Friday, July 31, 2009

Elaborate Design

And the cushion houses are getting pretty big around here!

First cookies!

Bea and Inga tried their first chocolate chip cookies today. They were a hit!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Max and Ruby

Graham loves Max and Ruby, two bunny characters created by Rosemary Wells. Ruby is the older sister and rather bossy. She spends her time directing Max, which is something that I can relate closely to as I was very much a director growing up. But Graham doesn't let me be Ruby when we play Max and Ruby because, like his mother, he enjoys being in charge.

"Mama, you be Max and I will be Ruby." (surprise).

"Let's fight!"

"No, Max, like THIS!"

"Max, we need to go to grandma's. Get in the car, Max. I have the map. You will sit in the passenger seat and I will drive us because you are too little to drive but I am not. I am big."

"Max, you have to come over here. Now! And no whining. I said that for a reason." own words begin to haunt me...

"And now let's fight again!"

The characters never actually fight in the books, and Graham doesn't fight with his sisters, either. His idea of fighting is waving things around really fast, panting like a dog, and laughing, all at the same time.
It's pretty fun to play Max and Ruby, even if I have to be Max.

Balloons, bikes, and pasta

Graham has been practicing blowing up balloons for the balloon rocket races that we're having at his party on Wednesday. He still needs a little help :)

Inga's first pasta supper was a hit. And a mess.

Bea has figured out how to climb on things. Here, she has gotten herself on the little bike and rocks back and forth.

And here she is, perched in her new favorite spot: the hearth.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Friday, July 24, 2009

Week in review

Bea has been standing up in her crib when she doesn't want to sleep.

Mom made me my 31st birthday cake!

Aunt Emily and Inga being silly

Libby and her dimples

For my birthday we took the kids to Northgate mall where we rode the carousel, Graham rode the train, and the girls enjoyed the cars.

Inga and Graham playing at Duke Park

Bea and Inga were fascinated with the other kids running around

Notice Bea's flyaways :)

Oh Gaga, we're going to miss you!!!!


Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mom came to help with the kids while David spends two weeks at Pope Air Force Base. We added to our party on Sunday when Emily and baby Elisabeth flew in from Houston. Graham and the girls have enjoyed their cousin Libby and I have enjoyed spending quality time with some of my best friends!
ETA: David did come home Thursday night to get a uniform, in case you were wondering who among us was holding baby Libby with such ghastly hairy legs and arms.