Monday, June 20, 2011
The twins are going through a challenging stage, to say the least... Over the past few weeks they have gone from being very relaxed children who would allow anyone to hold them, to absolute psychotic terrors if Momma is more than 18 inches from their face! I'm barely exaggerating. Brandon especially is obsessed with Momma... He throws full blown tantrums when she even considers setting him down for a moment! Poor Momma...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 10:22 PM
What a fantastic Father's Day! Mommy started the day with fresh pancakes and gifts. The best gift was the Super Man t-shirt that Mia was adamant about getting Daddy, to match her shirt. A leisurely afternoon of swimming and barbecuing wrapped up a near perfect day! The twins even got to spend a little time in the water. Brandon absolutely loves swimming and would spend all day in the pool. Aubrey is a little hesitant, as she is with most things in life! Of course big sissie Mia rarely comes up for air she's so proficient at swimming these days... A great day for a very lucky Daddy!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 10:04 PM
Mia sure enjoyed the Father's Day swim party! She's become a total fish. At the mear mention of pool time, she's in her suit, goggles on and ready to go! It's so nice to know that we don't have to worry about her quite the way we used to around water... Look at that beautiful smile. She'll always be Daddy's special girl!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 10:01 PM
Tonight was our bittersweet final bottle feeding! We're thrilled to be done with preparing and washing bottles, but it's somewhat sad to think that all of our children have already grown past this phase... Mommy has been trying to ease them away from their bottles over the past few weeks. As any experienced parent can tell you, the 'easing' concept just doesn't work. It's all or nothing! So, as of today we're going with the 'nothing' principle... Wish us luck!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:56 PM
Friday, June 10, 2011
This weekend will be Mia's second dance recital. As last year, she & her best friend Taylor are very excited... Mommy took a bunch of photos during their rehearsal this week, and this photo just blew me away! These two little girls truly love each other... So sweet!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 12:21 AM
For the long Memorial Day weekend we took the kids to a local resort for a little getaway! We had an absolute blast swimming all day, and relaxing in the evening. The twins have reached an age where they are non stop fun! Seemingly overnight they have become little animated people, with very strong personalities... Aubrey & Brandon are constantly battling each other, to the point of head butting each other to get their way. Much like their older sister, they are very happy children who seem to have great dispositions! We are very lucky to have these crazy little midgets in our lives, and we can't wait to see what the next few years bring... That is, other than the abnormally large grocery bills we already contend with!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 12:14 AM
Thursday, June 9, 2011
For Mother's Day, Mommy got the greatest stroller on Earth! Not only is it a full jog stroller for twins, but it has a 'Joey Chair' attachment. Now Mia can ride along in her elevated platform chair, acting as the conductor of the train... Mia thinks this is the greatest thing on Earth, and Momma is thrilled to have all the kids contained in one pushable unit for her morning walks to Safeway!!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 11:54 PM
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Kenny & Molly flew in from NJ for a visit this weekend. Mia & Molly were born one day apart, and were in the same orphanage in Janxi for 7 months! They haven't seen each other since they were little babies, so we were all very excited about their visit. The girls took about 3 minutes to get comfortable with each other, and immediatly began setting up a restaurant, playing school & then headed out for some quality Jeep time... Adorable little Chinese dolls!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 4:07 PM