Sunday, July 22, 2012

Bye Bye Bottles

The bottles are officially gone this week. Although they recommend no more bottles at 12 months due to the possibility of causing earaches and problems with their teeth, the time didn't seem right for the girls until now at 16 months. With so much change going on with our family and trying to adjust to the move I felt we were finally ready for the next step and toss out the bottles.

Cadey seems to be just fine with no bottles she still runs over to her blanket by the tv and lays down to drink her sippy cup just as if it was a bottle. Chloe was a little bit more tricky, for the first couple of days she would taste the milk and would have nothing to do with her sippy cup. Since she is so little I was eager to find a way to get her to drink her milk so after a couple of different tries she seems to enjoy her milk cold.

Our weekend started off with a happy surprise. Uncle Kevin made it home safe from over seas and spent the day with us spending some catch up time with the girls. Although the time is always short I love that the girls got to spend a little bit of time with him before he heads off back to duty.

And whats a better way to end the weekend but in your own personal ball pit!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy 4th of July

4th of July felt a bit strange this year with it being on a Wednesday but it was definitely perfect. Although all of the family had their own agenda this year my dad was able to come by and have a BBQ with us. With our stuffed belly's from our delicious BBQ we hesitated if we should even head out to see fireworks. Of course we had to, last year the girls were to little so we were excited to show them what it was all about. We found the perfect spot at a church last minute after being stuck in crazy traffic and getting separated from my dad. The girls were able to play in the grass with a perfect view of the fireworks. I will never for get that night as we cuddle up as a family (surprisingly it was pretty cold out) listening to my babies say ooooohhh and aaaahhhh pointing and the fireworks. It was a perfect 4th of July
Sad this is my only photo from 4th of July but the girls just wont hold still for photos anymore 

Thursday we followed it up with a trip to the Safari Park. We try to go once a month, its a perfect way to spend a day as a family and be entertaining for the girls. This time we decided to have a plan when we showed up of things we wanted to do. We usually wonder around lost and end up doing way to much walking and not see enough animals. Feeding the Lorikeets was the highlight of this trip. You purchase a cup of nectar and hold it in your hand and the Lorikeets fly down from the trees and drink it. The girls were pretty excited and wanted  to grab the birds. Definitely will make sure we stop by the Lorikeets every trip.