Thursday, March 31, 2011
Those days are never far from my or Joe's mind. Which is why we're once again supporting the March of Dimes at the 2011 March for Babies. Team Three Cheers for Babies is marching on April 30. Already many friends and family members have signed up to join us - thank you! If you live nearby and would like to join our team, please SIGN UP HERE. If you can't march but would like to MAKE A DONATION, we would greatly appreciate it. We fight, so babies don't have to.
Lily, a few hours after birth. Charlie at a few days old. Our beautiful Annaleigh, June 27, 2009 - August 22, 2009.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Charlie was a little suspicious of the bread at first, but as soon as he tasted it he was cramming the entire slice in his mouth.
Crackers came over and led Charlie and Lily in their own little St. Patrick's Day parade.Joe invented a game that he calls "choo choo," in which Charlie and Lily sit on his legs and he bounces them up and down. Charlie and Lily LOVE this game, and it is definitely helping Joe build up his leg muscles.
I have no lessons planned for this upcoming week, because I'm going away! I'm heading to Savannah, GA with some amazing fellow moms of multiples for a few days. Joe is going to be in charge at home while I'm gone, but I have no worries. I think they'll be just fine :)
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Saturday, March 12, 2011
For a special snack, we made Goldfish trail mix. We added cupcake-flavored Goldfish (holy yum!), Cheerios, Craisins and some white chocolate chips to a Tupperware container, then Charlie and Lily took turns shaking the container to mix their snack. They thought this part was lots of fun.
Mmmm! This snack proved to be educational as well as tasty, since it helped me learn that Lily does not like Craisins. Not in her trail mix, not in her mouth and not even on her tray, since she pelted me with them instead of eating them :/
Monday, March 7, 2011
Charlie heading down the aisle wtih the rings (tied to the teddy bear).
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Charlie and Lily also turned some Us into umbrellas. I had plans to made some Vs into vases as well, and that project started by having them color and stamp some paper. I was so pleased with how well they did coloring and stamping all on their own that I just hung their pictures on the fridge and scrapped the vases ;) I think I've mentioned before that Charlie and Lily are very picky with food. They definitely have some texture issues - anything rubbery or slimy is unacceptable. They won't eat most fresh fruits or veggies (we buy them freeze dried) and spit out pasta the second it hits their tongue. They've also refused pizza in the past, I think because of the mozzarella cheese. The other night Joe and I got takeout for dinner so I decided to try pizza with Charlie and Lily again. I got them a slice of Sicilian, thinking that the thicker crust would counteract the texture of the mozzarella, and it worked. They loved their pizza!
One of Charlie and Lily's new favorite activities is pushing their play kitchen around the room. Joe and I will often return to the room to find the doorway blocked.