Saturday, February 28, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Putting them in a bowl! Will the fun ever end?
Oh, wait! Three water bottles! That is even better. Thanks to Ruthie for helping her sister.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I took this video of Lily when she came with me to wake the girls up from their nap. I love their giggling!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I have no idea what Ruthie is so insistent about in this video, but she is very concerned about something. I have tons of video of her saying the exact same phrases, and the only thing I can pick up from the whole thing is she is very determined to get her point across.
Monday, February 16, 2009
She has started doing this really cute things where she "loves" on the boxers. She walks up to the dogs and hugs them and puts her head on them. It is so cute. So, when we got to NY, she began to "love" on the golden retrievers. Now, our boxers are fairly large animals, but nothing compared to the goldens. So, I think Maddie is confused about if they are dogs or ride-on toys.
Luckily, Casey let her sit on him since she has fed him from her tray all week. Kelsey, on the other hand, I think was a victim of a wrestling move she was trying out.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Yes, that is a monkey-back-pack-harness. A what? OK, fine, it is a baby leash. Back off.
I picked up two of them at Target, and figured I would bring them with me tomorrow in case the girls need to get out and walk around. If there is one thing I have learned about traveling with children it is that you never try something "new" out in public before you have tried it at home. So, I figured I would take the monkey's out and let them wear them. I figured that the screeching would ensue soon after and my wonderful plan would be shot, and I would be returning the monkey's to Target.
Ruthie was my first innocent victim. I put the monkey on her and Maddie became obsessed with following her around trying to get the monkey. So, I got the other monkey and put it on Maddie. I then waited. Surely the screams would be coming. Any minute.....any minute.....but there was no screaming. In fact, they went on with their night like nothing was different. Success! So, I went to take off the monkey's. Screaming. Complete and utter melt down by my two children. They were literally throwing their bodies against the island trying to reach the monkey's to put them back on. So, I put them back on.....and the screaming stopped. The girls wore the monkey's around the house for almost an hour before I was able to pry them off of their backs.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Not only do they like to sleep, but they love their beds. They never cry when I put them in there. They are usually trying to climb into the crib as soon as we get them in their room. Once they get in their cribs, I dont hear boo from them.
Even though I love them sleeping, one of my favorite things to do in my day is go and get them after they have woken up. There is the rare occasion that one has woken up and the other is asleep. Those are my precious moments that I walk in and see this....
Then, there are the other times I walk into the room, and they are both awake. I usually get greeted by this.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Teaching these two to share has some wonderful moments, like when they actually do it. They hand an object to the other one, look at me and then start clapping. They know it is good to share, but they choose when they want to do it.
Ruthie is no saint with the sharing, but Maddie is the worst. No questions about it. Besides the screaming that is usually accompanied by the attempts at sharing (see previous pterodactyl post), she is just mean. Like, bully on the playground kind of mean.
So many times during the day I see sweet, sweet Ruthie trying to interact with Maddie. Little Miss Maddie wants nothing to do with it, unless it fits her agenda. I have no idea where she got that from. It must be Mark's side of the DNA, because that sounds nothing like me (end of sarcastic tone).
For your viewing pleasure, I have captured little Miss Madilyn Jane in her normal action. I didnt have my camera rolling, so let me set up the scene for you. It was snack time. I got out the graduate fruit snacks, and divided them evenly. Ruthie ate a couple of hers, and then proceeded to put the rest of hers all on Maddie's tray for Maddie to enjoy. Here is Maddie's cruel attempt at sharing back.
I'm very concerned that no one is going to like her in high school.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
First, I put them in the tub, and Ruthie takes a few laps, froggie style, of course.
Then, they go to their corners and begin their own activities.
Maddie painstakingly lines up the duckies on the side of the tub, while Mark sings an obnoxious song about ducks quacking.
Soon, the wall of the shower is not a good enough canvas for her to express her creativeness. So she moves on to using Maddie as a canvas.
Surprisingly, Maddie allows Ruthie to use her as a creative outlet. Ruthie sticks letters and numbers all over Maddie's front and then Maddie will even let her put them on her back, until she gets distracted.
Ever since she learned to say the word "dog", everything about the dogs is a distraction. Above, she heard the dogs barking and insisted on getting out of the tub, I am assuming to go find the dogs. In the process, ending what could have been a breathtaking work of art that Ruthie had begun on her back. The world will never get to see it, all because the dogs barked.
Sunday, February 1, 2009