Wednesday, May 27, 2009

First Amusement Park Trip

Russell and I decided we needed to take our girls to an amusement park before the next baby comes because we have never taken them anywhere.  Disneyland would be too much walking (and I can't ride all the rides) and we didn't think they would get that into the zoo so we decided to take them to Sea World on friday and change our 3 day weekend into a 4 day weekend.  It was a pretty fun trip, but the girls didn't get as excited as I'd hoped they would.  I'm so upset though- I uploaded all the pictures to the computer and it turns out that they all look horrible!  The lens must have been really dirty, because all the pictures are really fuzzy.  Bear with me . . .

They loved the pet show the best.  It is such a cute show and they loved watching all the dogs and cats run around the stage, as well as the piggy.  Halfway through the day they were ready for a nap and took a nice hour and a half nap so they could last the rest of the day.

They liked watching the fish okay and for some reason they have a fascination with walruses, so they liked watching them.
After their naps we let them play around in the Sesame Street play area.  They have lots of water toys, so we put on the girls' swimsuits and let them play around.  It was the first time all day where they got to run around and play and they LOVED it!

All in all it was a pretty good day.  Hopefully next time we take them they will have a longer attention span.  At times they were more interested in the planes flying overhead than the dolphins jumping out of the water 30 feet in front of them.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

2 Year Pictures

We got the girls' 2-year pictures taken at Olan Mills a couple of weeks ago.
We LOVE them!  These aren't even all the ones we got- I tried to just put a few up, but I like too many of them!


(How adorable is that?!)   

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Happy 2nd Birthday!

On saturday the twins turned 2!  I can't remember my life before them, but I can't believe they are 2-year-olds now!
We had just a few of the friends that the girls know best over for a barbecue and cake in the afternoon.  It was really nice.
Here they are with their cake.  It's nothing special- I can't get the picture to upload correctly.  It's just a Mickey Mouse-shaped carrot cake.  I didn't do a face or anything so it is actually "Toodles," which you will only understand if your kids watch "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse."  (Anything shaped like Mickey Mouse without the face is "Toodles" to the girls.  He is Mickey's little helper that flies around on MMC)
It was fun that the girls actually got excited about presents this year and understood how to open them without help.

They got some girly "bling" from Christy and Justin that they love.  They have crowns and earrings and necklaces.

They got this great play set from Josh and Jessica.  It has little tunnels and a tent and a teepee.  The girls think it is so much fun, especially the tent.

Ben and Lisa got something similar to the tent, so they actually exchanged it for something else and brought it to the girls that night (so nice of them).  They got the girls this basketball hoop and ball that they have been having fun with. 

Of course the box the hoop came in provided some entertainment as well.
Here is our small gathering.  The girls just love these people and we are grateful to have friends who love our girls and to have other kiddos around (Riley and Caiden) that they love to play with.