December 22, 2011

18 Months

Eighteen months is one and a half. Yikes. I cannot believe we are on the downhill towards two already. November and December have been hectic and full of sickness. Boo. As I type this, the girls are just finishing their third round of antibiotics in the last month. They have persistent ear infections that I really hope are on the way out! All I want for Christmas is healthy girls. Here is a little snippet of life at 18 months.

Lexi is a talker and a mimic. She says too many words to even count and often makes short two or three word phrases like "more strawberry please" or "Zara shoes". We are constantly surprised at the words she says: elevator, medicine, elephant, barrette and so on. The cutest thing is that she says "too" a lot. She is trying to say "me too." Today Marcus was flipping Zara upside down and Lexi said "too, too, too" until he gave her a turn. It must be something she picked up on us saying, but I really don't remember.

Zara is also learning new words and talking a lot. She is probably up to about 20 -25 words now. She loves to say "bye-bye". If it looks like anyone might be leaving (even mommy or daddy) she proclaims "bye-bye" and waves. She is a skilled block stacker and really enjoys focused stacking and sorting activities. Whenever her boisterous sister is out of the room, Zara will sit and spend a long time concentrating on a quiet game like sorting coffee coasters into piles and putting them all back in the case. Often she runs into their room and shuts the door. When I open the door, she is usually quietly reading books or playing with a toy. I guess she wants a little private time.

The girls love to talk on the phone - whether its actually a phone or a remote or anything around the same size, they fight over it and hold it up to their ear and say "hi" over and over and usually say "hi papa" (Grandpa).

When Lindsay (our nanny) comes to our house in the morning, they slide down the stairs at lightning speed and Lexi shouts "Nincy!" So cute and we all love Nincy a lot!

December 20, 2011

We Live on a Farm

I promise to re-cap our Disney vacation and all of the holiday festivities very, very soon. Meanwhile, the girls continue to be the cutest kids ever :)


December 12, 2011

Who's Behind the Door?

I'm still not caught up enough to do any substantive blogging, so more video is here! The girls love to play this game - one on each side of any door. Of course, its all fun and games until someone gets hurt. Notice daddy's grey underwear around Lexi's neck - she is constantly rooting around in our hampers for our dirty underwear to wear around her neck.

December 5, 2011

18 Month Stats

The girls had their 18-month well child visit today. Poor things received three more vaccination shots, but they forgot about it quickly. Long and lean is still the name of the game, especially with the low appetites they had while they were constantly sick for the last couple months. Healthy kids (and appetites) are back finally!


Zara
Birth: 5 lbs 2 oz | 18.25"
2 weeks: 5 lbs 2 oz | 19.3"
2 months: 10 lbs | 22.5"
4 months: 13 lbs | 24.8"
6 months: 15 lbs 15 oz | 26.75"
9 months: 17 lbs 14 oz | 28" 
12 months: 19 lbs 13 oz | 29"

18 months: 21 lbs 4 oz (12th percentile) | 31.75 " (66th%)

Alexandra
Birth: 5 lbs 8 oz | 18.5"
2 weeks: 5 lbs 6 oz | 19.5"
2 months: 10 lbs 8 oz | 22.5" 
4 months: 13 lbs 8 oz | 25.3"
6 months: 16 lbs 1 oz | 27"
9 months: 18 lbs 9 oz | 29"
12 months: 20 lbs 11 oz | 29.8"

18 months: 23 lbs 6 oz (44th %) | 32.5" (85th%)