Sunday, July 26, 2009


This little fireball is keeping on my toes lately! I have yet to figure out how to effectively discipline Sydney. She squeals in the car, stands up on the playroom table, jumps on the couch, and the list goes on and on. She doesn't seem to care what I say or do to her, she just stare at me and repeats the offense!

Yesterday, I put her in time out, and Jane went and sat down right beside her! Guess these two are going to be hard to separate!

On the flip-side, Sydney's determined, fearless personality cracks me up daily. I guess when she really starts testing my limits, I should look at this picture and be reminded of how sweet she actually is.

Meanwhile, Jane is a sweet little thing! She keeps me sane, when my other two can wear me out. She is a great eater, an excellent sleeper, gives the best hugs, and is just generally pretty easy.

While I am updating on all things twin related, I guess I should mention that I think Jane and Sydney are done with the morning nap. At almost 20 months, I guess I shouldn't complain. Any change in schedule always requires an adjustment period, and this will be no different. We will just have to get in a new groove of getting out and about in the morning, and hopefully my three girls will enjoy long, restful afternoon naps. It's just one more sign that these little ones, who started at 5 lbs. each, are no longer babies, but instead little girls.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Baby Doll

Clare's love of "playing babies" has resurfaced lately. Whenever she has a willing participant, she requests to take the babies to school, church, the doctor, the zoo, give them a bath or change diapers. She will gather every baby doll in this house and take them on whatever activity she has planned. She has the most vivid imagination I have ever witnessed!

Here Clare is leading her students in Bible class.

The dolls have a variety of names: Molly, Dolly, Sopapilla, Ariel, Clara, and Izzy has now morphed into doll form.

Today I watched as Clare "changed Izzy's diaper." I heard her say to her baby, "Izzy, this is disgusting."

After all the dirty diapers, trips to the doctor, and whatever else Clare dreams up, Clare puts her babies to bed every night. What a good little mommy!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Evil Knievel

This pretty much sums Sydney up in a nutshell....

Friday, July 17, 2009

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Reminds Me of Sherbert

Jane donning Lemon Chill.

Sydney sporting Blueberry Freeze.

Clare wearing Razzle Dazzle Raspberry.

A triple scoop sundae!!!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Must (Not) Love Dogs

We spent last weekend at the Erickson's lake house. All of Casey's high school buddies and their significant others gathered for a fun weekend in the sun.

The weekend consisted of good food, swimming in the lake, playing games, laughing a ton, and hearing my girls cry about the dogs! There were two of the best behaved dogs there and you would have thought my girls had seen Godzilla. All three of them were terrified.

Despite the canine fear, we had a great time and loved getting away for the weekend. Many thanks to Paige and Jon for the hospitality!

P.S. Here is a look back at a few pictures of these guys from high school.....

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Every good fisherman needs a sequined purse and eye shadow before she hits the stream...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Colorado 2009

The trip was long...

The weather was perfect...

The girls were entertained...

The fish were plentiful...

The worms were handled....

The hammock was enjoyed...

The food was excellent...

The ATV was ridden...

The memories were made.

We had a great time in Colorado at my parents' cabin. It was the perfect mix of time with my kids, time with my husband, time away from my kids and time with my parents and grandmother. We are already looking forward to next year!