Thursday, March 26, 2009

this toy is cool!


It's a little finger puppet theater, with sound effects and lights.
Here L. is telling us the story of the three little pigs, with a superman finger puppet, of course.

living in a world of women...



...can mean playing with your trucks, in heels. yowza.

march snowstorm





yeah...they lasted about 10 minutes.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm two!

Today is BR's birthday! He was really, really proud to have a lot of fuss made over him, and LOVED the balloons and cake.


Mostly, though, he loved having Uncle "Bave" as the honored guest at his party, especially since he brought the gift of a "B-ball." BR is OBSESSED with basketball. He just loves it, and anytime we walk or drive by a basketball hoop in a park, or someone's driveway, he screams "B-ball! B-ball!" over and over and over again, until someone acknowledges him. And then he starts all over again, just in case we forgot in the last 10 seconds.


(ps, Uncle Bave & Aunt Kay: BR slept with the B-ball in his crib last night. I think he liked it.)

Friday, March 20, 2009

i will NOT smile for the camera


she loves the new birthday apron from Mom, can you tell?

a perfect way to start the day...




...an oatmeal bath!

who wants $50


It's yours if you can guess what book from her mama's childhood inspired L. to draw this picture. (ps: I don't make any money, so I'm not really going to give you $50.)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

pretty enough to eat

7 minutes later (yes, i timed them): absolute victory!


Knock Knock

We were driving. L. wanted to hear a joke. It was the first one I could think of, while also thinking of the road.
A. was listening, but I guess she got pretty impatient for the punchline. Well, more like enraged:
"NO MORE BANANAS KNOCKING ON DOORS!!!"

Monday, March 9, 2009

easily amused



I don't know if the lesson here is that they really don't need sophisticated educational materials and cultural outings for healthy stimulation and growth, or that they really need to get out more.

the biggest grin in the widest world


for the Grandmas: you've both been wondering whether L. enjoys her swimming classes... Well, this is what she looks like for the entire 1/2 hour, twice a week.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

hey, Billy...

This afternoon, L. leaned over and whispered, very seriously, "I'm going to celebrate...with a lemon!"

Thursday, March 5, 2009

the coolest pop up book Ever

that would be Brava, Strega Nona, by Tomie de Paola. We LOVE it.



In fact, it's so cool, the kids are not allowed even to touch it without total mama supervision.


Thank you, Billy and Christine!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

a sweet one

BR loves to snuggle and hug and give kisses. In the mornings, when he wakes up before the girls, he climbs into bed with me and we cuddle until they wake up. He gets bored really fast though, wondering where they could be. He eventually starts calling for them: "Ooo-see! Ah-mee!"

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50% snuggle and 50% aggression (no audio):