Saturday, January 23, 2010

catching up, again

It's been a while since I've updated! Christmas was crazy and after that school resumed, meaning Kevin is back to teaching and my days are full with the girls, so I haven't had time to post much. And then there have been some nights where I just didn't want to sit in front of the computer at all, which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

We do have some news to share...Madison is going to be attending preschool starting in February! I was looking into schools for next year, and one of them had an opening for the 3-year-old class right now. Since I kind of regret not starting her at the beginning of the year, this seemed a good opportunity. We visited the school last week and she had a blast, getting involved right away. (Of course it helped that she was immediately "adopted" by another little girl!) I'm both excited and nervous. When did she become old enough to go to school?

Ali is almost 5 months and doing super. She is the smiliest baby of all time, I swear. All you have to do is look sideways at the girl and she breaks out into a big grin. She's a pretty content baby for the most part--our only real challenge is naptime, as she is perfectly happy to sleep on or next to someone but not by herself, in her crib. Small potatoes, I guess--it could be worse. She's sitting up pretty well on her own, but hasn't completely rolled yet from belly to back. I'm sure that'll come soon enough, though.

We keep getting comments on how much the girls look alike, so I dug up some pics of Madison from when she was around 5 months and wow, baby-wise, there's definitely a resemblence! Check this out:

Obviously 5 months is in the height of the oral stage, as both girls have whatever's nearest in their mouths. Can you tell which kid is which?

And more pics, just for fun.

My alien growth:

Gingerbread house project!

Spongebob visits Eastland Mall. We don't watch the show so I just told M that he was a giant cheese, which of course that's exactly what he looks like.
Mmmm, coffee.