We had an incredibly full September. Funny enough I can't really think of too many specifics, but I do remember we all caught the dreaded summer cold. We also started the basement remodel, as well as putting in new (and safe!) stairs. We've been living in utter chaos the last four weeks and it doesn't look like there is an end in sight, but I am grateful for the slow home improvements and look forward to all the the newly acquired living space.
I lost my camera for most of the month, only to find it a week ago, so there aren't too many pictures. The first few posted are the older set and the last few the newer set. I couldn't tell you the exact dates, but they were taken sometime last month. I only mention this because it seems overnight Lucy has grown into such a big girl. She looks so much more mature in the last half of the pictures. It's probably just a mom-thing. Who knows?
My little ladies after our afternoon walk. At least one of them napped that day.
Lucy, my girly-girl, got into my makeup drawer. I laughed so hard when I saw her. I couldn't believe she knew how to correctly apply mascara, for the most part anyway....
Daddy and his girls.
Zoe is still a very happy girl. My only complaint is that she, like her sister has decided that naps aren't necessary. I am lucky if she naps for at least an hour a day. Seriously, based solely on the fact that neither of my children seem to need or even enjoy sleep, I believe they must have been switched at birth.
Baby girl turned six months old last month. Her last well baby visit went fine, but I am disappointed to announce that she is no longer in the 99% for height and weight. She is now in the 98%, weighing in at 20 # and length-wise is twenty-something inches (I can't remember off the top of my head). Poor baby is just wasting away.
Lucy loves her Daddy. Lucy loves rough-housing. She especially loves rough-housing with her Daddy. With me, not so much. There's a bit of tomboy in her.
Zoe recently moved into her big girl seat. As much as I missed the convenience of having the infant carrier, I don't miss the backache lugging that thing around. Those are heavy enough. Add a little beefcake like Zoe, and you spell trouble for the lower back. She made the transition beautifully, without complaint. It must be the extra padding (on the car seat, not her).
April and Alisha came to visit. We've seen them more than this once, but this is the only time we've had it photographically documented. We've been loving their work and school schedules because we get to see them more often.
Lucy and her BFFs.
Who is this grown up little girl? Her two year stats put her in the 95% for height and 30% for weight. She definitely does not get that from my side of the family. She is so tall, well for now anyway. As I recall Auntie Vadsana was always the tallest girl in her class until the fifth grade when she stopped growing and everyone else started...
Lucy was very impressed with Alisha's athletic prowess. She even gave her the "WOW!" and "WHOA!" every time she tossed or kicked the ball. Lucy is the kind of friend you want to have when you're having a bad day. There are always lots of hugs, clapping, back-patting, and words of encouragement. She says and does these thing without a stitch of reservation or censorship. If anything two-year olds are sincere.
I'm sure others might think (or know for that matter) that I'm quite the dork. I love, when I can, to dress the girls in anything matching. I saw these adorable matching house slipper and couldn't resist. It's silly, but it's worth it. Also, Lucy is demonstrating one of the new things she does. She loves to tickle, and comes at you with both hands in a door knob-opening, twisting motion, all the while laughing and saying, "tiko-tiko-tiko". It doesn't ever tickle, but it is pretty funny. So, we laugh anyway. Notice she's tickling Zoe's skull. She doesn't have it down to a science yet...
This is her other new thing. Dora the Explorer. She has only been newly exposed because her Grandma J got her the Big Sister DVD for her birthday. I cannot put into words how much this girl loves Dora. I love Dora. Yeah she's kind of annoying and she's got a football-shaped noggin, but those Nickolodean people are onto something. Lucy's vocabulary exploded after watching the show a couple times. And is demonstrated below, her dancing skills are quite something else too. This is Lucy at the end of the show when Dora and Boots sing the "We Did It" song. If In Living Color were still on, this would be the next Fly Girl. She's got some pretty sweet moves.