Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Weekend Nest

Lately, Adrian has been building the girls a 'nest' in which they can laze about and watch their weekend morning shows. This is a lighter version of the nest. You should see it in it's full glory. After they've eaten their cereal and watched some shows, they begin their pretend play. They have a blast!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Cool in the Pool

We've been spending our evenings at the pool lately, and it's so nice! The girls spend some time in the kiddie pool, and we're gradually venturing into the big pool for lessons. Here they are with Dad in the kiddie pool.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Graceful, like her mother...

Rachel skinned the same knee twice in one day last week. I've done that. A few times. She seems to have inherited my knack for falling down and/or scraping things. That's not to say that Charlotte hasn't had her share of bumps and bruises, but she definitely seems to have inherited her dad's coordination (ooooh...I can do a somersault on rollerblades...oooh. Whatever.). Here's hoping she makes it through her 3rd year with front teeth intact (Mommy didn't).

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Chicka Chicka Playroom

Today Grammy came over and painted us a coconut tree, a la Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. The girls just love it! Thank you Grammy. We're off to go swimming!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

I Love the World

Did everyone have a good weekend? We did. The girls got to see their first real movie, my folks came home from their trip, we finally got our stimulus check, and we got started on some new home projects:

Adrian took the girls to see their Grammy Terri while I worked on the paint in the living room. While I was painting, I had the When We Left Earth marathon on in the backround (so good), and this kept coming on:

Boom di yada, boom di yada...

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Yes, she's known her ABCs for quite some time. No, I don't know what happened to "L."

We were taking some photos in the backyard the other day, and Charlotte insisted on singing her ABCs for the camera. I want to get every little word they utter on video, because I have to admit that I'm a sucker for their little inarticulate voices at this stage. I know I'm going to miss them when they start saying things like, "MooOOOOOoooom!"

Friday, June 20, 2008

Friday: Enjoy the fact that this guy is now off on Fridays

He took us to see Kung Fu Panda. Skidoosh.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Wednesday: Get Some Reading in During the Nap

I look so serious because I'm trying to beat Megan. Summer means new Plum. Whee! Also, Patti has a blog now. Check it out.
**Do note that 3 year-olds will destroy any attempts at a fake Pier One flower arrangement.**

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tuesday: Have Brunch at Patti's

Yummy! Thanks Patti!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Still addicted to Starfall...

Happy Father's Day to all of the fathers out there. We kept a low profile today. We got in a nice visit with my parents yesterday before they took off for Northern California. Today, we were content to hang out and play.

I think I may have given my parents the exact same look that Rachel is giving me--several times. In fact, it's possible that I still give people that look. Maybe.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

And that's one (and a half)...

Right after my potty training post, we had a breakthrough. Both girls started telling us consistently when they needed to go. Even better--Charlotte has started taking herself to the potty. We'll hear the toilet flush and she'll come dancing out, announcing what she's done. Rachel, on the other hand, is very good at Number 1. But, as her dad puts it (in his best Dr. Evil voice), she still works for Number 2. I know that's a common hurdle, so I'm hoping that she'll overcome her fear soon and start doing both in the potty. I'm so glad that this isn't going to take all summer. We've even done shopping trips with no accidents. Yay us! It has been so nice not having to go through so many Pull-ups. Right now, it's just naps and nighttime. With prices going up on everything, it will be nice to have that expense gone.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Soooo much to do...

Now that I'm done with work for a bit, THE LIST has begun. There is much to do this summer, not the least of which is to spend lots of time with my two little bunnies. So this means many trips to the zoo, the park, Gilroy Gardens, bouncy places, and Black Rascal pool. However, I also need to spend some quality time with this house. When work gets hectic and stressful, the house is the first thing to go. I have many projects I'd like to get done, but I'm not going to sweat it if they don't. I'd also like to work in some summer reading, scrapping, a trip to Yosemite, and the occasional margarita! Summer is about FUN!

In other news, our server started to crap out on us, so Adrian just finished rebuilding it. This was just another reminder that I really need to back up my files! I almost lost a ton of early photos of the girls. So add that to the list as well. Also, I was browsing the files and found this little gem:

Here's the gang at Wayne and Sabrina's wedding. Tomorrow is their anniversary. Isn't that nice?

Here's why you should probably think twice before inviting us to your wedding.

Oh, and Megan and Seann have gotten us hooked on this:

We're both such SciFi nerds, that I'm not sure how we never really got into it before. But it's so fun to get into a show a few years on. I love being able to watch episodes here and there on DVD.
I promise pictures of the girls next time.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Ewwww! Pink Eye! {but not the really gross kind, just the kinda gross kind}

So I have pink eye, which I'm sort of surprised I've never had before. Given my profession, I was pretty sure I'd have had lice, ringworm, and pinkeye by now. I don't have the kind of pinkeye that's contagious (viral), I have the bacterial variety. I'm sure it was brought on by my poor contact lens care, which is to say that I don't really care for them so much as wear them to death. So, not wanting to follow in the fabled footsteps of Columbo and Sandy Duncan, I reported hastily to good ol' Dr. Lee and left with antibiotic drops. So it's 4 drops per day for a good week. Since I'm not an eye wuss anymore (hi Jen!), this is no biggie. However, a couple of minutes after dispensing the drops, I can taste the antibiotics in the back of my throat. Ew! I'm just thankful this will all be cleared up before I have to present staff development next week (ack!).

In other news, we're in full-on potty training mode around these parts. We're done with the whole "they'll let us know when they're ready" thing. We've gone cold turkey with Dora undies, M&M rewards, and the steam vacuum at the ready. Ugh. I can't even imagine a day when I won't have to change a Pull-Up, wipe a bottom, or cheer for a bodily function. It happens, right? Because right now it just feels like these two are going to go to their Prom in Pull-Ups.

Also, add this gal to the People Who Make Sally Laugh Out-Loud list:

And add this to the Sally Has Read This a BILLION Times list:

But it's alright. I'm a mom. ...with pink eye. EWWWW!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Can I have...

...a wall in my house like this one, please?