Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Ava's first day of kindergarten. She was so excited that last night I thought she would hardly sleep at all. Here she is with her new shoes, new outfit, and pony backpack. Norah got new shoes too, so we took pictures of her. Norah was bummed that Ava would be eating lunch at kindergarten, so I took her out to McDonald's as a special treat.

Oh,and both Ava's and Norah's shoes light up when they walk.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Keira - 15 months

As of her 15 month appointment a week and a half ago, here are Keira's stats:

Weight: 20 lbs (10th percentile)
Height: 29 inches (30th percentile)

She still is a tiny baby, but to us she really chunked out the past month or so. She's now walking, and consequently getting into everything. Ava and Norah love playing with their Ponyville and Polly Pocket toys (which have very, very VERY tiny pieces), so I'm constantly telling them to play with them on the kitchen table, or else close the door to their room. So far Keira hasn't swallowed anything, and Ava and Norah are very pretty good about keeping those tiny things out of her reach.

Keira loves to dance, pull out all the DVD's from our TV unit, and snuggle with her various stuffed animals.


A few weeks ago we headed out to Santa Cruz. Ava has been dying all summer to go to the beach, but we've been having really mild weather (and when it's mild where we live, it's just cold at the beach). But we went anyway. Of course it was overcast and chilly, but we still had fun. Ava and Norah loved wading in the surf with Mason, and I chilled in the sand with Keira.

Keira and me

Just Keira

What is Ava pointing at?

The crazy mass of people going for an organized swim in the freezing ocean

Mason and the girls