Surrounded by Girls

Monday, August 15, 2011

Emma Hatches the Egg

Laura took this photo of Emma in her "nest" today...


and it reminded me of this book from childhood (it was at my grandparents' house, if I remember correctly)...

Monday, August 08, 2011

Learning to Ride


After taking the training wheels off Melanie's bike a few weeks ago, we finally got to the park to try to ride without them.  And you know what... SHE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

After just 10-minutes of stop and start, I was able to do the classic "I'm holding on to you. I'm holding on to you." while not actually holding on to her.  Pretty soon she was getting rolling on her own - no mean feat - and even turning.  She wanted to ride on the sidewalk but did have a bit of a hard time keeping the bike pointed straight-ahead enough to do so.

She was amazing though, and SO HAPPY to be riding on her own.  I'm most proud of her attitude.  She was excited, and even when she fell over she got right back up and got on the bike.  It was a really, really special moment.

Here's some video taken by our friend Anna (that's her daughter, Lauren, in the videos).

Monday, August 01, 2011

Sisters are Doing it For Themselves

Melanie helping Jenna to unbutton her dress at bedtime:


... and hanging out at Sea World together the next day.