Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This weekend, Poppy and Olive were baptized. It was a triple baptism; my nephew Memphis was also christened. We had about 100 people at the reception which was planned mainly by Jill. She worked so hard on the details of the Candyland theme that a big "Thank You" is deserved... So, thank you, Honey! You did a great job! There was a candy buffet, candy centerpieces, and giant candy decorations hanging from the ceiling.
Amongst the planning and all the craziness that comes with raising twins, Jill and I found time to do one more thing. We made Poppy and Olive's christening gowns. We learned how to knit a few years ago and decided to create heirlooms to be passed down to our grandchildren and beyond. We each made one. However, we didn't realize how much time we would need to make the dresses, and we finished them by the skin of our teeth... we had to pull an all-nighter the night before the baptism! We started the dresses in January, and we estimate that they each took about 100 hours of work. I hope you enjoy the pictures! I hope to post more as I receive them from others.
Poppy and Me
Jill and Olive
Olive showing off her dress
Poppy on the left and Olive on the right
Maria and Memphis
Olive, Jill, me, and Poppy
Olive, Jill, me, Poppy, Maria, and Memphis
Poppy with her godparents, Bill and Linda
Olive with her godparents, Chara and Jim
Poppy with Grandmom and Pop-pop
Linda and Jill
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
We spent Easter at Grandmom Rosalie and Pop-pop Joe's house. We had such a wonderful time and such a wonderful dinner!
Olive looks ENORMOUS in this picture!
Poppy enjoying play time
Olive has her eye on her cousin Shaefer's lizards.
Olive showing off her bib that looks like a dress
Memphis doing a kissy face
Shaefer doing the Fonz
Nonna Josephine got to see all 4 of her great-grandchildren in one day!
Kissy time: Poppy with Grandmom Rosalie
Olive with Grandmom Diane
Saturday, April 3, 2010
At nine months old, measurements are...
Poppy: 28.75 in. long and 18 lbs. 10 oz.
Olive: 28 in. long and 17 lbs. 6 oz.
I was expecting them to be at least a pound heavier than what they weigh, but given that they have been sick 3 times so far this year, I'm not surprised. We actually had to take Poppy to the emergency room on Sunday due to a 105.1 fever! The conclusion-- a virus. They are almost better now except for runny noses. Grandmom Diane was here to help, thank goodness! She helped me take the girls to Costco, and while Poppy slept in her stroller, Olive sat in a cart for the first time!
We broke out a new toy. It's a car that turns into a walker. Poppy sat on it for a few minutes...
... then wanted off!
Olive was confused at first...
... but soon enjoyed herself!
Poppy enjoying the grass
Olive among the daffodils