10.12.2013

Chapter 96: A Year of Memories

{A years worth of memories!} 
October 10, 2012- October 10, 2013

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We love you,
Mommy and Daddy 

10.11.2013

Chapter 95: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


Happy first birthday, my baby girls.  
Today we celebrate you.  
But, I’m also celebrating getting to being your Mama for an entire year.
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY!


Hadley McKee

10/10/13

Weight:  18lbs 3oz (9 %tile)
Height: 29 1/2in (65%tile)
Yum, Yum: 3 meals & 2 snacks 
Food: Picky little thing! If Momma spoon feeds it to you, you'll eat it! You don't want to get your hands messy. Silly girl! I have to hide your evening veggies in applesauce. 
Bottles: morning and evening 
We will be dropping the morning bottle this month 
Clothing: 12 months  
Sleeping: 7:00pm-7:00am 
Napping: 2 times a day 
Morning nap 9:30-10:30am and then an afternoon nap from 1:00-3:00pm or 2:00-4:00pm 
Size 3 diapers (still!)
Teeth: 10 (6 on top- 4 on bottom) 2 of your top molars are coming in! OUCH!
Walking- ALMOST!
Sickness count for the year: You had your second fever this month... but, it only lasted a few hours. {teething?} You are a healthy little girl! Nothing besides a fever sweet girl. Your doctor is impressed by you.



Layton Aaron

10/10/13

Weight: 19lbs 13.5oz (30 %tile)
Height: 29in (45 %tile)

Yum, Yum: 3 meals and 2 snacks 
Food: Anything and everything! You are a great eater! I have yet to find something you don't like! 
Bottles: morning and evening 
We will be dropping the morning bottle this month 
Clothing: 12 months  
Sleeping: 7:00pm-7:00am 
Napping: 2 times a day 
Morning nap 9:30-10:30am and then an afternoon nap from 1:00-3:00pm or 2:00-4:00pm 
Size 3 diapers (still!)
Teeth: 8 (4 on top and 4 on bottom) 
You had your top 4 teeth come in this month. OUCH! 
Walking: Baby steps little one! You are in no hurry.
Sickness: 0. Knock on wood... you are a healthy little girl! You made it 1 year without one fever, cough, ear ache.. anything!! A++ in Dr Dollin's book of health! 


 H&L
{LOVE}
-bath time
-watching Daddy come home from work
-swinging at the park
-runs with Mom in the morning
-walks in the evening
-snack time! 
-talking to one another from crib to crib (most precious thing EVER) 
-tickles and belly blows from Daddy
-Sophie's tail 
-to read books yourself
-to listen to books being read
-any toy that lights up
-door stoppers 
-pulling neatly stacked* diapers out of the diaper basket
-taking each others toys
-knocking down stacked blocks
-walking along the side of...anything!



I didn't give you the gift of life,
God gave me the gift of you! 

10.09.2013

Chapter 94: Happy Birthday Eve!

This time last year I was laying in a hospital bed. {scared}
I was actively praying for patience for your arrival. 
I was praying for strength as I was scared to death of a c-section.
 I was praying for your health as I was nervous about the idea of you having to go to the NICU. 
I was praying for our family as we were about to go from Michael and Me to Michael and his 3! 
Your Daddy and I have continued to keep prayer at the center of your life. From the day you were born, until now, you have been loved on and prayed over. As I sit here while you are sleeping, I have tears in my eyes.  
We are blessed to have been given such amazing gifts. Tomorrow is your first birthday. You will open many gifts! I am excited to see your excitement! (or lack there of.. do one year olds understand gifts?)
But, what you don't realized is that you are the 
biggest and best
gifts to us.  



Happy Birthday Eve, 
Layton & Hadley


{WE LOVE YOU}
Mommy and Daddy



Chapter 93: Summer Fun 2013

We had a great summer with Layton and Hadley! Our summer fun included many pool trips and splash pads. We also enjoyed vacations with our families! 
We traveled to the lake and to the beach with the twins.
The girls were wonderful when it came to the new transition of dinner and snacks being in a new place.  They slept well in their pack-n-plays and traveled great in the car. We are excited for Fall to arrive as pictures with pumpkins and Halloween costumes will be a blast! Here are a few pictures from our lake trip with the Tennison family and beach trip with the Kees/Fox family! I also added pictures of our summer fun!

Lake Trip 2013







Summer Beach Trip 2013







HELLO SAND
Lynley and I made a sand car for the girls to sit in. 
My Dad would make these for us each summer that we would go to the beach. Fun, memories!  

It's blurry- phone picture!



{just a few other OUTDOOR fun activities}

Summer Pool Days 2013
Hadley 


Layton 

Oh, the legs! Layton is in the middle! The other precious legs are friends!


Don't forget your shades!!  





Splash Pads! How fun are these? We didn't have these gems growing up. The girls sat and splashed this year. But, oh the fun they will have next Spring and Summer. 




Swing, Swing! We traveled to many play-dates at the park!



Walks with Mom and Dad around the neighborhood! This twin jogging stroller has been great for the girls. :)