Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
The girls also had a blast when it was delivered a few days ago. Mia and Brianna took turns sitting in it. This is a pic of Hadley's turn:
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Mo, Mia loves the memory cards and more than anything loves putting them into the box. And every girl has to have their own pair of bunny and giraffe slippers. They are way too cute. Hadley thinks all of the gifts are hers as does Brianna of course. Hadley has yet to play with the giraffe toy you got her because Mia is so enthralled with it. So I guess it all works out to be fair in the end.
And Finally, Mo, you have to stop spoiling the Deebles. What did we ever do to deserve this? All I remember is that it all started over the love of Yorkie Poos and then progressed somehow into spoiling us rotten.
Mo and Poppa, your generosity no longer even registers on the scale. We have been showered more by you in the last 3+ years than most people get in a lifetime. We can't thank you enough!
p.s. Dan here. I agree with everything that my wife just wrote, except for the "you have to stop" part.
p.p.s Elise here. Yes you can stop whenever you want and let's face it who is the boss of this family.
The girls woke up to Daddy coming home and a festive house. It was so fun to see how delighted they were by the balloons and cake. It is amazing how just the simple things fascinate them. How sad that we lose that so quickly.
I think all that Mia really neeeded for her Birthday was a helium balloon. As is Mia's style she started off unsure of the balloon and then slowly became delighted with it. Brianna of course was delighted at first sight. Hadley as always was the little angel baby. So fun!
And Butde and Papa surprised us last weekend by deciding to jump in the car and drive from Winter Park to take Mia to Build a Bear. Unfortunately Mia was not quite sure of Build a Bear. So we are going to have to take her back with Bri and pick out her bear. Brianna will love it and therefore make Mia more comfortable with the whole thing. So needless to say Mia had a wonderful second birthday.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
These pictures are freeze frames from a video that we have of Brianna and Mia playing Peek-A-Boo with Hadley. Bri started the game and then Mia joined in when I got the camera out. It was one of the most priceless moments yet.
Hadley just thinks the girls are hilarious. In this clip she is laughing hysterically at the girls (primarly Bri).
Brianna is fascinated by Hadley and tries to do everything that she sees me do. One of my challenges is that the rougher Bri gets with her, the more she laughs. Which causes Bri to get all the crazier. It's a viscious cycle of unending escalation.
I realized today that in most of our videos the girls are just in diapers and this one is particularly bad because their onsies aren't even snapped. Well, part of the problem is I strip their pants off for every meal - otherwise they trash their pants.
And then today was a potty training day. So they never really had pants on. I am on day three and Brianna and I are about ready to give up. :( It is soooo much work taking her to the bathroom and washing her hands all the time. I think being potty trained is overrated. Bri does too.
Mia isn't showing even the slightest bit of interest, thank goodness. I don't think I could handle doing two at the same time. However if I have to resort to candy incentives I have a feeling that Mia might perk up to the idea.
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Brianna's First Big Wheel Ride: