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Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta

Here's a picture of all the kiddos, a little tired after Jameson's Birthday party earlier this evening. Notice the boys are wearing their team T-shirts I made for the big event! Believe it or not, we were able to get the party in after one round of thunderstorms moved through but before the next line of storms hit. For the two hours of J's party at a baseball field in town, the sun shone more brightly than it has all month, lucky for him because we had already rescheduled once due to the rain! The boys all had a really great time playing baseball, hitting in the home run derby, eating hot dogs, popcorn and cupcakes and slugging away at the baseball pinata. It was a superb end to another rainy week!

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Theatre: Giggles Galore

This video captures the girls really cracking up over a bunny shaped mirror. Who knew that could be so funny? It also demonstrates Ella's new mode of getting around - the roll. She has realized that she can get across the room, or at least move to a desired toy by completing a series of full body rolls. It is really something to behold! Avery is content staying in one place for now, even when Ella rolls right over her!

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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Toothless Twos-day

Jameson showing off his new toothless grin
Avery chewing on her new teether, while her first teeth are trying to break through

Ella showing off her toothless grin (but not toothless for long)!

Jameson lost his first upper tooth last night, while lying in bed "trying to fall asleep". It was barely wiggly but he was bound and determined and sure enough, out it came just in time to be placed under his pillow. The large gap and slight new speech impediment earned him a shiny new $5 bill from the Tooth Fairy. On the other end of things, the girls are on the verge of getting their first teeth! They have been drooling incessantly, putting anything and everything into their mouths for weeks, and now the white mounds are evident right below the surface of their gums. I'm sure those teeth will be breaking through any day now. Hopefully they will not use them with any ill-will like their big brother Cameron (nick named "jaws") often did as toddler when things didn't go his way! For now I will enjoy the last few drooling toothless kisses from my girls!

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Summer Vacation Makes My Monday

The kiddos posing for Father's Day The gang at Father's Day Dinner

A little break from the rain this weekend

Today was the first Monday of summer vacation. Although the rain continues to pour down outside and the temperatures have barely reached the 60 degree mark, it has been a nice start to summer vacation. This morning there were no lunches to pack, no uniforms to find, and no bus to race after at 7:45 am! That alone made my Monday. In fact the kiddos and I stayed in our PJ's till 10:00 and had a nice leisurely morning playing UNO and making a craft. It was a great continuation to our Father's Day Weekend, only today Dad's not around to join in the fun. Yesterday Jim slept in then enjoyed a delicious breakfast the boys and I prepared. He loved the cards the boys made, the girls painted hand prints and the tickets to upcoming baseball game. It was great to have a day to show how much we all love and appreciate what a truly great dad he is. Later we celebrated with my Father and Father-in-law (two other great dads) with a party at our in house also in honor of Jameson's birthday. Over the years J has come to expect a family party in addition to kids party with all of his friends! Although the weather ruined our plans for an actual cookout it was still great getting together with the grandparents, cousins, Aunts and Uncle!
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Friday, June 19, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away!

Jameson's birthday party was scheduled for today, 24 boys at a local field for a baseball game, hot dogs, cake and ice cream. Well, after a solid week+ of rain, we decided to reschedule for next week, although someone suggested that I could just have it at my house- 24 boys at my house, I don't think so! The turnout will not be so great next week, as everyone will be in summer vacation mode by then, but it will still be a party, providing this rain finally stops. School is out for the season but it certainly doesn't feel like summer! Sun, please come out soon, Jameson would like to ride his new bike, Cameron would like to climb some trees, and I would like them both to stop climbing the walls! It would also be nice to get the girls out for a walk and some fresh air.

Here's a clip of the girls getting some indoor exercise earlier today while the rain poured down outside!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

8 Years Old!

Where has the time gone? My baby boy, my first born, the one who turned me into a mother, turned 8 years old today! Eight seems so old to me, because I still remember turning 8 like it was yesterday! I remember my Mad Hatter Tea Party birthday and being so embarrassed of my parents when they walked in dressed in costume as a waitress and butler. I remember rolling my eyes at my dad's slicked back hair and tuxedo and wondering what my friends would think. I remember feeling so old! Hopefully Jameson is not embarrassed of me today on his eighth birthday. He woke up excited for the day. He had Belgium waffles his Dad made on the Special Day Plate then opened his present- a new helmet. He seemed excited at this alone, but when we wheeled in his brand new 10-speed bike his mouth dropped to the floor. He immediately went outside in his pj's to give it a test run up and down the street. At school his class sung to him and enjoyed the cupcakes I sent in. Tonight we are off to the end of the year picnic at school, then cake and candles when we get home.
Hopefully Cam will be able to join in the fun at the school outing, but he is still sore from spraining his ankle Sunday night. Yesterday he couldn't put any weight on it and after X-rays luckily revealed no break, we were sent home with crutches and an air cast. But what difference a day makes- he is walking around today with only a slight limp!
The girls have recently achieved a milestone of their own- sitting up by themselves! They were a little late getting the hang of it, but here's a clip of them sitting up so proud....(for a moment while it lasted)!

Friday, June 5, 2009

Moving On UP (Pre-K Graduation)

The class at the after-party
Cam and one of his teacher's

Cam's pre-K art work

Portait of mom and dad
The Fantastic Four Cam and his little friend Cam and his teacher

The Proud Parents

The boys heading to kindergarten w/cam

Today was a monumental day in the life of our five year-old! Today Cameron graduated from Pre-school and is now heading full speed ahead to Kindergarten. He had a great year with two teachers he adored and some very close friends. This year he loved learning sign language, perfected writing his letters and developed a real love for learning. He will be moving on in school with three of his best friends who were absolutely inseparable, even when they didn't bring out the best in each other! Cameron received a great report card which commented on his artistic talent and how caring and well liked his is. According to his report, his only weakness fell on his not being able to take a turn as a follower (always the leader)! I was so proud of him today as he processed in to "Pomp and Circumstance" thinking of his accomplishments and how far he has come since I first brought him through those doors as two year old in the toddler class!

Cam's graduating class processing in to the ceremony

Cam singing one of his songs from graduation

Monday, June 1, 2009

Seven Months Old!

May 29th the girls turned 7 months! I really enjoy this age where their days have fallen into a nice rhythm of two naps, two meals and four bottles. Nighttime is now for sleeping and although they are up with the birds they are happy in their cribs for almost an hour before Jim or I get them at 6:30. During the day they are content sitting in their bumbos, happy bouncing in their excersaucers, love strolling around the block and enjoy watching their brothers play in the front yard while relaxing on a quilt in the shade. They are still working on sitting up all by themselves. Avery can sit for maybe 10 seconds where Ella has sat for almost a minute before tipping to the side . I am not looking forward to the day when they are walking (most likely in opposite directions) and I am busy trying to corral them. Jameson and Cam were early walkers (9 and 10 months respectively) but I have a feeling the girls will not be setting any records- maybe the fact that they are twins, or the 3rd and fourth children but they seem in no rush to make those milestones early which is just fine with me!