Saturday, June 18, 2011

Cake Time...

I had the brillant or actually, not so brillant idea of having the girls help me bake a cake for Terry, for Father's Day.  Ummm, say that it was a mess is an understatement!

These pictures don't fully portray the amount of chocolate goodness that was smeared everywhere.  I had to make the decision on whether or not to keep taking pictures or to clean up the mess before it got totally out of control.  Cleaning up the mess won!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Pool Time/Splash Park....

With the miserably hot temperatures here in Indiana lately, we've been spending a lot of time doing this......

And we've been spending a lot of time at our local splash park...

This is one of my favorite pictures ever of Addison.  She was so excited.

Alexis kept trying to figure out the water.  She kept saying "up down up down".

They made a new friend while we were there.

This summer is turning out to be load of fun for all of us!!

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Tonight we took the girls to a local church carnival.  Despite the humidity (which you will obviously see in Addison's curls) and the warm temperatures, the girls had a great time.  Terry and I always find it fascinating to experience new things with the girls.  We always find it interesting to observe the perception of life through the eyes of our two year olds.  Here are few pictures:

Despite the fact that Alexis looks like she is miserable in most of these pictures, she really did have a great time.  I'm fairly certain that she may be like her Momma and was experiencing a little motion sickness.  After the last ride (the lady bugs), we decided that we needed to give the girls a little break from all the kiddie rides which only go around in circles.

The girls were also rockin' their "micro-preemie" shirts today.  We got several comments on how cute their shirts were.  I designed this shirt on cafe press,after my sister Sandy showed me the local St. Louis chapter of March of Dimes recent shirt.  I think they turned out great.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Zoo Trip.....

Last Saturday we made an impromptu trip to the zoo!  The girls received a membership to our insanely expensive zoo for their birthday.  Awesome gift!  One trip to the zoo for a family of four would have cost us over $60 without food, and that even include the girls being free.  Love the fact that we can go whenever we feel like it now!!  The weather was halfway decent, the kiddos were in good moods, so we decided to load them up and head off to the zoo.  This was the girls first time at the zoo.  I can't tell you how amazing it was to see the zoo through the eyes of my two year olds.  They were more and more excited with every animal we saw. 

I'm not sure why, but both girls LOVE elephants.  The sky started to cloud up and it began to look like rain.  We wanted to make sure that we definitely saw the elephants before we left.  Sadly the only pictures we took were of the elephants, but I seriously can't tell you how cool it was to watch them take in the scenery.

Before they really realized that the elephant was there.

Addison spotting the elephant for the first time.

While we were watching the elephants through this little viewing window, the large male elephant (yes, it was obvious it was a male) pooped.  Not to be graphic, but If you have ever seen an elephant do #2 it's a pretty large, disgusting mess.  The girls though this was pretty funny.  They keep saying ewwww, elephant poop.  Now whenever you ask them about their trip to the zoo, the only thing they will tell you about their visit is....elephant poop poop!

Very strategically I'm sure, the exit of the zoo is placed in a gift shop.  You have to walk through the gift shop to leave.  The girls proclaimed their love for these stuffed elephants.  I couldn't tell them no, since it was their first trip to the zoo.  Next time we may have to reevaluate our exit strategy.  The girls are still carrying around their elephants.  Addison even pretends that her elephant is pooping.  Nice huh?