Thursday, May 26, 2011


Poppy and Olive love to wear over sized clothing instead of helping me fold laundry.  They got a hold of Mom-mom's nightgown and looked so funny!

Olive proud at her accomplishment
Notice Poppy's diaper around her ankle.  Soon after, she peed on her chair in the background.

Poppy's turn

Am I shrinking?

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

3 Videos

Painting Project

You deserve an explanation... My computer was in the shop for about a week which is part of the reason I couldn't update the blog.  Second, I am EXHAUSTED at night!  Jill got a new job a few weeks back and is working like a dog.  She is usually home after the kids are already in bed and has been working weekends.  This is NOT a complaint; it's a reason.  Thank you all for being patient with me and to my wonderful wife for working so hard!

I did have time, however to make a shape and size sorting box for the kids.  I flattened a diaper box, cut out shapes with an Exacto knife, glued it back together, and painted it pink.  The rest was up to the girls!  I still get anxious when they wield paintbrushes or play with messy things, but I am making an effort to do more crafty projects with them.  After all, they love making messes!

Olive choosing yellow

Poppy choosing blue

Here's the set-up: two splat mats, bowls and paper plates for paint, paper for multitasking, and smocks made by our friend Aimee all on a fake hardwood floor for easy cleanup.

Olive the Red-nosed Baby


Monday, May 9, 2011

Rabbit and Bunny

Ears care of Cousin Linda

Planting Annuals

We had a messy, busy morning planting annuals and two trees.  I could not have done this myself with the kids, so Mom-mom and I split the work.  Some of these pictures are not the best, but they do illustrate how much fun the kids had!

Playing under the maple

We potted two beautiful Serpentine Atlas Cedars.

Poppy was a MESS!

Olive enjoyed wearing the gardening gloves.