Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bird's Eye View

So I was thinking about how weird it is that I have a picture of both of my children in the same spot BOTH using binoculars.  The more I thought about it, I realized our family ( or a lot of the family) for some odd reason really, really, REALLY like binoculars...very strange, I know.
I remember when I was little and my grandfather would watch the game with binoculars and every once in a while I would get to peak through them as if it was the only thing holding me back from "really getting what was going on down on the field."
A few years ago, I realized that my dad would always show up to games with 2 or 3 pairs of the much sought after visual aids AND I have often seen my brother with a pair of his own...where do they come from?  Is there a collection I don't know about?  Aren't they kind of pricey???? 
So a few weeks ago, we took the kids to swim and low and behold there were CC and Skipper BOTH on the back porch with their own pair, searching for a baby bird, or maybe it was their friend the frog that they have as a can really never tell with them (it might have even been their, lobster from a year or so ago)...but anyway, as I watched my baby pick up the binoculars last night just like it was second nature, I just about fell over.  I can't explain it, how did she know how to use them?  Why is this genetic... and how long has this been going on?  So I had to share a picture of the babies inspecting what's going on down on the field....there are some other recent pictures as even one with the first lady of football, Coach Porter's wife.
I guess its just little moments like this, that remind me that these are such special times, and that there is no denying the DNA around here...theses babies are mine-the way they take to a good pair of binoculars says it all.

Monday, September 6, 2010

The "Situation"

No not Mike, from "jersey shore", but Madden (tink) from right here in Germantown.  Madden and Murphy are quite a sight wherever we go.  We are always taking up too much space, running into things with our double stroller, and leaving a huge mess as our trail.  Needless to say we get lots of attention wherever we go, and Tink is convinced the situation is pretty much- always. all. about. her.
Hence, we have started calling her "the situation".  Here are some pictures of the babies from the past few weeks, as you can see we are eating up every last minute of summer...and leaving a mess while we're at it.  It seems like the babies are everywhere these days-and although its quite "a situation" we are so thankful for these special times together.