I squelched my OCD tendencies and let the kids play with dry oatmeal. They had a blast scooping and shoveling. Jack called it "building sand castles". It kept two busybusy two year olds occupied for almost an hour!
We also played with shaving cream which they found out tastes pretty nasty! Who needs romantic candlelight and violins when you can make your kids a special Valentine's Day dinner of pink and purple food?
Molly Turns Two!
Molly turned two years old on Feb. 27 and we celebrated her birthday two different ways. Andy had to work on her actual birthday, so I found willing Grandmas to watch Jack and Natalie for an afternoon and Molly and I had a special Girl's Day. Molly woke up to Jack and Mommy singing Happy Birthday, we had special birthday sprinkles in our oatmeal and then we went to church.We took lunch to Andy and Molly got lots of special snuggles from Daddy and then we went shopping!
It's so special to spend one-on-one time with the kids and I'm amazed at how their little personalities emerge when they are by themselves. Molly jabbered my ear off and loved getting a big cookie without having to share. She also got to do her very favorite thing: Play in the water at the sink!
We had her birthday party last night and she had a butterfly cake with a rainbow center. She also got a lot of cute clothes, books, ladybug stuff, Leapfrog puppy, coloring stuff, Veggie Tales stuff, puzzles, and toys. Jack had a blast, too! He ran around yelling "This is so much fun!" over and over again!
Stats and Stuff
Molly's Two Year Stats:
Weight: 31.5 lbs (90th percentile)
Height: 35 inches (90th percentile)
Head: 75 th percentile
The doctor thinks she will be about 5'7'' tall.
Molly also got her first haircut this month. Lots of M&Ms kept her distracted!
Natalie's Two Month Stats:
Weight: 10 lbs. 10 oz. (50th percentile)
Height: 22 inches (50th percentile)
Head: 50th percentile
The doctor thinks it's too early to tell how tall she will be, but if she stays 5oth percentile, she will be around 5'4". I think she will be taller than that.
Natalie is such a good baby! She is sleeping for about 5 hours at night then eats and sleeps again. Some nights are better than others but she's doing just what a two month old should. This month she has started to smile, coo, and roll from belly to back!