Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mama's Girls


My first "Mommy's Girl"


Jane is, by far, my biggest fan. Her favorite place to be is in Mommy's arms.


Sydney is more of a Daddy's girl, but Mommy will do in a pinch!

I am one lucky lady!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Party of Five

Jane and Sydney have enjoyed many a meal in their booster seats in this corner of our kitchen.


But as Patrick Swayze so eloquently said in Dirty Dancing,


"Nobody puts Baby in the corner."


Following that admonition, we moved the girls to the table!


I love having them at the table with the rest of the family. I also love not having to clean two trays after every meal!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Meet Izzy

Look at Izzy being so cute in the chair.


That's right, folks. We have been invaded with an imaginary friend. Izzy, short for Isamello (you would not believe the amount of thought and conversation that went into the correct spelling of her name!), has been hanging around our house for about the past week. She eats with us, naps with us, plays with us, and goes to concerts at the park with us....


Casey wants to ignore Izzy so as not to encourage her presence, but I think it is kind of funny. As far as specifics, I can't get a firm answer from Clare on how old she is, what she looks like, if she's related to us, etc. All I know is she is a girl and she is EVERYWHERE!

Just what we needed...another girl in the house!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

We've Been...

WEARING
jewelry to church.
DANCING
at a concert at the local park. The girls loved it!

RESTING

HUGGING

and KISSING

NAVIGATING
a maze.

UNLOCKING
the vault at the pretend bank!
YELLING...
lots of yelling.


PUMPING
gas.

DIGGING
Yes, girls do this too!

SWIMMING
Does anyone else feel like they constantly smell like sunscreen?
and
BONDING
with Brody!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Personality

Yesterday Clare took a really long nap which allowed me some "solo" time with Jane and Sydney. I had so much fun with them! They are at a great age...babies with personalities!

Jane

I remember loving this age with Clare, and the second go round is no different.
They spend their days climbing, exploring, fighting, sharing, pulling hair, playing, running, and talking.


The other day Jane walked into the room, and Sydney said, "Hi Jane."

Sydney

It is so fun for them to really be talking. Now we get to hear what those little minds have been thinking for the last 18 months.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

18 Months!


Can you believe that Jane (left) and Sydney are 18 months old? I certainly can't.

We went this morning for their well check and despite a little cold, everything looks great.

Jane weighs 23 lbs. Look how blonde her hair is getting. A little sun and she turns into a blonde beauty!

This little monkey weighs 21 lbs. The difference in weight seems to be increasing as they get older. We'll see if the trend continues.

Who knew playing with juice cups could be so fun?


So as not to leave my oldest out, I had to include this sweet one of Clare and Jane "reading."