Friday, January 27, 2012

Shoe Treasure Fairies

The girls love to leave shoe treasures.

This time I cleaned up!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heave ho

The last couple days, right after the girls wake from their nap, I've heard lots of giggling coming from their room. This is what I have found each time.

Emma flings everything in her bed over the rail into Amelia's bed. The laughing is the best, I need to get it on video!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Strike a Pose

Our Christmas card this year was photographed by Crista Acosta, you may remember her work from our card last year. I wanted to share all of the beautiful photographs she took. We gave her a run for her money this year and after watching the video you'll see why.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Uncle Mike!

Thank you for making us laugh, for always playing with us,
and for carrying us around in a baby bjorn like it's a cool thing.
We hope you have a great Birthday UM!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Last Stop: Healthyville

This exhibit taught the girls all about being healthy. They had great hands on exhibits that Karen, Derek and I... I mean... the girls loved playing with.

Wow Auntie, that doesn't look like a foot...

Future EMT.

Mrs. Arslan would be proud :)

Hah, not funny Dada.

We finished our afternoon with a fun trip down the slide.
Luckily we had the girls with us so we had an excuse as to why we all had to go :)

Mom and Amelia

Auntie and Amelia

Don't know who's having more fun, Emma or Dad?!?!

Don't let us keep you up Amelia, looks like we planned our exit at a perfect time!

Next stop: Energy Lab

The Energy Lab had so much for the girls to experience. Water tables, and tunnels, and plastic balls floating and flying everywhere... If you know anything about these girls, you'll know they aren't afraid to dive right in.

Our little scientist, complete with lab coat.

Yawn Dad...let us play already.

Yeah, that's what I am talking about. See we know how to work a water table.

This. Is. Awesome.

Do I have water on my face?

Amelia, I bet I can pick up more balls than you...

I'd like to go for a dip... think anyone would notice?

Water feels funny on my fingers...

Feels funny on my feet too!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More Tot Town.

So then we did it everything all over again wearing costumes!

Including the air from the elephant trunk!

Off to Tot Town.

After the shoes were off, it was time to get on the school bus and head to Tot Town.

All buckled in.

Finding a good song.

Just call her Jimmie Johnson.

Admiring her park job.

We had lots of fun in Tot Town. There was so much to do!

Emma playing with her dad.

Little Miss Muffet.

Playing with the Elephant Trunk... the best part was sticking
our faces in the air blowing out of his trunk!

I swear I wasn't going to dive out head first.

Always time to read a story.

Little goof ball.

And then Auntie found the costumes!!!

I don't even know what's going on.

Cutest little dragon.

Cutest little duck.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

We love water, and life, and Auntie Green!

It's a big day for Auntie Green, she reached one of her major milestones... she turned 30 today! We hope this year brings only great things to you. Happy Birthday, we love you very much :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Stepping Stones

We spent the afternoon at a really cool children's museum in South Norwalk called Stepping Stones. It was during the week between Christmas and New Years so things were a little chaotic. Whenever we take the girls to environments like this, I've noticed that Emma will socialize with anyone while Amelia hangs back and does her own thing. On this occasion, Emma ran off to a fishing boat and made friends immediately, while Amelia froze in one place and wouldn't move. We were a bit concerned considering we drove an hour and a half to get there. After 10 mins of coaxing Amelia to play with all the fun things around us we realized the problem. Shoes and socks. As disgusting as it is (VOM)... we took off her shoes and socks and let her go barefoot. She was a completely different kid!

Emma making friends with a fellow fisherwoman.

Unhappy Little Kid.

No socks and shoes = a very happy girl!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Thank you so much for being apart of our lives, for making us laugh, for teaching us new things, for our afternoon phone calls, and for giving us food that Mom won't normally let us have. We love you very much!!!

A special birthday appearance from Benjamin Button just for you!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tell us how you really feel

They loathe socks. We find them discarded all around the house, in the car, and in their beds. It's a constant battle keeping them on and certainly makes things interesting this time of year... especially since they aren't too fond of shoes either.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

2012 Olympic Training

London is hosting the 2012 Summer Olympics, and lucky for us we are ready. Auntie went on a business trip there and got us our training gear.

Loving our new shirts, thanks Auntie!

The cutest, ugliest shirts ever :)

Our Trainers.

The Bench Diving Routine is our specialty.