Thursday, March 26, 2009

Playtime!

We have had so many fun playdates lately! A couple of weeks ago, we got to go to Aunt Jill, Uncle Jason, and Cousin Lily's house to play. We also took a nice walk to the park where we rode on bouncies (Claire below)...
Climbed through the jungle gym (Abby below, assisted by Auntie Jill)...
And went down the slide a ton (Lily demonstrates the landing, below)!
It was lots of fun and so nice to finally play outside. Check out my sister's blog for more cute pictures and a video of Lily and Abby dancing.
My friends Amanda and Ben and their cute little boy, Atticus, were in town visiting, so we also got to play with them a bit last weekend. Of course, I forgot my camera so there are no pictures of that! Sorry! But, I did have my camera on hand when Zach, Sean and Kari Shipman came over to visit this past week. Zach is well on his way to being a major heartbeaker and I think both my girls are now madly in love with him. Watch as he steals Abby's heart with kiss after kiss!
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We also got to hang out with the Shipmans, our friends Hannah and Matt, and Sean's friends from school, Tim and Carla, yesterday for a grill out. (Yes, we know it's still cold out. We're going to just go ahead and pretend it's Spring no matter what the weather is doing!) The girls were a bit shy at first, but eventually managed to corner Zachy and demand he give them more kisses.
Later, they all three snuggled on the couch with Hannah and Kari and watched "Wonder Pets." The girls hadn't seen it much before, but they loved it! Maybe it's time for Ryan and I to invest in cable... March 23rd was Grandma Gwen's birthday, and the night before we all met at Applebee's in Hudson for dinner to celebrate. It was quite the crowd with Grandma Gwen, Grandpa Rich, Uncle Scott and Aunt Emma all coming from Eau Claire, and Aunt Stephanie, Uncle Andy and Counsin Alex coming up from Richfield. By the end of the night, and past the three girls bedtimes, they were getting a little punchy. Claire has always seemed to me to be the quieter of my two girls, but she was not that night! Check out Claire and Alex goofing off and having a ball (btw, I know it's pretty dark, but have you ever seen a more beautiful brown-eyed little girl than Alex?? She is gorgeous, just like her mommy!)

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Off to the zoo today! The fun continues...

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Claire and Abby here. We gave Mommy the night off so we could tell you all about our favorite guy in the whole world, Daddy! It's his birthday today. He is 28 years old, which is WAAAAAY old. But even though he's old, he still does so much for us. Like build us playrooms...
And play with us in them! And he keeps us from getting bored by bringing us a new toy every week or so from the thrift store (even though Mommy tells him we have no where to put it all).
He also gets really excited to take us fun places like the MN Zoo and the Science Museum.
We always have a blast, especially when he lets us sit up on his shoulders.

And in those times when we really, really, really don't want to go to sleep, there's nothing better than cuddly with Daddy. It puts us right to sleep.
We couldn't ask for a better Daddy.
Thanks for all you do for us, Da Da! We love you!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Science Museum Excitiment

This past Saturday, this Lambert family decided to make a spontaneous trip to the Science Museum of MN. Grandpa Rich, Uncle Greg, Aunt Jill, Uncle Jason, and Cousin Lily all decided to come along for the fun!
Grandpa Rich was very excited to spend some time with his granddaughters, Claire (with him above) and Abby. Cousin Lily was super excited to practice saying "duck" to a real life in person rubber ducky.
Uncle Greg, strangely enough, was excited about the math exhibit.
Claire (below) was excited to practice her new favorite thing, pointing.
And I mean really excited. She did it a lot.
Abby, however, was NOT excited about what Claire was pointing at...
THIS GIANT SCARY BEAR!!
And our friend Erik, had he been there, would have been incredibly excited about this Chupacabbra exhibit. He went all the way to Mexico to look for Chupacabbra. Little did he know, he need only travel to St Paul, MN!
All in all, it was a great day! Oh, except for the part when Lily gotten eaten by a Tiger (see shadow below). Apparently, she would not survive long in the wild. Although Lily didn't seem to mind it, I think we'll keep her nice and safe in the Twin Cities where tiger attacks are not currently an issue.
Who knew science was so exciting???

Sunday, March 1, 2009