Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Relaxing at Watab in July

Fourth of July weekend at Lake Watab

Relaxing by the lake.
Playing in the water.
Heading back in.
Maddie taking a break from the sun.
Veronica getting things swinging.
Giving a concert (they decided that the canoe is the stage)

S'mores!

On a ride at the St Joe's festival
Pirates in the Watab Lake Boat Parade

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Couple Ditties / M&V's Favorite Songa

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They love the Birthday Song... almost as much as chocolate!

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And the wheels on the bus, well, you can never have too much of it...

Friday, January 8, 2010

It is a whole new ballgame


After lunch today Veronica, Madeleine and I went through our normal routine. New diapers... talking about how it was time to walk to night-night... rounding up their blankets... going to their room and then tucking them in to their cribs for naptime.

I then left and went to eat my lunch. During which I could hear a lot of chatter and playing coming from their room, which is not unusual as they like to talk to each other before they sleep.

But when I was cleaning up the kitchen after my lunch there was an unusual occurrence. Two little Chihuly* heads sauntered in to the kitchen and announced "I woke up"

Veronica and Madeleine have figured out how to climb out of their cribs!

Thankfully I was able to get them to go back into their cribs to take their naps (otherwise I may have not retained my sanity). But later tonight we got them to show us how they got out of their cribs. Enjoy the video.

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As impressed as we are by the athleticism of V and M, we couldn't let this continue so while Heidi was giving the girls their bath tonight I converted their cribs to toddler beds so they can climb in and out of them at will (and more importantly... safely).

It is a whole new world, which begs a few questions:

- Will they stay in bed when they are supposed to sleep?
- Will this change the morning routine? (I suspect this should be stated "How will this...)
- How often will we find them sleeping in the same bed?

Tonight they got out of bed once and wandered around... but seem to be staying in bed after the second round of tucking them in. I am very happy that this is happening on a weekend when we are both here to establish the ground rules for the new game.

* If you are unsure why I call them Chihuly heads... it is because their hair often reminds me of the blown glass sculpture in the lobby of the MIA by Dale Chihuly... you can see an image of it here:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Looking Forward to Christmas


Enjoying the first snow of the year.


Going with Mama and Papa to see "A Day in the Life of an Elf" at Macy's (Still thought of as Dayton's by many).


When we got back in the car... both V and M said "more shopping"

Not sure whether this is a good thing or not... but it was cute.

Exploring the Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Fun with Mama and Papa

Just a few random shots... tomorrow there will be some pictures of anticipation of Christmas.
Enjoying a meal on the new patio.
Hiding with Papa (Mama found us!)
Snacking on the kitchen floor.

St. Paul Conservatory

A fun day a the St Paul Conservatory with Mama and Theresa.



Halloween


Veronica and Madeleine had a lot of fun at Halloween. They got to get dressed up as a lion and tiger (roar). They got go to a party. They got to go trick or treating. One fun fact is that as much as they enjoyed going door to door, saying "trick or treat", and getting something in return... it wasn't until the end of the night that they knew that the things that they were collecting were candy. Needless to say, this was an exciting revelation.