Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday phone dump

Josh at music hour
Emma and Josh at music hour
Emma at music hour
Emma painting with water
Josh painting with water
Emma's "model pose"
Josh cutting pizza
What Emma looks like if she is out 20 minutes passed bedtime

Thursday, June 28, 2012

TIDWTFT: The Emma v. Josh version

I know when people have twins, they talk a lot about treating each child like an individual and not as one unit. I have learned that this might be more applicable to same sex twins or even identical twins, where it would be pretty easy to group them together or compare them. This does not seem to be the case with Emma and Josh.  Although they do have similar physical features, they are pretty night and day when it comes to a lot of other things:


Emma:  She loves food.  She is always telling me "I am hungry, mama!"  If I tell her I am going to give her a couple crackers, she gets mad and tells me "I want a lot of crackers."

Josh: He could take it or leave it when it comes to food.  And a lot of the time? He leaves it.  Like just won't eat dinner.  Dan begged him to eat 3 spoonfuls of mashed potatoes tonight.  Also? He doesn't like pizza.  (I know.  I think its strange, too)


Emma: She loves to sleep. (Probably because she is in a food coma most of the time.) She lays down, grabs her baby doll, puts her thumb in her mouth and falls asleep.

Josh:  He could also take it or leave it when it comes to sleep.  He does eventually quiet down at night and go to bed but the second I walk in the nursery in the morning, he jumps up and says "I'm coming out!"


Emma:  She is wild and likes to be chased, kick soccer balls and run around.

Josh:  He also likes to run around but if we are playing ball in the front yard, he will tire of it quickly and prefers to dig in a big mound of dirt.

Those are some of the big ways they are different.  No matter how different they are though, they are always still such buddies.   I love seeing them interact with one another, it makes my day!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Down on the farm

We have a small farm right up the road from us and  we stopped in to check it out. I have been driving past it for years, but now that I had kids and they are old enough to not try to climb into the animal pens, we were excited to stop by.

Checking out the animals

Emma got close each time but Josh stood back further



Checking out the pigs.  Josh kept saying "Look mama, they are rolling in mud!"

With a horse

Emma and Josh loved this rabbit named Winston

Me and Emma (and her ice cream sandwich.  Of course we had ice cream...)

Josh eating his ice cream sandwich

I swear, they might look bad at us but they weren't


Leaving the farm

Friday, June 22, 2012

Friday Phone Dump

Thursday, June 21, 2012

More Father's Day

The pictures from this week's TDIWTFT are from our Father's Day celebration with Dan's family. We also went to my family's house on Sunday and I got some pictures, too.
In the pool

Josh dumping water

Emma playing in the water

Emma pushing the car that blows bubbles

Josh taking his turn

Reading a book with daddy

They insisted on eating their own ice cream out of their own bowl

Messy ice cream eater

Josh with his ice cream

They love their ice cream



Its been a hot week here, even though summer just officially started yesterday. Emma and Josh have spent the week playing in the baby pool, running through the sprinkler and eating ice cream. Sounds like summer to me!

1. She is becoming very independent.  She wants to do everything by herself including climbing into her car seat.  This means it takes no less than 15 minutes to get into the car and go anywhere.

2. She loves to run around and play ball with Dan.  She really likes catching the ball (or trying to catch the ball) but her favorite is kicking it.  She can even dribble a soccer ball and yesterday I watched her kick it all over the yard without stopping.

me and Emma

She loves beach balls, too

Talking to Uncle Kevin

Playing cornhole with Nana

Pretty Emma


1. He has started calling us "Mom" and "Dad" instead of "Mommy" and "Daddy." He sounds so grown up saying it that way.

2. He loves to drink milk.  Its not uncommon for me to fill up his 10 oz cup all the way to the top and for him to hand it back 5 minutes later, saying "more please!"

Dan, Uncle Kevin, Papa and Josh


Running and being silly

Taking a green onion from Dan's parents' garden

Riding the alligator see-saw with Dan