Sunday, May 27, 2012


Getting ready to go swimming outside for the first time this year!  New purple swim shoes and purple My Little Pony!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Shout out to CJ (the original)!

Madeline took a nap today... I can't remember the last time that happened, but she fell asleep in the car on the way home from the park.  Anyhoo, now she's up in her room singing, "scooby-dooby-doo, where are you? we've got a lot of things to do now!" over and over and over and over again. Ha-ha-ha!

We took her trike to "big park" as we call it (by the nature center), and she triked the sidewalk all the way around.  I guess it wore her out pretty well.  Then she and Connor enjoyed the baby swings together.  Connor was holding on for dear life and smiling really big the whole time. Madeline told me that she wanted to swing like a caterpillar and made me help her get her legs into the back holes and put her hands into the front holes of the swing.  Weird.  Maybe she learned that at preschool, or maybe she is extremely creative. 

I noticed today that a few times while Connor was walking, if he was losing his balance he would just squat down for a moment and then hop back up, rather than falling all the way down.  Way to go little guy!
Happy at bathtime
Wearing her orange starfish floatie

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Swimming and such

Random updates about the kiddos: Connor is an eating machine!  He eats about 10 containers of baby food a day (sometimes more), and thoroughly enjoys any other pieces of food that we throw his way.  He can use a sippy cup very well, but hasn't quite figured out the straw thing.  He has mastered walking and is getting pretty fast now.  He is a good sleeper, but it seems as though he is trying to get rid of his 2nd nap of the day.  His 7th tooth just busted through the gum line (left lower lateral incisor).  He plays very well on his own and is happy as long as he is free to walk.  He just got over his first ear infection (diagnosed on April 17th).  He has been enjoying swim lessons.  So far, he's done one session at the Y and is now doing a session at Springfield Gymnastics and Aquatics (pretty cool, but much more expensive than the Y).

Madeline has been enjoying soccer on Monday nights with some of her preschool buddies.  She likes pushing the ball around with her head and walking on the abc's of the soccer field.   Madeline has become more independent in many different ways. She recently got promoted to the "big kids class" at gymnastics!  She's out there on her own with the other little kiddos and doing great.  We appreciate everything Miss Katherine taught us, and now it's up to Mr Nick to continue the fun!  Madeline is showing improvement at swim lessons by jumping into the water all by herself, swimming around with her floatie backpack at the Y, and going down the BIG slide at SGA.  She is trying to figure out the time/space continuum, learning about the meaning of words like yesterday, tonight, next week... funny.
Cute outfit from Granny

Getting ready for swim lessons in new CHERRY swimsuit!
Notice doggy trying on new PURPLE swimsuit!

Showing off Clifford artwork

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Birthday Ed

Mommy took the kiddos to open gym at gymnastics. They had a blast! Then Brian and Diana came for a short visit. Good to see you guys! We had a great birthday dinner at Red Lobster.
It's never easy to get both of their faces in the picture
Notice Madeline's feet flying over her head!
Connor relaxin'