Saturday, November 21, 2009

Doctor's visit

This past week we went to the Doctor's office for their 2 year old check up. The girls were VERY excited about going. Brooke especially kept talking about going to "MY doctor" (I think this is because a few weeks ago we went to the derm. for a follow up for Audrey and she was quite upset that the doctor was not for her.)

Brooke with her pager on her PJ's!

We had been talking up going quite a bit. And then for their birthday they got some pretend doctor's kits...which are a huge hit. They love to doctor each other, their dolls, their animals, and me. Their favorite thing to do is give shots. And we packed up a little kit to take with us to the doctor's office.

Temperature, check

So I had high hopes for the visit. But let me tell you, they exceeded all my expectations. They were PERFECT!! Their only whining was when they wanted to get the shot - that is right they were whining to GET the shot. They thought that the Dr. should do it immediately, not the nurse at the end of the visit. And fortunately the girls each did get to get a shot in their thighs (seriously I am not sure what they would have done if they did not get one.) and no lie - not one single tear or whimper.

Shot, check

This was their first "big girl" appointment where they weighed them on the stand up scale and they did not have to get naked for the appointment (sort of sad for me!) They seem to be doing great - on track for everything.

My friend Leslie had her twins on the girls birthday. So here are one week old twins with two year, one week year old twins!
Amazing that they grow that much in 2 years!

Audrey is 34.5 inches tall (just under the 75th percentile) and weighs 27 lbs (just over the 50th) Dr. was quite pleased to see that she has continued to maintain (and even exceed) her weight curve after her plateau from 12 - 15 months.

Brooke is 36.75 inches tall (just over the 95th) and weighs 30 lbs (just under the 90th). So the girls have maintained their 3 lb buffer since birth. It is interesting that Brooke is over 2 inches taller than Audrey. I wonder how that will play out in the future.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Birthday Bash

This will be a rather lengthy post - so I apologize in advance. I will try to be relatively witty and sprinkle in some adorable pictures.


Here is an unrelated, but adorable picture of the fam. How cute are the girls in their leopard!!

This past Sunday evening we had the girls birthday party. We had it at a Rec Center that has a soft play room for kids 5 and under. The kids seemed to have a blast playing in there. Poor little Audrey was running and playing so hard that her face got super red (I think she may have gotten that from me, though I try hard not to exert myself that much!) As always my pictures are only so-so, but they seem to capture the atmosphere pretty well. The ball pit was a HUGE hit!


A picture that shows the overall feel of the room.

Ball pit fun!


Future engineers/architects building structures in the room


After the hour of play, we moved to the party room for pizza and cupcakes. We had an Elmo theme which was a huge hit for all of the kids. How did our parents entertain us without Elmo's World (la, la, la, la)?


Chowing down on the pizza


Red Elmo icing seemed like a good idea...


But not so much!

We ran out of time to open presents at the party (in retrospect, Thank Heavens as it is not a quick process with 2 year olds!!) So Monday after work(D's obviously) the girls opened their presents. They loved every single thing that they got (thanks so much!!)...though I have secretly hidden some of them to parcel out over the next 12 months to keep our lives exciting!


Audrey yelling COOKIEEEEEEEE


The girls hosting their own little cooking show. Audrey is yelling HOTTTTT.



Friday, November 13, 2009

Birthday Jumps

Yesterday the girls turned 2!! For their big present we got them an indoor trampoline cause they absolutely love to jump. So last night we had them go wait in their room while we moved it into the basement (which they actually did). They immediately started jumping on it as soon as they walked into the room. It is adorable...

So here is a video of them jumping last night. Listen to Brooke at the end - so funny!


video

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Zoo

The weather was so super this weekend that we decided to make another trip to the zoo. It was a huge success...especially since we try to only go to exhibits where the animals are clearly visible (the girls do not enjoy you pointing to the back corner and explaining that there is an animal laying down there.)


We went into the big monkey house and had great luck. First the orangutans where in there and were hilarious - two of them kept playing under a blanket which the girls thought was very funny. They also came up very close to the glass, which Audrey did not particularly enjoy.

Then as we were getting ready to leave, we stopped at the gorillas. There was one in the back and we stopped to look at it, when they must have herded all the others in from outside. I have never been that close to a giant silver back in my life. Again Audrey was a bit apprehensive (but in her defense I saw several grown men jump back when the gorilla was running toward the window ledge)


My little monkeys...I swear I did not teach them to do this!

Early Birthday

Darren's parents came up to visit a couple of weeks ago (to see the girls and watch the marathon.) Since they were here, we had a mini-pre-birthday celebration for the girls.


The girls really liked their Elmo mini-cupcakes that I made

Opening the presents...and enjoying the bag!


Trying out their new rides...pedaling is still a challenge.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Last Halloween Post

Unfortunately Halloween here was a pretty rainy day - and it gets dark here so early, so we took the girls to just a few houses on our street. They really liked it. At each door they would say "or treat." We are not sure where the trick went, but they focused in on the really important part - the candy. Which they LOVED! fortunately it was daylight savings time so the girls used that extra hour to burn off the sugar.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Life with Twins...

I think that this picture taken by my friend Renee sums up what life with the girls is like: