Wednesday, July 7, 2010

2 weeks till 2

Actually I've been thinking about the big day coming up for a while now and it's evident that I no longer have two babies. The clothes are bigger, the shoes are bigger, the words they learn each day baffle me. We have even been trading in some of the baby toys like the baby basketball hoop above for the larger big boy models. It's got me reminiscing and realizing that in a mere two weeks I will have real two year olds. Two year olds that are teenager wannabes-wanting independence, questioning everything and running in the opposite direction of where I want them to go. Am I ready? Who knows. But in the meantime, here are some of our recent antics:
Brother driving brother on the trike:
Watching our first outdoor concert at the zoo:
Gulping lattes(whole milk, steamed, low foam, lukewarm, tall) to get through early mornings
and hanging out on the beach. These next few shots are from a recent trip to Vancouver island:
Petting Goats at the farm:
More beach:

I think this carries through to the next post. We're also enjoying the fabulous summer weather that just decided to show up. Not a meaty post here, but just wanted you to know we're still around:)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Meant to post this earlier...

but forgot. I think it took too long to upload the pics. Here we are on the ferry to Vancouver Island

and here is a random shot that snuck in from one of our first Vancouver trips. We're at a restaurant called Tomatoes by UBC, (I like their yummy sandwiches)and Goober is doing his cheese face. Can't believe the babies used to look, well-more babyish! I'm glad this one snuck in:)

Friday, June 4, 2010

phone pics

These are random pics I have on my phone that I keep meaning to put up. The one above is something we do almost daily and I have no idea why. They love to dig in pasta.
Below was a fairy recent double mamma outing at the zoo:

Eating sushi with uncle Mike:

More pasta silliness:

Eating cookies we made on the deck in our new red chairs:
Playing with Uncle Niv and Auntie Candi at the park:

Loving the helicopter at the Science Center tots area:
Hanging out on the EIEI-OH!

Can't wait for more summer weather. The toddlers are full of energy and I think we're going to have a great couple of months ahead! I can't think of a better place to live than in the northwest in the summer:)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Just add water!

Here are some pics from our recent Parksville Trip. It was raining so we are all got totally soaked while playing between the sandbars when the tide went out. We didn't even bring the camera for this shoot so these are taken from Baby Daddy's phone. The Bean was the most adventurous and scared me to death by catching a crab in a clamshell. More holiday photos to follow....

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Happy Elmo Day

On Mother's day I tried to get the guys to say Happy Mother's Day, but they didn't totally get it. What they did get was that it was going to be a Happy Elmo Day and they still keep saying this over and over again. Happy. Elmo. Day. I bought the tickets to Sesame Street Live months ago and thought this would be a perfect way to spend my time with the boys on my 2nd official day for moms. It actually was amazing! They sat in awe as the real Elmo and Abby Cadabby crossed the stage. Goober waved until I thought his hand would fall off. They are going to be concert junkies.

Goober and Dad-this is minutes before the spectacle began. Goober isn't sure what to expect. I was a little worried here that this whole idea would be a big FAIL. Seconds later, the lights went off, the music started and my little boy was in Elmoland and didn't want to leave. It was a little cold in the stadium but he didn't want to put his sweatshirt on to cover his Cookie shirt. This is a boy who definitely knows what he wants.

Bean was entranced from the start. When the characters started to prance on stage he decided to give up his own seat to hang out on my lap. But this was pretty much the look for the whole show.

At intermission a bouquet of Elmo balloons like something out of the Times Square Macys' parade was marched out in front of all the kids. We were not one of the suckers who bought the balloons for their screaming toddlers, but we were pretty close. We were saved only by the louder screams of the dozen or so children who had the balloons but lost them within seconds to the ceiling of the stadium. Not cool Sesame.Me somewhat teary eyed with my grown up toddler boys. Yes, I teared a little when I realized that they were loving this moment. They are definitely growing into little guys with likes, dislikes and even LOVES. Man, these guys are turning me into a bigger sap than I ever thought I'd be.

Goober and I on the corner of Everett and 123 Sesame Street.
Here are more pics from my day and from the past couple weeks. I have downloaded a ton more but I really wanted to get my mom's day post up before June. So instead of giving them their own post, here's my bunch of pics:
Mom's day at the zoo-we ran into another set of twins from our twin momma's group. Hope y'all out there had a lovely day too! I know you ladies deserve it:)
Goober and Bean offering me hope that one day they'll come and read the info about the animals at the zoo.
My baby and his model face. What a ham!
Just proof that my hubby and I can clean up nice when we need too. We had an event for BabyDaddy's work. I thought the juxtaposition of our outfits and the rest of our room just proved what posers we really are...
I bought the splat mat and it is saving my floor. For anyone curious-it's by sugar booger.
Bean talking on the phone to Grandma and Grandpa.
Goober on the other line.
We went to the opening of the West Entrance at the zoo. Goober was doing fine with the giant penguin until it started talking. Bean pretending to be a meerkat.
Checking out our fish at the penguin exhibit.
Me trying to attempt the baby on the shoulders position.
Bean tasting the chocolate
and blueberry muffins.

Bean found my hat and modeled it for me.
I can't get enough of watching them play with their little lego and Fisher Price people. It's so precious!

I bought them a kitchen and it came broken so they turned it into a mock outhouse. If you look closely, Bean is sitting on a pot inside what is supposed to be the stove. Hopefully this means potty training may be okay.
They're getting the hang of filling gas.
We had a visit from Uncle Royce and Auntie Jo.

We rode the monorail.

And here is one of our favorite free aquariums. Thank you Petcetera!
And this post was brought to you by the letter U and the number 5.