Thursday, October 15, 2009
It was a somewhat sentimental event for us...the house we left is the one we brought the kids home to when they were born, the first house we bought together after getting married, and Truman's stomping grounds for 8 years. But it was time for a change, and we're really enjoying the new place.
The kids were very well-adjusted to the whole moving process. In fact, here's a video of Dylan "helping" us move out of our former residence.
By the way, if any of you are interested in buying a BEAUTIFUL 4 bedroom in Pearland, TX (gorgeous master bedroom with sitting area, huge backyard with no backside neighbors), I've heard of a great deal. Plus, if you act in the next 15 minutes, you'll get this set of genuine ginsu knives...not sold in stores!
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Grace- Mama, Dada, Mimi, hi, milk, water, shoes, socks, crackers, cookies, elephant, monkey, horse, apples, applesauce, doggie, ball, bubbles, book, bath, hot, not nice!, backpack, sticker, eat, no, wow, weee!, eyes, nose, hat, paci (pacifier), all clean!, Elmo, Roar!(like a lion), kisses. Grace's favorites are: milk, cookies, not nice and nose.
Dylan- Mama, Dada, hi, milk, ball, dog, socks, shoes, bubbles, nose, bath, duck, quack, cookie, cracker, no, wow, backpack, car, bird, Elmo, soft, more, good. Dylan's favorites include: more, cracker and bubbles.
Monday, July 20, 2009
Then we went to Houston's children museum, and spent some quality time in the Tot Spot. They have play cars, gas station, slides, books, puzzles, tunnels, plinko...you name it.
Sunday morning before Bama and Ajja had to return home, we went to the park near our home to play. It was already so hot at 9AM! Mom and Dad felt the heat more than the kids did.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
The kids are growing quite nicely, and we are experiencing the "ear infections, and peanut allergies, and stuffy noses oh my!" stage. Fortunately the kids are generally happy and seem to be handling it fairly well.
Rumor has it that spreadsheet man may return to plot up the kids growth, but only if there is sufficient demand from his fan base...so it is now up to you (yes, I can see you on your laptop wearing those ridiculous flip-flops) to decide.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The festivities included a trip to Pike's place market (famous home of fish throwing), the Pacific Science Museum, the Seattle Zoo, some playtime in one of Seattle's parks, and a day-long barbecue. Attached are a few videos capturing Dylan manning controls of a spaceship at the Pacific science museum and Grace cranking out a drum solo at the barbecue. Enjoy!
Saturday, May 30, 2009
After running a few errands this morning, we were in the neighborhood and Denise suggested we drop by the farm. Although we were only out there for about 15 minutes (it was rather toasty out), the kids made the most of their inaugural fruit picking adventure. Each of us was given a plastic bucket in which to put the strawberries we picked, after which we would pay by weight. Grace was a very industrious helper with putting strawberries in the basket. Dylan was diligent in his fruit gathering as well, but not exactly placing them where he was supposed to.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Here's a glimpse of their first meal as "grown ups". As a completely impartial 3rd party observer, I'd say they did quite well...vote in our blog poll at let us know your conclusions!
Sunday, April 12, 2009
You will notice that Grace takes a tumble toward the end of the video (and Dylan at the very end). Not to worry...no children were harmed in the filming of this video.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Dylan and Grace seemed to enjoy their first foray into playing "house". As you can see below, Dylan was particularly enthused about opening and closing the window shutters (fortunately made out of plastic). This video was taken in the main hallway of the Montessorri school that they will be attending starting in April. In order to get them acclimated to the environment, we have been taking them there on Saturday mornings. From 10am to noon each Saturday, the school has "open playtime" in the main hallway between the classrooms , as well as the outdoor playground.
Needless to say, will be a significant adjustment for all of us when the kids start going to school. Hopefully they will enjoy the classroom activities and interaction with other kids as much as they enjoy the hallway toys. Stay tuned!
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Grace and Dylan have gotten some new skills -- and sharpened some existing ones -- over the past month or so. Some notable items:
(1) Their proficiency in eating finger foods has increased. Dylan will eat practically anything, while Grace is a bit more discriminating in her tastes and sometimes gets rather vocal in her discontent!
(2) Both of them have gotten fairly good at drinking from sippy cups. They love running around with them, and often deposit them in random places.
(3) We've reduced them from 2 naps per day to 1 nap (early afternoon).
(4) They've recently learned how to climb stairs and go down their slide! They picked up the stairclimbing fairly readily, but needed a bit of assistance for some time with getting into sliding position and pushing off. Now it looks like they've reached independence in this regard. Look out below!
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Here are a few photos of the event.