Friday, May 15, 2009

Cold and Warm

Hello! Oops...haven't posted all week...we had a long weekend last weekend and that always throws me off a bit. And I'd actually put up these pictures last Friday but forgot to finish the post. You'll recognize this one from the park videos of Katie...Ben got some great shots that day.
Things have been good...I suppose if you don't count the weather. It's just about to get warmer (supposedly) but this past week we've had some days with minus temps and cold and some snow. I'm hoping we've seen the end of it because, goodness, it's almost end of May!

Katie's been super fun but also had a few whiny moments this past week. We're really trying to figure out how to react to her "fake" crying or whining when she doesn't get what she wants. Certainly don't want to do anything to encourage her. Certainly, distraction is still our number one tactic.
Sam's had a good week...she'd been waking up 2-3 times a night kind of regularly lately., a small step backwards. But we have started putting her to bed and letting her cry to opposed to rocking her and holding her until she's asleep. It's worked really well and the most she's cried is 20 min. Now it's more like 5. And it's less crying than gently protesting going to sleep. Since we've been doing this she's also been sleeping better...falling asleep more on her own at night. She also had her 4 month immunizations on Wednesday, which always makes the babies (ours anyway!) a little sleepy, and she's been sleeping 6 hours straight from about 7pm until 1am and then up after 3 hours instead of 2 and sleeping the last couple of hours on her own (we were getting into a habit of bringint her into bed after 5am just so she'd sleep more...nice but not really what we want to be essential to her sleeping. At the immunizations we had Sam weighed and she's now 15 pounds 5 ounces. (she'll be 4 months on Sunday).

This is Katie playing with D at strollercize...a regular and delightful experience for the kids and for us mom's to watch. Megan and I love watching them play. Giggles, running around and hand holding sometimes.
Sam, on Katie's bed.
Katie "doing dishes". (aka keeping busy while mom does some dishes)
Katie outside.

Sam in a cute outfit. (we have lots of those...I'm praying the weather warms up mostly so we can wear some of the cute dresses we have before she outgrows them!)
Otherwise things are good. I probably have a few more stories and definitely some new pictures to share but I'll try later today or sometime this weekend. Have a good one!

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