August 30, 2008

This Little Piggy

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August 29, 2008

Smile...sort of

Layne is smiling a little more these days. Here's a kind of smile I caught. We're starting to see a little bit of her personality come through.

All spread out.


Layne is starting to pay more attention to her animals on her play mat.


Layne is doing very well at work each day. She eats, sleeps, and is very content while I am there. Now, the evenings are a different story. She definitely has a fussy time, but we can say that it's not as bad as Hayden's was. She is sleeping between 7 and 8 hours at night though so I am very happy about that.

Counting and Talking
In the beginning Hayden is counting to six then she just talks about anything and everything.

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Walk to the "Mailboch"
Hayden likes to walk to the mailbox each day. We hold her hand on the way down, but she's on her own on the way up. She is quite a climber...as you will see. She doesn't normally stop and get on her hands and knees, but you know her-always putting on a show for the camera!

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August 28, 2008

Birthday Invitation Shots
Since Hayden's birthday is right around the corner I have started planning things out....ok, who am I kidding-I have been planning it in my head since the day after she turned 1!! It's just so fun to put on a birthday party for your child.
This year, I asked Uncle Johnny if he could do the invitations for me since he works with graphic design-and he's very good! Can't wait to see the finished product. Here are some of the funny shots that we are not going to use for her invitation. And yes, she is in a bathing suit and her hair is wet. The theme is Underwater Friends.


Happy Early Birthday!

Today Pop and Grandma came over to celebrate Hayden's birthday early since they are leaving soon to go live in Kenya for 3 years. If you want to read more about them click HERE.

They brought her a book, teddy bear, and money to go clothes shopping!! It was a great early birthday celebration.

August 27, 2008

Let Me Tell You A Story....
about a little sneaky girl named Hayden. Every night when we are done reading Hayden a Bible story we put the Bible books on her dresser. Lately, we have noticed that the Bible books have been ending up in Hayden's bed in the morning! The little rascal has been getting out of bed, taking the books off of her dresser, and bringing them back into bed with her so she can read them! She does it during nap time too.

This is the typical pose for Layne while she sleeps. Laying on her tummy, binkie in her mouth, and hand holding the binkie in.

August 26, 2008

Rain Rain....Yeah!
Sorry about the picture quality, but you get the idea. This was Hayden before the three girls left for school this morning. It was pouring so she had to put her raincoat on. Don't worry, I put her hair up before we left the house!

Layne in her swing....she's content in here for about 2 minutes then she screams!

Well, Layne and I went to MY 6 week check up today. We have clearance to go ahead and start trying to have another one-if we'd like.....YEAH RIGHT!!

August 25, 2008

A Little Motivation
Today on my way home from work Layne and I stopped at Target to get Hayden some big girl undies. I have been talking to Hayden about wearing big girl undies once she can go pee pee on the potty. she was excited to wear big girl undies just like mommy. So, we got some Elmo undies and Dora undies. And of course she had to try them out!

Here's the back view....little miss no bum! Her hair is a little ratty in the back because she just woke up from her nap.

August 24, 2008

More Steelers Pictures...
To celebrate their comeback win last night!

August 23, 2008

Steelers Outfit is BACK!
Today while I was sorting Layne's clothes (newborn stuff to put away and 0-3 month stuff that stays for a little while longer) I found the good old Steelers pj's that Grandma and Pap got Hayden. So, I put Layne in it to see if it fits yet and yes it does. This outfit didn't fit Hayden until she was 2 1/2 months old and Layne is 5 weeks today!! It gave me a bit of perspective! That's as close to as smile as we are getting now. It'll come soon!

Here is Hayden at 2 1/2 months wearing the same Steelers outfit. She had the smile down since she was a little older than Layne is now.

Poor Hayden

Hayden is battling a cold right now. She did have a very long nap today though. This is right after she woke up. She was wearing her snack and I thought it was so cute how her little legs were crossed. She had just sneezed right before I took the shot.

August 22, 2008

Just Hanging Out
No preschool on Fridays-so the girls get to relax at home and enjoy the long weekends. I propped Layne up like this while I cleaned her room (doesn't get too messy since Layne doesn't really get toys and books out) and put her clothes away. She seemed to be content on her own this way, which doesn't happen too often. I think she looks pretty big in this picture, but when I hold her she seems so tiny.

Layne did end up fussing some so I picked her up. Hayden was up on the chair as soon as I picked Layne up. Talk about looking big! Where has the time gone....she's just growing up too fast!

Diaper Duo
Here are the girls in their diapers. We wanted to get Hayden potty trained before Layne came along, but she just wasn't ready. We are going to have to try again in a few months.

Best buds...

Kennywood!!

We got a package in the mail yesterday. Grandma Milko and Pap got the girls t-shirts from Kennywood Park! I tried to get a good picture of both of them in their shirts...but it proved to be a very difficult task! And Layne was not the problem! Layne's shirt is size 6 months by the way!

Silly face....

This is as good as it gets!

August 21, 2008

Sharing the Swing
It was a very overcast and cool day, due to Fay, so we decided to go outside and see how Layne likes the swing. Hayden was very nice and shared her swing with Layne (we have plans to get Hayden a toddler swing for her birthday in about a month). Wait...that's crazy...my first little baby is going to be 2 in about a month!!!

Of course, Hayden just had to push her little sis in the swing. She did very well and was very gentle-just like mommy told her to be.

Back To School!!

On a different note-Hayden started school today! She is in the 2 year old class this year and she fits right in with the younger 2's class. They must have played and learned very hard today because she fell asleep on the way home! Lunch would have to wait because she was pooped! I am up at the church during preschool hours too because I am still serving as the interim preschool director. I am so blessed to have a flexible and understanding staff because I am allowed to have Layne up at the church with me every day!

I guess the swinging motion made little Layne sleepy.

When I was pregnant with Layne Hayden and I would come outside to swing. I would sit in this chair and push Hayden. Monkey see monkey do!!

Hayden is so big that she can climb the latter and go down the slide all by herself!

Daddy had the bedroom/office window open and he was watching Hayden count to three (which she does very well!) and then go down the slide. When she got to the bottom she would look for daddy and say "Hey daddy!"




August 19, 2008

Boppy Fun
Today we played on the Boppy for a little bit with Layne. Whenever Hayden is around Layne has all eyes on her. Not sure if it's because Layne doesn't know what Hayden may do to her or if Layne just looks up to her.

Kiss kiss!

Layne just hanging out on the boppy. Those hands are pretty crazy and out of control these days. She always manages to find my hair and get a good grip on it though!

Hayden had to try out the boppy since Layne did!

August 18, 2008

Later on during the same nap...


Something About Pillows...

As you can see, Hayden has a thing for pillows. Here she is during nap time today. Before she settled in for her afternoon nap she had to stack all of the pillows up, read her Bible book, and cuddle with her baby. We read her a Bible story every night, but I guess one isn't enough-she has to read another one on her own every afternoon.

More bath time fun!


1 Month Doctor Visit


Today the girls took a trip to the pediatrician's office for Layne's one month visit. Everything went very well! Layne is growing and healthy. Her height is 22 inches (which is in the 75th percentile). she weighs 9 pounds 11.5 ounces (which is also in the 75th percentile)!! And her head circumference is 37 cm (which is in the 50th percentile). No shots for Layne this visit...but she will get some at her 2 month visit. We couldn't find Hayden's 1 month old sheet so we aren't sure of her measurements and weight when she was this old. But I am sure that Hayden's weight was less and her head circumference was more!!

August 17, 2008

Bath Time...
(Oh how I've missed you!)
Ever since Grandma Milko left Hayden hasn't had a bath in her bath tub! Daddy and I take turns bringing her in the shower with us each morning. It just makes things easier-one less thing to do at night! Tonight, I let Hayden take a bath in her tub just to play. She had a great time in the bubble bath.

Grandma Milko brought this toy with her when she came about a month ago. It's a fishing rod that has a magnet in it. There are 3 little magnetic sea creatures that she can "fish" for. Pretty neat!

August 16, 2008

Peacock Feather
Aunt September sent a package of goodies! She went to the zoo in Michigan and got Hayden this peacock feather and got Layne a bib. At first Hayden wasn't sure what to do with it, but she quickly solved that problem.

Kickle kickle Gra-Gra: Tickle tickle Grady!

Kickle kickle Elo: Tickle tickle Elmo

Kickle kickle Mazie: Tickle tickle Mazie

This morning the three of us (mommy, daddy, and Hayden) went outside while Layne tried to cry herself to sleep. Hayden made a friend-Mr. Snail! She didn't really want to get close to him, but we managed to get this picture anyway!
Big Ball!
We also played with the big playground ball that Uncle Johnny got Hayden for Christmas last year. She loves to bounce it and then go get it. She even rolled it down the ramp and driveway and into the woods! Daddy to the rescue!
Just making silly faces while she bounced on the ball.
Silly silly!