The twins' first time swimming in our lake!
Bonus: their swimsuits from last year still fit!!
As mentioned before, we had a busy week last week. Also thrown into the mix was the celebration of Lucas and my 6th anniversary (of which we have no pictures because Lucas didn't think we would make exciting subjects), and my birthday!!
On our anniversary, we enlisted one of the members of our church to come and listen to the monitor after the babies went to bed. They almost never wake up, and it is even more rare for both of them to wake up, so I gave her instructions just in case. We went to Ann Arbor (which was lovely because it felt, just a little, like we were in Boston again!) and had yummy Indian food, bought books at Borders, and capped the night off with ice cream! I didn't call until we were on our way home (shocking!) at which point I discovered that they had BOTH awakened and given our poor sitter a run for her money. But she had them asleep by the time I called, and they slept perfectly the rest of the night! Go figure...
The other thing I started on our anniversary? I started to officially train for a mini-triathalon!!! I've been swimming in the morning with a couple training for a half triathalon (.5 mi. swim, 14 mi. bike ride, and 2.5 mi. run). While I felt I would take the swim much more seriously if I were training, I knew that was too much for me to aim for with only a month to train! Then Lucas found a shorter one! It is a 300 yd. swim, 6 mi. bike ride, and 3 mi. run. I can already do the swim distance & the bike distance, but running is going to be a huge challenge. I'll keep you posted!
My birthday was a quiet day (which is nice!). Lucas let me sleep in. We had monkey bread for breakfast (MY birthday tradition). We had a playdate in the afternoon. And then Lucas made his homemade pizza and got me ice cream for dinner. And what did we do in the evening to cap off the day? I feel asleep around 8:45 and Lucas cleaned up! Apparently, training for a triathalon was more tiring than I realized! Some highlights from the day: Ryan running to me just to give me a hug (the first time he's ever done that! I usually have to steal them). Allie playing peekaboo all day, but only with her pink blankies! Ryan learning to take off his diaper, and me finding him bare bottomed with a wet spot on the floor! Allie playing peekaboo for everyone in the family - i.e. pulling the blanket off no matter who was hiding. Ryan dumping an entire box (3/4 full) on the floor in the living room! Allie "reading" a book to mommy. Both Ryan and Allie discovering that they think it's fun to fall off things!
The cheerio mess - AFTER many had been eaten and spread all over the living room...