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Friday, May 29, 2009

A few weeks ago, we made a little day trip to Austin/Round Rock....We had to eat at Plucker's (of course) and walk around on the drag for Daddy.  We tried to get pictures in front of the giant Bevo, but the babies were a little terrified of it, and mostly looked at Bevo in fear rather than looking at the camera.  We are hoping that by taking them to Austin their whole lives, they will invariably love UT, choose to go there, and make their momma happy by staying close to home!  The babies enjoyed the baseball game, and watching cousin Nick....Cale was fascinated with the whole experience, and since then has been CRAZY about sports...all he talks about is baseball, basketball, football....he takes his baseballs to bed with him!!  I don't think you could play with a little boy enough to create the natural interest he has in all things sports related...I can see my future now, standing in the backyard being chomped by mosquitos while I get balls thrown at me by the this kid!  He LOVED watching Nick hit, and kept telling us, "Nick hit-a baseball!  Like this...." (and then he imitates a is too cute!)  Now that Nick has been pulled up to St. Louis (yippee!!) he still loves watching him on TV.  It is really funny to watch.  We stayed at the game as long as possible, (until the babies started crawling all over the people in front of us) and then headed home!  It was a really, really fun time!!  
p.s.  I posted the picture of Shawn and Hayden because I LOVE can really tell by looking at her face how much she loves her Daddy!  

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fun in the pool...

Our great friends the Zunkers got us a really fun pool for the babies' second birthday, and they LOVE it....we set it up once at my parents house and they laughed and screamed the whole time they were I set it up at home, and they had the best time!  They love the little slide, and have figured out how to squish the sides down to let the water pour out (which is a huge hit).  It is nice to have babies old enough to play outside while you sit in the shade and watch....and really hard to imagine starting over again with a new, tiny one!  I laughed and laughed at all the talking they were doing...."Momma, my slide!", "Go away bug!", "No, no Watty!" (wyatt kept trying to drink the water from their pool, and lick them), "My splash!"  
For the first time, they actually wanted to wear the little sunglasses my parents got them last year.  The glasses were on, then off, then on, then off.....momma had to hold them, then put them back get the drill.  We really enjoyed the pretty weather, and it wasn't too hot (yet) to play outside...

Sunday, May 10, 2009

My two too!

I was driving in the car, trying to get the babies to answer "I'm two" when I asked "How old are you?".  They were having none of it...looking out the window, and basically not participating in my little lesson.  (We do things when we want to, not when mommy wants us to).  FINALLY, I got Sissy to say, "I'm two." and out of nowhere, Bub pipes in with "My two too! My two too!"...he didn't want to say it, but when she did, he wasn't going to be left out.  That little scenario gives you just a tiny little taste of how we roll on a day to day basis.  
Friday was their actual birthday, so Daddy took off work and after a yummy breakfast of pancakes with sprinkles, we all headed out to the, daddy, both babies, mimi, popo and grandma and pawpaw.  We did the smart thing and showed up right when the zoo opened...never again will I bake at the zoo in the heat of the day!  It was so nice to walk around in the manageable weather, and lucky for us there seemed to be very few field trips there.  (Cause you know we were taking a chance going on a Friday in May!!)
The babies LOVED the animals, and LOVED being out of their stroller all day.  They ran and ran, and pointed at everything. We loved all their little comments ("More turtle momma!" "Big snake!" "My hold him!" (said by Hayden about the grizzly bear!) 
We finally petered out in the Africa section, mainly because it is pretty shade free (probably to maintain the authenticity) so we sped by the tiny monkeys, and got in line to ride the train. The whole family went out for lunch afterwards, and we were lucky to get a really, really nice nap out of our super tired babies!  
Saturday we had a tiny little family party for the babies at mimi's house.  We wanted to have it here (mostly to save mimi and pope the trouble) but we are still peering out the window at grass that is questionable at best.  It has come back REALLY green in areas, but still looks like an arid desert in others, so we are not exactly party ready yet.  Mimi's on the other hand, is like a tropical oasis compared to ours....they have a GREAT yard!  We had a really relaxed, low key day....grilling burgers with our family, and watching the babies make over all their new presents.  ("Momma!  My ride-a bicycle!"....Cale, SO excited about his new trike!) The babies seem SO big to me....they knew how to open the presents, knew how to blow out their candles (who taught them that??) and looked so proud when we sang Happy Birthday to them....of course we sang it twice!  By the end of the day, they were both red and sweaty and totally worn out.  Bubby was in a shirt and diaper (lost his shorts somewhere in the fray) and was playing with a light saber while wearing cinderella dress up was pretty funny!!!  It was so nice to celebrate their big day with all the people who love them best!