Loose Teeth

Builder and Animal are growing up, or at least their mouths tell us so.  They both have loose teeth.  Animal has 2 and Builder has one.  Also, they announced they were ready to start reading.  So we got started.  They are a bit unsure of this, but are giving it a go because they want to do it.  Finding time for each of them to have one-on-one time with mommy and a book is sometimes challenging, but we persevere.

BW is getting into everything.  The freezer is constantly being left open and a trail of frozen cheese, nuts, carob chips are left behind.  There is no safe place to hide anything anymore.  Just when I thought I had entered a bit of a sweet spot, she has changed it up for me.  I can't even have a shower without her climbing up on the counter, plugging the sink and watching the water over flow.  HMmm.  Oh and she is even tall enough to open doors.  So, out the door she goes and hello world. 

Did I ever mention that my children are very independent thinkers!!


We had a great weekend at the "Big Golf Course" as the kids like to call it.  We have gone every year for years, but missed last year because of scheduling issues with work.  This time was the best so far.  Beefcake and I didn't even attempt anything on our own (golf or spa treatment) and instead played with the kids.  We hiked and geocached, we swam, we hit golf balls and putted, we relaxed, we ate take out, we visited a nature discovery center.  All in all, it was awesome.  The sleeping situation was a bit lacking, but we have a plan for next year.

 After an initial attempt to jump in the hot tub and swim on his own, he decided a life jacket was a good thing =)
 I am trying to incorporate more pictures of myself, even if you cannot see me very well.

The twins are turning into quite the swimmers.  They spent most of the time diving for spoons.