Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Snow Days, Play Dates the Museum (again) and More!

Keeping 2 very busy toddlers entertained has become the hardest job I've ever had to do! We are officially down to just 1 nap a day. Somedays those naps range from none (Lilly yesterday) to 3 hours, so we are working on consistency. We are doing our best to avoid cabin fever, because the days we stay couped up in the house, usually end in dramatics for the last hour before bedtime. With a couple inches of snow expected in Indiana today, I thought I'd bundle and take a walk with them in the snow. They were funny and true to every story you've ever heard about snow and kids, after bundled in fleece/footed pajamas , under fleece lined, waterproof pants with fleece sweatshirts, coats, hats gloves, socks and shoes, Lilly dirtied her diaper! We got outside nonetheless and had some fun. I even got a neighbor to take a picture of the three of us.
Here are some pictures of our busy week...
Saturday was a fun day with Grandma and Grandpa Ash at the Children's Museum
Monday, we tried a playgroup with the local twins group. Here's Lilly riding with her friend Olivia.
Tuesday, Mallory hosted a big playgroup, so we got to see lots of friends! Seriously, how many kids can take over 1 toy?

Today, we've played in the snow, torn the house apart, had a dance party, unfolded laundry mom just folded, stuck toys in the kitchen trashcan and more--is it naptime yet?

Keep in mind, during the craziness of trying to exhaust them every morning, I'm also trying to keep up with my "real part-time job". Somedays it is easier than others, but whoever said working from home with little ones was easy--lied to you! I typically end up doing quite a bit of work after they go down at the end of the day. Not that I'd change it--we love everyday! A little more sleep out of them might be nice.

PS. My roommate from grad school and good friend Jenny also visited over the weekend, but apparently I was off my photo-shooting game. Despite having no good pics--Thanks for the visit Jenny--WE LOVE YOU!


Ashley said...

Oh my goodness!! That picture of the three of you is absolutely ADORABLE!! :) They are getting so big and more and more adorable everyday!! Keep up the great work Aimee!!

Christina said...

That picture of you and the girls is just beautiful! You should frame it! :)

I thought staying at home (and working from home) was hard and then winter came and I realized how hard it is to keep a toddler entertained when you're confined to the house. We've been trying to keep busy with play dates and classes, but I have to admit, moving his bedtime up to 6:30 definitely helped (especially with getting work done, now that Andrew's out of town on business!).

The girls are just so beautiful, I love looking at their pictures.

jillian said...

I'm exhausted just looking at all of the pictures and imagining your days. Great pictures though, I love the one in the snow! Hang in there, it will get easier...right?

Catherine said...

Addy & Lilly look like little snow bunnies! A - that is a great picture of the three of you:) Addy & Lilly really need VIP passes to the Children's museum - they have spent so much time there! Are you going to do an inaguration themed post next week? I will take lots of pictures - maybe we can photoshop Addy & Lilly in? Bopping with Beyonce on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, waving with Barack on the Capital, hanging with Malia and Sasha and their new puppy???? Maybe we can also photoshop their good friend Mallory in? Happy Inaguration Day Megan and Mallory and especially Ben!