Thursday, February 25, 2010
Sunday, February 21, 2010
It has been a few weeks now and transitioning the girls into their own rooms has gone surprisingly well. They still get up before it is light outside, but they are napping and going to bed at night with only the typical 2-year-old protest. The nursery pictures can be seen here. So, we determined it was probably time to give Addy her own space. We kept Lilly in the previously shared room and added a few things so she didn't feel left out, then painted & decorated our former guest room into Addy's room. After reading KB in the City, I thought, we too, might have been too ambitious, as we were doing it in a small window of about 8 hours while the girls stayed at Grandma & Grandpas. But it turned out great and the looks on their faces were pretty priceless!
We spent a day last week, with some old friends, checking out some new exhibits at the Children's Museum. It was so fun! The girls impressed me: listening, holding hands, rarely needing the single stroller I took, and enjoying EVERYTHING. From Bob the Builder to Barbie, the Carousel to the dinosaur exhibit and, of course, the playscape area. They were soaking it all in. Enjoy the pictures!
Lilly enjoying the Bob the Builder exhibit
"Ladies & Gentleman....start your engines."
Sunday, February 14, 2010
The unanswered questions at our house....
or, like Addy, poised for sorority recruitment at Butler like her mom?
To my girls, who teach me ever day how to love just a little bit more
Monday, February 8, 2010
Sometimes we forget our little munchkins are ONLY 2! We stay up at night and talk about how fun it will be to camp and fish and swim and hike with them and when it snows, we get as excited as we used to when we were kids.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Jeremy and I have little to no artistic talent, but the girls are loving craft time lately. They frequently get into the car after their preschool program, proudly displaying their painting/picture/coloring page of the day and yelling "I show Ga Ga Jody." Knowing that their teacher-grandmother will be the most impressed with their creation. Ga-Ga Jody's reaction never disappoints them and boosts their artistic ego when she visits. We stayed home most of the day Friday, (heeding blizzard warnings) and painted, played with play-dough and colored on a giant piece of paper roll.
And here are a few of their drawings, I titled them so you can see what they told me they drew--loving the imaginations of a 2 year-old!
To update on the sleeping sagas, naptime is back in full-force, sleeping peacefully in the afternoon every day since the splitting. Bedtime is harder as both girls want our attention and when putting them down solo, they tend to get pretty upset. Addy will frequently say that she wants to sleep with her sissy, while Lilly has embraced the freedom and the peacefulness of her own room. I haven't tackled decorating Addy's room yet, but that will be an upcoming project. You can see what is now Lilly's room here and if you have ideas for Room #2, I'm taking them!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Addy & Lilly on their first lunch 'date' with some of our friends from twins club. They sat at the "kids" table without mommy for the first time--such BIG girls! (and BIG flirts)
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