We all have the sickness! It's been 9 days, but who's counting? Due to lack of energy, I have supplied a group of random photos for you to enjoy.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Bad news: Both kids are sick. Any bets on who will be sick next? It will either be me, Jill, or Grandmom Diane who is in for a visit this week.
Good news: I have some great pictures from the Gymboree Valentine's Day Party!
More bad news: I thought the party was Saturday, so I dragged both Grandmoms and Pop-pop Joe out in the snow for nothing.
More good news: The party was Sunday!
Olive had lots of fun "making" a card for Mommy and Daddy.
The writing on the bottom left says, "Poppy spent the time sleeping!"
Even Grandmom Diane got in on the action.
Proof that Poppy was there...
The Ball Pit
"Anybody in there?"
A very loooooong tunnel...
Poppy loves Gymbo the Clown!
"I guess I like him, too."
"OK, I LOVE him!"
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
So that was the bright point of an otherwise dark and gloomy day. Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that the east coast is getting pounded with snow. This is serious business people! They closed all of the major Philadelphia highways (except I-95) and the weather is the only story on the news.
Enough is enough. Between last night and today, we got over a foot of snow (that's in addition to the 25 inches we got over the weekend). And it's still snowing. This is a picture taken from our front door. Please notice that you can't see the steps, the road, or the bushes to either side of the door.
If the girls were a few years older, we'd be outside building snow people, sledding and making snow angels. But since they're only seven months, we're stuck in the house. Fortunately for us, Joe knows how to make being stuck in the house fun. Take a look!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Way back when (when Poppy and Olive were 3 months old), we saw glimmers of thumb sucking that seemed to go away for a while. Guess what? Now, they are back :-(
At first, I thought it was a result of teething. Then, Poppy started sneaking her thumb under her pacifier as she fell asleep. Of course, it would backfire and make it more difficult to fall asleep. I remove her thumb, and it backfires again. I remove the pacifier, and of course she falls asleep with her thumb in her mouth. It is easier to correct Olive because she hasn't started fighting the thumb removal yet. Neither Jill nor I were thumb suckers as far as we know, so I don't know where they get it from.
Thumb sucking isn't the worse thing in the world, but I'd rather the girls not do it. Does anyone have any suggestions?
"Ha ha ha! I suck the thumb!"
Friday night into Saturday, we got loads of snow (over 2 feet to be exact). And here we are waiting for more today. According to accuweather.com, the current prediction for Wilmington is 12-18 inches. I love the snow, but I am now realizing that it is much different when you have kids. I can't leave the house as often or as easily so some days seem to drag. I do know one thing, we will NOT be taking the kids outside to explore the snow again!
"But Daddy, I want to go outside!"
Yesterday's lunch was pretty sticky and messy: avocado and tomato with banana as dessert. By no means was it the messiest meal ever, but Olive and Poppy looked so cute covered in goo!
Here is Olive's new funny face.
"No pictures, please."
The air has been so dry that I keep small bottles from the hospital accessible to Poppy and Olive in case they are thirsty. They are obsessed with these bottles ever since they mastered the art of holding them at an angle to get the water.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I was content taking pictures from the warm confines of the playroom (or what used to be known as the living room), but someone thought it would be fun to take the girls outside to play in the snow. This, of course, was not the girls' first snow storm, but Joe still wanted to take them outside so that they could play in 25.2 inches of frozen precipitation during a BLIZZARD (i.e. wind speeds of over 35 mph).