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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Naptime Nightmare

For some crazy reason I decided today was the day to really start "training" the girls to sleep in their new beds.  This was the end result....

Yes, that is their dresser laying in the middle of the floor.  This picture was taken right after I lifted the dresser up just enough for both girls to pull themselves out from under it.  Everyone is fine, but when I heard the crash from the kitchen I was afraid of what I was going to find.  Needless to say, this ended what was supposed to be naptime today.  Ellie and Gracelyn were not interested in taking a nap prior to the dresser mishap.  I put them down around 1:30 and had to go back in about a million times during the next couple of hours.  That is barely an exaggeration.  I went in once and took their beloved blankies away because they were out of bed.  That was the original punishment that we talked about when I first put them in bed.  Obviously didn't work!  Neither did: *the spanking, *the removal of every single toy from their room, *the removal of their fan, *the removal of all their blankets and pillows, *the crazy eyes of their mother who was on the brink of losing her mind!!!  Apparently, I should have removed the dresser!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


We needed to get out of the house this morning so I took the kids for a walk down to the pond.  We took some bread so the girls could feed the ducks.  They had so much fun!  Ellie (in yellow) didn't understand the concept of throwing the bread to the ducks.  She would just walk towards them trying to hand them the pieces of bread.  You might notice in almost all the pictures, the ducks are walking/swimming away from her!  It was so fun watching her think about it and try to figure out what she needed to do differently.

Ellie--chasing the ducks back into the water.

For a brief moment she got distracted trying to tear her bread into small pieces.  The ducks started inching closer and closer.

Ellie--calling the ducks back to shore. 
Gracelyn--regathering her bread pieces so she can throw them again.

 Happy as can be!

We are pretty sure Gracelyn is left handed so it is weird to see her trying to awkwardly throw with her right hand.

Ellie looks defeated! "Why do they keep swimming away???" 

We encountered even more ducks on our way back home and had to stop one last time. 

Ben was with us.  I was carrying him in the Baby Bjorn so I couldn't get him in any pictures.  He stayed awake until we were on our way back home and then he was totally out!  That boy!  He is as easy as they come.  No fussing the entire time we were gone!  Ellie and Gracelyn keep talking about going back to see the ducks. Hopefully next time Dave can go with us!

Thursday, June 16, 2011


Santa brought the girls play-doh and we just pulled it out for the first time!  I grabbed a couple of forks and some clothespins for them to play with and they had so much fun! 

Gracelyn: "To eat or not to eat?"

Ellie has gotten so shy lately, even in front of the camera.

Ben.  Isn't he a sweetie!?!?!