Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Shenanigans and a Family Outing

Jill and I were just talking about how fast Olive and Poppy are developing.  Their words sound different, their signing is improving, and they are doing funnier things all the time.  I had the pleasure of discovering this little scene on Saturday.

"Girls, why are you emptying the drawers?"

The whole drawer was empty.

Olive is doing the sign for "more," as in, "I need more utensils!"  I hadn't yet seen the masterpiece behind her.

"Almost complete..."

"It's finally finished!"
Olive looks mighty tired after working so hard!

The piece de resistance--a stroller of utensils!


Meanwhile, Poppy munches on an ice cream scoop. 

On Sunday,  the whole family went to Longwood Gardens to see their fall displays.  Just a warning, there are many pictures without the kids, so just bear with me.  I've been playing with my camera every chance I get!

Upon arrival, you can see that the kids don't look so excited.  But, Jill does!

Olive on the left and Poppy on the right in the Queen Bee's Chair

Olive waving

Getting lost in the bee hive

I'm showing Olive how to get the dirt off her hands.

Olive blowing in the wind

Rolling a pumpkin 

Trying to pick up pumpkins 

Climbing over pumpkins... can you spot a trend?  Pumpkins! 

Poppy smelling something she thinks is a flower

 1/3 of the pumpkin and gourd display

Another section

Curious Poppy... Hmmmmm.

Olive stacking pumpkins

Good job!

Look at that huge pumpkin! It was over 800 pounds!

One of my favorite shots of the day


 This is the largest living wall in North America.  Why is it lined with bathrooms?  No one will ever know.

Just one of the amazing water features

Getting restless... but we're at daddy's favorite part: the water lily display.

These water platters are over 3 feet across!  I took so many pictures because they were so fascinating.  The white flower only lasts 2 days.  One day it is white and the next day it is red.  There weren't any red ones at the time.

Detail of the upturned edge

Flower ready to bloom

The underside of a water platter

Look at those thorns!

Perfect flowers

The Eye of Water

Friday, October 15, 2010

15 Month Check-up and Lots of Photos

Only 2 weeks late, we finally had the girls' 15 month check-up today!  Here are the stats...

Poppy: 23 lbs., 2 oz.; 31 in. tall/long
Olive: 22 lbs., 1 oz.; 30.75 in. tall/long

Compare to 21 lbs., 5 oz., and 20 lbs., 2 oz., at their 1 year appointment.  And, they each grew 0.75 in. since then.  Each girl also got 3 shots: one in each thigh and one in the left arm.  Needless to say, they were not very happy about that!

Pre-needle reading

Olive--"Going to see the doctor is fun!"

Poppy--"I think you just jinxed us.  I hear needles!"

OK.  Just one more picture of Jill on her birthday!

"Rain, rain, go away..."

I love the perspective in this picture even though you can't see the people very well!
Mama and her babies

Poppy and Olive at their rock in the park

Perfect for climbing



Pop-pop Lewie with Poppy

Poppy kissing her baby

Olive hugging her dog

Me and my Olive

Don't ask me what is happening here with Poppy.

Poppy eating blocks


Olive and Poppy

I turned around for one second Olive produced this.  It's like Poltergeist.  Just kidding... I built it!

Olive and her mama

Poppy in the crisp fall air

Olive bundled up

So close...

There.  I made it! (Poppy climbing)

New favorite hangout spot which I don't like so much!
Poppy and Olive