Thursday, February 28, 2013

End of Feb wrap-up

Video 447 - Lauren loves how much attention her big belly gets, especially after she's eaten a big meal.  Here she is doing her version of a "belly dance".

Video 448 - Lauren really loves this blue toy phone she found in the playroom.  It can hang around her neck on a string and she can make pretend phone calls any time she wants. Here she is talking to... her daddy Clark and telling him "Lauren play Dora... 2 minutes."

Lauren and her toy camera.

I am amazed at Natalie's beautiful painting of me and Clark.  She was super proud and excited to do the big "reveal" of her portrait of us.

Drum head Natalie.

Drum head Lauren.

Funny faces with Clark.

Really funny faces.

Lazy Ashley licking the bed instead of lifting her head during tummy time.

Natalie's cool wafer sunglasses. She made them herself!

Girls enjoying time at the park.  They can play together for hours.

A sweet note I found on my door in the morning :)

Lauren's post-meal big belly.

Natalie and Ashley.

My three girls.

Natalie and Lauren waiting for Clark to come home from work in the lobby.

The girls love spending quality time with their daddy Clark.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Scootering Lauren

Video 445 of Lauren learning to scooter on the big Mickey Mouse version, and then watch Video 446 of her whizzing along by herself on the new style scooter which is small and light enough for her to handle on her own.

Cousin Vanessa very considerately and caringly showed Lauren how to scooter.

Lauren loves her new scooter.

Off she goes!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Ocean Park again!

Today, Clark and I took Natalie and Lauren to Ocean Park. It's actually a fairly easy, stress-free trip if you don't try to do everything and just accept you're only going to hit maybe three "things" to do.  It was a perfect day out -- not too sunny and not too hot or cold.

Here's the huge stream of people entering Ocean Park with us. 

First, we took the train across the mountain and visited the sea lions. 

Natalie and Lauren loved watching the sea lions swim by.

Then we went upstairs where both Natalie and Lauren fed the sea lions three fish each.  That's Lauren's hand throwing the fish to the sea lions.

This is one of Natalie's favorite things to do at Ocean Park.

Afterwards, we took some time to enjoy the great views by the Pier. Natalie also watched the roller-coaster do one round and reminded us she didn't like to go fast so probably wouldn't like to try it.

Next up, the dolphin show!  Lauren and Clark are getting into the intro music by clapping along.

 Enjoying the show with my girls.

 It's a LOT of walking for short legs, so occasionally Clark gave the girls a boost. 

 After the show, time for home!

We managed to sneak a quick walk through the aquarium on our way out.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

More February Happenings

Just a few family photos to round up February so far...

Natalie says, "Ashley's holding my hand!"

Pink Valentine's day roses - one for each girl :)

Helping to water tomatoes at the Dangs place.

Lauren's post-brunch sleepiness.

Ashley is now an expert thumb-sucker.

Natalie is super excited about conveyor-belt sushi.