Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy Busy Bees

This weekend was jam-packed with activities. Saturday morning we headed to the NC State Fairgrounds for the Got to Be NC Festival. The big attraction for the girls was the carnival rides. They wanted to ride them first thing when we got there and not even walk around to see what was there.
First, they tackled the merry-go-round, then the motorcycles. From there we did the train, the flying dogs, then the swings. The swings were a huge issue because Madeleine wanted to go on the ones for big kids. I was concerned that even the little kid one would be too scary. I was totally right.

Lily was the most nervous as the ride started, but when it was going really fast she got better. Madeleine, on the other hand, wanted off. She never cried, but every time around, she politely yelled to me, "Mommy! Please stop the ride!" She cried when she got off because I wasn't listening to her.

From there we decided it was time for a drink and a snack. We walked all the way over to the concession where Ms. Valerie and Ms. Jill (day care teachers) were working. The girls had lemonade and ice cream.

Then they went for their first pony ride. Madeleine rode Chico, and Lily was on Charlie. It was short and sweet, but the girls thought it was super-neat.

Then we picked out one ride to do again...the motorcycles.

Saturday afternoon we hit the pool. This was our first time going to the outdoor pool at Lifetime in the afternoon. Usually we'd go first thing in the morning when it opened. It was packed, but the girls did really good. I'd really like to figure out a way to get them in swimming lessons this year though.

Sunday morning we went to see a movie - Up. Molly Scrivner came with us, and it was her first time in the movie theater. The girls did awesome. The movie started at 11:30, so it was pushing up against naptime anyway, so Madeleine spent most of the movie in my lap. Both girls ate a lot of popcorn.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

I'm THAT Mom

We went to an awesome birthday party on Saturday. Since this was the first time we'd been invited to a party of another set of twins, I wanted to make sure that the girls knew what to expect. The other MoM had also let us know that the theme was to be a messy party.

So I told the girls about it so that they wouldn't fight me when it came to the wardrobe choices that morning. Otherwise Madeleine would have been dressed for the prom. I told them that there would be paint and markers, and they didn't need to worry if they got paint on themselves. The girls LOVE it when they get their faces painted at fairs and such, so they asked if there would be face painting there. I said no, but if they wanted to paint their own face, they were welcome to.

Well, we got to the party, and Laura had all kinds of stations set up for the kids. Painting had paints, brushes, and refrigerator box houses. There was playdough, sand, arts and crafts, and snacks. Where did my kids head? Straight for the paint. Did it go on the box? Nope. They were painting their hands and faces. I saw a few other parents look at me in horror since we'd now set a precedent. But I didn't see anyone else quite get into it like Lily and Madeleine.
I can't wait to read the party recap on Laura's Mommy Journal.

Who needs sunscreen when you can just make your arms purple?

Monday, May 11, 2009

Off to see the Wizard

We took the girls to see their first play on Saturday - the travelling production of the Wizard of Oz at the Progress Energy Center downtown. They talk about the movie all the time, so I thought it would be good for them to see something like that.
Because of how sick we'd been, I waited until the week before to buy tickets. Then I didn't tell them what we were going to see until we got there. Their most exciting part was dressing up to go. Madeleine got a new dress at Target that morning, and they're both wearing my jewelry. As for makeup, they've got on a little powder and neutral eyeshadow along with their Little Mermaid lip balm.
We got there just in time, so there wasn't a whole lot of waiting around in our seats. I could tell they got excited when there was something they recognized from the movie. But we were pretty far back, so you couldn't really see facial expressions like we did with the Wiggles last year. We had skipped nap, so both girls were kind of worn out. They spent the whole second half on my lap, and Madeleine started asking to leave with about 20 min. left.
But they did have fun. Madeleine wanted to dress like Dorothy today, and Lily's been talking about the witch as well.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

March for Babies

Yesterday was the annual fundraiser for the March of Dimes, and this is the second year the girls have participated. The forcast called for rain, but it managed to hold off all day with only a few sprinkles during the race. It was nice and windy though.

Eric went with us this year, so I didn't have to do most of the pushing. The girls sang and made random noises most of the way. We kept up a good pace and finished in just under an hour. They loved their Kiwanis popcorn, but didn't care for the snow cones.