Archive for August, 2004
The Girls have become quite sophisticated gourmands. In the picture above, you can see them dining on a morning repast of whole bananas and frozen waffles. They’ve also recently ate their first meal of macaroni and cheese. I’m told that they also like green beans, rice, bread, and bagels.
Apparently, some people discipline their children using a technique called “hot saucing”, advocated by Lisa Whelchel as part of the facts of life. It seems like a really stupid practice and I would never use it with The Girls. One thing that strikes me about it is the escalation process as the child becomes inured [...]
Today Kimberly took 2 steps to her Grandma Gatti. Grandma was so excited and happy. I just can’t believe that they are both so mobile! They are able to get into so much more now. My little explorers!
Today I was feeling crummy. Annie is teething and both girls have had diarrhea since Thus. Now Bill is home with the same problem. So I decided to take a bubble bath. Kimberly was up so I let her crawl around in my bathroom. She loves to explore the closet. Well, this time she spent [...]
Tricycle for Two: cool!
I taught Kimberly how to high five a couple of weeks ago. Apparently, I neglected to mention this to Sandi. I guess she now knows what it’s like to be me: finding out about the cool things that The Girls do when I’m not around long after the fact. It’s a 37 second, 1.5MB QuickTime [...]
I have to keep telling Annie to sit down. She has been standing and cruising along the furniture and taking steps here and there. Today she stood up holding onto the wall. Turned to look at me and started walking!!!! She took 7 steps before she fell into my arms!!! I cannot believe how much [...]
Please excuse me for a moment while I send these thoughts out into the universe: Elizabeth Irene Mommy loves you just as much as ever. I miss you terribly today and long for a day when we will meet again!
We may have made a mistake. Annie’s hair seems to be comming in red. Red hair is not a problem unless your name is Annie. Oh, and it seems to be comming in curly too!!! What were we thinking. So my idea is to switch their names. People confuse them all the time. It amazes [...]
Kimberly has had a rash on her bottom that would not go away. I tried many different remedies. Except putting her in a baking soda bath, which my mother swore would fix the problem. At any rate, she had the rash for over a week and being the nervous mother that I am I took [...]
I posted a couple of days ago that Kimmie said her first word, Mama. Well, Annie has been saying the same word over and over. It is baby. She says it all the time. It is the cutest thing. I guess she knows she is the baby!
Kimberly is so smart yesterday she figured out how to pull a tab to make her block jiggle. It is a Baby Einstein block that has a frog on it. When you pull the frog’s leg it jiggles and makes the baby laugh. She was playing independently and figured out how to use her new [...]
I went to have the girls picture and the photographer caught the most beautiful picture of them. It really caught their *twinness* They are so caring for each other. Annie was crying and worried and Kimberly reached over and held onto her shoulder. Annie calmed down immediately. I love that they are so close! They [...]
Every night we feed our girls, give them a bath, and then massage them and get them dressed for bed. Last night Bill was getting Annie ready. Then he took her downstairs to read books with him. I stayed upstairs and rocked and fed Kimberly. Then I fed Annie and rocked her. When I was [...]
The “twins” have gotten to be so much fun! I love having the two of them together. They have noticed each other for many months now, but just recently they have really been interacting. They are so interested in each other. They like to laugh and play together. It is the cutest thing! Of course, [...]
Inquiring minds want to know! For those of you who are wondering if the Brown family will be kept at 4 or if we are still thinking of making an addition. We have decided that we would like to leave that up to fate. We are so happy and feel so blessed to have our [...]
This makes my heart melt! Yesterday while I was at the doctor Kimmie saw a picture of me and started calling for Mama!!! Bill showed her other pics but she did not want anything to do with them. Just Mama! I cannot believe how lucky I am! She says Mama all the time but I [...]
Could this be the perfect baby Halloween costume?
A couple of weeks ago, I made a vague announcement about some exciting news. We weren’t planning on making anything specific until we had our new domain set up—sort of a housewarming for FiveBrowns.com. That’s right, not FourBrowns.com. FiveBrowns. Unfortunately, we are back to FourBrowns.com. We found out that the embryo we were growing in [...]