On a good day, we will try to sit down as a group to read books...sometimes inside, sometimes outside...but wherever we read, they are usually too busy to get through a whole book or more. So when picking out books i have a method to my madness..."Moo, Baa, Lalala" is their favorite, so that one is usually in the mix....then we need at least one with sound, and maybe a third that i can either sing along to or do motions to (5 little monkeys is and has been the biggest hit around here...book or no book!) Then, when we're finished reading together, i pass the books out for them to read. They have a book basket of their own books (that they try to eat), so i give them the ones we read to look at as a special treat =)
I just LOVE watching them read books!
Can you say cute??
and it was also Uncle Alex's birthday, so another fun night out to dinner and lots of helpers to open his presents!
Then later Saturday night, we went to a graduation party...and looked really cute all dressed up...but didn't really want to sit still to prove it!
And before daddy left for work...Colby had to try on his boots! (and you can finally see some of sissy's cuteness in the background!)
One last ditch attempt to show you how cute she looked!
One of the most fun things we did this week was make the deck baby proof! We put a plastic mesh liner around the railing (so they can't fall through!) and a gate at the top of the steps! So now it's like one big play pen! These next few shots are of their new found freedom! They were so funny....they just ran in circles exploring their new space!!
And the most fun toy on the porch of course is the doggy door....not sure this is exactly what we want to teach them...but they did think it was very funny!
Another fun porch game is playing with Bubbles! We have an awesome bubble blower (battery powered!) that just shoots them out everywhere!! (and mommy isn't light headed at the end!!)
More fun playing outside in the watertable and on the slide!
The babies LOVE playing in their watertable, LOVE playing in their baby pool, LOVE taking baths, LOVE playing in buckets of water (when i don't feel like dragging out the pool or watertable!), so i figured they would LOVE going to swim in a big pool too. WRONG! To help my teacher friends celebrate their first day of summer...we met them at the pool! Here is a pic of the happiest they were all day...