Friday, March 28, 2008

Happy Easter!

Hello Everyone! It's Lisa here. I am filling in for Joe a bit. I think he has gone on strike with posting to the blog. It probably has something to do with the fact that I keep saying I'll help him get pictures up for everyone to enjoy. Well, I guess I should put my money where my mouth is...

The big Easter festivity we planned was to go to the Easter Egg hunt put on the fire fighters at the local football stadium. Who knew that it wouldn't be so much an Easter EGG hunt but more of an Easter Have-a-bunch-of-candy-in-the-center-of-a-big-circle-in the-middle-of-the-field-surrounded-by-a-hundred-or-so-kids-and-their-parents-who-are-standing-around-waiting-for-a-buzzer-to-sound-so-they-can-make-a-mad-dash-to-the-center-to-get-the-big-stuffed-animal-in-the-center Hunt? Of course, Joe and I seemed to be the only ones who were overwhelmed. It didn't seem to phase Reece or Lorelai one bit. They each had their own method of enjoying the event. Reece got in to the swing of things when he realized one of the candy boxes made a nice rattle noise when you shake it. From there he proceeded to select those for additions to his bucket. Lorelai's technique was a bit different. She found a spot, plopped down on her butt, picked up one piece of candy and placed it in her bucket. Then she took it out and put it back on the ground. Then she picked it up again...rinse and repeat.

All in all it was a fun day. I bought some plastic eggs to hide (i.e. toss on the lawn) for the kids. On Sunday it rained like the dickens, so we did our egg "hunt" on Monday instead. They had a good time. Reece would put the eggs in his bucket and Lorelai would follow him around and take the eggs out of his bucket. It worked out well, because there was a constant supply of eggs to either pick up or take out depending on their choice of activity.

Here are some pics of the Easter egg event:
Lorelai is showing of her piece of candy.

Reece is getting into the action.

Here they are checking out their loot.

Reece liked the candy ok, but the CONES were really something to write home about.

And this is what the kids really liked to do with their buckets.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Catching up on video backlog

Here's a video from the twins first birthday. The balloons were a huge hit!

Here are several random videos of daily life:
Flying Baby
Moo Cow
Lorelai's favorite hat
More Hats

Finally, Reece LOVES to clean the floors. (Unfortunately he likes to make them dirty too, but we'll leave off video of that for now.)

--This blog posting was a joint production by Joe and LISA :-)

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Amazing Grace

If you haven't seen the movie Amazing Grace with Ioan Gruffud (Horatio from the A&E Series Horatio Hornblower), you really should see it. Gruffud plays William Wilberforce, a young British Lord in the 1700's who rises to power and makes it his life's mission to fulfill his uncle's dream of ridding the world of slavery. His uncle, a former slave ship captain, is the same man who wrote the song, Amazing Grace, and later became a minister to try to atone for his sins.

It's a very powerful movie, well acted and inspiring. Definitely worth watching.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Morning Glory

Lorelai was awake and standing up in her crib this morning before I left. I just watched her from the doorway. So cute. She was trying to sleep standing up I think, and kept rubbing her nose with her blanket. She sounded really stuffy. A couple of times she made little sounds that Reece responded to, even though I think he was asleep. He really doesn’t sleep very deeply. I was a little late getting out of the house because I stood there so long.

Watched a movie last night - The Kingdom with Jamie Foxx, Jason Bateman, Chris Cooper and Jennifer GArner. Pretty violent, but a great plot, well scripted, acted and directed. Didn't feel great at the end of the movie, but it did keep me watching.