Thursday, December 30, 2010

Doctor visits

Both kids had their doctor appointments today--Micah's 6 month and Chloe's 3 year. I did not manage to take any pictures....but here are their stats:

Height: 37 inches (50th percentile)
Weight 33 pounds (75th percentile)

Height: 27 3/4 inches (85th percentile)
Weight: 20 pounds, 10 ounces (88th percentile)

Yes, Micah is only 10 inches shorter than his sister who is 2 1/2 years older than him! Pretty soon he will be taller than her!! He already eats more than her, so it is only a matter of time.

Both kids dropped in their height percentiles, making them in a higher percentile for weight than height. I was concerned because Chloe's pediatrician she had when she was a baby said that is a warning sign of obesity. Dr. Chou (our pediatrician now) said not to worry. Kids weights are like stocks, he said, that have peaks of growth and straighten out at other times. He said both kids look healthy, and are healthy. woo hoo!!!

Micah got more immunizations and the first half of his flu shot. Chloe told everyone that she saw that she did not want to get a shot, and we all reassured her that she was not going to get any. She was a big helper with Micah getting his shots, and she put his band aids on for him.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


We went shopping in Vacaville today, and Micah had fun playing in the dressing room at the Crocs outlet. It was so awesome that they had toys in there to help entertain little ones!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Ladybug tent

My parents gave Chloe this ladybug tent for her birthday, and she loves it! Andrew set it up in her room, and we all had fun playing in it! She is already wanting to sleep in it tonight! Thanks, Gree and Gramps!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy birthday, Chloe!!

Wow! Geo trax!

Calling Gree to tell her she got a train for her birthday!
Such an excited princess!
Chloe requested a pink cake with pink frosting. I made two rounds, but they kinda fell apart and stuck to the pan. This is the salvage job we did!!! (With a lot of help from Kristen!)

Chloe is 3!!

How has it already been 3 years since this beautiful girl was born? God answered my lifelong dream of being a mommy when Chloe joined our family. We love her so much! She is a loving, sensitive, smart girl, who wants to grow up so fast and be independent. She reminds me frequently that she is a "big girl" and that she can do things all by herself. She is a wonderful and attentive big sister, and loves Micah. She does have a hard time sharing mommy with Micah, though! We love you, Chloe, and are so thankful that God gave us you!

(these pics were taken Nov 6 by DeAnna Gallardo)

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas! We hope that everyone is having a wonderful celebration of Jesus' birth!! I didn't take any pictures of them, buy my parents and Ade were here too!!
Her reaction was priceless when she saw that we bought her a big girl bike!!
She rode it all over the house like a champ!

Then she put on some shoes and rode outside. I know she is not wearing a helmet, but she didn't go very far!!
Pigs and blankets....mmmmm!!
Micah was supervising!!

After a fun afternoon playing with toys, and also cooking a yummy meal, Bill and Elaine came over for dinner. Unfortunately, Elaine was having some bad vertigo, so she left before dinner.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

We had a wonderful evening celebrating Christmas Eve! It was a bit faster and easier this year because we decided to keep all the kids awake. Last year was a bit of a disaster trying to get all the kids to fall asleep at Grandma's and Grandpa's when they were so excited!
cute cousins!! look at all those presents!
The boys.....didn't take a pic of the girls together. oops!
the kids look so serious here!

Chloe was a bit freaked out by Santa still
new books from Bekah!
cousin love!
The Little Panda book for Panda Bear (Grandpa's nickname for Micah)
yummy wrapping paper!

love my new umbrella!
so fun! a cash register!!
Despite all the other cousins being crazy loud, Micah fell asleep in Bekah's arms. So sweet!!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Dovewood Court

Andrew, my mom, and I took the kids to see Christmas lights at Dovewood Court. Such an amazing display!!!

this was Chloe's favorite

"Merry Christmaaaaaas!"
What a beautiful princess!
As I was taking this picture, I was wondering why Micah's head was tilting to the side like that. Then I figured out that his hat was stuck to the velcro on Andrew's jacket. Poor Micah!
Ok, that's better!! (and "hi" to Gree in the background!)