Monday, November 22, 2010
I just caught Ada sitting in her favorite chair having a conversation with Grammy and Grampapa.. complete with lots and lots of kisses.
Margot was quick to join in the love fest.
We're comin' to see you Grammy and Grampapa... day after tomorrow.. and we can't wait to give you some lovin' in person :)
The only thing that can keep them busy longer than blocks (other than Play-Doh) is painting with their water colors.
Look at that focus. No words.. just expression.
They are certainly their daddy's girls. Uncle David.. we can't wait for you get here and give us some tips.
Stephen made these blocks for the girls first birthday. They were a little young for the sharp edges and after Ada's double stitches we decided to put them away until later.
Not only are they more than ready now.. they absolutely love building towers of all shapes and sizes.
Particularly love to top said towers with one of the NYC block set that Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Michelle gave me for Christmas ... last year? Two years ago? Can't remember.
These building sessions can last for 20 -30 minutes and the level of concentration is a thing to behold.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
The girls wanted owls on their "daddy pumpkin". Are we surprised ?
While Mommy fought an epic battle with a migraine upstairs.. the girls and Stephen made some scary spiders (still referred to as "itsy Adas" around here) to hang outside for Halloween night.
We were all prepared to dress up in Aunt Mariel's lady bug and bumble bee outfits (with matching glow wands of course).. and Margot was thrilled to sport her costume..
..she spent most of the evening delivering candy to her neighbor friends as they walked along the sidewalk..
.. Madame Ada was not in a bumble bee kind of mood.. so she decided to go as a ninja instead... a ninja with a glowing bumble bee wand..
I am ashamed to admit that this was the girls' very first lolly pop experience. A neighbor was handing them out and of course.. they were a big hit. I don't know why they haven't had one before now.... just never really thought about it I guess.
They had an absolute blast .. mostly with visiting neighbors houses and running up and down the sidewalk delivering candy to other kids and dumping it into their bags or buckets. We all sat out on our porch and commented over and over on how much we love this neighborhood. There were a couple of pretty scary costumes that came our way and I was pleased to see that the girls did not even flinch. Maybe we will be able to get them more excited about dressing up next year.