Thursday, March 12, 2009

Our Indian Princess

Ella received a very special present from our neighbors across the street who went to India to visit family for a month during the Christmas holidays. When Rinisha got home from her trip, she came over with a beautifully wrapped package -- a gorgeous beaded tunic with pants and a scarf to match. Ella seems to think she is an indian princess now -- she wears this every chance she gets and would probably sleep in it if she could. She even got her hair cut to match Rinisha, and no one can convince her that doesn't look like Rinisha's twin. Her fish-belly white skin, fair hair, blue eyes and blond eyelashes don't faze her in the least.

Scrambled Eggs with Cars

It's been about 3 months since Sam really discovered cars and trucks, and yes, he is OBSESSED. Ella always walked around with a dolly or two (or five, or 15. . . whatever she could fit in her pockets and diaper bag). Luke walks around with a whistle and a tambourine, and Sam, well, he can't eat, sleep or play without at least one car or truck. During breakfast this morning, he had so many cars piled on his tray that I couldn't fit his breakfast on it. I asked him what he wanted me to do. "It fit right theya, mommy" and pushed a few cars to the side. Clearly, there was plenty of room for his eggs. What was I thinking?!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Going a Sweet Tomatoes!

So, the twins are 2 1/2, but they don't communicate like Ella did at this age. They speak in broken english about "NOT my taking nap", "My watch a Scooby Scooby Goo!!!" or "My make a magic snake poo a potty!" Needless to say, it was with surprise and a few stifled giggles that I received Luke's demand when we got home from church on Sunday. He informed me, while holding my alarm clock, "Mommy, we have three minutes. Need to get in the car. We going a Sweet Tomatoes!!" I looked at him, and he smiled a cute little smile and restated his "request". Hmmm. . .maybe we do go there too much. (Oh, and yes, this picture is of Luke on the toilet eating peppermint ice cream. Don't ask! I included this because I didn't have the presence of mind to take a picture of him holding the clock and smiling.)