Friday, January 27, 2012

Alien Day

Today was dress like and alien day at school.  One thing that I love about this preschool is all the fun activities and the way they incorporate the concepts into fun events for the kids.  Em was still under the weather, so she did not get to go to school, but she did get to wear part of her costume.

Presenting "Lily the Multi-Colored, Mis-Matched Hot Mess Alien"

Here are my alien girls:

And here's cutie pie sick alien Emma.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

First Lollipop

So Em is a bit under the weather and you went to go visit Dr. Koeppel today.  After the poking, prodding, and swabbing we decided that you deserved a lollipop.  There has been no real reason why you haven't had one, it just never came up.

What I did not expect is that you would not know what to do with it.  You looked at it, I told you to lick it, you did so with trepidation. 

I showed you that you can put it into your mouth and just suck on it.  You were very cautious in doing that as well.  After about a minute you decided...hey I kinda like this lollipop thing and it was smooth sailing from there.

Believe it or not this was a very cool experience for mommy.  I know that you learn new things everyday, but getting to see the gears in your mind turn as you try to figure out how to eat a lollipop was pretty darn cute!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Just Another Saturday

After the girls nap we decided to get out and enjoy some fresh air.  We ventured over to Tom Brown Park and it was packed.  There had to be around 150 moms, dads, and kids at the playground.  Daddy said "well this is good training for us and keeping an eye on both of them".  You ladies love the playground so much.  It is so much fun watching you play and figure things out.

deciding what to do first

sliding is a hair raising experience


I'm the king of the world!

this playground stuff is exhausting

playing in the mister

a rainbow
 After all the playing we went over to the field to watch the people flying kites.  The girls were fascinated.  Daddy said that we are going to get some kites soon!

family photo
watching the kites

family photo taken by a nice kite flier

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

What I Love

  • I love when daddy lets me stay in bed over the weekend and he gets the girls up and changed and then they come into my room and jump on my bed.  I love even more when one of them stays in bed and cuddles with me for 20 minutes.  Thanks Emma
  • I love milk time at our house.  It's a time for snuggles and just peace and quiet.  This happens in the morning and the evening.  I love even more when both girls are sitting with me...sorry daddy.
  • I love the way the the interact with each other (most of the time).  They are so sweet and are really affected by what the other does.  They are truly best friends.
  • I love the concern the have for each other.  When one is crying the other comes over and pats her back.  My heart melts.
  • I love how polite they are with everyone.  Saying please and thank you really warms my heart.  "Tank you mommy" is my favorite phrase.
  • I love how they light up when we get home and see daddy.  I also love when I am gone and they see me.
  • I love how we march around the house every night before the girls go to bed.  It's the little wind down before bed.
  • I love that Emma has 8 stuffed animals and 4 blankets in her bed at all times.
  • I love when I drop them off at school that they come and say "kiss and hug mommy".
  • I love that I am their mommy!

Nerd Alert

I found this shirts at Target the other day and fell in love with them.  They were very cute and quirky...just like the girls.  The best part about them was when daddy told them what the back said and they were walking around saying "nerd alert  nerd alert" so so cute!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Playground Fun

After a week of very cold temperatures, Saturday arrived with a very pleasant day.  Grandma came over and we decided to go to the neighborhood playground.  A lot of other families had the same idea.  Em and Lil have their preferences at the playground and they headed to their favorite playground equipment, the slide for Lily and the swing for Emma.

 Lily could have gone up and down the slide all day long.  She was also acting very cheesy for the camera, so mommy was able to get a lot a great pictures of lilybug today.


silly girl

We then went over a played on the swings with Emma.  Emma loves the swing, she could literally swing all day long.

in a state of zen

After the swing, we went back over to the slides and played a little while longer.

What a great visit to the playground!