Saturday, June 18, 2011

Watering flowers

I got a lovely hanging basket of flowers for administrative assistants day a few months ago. Every day or every other day the kids and I go out and water the basket until it's overflowing so they can enjoy the "rain". Sara especially ends up soaking wet.

Park playdates

The past few months our twins group has met at a different park each week in various towns. It has given us great opportunities to get out more and explore the world and socialize with other kids. I was able to capture a few shots at our hometown park before the other kids arrived. Sara's first day with pigtails!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sara's new nightgown

My aunt told me recently that something that makes a little girl really start to look older is the first time she wears a nightgown. I would have to say she's right. Sara picked out one at the store and she absolutely loves it. I think she would wear it every night if she could.

A day at the farm

I can't believe how far behind I am with blog posts. I'll try to catch up little by little.

One of the things that I am really enjoying about the twins group I belong to is that we do fun social outings from time to time. About a month ago, a group of us met at a local family owned dairy farm for a tour. Before the tour started, Sara stopped to smell the flowers...lilacs, my favorite!

Our first stop on the farm was to pet the new twin lambs. I wasn't able to snap a photo for that because I was trying to keep track of them around the animals. They really liked getting right up close and burying their little fingers into the soft wool coat.

Next we got to pet a chicken. So neat to reach out and touch the feathers.

We also got to see 2 horses and 2 foals that were being kept on their property for a little while. We had to be very careful while standing at the gate and she brought the foals by for us to see. They were pretty skirmish.

Then it was on to meet the stars of the farm - all the lady cows living in what they call the Taj Mahal. About 250 dairy cows get milked every day and a Prairie Farms truck comes every other day to pick up the milk and take it to the local processor. It's back on the shelf at the store for consumption within 24 hours - now that's fresh!

And the babies! She had so many right now she didn't have "houses" for all of them.

Hopefully the kids won't remember that I wouldn't let them get out of their stroller to walk up and pet them. Maybe for the next visit. We had a lot of rain recently so it was very muddy and the animals were quite dirty. Considering that the kids suck their thumbs, all the germs were on my mind.

We tried to make it through the tour of the milking house but the kids were getting hungry and tired and wouldn't sit still. Instead we spread out a blanket under a tree and enjoyed a picnic lunch before heading home. We only had to shoo off the farm dog a few times so she wouldn't steal our sandwiches!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Conversations with a 2 year old

The kids have been talking up a storm lately, forming sentences that the words are understandable but sometimes their thought process is a little questionable.

Here are some fun things we have heard lately.

Sara - "Lemme do it" as she's picking the peeling skin off the bottom of her feet!

"Jumpin the bed! Fell off. Bumped head. Called the doctor. No more monkeys!"

Shannon was getting ready to go to work a few days ago. Adam - "Goin work?" Shannon "Yep, I'm going to work." Sara - "Bye, Shannon."

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Welcome home

Two years ago today I had both babies at home with me sleeping soundly together in their crib. After 45 days in the NICU for Sara, and 60 for Adam, it was definitely the day my whole life changed! Being a twin mama is one of the hardest, most rewarding things I have ever done. Thank you, Adam and Sara--I love a good challenge!