Due to my lack of pictures lately, and my lack of pictures taken, I'm going to do one big catchup post. The biggest bummer: for some reason I can't get my pictures off of my phone...and I actually had some cute ones...
A couple weekends ago, Lucas and I split up the twins for a mother/daughter & father/son morning. Allie & I went to a baby shower for Lala (I, clearly, forgot the camera and forgot to get pictures from Nana, so you only get to see the boys' day), where she was literally a perfect angel. The guys:
Went to the park,
and had a jam session!
When we got back the twinners spent some time with daddy. He hit the ball and they chased it down and brought it back.
Allie is obsessed with shoes lately, but this was her first time in heels. She did surprisingly well!
Lala brought the twins a belated birthday present. A water table! Since I had been using a bucket and some measuring cups to get the same effect, this was a HUGE hit! They not only played all afternoon, but went back to it as soon as they finished eating and had to be forced to stop to go to bed. Thanks, Lala!!
Last week, tired of the never-ending pressure of overwhelming mounds of laundry, I decided to tackle it with unprecedented voracity - refusing to stop until ALL of the laundry was done. I am embarrassed to report that I found, at the bottom of hampers that clearly had not been emptied for a while, clothing that the twins could no longer wear because of size. The good news is that the laundry now only requires minimal maintenance to keep at a manageable level. Best housecleaning move I have made in a while!
This terrible picture is from our recent excursion to Dora Live! Only included because it was a "big event" that happened recently and this is the ONLY picture we were able to capture before the battery died :( While our children had no clue who Dora was (apologies to all who love her, but I find her mind-numbing and refuse to waste the twin's tv time on her show), we thought it would be fun for them to have a "live" experience - especially since we were able to get a great discount. I grew up going to Sesame Street Live, and the magic of those performances still lives in infamy in my memories. It ended up being a great disappointment. It appeared to be a local college (or high school? They looked so young, but that could be a sign of us getting old...) production of a Dora movie. We were clearly a test-run before the main performance (which we heard wasn't any better). All adults in attendance felt it was a bit of a disappointment, but all of the children thought it was the best thing ever! Ryan didn't move for a full hour - completely captivated by the characters dancing and singing right in front of him! Their excitement made it worth it.
Waiting for Dora!
And, due to my lack of picture taking, that is the meagre extent of my catchup post. But never fear! This week is Holy Week, full of Easter happenings. Provided that our entire family stays healthy for the FIRST time since the twins were born (remember last year?), I will have many cute and exciting happenings to post :)