Thursday, December 16, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
Here are some photos and more from Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa's house!
Here's video of Amelia dancing off her Thanksgiving dinner this morning.
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Friday, November 19, 2010
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Tuesday, November 9, 2010
We recently got our family portrait done through Holland Studios (same company that did our engagement and wedding photos) and here are the results...
After you click on the link, click on "Rake"
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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Grammy and Papa came to visit Amelia and Elaina this past month (October 18-22). They flew out to Portland while Papa had to teach for a week. We had so much fun with them.
We went on walks, played outside, ate yummy dinners and just hung out.
Posted by hollyli at 11/02/2010 09:18:00 AM
Monday, November 1, 2010
Our third and first Halloween was a big success! Amelia dressed up as Snow White and her little sister was a Dwarf - Dopey. Amelia enjoyed going from house to house saying "Trick or Treat". Once she got candy, she then proceeded to say, "I want more." But we always left the house saying, "Thank you." Amelia got lots of candy and couldn't stop talking about it.
Snow White's cape
Snow White & Dopey
Here's a slide show of Elaina and her Vermont Bear... since she's now two months old.
Elaina went in for two month check up today. Poor thing got three shots and an oral vaccine. She was a trooper, though. Her stats... she's 22.5" (50%) and weighs in at a hefty 11 pounds, 5 ounces (75%). That's one pound more and a half an inch taller than Amelia was at this same age. Her head circumference is 15.1" (50%). She's a growing girl! The doctor said that she looks bigger than a two month old. Says Elaina has good neck muscles and is very intelligent as she's very intent on staring at things or watching people pass by. He said that Elaina is strong as he could tell that she likes standing up. He said to keep this up and work on more tummy time and stimulating activities. Our next check up is at 4 months... so January!
Posted by hollyli at 11/01/2010 02:39:00 PM
Saturday, October 30, 2010
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Friday, October 29, 2010
We went to the Suavie Island Pumpkin patch a few weeks ago with Amelia and Elaina. Here is the result!
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Sunday, October 24, 2010
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Friday, October 8, 2010
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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Elaina turned one month old today! I can't believe how quickly one month went! She's now over 8 pounds, growing out of her newborn clothes... and is officially in size 1 diapers. That went so fast! She's smiling a lot... now if I can get her to sleep more during the night...
Here are a few pictures:
Elaina at two weeks.
Elaina at three weeks
Elaina at one month.
Posted by hollyli at 9/30/2010 06:19:00 PM
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Amelia and mommy got some special alone time last week. We went for a walk togrther and then came home and played with sidewalk chalk! Mommy even taught Amelia how to play hopscotch!
Posted by hollyli at 9/28/2010 10:24:00 AM
Monday, September 27, 2010
These pictures were taken the day... actually hours... before Elaina was born. It took awhile to post it... but I'm sure you know... we've been sort of busy!
We took Amelia to the Oregon Zoo on Sunday, August 29. She got to see a TON of animals and enjoyed our outing immensely.
Checking out the sea otters!
Looking at the tide pool animals.
Polar Bears! (Mommy's favorite)
Penguins (Daddy's favorite)
Looking at the naked mole rats
Predators of the Serengeti - sitting on top of a lion
Posted by hollyli at 9/27/2010 12:50:00 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010
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Thursday, September 23, 2010
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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
At two weeks of age, I tried getting Elaina to smile for me. Here's what I got!
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
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Brad set up the swing for Elaina and she just loves it!
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Took Elaina to her two week check up yesterday. She's doing really well. She's gained a whole bunch of weight and has finally stretched out!
Here's a recap:
8/30 - 6lbs, 9oz
9/2 - 6lbs
9/4 - 6lbs, 2oz
9/7 - 6lbs, 6oz
9/14 - 7lbs, 5oz
Elaina gained nearly a pound in one week! The doctor is very happy about that and so am I. That puts her in the 50th percentile. She measures 21.21" - 90th percentile and her head circumference is 14" - 50th percentile. Our next visit isn't until November. (Amelia was 7lbs, 2oz, 19" and head circumference of 14" at her two week.)
Amelia is taking to her little sis. Last night she was giving her hugs and kisses without any prompting. Then later she pulled Elaina on her lap and was hugging her and burping her.
Posted by hollyli at 9/15/2010 10:06:00 AM
Friday, September 3, 2010
So... update... we're adjusting well to our new little addition. Amelia is taking to Elaina really well. We're not making a big stink out of Elaina and it's "business as usual" around the house. This afternoon, Amelia fed Elaina a bottle. She wanted to do it all by herself. In addition, she took the burp cloth and wiped Elaina's mouth after she was done! Amelia is a great little helper.
We took Elaina in for her two day check up yesterday. After spending more than an hour there, Elaina is doing well. She lost 9 ounces and was 6 pounds. We have to go back tomorrow for a weight check. In addition, she is looking a little jaundiced, but the doctor isn't worried about it because her bilirubin tests came back on the low risk.
And that's about it!
Posted by hollyli at 9/03/2010 06:55:00 PM