Monday, April 8, 2013

Sunshine and Playgrounds

The weather has turned! It is a smokin' 75 degrees today, with birds singing, children laughing, and cocktails pouring fun being had all around! Hope this low pressure system is heading your way soon!

 A playground trip with Daddy when it was still chilly!

My first time swinging!

Being silly with Gigi

G...clearly not amused by his older sister

A little chat...

And now we are all better!

After bouncing on the trampoline...A was giddy and daddy was exhausted!


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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter from our family to your's...

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Time!!

Well, I never got to finish telling you about our snow day! After nap we got all bundled up (G-man in his stroller, and A and I for some serious snow play) and we headed outside. We built snowmen, had a snowball fight, and laughed so hard our sides hurt!


Then today it was all about Easter! We made special treats for A's Easter party at school, then after school we headed over to get a photo with the Easter Bunny! Apparently my pep talk worked, because she hardly hesitated when it was our turn! We also met up with cousin's C and E for lunch, so naturally we had to get a shot of the four of them :)



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Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Eggs on a Snow Day!

When we woke up this morning to snow I was shocked! Snow, at the end of March? We were just out picking daffodils!

But, we are making the most of it. I bundled up the kids and we walked over to Gigi and Pop P's house for a fun-filled morning of dying Easter eggs (which she was actually pretty good at making)and playing!


And after nap we are all set to have some serious fun in the snow!



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Friday, March 22, 2013

Terrible 3's

Terrible Three's...let's be honest, I didn't think it would happen to us, but it did, or it is, and it is kicking our a$#! I never thought our sweet and sassy little girl would look us right in the eye and say, "no", or constantly throw screaming fits when she doesn't get her way but oh my it is really happening.

Let's take today for example, we were walking through the mall doing a few errands after workout. G man was in the stroller snoozing and A was running ahead a little bit then waiting for me to catch up like always. We had just rounded the bend to chat with a friend for a sec and A was zooming her cow around patiently. Then, I told her it was time to hop back in the stroller...very common, she walks for a bit then hops in so we can get to our next destination...and since it was time to leave and we had to cross the whole mall it was time to hop back in. She knew this. This is not new in any way, shape, or form. But for some reason when I scooped her up (like always) and plopped her in, she started screaming, "no!" like I was abducting her, and arched her whole body so hard she almost fell on the floor. It was insane.

After I picked my jaw up from the floor, I firmly told her it was not appropriate behavior and she needed to sit in her stroller for the reason I just reiterated above. Well...good golly you would have thought I told her she was never getting dessert again. She screamed and continued to arch. Well, then I told her we were heading right home and she was not allowed to get out and walk again in the mall, as I secured her in her seat. This brought on more screaming, and pretty much every woman who passed us said, "don't worry it is a stage it will pass", but that is not what I wanted to hear.

I want to know what I can do to make this stop. What all of a sudden is she not listening to me? What happened to my sweet, well behaved girl? And what kind of consequences can I do to a three year old who won't listen. It was so bad the other day I took away her glue (I know, sounds weird but it is her most prized possession...she is obsessed with gluing!) for the afternoon and that didn't even seem to work. Ahhhh!



In Distress,

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But then she does something like this and melts my is A reading to her little brother while he plays on the rug!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Sick Bug :(

The sick bug is still lurking around our house...the latest husband and me. Blah. So we have been doing a lot of inside activities that haven't required too much of anything. I did get motivated the other day and take the kids and the dog for a walk/bike ride. Since A is still too little to bike the entire time I walk (yes, I like to try to get some exercise every now and then) I stick her balance bike on the back of the stroller and let her bike around the gardens when we get there and again when we get to the track. She loves having the break, and it is so cute watching her cruise around on her bike!


Here's to health!


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Friday, March 15, 2013

Da-na, Da-na...

Da-na, da-na, da-na da-na da-na da-na BITE!


Well, the sick bug has officially hit Baltimore. Just as the weather is turning beautiful and the birds are starting to sing, everyone has come down with the bug. Dayquil and Nyquil are flying off the shelves around here and everyone is just holding their breath, wondering who is going to get it next. Well this morning it struck my sister's nanny, so after A's dentist appointment we headed over to relieve her and play with the kids till TT could get off work.

Now, this was a little crazy because it was essentially like having two sets of twins, with A and C running around like maniacs, and G-man and E needing some quality time too. We bundled up (of course today was actually pretty chilly still this morning, and headed outside to play with bubbles, cars, and just get some beans out!

It was all smooth sailing until around 11am when both of the littles needed the same time. I did what any mom of twins would do (I am assuming) and stuck them both in bouncy seats, gave them each a bottle, and had the big sisters hold them so I could catch up on some online shopping.
Ha, just kidding what do you take me for, a neglectful aunt :) Oh, no, not me. I had them each in their seats for the first few ounces then I rotated who got to hang out while the other got to be walked and fed (the only way E will eat) or snuggled and fed (the was G prefers). Then it was off to nap for the littles and I got started on lunch for the bigs. Luckily TT got home during lunch and I packed up my exhausted big girl, and sound asleep little man and HIGHTAILED  it out of there. Just kidding, it might have been crazy, but it was super fun too!



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Friday, March 8, 2013

Zoom, Zoom

What is more fun than an afternoon zooming around on a bike...for A, not much!



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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Sweet Potatoes

 A breakfast of sweet potatoes was a whole family experience this morning...and of course G loved them!



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