Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hanging out with Daddy

Today we took the girls to lunch at Ray's Boat House. On the way home we made a quick pit stop at the Ballard Lockes.

Chad went out to run errands and I got to witness the girls' new skill.
Now I have to figure out how to block the stairs before this becomes a favorite activity.

The first of MANY trips to Woodland Park Zoo

I finally got the girls to Woodland Park Zoo. We live ten minutes from this fabulous place and I finally made it. On Friday we met our friend Amy with her 16 month old boys Brody and Jackson. We had a great time and I have a feeling this will be a weekly occurrence for many years to come.
Here are the four Brody, Jackson, Emma and Madi checking out the giraffes. Madi is very good at making the giraffe noise.

The giraffes were very close.

Look at this guy just hanging out in his tree.

Madeline's very first carousel ride.
And of course, Emma's first carousel ride.
After walking around the zoo for a bit we went into the kid play zone and let the kids run (crawl) around.
Jackson was showing the girls how to bang the drum. Look at the girls look at him with such adoration.

Emma playing with the boys in the tunnel.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Another eventful weekend

The score is 4-2. Madeline has two new teeth, her two uppers have cut through. Emma still has a while I think. Emma has perfected the skill of pulling herself up to standing in her crib and can now jump and bounce even more. You can hear her jumping through the monitor. She is so proud of herself. The girls also discovered how much fun it is to play with Papi's water bowl. Madi found it and started splashing around so I put it up. But then it was dinner time for Papi and the girls dove right in with him. Thank goodness he is such an easy going dog and loves the girls.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Our first hot weekend of the year

We finally had some great weather in the NW. We hit the high 80's Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On Friday we went to Gig Harbor to spend some time with Nana, Papa, and the cousins. Caroline was very excited for the twins to wake up from their nap so they could join her for a tea party out on Nana's deck. Saturday we went over to Sammamish for a BBQ with some friends. I loved it.

10 Months old

The girls hit the 10 month mark on Sunday. We were in Gig Harbor celebrating Nicholas' 3rd birthday and saying goodbye to the Karhan Family. They are headed to San Antonio, TX and we will miss them dearly.

At 10 months....
Favorite food is definitely Cheerios! They could eat them all day if I let them, and they love to find leftovers on the floor. The dog however does not like them. He isn't very good at helping me clean up the mess the girls make at meal time.
They still love bath time.
Madi is perfecting her skills of standing. She has balanced on her own a few more times. She loves to pull herself up on anything including the side of the bath tub. She is also learning the word no, especially when she stands in the bath. She is very good at communicating when she doesn't like something with various grunts and screams.
Emma is working on standing also. She loves to kneel and stand in her crib where she can bounce and bounce on her mattress. I have a feeling she will be a bed jumping fool. She is always smiling and is still the happiest baby I have ever seen.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Mother of the Year

I am nominating myself for mother of the year for two reasons...

First, I let Madeline fall flat on her face.

Second, I made Emma pose for a picture that she was clearly not thrilled about.

We went to Cougar Mountain Zoo with a few friends and that had some great animal statues that we thought would make for good pictures. Madi decided it was a good time to show off her balancing skills and stand all by herself without any support for the first time, which then led her to fall flat on her face. and shed some tears.

Monday, May 12, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

Have you ever played the game where you have to figure out what is wrong with a picture?Here's our version... Can you guess which baby daddy was in charge of?
That's right, Madi is wearing her clothes in the bath. Oh yes, we have fun in this house.

That's better!

I'm sorry but this girl has some beautiful eyes.

And this Miss Blue Eyes knows how to make a mess out of her dinner.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Having a Twin Sister Means...

Nap time = Play time
This is 45 minutes after I put them "down" for an afternoon nap.

confession- this was partially staged. I wasn't able to quite catch them in the act. By the time I ran to get the camera, they were on their bottoms.

Personality Shines

The girls' personalities are really starting to shine. Madi is a feisty little things. I always knew she would be like this, but it is really starting to become apparent. She can be happy exploring the house, or laughing and kicking her legs on minute then screaming and inconsolable the next. Emma is a little mellow mama's girl. I am sure a lot of it is from the double ear infections this week, but she loves to be close to me. She is fun and happy. She can be wild and jump all over the place on second and be quiet and happy with her thumb in her mouth the next. It is so fun to see their individual qualities come out. I am a little nervous about what the future holds especially with Madi. I have a feeling I will be chasing her down every where we go. And Emma will be right next to me holding my hand with her thumb in her mouth. I love these girls so much! I can't put into words how fun they are, the good, the bad and the ugly are just amazing.
Yesterday the girls were playing in the play pen when all of a sudden Madi started screaming. Not sure why she just started screaming, then she would stop for a second and start again.
I don't think she knew why she was screaming so she decided to attack Emma. I don't think Emma was able to help her figure it out either.

After Madi's melt down it was bath time. Always a favorite time and Madi was a happy girl again. Daddy helped Emma dry her hair. Look at that tired face, thumb in and ready for bed.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

A Beautiful Spring Evening

We final had a nice warm spring day and the girls got to spend some time outside. Chad was working in the yard, so we set up a play pen and let them get some fresh air.