Thursday, January 29, 2015

Belated Birthday Post

It feels a little silly to do a One Year Birthday post over a month after the fact, but I can't NOT do one!  It will just be a very abbreviated post with lots of pictures to make up for it.  I already did a post about their birthday party, so I didn't completely miss the boat.  I just didn't do a 12 month update post.  Or a 13 month one for that matter.....  Okay.  I just suck.  I know!

I now have toddlers.  There is no denying it, but I'm still going to call them my babies.  At some point, I'm sure that will change, but not quite yet.  They are still my babies.  At their last weigh in on 1/12/15, Ayden was 24 lbs, 10 oz and 30.75 inches tall.  Rylee was 19 lbs, 10 oz and 28.5 inches tall.  Ayden is exactly 5 lbs heavier and over 2 inches taller!  He is still wearing size 4 diapers and mostly 12 month clothes, but some 18 month tops.  Rylee is all over the board in sizes.  She still fits some of her 3-6 month clothes, but also is wearing some 12 month items.  I will never understand sizing in baby clothes.  Ever.  Rylee is wearing size 3 diapers.

They are both walking all over the place now, although they weren't taking more than a step on their actual birthday.  It's amazing to see them toddling everywhere!  Rylee walks a little bit like Frankenstein.  She kind of rocks side to side with each step and has her shoulders raised.  It's very adorable, if I do say so myself.  Rylee claps ALL the time and waves.  Ayden has started to clap a little, but he's pretty content to sit back and watch everyone else instead.  They both now dance to music, which is really just bouncing up and down, but it's fun to watch them get excited.  Ayden makes all sorts of sounds: mama, dada, baba, nana, yaya....but no actual words yet.  Rylee says dada constantly.  When I ask her to say mama, she says dada.  That's pretty much what she says all day long.  She has finally started to say yaya though, so at least there is another sound in her.  And she says cheese, to go along with her cheesy face :)  That's our first actual real word: cheese.

My mom came over on their birthday and went to their doctor appointment with us.  Not very nice to have to get their 12 month shots actually ON their birthday.  They still had a good day though.  Here's the promised pics from the big day that my babies turned ONE:

When your birthday is 2 days before Christmas, you get your presents wrapped in Christmas paper.


There's that cheesy smile!  Roar!!!

Ayden just wanted to eat her shoe.

Yep.  He's eating her shoe.

Rylee's says "See ya later!"

He has such a beautiful smile.

Best picture of the day.

They got a zebra from Tony's parents!  When you bounce up and down, the zebra moves forward.  It's really cool.  They'll have to wait a few years before they are actually big enough to operate it though!



They also got a car from them.  However, it also has been put up for the time being, until Ayden can stop trying to eat EVERYTHING!  He's quite the little beaver.  He thinks the horn on this car is a teething toy, and it's too nice a car to have him chew the horn off already.




My mom got them these fun little bikes.  They can ride them like a motorcycle, or they can convert into a walking push toy.


There's that face again!

17 comments:

  1. Ayden's smile is the BEST and Rylee, THAT FACE!!!

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  2. Happy birthday babies! Just wait until they are doing an Indy 500 around the house in those bikes!

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    1. Haha! I'm sure that day is coming!

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  3. Stop the Christmas paper now!! I have Christmas paper in my house all year long; I could wrap a July person's present in Christmas paper but I don't....because it's rude!

    I'm a close to Christmas person and NEVER did my family use Christmas paper.

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    1. It might be considered rude in your family, but it is not a big deal in mine. Those gifts were from my mom, their grandma, and included their Christmas gifts because we would not be seeing her on Christmas. And just in case you find THAT rude, they were SEPARATE gifts, and not all wrapped in Christmas paper. Not that it matters anyway, because the babies are ONE and don't know the difference!

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    2. Wow chill out Anonymous.

      Love Ayden's smile! Izzy is making a similar face to Rylee's and it is hilarious!

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    3. It seriously is a hilarious face. It doesn't help that we probably encourage it by laughing, but it's just so funny and adorable.

      And yeah, about the paper - I thought about this some more and decided I would rather raise my babies not to care about insignificant things such as how their presents are wrapped.

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  4. Aww happy birthday! I hope your new house has sidewalks or a big yard cuz those babies are ready to get out and ride! What a fun age!

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    1. We actually live on a dead end street and we are the last house, so plenty of space to ride bikes! I'm looking forward to the fun! :)

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  5. Gorgeous babies! Love their expressions! Susan

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  6. Their smiles just made my day. :)

    Happy Birthday, babies!

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    1. They make my day too Stasy! Thank you so much :)

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  7. It's amazing to me how time flies! I cannot believe a whole year (and more!) has passed, Amber!

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