Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Jolly Days

Twins' first ride on the awesome carousel at the Children's Museum

Do you think Brian is comparing his figure to Barbie's?

Maggs is always such a goof-ball!
First down the slide: Daddy and Maggie, followed by Rachel and Ben.

I couldn't allow the twins to miss out of the fun, so Rachel and I took them down the giant slide at the end of the day. Poor Bree - her bib flew up in front of her face, and she missed the entire ride down!

It was such a fun day at the Children's Museum. We're going to miss our membership this coming year, but we have decided to allow it to expire since it's so difficult to venture there with all four kids unless there are at least two adults present. Just doesn't seem worth it to have the membership right now. Hopefully, we'll renew the membership in a couple more years - when we no longer have to drag a stroller into the restroom! Oh, how I long for that day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Morning 2010

Santa came, Santa came! Ben was awake at 1:00am, begging to go downstairs and open the gifts. He laid down next to me in bed, and he continued to ask me every 20 minutes when we could open gifts. Finally, at 4am, when the babies woke up to be fed, I told him that he could wake Maggie when I finished feeding the twins. When the bottles were empty, I went to get Ben, and he was sound asleep next to Daddy. Maggie was the next to wake up at 6am. I told her to wake Daddy and Ben. She got them, and then she came back to me and said, "Mommy,.. Java,... Babies.... SANTA CAME! Let's go downstairs!" We were finished opening the gifts and cleaning up the mess by 7am! It was a ton of fun, though. The twins mostly ate wrapping paper. Ben and Maggie were thrilled that Santa brough Pillow Pets to all four kids. This was the best Christmas Brian and I have had since the beginning of us. We are so blessed!

Christmas Eve 2010

Christmas Eve with Brian's family. Zhu Zhu pet's were the BIG HIT this year. Even Betsy and Bree enjoy watching them scurry around our house.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Snow Angel

My little angels in the snow. Ben has been SO thrilled to see all this snow before Christmas. Every night, after dinner, he suits up and goes outside to play for a bit. Maggie, of course, has to follow. It's nice to see them enjoy it so much. It seems like we had so much more snow when I was a kid. Or is it that I just remember it that way? I seem to remember playing in the snow every day of Christmas break each year. Seems like the pond would always freeze too because I can't remember a single winter when it wasn't cold enough to go ice skating several times.

Monday, December 20, 2010

178 Days, Revisited

Ben .................................. Maggie

Betsy ..................................... Bree

If you go back to my post from October 2007, you'll see that I got the same photo of Maggie at 178 days that I did of Ben at that age. Nothing special about 178 days. I just loved the photo I got of Ben on that day, so I tried to get the same one of Maggie. Today, the twins turn 178 days old. Although Betsy is feeling under the weather, I put her in the same bathrobe, and I took photos of the girls to match those of Ben and Maggs. I'm so happy I did! It's really fun to compare how they look at exactly the same age.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Scott's pics of the girls

Uncle Scott's photo shoot of the twins: 12/4/2010 (5 months, 9 days)

Betsy in white cap, Bree in pink

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Gaudete Sunday

For the third Sunday in Advent, I dressed my three girls in purple, purple, and pink.
(One lady at our church actually noticed, and it TOTALLY made my day!)
Somehow, I doubt that Ben will allow me to dress him in purple next week for the fourth Sunday.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Happy St. Nick's Day!

Last night, before bed, four little pairs of boots were lined up near our front door. Ben insisted on leaving out their boots instead of their shoes (and he un-did the straps on his) to really maximize their loot potential!

This morning, after waking at 5:45a.m., the kids found their boots filled with 3 pieces of chocolate, 2 candy canes, and some new pj's. Bree and Betsy got new binkies instead of candy. Ben and Maggie each got a book too. Ben's contained a kit for a little paper Christmas tree. He had the entire thing assembled before breakfast.