Thursday, March 27, 2014

What Happens in a Week?

There isn't anything terribly exciting to report (and hopefully that will be the case for a few weeks yet!). That doesn't mean we aren't busy, though. Here are some quick pictures to highlight what our little ladies have been up to.

Technically, it is spring now. Right. Well, we're pretending with some indoor slide action.
Not quite as good as the park, but it'll have to do for now

 After-dinner relaxing with daddy:
Can you tell 'screen time' isn't something we worry about to much?

Cora has just started showing interest in the potty. Of course, at the early phase, this means she wants to strip completely naked before getting on it!

What? Isn't this how you're supposed to do it?

Cora went with us to Noelle's dance class this week. Both girls were mesmerized watching the 'big girls' (6-7 year-olds) dance. It's hard to believe what these two will be doing in a few years! 

Wow, just, wow!

Sometimes, no caption is needed!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Silly Time

The 'silliness' never seems to stop with these two girls. The best, of course, is silly time with Daddy:

New Sport: Little Girl Spinning

Daddy jungle gym

The girls do just fine creating their own fun, too! We're in a 'dancing' phase now, where they always want their music on:

Taking advantage of the extra floor space

And then, there are just the regular shenanigans going on =)

Bowl successfully filled

Walking around

Dinosaur riding!

Dining Al Fresco =)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We Went to the Park!

It was over 50 degrees outside today, yipee! The girls and I took advantage of this break in the cold weather (the high on Thursday is forecast to be 12 degrees) and got in two hours of park time this afternoon. The kiddos were sooo thrilled to be playing outside in the sun!

This is how it should be all the time =)

We still had our normal Sciencenter fun this morning, too. 

Cora, letting the 'wind' blow her hair back

Noelle the turtle

Tonight, after all that fun, they still had energy to burn. These two wear me out =)

If one pear is good, then a whole bag is better!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Busy Week Highlights

Despite the frigid temperatures, we continue to manage to entertain ourselves. Fortunately, the forecast shows that we're due for a little relief. Even weather in the 20s and 30s would be wonderful; allowing for some outdoor play!

Every Tuesday we go to the Sciencenter for their toddler story time and craft. The girls really enjoy this activity and even Cora gets 'down and dirty' with whatever the craft is. It's surprising how much earlier, than Noelle, Cora is interacting with others and involving herself in activities. It must really help having an older sister to watch!

Story Time

Being so active does have it's drawbacks though; for one it makes you tired! Cora is usually passed-out by the time we get home and goes straight to the crib for nap.

Just take my coat off, I won't care

Then, of course, Cora wakes up from nap before Noelle and wants to do something. Yesterday, she was desperate to play outside; even though it was 15 degrees. She was so insistent; she brought me her coat and shoes and literally screamed until I let her put them on! So, I bundled her up and sent her out on the porch. She lasted about 20 minutes; longer then I would have thought!

Cold is relative. I need fresh air!

Now that the kitchen is more or less back together I have been doing some organizing. I've gathered a lot of arts and crafts supplies to occupy the girls and had the bright idea of storing them on some low shelves. That worked wonderfully.

Really, Mom, what did you expect?

The highlight of the week, though, came this morning. Both girls have been having trouble sleeping recently (teething for Cora and nightmares for Noelle). So, it was a big surprise this morning when I woke up myself at 7:15am and not earlier to someone screaming. In fact, I heard the girls laughing in their room. I tiptoed over there and found Noelle half way through dressing her sister, including a clean diaper!

Noelle is definitely ready to help with her baby brother!