Friday, September 24, 2010

3 Months Tomorrow!

Tomorrow, we'll be 3 months old.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bumbo: What a Great Invention!

Although the Bumbo was designed for use by BABIES, Ben and Maggie just love the thing!
Maggie crawls around with it stuck to her tushy, looking somewhat like a turtle, and they both love to wear it on their heads! They also enjoy sitting in it. I wish they made Bumbos in adult sizes becasue I think it seems like it would be really comfortable too.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

first recognition of each other

I was just putting the girls down for a nap when Betsy turned and looked at Bree and gave her a big smile. This is the first time that one of them has actually seemed to recognize the other. I was so excited that I ran to get the camera, and when I appeared above them, they both looked at me and smiled!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Day of Pre-School

Today was Maggie's first day of pre-school at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. She was SO excited! They do curb-side drop-off, and she hopped right out of the car and never looked back. Just marched herself right into the school without even waiting for someone to tell her where to go. As we all know, there is NO TELLING Maggie where to go! When I picked her up, she couldn't remember much of what she had done in the past four hours. Just a quick report about her lunch. Then, she asked when she could go back. I guess it was a success!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Twins' Baptism

Baptism at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church
September 5, 2010
Fr. Brendan Mbagwu & Deacon Bill Reed

Rachel holds Bree for a blessing by Fr. Brendan.

Getting ready for the big moment...
Elizabeth Dillhoff Martin was baptized first.
(Look at Ben's adorable expression!)
Brigid Bateman Martin was baptized second.
(Someone recently pointed out to me how cool it is that the babies open their arms toward heaven when they are baptized.)
I have no idea which baby Brian is holding here.

Maggie peeks around Mommy for a better view.

Grandpa Hank & Grandma Linda,
Uncle Dan & Aunt Sue, godparents of Elizabeth
Grandpa Mike & Grandma Karen
Uncle Jim & Cousin Rachel, godparents of Brigid

Saturday, September 04, 2010

10 Weeks Old

(Betsy on the left, Bree on the right)
The girls turned 10 weeks old yesterday. They change SO fast!
It's so easy to get a smile out of them now. Happy all the time.
(Maggie put her baby in the mix this morning. All three of them did some "tummy time" together!)

And So It Begins

After a 7-year break, Brian has finally started coaching soccer again. This time, he's coaching Ben's first team with Carmel Dads Club. (Ben is #2 in this picture.) We assume this is the beginning of MANY years on the fields with our kids!
Ben and Nolan have found that Silly Bandz and shin guards are some of the most imporant aspects of Saturday morning gatherings. Can't loose sight of priorities!
Maggie enjoys the popcorn, hanging out with her buddies, and acting as Brian's "assistant coach" on the field. Sometimes, her baby assists her as well.

Ben does plenty of goofing off on the field. Really, isn't that what it's all about anyway?
Occasionally, he focuses on the game and participates!