Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Vivian: 2 Years Old

She's not a baby anymore (sigh), but she is happy and healthy and for that we are so thankful.

Weight: 27# 12oz. (60%)
Height: 34" (51%)
Head Circumference: 50cm (95%)

Doubling their height at age 2 is supposed to predict their height. If this is true, Vivian will tower over me at 5'8" (and be taller than Violet too).

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Orange You Glad She's Two!!

Chicken Heads

Halloween Part 3

A spooky, fantastic night of Trick-or-Treating with the neighborhood girls. So fun to see Vivian part of the gang this year!

Halloween Part 2

Pumpkin carving

We voted...and Violet wanted traditional Jack-o-lantern

Halloween Part 1

Trial run with the Bluejay and Cardinal costumes at Ainsley's Halloween Birthday Party

So this is what mid-life looks like

Olivia, who one again proves how very thoughful (and patient) she is helped the girls back me individual cakes for my birthday. Each one made their cake in their favorite color.

Violet's purple cake:

Vivian's orange cake:

Me and my purple and orange cakes!

And this is the Wonderful cake from Jeff at my triathlon birthday party

Awards for 1st and 2nd place

The winners. proud that my cousins represented!

We Match!

Matching hand-me-downs. They love to dress alike.

Birdhouse Project

Jeff and the girls building a birdhouse. We found this project after Jeff got the girls interested in building things by showing them a how to hammer a nail and screw a screw into a block of wood.

Goggles for everyone - safety first! No surprise, Vivian was the best at hammering the your thumbs! Violet was very gentle, but precise.

First Day of Pre-School

Here are the girls the morning I dropped them off for their first day of school at Cornerstone Mother's Day Out. The first day was great - Both girls were curious and excited to be there. Unfortunately after that first day Vivian had a rough transition for the next couple of weeks - crying horribly and the teachers had to peel her off of me. Hard on me, but I knew she'd work through it. 

Since then they both LOVE school and look forward to going every morning. We have a routine where we point out the train station on our way, then we go over the railroad tracks, then we go under the railroad tracks, then we see the school buses at the high school, and when we get to school we usually have a few minutes to explore outside before they are begging to go to their classrooms.

Violet's class is the Caterpillars; her teacher is Mrs. Jo and Mrs. Meena is the teacher's assistant. If you ask Violet what she likes best about school she will tell you making crafts. She also is very proud when she gets to bring the snack and be the line leader.

Vivian's class is the Ladybugs; her teacher is Miss. Kelsey and Miss. Jessica is the assistant. They are both very sweet and great with the young ones. If you ask Vivian what she likes best about school she will tell you "Friends!".

We are so proud of them. They are learning a lot and are very well-behaved at school. Mrs. Jo said that Violet is very good at participating and following the rules. Miss. Kelsey said that Vivian is the only one in the Ladybug class who says Thank You.

We're off to a good academic start!