Wednesday, August 11

Outings




Last week was Kael's first trip to the zoo. I had to wait for the rest of the family to go on the boat ride. A great remedy for baby blues- get him out in public where everyone wants to see him and ask about him and coo at him. 2-week-olds rival the greatest attraction at any zoo. ;)
First train ride!




Also that weekend was our first outing with the Columbus Mothers of Twins group. They had a cute hoedown at Friendship Park. I didn't look closely at my calendar and mixed this activity up with another party hosted by Mia's homeschooling group, so we dressed her up in the cowboy costume, and didn't bother trying to find anything for the twins. When we got there, I started up a conversation with the gal sitting at our table. "We have twins, too!" She looked at me funny and asked me if I came to many of these activities. I told her Mia was just starting Kindergarten, so we hadn't been to anything yet. Then I looked around and realized there were a bunch of twins all over. Drrt! Not just a coincidence...



Our friends who just had twin boys in May were there- Mia loves their daughters to peices!

And we love the hand-me-downs they gave us!

He's getting bigger! This morning he slept from 4:20 to 9:10- his first 5 hour stretch! Mine, too... bliss. He does really well at night- just eats and goes right back to sleep. We've asked the girls to go downstairs in the mornings without waking up Mom. Most mornings it works: we set out cereal bowls and put some milk in a little pouring cup that Mia can handle. They just watch some Mickey Mouse and wait for me to come down. Usually we're up and about by 7:30- but I got to sleep in this morning!

8 comments:

Michelle said...

He is just so adorable! We did the same thing with Arizona and Allie when Eddie was that old and it worked out pretty well.Now they do it pretty much without being told I love that independence!

The Garber Family said...

Great Pictures!
How true -- he rivals any exhibit at the zoo...

Kell's Belles said...

SO cute! Love those announcements!

We did the EXACT same cereal trick :) Chloe loved being in charge of it and is STILL performing the cereal duties proudly (15 months post-baby). Love it!

My fingers are crossed you get many, many more five hour stretches of sleep in the coming weeks!!!

cari said...

You're a brave woman to already be leaving the house. Kael is a beautiful little guy and you seriously look amazing. No one would ever know that you just had a baby.

Melissa said...

You do look amazing! He is precious and I think putting the milk in a pouring cup is genius -- breakfast done and you save yourself from a giant clean up later.

Brandon, Rachelle and Samantha said...

How fun! You look great Sum, and I am impressed that you are all out and about. Your little guy is so adorable.

Marsie Pants said...

Cute! He looks so much like Bree. I can't get over it.

Amandean said...

You are great! You go, mom! Zoo at 2 weeks! And that twins get-together conversation sounds like a conversation I would have. And yay for sleeping!