Sunday, January 25, 2009

"You are the best babies big girls in the World!"

It is hard to believe that in a little less than a month's time A&O will turn 3 years old! They really are growing up way too quickly and literally right before my eyes. I am so incredibly lucky that I can be a Stay at Home Mommy to witness everything.

PS: Can you tell that we LOVE our LLBean fleece jammies?!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

A very cold week

It has been VERY cold lately. Because of the extreme cold, my arthritis flare-ups that put me on crutches, and runny nose/coughing kind of colds, we really haven't been out of the house much this past week.

Sunday the girls had fun 'expressing themselves' through finger painting.

Kevin was off from work on Monday for the MLK holiday so we planned a trip to the Tropical Rainforest at our zoo. We bundled up the girls so they could walk quickly through the zoo and burn off some energy on the way to our destination. Unfortunately, as we pulled up to the zoo entrance there was a sign announcing that the zoo was CLOSED. Ugh! A trip to Tim Horton's and a quick run through Marshall's was all we got out of that outting.

Tuesday and Wednesday we stayed in and played with dolls, had 'parties' making food with the girls' play kitchen, and cuddled under blankets with lots of fun books.

Today we whipped up a quick batch of German style soft pretzels. They turned out pretty well and made a great afternoon snack!

It is supposed to warm up into the upper 20's tomorrow so hopefully we can at least get out for a little walk. It seems too early in the season to have Cabin Fever, but I think I've got it.

What do you do for fun on cold days?

Thursday, January 8, 2009

And the Terrific Daddy Trophy goes to...

I need to preface this story by saying that about 2 weeks ago I returned home from a grocery shopping trip to find my husband bent over and virtually unable to move (he was fine when I left). He has no idea what or how it happened, but he has been in pain since.

The night after Kevin took the girls out to play in the snow we were hit with a storm that started with freezing rain and sleet. As soon as the girls were asleep Kevin hobbled down the stairs and I quietly watched as he got on his boots, jacket, hat & gloves. When I asked what he was doing he replied, "the snow is perfect now- I've got to make them a snowman." So with a carrot in hand he went out in the backyard and built "Frosty". You should have seen the smiles on A & O's faces in the morning! You're the BEST Daddy, Kevin!

Today was Kevin's 2nd visit to the chiropractor this week and he said he adjusted easier. The pain is easing but the numbness is still as bad as it has been. Fingers crossed that it isn't the same type of injury that resulted in back surgery in 2001.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Snowy Day Play

The other day Kevin took the girls outside to play in the snow while I went to the grocery store. I would have to say that this was really the very first time that A & O have spent any length of time actually playing in 'the white stuff'. They had a lot of fun but unfortunately the snow was too powdery to make good snowballs so they couldn't build a snowman. :(

Getting ready
Making Snow Angels
Trying hard to form a ball
Quick ride

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

After dinner at TGIFriday's (with window seating to watch the "trains"!) we took part in our local First Night celebration. New Year's Eve fun was had by all and the kids were in bed and asleep by 8:30pm. Kevin and I were able to stay awake to watch the various balls drop on tv and then were out with the light at 12:15am.

Wishing you and your loved ones much peace, happiness and good health in the new year. Happy 2009!