Saturday, December 29, 2007

New pictures y'all

went to the Habitot Childrens Museum In Berkeley, it was tons of fun. We met up with some friends and their toddlers, they all had a blast. Alden especially enjoyed the water table, Roo liked the climbing wall. After playing at the museum we ventured into San Francisco and walked around Union Square. The highlight of the day was setting the twins loose in the Square to run off some energy. Alden ran around the square making airplane arms, and Ruthie stood in front of the huge Christmas tree and said "wowwwww"!

Monday, December 24, 2007

...and the stockings were hung by the chimney with care...

The stockings on the wall were made for Ruth and Alden by my incredible stepmother. They are absolutely beautiful!!! We never got around to putting up outside lights, so no exterior pictures. Yes, my tree is on the coffee table and tied to the wall. After the Great Tree Topple of Christmas 2006 we aren't taking any chances this year. Note my kitty licking her butt. I'm going to show this picture when her boyfriend comes to pick her up for their date.

It is Christmas Eve, according to Norad, Santa is Ontario. I better go to sleep soon or he might skip my house! Tonight we drove around and looked at Christmas lights, and we discussed how they need to go to sleep so Santa will come visit our house. We also made sugar cookies! Mmmm tasty.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The tree is up and the mantle is decorated. I love Christmas!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

That's Okay Ruthie, You Can Keep It!

I think it is really her color anyway, right? Ruthie is very girly, she must have her purse and shoes before we leave the house. She's also become interested in makeup, it must be some innate girly instinct b/c she certainly didn't get that from me! She picks up anything cylindrical and rubs it on her lips. She slipped a little and stuck this one in her nose, I don't think I want it back.

A Chick Magnet in Patent Leather Mary Janes?

Ruthie is obsessed with shoes and apparently Alden is too! They discovered a drawer full of shoes that don't quite fit and INSISTED on wearing the black patent leather pair. We have two pairs and Alden, who normally wears a 5.5W crammed his feet into these little 4.5 shoes. He happily wore them for hours. We also played with mommy's makeup. I'm filing this photo in the "blackmail" file!

Monterey Bay Aquarium

I was feeling brave (or foolish) and took the twins to the Monterey Bay Aquarium last week. I was a little worried that they are too young to enjoy it, but I am happy to say I was wrong! They had a wonderful time and Ruthie learned two new words: fish and bird. I also discovered that Alden loves kelp and tasting sea water. Our favorite exhibit was the touch pool and the Outer Bay exhibit. The touch pool has special raised areas for the little ones and the twins were able to dip their hands in the water and fish out things like abalone shells, kelp, starfish, etc. The Outer Bay exhibit is the world's largest fishtank. There are huge huge windows and the fish and sharks are not shy about coming up to the glass to say hello. The whole aquarium is VERY kid friendly! Many of the exhibits have little knobs or levers that kids can manuever to reveal questions, pictures, etc. There was also a little slide in the sea otter area, the purpose was for kids to watch a video on how river otters slide down banks, but I think that was a little advanced for the twins. We had an incredible time and I can't wait to go back! It was pretty hard being by myself because they both wanted to run/walk and rarely in the same direction. It would have been more relaxing if daddy was able to join us, maybe next time!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Labor Day!

We went to the coast on Saturday, pictures will follow when I can get Nick to download them from our camera. It was a very exciting day! We had an altercation in the parking lot at the wharf, our friends (we all rode together in their van) have a handicap placard and the HummerBitches tried to jack our spot. We prevailed but (of course) the HummerSkanks ended up on the same boat tour and the kids and I sat right next to them!!! I almost plucked at the lady's G-string that was peeking out the back of her pants, but I thought better of it when I saw her gigantic faux-Prada bag that probably contained a can of mace.

It was so nice to escape the heat for a day, it was 105 here but a balmy 76 in Monterey! The kids were angels (as usual) and we had a great time.

On a side note, if a restaurant touts their "new and improved children's menu" don't you think they would/should have more than two highchairs and one booster seat? I'm just sayin'.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Roo Update

So Ruthie had a reaction to the MMR vaccine. Not very pretty, huh? We've been housebound for the last three days except for pediatrician visits. She seems better every day and she's mostly back to her usual happy self; she just looks....mottled. We had a visit from a public health nurse from the county health department, (THAT was interesting) I was a little worried that she would put on a HazMat suit and tape plastic around our door but she must have been all out of tape. The weather is supposed to get super hot in the next few days so perhaps it is best if we stay inside anyway.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Lazy Friday

Playgroup was cancelled this morning so that left the twins and I with no plans. We spent the morning at the park but the heat drove us inside after about an hour. Alden was crawling on the play structure and he popped some jolly rancher type candy in his mouth. I grabbed it and threw it over my shoulder into the acres of wood chips on the ground. After a few minutes I feel a little tug on my pants and there is my little Roo proudly holding up the shiny pink gob as if to scold me for littering.
Now we are home, and the babies should be waking up pretty soon, hungry for lunch. After lunch we might go see what's crackin' on campus; the freshmen are moving in today! Daddy has been busy all week helping out with emergencies and mysterious equipment failures.

In other news, the twins got their first haircuts this past weekend. They looks so grown up!

Before: Dig the mullet?


Alden before:

After: Clutching my boob for comfort, such a man!


So yeah, I started a blog.