Monday, June 23, 2008

We love to play

Especially with daddy. Chad has been traveling a lot lately, but Saturday night he spent some time playing with the "goos".
I have 8, how many do you have?

Madeline IS her father's daughter.
Rockin' out to Pearl Jam, a favorite activity with daddy.
Friday's play date at the park, we made a new friend Mia.

Today we had a play date with our friend Ellis. Ellis was in school with us in Bellevue this spring and will be in our class again in the fall.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Old Gang Back Together

Yesterday afternoon we went to the girls' friends Isabella and Fiona's first birthday. We met Iz and Fi back in September in our twin PEPS group. I can't believe all the babes are hitting the one year mark. It was fun to see the gang even though we were missing a few.
Here are all the kids from yesterday.
These are the babes back in December. It was much easier to get them all to sit still back then.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

More Pictures

With daddy out of town and most of the chores done, I decided to follow the girls around with the camera.
Good morning, I'm ready to play.
My sister woke me up.
Papi is cleaning up breakfast.
Papi puts up with so much, a fist full of fur and a thumb in the nose.

Who needs toys when you have a kitchen drawer.

Snack time, Emma grabbing crackers off Madi's tray.

More playing in the kitchen drawer.

Modeling auntie's craftiness at dinner.

Eagerly waiting to get in the tub.

You can never have enough bath time photos.

And 1 1/2 hours after the girls were put down for bed, they are still playing. Actually I am typing this 2 hours after I put them down and I can still hear them. It is 8:50.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

11 Months of Pure Joy

Well, most of it has been. The 3 am feedings weren't all that joyful, but they are long gone and I was so out of it I barely even remember the pain.

We are having so much fun watching the girls grow. They have become such little people, it is incredible to witness all they have learned.

At 11 months:
Their favorite foods are Baby Mum Mum rice crackers, minestrone soup, veggie burgers, strawberry yogurt, apple sauce and waffles.

Madeline has 8 teeth and Emma still only has two. They both love to stand and pull themselves up. Emma loves the kitchen drawers and Papi's water bowl. She is doing quite well with standing on her own, I actually think she may walk before Madeline. Madeline is little miss independent. She loves to play by herself. She could spend hours upstairs in the hallway crawling back and forth and laughing the whole time.
Madeline making some music.
Emma the little happy jack.
Excuse me...did you say bedtime.
Little chipmunk cheeks

Sleepy little girl.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Home sweet home!

After 6 days away we are all home at least for a little while. Daddy is off to Spokane and Idaho until Friday, then Chicago next week, then we are all off to Duxbury, Martha's Vineyard, Westport and Boston. Chad and I just got back from spending 5 nights in San Diego watching the US Open and hanging out with friends. Chad had a great first father's day, he didn't get to spend it with his babies but did get to spend it with other dads like Ryan Bartlett, Chad Tassel, and Tiger Woods. We had a great time watching the most incredible US Open. We even changed our flight so we could watch what ended up being a 19 hole playoff on Monday. Wow, that was some good golf. Of course we have no pictures cause you can't bring in cameras but I will never forget what Tiger Woods looks like from 5 feet away.

The girls spent Father's day with their Papa in Gig Harbor. Nana and Papa were kind enough to watch the girls for us for six full days and five nights.
Breakfast at Nana and Papa's.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

What's new?

Well, Madeline is up to 7.5 teeth. I say .5 because I am sure #8 will pop through tonight or tomorrow. Emma has taught herself how to clap, or maybe Madeline taught her. Last Thursday she just started clapping without any prompting. Emma has about 6 bruises on her face/head. She loves to stand up on things then she just lets go and balances for a second then it's down she goes. In her crib she just plops down on her bum and bounces but that doesn't always work in the rest of the house. She often falls forward and can't catch herself. Poor girl, I have been calling her "my little thumps, bumps and bruises". I may have to talk to the Dr. about the bruising, hope she is getting enough iron.
Here are some pics of our morning playtime.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

First twins to cross the finish line

Papi and the girls ran their first 5K today. Chad signed us all up for the Furry 5K at Seward Park here in Seattle. It's a 5K race for dogs. Chad and Papi ran it for time, the girls and I took our time and jogged slowly. Pushing that big stroller is a workout in it's self. As we crossed the finish line, we were told the girls were the first twins to finish.
Mama and her babies.
The whole fam before the race.
Papi getting ready.

After daddy and Papi fisinshed running, they came back and found us.

After the race and all tuckered out.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Today's Latest

Emma has discovered she can open and play in the kitchen drawers. Thankfully we only have 2 drawers the girls can reach. One is full of cutting boards and the other baby bottles.

Madi has finally figured out how to clap on her own and she doesn't stop. I still haven't captured it on camera.

Our friend Sarah had her great SLR camera at school yesterday and got a few shots of the girls.