As the summer winds down, I took advantage of a few nice (as in non-humid) days to get some nice portraits of the kids, complete, of course, with funny faces (Spencer’s new specialty).
Real time update – Emily is currently too excited to sleep! She has her first loose tooth!
Peach (and apple) picking is always a favorite in our house. Following the success of last year’s peach picking adventure, we definitely wanted to go again this year. This year the crop was not quite as good, and the pictures were not quite as good (I had weird lighting/shadow issues), but it was still a ton of fun!
We have had a tough summer around here. Ever since the Pacifier Fairy came and ruined our ability to sleep (aka, took the pacifiers the twins willingly gave her, at the time), sleep has been a mess. They replaced the pacifier with me rocking in their room until they were asleep, but D working late and business trips and Emily’s, you know, existence, made that impossible. They tried to worm their ways into our bed. Life got rough. We tried it all, bribes, sticker charts, punishments and then one morning, a light bulb went off over my head.
Before I had kids, I you suggested putting 3 3-year-olds and a 6 year old under one roof, I would have run for the hills. Now, if you suggest it, I run towards it. My brother and I are really lucky that our kids are only a few months apart, and even thought they don’t see each other as often as we would all like, they adore each other! Ethan is about 5 months older than the twins and he and Emily are BFFs and all 4 kids love playing together.
One weekend we randomly decided to take the kids on a boat ride across the sound to Long Island.
Due to a variety of factors that transpired against it, we decided not to take a family vacation this year. It is just too important to keep the twins consistent and ON SCHEDULE. But Emily had the week off and D had the week off, so every day the three of us had our own adventure. I think that the bottom line was that this was a great vacation for the three of us – if nothing else, Emily got significant Mommy-Daddy time.