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Friday, July 12, 2013

More of life lately

- The babies had their first adventure in the pool a couple of weeks ago! Ok so it was a plastic baby pool in the front yard, but still. They wore swimsuits and got wet so it counts.

I put this one on facebook... Colby doing his best Gene Simmons impression

We made Colby wear a silly hat, too, and mean Mommy tied it in a bow so it made him look extra girly... oops.

We have a public pool in our neighborhood but I decided there are just too many people (and therefore too many cooties) to take the babies there this summer, so we thought this might be a safer alternative. The babies’ friend, Hayes, and his mommy and daddy came to join us, which was fun because Hayes is a few months older and actually able to sit up and play with toys. Colby & Clara, on the other hand, just sort of sat there (assisted) and stared at the water… they aren’t the world’s most exciting playmates at the moment but they’re working on it.

Contrary to what it looks like, Hayes and Colby were not about to fight each other.

The water was pretty cold, which seemed to bother Clara for all of 30 seconds before they both decided they were ok with it. We sat them in there for half an hour or so, which was apparently all the activity they could handle because shortly thereafter they both fell asleep in our arms and continued to nap for another 1.5 hours on the beach towel. Baby pool for the win!

-  Colby and Clara celebrated their first 4th of July! Being that it was on a Thursday and both Brian and I had to work on Wednesday and Friday, there wasn’t exactly room to make big plans. We drove to La Grange to spend the day with Brian’s family and were back at home by 6 that night. 

Thanks, Auntie Shannon, for this super cute shot of Clara smiling:

We wanted to pick up Rudy’s so at least we’d enjoy a patriotic BBQ dinner, but a 45-minute wait time + cranky babies = ain’t nobody got time for that. So we ate leftovers, put the babies to bed, and went to bed ourselves. And it was a good thing we did because they were up bright and early at 3:45 am to get the next day started. One day when they’re teenagers, we have big plans to return the favor :)

- Brian was rapping the words to a Beastie Boys song to Colby the other day in an effort to keep him from crying. Not sure which is weirder: the fact that he did this, or the fact that it worked.

- And in related news, Brian has decided to name the owls on the wall above the babies’ changing table  (seen here) after the characters on Friday Night Lights. So instead of asking Clara if she’s staring at the owls while she’s getting her diaper changed, he instead asks her if she’s looking at Buddy, Lila, Tim, Coach Taylor, Jules, etc. He’s a strange one, that daddy of theirs, but they sure do love him (and so do I), so we'll keep him :)


JoJo said...

Your babies are adorable. Love the pic of Clara smiling, shes such a cutie.

the blogivers said...

- I wish I looked as cute as Clara in a horizontal striped swimsuit!
- Is that beach towel as enormous as it looks? If so, I want it.
- Did you notice from the tiny 4th of July pic on my blog that we wore the same necklace and earrings that day?
- I would like to know why the wall owls don't just get one permanent name from FNL? Why must they change names?

Brittnie said...

That pic of Clara smiling is priceless! Love it!

The pool + sun always wears my Clara out. Yay for long naps. :)

Erika said...

OMG- Clara in that 4th of July bubble smiling??! I DIE!! Also, I feel the same as them after a half-hour in the pool. Those babies know what's up.

Amanda said...

Squeal! Oh my goodness! Clara is PRECIOUS! (no offense Colby) That picture of her smiling... ahhh, too cute! Glad to see the babies are happy, healthy, and enjoying summer!

Brittany Sciba said...

They look darling in their swimsuits and hats!!! Glad they enjoyed their first dip in the pool!

Kate said...

I hope Brian chose the absolute hottest owl to be Tim Riggins.

Anonymous said...

Cute kiddos!

Natasha said...

That picture of Clara smiling is adorable! Also, I love the picture of Colby about to "fight" his friend :) It's hysterical!!! And way to get them out swimming already. You guys are ambitious.