Back to Normal


It’s amazing how easy the kids transition back to normal home life after a week away on vacation.  As soon as we got out of the van, the 3 of them scurried to the play area (which we organized prior to leaving) and started tearing everything out of the storage bins.  They were all so . . . → Read More: Back to Normal

Ruslan and Wyatt’s Favorite Place in the Beach House


One of the best unexpected features of the beach house is the upstairs deck on the front of the house.  It is accessible from the great room and it is completely enclosed – no steps to reach the lower decks.  So this deck is basically a big, outside play area!  They can walk in . . . → Read More: Ruslan and Wyatt’s Favorite Place in the Beach House

Our Saturday Adventure to Soergel’s Farm


Since Scott returned home from Guam, we have been trying to have a family outing each Saturday.  Something kid friendly followed by dinner out with the kids (2 parents vs 3 kids at a restaurant – 2 of whom throw food and sippy cups on occasion…it gets interesting).

This past Saturday we decided to go . . . → Read More: Our Saturday Adventure to Soergel’s Farm

Troubles with Two Toddlers


As I mentioned in the last post there are some positives to having two toddlers to entertain each other.  On the other hand, one toddler can be handful and when you double the toddler drama things get interesting, messy and loud.

Tasks that should be simple – put a clean diaper and clothes on a small . . . → Read More: Troubles with Two Toddlers

Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they are playing


When I was pregnant with the boys everyone told me after the first year (which would be hard – hard is an understatement), that having twins was easier than having one child because they have a constant playmate available.  That made a lot of sense since at the time Juliana was 3 and constantly . . . → Read More: Sometimes it’s hard to tell if they are playing

The Toddler Escapades Continue


Wyatt is very tall and the benefit for him is that he can get into a little bit more trouble than Ruslan.  He is also scary smart – he is always 2 steps ahead, for example: he is across the room and sees that the TV remote is stashed on the back of the . . . → Read More: The Toddler Escapades Continue

Climbing the Stairs

The getting into everything and fearless climbing (onto and over furniture now) continues.  The only time that they have access to climb the stairs is at bath time.  As soon as the gate between the living room and the hallway is open, they drop to the floor and crawl as quickly as they can . . . → Read More: Climbing the Stairs

Children’s Museum with G

My Mom stayed home with us when we young so we had plenty of one-on-one time with her.  Since my Dad was at work all day, I loved when I would get to go on an adventure with him.  As Juliana has gotten older, she has been going on adventures with my Dad – . . . → Read More: Children’s Museum with G

Bitty Baby Gets to Play Outside

Juliana took Bitty outside to play and insisted that she swing in the other swing and she had to hold onto the other swing as well. Bitty also went down the slide which was met with shrieks of delight. Soon Juliana was ready for some climbing and left Bitty in the . . . → Read More: Bitty Baby Gets to Play Outside