Thursday, July 28, 2011

Inca quads

In honor of Peruvian independence day—and by special request from Tía Harriet—I give you the Fab Four's first sips of Inca Kola (the national soft drink of Peru):

Too bad the kids long ago outgrew their Inca Kola shirts from Bisabuelo (I guess we know what the abuelitos need to bring back from their next trip to the motherland). Thanks for the 2-liter, Harriet!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

I wanna hold your hand

We like holding hands around here. We link up when we're ready to go out the door:

June 2011

And sometimes we join hands when we're just running around the house en masse:

July 2011

This week a couple of us even got caught holding hands in the van:

Our mommy hopes that we're always there to hold one another's hands—literally and figuratively.

... and when I touch you, I feel happy inside ...
—The Beatles, "I Want to Hold Your Hand"

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Keeping our cool

This summer's been hot, hot, hot, and we've been taking full advantage of the warm temps by heading out to the pool as often as possible. Our favorite things to do by the water include jumping in:


Filling buckets:


Making waves:


And laying out:


We have a great time at the pool, but the kids can't let their guard down for a minute. You never know when a mommy shark will attack:

Hope you're having as much fun keeping cool as we are!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Life is beautiful

Not gonna lie: The terrible twos have been getting me down. Sometimes it feels like, no matter what I say or do, at least one little person is going to (a) yell "no," (b) start whining, (c) scream at me, or (d) all of the above. It's enough to make a mommy want to pull out her hair—or, better yet, her ears!

But just when I think that I'm at my wits' end, that I can't take another day of it, the kids will do something to remind me how much fun they are when they're not being two. Like the other day, when all four of them decided to take turns going down the slide—with a minimum of fussing (for them) and a maximum of delight (for me):

Yes, as a friend put it to me today, my life is beautiful, indeed. Although it might be a little more beautiful once we get past the terrible twos ... and threes!


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