I've really fallen behind in updating the blog with pics and stories about all the stuff we do each week. When this happens, I feel like I can't post the most recent stuff because all that older stuff is still waiting. So I fall more and more behind. Yep, "behinder and behinder", as my Gwenny would say.
We print the blog each year and anything not in the blog is pretty much lost forever so I really have to keep this up. So here are some random pics from the last few weeks. Starting with the most recent and moving backwards:
April 10, 2009 - Our Odd-Year Easter Bunny photo
The girls seem to only tolerate this freaky over sized bunny after a 24 month break.
In 2006, Gwen wasn't having anything to do with him but 2007 gave us <these> cute pics.
Then, last year, both kids were okay with Santa (finally!) but Bunny was on their blacklist.
This year, we waited in line for an hour and Maddy was enthusiastic but Gwen seemed like she was more than ready to give up the odd years bunny ritual too. Not even the bribe of a smooth chocolaty foil wrapped Easter egg would put a smile on her pretty face! But Maddy had enough of a smile for both of them!
April 9, 2009 - Pretty!
Many thanks to Michelle for these beautiful bracelets! The girls love them (and Mommy does too!) and we'll treasure them always!
A few minutes after I took this photo above, Gwen left an opened juice pouch on the floor and Maddy slipped in it and hurt herself (slightly). When I scolded Gwen for indirectly causing her sisters accident, she looked at me incredulously and said "I don't see any blood." Yeah, the compassion brought tears to my eyes too. You might want to remember this if you scroll down to "My Sister, My Friend" and start to get choked up.
April 7, 2009 - You only hurt the one you love.
Here's Gwen "loving" her Kitty. Not sure why Kitty puts up with such nonsense but she seems to thrive on any degree of affection.
April 5, 2009 - Opening Weekend at Gilroy Gardens.
Today was the 2nd day of the new season at Gilroy Gardens. We've waited an eternity to return to this place. It's our third season and even though we love most of our local parks, there really isn't any place we love as much as Gilroy Gardens.
The girls were very excited that Mommy painted their face before we left for the park (a tradition). My skills at "paint facing" (as the kids call it) are a bit rusty but the girls didn't seem to care.
April 4, 2009 - Opening Weekend at Great America.
This was our first time EVER to Great America. How is it possible that we've lived so close to this place for so many years but never visited? They have a great season pass deal that gets us into Great America AND Gilroy Gardens for the entire season. The girls are too short for most of the rides but they can ride some of them (including this bouncy free-fall fun thing below) and it's an easy way to kill an afternoon. When it's hotter, the water park is doing to be pretty awesome!
(That's Daddy on the Junior Jump with Maddy to his right and Gwen to his left)
So that's April so far. I still have two pretty special events from March to share but that will have to wait a bit longer. At least I'm semi caught up now! Phew! And just in time for the Easter pics that are sure to follow later this weekend!