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Annie turned two today. Her Grandma and Grandpa Brown came over in the morning and spent a few hours playing with her. She loves it when the grandparents come over because they’ll push her and her sister on the swing as long as they want. They also brought over a couple more presents including what [...]
Yesterday as I was driving home I saw sone yellow signs for a garage sale. I went ahead and drove by it. I saw a Little Tikes cube toy that I thought I would ask the price of. I was sure it would be more than I had with me. It was not! It was [...]
Annie is finallly a full fledged Italian! Last night she was slurping her spaghetti She did it like a pro!
Today we took all three girls for their well checks. Two 2 year old checks and one 6 month old check. Maddie is quite the chub!!! She is now up to 17 pounds and 8 ounces. Just for good measure I will let you know that Annie and Kimberly were right around 17 pounds at [...]
I need feedback regarding this issue. I believe that people honor Stay at Home Moms. I believe that the very essence of our country was founded on women who stayed home to rear their children. I believe that being a Stay at Home Mom has just as much value, actually more, than being a professional. [...]
Kimberly and Annie recieved babies twins for their birthday. They are so cute with them. They have been pushing them around in the strollers they received, feeding them bottles, cuddling them, and sleeping with them last night. The cutest thing ever was last night when Annie was feeding her baby a bottle. She went over [...]
We had The Girls second birthday party today and it went very well. I’ve uploaded the pictures we took to our gallery. The theme we picked for this year’s party was farm animals: we bought several related party favors over the Internet but The Girls’ favorite—by far—were two Mylar balloons of a pig and a [...]
Madeline is on the move. She can be placed on the floor and will scoot over to whatever she wants. She is very determined to play with Kimberly and Annie. I love to see them interacting with her. They can be so rough with one another, but with her they are so gentle and kind. [...]
Today Kimberly turned 2 so I stayed home from work. You may remember that we bought The Girls a Jump-o-lene for their birthdays; we gave it to them this morning and they loved it. Well, actually, Kimberly loved it—Annie just enjoyed it. (I think it’s because Annie can’t really jump yet and Kimberly can.) Kimmie [...]
“Pacifier Use May Help Prevent SIDS”: I can totally believe this and I am very glad that all of our girls love a nighttime pacifier. (And you wondered how Maggie from The Simpsons was able to stay alive so long in that crazy household.)
Diaper-Free Baby: here’s some FAQ if you’re interested in potty training your newborn. *ahem* I’m dubious, at best. The cost of a mistake by a newborn is very much not pretty.
Tonight Mommy and Daddy went on a date! It was fabulous. We went to fondue at The Melting Pot. Bill had been promising me fondue for years. Finally it happened. The cheese was great! The salad was inviting! The main course was delectable! Finally, the desert was divine!! We spent the majority of the time [...]
Lately Kimmie is obsessed with her “happy cake.” Yesterday she told Bill and I that she wants a “monkey holding happy cake!” Where am I supposed to get that!?!?!?!? She also wants a bike or a firetruck! She is getting a trike from Grandma and Grandpa, but a firetruck. Hmmm . . . I don’t [...]
[UPDATE (bbrown): Note, these were posted on October 11th. They're dynamic and real-time so they change every day. We didn't think to take a snapshot. Sorry.]
Which is easier, better, etc…? I get asked these questions all the time. Not an easy one to answer for each is better in their own way. Twins are great beacuse there are two! You and your husband can each hold a baby. When you are rocking the two of them your arms are completely [...]
“Katie Holmes will try for drug-free, ‘silent birth’”: proof positive that Scientology is totally crazy (if Tom Cruise’s behavior wasn’t proof enough for you).
Today Kimberly’s present arrived. It is the Jump-o-lene. If you have seen her lately you would know that this is a great match for her. She loves to jump. She jumps on all the time. Tonight she and Annie were prentending to be frogs. They were jumping all over the living room. We are planning [...]
You can have it too! Today I made finger paints for my girls. They loved it. Here is the recipe: 2 cups cold water 3 tsp sugar 1/2 cup cornstarch 1 tbsp light corn syrup liquid food coloring small bowls with lids In a small pot, stir water, sugar, and cornstarch. Whisk over low heat [...]
Annie’s also been doing some neat little things that I’ve noticed in the diminished hours I’ve spent at home of late. The biggest thing, to me at least, is that she reminds me so much of myself. She zones out while watching the TV, she shovels food instead of eating them delicately, and she’s intensely [...]
Tonight I fed Madeline her squash for the first time. She has a big appetite and she was getting mad at me for taking too long with the bites. Up to now—rather, lately—we’ve divvied up The Girls so that I take care of the two big girls when I’m home and Sandi fulfills Madeline’s needs. [...]« Previous Entries