S: 2014 - Life Is Two-riffic With Twins
1: Starting the new year visiting dad at Baptist Hospital | January 4th
3: FAMILY | HE LOVES | TO BE WITH | HIS
4: DAD | ALWAYS SMILING
6: MIAMI Visiting grandpa while in the hospital...and lots of mini adventures to Toys'R'Us, parks, and Barnes N Noble
7: Melbourne Last two week of January spent at farms, playground, zoos, and gardening with dad.
9: Jan 27th - March 8th
10: January 29th Daddy found a doggie for Hannah and then Abigail builds Ikea shelves with Daddy
11: IS NOT MEASURED BY THE BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.
12: January 31 Making waffles with Daddy
13: THE BEST IS YET TO COME | 2/6/14 Pony Please...
14: February 3rd | La Porte Farms | TOM
17: LIKE BRANCHES ON A TREE, WE ALL GROW IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, YET OUR ROOTS REMAIN AS ONE.
18: FEBRUARY A new swing set...so the days are spent in the backyard and coloring the side walks
19: March Back to the zoo, lab school and plasma car rides
21: March | Madness
22: MARCH Renovating the playroom, the girls can reach high places now, and a birthday party!
23: March 29th Chris comes to visit Melbourne for a weekend!
24: 3/8/14 - Abigail says Hannah's name 3/20/14 - Hannah says her own name. Abigail says her first two word combination "up high" 4/1/14 - Hannah combining two words 4/16/14 - Hannah combining four to five words. 4/20/14 - They create their own favorite song "Abbie Abbie - e -e -e"
25: Zoo and Ice Cream
26: March 31st | Grandma and Grandpa Visit!
28: April 8th Pump It Up! | April 9th Last Day of Active Me BCC Lab School | April 10th Preparing for a birthday party...so we bought a bounce house!
29: April 18th The playroom is finished!
30: “I sustain myself with the love of family.” – Maya Angelou | April | Green Smoothies Please! | 4.14 Dolphin boat tour
31: Green Smoothies Please! | Say Cheese!
32: Coloring Easter Eggs for the Easter Bunny | 4.1.14 | April 16th
34: April 18th - The Easter Bunny Stopped By. . .
37: April 20th Visiting Grandma and Grandpa
39: Fun Facts for the First Few Months of 2014 -Hannah and Abigail's favorite word is "woweee:" -Hannah knows the entire alphabet and Abigail loves the alphabet puzzle -Favorite song - ABC's and Twinkle twinkle little star, and they wrote their own song "Abbie Abbie e -e -e" -Abigail loves to sing and dance, play with play dough, color, take care of animals /dolls, cook in play kitchen (and the real kitchen), and ride plasma cars! -Hannah loves to play with balls, balloons, swing, play with magnatiles, read books, get tickled, bounce in the bounce house, play with cars, and ride plasma cars! -Hannah loves to say "no way!" and "good-bye toes" when we put on her shoes and socks. -Their favorite foods are frozen "chilly peas", green smoothies,, mushrooms dipped in hummus, cashews, edamames,, pomegranates, tofu, noodles, and ice cream with toppings | April 20th
40: 2014 | Easter
41: Happy Easter
45: After spending the evening hunting for Easter Eggs, Grandpa took Abigail and Hannah on a long walk | April 20th | The girls now call anything that is large "heavy". I can no longer cut a strawberry in half because they want the "heavy strawberry"
47: The last week in April we spent in Miami enjoying Grandma and Grandpa. Zadie also came down to visit. We rented a large house on a lake with beach front property.
48: Vacation in Miami at "The Boat House"
49: Mid - April
53: NATURE | "Live in the sunshine. Swim the sea. Drink the wild air." -Emerson
54: Without labor nothing prospers. SOPHOCLES | May 4th, 2014 This was the last time Hannah and Abigail saw Grandpa. Hannah and Abigail gave him paintings that they created. Grandpa loved them! I placed the plaques in grandpas hands when he passed away...
55: May 14th, 2014 at 8:30 pm dad died at home with all his family around him.
57: May 10th End of the year picnic with Lab School
59: May 25th The girls informed me that Connor was "chilly" and he needed some sunshine and blankets to stay warm this summer in Florida. Connor was given extra dog treats today! What a trooper. Later, we made a garden out of our play dough and had a blast!
61: It's the LITTLE things in life that make life BIG
62: I love to wear my Daddy's shoes through my feet are small, When they are in my Daddy's shoes, I feel 10 feet tall. Someday I'll grow up to fill them, I only hope to be, as fine and great as my Daddy is to me.
64: 5.26 Ready to surf! | Hannah: Weight: 24 lbs (13th %) Height: 36 1/2" H.C.: 48 CM | June 2nd Two year well visit with Dr.Lieba | Abigail: Weight: 22.8 lbs (3rd %) Height: 34 " H.C.: 48.8 CM | May 30th
65: Abigail taking care of Connor | 5/31/04 - The girls find a potty in the living room! The next day Hannah puts her pee in the potty. - Abigail pees in the potty on July 4th. - Hannah poops in the potty on July 5th. Hannah goes pee and poo in the potty (if naked) all the time by end of July | "LOUD CIRCLE PLAYGROUND" aka Galaxy Fun in Orlando
66: 2014 | Brevard Zoo June 4th
67: We do not remember days, we remember moments...
68: Green Meadows Farm June 8th
70: A family in harmony will prosper in everything.
72: TURN | LET'S CELEBRATE! | Hannah and Abigail
75: June 9th A belated two year birthday celebration. We had to wait until mom came up to visit for presents and cake!
76: BCC Summer School | Let's Get Messy Toddler Class June and July | 2014
77: Fun Facts: 6.1.14 Favorite toy is Magnatiles! 6.15.14 Hannah and Abigail know the location and names of all the states in the United States 7.5.14 Hannah knows her ABC's in sign language and their favorite books are Piggie and Elephant by Mo Williams
79: Abigal and Hannah had a blast at summer school. So many fun messy projects to do each week and lots of new friends.
80: Aria, their best friend from Active Me baby class, was in summer school too!
84: 6.14 | 6.18 | 6.21 | 6.22
85: 6.22 | 6.23 | 6.24
86: 6.24 | 6.27 | 6.28 | 6.30 | 7.1 | Glow drawings | Play Plus!
88: Smile! | Ready to get wet? | Dolphins! | Shamu! | Let's ride the carousel again! | Choo Choo | SEAWORLD
89: July 2nd
90: The day after Sea World I set up an arctic sensory bin! With snow and an igloo!
91: 7.3 Hannah and Abigail have a Fourth of July sensory bin with tinsel pom pom "fireworks" to pick out with tweezers! The girls now have a new art wall in our living room!
92: GLOW | LET | IT
93: July 5th
94: July 5, 2014
95: "We can do no great things; only small things with great love." ~ Mother Teresa ~ | July 5, 2014
97: Taking a stroll through the Gardens
98: All I want to do is BUILD BUILD BUILD
99: LET YOUR DREAMS BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEARS AND YOUR ACTIONS BE LOUDER THAN YOUR WORDS. | "Girls, What do you want to do today?" MAGNATILES!!! | J U L Y 7 t h
100: VISITING DADDY AT VIERA HOSPITAL | 7.8 | 7.8.14 Hannah and Abigail love to visit daddy at work! Abigail ran into the cafe signing and telling everyone "searching everywhere daddy" and signing to all the workers "love daddy so much"
101: 7.15 | My Little Monsters
102: OUR FIREFIGHTERS | July 9, 2014
104: Did you say fire? | Truck looks good... | We have a job to do! | First a kiss.. | Ready? | Ready!
106: 7.16 Puppet show at the library | 7.20 Ready to play! | 7.15 I found a duck at Play Plus | 7.15 Duck does everything with me | 7.24 Look what I found Mommy! A frog! | 8.2 It's bedtime! Let's hide so daddy can't find us!
107: 7.18 Duck and Abigail go for a ride | What about Hannah? | I love my duck! | 7.18 Spiralizing zucchini and it's so much fun! | Ice cream anyone?
108: 7.21 Stamping! | 7.21 Mommy and Daddy built a light table! | 7.23 Magnatiles on a magnet board | 7.31 Alphabet Rocks
109: 7.24 Penguin Rocks | 7.30 Rock washing station | I love painting story rocks | The Very Hungry Caterpillar Story Rocks
110: Ready to kayak | 8.4 Loud circle playground! | Surfing USA | Balls! | Sweet Tomato Restaurant! | Can you find me?
111: 8.6 Feeding the birds at the zoo | And giraffes... | Please don't poop on my shoulder | It's a robot! | 8.8 Drive drive drivey-drive drive | Back up! I'm ready to throw
112: August 10 - Visiting Tom the Turkey
114: PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOS
115: Abigail's monkey pacifier was bitten off....a rough start to our vacation.. | August 16th - Flying to Hyannis in Cape Cod, Massachusetts
116: August 17 Took a walk to the beach almost everyday. The girls loved their vacation house...Ask Mommy and Daddy how they enjoyed their "vacation"
118: Daddies make best friends!
119: August 18th - Uncle Barry took us on a tour of Cape Cod
120: We found a playground by the vacation house-- and we had to play ring around the rosie | August 19th - Uncle Mickey and Aunt Rosanne came to visit us!
121: The girls loved walking through the old cemetery
122: August 19th - Walking around downtown Hyannis
125: August 20 Visiting downtown Barnstable and the playground. The entire family will be arriving tomorrow!
127: August 21st Zadie arrives! Let's read some nursery rhymes and walk to the beach!
128: "Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you." - Frank Lloyd Wright | August 21st
129: “Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken.” – Frank Herbert
130: August 22nd | Grandma and Great Grandma come to visit for a few days. We explored downtown Hyannis and the farmers market
133: Cheerish every moment with those you love at very stage of your journey.
134: August 22nd
137: T A K E T H E T I M E T O | S M E L L F L O W E R S
144: August 23rd - 25th
147: August 26th - A pirate ship ride, lunch by the bay, a concert downtown, a visit to the fire station...and of course....ICE CREAM!
148: I LOVE ICE CREAM! | Abigail's picture was taken by the owner to use as an advertisement for her ice cream store
149: "Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." MIRIAM BEARD
150: "It isn't how much time you spend somewhere that makes it memorable: it's how you spend the time." DAVID BRENNER | August 27 - 28th
152: August 29th
153: My Girls
154: I have always enjoyed the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm. Today was our last day in Hyannis. Next we drove to Boston for Hayley's Bat Mitzvah! | Cape Cod
155: PICTURE PERFECT
156: August 30th - Hayley's Bat Mitzvah
157: The Ceremony
158: Let the celebration begin!
161: BEST FRIENDS | The After Party
162: First Day of Lab School | September 2nd
163: 8.18 - Abigail uses the potty for poo poo and pee! 9.2 Mrs. Leigh is their new preschool teacher 9.4 - Their favorite songs to sing are "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star", "Baa Baa Black Sheep", and "Down at the Station". 9.15 Their favorite book is Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes. They can recite every nursery rhyme in the book to you. 9.15 The girls love to play in a large bin of beans, oatmeal, or rice with cups and spoons. They love to read and play with puppets. Hannah loves to have picnics with her animals. The girls 29 months old!
164: Music education was a big part of our year. Students were educated in various instruments. | 9/2 | 9/3 | 9/8
165: September 2nd - 14th | 9/14 | 9/8
166: Little Scholars | September 9th
167: September 16th
168: September 18th - 21st | 9/18
170: Up the ladder and down the wall. | Be a STAR!
171: Boys and girls come out to play.
172: And that is how you feed a GIRAFFE! | September 26th
173: Is that a BIRD on your HEAD?! | September 29th It's a Pump It Up Night!
174: September 30th BCC Lab School!
176: ICE CREAM | The girls woke up to find an ice cream parlor on the back porch. Ice cream made from corn starch and scented conditioner. It looked so real ... I think Hannah was frustrated she couldn't eat it. | September 30th
178: Carrot Apple Juice Yum Yum! | After juicing I set up a play station based on their current favorite book "Press Here" | October 1st
179: While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what Life is all about. - A.Schwindt
181: October 2, 2014 I set up a cinnamon apple pie bin for some autumn fun in Florida. It was a huge success! Hannah and Abigail immediately started baking apple pies and smelling the delicious cinnamon sticks.
183: October 4 Brevard Zoo
184: October 5 Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld
185: The girls still don't know what candy is but they sure had fun going trick or treating
186: October 6th
187: So colorful... | Another success! | Colored Chick Peas | Scooping | Making ice cream sundaes | The girls loved the cups and | And color matching | "Blending" | Stirring
188: October 7th The girls had a wonderful day at school. Their best friend Aria came over and helped them with their art project. We played with a toy barn and then played outside. We have had a happy day at lab school today!
189: Books and Puzzles Time
190: Time to start cleaning | Car Washing Station! | Let's spell Dinosaur! | Homemade Dino Puzzle | No hands! | Pipe cleaner fun! | 10.6 | 10.2 | 10.6 | OCTOBER | 10.9
191: 10.8 Halloween Bin - Ghosts, Spiders, Pom Poms OH MY!!!
193: Hold on, man. We don't go anywhere with "scary," "spooky," "haunted," or "forbidden" in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo
194: October 10th Color Matching Pom Pom Drop | Music Together Class
195: CAN'T STOP THE | October 11th | Music Together Class
196: 10.12 The Itsy Bitsy Spider Goes Down The Water Spout
197: is almost here!
198: October 14th - Coco Key Water Park in Orlando and Sweet Tomatoes Restaurant
200: "Life is the flower for which love is the honey." Victor Hugo
201: "This is what we call love. When you are loved, you can do anything in creation. When you are loved, there’s no need at all to understand what’s happening, because everything happens within you." Paulo Coelho | October 16th Green Meadows Farm
203: A | A | "A FATHER is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be. "- Unknown
206: At The Zoo | Hannah loved to look at the people dressed up in "scary" costumes. She ran around with Jeff while Abigail danced to the Monster Mash and Ghost Busters for three hours! | October 17th
207: October 20th Another day at the zoo. We love to feed the deer..yum yum yum!
209: October 21st Lab school and lunch with daddy
210: Abigail's favorite song is Monster Mash and It Must be Halloween
211: Trick or Treat! | October 21st Trying on Halloween costumes at Walmart and having fun! | Hannah likes to pretend she is giving or getting treats everyday
212: October 22nd Visiting the pumpkin patch
213: There is a harmony in autumn, and a lustre in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been! Percy Bysshe Shelley
217: October 23rd La Porte Farms with Tom The Turkey
218: Pictures from October | The girls had fun dressing up daddy | 10.22 | 10.22 | 10.27
219: October 24th
220: Lab School | October 28th
221: TOGETHER | October 29th
222: October 30th - La Porte Farm
224: "We loved with a love that was more than love." Edgar Allen Poe
227: I took so many pictures of Hannah while she explored the farm and all the Halloween decorations that were on display. Abigail was very sad during her visit because she wanted to see Tom The Turkey. He was not allowed out of his cage in the evening and we had one upset little girl.
232: October 31st Music Together | A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
233: November 3rd Arts and Crafts | Fizzing Spiders! | Hannah and Abigail made puffy paint art for everyone in their family. I mixed glue with liquid water colors and the girls created masterpieces for over an hour!
234: November 4th - Pumpkin Pie Spice Cloud Dough
235: Pumpkin Pie Anyone? | Hannah and Abigail loved smelling the aroma of pumpkin pie spice that was blended into their cloud dough. I mixed sand, cornstarch, pie spice, water and tangerine liquid water colors into a bowl. it was a really neat texture to touch and mold. Lots of fun baking pies, and making jack-O-Lanterns. | Let's start baking!
236: November 5th | Hannah 23 lbs (2%) 37.5 L | Abigail 22.8 lbs (1%) , 37 L | Dr. Lieba's Office - Pediatrics in Brevard - Melbourne, Fl | Two And A Half Year Well Visit | The girls were yelling to leave as we pulled into the parking lot of the doctors office. We hired Patricia to help bring the girls for the visit. It took two nurses to get the girls on the scale and I don't think the weights were accurate with all the kicking and flailing. The only way Hannah calmed down is when Dr.Lieba used her chicken puppet to do the exam and look for chicken eggs in her ears, eyes, and belly.
237: There is a commotion in the ocean! Come join the fun... | November 9th
238: We had so much fun exploring our mini ocean. There was a coral reef, shells, starfish, coral fish, sharks, fish nets, a treasure chest, a sunken ship, blue water beads, and glitter for the "sea foam". The girls spent eight hours playing with their little ocean world! | OCEAN
244: November 15th We have been reading books on Thanksgiving and I decided to throw together a Turkey Bin.
245: I found some solar powered turkeys from the dollar store, built cages out of lincoln logs, added feathers, and yellow beads (oatmeal was the base). The girls loved the turkeys as they danced.
248: 11.5 | November 18th - lab school
249: 11.10 | 11.15
251: November 16th William's Construction Themed Birthday Party - Surrounded by lab school friends, fun activities and cake made everyone's day
252: Sea World | November 17th - Sea World Hannah holds the Penguins flippers and takes him on a walk. The girls are not interested in viewing the real penguins yet..Just the people dressed in penguin costumes
254: Hannah and Abigail spent the week with the Shore family while Mom went to Miami to visit family and friends.
255: "There is always something for which to be thankful." -Charles Dickens
260: November 29th Every day after lab school the girls wanted to visit their dinosaur inflatable at Walmart | In Miami we made homemade bath bombs with surprises hidden inside! | November 30th Light up Viera Daddy in a snow globe!
261: December 5th - The girls told Santa they want a duck and a chicken for Christmas
262: Candy Cane Bakery! Navy beans, corn kernels dyed red and splashed with peppermint extract, and some kitchen bake ware = hours of playing | November 30th
268: December 4th | The girls made homemade apple cider | December 5th - Find and paint the sight word
269: Hanukkah slime! | December 5th - Contact paper sticky tree! | December 6th | was Connor's last day with us. He stopped eating and had difficulty getting up. We took him to a clinic and discovered he was in end stage acute renal failure (secondary to SARDS.) It was hard saying good-bye to a best friend and family member. He will live on in our hearts and never be forgotten. RIP Mr. Connor. | December 4th
270: Santa's Melting Hands! | This is a fun science experiment with ice and water (with a fun christmas twist to it). .Hannah and Abigail took miniature Christmas decorations and placed them in a glove. Next, they poured colored water and glitter into the glove. Then we froze "santa's hands". While we waited the girls dyed scented epsom salt. The next day the hands were ready! We peeled the glove off very carefully and beautiful frozen hands were ready for excavating! We were able to compare how fast the hands melted with and without ice. We played for two hours! | December 8th
272: With a beautiful smile! | December 12th
273: Hannah and Abigail love eating broccoli and Fiber One cereal. Their favorite stuffed animals are chickens and giraffes (Hannah) and ducks and monkeys (Abigail). They love playing on their train table Hannah's famous quotes, "Hello! How are you?" I'm fine. And how are you?" They LOVE surprise bath bombs! | December 12th
275: Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas. Peg Bracken | December 13th - Sea World
276: Happy Hanukkah! | December 15th
279: "Colorful candles burning bright, each lit on eight very special nights"
280: December 16th Night One | Blessed are You, Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has sanctified us with your commandments, and has commanded us to kindle the lights of Hanukkah.
282: December 18th Decorating a mini tree and watching the Nutcracker
283: December 23rd
284: December 19th Lighting the Menorah. Hannah was a little wary of the candles and preferred to watch from a distance. Abigail wanted to sit on daddy's lap and help light the candles. The girls big Hanukkah present this year was an inflatable dinosaur for the front yard. We enjoyed potato latkes, spinning the dreidel and dancing.
285: December 20th
287: December 20th A winter wonderland on our back porch. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
288: December 23rd Icing homemade gingerbread cookies, building a gingerbread house, and mommy made gingerbread playdough...the house smells good enough to eat!
290: December 23rd Bass Pro Shop
291: December 23rd
292: December 24th | Hannah and Abigail left gingerbread cookies and coconut water for Santa to snack on during the night. They fell asleep with images of Rudolph prancing on roof tops in their heads. | December 24th | THE WAIT
294: NAUGHTY | NICE
295: CHRISTMAS CHEER
298: Polar Express
300: The girls were excited that Santa ate all the cookies and drank the coconut water last night. They were convinced they heard reindeer on the roof last night too..
303: December 26th | La Porte Farms
304: Exploring the farm with Uncle David and Aunt David
306: December 29th
307: December 30th Celebrating the end of the year at the Rainforest Cafe
308: Happy New Year!
309: THE GIFT OF FAMILY