13 July 2011

9 months old!

i can't believe these girls are already 9 months old!
they are such awesome girls! dallin and i are so blessed to have fiona and sabrina in our lives.
right now, during the summer, dallin stays home with the girls all day while i work. it's not ideal, but it works for us. dallin probably doesn't think so, but he does such a great job with the girls. they absolutely adore him! they smile and grin and giggle for him in a way that they don't do for anyone else! i love dal so much and i appreciate him for staying home with them.

now for a little about each girl:

-always has a ready smile
- LOVES to buzz her lips together
-loves to copy sounds we make
-likes to pull herself up to standing
-likes to put everything she can find in her mouth.
-can crawl really fast, but is usually more content to sit in one spot and play with a toy
-loves to EAT! this girl will eat anything we give her.
- has one bottom tooth that is about to break through, but hasn't quite gotten around to it yet.
-fiona is very emotional. if something is good, she's quick to give us a giggle or a smile. but she is also quick to frown or be suddenly ravenous and upset that we don't have food ready for her immedietely :)
-says mama, dada, nana, and baba (but at this point, i'm sure they're just sounds)

-loves to make funny faces.
-just had her first tooth break through in the bottom of her mouth.
-puts everything she can find into her mouth.
-very adventurous. anything she sees, she tries to climb (this has resulted in several bangs and bruises)
-doesn't ever want to sit still. she's always crawling somewhere as fast as she can.
-a little slower to smile, but if something happens that she loves, she'll give us a smile as big as her whole face.
-is a very good eater, but doesn't like peas or beans
-was the first to pull herself to standing.
- is very sensitive to how fiona is feeling. if fiona is upset, sabrina will either try to touch her and make her feel better, or she'll get upset too so that we'll pay more attention. if fiona is happy, sabrina will get very giggly and smiley too.
-says dada, mama, and nana (just sounds at this point too)

fiona & sabrina:
-love each other very much
- if we leave them alone together, they usually end up touching each other's faces and arms and giggling hysterically
-love the tub! they'd stay in there and play all night if we'd let them!
-sleep all night long (from 7:30 or 8 pm until somewhere between

12 July 2011

new favorite treat!

one of our favorite snacks these days is popcorn.
but not just ANY popcorn
this popcorn is the king of all popcorn!

lemon herb popcorn
-1 bag microwave popcorn
-2-3 tbsp. butter (not margarine)
-heaping 1/2 tsp. lemon pepper
-1/2 tsp. parsley or dill

pop popcorn. put in large bowl.
combine butter, lemon pepper and parsley or dill and melt in microwave.
pour evenly over popcorn and stir as you go so that it gets evenly coated.

simple and easy!
it's so good that sometimes we end up making TWO different batches because one isn't enough!
happy snacking!

june 2011- final catch up

i was a slacker and didn't blog at all in june, so these past few posts have just been to catch up. this last catch up post doesn't really have a theme except for our cute babies :)

so i apologize, but this will be a lot of pictures
(mostly journaling purposes for me)



lately, whenever fiona is being tickled,
she grabs at her ears!

sabrina and fiona really love to play with each other!
they love to touch each other's faces and giggle at each other.
they have so much fun together!

10 July 2011

june 2011- first camping trip

in mid june, we took the girls camping for the first time. we went up diamond fork canyon with the robison's for our yearly camping trip. it was beautiful up there! but unfortunately our camera died a few hours into the trip, so we only got a few pictures.
the first night was pretty cold and pretty rough, so we wimped out and opted not to camp a 2nd night. we still had a great time though!

miss cowgirl sabrina chillin' with uncle jer!

fiona is happy with daddy:

in the morning. it was cold!

it was an adventure to say the least! we definitely learned a lot about what to bring next time and how to better prepare. note to self: it it's going to be less than 50 degrees, bring mittens for the girlies hands!

june 2011- sleeping beauties

as the girls learn to scoot and crawl, they are all over the place!
and just like when they are awake,
they wiggle and move all over when they are sleeping too!

i'm not biased at all,
but i think that sabrina and fiona are the cutest sleeping babes ever!



and my personal favorites:

june 2011- food!

the girls are eating lots of real food now! they still drink bottles, but a lot of the time we have to sneak it to them when they are asleep. they'd much rather sit up and eat food than drink from a bottle.
most of the food they eat these days is from jars.
they like most fruits and fruit combinations except for peaches. they especially like apples and blueberries, pears and raspberries, and apple mango kiwi.
they love squash and sweet potatoes and corn, they will eat peas if we make them, but they refuse to eat beans. i don't blame them, have you tasted those things??
they also love oatmeal, applesauce and snacks. they love cheerios, cereal, crackers and yogurt puffs. and they especially love any ice cream or cake that gets sneaked to them!

we're working on sippy cups with them, but probably not as diligently as we should be. they enjoy them, but are still working on getting the hang of everything without spilling everywhere.