Thursday, January 29, 2009

Our Week

This week has brought with it runny noses (of course), throwing up, new teeth, diarrhea, many days in the house, and Daddy saving the day by allowing Mommy to lay on the couch for one entire evening.

I'll leave you with a few pictures of the girls "playing doctor." Seems fitting.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

This is what happens when your two year old decides to help you "unload" the dishwasher.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Clare has officially entered the "Why?" stage. Here are a few examples of my recent conversations:

C: "Do you like gum?"
Me: "Not really."
C: "Why?"


C: "Will you stay here and take care of my babies?"
Me: "Sure."
C: "Why?"


Me: "I got to meet Daddy for lunch today."
C: "Why?"


C: "What's for dinner?"
Me: "Soup and grilled cheese."
C: "Why?"

Today Clare came home from school with this guy in her folder.
When I asked her what his name was, she answered "Poop."

Friday, January 16, 2009

They're Scrappy, These Two

Lately, it seems as a lot of my time is spent being a referee. Whatever one girl has, the other two want. Especially between the twins. Jane and Sydney fight over stuff all of the time. They take food off of the other's high chair, they steal toys from each other in the double stroller; it is a constant struggle. For example...

Jane spots a cup and stakes her claim.

Sydney spots Jane with the cup and decides to mosey on over.
Jane turns away; she's not giving up easily.

Sydney turns on the drama, squeals and throws her head to the floor.

Sydney spots a break in Jane's interest. "Now is my chance!"

Jane is realizing what has transpired.

"Don't mess with me and my Elmo cup."

A few seconds later, Sydney was without the cup again. And the drama continues.

The real kicker here is that the Elmo cup is actually Clare's.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

These Boots are Made for Walking

Clare got some new boots for Christmas, and she loves them. Today she came home from school and put them on!

Not at all related, here is a cute picture of Clare and Sydney from this afternoon. Is it just me or do they kind of look alike? I think it's the cheeks.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Enjoying the Loot!

The girls have been enjoying all of the new toys around the house. Clare got a trampoline from Santa.

Little did Santa know, that it would double as a resting spot.

She also received a doctor's kit that has been a big hit...

with everyone.

Clare is also quite taken with her dress up trunk. She loves all of the costumes....pirate, wizard, fairy, heels, jewelry, etc.

Jane likes the Minnie Mouse look.

Sydney is sporting the wizard hat and a tutu.

Not an official costume, but it speaks to Clare's love of dressing up lately.

Between this look and this "socks and heels" creation, I am convinced that Clare is going to be fashion icon.