Its getting harder and harder to keep them still for a picture!!
Charlotte: (Stats from 4-5-13)
Height: 32 inches 60%
Weight: 23lbs 14oz 50%
Head: 47.6cm 75%
Height: 31 3/4 inches 55%
Weight: 26lbs 11oz 80%
Head: 50.3cm 100% + (She still has a huge noggin)
The girls both wear 18 month pants and anything from 18mo-3T in shirts. Clothes range in sizes because of the brand. Char can actually still fit into some 12 month pants and onesies too! (Although the pants are getting a little short.) I just recently bought them a "new" wardrobe from the thrift store. I just can't justify going out and buying all new stuff when I can get perfectly good stuff for a fraction of the price. I got them a whole ton of super adorable stuff and two pairs of jeans for myself for $43.00 yesterday! There must be at least 30 items. For the same price, I could get about 8 things from Kohl's. I went the other day and used 4- $10 off coupons and for an additional $8 got 8 items. With my coupons it was a great deal... but without, not so much.
The girls wear size 4 diapers and between a 5.5 and 6 in shoes. They take 2 naps every day. 11-1pm and 3:30/4:00- 5:30ish. They go to sleep around 8pm and sleep until anywhere between 7-8 am. I know that the era of 2 naps will come to an end shortly, but I am taking advantage of it for as long as I can. Its the only time of the day where I have the possibility of having some down time from all 4 kids to get something accomplished or even take a nap.
The girls are coming up with new words every day! I was a little concerned that Charlotte wasn't talking as much as Evy, but within the last week her vocabulary has doubled. Char is imitating more and using the words more on her own every day. Here's what they are saying:
Char: doggie, kitty, hi, bye-bye, no, yes, hot,(ha) baby (bay), mama, dada, bottle (bow), ah-choo, bite (bah), down (dah), water (wa wa)
Evy: its the doggie, its the kitty, hi, bye-bye, no, yes, hot, baby (beaba), mama, dada, bottle (bow bow), ah-choo, nose (no), eye, feet, shoe, sit down, belly button (beh bahn), bear, its the bear, blankey, milk (bucky), its the blankey, uh-oh, bite, please, bite please, down (dah), ucky, Char, water (wa-wa), bouncy
Evy realized probably a month ago that when she says "mama" that she is talking about me. I always say, "Yes, Evy" in response. Just a couple days ago Charlotte finally realized that I'm also mama! The first time she said "mama" and I responded to her, her eyes lit up and she got super excited!! Now she likes to say mama and have me respond. So cute.
The girls really feed off of each other. They copy everything the other does. One day at dinner Evy started throwing her green beans on the floor one by one. Sure enough, Char started it too! It didn't end until every last green bean was on the floor. Evy doesn't really like them, but Char does.
The girls only use sippy cups and generally the hard spout kind. I just need to get a few more and sterilize and put the silicone spout type away. I am so glad that we dropped the bottles at about 13.5 months. Its made it MUCH easier for them to ignore the boys' bottles and not cry when they see them. Sometimes they will pick them up and drink what's left in them but they usually think its funny while they are doing it!
They love to eat, and sometimes try new things. Some of their favorite foods are: Cheese, pears, apples, turkey, ham, cheese quesadillas, noodles with butter & parm, cheese ravioli, avocados, applesauce, nilla wafers, & oatmeal cream pies. They will tolerate vegetables such as carrots, broccoli, and green beans but they aren't their favorites.
They each have 12 teeth. Front top 4, bottom 4 and 4 molars. Evy just broke through a canine on the top and i'm sure the rest will follow soon. (After I typed this, she broke ANOTHER canine! It was brutal.)
This is a couple weeks late and today the boys are 2 months old!!! My how time flies!!
Reading books at their new IKEA table
Charlotte with daddy and her brother
Charlotte with Mama and Oliver
Evy- Checking out her brother's bouncy seat
Charlotte likes to drink my water
Char & Evy enjoying some fish crackers
Me with all of my littles! Oliver (in gray) Elliott (blue stripes) Evy and Char
I couldn't resist this shirt!!
If Evy can reach the wipes, she will take them all out and play with them at nap time.
Playing outside (Char and Evy)
Backpacks with leashes! Char (monkey) and Evy (owl)
Char & Evy crawled up into the windowsill and I couldn't resist! Silly monkeys.