Sunday, May 25, 2008
Oh yeah, welcome S&R to the blog. They're already famous for their wedding video that I posted on YouTube last year!
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
One of the gifts they gave us were the "I'm a Pepper" bibs for the girls. At this point they can almost wear them as dresses! There are a couple of matching blankets on order as well that are waiting for delivery from the company store.
Last weekend we had a couple mini-shoots for the girls. For this picture we put them both into one of their bouncy chairs. The chairs matched the bib color almost perfectly. The late afternoon sun shone in the back windows in the living room where their round seats are most of the time anyway. So it was just a matter of hovering over them for 15 minutes straight waiting for those precious couple seconds where neither was moving, crying, hitting their sister, or crumpling up the bib!
And yes, we're working on the announcements as well!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
We all enjoyed the Mother's Day Brunch down at the golf course. The buffet was about 50' long and we ran into all kinds of neighbors. It was Ella and Julia's first trip out to a fancy meal so they got all dressed up and slept like champs through the whole thing. Here we are in front of the waterfall on the back patio of the clubhouse. The twins were waking up so it was time to go home and eat!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
We've already moved the girls up to their room. Ok, it is not their room yet, but we've started the transition by putting their crib in there first. (Their room will be the green room at the top of the stairs next to Lauren's room.) So when one of us has night duty they can sleep in the bed still in the room next to the crib.
So the main reason the girls have already moved is that they are pretty noisy, even when they are not crying. Ok, by they I mean Julia. We call her our lamb because she makes little lamb bleating noises all night, in her sleep. Kind of like Lauren's Grackle, but more lamb-like, not so loud, but more frequently. We're waiting to see if the nicknames "Mutton" or "Lambchop" stick.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
It turns out that game was probably the game of the year in Dallas. Overtime, shootout, a goal by Crosby, the whole works. A great time. And Lauren and Meghan had a blast. They especially liked dancing to the music!
So when Meghan was coming back into town I immediately took advantage. Before game 2 of the series I bought tickets for all of us and Art & Kathy to go to Game 6 on Sunday night. Of course then the Stars took the first three games of the series, and we were in the awkward position of not rooting especially hard for the Stars to win so we would be able to see a game when Meghan was in town. Well the Stars aligned and Game 6 was Sunday night.
Here is where the planning went awry. The game was scheduled late (8pm) so VS. could show another game earlier. However that game never happened so it was a late game for no reason. Then we also hadn't exactly planned on Lauren and Meghan playing all day full-out, including 4 hours in the hot tub in the burning sun. And we definitely didn't plan on the 8th longest game in NHL history.
The meltdown started when we took our seats. Lauren lost it because she wanted to sit in my seat and not hers next to Meghan. Neither of the girls liked the whole "wave the towels" thing that happens in the playoffs. A rough start.
The first couple periods were excellent. We kept the girls entertained with food (popcorn, then ice cream). The third period is when things fell apart. A goal over Turco's shoulder tied it up. The girls went to sleep. The game went to overtime.
The first overtime was a madhouse on the ice. Scoring opportunities everywhere. The second and third overtimes were shaky, with the Stars players obviously tired and the Sharks seeming to get an abundance of one-on-one opportunities alone in front of the net. But in Turco we trust, and he stood on his head to keep the puck out of the net and the Stars in the game.
So by that time it was 12:45 or so and I couldn't justify spending another overtime or three before getting Lauren and myself home to bed. So I said our goodnights to Mike, Art, and Kathy and I carried Lauren out to the car. About 1:24 in the morning we were nearly home on the interstate when Morrow scored the game winner. Sounded good on the radio!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
After a direct flight from Raleigh via Detroit she finally arrived met Julia. She was good and didn't wake her up to hold her and kiss her despite all her instincts. Here she kissing Julia once she got up for her late afternoon feeding. After that it was off to the hospital to meet Ella!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
We found out Ella was being taken care of by a Tarheels fan today so that made us feel better. Miss Ella wore some of her Tarheels bling as well. Nurse Michelle vacations with her family each year in Emerald Isle (where Alice and Larry have a place), small world!