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Mostly Wordless Wendesday – Gingerbread Girls…   18 comments

Bridget loves to make cookies, but this was the first time the girls got to taste some of our handiwork. After a celebratory “cheers” (is it bad my daughter tells me to drink more wine, and my toddlers know how to cheers before their first birthday?? LOL) the girls chowed down. Well, sort of… Taylor demolished her cookie and started attempting to pick up the crumbles left on KCs plate. KC kept half-heartedly gumming hers, but I’m pretty sure she was confused as to what all the fuss was about. And now that I’ve posted these pictures, i’ve just noticed that my husband has (yet again) given Taylor a mowhawk after her bath… Again?!?
 
Bridget and Taylor "cheers" their gingerbread cookies!

Bridget and Taylor "cheers" their gingerbread cookies!

Taylor's first taste of Christmas Gingerbread
Taylor’s first taste of Christmas Gingerbread
Kennedy's first taste of Xmas gingerbread
Kennedy’s first taste of Xmas gingerbread
Hmmm - KC's not sure if she really likes this gingerbread stuff
Hmmm – KC’s not sure if she really likes this gingerbread stuff
Love how she holds everything like such a little lady - pinkie raised and all!
Love how she holds everything like such a little lady – pinkie raised and all!

 

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Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Three Carseats Across…   22 comments

Three across the backseat

Three across the backseat

Well, they’re not the best photos in the world, but for those that haven’t seen our personal brand of chaos when it comes to road trips, here it is folks… This is what happens when a family flat out refuses to move into the mini-van. Yup, they do make a carseat that fits 3 across the average backseat (ours is a Hyundai Santa Fe): the Sunshine Kids Radian. Because it is built on a steel frame Read the rest of this entry »

Mostly Wordless Wednesday: Are They Ready Yet??   12 comments

A few nights ago, Bridget was struck with the urge to bake. Badly. This minute. There was no putting her off – we were going to bake, whether Mommy liked it or not. So I went downstairs and grabbed the PC Gingerbread Cookie Dough box that I had bought to try for just such an occasion. Yup, its gingerbread from a box, and honestly people, this stuff is totally YUMMM! A little harder than I like my gingerbread (translation: so soft it seems only half-baked), but for crisp yummy goodness, this Gingerbread scores a total 9 out of 10. And the box mad a gazillion cookies! I was totally impressed. I think I paid $3.99 for the box, and all I added was a 1/4 cup of unsalted butter and some water. Here are some photos of our weeknight baking adventure…

Dusting the flour from our fingers

Dusting the flour from our fingers

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Just hear those sleigh bells jinglin’…   5 comments

 
Merry Christmas from the Stewarts!

Merry Christmas from the Stewarts!

This weekend, we spent a wonderful morning with our circle of friends friends visiting Halton District’s Christmas Town. While it was quite pricey ($80 for our family of 5), the company made the trip more than worthwhile, and the money all goes to a good cause (Halton Conservation works to protect the watershed and provides wildlife education at schools).
 
We were a wee bit leary about how the kids would handle the 45 minute drive up to Mountsberg, but it was a breeze. We left just when the twins were due for their nap, and with a full belly and clean pants, they slept the whole ride. Bridget kept up a lovely “stream of conciousness” conversation with us during the journey, and it made the trip pass more quickly. After we arrived at the main Conservation House and checked in, we did some fun Christmas colouring in prep for our “two-horse open sleigh ride” off to Santa’s Workshop. It was a gorgeous day, and we had a great time singing Christmas carols and looking for flying reindeer “in training” on the trip out through the conservation lands. Looking at these pictures, I’m not sure how Daddy ended up with all the kids, and I with the camera, but I somehow think I might have had the better deal, eh?

Mostly Wordless Wednesday (ok Thursday, I’m a little behind!)   2 comments

 I wanted to post these yesterday, but Preemie Awareness Day  took precidence, so here we are. Better late than never for Mostly Wordless Wednesday, right?
As the twins are getting older, Bridget is finding them far more interactive. This has become her favorite new game to play with them – Peek-A-Boo! Okay, her true favorite is “Lets see which twin will wail loudest when I steal her toy??” game. But we’re working on that. At least this game is ‘kid tested, Mother approved’… Taylor is especially fond of Peek-A-Boo and will play all by herself, but our favorite part is that each time the blankie is moved away, she’ll say her own name, which she pronounces “Tae-dah”. As more of the little words, games and giggles come out, they sit like musical notes in mommy’s day, bringing such lightness and fun.
I am so excited to watch my 3 girls grow and expand their loving bond. Every time I have to go break up a fight over a toy, wipe tears away from some unseen injustice that has occured, or remind Bridget that it won’t be long before Taylor and Kennedy will actually want to follow her around when she crawls away and calls their names, I realize it might be the last time I do. I can’t remember the last time I helped one of them sit up by bracing their backs against my knees. Or helped them push their hands down their sleeves while getting dressed. Or rolled Tally back over when she got stuck on her tummy. Or held a bottle for them. Even burping them is more for my sanity than their need, so I can be SURE we’ve burped before we lay them down for bed. So even these things, these tears of frustration and wishes for companionship will soon be lost in secretive whispers and illusive games that I, the Mommy, will not be invited to join… But hopefully they will still allow the camera to catch their merriment!
 
Where's Bridget, Tally?

Where's Bridget, Tally?

 
 
Could she be under here?

Could she be under here?

 
Peekaboo!

Peekaboo!

True sibling love

True sibling love

 
 
 
 

(Mostly) Wordless Wednesday   3 comments

Kennedy is our “zany” twin. Crazy and full of life, she loves anything that allows for lots of movement, noise, and stimulation – and if Daddy isn’t home, she’ll take the Jolly Jumper as second-best. But the other day, I was making babyfood and suddenly noticed the noise level had dropped significantly from one side of the room (Taylor was still playing hard in the “pigpen”).  When I leaned me head around the corner to check on her, this is what I found:
 
 

KC asleep in the Jolly Jumper

KC asleep in the Jolly Jumper

 Unfortunately, I went to take a picture, and the flash woke her up. With her eyes still squeezed shut, she let out a very grumpy noise, gave 3 or 4 big jumps, and then….
 
 
The flash wakes her briefly...

The flash wakes her briefly...

Nothing a few grumpy bounces can't solve!
Nothing a few grumpy bounces can’t solve!
 Yup, she’s back asleep!

Aaaand we're back asleep!
Aaaand we’re back asleep!

Posted November 10, 2010 by twinsideout in Wordless Wednesday

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Happy Hallowe’en!   3 comments

Well, they’re all looking in the same direction… and it only took 673 attempts!

Here’s the official Hallowe’en photo:

 
Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from the Stewart Family!

Each girl on her own…

Kennedy having fun!

Kennedy having fun!

Taylor sitting pretty

Taylor sitting pretty

Peekaboo from Bridget!

Peekaboo from Bridget!