Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Baking Cupcakes for Daddy's Birthday

Mommy let me help her make cupcakes for Daddy's birthday! I was in favor of Chocolate, but Daddy picked Vanilla (BIG YAWN). Since it was his birthday, we had to go with it. What can I say...some people's palates just aren't as sophisticated as mine. I had fun watching the batter get all mixed up and then watching the cupcakes get real big while they were in the oven. But, my favorite part was the icing. Mommy let me sample a little bite, and from that point on, I alternatively (and not so accidentally) dipped my finger between the frosting container and the already frosted cupcakes. I drove Mommy a little crazy asking to eat the cupcakes every 5 five mintues or so until Daddy's car pulled into the driveway. I managed to hold off until then but luckily we sang Happy Birthday and indulged BEFORE my healthy dinner.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Opa's Visit

Our "Opa" (Daddy's Daddy) came to see us this past weekend. It was a very special visit since he had last visited over a year and a half ago. He brought us many tomatoes from his garden which we loved! He likes to call us "his sweethearts" and we even got him to lay on the floor and do puzzles with us! Mommy and Daddy are always jealous when our houseguests get to sleep in despite all the noise we make in the early morning. Will they ever feel well-rested again?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Some Things in Life Just Aren't Fair!

Even at the ripe old ages of 2 1/2 and 6 months, there are some iniquities in the way Mommy and Daddy are treating us. How come Sophie gets treated to an ice cream cone for taking ONE nap Sunday afternoon, when I usually take 3 naps a day and am stuck with that awful rice cereal and pureed sweet potatoes? Sophie assures me that my time will come to enjoy the same wide array of foods that she gets to eat,and that there are just some things that Big Sisters can do that set them apart from their baby brothers.

Our Visit with Uncle Jeff, Aunt Mil and Cousin Erik

Mommy's "favorite" Uncle Jeff and his family came to visit us all the way from sunny California at the beginning of this month!! We had so much fun together. Sophie and Mommy got to go to the aquarium and Children's Museum with the rest of the gang while Jack stayed behind to taunt the babysitter. We went to the pool a few times and even met Daddy for lunch at his office. Sophie loved being with her cousin Erik who will be starting kindergarten this fall. He was more like a big brother, walking hand in hand through the aquarium, letting Sophie sit on his lap to watch TV and even putting barrettes in her hair and trying to help her onto the big girl potty. Jack missed out on a lot of the fun, but can't wait until he's old enough to keep up with the big kids -which won't be long at the rate he's growing!

Better Late Than Never!

Mommy has finally gotten her act together and is attempting our first family blog. She's been inspired by several of her friends and family members who are expert bloggers and we're hoping that she can keep you up to date on our latest adventures. At the very least, it's a way for us to keep track of all of the fun we're having so that one day when Mommy and Daddy are old(er) and gray(er), they can reminisce about our early years and realize that despite the many...and we mean MANY...sleepless nights they've logged since we've come along, we are truly the sweetest blessings they could ever have imagined! We promise to keep our entries short and sweet, and hope that you visit our blog often!