Lilypie First Birthday tickers

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Hodge Podge

So much has been going on around here since my last post.  This is going to be a crazy hodge podge of information, sorry, but if I don't get it all down now I don't think I ever will. 

We started the month by going to visit one of my very best friends, Casey, and her little boy, Noah.  Casey and I met at A&M and don't get to see each other nearly enough. It was so much fun to have our kids play together.  Noah is 18 days older than Ellie and Gracelyn so I am sure you can imagine how they kept us on our toes all day!!  This is the best picture I got of all three.  They were never all still at the same time. 

These next couple of pictures are of Gracelyn and Ellie eating (or in Gracelyn's case, not eating) lunch.  As you can see from Gracelyn's tray, she did not like what we were having for lunch--strawberries, grapes, bread, and shaved turkey.  I think she did end up eating the grapes and bread.

Ellie, on the other hand, cleaned her tray. 
Can you tell who my picky eater is?  Gracelyn turns her nose up at everything we put in front of her, even if she has eaten it and loved it before.  I have to quickly maneuver the spoon between her hands and to her lips just to get a little taste on them before she turns her head away.  She will either lick her lips and hesitate before taking the offered bite or she will lick her lips and then stick out her tongue in disgust.  Sometimes it is hard to keep my cool when she refuses to eat, but I know this is just part of having a toddler.  Thankfully, Ellie eats everything put in front of her in about 2.5 seconds.  No kidding.  This girl loves to try new things. She doesn't always like it, but she will try everything. 

On Saturday, Dave and I took Gracelyn and Ellie to the NICU reunion at the hospital.  I didn't really know what to expect, but we definitely wanted to say thank you to all the doctors and nurses who took such good care of our babies when they were in the NICU.  Unfortunately, we didn't see our doctor or any of our nurses while we were there.  But, we had a good time anyway. 

Dave helping Gracelyn figure out the straw. 

This is Ellie and I talking with nurse Linda.  She never took care of E or G, but she was assigned to some other babies in the same room with them towards the end of their stay.  She also taught the CPR class that Dave and I took before we brought the girls home.

Dave taking a picture while Gracelyn stuffs animal crackers in her mouth.  She did NOT stick out her tongue in disgust at her first taste of animal crackers, obviously!!

Ellie and Gracelyn in their stroller ready to go home.  They were pretty worn out by the time we left the hospital. 

Lately, anytime Ellie wakes up, first thing in the morning or from a nap, the first thing out of her mouth is "Dada, Dada, Dada."  It is the sweetest thing I have ever heard.  These girls L-O-V-E their daddy!  This morning when they got up from their nap, Dave and I were getting some lunch ready and both girls were calling for their daddy.  I said something about how much he loves them being such daddy's girls.  His response...."Yeah, why do you think I wanted to have twin girls!"


Greenland said...

Love me a Daddy's girl! I guess Dave and Matthew have a lot of the same qualities:) At least, our girls think so!

Charla (SHar-la) said...

Great pics! Loved the one of the girls in their stroller...they look like little girls and not babies anymore with their hair up in bows! I just started noticing I think Ellie looks like Dave and Gracelyn looks more like you these days!

I'll have to agree with both girls and say that daddies are just about the best thing ever...from one Daddy's girl to two others. :)

Miss y'all! Any word on the moving front?

The Dodson Family said...

They are both getting so big and are as cute as can be! Looks like you all are doing great!