Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Look Whoo's One!

On October 20th, Max and Emma turned the big ONE! I spend several weeks planning their party, but what proved to be an even bigger challenge was getting this house in shape for guests... WHAT A BEATING! As many of you know, we sold our house in Coppell and moved into Jason's grandmother's house in Irving, which for the most part had not been updated since it was built in 1969. I'll have to do a seperate blog entry on the transformations from our reno, which is actually on-going. Anywho... Jason and I worked around the clock, taping, plaintimg, refinishing cabinets, etc. and still didn't get everything finished in time, but what can you do?!

My parents and brothers drove in from Wimbo to help set up (my dad and brothers were literally running around screwing in faceplates an hour before the party started!) We went with an owl/pumpkin theme. I had a vision in my head and wanted to use a lot of ideas I found online, but there is just never enough time :( I needed a personal assistant! So, although things didn't come together exactly liked I had envisioned, I think it still turned out pretty good! The babies seemed to have a good time with all the family, friends and other kids there, and boy did they load up on gifts (we actually slowly dispersed the gifts over the course of several weeks). Here are some pics from the party - I wish I would have taken more of the displays and stuff - who am I kidding, I don't think I actually took any pics - next time we will def be hiring someone to take pics! (sorry about the poor quality)

12 month stats

Wow - I am way behind. I am going to have to catch up through a series of small entries, as that is about all these babies will let me do! So, for starters here is Max and Emma's 12 month stats!

Emma weighs 20lbs 1.6oz (50%) and is 31 inches tall (95%)

Max weighed in at 19lbs 1.6oz (below the 10%) and 31.5 inches tall (90%) poor thing is so tall and skinny! Both had a head circ of 45.5 which is above the 95th % - big headed babies!

So... what have you guys been up to this past month???

-Emma, you have a whopping 12 teeth now! And you love to use them, much to my dismay :( You seem to enjoy biting mommy and daddy's toes, as well as my shoulder - not cool!
-Max, you have 4 teeth officially but are working on at least two more.
-Emma is a walking machine - almost running really! It's amazing how quickly you went from taking a few steps to independently walking everywhere! You also have figured out how to get into the standing position all by yourself! You are getting to be such a big girl! SLOW DOWN!
-Max, you too are walking! Only about 2 weeks after your sister - I guess you didn't want her to have all the fun and attention :) You still fall down sometimes because your core strength isn't that strong yet, but we're working on it - Miss Sarah, your physical therapist does such a good job with you!
-For Halloween this year, Emma you were a beautiful bumble bee (mommy even made your costume) and you looked soooo cute! Max, you were one awesome looking skeleton! We ventured out to Boo at the Zoo at the Dallas Zoo, but it was rather disappointing :( I'm sure it would have been more fun if you both were older - oh well, we did get to see some penguins and flamingos, oh and some snakes and crocs too.
-Your first bday party was so much fun! I'll make a seperate post all about that next!
-Emma, we've been working on it for a while, and you are finally waving! It is so stinkin cute! However, you are stubborn and won't always do it when asked, instead you wait until we are already to the car or the moment has passed and then you wave - boy do we have our hands full with you!
-In other news... Daddy had not one but 2 kidney stone surgeries! Poor daddy! But he is such a trooper - he actually braved the crowds and the heat and stood with mommy at the Texas/OU game not even 12 hours after his first surgery!
-I am so excited! We just ordered our very first photo Christmas card!

Here are some pics from the past month: warning! photo bomb!

Having fun with our playgroup at the Dallas Arboretum

 A trip to the Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch - they were less than thrilled about it...
 Petting Zoo


 Dallas Buddy Walk
Emma, rockin her jeggings :)