Monday, August 31, 2009

Bike Wash






India is Daddy's girl and right hand lady. She jumped right in and started helping him wash the cars. In fact, she became a little possessive of the bucket and sponge. After the cars were washed she decided to wash her bike. This was totally unprompted and oh-so-cute! The fun didn't stop there, as you can see from the picture she was having so much fun that she washed her hair and face. Jordyn only had her cheek washed, we were able to save her from the entire cleansing.

Jordyn is standing up every chance she gets, whereever she can. She is waving and the other day she tried to feed me her cracker. Another tooth is starting to peek through on the top.

We Love You!
Linwood, Sara, India, and Jordyn

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Potty Training

Hello Everyone! It has been yet another exciting week at the Washington household. We went back to work and daycare. India has her first black eye. She hit her head on her bed in the middle of the night--she is definately her mother's daughter! It doesn't seem to bother her at all. Oddly enough in the days that passed the egg went away and is now a scab, doctor people, how do you get a scab when you never bled?????? Anyway, India is also officially "potty trained in the buff." This can be slightly problematic anytime we want to go somewhere or have visitors. I guess we'll do 10 loads of laundry a day until she gets tired of peeing in her clothes.
Jordyn is now 9 months. She had her check-up today and is healthy and happy. Jordyn is now 20 lbs. 5 oz. and 29" long. Both of these measurements are in the 80 - 90 percentiles. She has also learned how to clap. We have attached a video because we are sure it is the cutest thing that everyone has ever seen.(Since India first learned to clap of course.) We love you!! Linwood, Sara, India, and Jordyn
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Friday, August 14, 2009

The Last Hurrah!






Our summer truly went out with a bang! There was the zoo, the park, walks, swimming, and gymnastics. All in three days :-) India is adjusting well to being back in daycare, she missed her friends over the summer. Jordyn is giving her daycare provider a run for her money, but we know she will settle in soon and show everyone the happy, laughing, easy-going baby that she is.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dinner Time





We put some babyfood on Jordyn's tray to see what she would do. Surprisingly she grabbed handfuls and fed herself. She had to be taken right to the tub afterwards but she had a good time! India couldn't be left out of the pictures. She sat in her seat saying, "Cheese!"

All good things must come to an end






The girls have 3 new friends. They asked if they could spend the night, but mommy said no. Dad didn't mind, he had been looking for someone to sleep outside with them in the tent so that he wouldn't hear them crying in the night. Mommy doesn't mind even though she was woken up this morning by water on her head and India saying, "Drink Mommy." She is such a thoughtful little girl!
We are enjoying our last days of summer. India is quite the painter! She gets tired of other arts and crafts easily, but she could paint for an hour....especially if she can paint on whatever she wants. Jordyn waited patiently for her to finish:-)
The end of the summer was celebrated with a cookout and playing with cousin Cenika. The three of them are going to be trouble when they get older.
We Love You,
Linwood, Sara, India, and Jordyn

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

What a difference a day makes






Only 2 days ago we were trying to get Jordyn to crawl. The night before she wouldn't go to bed for pulling herself up on her knees. Yesterday she was crawling all over the living room after her toys. This morning she was standing up in her crib close to the door waiting for us to come get her. Today was the first day we had to latch the baby gate in a year. Tomorrow we expect her to be walking and asking if she can borrow the car keys.
Of course India can not be upstaged. She is 2 going on 10. We went swimming on Sunday and she did not want anyone to touch her. Even when the water was up to her chin she kept pushing my hands away saying, "No Mommy. I'm swimming." Independence is the theme of her life. She wanted to help us move Jordyn's bed down; well actually she wanted to do it herself. As we were making no progress, we gave her her own tools so she could work independently.
Now if we could just get the potty training thing down :-)
Hope you enjoy more pics from our trip, we haven't had batteries for our camera:-(
We Love You!
Linwood, Sara, India, and Jordyn