Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Tadpole Habitat

Our tadpoles are happy in their new home. We can start to see their teeny-tiny little legs forming. Our neighbor, Sara, is going to tadpole-sit while we are on vacation. I'm sure they will be much bigger when we return.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Amara says "HI!"

Amara has recently started to say hi and bye by waving. It's really cute to watch her tiny hand bounce in the air!

Broccoli is great for wound healing!

A couple days ago, we were eating dinner as a family. I made cooked broccoli and Lily said she didn't want any. As her parents, Steve and I proceeded to tell her about why we eat broccoli and the fun you can have doing it. Steve showed her how to pretend you're a giant and pick up a "tree" (broccoli) and take a bite while I explained that broccoli is loaded with vitamins and minerals and particularly a great source of Vitamin C which has wound-healing properties. I said, "That means if you get a cut or a little ow-ee, broccoli helps it to heal and get better." She took some broccoli and ate it all. Yesterday, on 3 different occasions, after a fall or a bump or a scrape or a scratch, Lily would come to me begging for a piece of broccoli. She doesn't like bandaids, by the way, because when you pull them off, it hurts. So, I gave Lily leftover broccoli from the night before. Today, we were out of broccoli. Poor Lily got a sliver in her foot, but she would not let me pull it out. She screamed and screamed and screamed, so I left her alone for a few minutes to calm down. After a couple minutes, Lily requested broccoli, so I had to blog about it. All I have to say is, Lily's future husband better stock up on broccoli for the birth of their first child.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

TADPOLERS! A week older...

Boy didn't they grow. And they eat more than we thought they would. There is some lettuce floating in there with them, to simulate plantlife in the pond.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Amara wants to say something, too!

Here's Amara articulating the effects of technology on young minds.

Long Elephant or Tattoo??? You decide.

I was on the phone yesterday with my mom when I looked over and saw Lily drawing on herself. I quickly said, "Lily! Don't draw on yourself." And she responded, "I didn't." To which I replied, "Oh, really. Then what is that on your arm?" I was surprised to hear her say, "Nothing," because it sure looked like something to me. I decided to ask her again about her drawing this morning, but this time in a calmer fashion to see if she would be more open to talking about it. That is when I found out that she was just drawing a long elephant. That's all. Just a long elephant. I'm sure it would have been a more detailed drawing if I hadn't stopped her yeaterday.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tadpoles- our new family pets

Hey! Check out our cute tadpoles! They grow fast! We've only had them for 2 days and they've probably doubled in size. I can't wait to see their legs grow! Lily loves them and Amara wants to eat them.

Our neighbor, Sarah, gave them to us. Her brother visited and brought some toad eggs to her for her kids to experience the beginnings of toadlife. She said that she has tons and she's giving them to the neighbor kids now.

When they grow up, we will release them into the pond a few minutes from our house. If we get bored of them or don't want them anymore, we'll just give them back to our neighbor.

Just Another Day with the Cutest Kids on the Planet

Yah, this is my full-time entertainment...AND THEY WORK FOR FREE! We love our daughters and their smiles make us smile.