Saturday, April 30, 2011

April Wrap-up

Sandy came up with an invention.
She had a pinwheel on a straw and figured out that it would fit into the hole on the back of her leap pad. Then, she put it in front of the air vent and watched it spin. Abby was happy to watch her do it.

Sandy loves to help her daddy, but she hates loud noises. So, Bill put some hearing protection on her and let her help him mow the lawn:
We made some really easy cookies and Sandy had so much fun helping. You can find the recipe here.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Easter - Saturday

We did Easter baskets this morning:

We went to Grandpa Shupe's for an Easter party. We had a great time, but we forgot our camera. Sandy got to fly a kite and go on an Easter egg hunt, and swing.

The girls got matching pajamas in their Easter baskets. We got some shots of them getting ready for bed.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Getting Ready for Easter

We've gotten several Easter cards - thanks to grandmas! Sandy and Abby have loved getting their cards! We've got them up on the door so we can admire them, but Sandy frequently takes them down and "reads them to Abby. Adorable!

Today we had some friends come over and we decorated Easter Eggs.

Sandy had a blast - she decided the wire thingy was too much work, so she just pulled the eggs in and out of the colors with her hands - check them out:
About a week ago, our house was egged:
What a fun surprise! The girls had a blast picking up Easter eggs outside:
Abby sleeping. Doesn't look very comfortable, does it?
We went to Ben & Jerry's at the Gateway for free scoop day. There was a little kiosk selling matching hats and purses. I fell in love with this little set for Sandy. The guy that owned the kiosk thought she was cute, too, he took some pictures and asked if he could use them on a flier.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Update & Videos

Sandy's First X-ray
Sandy had her first x-ray on Monday, March 28. About 10 days before she fell off the couch. She's complained a couple of times a day ever since that her arm hurt. It never got swollen or discolored and, after the initial fall, she didn't cry. She didn't seem to be favoring her arm when she played, and she didn't cry or complain if Bill and I squeezed or moved her arm. But she did consistently complain about the same arm in the same spot. She also kept saying she needed to go to the doctor for her arm. So, finally I took her in to the doctor. Nothing showed up in the exam, but the doctor did an x-ray of her elbow just to make sure. There wasn't anything on the x-ray either. So, I guess she just wanted to go to the doctor. She hasn't said anything about her arm hurting since.

When we went downstairs for the x-ray, the technician said Abby couldn't come in. So, I said, "Sandy, go with this lady and she's going to take a picture of your arm." The lady looked at me like she couldn't believe I would send my 2-year-old in on her own. (I'm not sure what she expected me to do -- leave my baby unattended in the hall?!) Sandy went without even hesitating and was really good.

Sandy loves to say prayers. We're trying to teach her that Bill gets to ask someone to say the prayer (her response is always, "I say a prayer first then you say a prayer."). She does a pretty good job with her prayers, except she addresses them to "Jesus Christ." We've had several conversations about how we pray to Heavenly Father, but we still need to work on that. Two amusing things in prayers this last week:

*Over lunch, Sandy prayed, "Please bless me to go to my grandma's house one day." When we talk to my mom on Skype, she will sometimes ask Sandy if she wants to come visit grandma one day. If they get a direct flight from Salt Lake to Sioux Falls, I'll go for a visit. Until then, though, I think it's going to be awhile - Bill can't get away and I don't want to do a layover with the two girls.

*The other day at dinner, she prayed, "Please bless Abby not to yell and scream the WHOLE night." Abby has been teething and we've had some rough nights.

Here is a video of Sandy. She sings the ABCs, then says her full name "Sandra Ruth Buhler," then I ask her how old she is and she says, "2, June." And I ask her how old she'll be in June and she says "5".

Here is a video of Abby. She does a half-scoot, half-crawl and she walks around the furniture. The bruise on her head is from the windowsill - she was walking around the couch and tried to hold onto the windowsill, but missed.

Abby says mum and da and knows who she's talking about. In fact, when Bill goes in to her room in the middle of the night, she'll often start screaming, "Mum, mum, mum!" because, of course, she thinks she needs to nurse at night. She loves to blow raspberries. She has two teeth on the bottom and there is one tooth on top that is just poking through.