Thursday, November 15, 2012


Hannah loves to do crafts.  We recently got another pair of 'children's' scissors and Sofia has now entered the world of crafts.  Here they are hard at work.

I love the concentration!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Funny Faces

I love some of the faces they give:

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Playing Together

Recently Hannah and Sofia have started actually playing together...and they're both happy about it.

Hooray!!  That makes me smile!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sew Much Fun

I decided to make Christmas dresses for the girls this year.  I'm not sure I should admit that to anyone before they're finished...just in case they don't turn out, but too late now.  If I never post a picture with the girls wearing them...don't ask about it!)  Sewing only happens during nap time and since Hannah doesn't nap, she has become my designated helper.

Here we are pinning the lining for Sofia's dress:

Here she is very intently pinning away...I think this might be the most pins I've ever used at once.

Can I just say I'm not a fan of any slippery much harder, but we did successfully cut out Sofia's lining.  Wish us luck for the rest of it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Zoo

Here are a few pictures of our most recent trip to the zoo.

Hannah plugging her nose as we came to the "stinky flamingos."

 The "stinky flamingos"

Climbing on the gecko....almost as much fun as seeing the real geckos.

Sofia's trying to get the the alligator

 Hannah admiring the zebras through the telescope that doesn't work because we didn't insert a coin...she didn't seem to mind.

My 3 monkeys:
I know the sunlight was way too bright for good photos, but I'm not quite sure how to combat that when there's no shade nearby!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Happy Halloween

It was extremely difficult getting the 2 of them together in their costumes...but here are a few pictures of our friendly witches this year.

Finally, both of them at the same time somewhat happy: prove that we even have a few are a few of them that came over Halloween day to decorate cookies:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

For the Record

I anticipate our next move (after James is done with school and hopefully has a job) will be to a bigger apartment with a washer and drier.  I know I'll be excited about it, but I know eventually there will come a day when I complain about laundry.  It's inevitable, I know it will happen when we have more kids and more laundry to do....I'm sure I'll complain.  So, I just want to document what laundry day is like right now so I can always look back and realize it could be worse.

There is a laundromat just across the street from us, so we can walk there.  This is how we get laundry.  Sofia still gets to sit in the stroller, but Hannah has been booted out of her seat to make room for the basket.  

Luckily it's only a short walk because I feel pretty ghetto and get a few odd looks.  Once we arrive the girls are pretty good about helping load the laundry.

It's an awful picture, but it's kind of dark inside and I only had one hand, and neither of the girls stay still for very long.

I didn't get a photo of their favorite part - getting quarters.  They love when I put the bills in and they get to pull out the change. The next favorite part is putting quarters in the machine:

I was holding Sofia so she could reach to put quarters in and Hannah was rather impatient, so she pulled the stroller over to climb up and reach on her own.

While the clothes wash we go for a walk.

We come back to switch laundry to the drier.

We go on another walk then come pick up our laundry to take home.

This is what the apartment looks like as I try to fold all the laundry:

The girls usually do pretty well through the washing/drying of clothes, but someone usually looses it while I'm trying to get everything folded.  Today it was Sofia:

Luckily Hannah was happily entertained making a bed for her doll:

So....for future record, I have nothing to complain about!