Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas is almost here!

I can't believe that Christmas is only three short days away! Whenever Milo gets asked what he wants, he replies, "presents". I can't decide if this is a good answer or not, it leaves so many possibilities open!

We had an exciting day yesterday, Lena decided to roll over from front-to-back! I was very surprised. I put her on the floor to do tummy time and went in the kitchen. I heard her fuss after a minute and when I came back out, she was on her back! I couldn't believe it so I put her back on her tummy and she instantly rolled over again! The next time took her a minute or so, and then she wouldn't do it for the camera, of course. She wore herself out and then took a nap. She's 10.5 weeks old, which is why we were so surprised, Milo didn't do this until he was 4.5-5 months old. She did roll over a few more times yesterday but every time I had the camera on her, she wouldn't do it!

We had our Mother's & More holiday party last Friday and here is Lena in her Santa outfit.

I just LOVE this picture!!!

She even sat on Santa's lap. I don't know what she told him she wanted, though, she's kept it a secret.

My adorable kiddos!

Milo helped me wrap presents last week. He worked on Lena's present the entire time I wrapped the rest of them. Her present still looks like this! He's proud of himself and that's what matters.

Milo and I went out and shoveled the sidewalk last week and then played in the snow. He's so cute while playing!!! My neighbor was telling me that she told people at work about Milo playing in the snow and trying to throw "snowballs" (it was NOT packing snow) at me.

I buried him in the snow. He was having a blast! We even caught snowflakes on our tongues! He loves to help shovel, our neighbor's mom even bought him a shovel last winter after seeing him out there helping Jesse.

I hope everyone has a great Christmas!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Picture Update

Okay, I haven't put up pictures in awhile, so please bear with me and the 16 I just put on here! Of course they're not in order, either... :)

Lena had her 2-month check-up yesterday and she's healthy! She's 11 lbs 14 oz, up exactly two pounds from last month. She's 23.5 inches long, too, up half an inch. She also got three shots, boo. She screamed her little head off for about a minute, then was fine. She also chose yesterday to start coo-ing a TON! She was very smiley and chatty yesterday, which was great! Jesse was playing a game with Milo last night while she started "talking" to me and Milo came running out saying, "Baby sister calling for me!" So cute!

Milo's doing well, he has a new pair of boots, thanks to a friend of mine who was giving them away, and he loves to wear them! He's also still talking about when Santa comes to visit. As of yesterday he was saying that he and Santa are going to work on Daddy's broken remote control airplane. We are going to a holiday party on Friday and Santa will be there, we will have to see if Milo even talks to him.

Look! Look! She has red eyebrows!!! There may be some of me in her!!! Nothing like taking her places and EVERYONE (including MY family members) says how much she looks like Jesse. :)

Obvious...this is the only one she was smiling in, but her eyes are closed...

Jesse got to go to CA for work last week and we went to pick him up from the airport. His flight was delayed so we went in to wait and Milo loved it! He didn't want to go home. Although when we dropped Jesse off the only thing Milo could talk about as we drove away from the airport was how much he was going to miss the ipad.

We watched a Special Agent Oso one morning and he was learning to use chopsticks. Milo wanted to try some, so I gave them to him for lunch that day. He had fun trying to pick up pineapple, and he did succeed!

Smiling during tummy time. She's getting better at liking it. In the beginning she just wanted to put her head down and go to sleep, now she looks around.

Her first time in a dress!!!

Realizing there are animals that move around on the swing! Now she talks to them!

We went to Hensler's tree farm to get our Christmas tree and this is Milo playing on the train.

Jesse and Milo on the hay ride out to the back field to find our tree.

Lena while we were getting our tree.

Milo and Jesse cutting down our tree.

Me and Lena out in the field.

Obvious, again. She grew so much in a month!

Help! There's a monster in Milo's train table!!! I didn't know he had taken apart his table before and Jesse had told him not to do it again. I walked into his room to find this and thought it was hilarious! Oh well...

We went into Cleveland for the Kain Hanukkah party this last weekend and went back to "A Christmas Story" house. This is the house where they filmed a few scenes for the movie. Here's us with the infamous "leg lamp". We now have pictures of both kids at a few months old touching the butt of the leg lamp!

You know snowmen, have you ever built a "leafman"? Especially one with a Milo head?

It's snowing here, it's actually the most snow we've gotten during this week's storm. The majority of the snow hit west of 31. It's "pretty" snow now!!! We might go play in it after Jesse gets home from work.

Have a great week and stay warm!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Another Quick Update

Things are quiet on the Midwestern front. Lena is still easy going and keeps amazing us with her sleeping at night. Last night she slept from 11-6! All the last week she would sleep between 5 and 6 hours during her first stretch.

Lena also smiles a lot now! The problem is trying to get the camera to snap one in time.

Milo is doing great, too! He loves seeing the houses decorated with lights, he keeps telling us that Santa will only go to the houses with lights (something about that's how he knows where to go). He also has told us that when Santa comes to our house he's going to plays cars and trains with him. I've tried to explain that he'll be asleep when Santa comes, but sometimes it seems that certain things go in one ear and out the other. I did say something last night about how maybe we'll make some cookies on Christmas Eve to leave out for Santa and Milo said, "We need to leave milk out, too!'

Hopefully I'll put up some pictures this week, although we are busy EVERY DAY!!!

Have a great week!