Friday, August 22, 2008

Fun with Pastels

Samantha and her friend, Allison, decided to get creative with the pastels tonight. Instead of paper, they used their arms and legs. They had fun! It was Samantha's idea to post their artwork on the blog. Crazy 13 year-old girls!

Naptime--no way!

Kara may be weaning herself off of the morning nap. This morning we laid her down as usual, but she was having nothing of it. We took some pictures of the way we found her every time we went in the room to check on her. Initially, we thought it was very cute, but what you can't see are the teeth marks on the left-side rail of her crib. Kara is definitely cutting teeth, but we don't want to encourage her new interest in wood. So, from now on, Kara will be napping in her playpen!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

No More Braces!

The countdown is over. Today was THE day that Samantha has been waiting for since her last orthodontic appointment. Samantha's braces were removed today! She's happy to have them off, and even happier with her new smile! :-) Kathy took before and after pictures to document the special occasion.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Video of Kara in her walker

Kara is traversing the hallway--and when she hits a wall, she figures out how to get going again. Kara loves to chase Leo, so having him nearby is encouraging for her. :-)

Kara in her walker

Kara has really been enjoying her walker lately. She can get almost anywhere she wants to go on the main level of the house. Only problem...everybody else better watch their toes!