Friday, March 23, 2012

birthday quilts!

Now the Twin's beds are complete!
Nancy Woolbright made Rollin and Vivian their very own quilts.
Hand-made by Nancy for Vivian on her 2nd birthday!
Such lovely colors for our Miss Mae.
The softest flannel makes the up the back.
Lots of detailed quilting.

Hand-made for Rollin by Nancy for his 2nd birthday!
Just the right colors for our Rolli V!
So many animals and bright stars to look at.
The soft flannel is perfect next to toddler skin.

Vivian is in LOVE!
She couldn't take her eyes off of her new quilt.

Thank you Nancy!

Our proud new quilt owner is already having a picnic. 



Rolli and Vivian are already attached to the quilts!
And I am absolutely amazed at the quality.
Just beautiful!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Balance Bikes

Happy Birthday month to my kiddos!
They opened up a few early presents at the beginning of the month...
then they opened more than they deserved on their birthday...
Rolli and Vivian are still celebrating their 2nd birthday!
The beautiful springish weather on Sunday made for the perfect day to give Rolli and Viv their new birthday Balance Bikes.  The bikes go well with their birthday Helmets ;)  

Rolli ready for action!

Vivian ready to cruise!

Rolli took off and barely had time to look back for a smile.
Only one day and this guy is already gliding like a pro!

Safety first with these helmets!

All girl from helmet to bike!


Our little toddlers gliding so confidently along the trail.

Daddy and Vivian.
Vivian wanted lots of support from Dad.
She is a 'relaxed' kind of rider.

Even Daddy tried the new balance bikes out...
clearly it's the wrong color for this grown man.
(notice Rolli in the background, he was on the move)

Want to see them in action?
Click the links.

Now you'll know where to find us on a sunny day :)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

checking up at 2!

Rolli and Vivian had their Two Year Well Child check-up today.
Rollin Von weighs 24 lbs and is 34 1/2 inches tall.
Vivian Mae weighs 23 lbs and is 33 3/4 inches tall.
Do you remember when they were just 4 lbs 14 oz and 5 lbs 5 oz?!  
"time flies"

Rolli and Vivian at our favorite pediatrician's office.
We love these girls, they always make our trips to see the Doctor fun!

Now... here are a few pictures that make me smile.
No reason, no order.
Just love.

Still in the hospital.

Snuggled at home.

Mad that I took there blanket away just so I could look at those toes.

First hike.

Super strong with Daddy.

My first born.


My little pumpkin.

Daddy's son.

Laughs for Mommy.



Dressing herself.


Girls night... labor night.

Family pictures.

She is.

We are all looking forward to this year!
Lots more growing to do!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Thank you!

Vivian and Rolli helped me write their 'thank you' notes.
Such good little kids ;)

Vivian was very serious about the task.

Rolli got right down to his work.

"Thank you!"

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Pudding Finger Painting Party!

Happy Birthday Rollin Von!
Happy Birthday Vivian Mae!
one - to - TWO!
We celebrated the twins' 2nd birthday 
(and our 2nd year as parents)
with a 'Pudding Finger Painting Party'!
The finger painting table.... 
errh, the finger licking table!
There was a whole lot more eating than painting going on ;) 

Nice work Rolli!

Just beautiful Vivian!

Birthday artwork on display!

"Happy Birthday!"

All of this pudding finger painting wasn't as messy as I had anticipated.
It's because the kids were careful to get the pudding in their mouths instead of on the floor ;)
But Holy left-over pudding!
Now there is an embarrassingly large quantity of pudding in our refrigerator. 
Pudding anyone?!

Thank you to everyone who joined in the fun!
...and thanks to everyone who sent Birthday wishes our way!

This is what I woke up to this morning.
"Happy Birthday" indeed!

PS:  does anyone have pictures from the party that they'd like to share?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

birthday blankets!

Last week Rolli and Vivian each got an early birthday present!  
The softest most colorful blankets ever!
And these particular blankets have confirmed the rapid maturation of my little ones.
It's all in the dimensions.
Adult size throws.
My baby twins love the larger cuddly size.
Rolli snuggled with his new not-so-little blankie
 that he has already started dragging everywhere.

Vivian's colorful blankie matches her oh-so-lively personality!


Viv loves to cover her face with the softness...

tucked in ready for bed.

Sweet dreams toddler Vivian.

Goodnight toddler Rollin.