Allison & Heidi seem to be becoming each other's favorite person. Allison is thrilled when they wear 'matching' clothes, especially matching pajamas! She also seems thrilled that there is someone she can attempt to boss around....we will need to work on helping her realize we are Heidi's parents, not her. And Heidi lights up when Allison walks in the room. If Allison is around Heidi has to be able to see her. I think one of her favorite things in the morning is watching me do Allison's hair. On a recent day she picked up the comb when I was done and actually attempted to comb Allison's hair, it was awfully sweet. Especially since Allison let her!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
We took Allison to her first play of the 2013-14 Oregon Children's Theatre season, The Magic Tree House. We learned some jazz history and listened to some pretty fabulous music. The story line as a bit over Allison's head but she still enjoyed the show; we love watching how she sits so still and intently watches everything happening on the stage.
Heidi wore one of Allison's Christmas outfits from when she was a baby this weekend. This one is pretty special because Miss Anita bought it for Allison. Thankfully Heidi was cooperative and posed for me!
This was my first attempt at sticking a clip in her hair and it worked pretty well - I might have to do it more often!
And for comparison's sake here is Allison wearing the exact same outfit (including hair clip, shoes & socks!! Oh and they are both sitting in the red chair Nana & Papa gave Allison for her first Christmas!) Allison was 6 months old in these pictures but Heidi was 9 mo in hers....you can tell they are sisters but Heidi definitely has a fuller face! And a dimple.
And a side-by-side!
According to the forecast today is our last day of sunshine for the next 10 days. That is very sad news! To make the most of it my friend from work and I picked our girls up at preschool/daycare and took them to a nearby park to play for a bit (and get pictures of Marlo). It was definitely worth it!
Heidi was so excited when we let her ride the tire swing with the 'big' girls. Marlo was in the baby room when Heidi started at daycare and she adores her (Marlo is a big fan of Heidi, too, all her babies at home are called 'Idee'). And Allison could get Marlo to smile so much better than anyone else (Marlo adores Allison, too, if I show up at daycare without her she will follow me around saying 'AliSON! AliSON! AliSON!). We're glad we made the most of what appears to be our last sunny day of the fall.
Friday, October 25, 2013
I do need to say something here. I blame my mother for this outfit. It may be hard to tell but there are some crazy polka-dot leggings on under the skirt!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
And before anyone thinks everything in our kitchen goes smoothly because of the nice pictures - I'll have you know rather than adding 1 cup of water I 'covered' the apples in water. After trying to boil the water off Mark & I did a combined effort of straining the entire batch. It worked but it was a bit touch-and-go for awhile - thankfully Allison entertained Heidi in her high chair for us!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
This month our local Little Sprouts club did pumpkin painting. Allison loved it. How could she not when they turned her loose with three crazy pumpkins/gourds and all the paint, glitter, sparkles and google-y eyes she could ever ask for? Now we have to figure out what to do with three randomly painted pumpkins that she considers masterpieces....
Our weekend has been a bit crazy; the poor Heidi-bug seems to be fighting a bug. She was running a fever Saturday and Saturday night was not fun. I spent Sunday morning cuddling a feverish sleeping baby and watching....Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Heidi seems to be recovering (what is it about the Dr.'s office waiting room that causes kids to perk up?) so the girls & I took advantage of some beautiful fall weather to enjoy our neighborhood. I had some Mr. Rogers songs running through my head the whole time. Ugh.
Allison & I collected leaves to press and do crafts with.
This is Allison's trying to be serious face!
The Heidi bug was not 100% but she was doing better. And she loved the little slide.
Yup, that is how blue the sky was. And Allison is getting quite good at 'pumping' on the swings. Love it!