Monday, May 9, 2011

Happy Easter

The girls were pretty spoiled this year with three Easter egg hunts. Fortunately, the candy somehow disappeared and we managed to make it through without too many sugar crashes. Here are some pics from our Easter events. Here we are Egg dying with cousin, Giselle. I found a couple of great tips online, first, to use puppy pads (for potty training puppies) for easy cleanup for spills. It worked great, we laid it across our dying surface and it soaked up the spills right away. Second, to use a muffin tin for drying eggs. We still ended up putting some in the carton because each girl had her own segmented carton, but it just gets soggy with the dye that drains off of it.  Maybe next year we'll have a muffin tin for each girl to put her eggs in.  I liked the idea, because it'll drain off into the tin without getting the carton soggy.

 Serious hunting...

 Face full of anticipation
 I found an your basket

"Let me know when you find them all, I'll be on the slide" - Grace

 I can't even remember what bossy comment she was saying, and frankly I don't know if I even heard her over my laughter at her expression. The hands-on-hips stance is getting more frequent around here.

Grace's First Shiner

Exactly two days after her second birthday, and happy birthday pictures, Grace fell on the cement and hit her head. The bump on her forehead, drained down to her eye and in a matter of hours she had a black eye.  Hope commented that evening that Grace's eye "had a rainbow over it." Another day or two later and it just kept looking worse. Here's the t-shirt I made for the occasion and the shiner in all it's glory.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Changes in the Girls' Room

Last month we made some changes in the Girls' room, the most noticeable one was a bunk/loft bed for Hope and the twins. I had been looking at this bed about a year ago, and happened to think about it again and looked on Craigslist at the right time and found an amazing deal that I couldn't pass up. So, here's the Doll House Loft bed. The twins sleep on the bottom, and Hope loves her Big Girl bed on the top. I love that everyone is excited about their own bed, not that I don't make visits when getting girls settled down. 

Here's Hope peeking through her top bunk window.
Here are all three girls up on Hope's bunk.
And here's the other change I made.  Hope has her own dresser and that's fine for her.  For a while, with the twins clothes, I had three large baskets and I would simply sort their clothes into tops, bottoms, and pajamas. But then I felt like I was looking for things within the baskets a lot, or I'd find one top from a set, but not the coordinating top for her sister, which is frustrating when you know you have it.  So, thanks to Janine (another twin mom friend of mine) who said she hung all her twin's clothes up in sets, I was inspired to do the same. Things are a lot more organized and easy to find coordinating sets. Although, now Joy and Grace think they get to have more input in what they wear and try to pick things out without considering mommy's selling points, such as, how easily can they take off these clothes or will their knees get skinned up at the park in this outfit? Skinned knees have been a more frequent occurrence lately and create a lot of drama because neither Joy nor Grace wants to wear a band-aid, and they both can't handle seeing the boo-boo and persistently try to pull their clothes down to cover it. If they're wearing a dress, they're pulling it down every time they sit down.  I made the mistake of dressing in Joy in short pajamas one night forgetting about the boo-boo and had to go change her into pants because she was so distressed that she couldn't pull her shorts down to cover the boo-boo on her knee.