Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Finger, belly and back painting

What started off as a nice Tuesday morning finger painting activity...

turned into sister body painting.

Amelia creating artwork on Natalie

Beautiful masterpieces

You should have seen then bathwater after this adventure!

Monday, July 28, 2008

In transition

Many things are changing in our house lately the largest of which is we are remodeling our kitchen. So for three weeks now we have been washing dishes in our tub (and once with the garden hose after I had caulked the tub and could not use it). I intend to post photos once it is complete so hopefully some will come your way next week.

The other change is the girls are finally moving towards having "big girl" beds. On Saturday morning we took one side off each crib. Our creative bumper guard is a pool water noodle wrapped in a fleece blanket. We threaded a nylon cord down the inside of the noodle and then tied it to the crib. I would love to take the credit for this creative bed rail however I got the idea somewhere else long ago. As you can see the girls are not in love with their pillows but seem to sleep well without them. The following pictures were taken at the end of nap time.

Natalie snuggled in.

Amelia who prefers to sleep at the foot of the bed
and perpendicular at that!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Not so picture perfect

While on vacation the girls got new "dancing outfits" courtesy of the dollar spot at Target. They love their new clothes so much especially their dancing shoes. I love them because I think they look so cute with little tutus and too big fake ballet slippers. So I of course wanted a picture to document their cuteness. The following is what you get when you desperately want that so-cute-you-could-gobble-them-up shot

Amelia standing like a dud

Natalie digging in

and this shot...
I can say I do think this one is cute in its own way

Friday, July 11, 2008

mmmmmmmm......plate licking good!

Is there any kid in the world who does not like ketchup? I am sure there is but they have to be few and far between. The following photos show you how much Natalie loves ketchup. I have to give Amelia credit for this post because she was the one who started this event. I just happened to catch Natalie in the act.

Natalie in the act. Amelia with the end result on her face.

Messy Natalie

Here she is trying to wipe it off herself.
I leave you to guess how well cleaning herself worked out.

Bunny Love!

Every time the girls visit their Nana and Grandpa's house the first thing they have to do is greet the ceramic bunny near the front sidewalk. I thought I would share some of the cute photos from the other day.


greeting her friend.

Amelia giving bunny hugs.

And of course giving the bunny a grassy snack!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Vacation is all about...

spending time with family

playing in the water

wearing funky outfits
(What was your mother thinking?)

driving the boat with Dad

swinging with your sister

and feeling the love.