Sunday, December 13, 2009

Dearest Bloggtrotters,

For your viewing pleasure tonight I offer you scenes from the Dallas Arboretum. The girls had a great time. I was a little disappointed in the reindeer. I think it is cheating to use a word that has the same singular and plural (sheep, deer, fish, spaghetti) to imply that there might be many reindeer at a certain location at a certain time and then only have one surly deer. Oh, well more Yuletide disillusionment. Anyways, the girls had a great time at the arboretum.
The girls really talking up a storm Tilly says "flower" really well. It sounds like "FLOUUUrrrr" with a really soft R at the end, almost like and after taste. She was able to use this new information quite a bit today.
Pics Tilly has a pink shirt on under her coat and Ellie's is white. look hard. The second picture is my new favorite! Can I humbly suggest you click on the fourth and fifth pictures to enlarge them. It's Tilly by the way. In the last two videos Tilly is in white and Ellie in blue.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Say Hey Blogtrotters,

Sorry we haven't updated the blog in forever. Brooms now out number people in the house. With so many people helping, it's a wonder why our house is always a mess.
Tilly is in the purple print and Ellie is in the red pants. In the first video Tilly is wearing white socks and Ellie is wearing purple socks. They both have brooms.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Say Hey Blogtrotters,

Here are some pics from arboretum again, and then from around the house. The girls are doing great and getting bigger all the time. They're really talking up a storm. Abby says they can say "bird, cat, pretty, baby, ball and sesquipedalian and archipelago" The only problem is the pronounce it ARCH-a-pelago instead of ARK-a-pelago.

Pics: Tilly in green and Ellie in red; Tilly in her pink poodle vest (I assume we're all thinking of Mr. Burns' "See my vest" parody song) In their chairs Isadora Welty and Sirus Tiggeman; Ellie in purple and Tills in blue (By the way those chairs look innocent, but they are dangerous toys)

Video: I think Tilly is in purple and brown with Ellie in red/pink

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Say Hey Bloggtrotters,

The girls and my parents went to the pumpkin patch with Eisley, Beck and Jami Schweers and my parents. They had fun. It was a beautiful day. We went to the local Autumfest the next day where the two ladies got to ride a pony, each. ok. That's it I suppose. We had a wonderful weekend!

Pics: At the pumpkin patch: Ellie in white(flower hedgehog) and Tilly in pink (mushroom)
Tilly is covering her eyes, on the swing, in the pink poodle vest. Ellie is the one in the highchair with the finger. I think you should look up Bernini's damned soul. That's what I think Tilly looks like with her hair in the shower (minus the pained expression of course. FYI Bernini used himself as a model for that sculpture.)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Catalina Wine Mixer and Balloonfest

Say Hey Blogtrotters,

Most of the pics are from the Plano Balloonfest, which is as close to the Catalina Wine Mixer that Abby and I can ever hope to get. The girls loved the balloons and running around too. Todd and Melissa came and had brunch with us on Sunday. Her brother Zach turned 21. Todd's adopted brother, too. Really I feel like he's my adopted brother Todd's adopted brother, so we're pretty tight. Abby sees him as more of an acquaintance, but she has commitment issues so no one should be offended. (Zach, if you should ever read this, which you won't because I assume you have a life, Abby wants you to know she likes you) (not in that way)

Pics: At the Catalina Wine Mixer, Tilly is in "white" and Ellie is in pink. Both found the catsup. At first we really thought Tilly was bleeding. Look at her nose, it really looks like she's bleeding! She has a future in low budget B horror movies. Oh, Eisely's in yellow.
In the chair Ellie is on the left and Till on the right. The last 3 are Ellie, one with Mr. Snoozy the awesomest knitting creation ever. Made by Chris. Then she is lounging in overturned box. And finally looking fancy.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day

Dear Bloggtrotters,

Labor Day weekend was fantastic! The ladies were in a great mood the entire time and all we did was play. We went to another grand opening and took part in the time honored American tradition of scaring our kids by shoving them near hideous over sized cloth monsters. Ellie did alright, but Tilly was having none of it. On Monday we went to the Dallas Science and Natty History Museum. We all loved it. The girls really liked the taxidermied animals and all the other junk. We finished the day by swimming with the Morrises. They've(the girls not the morrises) just been doing great lately. I think that's it. Nana will be in town next weekend so I'll post a bunch of pictures. Oh, they are both getting a pair of molars. David Morris sent those sailor suit pics so be prepare yourself for cuteness. I'll try and get them up this weekend.

Pics: car Ellie on the left (Driving) Tilly on the right (asleep at the wheel), Couch Tilly on the left, Ellie on the right (sorry, we should always have them on the same side), girls with Geoffrey, Tilly scared of Geoffrey.
Science Museum: Tilly in pink, Ellie in white. Getting shocked, playing water, becoming astronauts.
Videos: Splashing at the Science Museum, Playing with the maracas from Uncle Mike and Aunt Cathy.