Two of my good friends have taken on "Project 365" and have inspired me to do the same. Basically, the goal is to take one picture everyday for a year and to post the picture along with a brief description. It's been quite interesting and entertaining to follow these women's adventures and while I don't anticipate my posts to be as exciting as a new college grad or someone studying/traveling in Europe, I thought this would be a unique way to document the first year of the littles' lives. I can just about guarantee that this blog will not be updated daily and perhaps not even weekly, but I'll give it my best effort to post on a regular basis. My hope is that this will be a popular site for the grandparents, godparents, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends of the littles and that this can be a fun way to watch them grow.
*November, 2011* We made it through the year, and I thought perhaps I'd try to redesign the blog for the future, intermittent updates. But, this twin mom is going to keep it simple and just keep going. Do not expect daily photos; we'll just post highlights from now on. Enjoy.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
February 19, 2011
We had a wonderful day surrounded by family as Rev. Dr. Josephine Smith and Rev. Nicole Naffaa presided over a baby blessing for Josie and Noah. Godmother Colette Naffaa Puoci and Godfather Phillip Bissada participated in the ritual and helped celebrate the day.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Nonno found this perfect shirt for Noah ("I get my good looks from Dad"), but Noah doesn't only look like Ben, he's also reaching developmental milestones quickly like his dad (I hope he doesn't walk at 8 months!!). Here he is pulling himself up on his knees.
With 9 older cousins and many, many more older second cousins and friends, most of the clothes we have for Josie and Noah are hand-me-downs (and we're so thankful for them). It's always fun when they get a new outfits of their own too. Here they are sporting the outfits they received from Angela.
Noah is my very own experiment in conditioning. He's learned to smile at the camera and now he's learned that after the little red-eye reduction light comes a flash...so in anticipation, he squints his eyes. What's more is that he has started saying cheese by making a "heeeeeee" sound when he smiles, which catches Josie's attention and makes her look at him rather than the camera.
For our first family Valentine's Day we all went to an early dinner (the only other people at Mary's Pizza Shack were an old couple) and Nonna and Karina joined us.
February 11, 2011
Angela arrived today for a weekend visit. I had been wanting to try to put the littles in a grocery cart which would make shopping trips easier. So, here they are, enjoying the view. Angela pushed the cart while I zipped around and picked up everything we needed. It was quite interesting to watch her experience the twinarazzi phenomenon as people continually stopped her to ask if the littles were twins and to talk her ear off. I pretended like they were her kids and just kept shopping.
Monday, February 21, 2011
February 7, 2011
MaryAnn and Emma arrived on the 6th to visit for a few days. Having her with me gave me the courage to venture with the littles to Berkeley for a lunch date with Katie. It was so wonderful to catch up with such dear friends! Josie and Noah were superstars and behaved like champs for their first time in restaurant high chairs. All three of us were actually able to eat some lunch.