Sunday, June 30, 2013

Fighting off the boys

Little lifeguards at the beach

Call me biased, but my girls are beautiful... and I'm a proud Dad.  Fortunately for me, they're only 2 and not stressing me out with teenage emotions and/or thoughts about boys.  Unfortunately, the boys their age are already putting the moves on them.  They're all kids, so usually it's cute and we just laugh or take a picture.  However, I had to scare a little Casanova off of Naomi the other day.  

We were at the park, and the girls were playing on the play structure.  Naomi started having fun with this one boy and he tried to show her around.  She followed him around for a bit, and then he went down the slide.  It was a spiral slide and Naomi couldn't see that he was just sitting at the bottom, waiting for her to come down.  The slide wasn't very fast, so when she got to the bottom she was able to stop before bumping into the boy.  Then, he crawled up the slide and started to crawl on her.  Naomi leaned back as he advanced and he put his forearms down on either side of her head.  He looked like he was trying to suck face with her.  That was too much for me.  "Hey!... that's enough" I said as I walked towards them and the boy ran away.

Maybe I should start posting pictures of myself on this blog so I can document the progressive greying and loss of hair from worrying about my beautiful little girls. :)

Friday, June 21, 2013

Long time no post

It's been so long since we last did a post.  So much has changed.  One awesome new feature is having the twins' Auntie Tennille living here, so now we can go out whenever we want.  In fact, we're about to go see World War Z after we write this post, so I'm just gonna blast it out.

What's new? (In no particular order)


We've had a few visits.  The girls' Auntie Kristy and cousin Amber came to visit in April.  The girls had a great time with her and even taught her the joy of wearing no pants.

Right after that, their Grandma came to visit for 2 weeks.  The girls were spoiled with great meals and extra gifts.  One of which turned out to be a t-shirt that Naomi never wants to take off... more on that later.

We even had a visit from their Uncle Aaron in a pleasant surprise visit he paid us after a work trip he had on this side of the country!

Potty training

In April we started potty training.  We did not try any potty training prior to this, so we weren't sure how it would go.  The first day was strangely successful.  Perhaps it was the Cadbury mini egg reward for going in the potty.  Since then, there have been many accidents: mostly when they're so entranced by their iPad that they don't even realize they're sitting in a pool of urine.  But, we're getting better.  In fact, today was the first day that we have left the house without diapers.  We went to the mall without any accidents, and Keira even asked to use the potty when we were there.


Our nanny, Gladys, went back to the Philippines for 6 weeks starting April 1st.  We had some visitors here during that time, so we took some vacation to stay with the twins, but we also had to sign them up for daycare.

At first, we got them really excited to go.  They had always loved school buses and we told them that they were going to go to school.  The first day they went for only a couple of hours, and they didn't even miss us.  We thought everything was going to go well.... but, every day after that, they would wake up in the morning and first thing they would say was "not go to daycare today?".  And, when I dropped them off, I would have to carry to crying kids into the daycare and pry them off of me before going to work.

But, they liked it there.  I would drive slowly past their window as I was leaving in the morning and I could see them playing and happy.  And when I picked them up at the end of the day, they were happy and playing.

However, we're definitely glad that Gladys is back.  It's much easier to just leave the kids at home in the morning and have her feed them, and if we have to work late, no problem... she can always stay late on short notice.  Plus, the twins were happy to see her when she got back.  They missed their Auntie Gladys.


Other things worth documenting for our memories:

- The twins randomly break out into micro rap sessions from time-to-time.  They always have the same rhymes.  Keira says "K for Keira... come on, come on, come on... kuh kuh kuh" and Naomi follows with "N for Nomi.... nah nah nah nah nah"

- They love cars and Cars (the Disney movie).  When we let them pick out shoes, they picked Lightning McQueen (the main character in Cars).  When we picked out toys, they choose monster trucks.  When they pick out a story for bedtime, they often pick a book that I have on Lamborghini.  They have stuffed toys for sleeping with, but they also always sleep with their little die cast Lighting McQueen toys.  And, Naomi's favorite shirt is her Thomas the Train shirt (a.k.a. Choo Choo Train Shirt).  She usually wears it until it's too gross and needs to be washed, and then she asks for it every day until it's washed.

Anyway... gotta rush to the movies.  So, here's a couple vids of the girls.

Keira and Naomi are best friends... until a harmless seagull attacks, then it's "save yourself!"

They continue to love dancing to music videos.