Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thing Thursday!

So I was wracking my brain for what I should do for today... and though there are many things that I think are important or necessary for toddler/baby life.. I think my item I use the absolute most is my iPhone!

Now don't write me off completely by saying she's just hopped on the bandwagon of Apple-mania... Let me explain to you why I think an iPhone is necessary :)

1. iPhones have great cameras! How many times do your children start to do a funny thing that you say, "Oh! I wish I had a camera to take a picture of this!"... O but wait, an iPhone does such things and very well I may add :)

2. iPhones have FaceTime! Now, I know that this seems a little ridiculous to recommend seeing a persons face to talk to them, but when it comes to toddlers mine can NOT figure out a phone.  Every time they get a phone to their ear to hear a grandparent, they immediately look at the receiver - thus not hearing what the grandparent said.... frustrating ....  FaceTime though fixes this problem because my girls know and can see who they are talking to! They will even kiss the screen as if they are kissing the person :)  On another note, FaceTime allows grandparents to see events they would most likely not get to see LIVE! Reference back to my Jump video and you will see my beautiful mother in the background on my iPad FaceTiming with us.  She got to see the girls try and jump for their first time and laugh with me!

3. iPhones can store TV shows or Movies.  When going out to eat, it is a very nice distraction for crabby or tired 1.5 year olds to watch a Dora the Explorer half way through dinner while the rest of the adults then get to enjoy conversation without juggling babies and food and drinks and waiters and oops there goes all the ice from my cup onto the baby who is now crying and people are looking and giving rude remarks as if they don't know what being a parent is like and O MY GOODNESS give me a second to catch my breath! .... you get my point :)

4. iPhones have Apps.  There are apps of all kinds, even for kids! My girls love to practice their animal noises with Peek a Boo Barn and tap on the colors of a picture they get to see change with the swipe of their finger.  Very fun for them and me as I see their little brains learn and try new things!

Have I helped explain the iPhone need for parents well enough? You can disagree with me, but I will simply say you need one and won't know the entirety of your need until you have one :)  The End :)

Monday, August 20, 2012

Pudding Faces

Really.. There's not much to say, just look!

The girls don't get a lot of sweets when they're at home (grandparents houses are their best chance) but every once in awhile I'll reward good eating with a small dessert. You think they liked their pudding pack?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Silly Girl

Sorry I have been absent.. Life has been very busy with ministry excitement.. So here's a fun picture to keep you intrigued in the interim :)

Norah Grace :)

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Loving it!

One of the best parts about being a mom is that you have little buddies to do everything with. Sometimes it seems to be less helpful- ie laundry: the girls love to take what I have just put in the machine out again - but then most of the time it's awesome and just plain nice to have someone with you - like grocery shopping :)
Yes... It takes longer because we get stopped a lot, but it's fun to see them interact with strangers :)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Monday Monday...

So I had a plan to share the CUTEST video with you today, but that will need to be post-poned at least another day because I have to just share with you all the fun we had today!

Normally (smormally), Calvin and I try and make our Monday's pretty relaxed.  Today though, we felt like going out big! So this morning we headed over to Chris and Lyni's house to play with our cousin Annie and have a big breakfast! Then, surprise! Emma and Aunt KK showed up too! Pretty much it was crazy fun. There were too many fun things to pick a favorite... the tea party was adorable!... and the swimming pool couldn't have been funnier!

Then it was home to nap... but that didn't end the day.

We got to go to the beach for the first time today! The girls loved the sand.  Cal and I met some friends down there, set the girls in the sand, and they wouldn't move... LOL! So they simply sat down and played with the sand for about an hour! After that hour we decided to try to bring them into the water.  I was a little hesitant because the waves were pretty big today and I thought they would get clingy and nervous... but oh no! They loved it! The only time they cried is when we tried to take them out! They loved the waves, and wanted to walk out as far as they could, holding mom and dad's hands of course, and jumping over the waves.  I'm purposely letting your imaginations go wild dreaming of this sight :) It was just as good as you're imagining... if not better!

Next we went into Grandma and Bumpa's house to get a bath, dinner, a little play with Grandma, Bumpa, and even Pop Pop! Then off to bed.

A very fun Monday :)