Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Right now

If dogs are mans best friend, then I think these would have to be considered an expectant mothers best friend - at least they are one of mine right now :-)

That's all I can manage to post for now, but I'll be back in the blog world in a while...

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lots of Snow

Over the last couple of days we've had a LOT of snow - at least for western Washington. My non-scientific guess is about 8". I don't remember having this much snow since my family moved to Washington about 20 years ago. So since Ben was home we built snowmen (Ben did all the work, Lucy and I helped by bringing out the eyes and noses) and we had fun in the snow with the neighbors. Still, for the majority of our time we were cuddled up inside. Lucy and Helen have loved having Daddy home, but I think he is ready to get back to work. He's not as good at "doing nothing" as I am. :-)

Our snowman family
Lucy got to hold the "noses and eyes"
Our kind of "walk" - Lucy couldn't have walked far in that deep snow.

The girls in their stroller / trailer
Lucy - BEFORE she got cold :-)
Here we are

 Ben put together a video today of some of the more "icy" photographs he took today, now that the snow has turned to wet hail and slush.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Our Walk in the Snow

Yesterday afternoon I finally took the girls out for a walk in the snow. Of course, then it was only a few inches. Now we have about 8 inches and it's still snowing! I'll have to try to get more pictures when we go out today but for now here are a couple from yesterday. They aren't the greatest, since they were just taken by me with my phone, but they show that we had fun. Helen just stayed bundled in her "pouch" while Lucy explored.

 Lucy's wearing the new shawl that Grandma Patty made for ME.
Lucy was so excited when I got it out and kept saying "please, please" so I let her wear it, this once. :-)

 We mostly stayed in the parking lot where the snow had melted,
since Lucy was slipping and sliding when we walked through the actual snow.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Snowy days

"Can we PLEASE come out Mommy?"
Yes, we got our first snow of the year. No, I haven't taken my girls out in the snow yet. :-( I guess I'm just not looking forward to spending the time to get them both bundled up, taking them out and see if they'll even like it or if they'll just cry because the snow is cold, then bringing them in and changing them into dry clothes. Maybe if the snow lasts another day we'll make it out. In the meantime... Ben made a video of some of the beautiful snow, birds, and nature photos he's taken over the last few days. I love the hummingbird pictures.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hello Diapers!

Around our house it's a pretty exciting event when we get our new boxes of diapers. The girls love looking at the babies on the boxes, then once we unload the diapers they get to play in the boxes. I'm trying to get my money's worth out of the hundreds of diapers we're going through!

Any other ideas?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Enjoying the Sunshine (while it lasts)

I'm finally posting a few of pictures I took on Sunday while we actually had some sunshine. While Ben was out doing yardwork Lucy walked up and down pushing her "baby" in the stroller.

Meanwhile Helen was escaping right out the front door!

They're sure nice!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Rough morning

No post today, but you can check out my post from Saturday if you haven't already seen it - "Are Mothers Crazy"

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fun with friends

We are very fortunate to have such good friends & neighbors. I think Lucy would love to live over at their house. She and Helen both love all the children and all the action.
a "quick" snack isn't quite as quick with this many children
storytime - gather 'round!
meanwhile Helen explores, looking for crumbs :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

"Hier" Mathematics

What do you get when you put your "almost" twins in front of a mirror?

Quadruplets, of course  :-)