Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wonder twin powers...

Activate! 

If I  only had a dollar for every time we have already been asked if they are twins (even when I don't have them dressed alike).   Jason found these cute dresses in Ukraine and had to get them for the girls. 

I am not sure what I am so busy at doing but, it seems at the end of the day I have just kept even with life.  Obviously, keeping up with the blog isn't happening either.

The girls are learning so much from one another and from Aidan.  Alayna is learning to be more independent, self help skills and sharing not only her things but her family (and doing quite well at it) and Dariya is learning to enjoy books, new signs and words daily (she is over 30 signs and 10 spoken words), and be a part of a family.  They compliment each other perfectly and truly enjoy being together.  I am still amazed at the perfect way God brought us together!  
Oral hygiene is always important especially on dentist visit day! The girls watched Aidan and I get our teeth cleaned and did really well, they go for first dentist visits at the end of the month.
I know I am outnumbered. Thankfully after they helped themselves to a chip picnic on the floor they put the empty bag back in the pantry, I guess in hopes that I didn't notice.  Note to self:  Do not leave pantry unlocked when going to rescue stupid dog who yet again got trapped in the playhouse in 110° weather.
We have a preschool intake conference Friday morning for the girls.  They will start preschool at the end of August at the infant development center where Alayna has gone since she was 3 months old.  In October, when Alayna turns 3 we will transition both girls to the school district's preschool.  Alayna is so ready for preschool.  She is communicating verbally well, singing words to lots of songs, knows her colors, the ABC's and most of the sounds, and can count to ten. 

Before we brought Dariya home I was worried about her starting preschool so soon, but I think she is totally ready too.  Even though she doesn't have all the "school skills" that Alayna has right now she is a quick learner, enjoys learning and will soar by leaps and bounds. 
We scored a great double stroller on Craigslist for a few dollars!  YAHOO for bargains and big brothers!

Love Alayna striking her best Marilyn Monroe pose....seriously where did this cute girl come from?
Hope you have a great weekend, Dariya is getting dedicated at church at our beach side service on Sunday night!  YAHOO!  Hoping she will be over her cold that has her face all red, irritated and snot covered (if so I will post pictures and video =)

19 comments:

Renee said...

You are doing awesome! And the kids just take my breath away they are so cute. Paisley will be 3 this coming year...I wish we could have got to her sooner for loads of reasons but seeing how well Dariya is doing just gives me so much hope for my sweet girl. Love you friend!

Becca said...

Thank you for all the warm fuzzies with this post! Those girls are just too much... Love seeing how amazing they are with each other! Chip picnic...hehehehe. :-)

How far apart in age are they, btw?

Elissa said...

Oh my goodness. They are SO, SO cute! I giggled at the chip picture. That looks like me when I break into the pantry too. :-)

Katrina said...

I love seeing the updated pictures. I know you are super busy so I appreciate you taking the time out to remind me why I am struggling with making doctors appointments and chasing down loads of papers that seem so unnecessary. If I didn't have blogs to read to help me see why it is I am doing it I might just give up. So thanks again for sharing your beautiful daughters.

Sara Bell said...

OH my girl! I just had to laugh!!! I think she fits right in and Alayna is a crack up!!! She has that look on her face "I'm cute and YOU know it" I love her pose in the pool!!! Bless you wonder woman!!!

stephanie said...

Love the update! The girls are just beautiful! And Aidan must be the best big brother in the world. Good thing you have him! What a blessing!

Cammie Heflin said...

I need to get up there!!!

rjenks said...

Love the pictures :D Everyone looks so good :) So happy that things are going so smoothly. God Bless!

Erin said...

Glad to see that everyone is adjusting so well. The girls are simply adorable!

Tara said...

Thank you for taking the time to update! Brings tears to my eyes to see them making mischief together. They are too cute!

Lacey said...

Ok, my Ukranian princess has the same bikini swimsuit as Alaina! I love seeing our kids blossom in a loving family. And I love how close in age they are, they will truly be best friends!

Aimee said...

My goodness, Rochelle, they are ALL adorable. I can see from here that Aidan is one GOOD kid- your girls are so lucky!!!

I'm sure you'll get the "twins" comment loads over the years- how fun is that? I mean, really- I always thought twins would be fun. At least once they hit the semi-independent stage, lol. And btw- if they WERE twins, it'd have to be some kind of crazy genetic improbability. Fraternal twins, both with Ds? ...I think I'd keep the story just to see who's thinking!!! :)

The Annessa Family said...

Oh my goodness! THANK YOU for such a sweet update! Those kiddo's of yours are totally precious!

Brooke
www.TheAnnessaFamily.blogspot.com

Zoey's mom, Heather said...

This post was beautiful. Oozing and overflowing, actually with beauty.

Cannot wait to hear about the service. We are sending our love to you all for that day and beyond.

Sweet Pea's Mommy said...

Thanks for the wonderful update! I love hearing how both girls are doing and am so happy that all is going well. They are amazing!

Patti said...

I just now got a chance to see both the video and the slideshow at the top...oh my word, I just cried through both. I am SO happy for you, friend!!

Cole said...

Oh they all are just precious! I'm so impressed with all they do! Abby has such oral motor issues that I often wonder just how much further her expressive language would be if she didn't have that. Um, I know she can probably count to 3 from all the times she hears that throughout the day! They are doing so great!

Melissa said...

You do a great job keeping up! I only have one and still feel outnumbered most days. :)

Elisabeth said...

What sweet pictures of your girls together. And it looks like they're mischievous already. :)