Tuesday, June 16, 2009

20 months old...

Wow, Vera turned 20 months old a few days ago. Time is flying by.

Vera has continued to grow and change. She is now 25 pounds, she has gained 1 pound in the past two months. I was planning on measuring her length so I had a record of it, but have yet to remember to do that. Once I remember, I will edit the post. So, if you need to know how tall Vera is...come back in a few days!
Vera still isn't talking a ton, but has added a few words to her vocabulary. In addition to Ma Ma, Da Da and Night Night, she now says Ki Ki, Sissy, Hi, Jack (her favorite show), and probably a few others. She has mastered blowing kisses. She will blow them to anyone that is in her vicinity.

This kid can eat! She has slowed down a bit, but she eats anything you give her. The unfortunate consequence to that is some VERY dirty diapers! Kiara would blow out a diaper on occasion, but it is a regular occurence for Vera. Below is a picture of her filling her diaper. I am probably the meanest mom ever for posting this picture, but it is so accurate of what we see on a daily basis!

Vera is still a good sleeper, but she no longer likes sleep, if that makes any sense! We use to be able to barely rock her and she was pointing at her crib because she wanted in there. Now, I think she would rock forever. When we do lay her down, she cries and pitches a fit, but is quiet about a minute later.

Vera and Kiara play together so much more now. It is the sweetest thing. Kiara is so good with Vera, she makes me very proud.

Monday, June 15, 2009


We took a trip to Chicago this weekend and had a great time! We went up with friends, R & K, who also have a 5 year old girl, D. The little ones in each of our families stayed with their grandmas. The first big event was a trip to The American Girl Place. I hadn't been to their new location and it is amazing! Kiara picked out an outfit for her Next Generation doll and herself, so they could match. D picked out a doll. We ate at the Cafe. The Cafe is absolutely adorable! Pictures don't do it justice. We had a great waiter who made our experience even better. I can't wait to go back!
The next day, the dads took the girls to a Cubs game where they got a Cubs hat and jacket for their dolls! K and I got to shop kid free at Oak Brook Mall. Plus, we ate breakfast at Corner Bakery and had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. It was a great weekend, but it was definitely good to get home and see little V again!