catching up

Well, its been a while since I got a chance to upload some photos so here are a bunch.

Our friend Junior from Japan (now Australia) sent us a huge box of toys for the girls and the dogs!  Kaitlin doesn’t know what to make of them just yet, but Kristin is just having fun.

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There is a great little park near our house with a well manicured lawn.  Most afternoons you can find tons of kids running around and having a great time.

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Kristin loves her pancakes, so much that she eats 2 at a time!

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Kaitlin loves them too, but enjoys making a mess just as much!

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Qumi’s friend, whom is also a twins mama, threw a birthday party for her girls that just turned one.  Kristin sat quietly, while it took several tries for Kaitlin.  The results are below and seemed to last at least an hour or so.

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The girls just love turning on and off the lights.

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Thomas the train and the girls wearing their new GNR shirts.

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Probably a bit too short to dunk yet.

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Nothing better then a bubble bath hat.

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Saturday at the Botanic Gardens.

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Qumi found a great Christmas themed sing-a-long class that we went with one of her friends.

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Kristin found the apples.

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First Christmas

Merry Christmas! Since the girls will be getting baptized soon, I decided to buy them their first cross. Of course I choose a Tiffanys one and got a matching slightly larger one for Qumi. Now all three girls will be able to coordinate their outfits/accessories when going out.DSC02349

Super excited for Christmas – Super excited for Tiffanys.DSC02353

Kaitlin just cant wait and pulled the box out of my hand.DSC02369

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Hopefully the girls wont be waiting all year long expecting more blue boxes hung on the tree next Christmas.DSC02380

santa meet kaitlin & kristin, girls please try to smile

Kaitlin & Kristin meet Santa, Santa meet the girls:20121222_0091_1

They already told him they want lots of toys and presents this year as its their first christmas, and every year after on the anniversary. Santa was a little overwhelmed, but expects it from each new child he meets. This year wont mean too much to the girls, but hopefully next year they get a kick out of the season – at least they will get to try my turkey and stuffing.  And hopefully we can teach them to smile at Santa, so he brings more presents for them…DSC02243 DSC02245

Finally the girls’ necks are getting stable and can enjoy their “belly time”. I think they finally “love” each other, or at least tolerate each other – you can tell since they are holding hands, and not in an arm wrestle.DSC02257

Kristin loves the tree, I think she wishes she could climb it.DSC02275

early christmas for the girls

Grandma sent the girls a lot of Christmas presents and they absolutely love them. They love any and all books, so hopefully they turn out smart like their mother – however they also seem to love TV, so there is definitely some of my genes in them. Grandma also sent some toys that attach to the bouncy seat and they just spin them constantly.

Kaitlin and Kristin are getting bigger everyday and now able to fit into some new clothes, the pink and red dresses below are from our friends Penny and James.

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I am so happy they love these wooden spinners – it holds their concentration for at least 10 minutes at time.
That is a huge improvement over their normal 2 minutes attention span 🙂

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The girls have just about passed the six month mark and are allowed to sit up in the new pink bumbo seat. Kaitlin seems to like it.

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Kristin is less impressed though.

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Here is Qumi reading one of the new books to Kaitlin and Kristin – its great to see them laughing out loud at the goofy pictures.

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