Monday, July 27, 2009

Just plain cute

I couldn't pass up showing off some great photos of the kids. The photos of the girls were taken this past weekend after some time running through the sprinkler. The water was a little cold but the girls had fun nonetheless. As for Sam, like most babies he is subjected to frequent photo shoots in an attempt to capture all the wonderful joy of babyhood. Enjoy!

Natalie hugging Amelia
(this photo makes them look conjoined- freaky!)

Amelia hugging Natalie

Sam at 1 week shy of 5 months

See what I mean...just plain cute!

Wordless Wednesday

Mission Accomplished

"I wonder what these taste like?"

"Almost there..."

"a little closer..."

"mmm, well worth the effort!"

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Skill

Amelia and Natalie learned at a young age how to fend for themselves. Finding food is a matter of survival and the girls at 16 months knew that you should never pass up an opportunity for a good snack. As long as food was at their level the girls welcomed any open buffet.

Little girls in front of the refrigerator
eating Cheerios on June 11th, 2007

Just recently the girls mastered another survival skill....locating drinkable water.

Big girls getting their own water from
the refrigerator on July 23, 2009

Natalie and Amelia will use any cup available whether clean or not to get themselves a drink. However, I have been told multiple times that "only grown-ups get ice". I am not sure where they got that idea but I am in full support of it!

As nice as it is that they can now get their own drink I am not 100% fond of this new skill. Just the other day Amelia had some orange juice left in a glass and decided to add water to it. Unfortunately, she did not have steady hands and spilled the concoction all over the floor. Until I get a chance to properly wash the floor everyone who travels through our kitchen gets a chance to stick to it! I try to limit their water dispensing events and am very grateful for the "lock" button. Now I wonder how long it will take them to figure out how to "unlock" the dispenser...... any guesses?

Monday, July 6, 2009

4 months on the 4th of July!

In honor of our independence day here is Sam sporting his red, white and blue.

Birth weight: 5 lbs. 12.6 oz length: 18 inches
4 month weight: 14 lbs. 4 oz length 23.4 inches

It is amazing to think that he is already 4 months old.

Here are some photos showing the faces of Sam from the past week.

in his bouncy seat

with Mom at the zoo

with Dad at the zoo

tummy time

and my favorite little goofy face

Thursday, July 2, 2009

A Budding Virtuoso...

must practice...

and practice...

until she is spent.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Wordless Wednesday*

* Now if I could just get them to smile.