September 27, 2009

Little Soccer Star

Jack started soccer today through the Germantown Youth League. We're really never sure what to expect with him because he can be so shy sometimes. He loved it!! He said his favorite part was dribbling the ball and kicking it really hard. More pics to follow-maybe even a video.

September 21, 2009

Lots of Random Park Pictures

We have been to the park alot in the past month or so and I have about a gazillion pictures. So here they are.

Monkey see, monkey do.

September 17, 2009

My mom gave the girls alot of old costumes for them to dress up in. Kate is particularly fond of them.

Caught mid-dance.

"There's a Circus and There's a Playground"

Evidently, Kate found a crayon and started scribbling on the wall, Jack saw her and thought she needed a little help. He was SO proud to show off their handiwork. He told me, "Look, Mommy, there's a circus there and that's a playground." Fabulous Jack. Just fabulous. Looks like I need to buy stock in Magic Eraser.

September 11, 2009


My babies are 2 years old. My babies are 2. I have to say it twice to actually believe it. Two years ago at 11:02 and 11:03 am we welcomed two tiny little babies into this world. They came out crying and I got a very quick look at them before they were rushed off to the NICU. We knew that would happen since they were born at 34 weeks but I so wanted to hold them right away. Later that afternoon I finally did get to hold them. They were so tiny and fragile looking. Jack had weighed 8 lbs. so I wasn't used to tiny babies. Kate came home after 4 days and Ella after 8 days. The day she came home I was so scared to bring her home (she was only 4 lbs. at discharge) that I kept making excuses as to why we couldn't go pick her up right then. My mom, who was staying with us for a while finally said, "Go bring her home right now!" I called her a little pot roast because she was so little.

It has been a complete joy to watch these little girls grow up. Oh, it was hard in the beginning-there were nights that Stephen and I would pass each other in the hallway each with a baby in our arms on our way to the kitchen for bottles. Sometimes I didn't even know who I had picked up until I got ready to put them back down.

At 2, the girls have developed such a special bond with each other. They take care of each other, make sure whatever one gets the other gets, hug, kiss, and love each other. It's so sweet to watch.

Happy Birthday Kate and Ella. Mommy and Daddy love you both very much!

September 6, 2009

Such a Sweet Big Brother {Most of the Time}

Two Little Monkeys....

Ella was obviously not in the mood to have her picture taken. Everytime I'd try she'd yell no and turn around. Kate, on the other hand, was full of herself.

My Big Backyard

Last week we took the kids to My Bug Backyard at the Botanic Gardens. They had a blast! It was the neatest place-can't believe we haven't been there before. We have to go back when we have more time-we weren't even able to see it all.