Monday, September 27, 2010

Like Everyone Else....

...we are


loving the


cooler weather!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Name Change

Casey and I have undergone name changes in the last few weeks. Clare has begun calling us "Mom" and "Dad" as oppose to the previous "Mommy" and "Daddy."


In turn, Jane and Sydney are doing the same. It just sounds so funny hearing these two little ones say, "Hey Dad, come here!"


I'm sure in their teenage years they will be calling us much worse!


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Time For A Trim

Jane and Sydney were getting a little shaggy, so I decided to take them in for a trim.


Here are their before shots!


Both girls sat very still while getting their hair cut. We just did a little trim...nothing major!


When we got there, the "stylist" informed me that they do complimentary nail painting for the little girls! Jane and Sydney were in heaven!

Here is Sydney letting her nails dry! For some reason, whenever I paint them, she never sits this still!

Some after shots of the hair....




...and the nails! Sydney picked a lovely shade of blue.


Jane went with the more traditional pink!


What pretty girls!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Little Bit of Everything

Sydney busted her lip this past week. She hit the corner of the coffee table, and it turned into a pretty fat lip for a few days. At least it wasn't caused by one of her sisters.....


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Dance parties/ music class are regular events at our house. Clare is always in charge "getting some good tunes."



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At church this morning, the two-year-olds got to combine with the three and four year-olds for one of their classes. This meant that Clare, Jane, and Sydney were all together. Of course the girls were excited about this, but since it was something new, Jane still had some hesitations. She looked up at me and said, "Will Clare be my mommy?"

I am sure Clare was happy to oblige.

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And just for memory's sake , here is one my favorite pictures that Clare has drawn recently...ladybug, bumblebee, flowers, butterfly and her signature of course.



Thursday, September 9, 2010

Something's Fishy!

The house we moved into is across the street from a greenbelt and creek. With last week being a three-day weekend and the weather being very pleasant, we decided to go exploring!


The girls were excited about the adventure, and although hesitant at first, they enjoyed getting their feet wet!

Clare came prepared with her bag full of sticks, leaves, and fishing bait.


We did some fishing,


and some falling! Oops!


Check out this guy that Casey managed to catch!


Who knew that such fun was literally in our front yard?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

First Day of School

Today was a big day in the world of our 4 year old! She started her last year of preschool!


And just for comparison, here she is last year on her first day....what a difference a year makes!


She was very excited to start another year. We went to Meet the Teacher last week and got to see the classroom and meet her very nice teachers.

Here she is sporting her backpack and lunchbox!


All reports from Clare and her teacher were that she had a great day.


I give that an A+!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

We Could Be In Trouble


My friend, Julie, let me borrow her copy of The New Strong-Willed Child by Dr. James Dobson. Imagine my fear when in the first chapter, I read,

"When you have twins and one of them is tough, you have double trouble."


Yikes!