A day at the museum

February 15th, 2012

This morning we headed over to the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) for story time. We used to go quite a bit last summer and for some reason it slipped my mind that it existed until recently. I remember the experience being a little harrowing last summer trying to wrangle both girls, but today we had a great time.

Suzy Magoozy read a story (complete with puppets) to a room packed with kids, and then the kids did a little dance to some music. Rosie was extremely engaged, she followed all of the dance moves perfectly (dance school is definitely in this kid’s future). Lulu had fun and interacted, although she was still shy and a little clingy.

They typically have a little arts and craft activity afterward the story (today was coloring hearts for Valentine’s Day). We had a quick snack and then we went back into the kid’s exhibit so the girls could run around and play with all the stuff.

(Oh and Rose actually let me put her hair up in a ponytail today. How cute is she?)

I think she has a drinking problem.

February 8th, 2012

I set a small goal recently to get the girls to drink less juice (1/2 juice, 1/2 water) and more water. I got some of those little 8 oz bottles of water, thinking that they would love the novelty of having the bottle and that it would be small enough for them to hold easily.

Well, it totally worked, except now I may have created a monster because now all they want is bottled water! Sheesh.





Heart-shaped glasses

February 6th, 2012

Even though she’s sick, she still manages to be happy & goofy. These were once sunglasses. And yes, she is wearing bat hat on her head!



One lil sicko, two lil sickos

February 4th, 2012

This past week has been a very long one. Lulu had the beginnings of a cold on Tuesday when I picked her up from school. By Thursday she was full on sick-pale, runny nose and watery eyes. I kept her home from school yesterday (a difficult decision for me to make. I really hate keeping her out of school). Lots of snot. Cough developing.

No matter how hard I try to keep Rose away from the sickness it finds her. Today she got bamboozled.

Both girls went swimming this morning anyway. But tonight they’re both wiped out & just…sick. My lap has been a rotating snuggle fest between the two of them. Maybe I need a bigger lap.




February 2nd, 2012

I’m not sure why girls like stickers so much but I have a feeling I’ll be peeling them off of every surface for the next 10 years…


This one goes to eleven…

February 1st, 2012

It’s true. Some days she pins the needle on the cuteness scale.

Rosie with her now ever-present blanket


And some days she blows out my ear drums.

The scream heard around the world


January 27th, 2012

Another ham in the family.


January 27th, 2012

Regular view:

Artsy view:

Drawing Daddy

January 26th, 2012

Two different interpretations of the same subject: Daddy

Rosie's drawing


one of Lulu's many pictures of Dad

Dress up day

January 24th, 2012

Yesterday the girls had themselves a little dress up day in their fairy best. Rosie was sort of a pirate fairy. She had on her beautiful pink tutu but put on her pirate hat and kept yelling “YARGH!” Lulu looked like some sort of nymph wearing one of her really short skirts on her head. And of course there was a little dance party!

Video may take a moment to load. It kills me when I thank Lulu in the video and she says “oh, don’t mention it!”