Monthly Archives: April 2014

Easter Trip

Ella and Abby were super excited because they slept over at 2 grandparents houses last week; Carol/Fred during Ella’s spring break and then Mindy/Greg for Easter weekend. We had a great trip to Altamont to see Grandma Mindy and Grandpa Greg. An Easter egg hunt, helping pick up sticks for the church/parsonage cleanup day, playing battleship, and dyeing eggs were the highlights. All three kids ate and enjoyed the ham this year, Abby even asked for some at breakfast the next day!

More pictures from the weekend here.

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Look how big I am

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Height 33.75″, >97%
Weight 26 lb 15 oz, 90%
Head 19.3 cm, >97%

Mia’s 15 month appointment was today, two days after she turned 16 months. She showed the doctor how big she was by running away when the Dr. wanted to look in her ears, throwing a fit and refusing to lay still, unzipping, unsnapping and opening mommy’s purse and scribbling all over the back of the 15 month questionnaire. They decided to give her shots in the arm instead of legs because she is so strong and stubborn that it would be easier to hold her arm still. The Dr. said Mia appears to be quite independent and to expect more temper tantrums (which she has already started showing signs of) and that Mia has advanced fine motor skills for her age.

She also had no explanation for Mia’s random puking last night. She said it could have been caused by post nasal drip (from her never ending colds) or excess saliva from teething or from no real reason at all. How helpful! 😉  It certainly didn’t bother Mia at all she stopped cried a bit, puked and then went in her merry way.

Springtime, it was fun while it lasted.

It is snowing as I write this but the girls had lots of fun playing outside the last few days when it was so nice. Mia would very when it was time to go inside.  She was so insistent on going out today that I had to open the door and show her how cold and wet it was outside.  Here are a few pictures showing how the girls enjoyed the nice weather.  Notice how Mia can climb up the big swingset by herself.

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