Sunday, May 24, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Daddy and Grace eating at the festival.
At Wannamaker Park, Chance climbed and ran down this big hill over and over . . . and slept well at naptime! (Of course, by the time Mommy filmed it, he'd decided to investigate other children playing on the top of the hill--hence, Mommy's worried call.)
The first time we noticed Gracie really looking at her shadow (video is from Feb.)! Mommy wonders if she sees the shadow a bit differently because of her nystagmus--a potential issue for those with that condition. And around this same time, she panicked over shadows on the wall in her room at night too, telling us "no shadows" and prompting us to block light that made shadows on her walls or ceiling. Of course, it's too early to understand her vision fully. Hopefully, the fear of shadows is a normal "kid thing" that she'll grow out of. :)
Monday, May 11, 2009
At the fair, the twins also explored the inside of a fire truck.
Video of the twins admiring the tractor at the strawberry picking farm.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Gotta quote Twila Paris: "How beautiful, the feet that walked / That long, dusty road and the hill to the cross. How beautiful, the tender eyes / That chose to forgive and never despise."
After our S&S Cafeteria meal, we broke out the Sesame Street birthday cake (actually a pull-apart cupcake cake, much more user-friendly) from Publix and lit the #2 candles. Chance cracks his knuckles while Grace patiently waits in anticipation (naw!).
Grace learned how to make these party favors work (yes, she really did).
Here we are! Granddaddy Hugh, Grandmother Frances, Gracie, Aunt Nancy, Uncle Andy, Chance, Mommy, Daddy. (Someone should've dressed Mommy in a spring-like color, eh?)At the Easter egg hunt, the twins stopped to eat the jelly beans inside each egg . . . not surprisingly, it took a while to finish the hunt. Uncle Andy guiding Grace to the next "hiding spot." The twins showing off their finds.
Chance discussing his eggs with Grandaddy, Grace with Grandmother.
The twins loved Uncle Andy and Aunt "Fancy" Nancy. Thanks for coming, y'all.
In this VIDEO: Chance showed off his somersault--he's been able to do it for a couple of months now (Gracie, not really)--but Mommy didn't get the camera quick enough to actually see it. (Instead, you can see the effects of the sugar.) Andy likely slept well that night; they played hard. (And no wonder Andy was a Nat'l Teacher of the Yr--he's fabulous w/ our kiddos!)
Sunday, May 3, 2009
They turned TWO YRS OLD on 4-11--or, as Daddy is teaching them to say, "Terrible Two." Next blog post will show pics from the b-day party with Baumgartner grands!
New picnic table and sandbox from Boespflug grandparents. Twins are playing with their friend Chase A. Starr in this pic.
A new baby doll cradle for Grace and train set for Chance--from Uncle Sam, Aunt Gill, and Grammy Sharon. Chance can put together the tracks of his train himself, AND he can operate the remote control by himself (GeoTracks by FisherPrice)!! This video shows Gracie rocking her baby doll. She's a little obsessed with being a little mommy. :-)
IN OTHER NEWS . . .
Alex (Chase's mom) just gave birth to a brand-new baby girl and brought her over to our house, to Gracie's immense delight (and Mommy's too)!
The twins almost suffocating poor Alex while they peer at Baby Charley.
Mommy just loves this brief video of Chance eating dark chocolate. He's such a hoot; he turns almost everything into a fun game . . . of course, he's very excited about the chocolate (or maybe he's hyper from the chocolate).