before and after the recital.  I wasn't excited about putting makeup on Holland, but our recital instructions highly recommended it so that the girls wouldn't be washed out by the stage lights.  Holland loved having makeup on.  She had more on than I did.  The traditional gift for a dancer are flowers, but since she's so young, I figured she might like something different.  Luckily, I found a ballerina Hello Kitty.  She loved it!  We are so proud of our little dancer.

Friday, June 3, 2011

6 month photos

WOW!  Soooo cute!!!  That's all I can say!  We had a great time doing Britton's 6 month photos with Dixie.  Dixie did the baby parts and a bath tub scene.  I brought all of Britton's bath stuff, like her duck slippers, robe, towels, and wash cloths.  Britton did great at posing like she was bathing.  Love the pictures!  Dixie is the best!