Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Paige: Three Months Old

RICHLAND, WASH. -- I just realized I never got around to posting anything about sweet, little Paige turning three month's old. So, here we have it... 

This girl is developing and growing so quickly. She rolled over for the first time a few weeks ago. Whenever I lay her down now, she'll roll over to her tummy almost immediately. She hasn't figured out yet how to roll back over onto her back, and gets mad when she's done playing on her tummy and doesn't know what to do next. 

She went on her first airplane ride over Thanksgiving weekend. We flew to San Diego for my cousin's wedding and she did awesome! I was dreading the flight for weeks, but it turned out much better than I imagined. She hardly slept on any of the flights, surprisingly, except when Isaac held her. He has the magic touch when trying to get her to fall asleep. He holds her tight and before you know it she is off in slumberland... I do not have this same luxury, however. 

Aunt Amy holding Paige at the San Diego temple

Family photo at the San Diego temple

Paige is, for the most part, always so smiley and giggly. She has this incredibly ticklish spot right under her chin and has the cutest laugh whenever we tickle her there. 

She's started grabbing things and its cute to dangle something in front of her and watch her go for it. 

Marin loves to kiss Paige and be close to her. This is both heartwarming and very irritating. Especially, since lately, her kisses involving biting. I don't know how this came about, but poor little Paige has a few marks on her forehead from this newfound kissing method. Despite the tough love, Paige usually gets a big smile on her face and starts kicking when she hears Marin's voice and sees her in the mornings. It's pretty cute!

Marin: Two Years Old

RICHLAND, WASH. -- And just like that, my baby girl is two. This sweet, spunky, energetic, silly, independent, wild, cuddly, kissy baby of mine is not so much a baby anymore. I may have shed a tear or two over this in recent days. She's growing up too quickly right before my eyes. I love it and hate it all at the same time.

Two Year Old Stats:

  • 37 inches tall
  • 31 pounds
  • 18.9 in. HC

  • Eating: Picky, picky, picky. We're lucky if she even eats anything some days. How do some kids get so into vegetables? It's a mystery to me. Marin won't even look at most things we offer her. Let's see if I can name the only foods she consistently eats in one line: Applesauce, rolls/bread, oatmeal, peaches, yogurt, chicken nuggets, macaroni & cheese, and anything sweet. That about sums it up. She could also devour a gallon of ice cream at any given time. Don't worry, we haven't let her.  
    Sleeping: 7:30 pm-ish to 7:30 am give or take an hour or so. Since switching to a normal bed, she rarely falls to sleep when I put her down for an afternoon nap. Instead she just lays there talking to herself and playing with her stuffed animals. Thankfully though, this usually makes for an earlier bedtime. And an epic meltdown by 4:30 or 5 pm. 
    Wearing: 2T
    Tricks and New Skills/Interesting tidbits:
    -"Marin happy," is the phrase that comes out of her mouth when we tell her she needs to be happy in order to do something (like watch Peppa Pig). If she throws a tantrum, we'll put her in her room on her bed for a few minutes and when we go retrieve her, she'll point to her mouth, show us all her teeth and say, "Marin happy!"  
    -She still says "foo foo" when she means thank you, but says "thanks" just fine. You got me.
    -She's gotten really good at manners and likes to say, "Oh, foo foo mommy," or "Oh, foo foo daddy."  Or, "Yes, please, mommy." Or, "Oh, thanks, mommy!" 
    -Her language is getting more easy to understand every day. She has this funny/quirky thing when she gets excited and starts chatting away. She starts everything with, "Oh-yo yo ah-yo yo yo..." before she gets to the part that I can understand. For instance, "Oy yo yo yo... go play outside," or "Oh yo yo ah yo yoda yo decorate the Christmas tree."
    -Lately she's started to say, "I love this!" when we are doing something she's enjoying. 
    -Loves nursery on Sundays and playing with the other kids. She kicks and screams when we go to get her on Sundays.
    -Speaking of kicking and screaming, Marin can throw a wild and fierce tantrum. For a good 5 to 10 minutes there is no possible way to console her. These happen almost once (or more) a day and often times in public places. This has resulted in me not wanting to go most places any more for fear of a meltdown. 
    -Mostly though, Marin is as sweet as can be. She is so good at just coming up to us and giving a hug or kiss. Especially to Paige. We have to watch closely when she is in arms reach. Paige often ends up in tears when Marin is loving her too much. When Isaac gets home from work she runs to him and throws her arms around his neck. Isaac is her best playmate. She somehow gains a new burst of energy when he gets home. Her favorite thing to play with him is Hide and Seek.