79 weeks old!
We started the week with a visit from Aunt Anne! I was pretty tired that day, but we had a nice visit and I even got to take a nap. We had some lunch together and then all went out to Cup and Top to play for a short time.
Aunt Anne tries out Maya and Ella's rocking boat.
Starting a game of Scrabble while Maya is still napping.
Down the slide at Cup and Top.
On Thursday, I had my first cooking class. It's a series of classes with Paul Sustick, the owner of Paul & Elizabeth's restaurant. We made so many different dishes in the two and a half hours during my first class! I wasn't sure what to expect, but I think it's going to be really fun.
When I got home that afternoon, I took Maya and Ella over to Benita's house for a short visit. It was good to see Benita, and fun to see her boys. We didn't stay very long, but Maya and Ella got tired and hungry, so it was an ordeal to get them back to the car when it was time to leave. Sometimes it's really hard to be one parent with two babies who don't want to cooperate: when one is ready the other is running away, and when you catch the second the first has long since taken off her socks and shoes. GAH!
Avery and Jonah have this great slide in their living room!
There was a line to go down...
...Pinky dog got to go first.
Friends playing the piano together.
Watching the snow fall.
One of the first things we did once the snow started to cover the ground was to bring some inside.
Brett and the girls also did some shoveling.
The next morning, out the back steps...
...that's a lot of snow!
How do we get out of here!?
Maya and Ella make their own path.
A break from shoveling to pull the girls on the sled.
They didn't want to stop.
My turn to pull everyone.
We have a long driveway. It took a long time to shovel.
Our snow-covered river.
On Saturday, we received a wonderful package from Florida full of oranges, and a few other goodies! We have all been enjoying fresh squeezed juice for breakfast. Thanks Mama, Papa, Timmy and Malory!
Maya, enjoying some fresh squeezed juice. She even squeezed it herself!
These necklaces arrived in the package, made by Grandma. They were well-loved immediately.
I don't usually let the girls play with my wallet, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do to get a few minutes to yourself.
Heading out for a bike ride (before the huge snowstorm!).
This large pad of paper from Aunt Anne has been a lot of fun.
Notable things this week include: Both girls now know how to say "Papa", and both girls have been making strides in being able to put their own shoes on (and take them off).
On Sunday, my babies celebrated their second half birthday! Yay! Happy year and a half, Maya and Ella. We love you!