Tuesday, February 23, 2010

4 year old logic

Natalie: (while at a stoplight in the car)

"Mama...look it is a coffee store"


"Mama...look it is a hamburger store."


"And Mama...look there's a hat store."


Once again I didn't have the heart to burst her pride. I just laughed and kept on driving. : )

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Sam's Signs

For the record this is not official American Sign Language
just our interpretation of Sam's gestures.

We like to think we are funny around our house and
we enjoy laughing at our own jokes.

We can only hope you will too. : )

Our Translation: "Praise God they finally fed me!"

Sam's Translation: "Hey Look! I have hands! Cool!"

Our Translation: "I think it is bath time...take a whiff!"

Sam's Translation: "Hello..hello anyone see me?
I may be the last child but I have needs too!"

Our Translation: "Hey..that smell..it wasn't me... I swear."

Sam's Translation: "I don't know, I don't care and really does it matter?"

Natalie 6-3-07 (16 mos)

And of course...one from the archives.

Look familiar?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Official Stats Club

It is that time of year when the girls join the official stats club.

For a frame of reference I am providing birth information.
Just in case you forgot how small they were. : )

Miss Natalie Jane

Birth: 1 lb 14.5 oz 13.25 inches

4 Years: 32 lbs 10 oz 38.9 inches

Miss Amelia Lynn

Birth: 2 lbs 2 oz 14.125 inches

4 Years: 34 lbs 6 oz 39.8 inches

And in case you were wondering how we are keeping up with this
amazing growth...we have 13 bins of girls clothes to show you! : )

Monday, February 15, 2010

The Culprits Strike Again

Do bare shelves remind you of anything?

Maybe this post?

Too bad the culprits did not realize
that they were not tall enough to reach the items
once they were in the crib.

On second thought...I have this eerie feeling that they knew
exactly what they were doing.

Sneaky Girls!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Saturday, February 6, 2010

To Our Special Girls

To Our Special Girls

It is hard to express the joy your bring to our lives. These past four years have been a roller coaster ride. A ride that has been exciting and fun in so many ways. To think that in 2006 we prepared for one child and ended up with two. Your birth as surprising and traumatic as it was is something that we would never change. You are our little miracles and we can not imagine life with out both of you. As a team you have the ability to frustrate us beyond belief and make us laugh until our stomachs hurt. While as individuals your uniqueness adds a branch to our family dynamic that we embrace wholeheartedly.

You have the funniest things to say and such a caring and empathetic nature. You love your brother and animals with all your heart. You love to be helpful at home and elsewhere. In the NICU the nurses nicknamed you the "sweet" one and their prediction proved true. You have a giving nature that is infectious to all around you.

You amaze us with your vocabulary. You are a thinker who likes to lead...especially your sister. You love the animals wild and domestic and like to learn about them everyday. Your passion for life both exhausts and rejuvenates us daily. Sassy pants...as the nurses called you fits so well. You love your independence but only on your terms. In a year it is amazing to see how far you have come.

Happy 4th Birthday Natalie and Amelia!

We love you, Mom, Dad and Sam

Friday, February 5, 2010

For Lunch...

On the commute home today:

Me: "What did you girls have for lunch today?"

Amelia: "Oh we had pizza and some green grapes, peaches, pears, you know, fruit cottontail."

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Morning Laugh

On the morning commute:

Natalie: (while looking out the window) "O-A-K-D-A-L-E"

Me: "Honey, do you know what that spells?"

Natalie: (Very matter of factly) "Yep, water tower."