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Monday, March 17, 2008

First Egg Hunt for Meilynn and Spring days

Big sister Kami took us shopping at Wal Mart and we got new balls. Daddy came home and played with us and he popped Meilynn's ball. Our other Big Sister was at Wal Mart later and she bought Meilynn a new ball. Daddy is not allowed to kick this one! We got invited to a local play group for people that have adopted from China. They were having an Easter Party Picnic. We had so much fun. Everyone brought bikes, scooters and cars and everyone shared so well. Mommy couldn't get us out of this truck. There was also a jumper. And we love jumpers. It was at a private park so it was only our group. We had bar b que hamburgers and all the things that go with them. Yum!
I think this is Emma trying a scooter. That is one of the bigger girls on a bike. Emma gave Meilynn a ride in this car. Everyone got along so well. Meilynn's first Easter Egg Hunt.Emma with her eggs. We didn't bring our Easter baskets that Mommy ordered because they are too big to carry! Mommy got this basket at a party and a friend gave Mommy another one so that we both would have one. They are more our size! Meilynn was really good at finding eggs.Meilynn looking at her treasures.Emma showing hers to big sister Kami. Emma with a blue egg.
Not the most flattering of pictures but I couldn't leave out this special moment with Daddy sharing a shake that he made.
Daddy bought us these shirts in Australia. We thought they were perfect for a walk after our nap. Pausing for a break Emma discovering an Ant trail. Emma and Meilynn looking at the ants.Kami trying to scoop up a rolly polly to show the girls. It was not as easy as she remembered.Finally she gets it on her hand. Meilynn wants to touch it too. Emma is an observer.The rolly polly in Kami's hand. Or is it spelled rollie pollie?
Just a few answers to questions that a few of you have e-mailed me. The girls are still in cribs. My plan was to keep them in cribs until at three if I could and it looks like we will do that. They are so short they have not been able to climb out. I feel safer with them contained in their cribs!
As far as nap time. They both take naps, but we have had to seperate them for naps. Meilynn sleeps in her crib in their room and Emma sleeps in her porta crib in Mommy and Daddy's room. They were chatting and not sleeping. Plus, usually Emma sleeps longer if she is by herself at nap time. Meilynn sleeps longer at night but she doesn't seem to wake up when Emma calls for me in the morning.
We just finished Meilynn's 6 month post placement a few weeks ago and she is doing great! She knows all of her colors, can count to five and knows some of the other numbers. She can pick out the letters M, A, O, E, and X. Her language is almost to the same level as Emma's. She has gained 5 pounds! She was only 20 pounds when we got her at 2 years 2 months. Now she weighs 25 the same as Emma. They both wear 18 months pants and 2 T shirts. Emma is maybe a 1/2 inch taller than Meilynn. I would say that Meilynn's adjustment has been easier than Emma's. I think that is because Meilynn has Emma for an example. Most people think they are twins. We still dress them alike for the most part to avoid fights. They usually choose to wear different shoes and today Emma decided to wear something different than Meilynn.
My favorite thing right now is the cute conversations that they are having together. I can't imagine them not having each other.

1 comment:

Tamara said...

The girls are so Cute!!! It is good to see Meilynn is adjusting so well. I LOVE to listen to Moose and Goose talk to each other- it cracks me up. They seem to understand eachother even if I don't have a clue. Goose even babbles in tones- and when she is on a rant- you have to choke back the laugh.