Thursday, March 3, 2011

New Accomplishments!

After weeks of trying to get Ella to do a somersault, she finally mustered up the courage to flip herself over and did it!  She was so proud of herself! Actually I don't know who was more proud, me or her!  She has seemed to really changed a lot in the past month, she wants swing high on the swings at the park (she used to not even let us take our hands off of her when she was in a swing), she wants to go across the monkey bars, she wants to play with other kids, and she has really seemed to take on a new attitude of independence!  I can see her changing into a little girl more and more everyday.  She isn't so dependent on mommy anymore, and although it makes me sad my baby girl is growing up, it is so fun to see her personality blossoming and to watch the little person she is becoming!  Here is a video if her doing her somersault!  She did so many yesterday she got dizzy!
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Kaleb is crawling all over the place, he has been doing it for about a month now.  He is such a strong little thing, he pulls up on just about everything he can!   He has stood on his own for a few seconds at a time so I know we will have a walker here soon!  It is going to be a good thing too because he is so huge!  He is about 23lbs now and he is so hard to carry around!  Ella didn't weigh 23lbs until she was almost 2!  Thank God I bought a Beco and can just strap him on my back and carry him around like that because my arms would not be able to handle carrying him around all the time!  He is into everything and it is so fun to watch him explore his little world and learn new things every day.  He is the most content, happy little baby I've ever seen.  Here is a recent video of him crawling with his cheerleader in the background!

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

First time blogger!

I have finally succumbed to the world of blogging.  It has been on my mind to start blogging for a quite a while,  I just kept making the excuse of "where am I ever going to find the time to blog?"  Well, it is 7:49, both kids are asleep and I am having some much needed relaxation time!  I decided now was as good a time as ever!  I wish I would have started this when I first found out I was pregnant with Ella, how fun it would have been to look back and see where we've come since then!  I keep seeing little things Kaleb does and it makes me want to document every single little milestone because I know now how fast it goes.  Ella will be 3 in a couple months.  I can't believe it although I feel like she has been in my life forever.  She just did her first somersault by herself today, she was so proud!  Kaleb is crawling around everywhere and pulling up on everything!  He will be walking before we know it.  I turned my back on him today for about a minute, came back to see where he was, couldn't find him, had a slight panic attack, and then found him in the dog's water dish just splashing away having so much fun!  He had crossed the kitchen floor, made his way into the laundry room and found that water dish all while I got Ella's shoes.  Crazy how fast that boy can get places!  Here are some recent pics of my adorable kids...
Kaleb playing outside:
Ella after her first haircut: