Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat

Kyla had both a zebra and an elephant costume to choose from. We did both. Piper was the sweetest butterfly. But why does Kyla get all the candy?

Yeah, that's actually not a costume--it's my current hairstyle.

Melina the Bumble Bee, Kyla's favorite babysitter, poses wih the girls. Kyla's elephant hood looks more realisitic when she's looking down to eat her candy.

Halloween: The Musical, by Kyla

Trick or Treat

Smell My Feet

Give Me Something Good to Eat!
More. Please.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Everybody loves a baby....

With "Grandpa" Jim

And with Suzanne, who really seems to want to be a grandma! (Isn't she a little young for that?)

Sunday, October 26, 2008

They play!

It's getting fun to watch Kyla and Piper play together.

Sorry about the background noise in the second one--I'm brushing with the Sonicare.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


(The girls in better days....last week.)
IIIIIIII. Octo. Eight. Not quite my lucky number. This is the number of times I've been vomited upon in one day. (Today, it's only been three times and it's already 4pm). I brought a bug home from Mexico that wiped me out for more than a day. Almost a week later, Kyla and Dwayne caught the same bug. Yesterday morning, as Kyla was nearing the finish line with this virus, Piper got it. So in an entirely different way, this bug is wiping me out for a second time. On the plus side, the girls are both sleeping a lot more, and at the same times, so I have more time to do the additional loads of laundry.

To be a bit bloggy, I have an expanded definition of "friend": one who hear's your plight, and brings over her entire collection of Planet Earth to watch with your sick children as well as a grande hot chocolate as a special treat. Thank you, again, Karen. Kindness is it's own cure.


Saturday, October 18, 2008


We (Dwayne, Piper, and I with 9 others) went to Mexico last week. Upon return, I promptly got sick. Now Kyla and Dwayne are sick, so it will be a while before I do some real updates. In the meantime, Sharla and I have posted pictures of the vacation at

Thursday, October 16, 2008


For almost a month now, Piper has been "scootching" backwards until she hits a wall or gets stuck in a corner. But this morning, I caught her crawling forwards a few steps for the very first time!
This video doesn't prove that claim, of course, but she's pretty cute anyway.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

8 Months Old!

Piper is exactly 8 months old today! Here's a picture of her with Big Ted.

Kyla (now 25.5 months old) wants to see herself on camera, leading to the always-flattering "shoot me" portrait.

And now for the grand finale....

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Listen carefully...

Kyla finds my MP3 player while we unpack from Mexico. On it, I have several children's albums and a parenting book. I let her listen to the children's songs.