Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Snow Angels...minus the snow

Elizabeth and Helen are in receipt of new hats and mittens, after Elizabeth complained two days in a row on walks that her hands were cold. The sets were found on clearance for $2.

Anyway, Elizabeth decided that we should make snow angels, because people wear hats and mittens like these in the snow. Apparently, it didn't matter that we didn't have any snow or that we were inside.
Helen soon joined in the fun of making pretend snow angels on the hardwood floor. I am now wondering to myself, "Do I really have that much dust on the floor?" and kicking myself for not clothing my children in dust-attracting microfiber towels.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hide Out

Ah, rainy days! Our living room has once again been transformed into a play area, this time with the couch being the play fort.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Balloons II

Helen loves balloons, too. In fact, as soon as she got up from her nap, she got the balloons, attached them to her shopping cart, and started pushing the cart- balloons attached - all around the house. Push toys seem to be so much more fun when something is floating/dangling off of it!

Balloons I

Everyone loves balloons, especially after a series of very rainy days and a boring trip to the annual preschool fair in downtown Oakland. Although not the most entertaining for the girls, we received brochure after brochure on information about dance classes, play school, gymnastics, art camps, and all types of preschools.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Best Friends

Elizabeth tells me now that Helen is "her best friend." I'm sure Helen feels the same way, except when Elizabeth tries to be too controlling, but mostly when Elizabeth shares the toys.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Christmas Morning

Elizabeth increased her level of mobility this Christmas, with a new tricycle left by Santa. She was quite a happy girl, until the rain started and tricycle riding on the patio ended. But we have plenty of sunny days ahead, and I imagine that the tricycle will accompany us on local hikes where paved walkways are provided and many trips to Copperopolis.

In other news, Elizabeth decided to become a "big girl." She gave up sleeping in the crib and is out of diapers. It was a very intense, hands-on procedure, but I am very pleased with her successes and how quickly she adapted to using the toilet instead of diapers. Woo-hoo!

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Feeling Better

Helen, Elizabeth and I all had very bad colds the week before Christmas. Nothing serious, but definitely enough to stagger all our usual activities. I do have photos from Christmas, and will post those soon.

Helen has been very cuddly and needy since her bout with RSV, so she has been very hands-on. Elizabeth is going through the process of toilet training, which is another very time-intensive process.