Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Ice Skating with Ben

Ben's school had a free morning at a local ice skating rink on Monday (President's Day).
It was Ben's first time to attempt this. Unfortunately, he spent most of his time like this:

Brian and I were disappointed to discover that after spending 20 years without putting on ice skates, we couldn't do much to stay upright either! I skated very cautiously because I had visions of breaking my back (AGAIN).

Toward the end of the morning, Ben finally got the hang of it.

Now, he totally has the skating itch. He is begging to go back this weekend. He has said several times that he thinks Maggie would just love it. (such the good brother!)

Friday, February 18, 2011

First Trip to Target!

Finally, at 7 1/2 months of age, I figured that I could handle taking both babies to the store on my own. This was their first trip to a place with shopping carts. My cart-cozie only has two leg openings (as do the carts at Target), so they sat side-by-side and reclined with their feet propped up. They seemed to enjoy the experience even though Betsy has been under the weather. We needed some diaper ointment, and we just needed to get out of the house!

We were quite the spectacle at Target. Of course, I was probably the only shopper taking pictures of the contents of my shopping cart! Everyone wanted to stop me and comment on them. "Are they twins? How old are they? Are they both girls? Awwww, that is SOOO cute!"

All packed up and ready to go home. I swear, each time I pulled the camera out of my purse, Bree (wearing the yellow sweater) flashed the biggest smile. It's as if I take a ton of photos of them...

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Snow Day #3

Here are the activities of Snow Day #3 (still stuck in the house, and going stir-crazy!):

bathtub swimming

Wii Bowling (standing on the couch?)

Destroying the dining room, but building a really cool train track all the way

around and through the table. Pretty cool, huh?

Destroying the bonus room with EVERY baby-toy we own!

Re-discovering Fisher Price Little People

LOTS of lounging!

More Wii --- this time, Extreme Outdoor Challenge

(Check out the air that Bug got on that jump!)

FINALLY, nap-time! Snow days are exhausting.