Holy Cow! Where did November go?? Hmmm - must have gotten lost in the newborn-baby-fog!
Below is the slideshow from November (pictures from Kezia's 2-week photoshoot are at the end - so sweet!) & a random little vid with the girls & then below are the usual crazy/cute things that my girls say & do!
-McKinley sure loves her new baby sister – she loves reading to her, singing to her, and holding her (after she washes her hands – she is so good at remembering!)
-She has had a hard time going to preschool this month. We made the difficult decision to pull her out anyway because of our financial situation, but they love her so much, they are letting her go once a week for free.
-In the car, McKinley loves to play “I spy…” She is really good at it & loves to help Ireland and Kezia find things to “spy,” too.
-McKinley & Ireland were in some kind of altercation when McKinley says “Mom – Ireland is not getting any toys this year, huh? Because she’s being naughty!”
-In the car, McKinley was excited to spot the Oquirrh Mountain Temple. Then she said “I can’t find the guy with the flute, mom!” It took mom a little while to realize that she was talking about Moroni on the top of the temple.
-McKinley is into talking about twins a lot lately. She thinks that if you have the same hair color, or are born in the same month, or have the same color of bowl, you are twins.
-McKinley was drawing her friend (and apparently future husband), Jack. She said she was going to draw him with spiky hair (like her daddy) because he was a daddy in the picture.
-We were driving to grandma’s house at about 5pm & the sun was going down. McKinley said “The sun is going down already! This is a teeny-tiny day!”
-McKinley was supposed to be cleaning her room. She came downstairs & told mom “My room is all clean!” Mom said “Great! Let me go check…” to which McKinley said “No, No! I was just pretending that it was clean!”
-Ireland has been learning to share. She still has a long way to go, but it’s so cute when she gives a toy to someone and says “here ya go!”
-Mom had pulled out the rack to check on a dish in the oven. Ireland came over and fully grabbed the 425 degree oven rack. Poor girl. She screamed & cried for quite a while & had quite the blisters the next few days.
-Ireland is so excited when she draws & likes to point out when she draws pictures of daddy, mommy, dogs, etc. Of course, there is absolutely no resemblance yet, but we’re taking her word for it at this point.
-Lately when we have caught Ireland getting into something she shouldn’t (which is quite frequently), she will point at you, and then scream “NOOOOO!” followed by “You’re a bad guy!”
-Ireland has started to contract her sister’s inquisitive nature. She’s started saying “But why mom/dad?”
-Ireland is into the preschool shows & has started to really interact. She will say her name when they ask what it is & try to say the letters. It’s so cute!
-Ireland is quite adept at getting naked given any choice of outfits. She’s also getting good at getting dressed by herself as well.
-For some unknown reason, Ireland gets a big kick out of biting all the erasers off any pencils she can find.
-We keep waiting for the novelty to wear off, but Ireland still cannot get enough of Kezia. When she is awake, all she wants to do is kiss her, hug her, talk to her & just be RIGHT THERE in her face the whole time. Kezia usually tolerates it pretty well, but she will let us know when she’s had enough.
KEZIA: Heidi always says that the last month of pregnancy is slow-motion, but from then on out, it’s fast-forward. It seems to be more true with each baby. Can’t believe she is 5 weeks!
-On the 30th, Kezia truly smiled for the first time. We’d seen glimpses before, but what an adorable, precious smile she has! Her daddy is especially good at getting her to grin!
-Kezia is healthy & strong & about 10 lbs already!
-She usually wakes up at about 2:30am & 5:30am. Not too bad!
-She is our little snorter – even before she got this little cold. She will always snort when she cries.
-She is also SUCH a hiccuper. She was in the tummy, too, but really it’s 4 or 5 times a day and they last for quite a while.
-She got her 2-week photoshoot at our home and she did really well. We got to play with lots of props, bows, and accessories.
-She did GREAT on our trip to & from Richfield. Slept the whole way!
-She had some issues w/ thrush & we both took niacin medicine for it. Not fun, but it seems better.