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.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Nonna Visits

October 2011
Noah may now love Nonna's visits more than I do. Since she's left, every time the phone rings he says "Nonna?"

Great-Grandma's Birthday

October 23, 2011
Great-grandma's birthday was a true cause for celebration. I'm still kicking myself that we didn't get a picture of her with Josie and Noah, but overall, we had a wonderful visit with everyone. (And Josie and Noah did a great job sitting with all of us at the dinner table.)

Cousin Love

October 22, 2011
Fun day with our cousins Jacob and Luca.

A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do

October 19, 2011
I packed up the kids and headed to Chuck's retirement party. We received quite a bit of attention, but I didn't want to risk a double melt-down in the middle of the fancy Prelude. Fortunately there were many hands on deck to help out and entertain the littles.


October 16, 2011
Ben and the kids enjoyed an afternoon with the Breene's at a train exhibition.

Like Dad

October 13, 2011
Grandma and Grandpa have a photo of Ben in one of their kitchen drawers. Apparently it runs in the family. And as proof that our Jo is truly a little, that outfit is a hand-me-down from her cousin Tori. Tori wore it when she was about 6 months old.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Indoor Fun

October 15, 2011

Reinforcements arrived in the mail. Bracing ourselves for the cabin fever that is sure to ensue, we ordered a small play structure for the living room. At first, the slide lived behind a fence, only to be used during immediate supervision. But once they learned to climb the fence (more on that in a future post), the slide is now free game. And boy do they play! Here they are on a couple of occasions:


October 10, 2011

Yet again, it was time to go through the hand-me-down bins and get ready for the fall and winter. I knew these hats wouldn't fit them yet, but I just had to try them on. I love the progression of photos: first they check each other out, then it seems as though they agree that they look ridiculous, and finally they surrender to the fact that I'm loving every minute, while they're obviously not amused.

"Me, too"

October 3, 2011

Sent this via email to the immediate family and thought I'd share it here too:

"This morning, I was in the kitchen making Josie and Noah some breakfast when I heard Josie start to cry a cry I've never heard before. It wasn't a fussy 'I want to be in there with you' or a frustrated 'Noah quit bugging me' or even a hurt cry. But it was definitely something serious; there was a 'this needs attention immediately' tone in her cry. So I turned the corner to see that she had gotten her arm misplaced and stuck in her shirt. Knowing she was safe and not hurt, I began to laugh and went to get the camera to capture the moment in order to share with Ben when he arrived home at the end of the day. Well, Noah noticed all of the attention his big sister was getting and decided to get in on the act. He pulled his shirt over his head in pure 'look at me' fashion."

And Godmother responded:
"Ahhh, Baby B  AKA 'Me, too.'"

Fortunately, with all the fun she was having that afternoon at a playgroup, Josie got over it. And, Noah continued to ham it up.

Fun Weekend

October 1-2, 2011

Grandpa stopped in for a quick visit on his way to Sacramento and our friend Valerie moved to Sonoma County.