About Me

My photo
With three children, 3 year old twins Kaylee and Karissa and one year old Lena, life is a bit hectic! But with a wonderfully supportive husband, a great babysitter and some special friends it is all possible.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

"I yike butter"

Toddler talk is very entertaining most of the time!  (Toddler whining on the other hand...not so much)  So as Kaylee and Karissa continue to add words and phrases to their speach I want to take the chance to write down some of my favorites. 

Recently while on a walk we picked buttercups (the flowers!).  I held the flower under each of their chins and apon seeing a yellow reflection told them that they like butter.  Fast forward to a couple of weeks later, the girls were in the stroller when they saw some buttercups.  So Kaylee started to yell "I yike butter, I yike butter" and continued to do so until we picked her some of the flowers.  I am not sure if she remembered the phrase, of if she really thought the name of the flower was I yike butter! 

As you may be able to tell, right now all L sounds come out as Y sounds.  For example:  Yellow = yeyyoe, Loud = Youd, Little = Yittle, you get the picture. 

Karissa calls her tricycle her bidabycle!
When Kaylee doesn't want the window rolled down in the car she says "no windy"
Karissa will sometime say that's Mise (for mine) We think she got that from hearing that's yours, and translated it to mise. 

When they want help they ask use to "help you"

right now they love to sing twinkle twinkle little star, abc's etc.  They have made up a song to the tune of twinkle twinkle little star where all the words are baby Lena over and over again.

Their names for each other are Kaydee and Kwissa! 
When they don't like their food they tell us "No yike it" and often take it out of their mouths with their fingers and hand it to us!  Yum...

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Lena is now 5 months old.  She is a happy, happy baby!  She gave us her first smile at 6 weeks and she first laughed out loud at about 3 months while being entertained by her sisters.  She rolled from her tummy to her back around  3 1/2 months, but didn't do it consistently until 4 months.  She also rolled from her back to her tummy at 4 months, about 2 hours after I told her doctor she hadn't done it yet. 

She continues to wake up twice every night to eat, and needs to be settled back to sleep without eating a couple of time during the night as well.  (Making for a set of tired parents!)

We recently got a johnny jump up for her and she loves it!  It is a great place for her to play safely when Kaylee and Karissa are running around. 

We recently discovered she has a milk protein allergy, so that may explain why she was occasionally extra fussy, but as long as I don't eat milk products, she is fine.  (I will be looking forward to a nice piece of pizza in about 4-5 months!)

We started solid foods, rice cereal and prunes at about 5 months.  Lena isn't really thrilled about any of it yet, but we will keep trying.  Oatmeal cereal was next and today we tried peas....she is not too sure about any of that either!!

Lena loves attention and often laughs at her sisters' antics.  Kalee and Karissa love to hug and kiss her and love to make her laugh, especially when I am changing her diaper. 

Life is still a bit nuts with two toddlers and an infant, but so far, so good!  Everyone is healthy and happy (most of the time!) and we hope to all be sleeping a little bit better soon!