Towards the end of July we embarked, again, on what seems to be a helpless, frustrating & uncoordinated mess... The dreaded Family Photo Session. But, much to my surprise, things went relatively smoothly. The photographer was amazing with the Twins & they were extremely well behaved. Well, as behaved as 3.5 year old kids can be while doing something that they totally have NO interest in!! Here are some of our favorites:
In an effort to beat the summer heat, we try to keep the Twins busy with a lot of indoor activities. Of course, Jett is still obsessed w/ his cars. But, they have now turned into modern day Picasso's!! They absolutely LOVE to draw & color. Delilah is very meticulous about trying to stay "inside the lines" & has already learned how to spell & write "mom". I couldn't be more proud. One particular day, we all sat together & decorated sun visors with stickers. Here are some of their latest works of art... Ya never know... could be worth some money some day?
In August, our dear friends, The Walker's, had their son Andre leave for college. To say goodbye we all got together for a BBQ & swim party. It was a great afternoon with truly wonderful friends.
|Delilah "planking" while coloring. She's a multi-tasker|
|Chores: Feeding Homer|
Much to my dismay, Delilah has developed quite the sassy attitude. Unfortunately, I'm fairly confident that she gets that honestly. With that being said... the Time-out chair has been getting a LOT of use lately. And, maybe it's a Twin thing... but, even when she's in time-out, Jett doesn't leave her side. Partners in crime until the end, I guess. (Homer joins them, too, just to keep them company).
September marked a very big milestone for the Twins & myself. They started a Mother's Day Out Program (or as they like to call it... school) 2 days per week, from 9am-2pm. It's at a local church near by, Bulverde Baptist Church. It's been quite the adjustment as I've been strictly a stay-at-home-mom since before they were born (I was on bed rest for a significant part of my pregnancy). While it's definitely nice to have that time to get errands ran & chores done... I must admit, I miss them on the days they are away. I find myself wondering what they are doing; if they are eating well; playing nicely; missing me? Ha Ha. They seem to have jumped in with both feet & are truly loving the school-like atmosphere. As I've mentioned to some already, I pray they will have this same enthusiasm 10 years from now.
During the time they are at school, they allow for a nap/quiet time. For this, they need to have their very own nap mats. So, I tried my hand at sewing the covers myself. They turned out ok & the twins love them.
Just last week the kiddos were invited to a special birthday party of one of their new friends, Sophia. It had a theme from their most favorite movie... Frozen. It was complete w/ a huge bounce house; a face painter & a special guest, Elsa the Queen, herself. They still haven't stopped talking about it!
Until then, hugs & kisses from Rich, myself & the Anderson Twins...