Saturday, December 18, 2010

Christmas Party

Colin and Ava met Santa for the first time at the Mom's Club Christmas Party...

Ava looking for a seat.

Colin hamming it up...

All the kids waiting patiently.

And waiting...

Santa arrives, Ava investigates from a distance.

Ava decides to get a bit closer...

Really warming up to Santa now.

And Ava parks herself right in front of the big guy!

A Colin sighting...

Ava couldn't be budged from in front of Santa - she's a big fan!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday to my now TWO-year old twins! Their birthday was on Friday, but we were in sunny Penfield, NY for Thanksgiving which gave me no time to post! I'll also follow this post up with some pictures of our visit with family.

My little nuggets are no longer babies...they are definitely toddlers, little people if you will. When I was pregnant with them, I remember the strong desire to at least make it until Thanksgiving, because that would only be a month early. It was my mental goal to hold on until then to give them the best possible chance. I like to think that we made it -- albeit 2 hours shy. And they did have a great start...just 2+ weeks in the NICU at Beth Israel in Boston without any need for respiratory aid.

And now Colin knows his ABC's and how to count to 10?!? He's two?!? And Ava can build block castles to the sky (until Colin comes and knocks them down of course!)

And why is it that my kids don't like CAKE?!?! As you can see below, we were thankful that someone did -- Hi cousin Katie!!!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fall Photo Shoot

Just a few more fall photos! Colin has since had his hair cut -- boy, did he need it! If only I had 20 hands, it would be easy to get 2 toddlers to sit still, look at the camera AND smile for a picture. My advice is to put them on something -- a bench, a rock, just something that let's their feet dangle giving you a millisecond to snap your shot!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

More Leaves!

One last weekend of leaf removal... although these two love it so much they'd like to do it every day!

And here's a fantastic video of Daddy pelting Mommy and Colin with leaves:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Toy pile

In Ava's spare time, she brings Daddy her toys one by one. When he is completely covered, she climbs up to admire her work.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Leaf Pile

Enjoying our leaf piles and making the most of the last days of fall before cold and snowy winter comes...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Halloween Kick-off

Last week, the MOM's Club of Charlton hosted a Halloween party at the library. Cupcakes, dancing, games and even a parade through the Adult and Children's floors in search of candy! I'm so glad that I joined this group of's an invaluable resource for me and the twins since we left our friends and comfort zone back in Boston. Colin chose a monkey costume (again!) and Ava was completely smitten with this peacock costume we saw in Old Navy. I also had to include some pictures of Ava wearing my witch hat complete with hair attached! We have 2 more parties this week plus Halloween night itself, so I'm sure we'll have more pictures!