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December 22nd, 2013

December 22nd, 2013

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I can’t believe it’s been a month; I have been very delinquent about posting on the blog! It’s been busy with the holidays, but the girls continue to amaze us more and more each day- with the way they’re imitating us, interacting with each other, and just growing into incredible little people. I have decided Dylan is not only going to be super sweet, but a babysitter, like her Auntie T. She LOVES babies and other kids, and is so sweet with them- hi, ba-bye, and hugging them. Its amazing to watch. And Ally continues loving to be around us- more of the social one- and loves to read. She is also incredibly loud, screaming Hi and Mommy, Daddy across Fresh market, Stepping Stones, at our friends houses- you name it, she does it=) Dyl is a little engineer-loves climbing, and building and figuring things out…It’s more fun each and every day. My favorite thing this week is them doing Ring Around the Rosy together, holding hands, not letting Prisca or I in, and falling down together at the end giggling, and then saying “more” or “gain, gain, gain”.

what's up Al?

what’s up Al?

sisters!

sisters!

So grown up!

So grown up!

Happy with Gigi

Happy with Gigi

Caught with a sock...like her brother

Caught with a sock…like her brother

Pooping or just leaning?

Pooping or just leaning?

Admiring baby Halle

Admiring baby Halle

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All smiles In boston

All smiles In boston

Coaster fun with gg-pa

Coaster fun with gg-pa

Toes!

Toes!

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Playtime at Kidville

Playtime at Kidville

Fearless Dyl

Fearless Dyl

High fives for Eudie!

High fives for Eudie!

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Cool hats

Cool hats

All smiles with Auntie T

All smiles with Auntie T

and uncle Dan- family photo?=)

and uncle Dan- family photo?=)

uh-oh!

uh-oh!

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Do you like guacamole girls?

Do you like guacamole girls?

Sisters!

Sisters!

Family Fun

Family Fun

We tried!

We tried!

So did they...

So did they…

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Who knew pool table running= best game ever!

Who knew pool table running= best game ever!

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Hugs for Papa Rick!

Hugs for Papa Rick!

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Smiles

Smiles

Dyl and Auntie T

Dyl and Auntie T

Double fisting!

Double fisting!

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Loving Auntie J!

Loving Auntie J!

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Smiles with Mom!

Smiles with Mom!

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Caught ya~

Caught ya~

Trying!

Trying!

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All smiles from Dyl

All smiles from Dyl

Reading with Gigi

Reading with Gigi

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Cows are in the meadow..

Cows are in the meadow..

Cousins!

Cousins!

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All stars!

All stars!

Walking around in our uggs!

Walking around in our uggs!

Hi Papa Rick!

Hi Papa Rick!

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No words!

No words!

Hugs! GOOOO Celts!

Hugs! GOOOO Celts!

Best socks ever!

Best socks ever!

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Bonding with Dad

Bonding with Dad

And ted

And ted

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Crunkfest 2030!

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Diapers Rule!

Diapers Rule!

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Too cute

Too cute

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Happy girl!

Happy girl!

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tackling mom!

tackling mom!

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Hanging with Jax!

Hanging with Jax!

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Chasing Jax!

Chasing Jax!

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Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!

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Pants free!

Pants free!

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Happy Holidays at the Posts!

Happy Holidays at the Posts!

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Daddy and Dyl

Daddy and Dyl

No words

No words

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Happy girls in Minnie!

Happy girls in Minnie!

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All smiles

All smiles

Chatting away

Chatting away

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Just chilling on a snow day

Just chilling on a snow day

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Snow suits! Thanks GG-pa!

Snow suits! Thanks GG-pa!

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Snow day with Prisca!

Snow day with Prisca!

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Loving the snow!

Loving the snow!

SO confused!

SO confused!

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Snow days are fun girls! Come on!

Snow days are fun girls! Come on!

So serious

So serious

Playing with boyfriend Dylan

Playing with boyfriend Dylan

Ring around the rosy with Mar!

Ring around the rosy with Mar!

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Boyfriend Jake...I mean Dyl- do you like him?=)

Boyfriend Jake…I mean Dyl- do you like him?=)

Hi Eliz!

Hi Eliz!

Zach's in town!!

Zach’s in town!!

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Fun with friends!

Fun with friends!

Lighting the tree!

Lighting the tree!

Why are robes just so cute?

Why are robes just so cute?

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And why is Dyl so cute?

And why is Dyl so cute?

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Troublemakers!

Troublemakers!

Friends!

Friends!

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Fun times!

Fun times!

 

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Hooray!

Hooray!

 

For real Dyl?

For real Dyl?

 

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Hanging with Carolyn!

Hanging with Carolyn!

 

Curious Al

Curious Al

 

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Entranced. So sweet

Entranced. So sweet

 

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Dancing with Dad!

Dancing with Dad!

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Decorating the tree with Prisca!

Decorating the tree with Prisca!

 

Hooray Ally!

Hooray Ally!

 

Smile Dyl!

Smile Dyl!

 

November 25th, 2013

November 25th, 2013

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There are no words to describe the cuteness these days. The girls are talking, interacting, hugging, kissing. It seriously is just so so much fun. I’ve been very delinquent on the blog because we were in Florida for two weeks at Gigi and Papa Rick’s with GG-Pa! Despite awful weather and a BRUTAL flight down (Ally literally lied on her back on the floor of the plane and SCREAMED at the top of her lungs for 45 minutes straight- her ears probably=(), we had a wonderful time. The girls loved Gigi’s house- she truly made it kidville, and they did remarkably well avoiding all the glass and death traps. We swam, took walks, played on Gigi’s bed and chairs a lot, and giggled tons. Dylan officially gave up her afternoon nap, but Gigi and Papa Rick’s closets once again proved to be great sleeping spots. We had the best time with Auntie T and Auntie J the first weekend as always, Laura, James, Henry, Kelly and Ben the 2nd weekend, and Dyl could not keep her hands off Henry- she loves little boys. It’s the sweetest. Fred also came both weekends which was the best. They love their Dada. Favorite words include “purple,” “NO,” “more,” and “Gigi (also known as mommy at times=).” No words can really describe how wonderful they are right now, so Ill just share a lot of pictures=)

Kisses for Zach

Kisses for Zach

Loving time with SB

Loving time with SB

Just cuteness

Just cuteness

Sisters!!

Sisters!!

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Tackle session!

Tackle session!

Sweet Dyl

Sweet Dyl

NO! (our new favorite word)

NO! (our new favorite word)

tunnel time!
tunnel time!

Is she 5?

Is she 5?

grillin!

grillin!

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just hanging

just hanging

sweet face

sweet face

hugs for GG-pa

hugs for GG-pa

how young does Gramps look!!?

how young does Gramps look!!?

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time with GG-pa!

time with GG-pa!

hugs!!

hugs!!

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loving the sunglasses

loving the sunglasses

pool time!

pool time!

straws are the best

straws are the best

Sorry gg-pa- you can't sleep when we're around

Sorry gg-pa- you can’t sleep when we’re around

double trouble

double trouble

sisters!!

sisters!!

DADA!

DADA!

missus trouble

missus trouble

papa rick- missing something?

papa rick- missing something?

QT with Auntie T

QT with Auntie T

All smiles

All smiles

Trouble maker

Trouble makers

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Time with Pap Rick and Gigi

Time with Pap Rick and Gigi

Ally sandwich!

Ally sandwich!

GG-pa and his little gg-kid!

GG-pa and his little gg-kid!

loving Gigi

loving Gigi

Auntie T is the best!!

Auntie T is the best!!

loving the see-through wall

loving the see-through wall

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Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday!

nothing better

nothing better

what mom?

what mom?

Well let him have Oakland...

Well let him have Oakland…

night night

night night

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Why are babies in bathing suits so cute?

Why are babies in bathing suits so cute?

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happy...for a few!

happy…for a few!

such trouble

such trouble

cuties

cuties

future engineer

future engineer

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so sweet

so sweet

 

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glasses

glasses

 

reading time with papa rick

reading time with papa rick

 

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Dyl is the sweetest

Dyl is the sweetest

 

being tackled!

being tackled!

 

starting early!

starting early!

 

SO happy

SO happy

 

kisses!

kisses!

 

loving the puppy

loving the puppy

 

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so curious

so curious

 

best time with GG-pa

best time with GG-pa

 

kind of looking=)

kind of looking=)

 

keeping GG-pa active!

keeping GG-pa active!

 

so happy

so happy

 

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i cant handle it

i cant handle it

 

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happy girls

happy girls

 

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loving the bed

loving the bed

 

sweetest look

sweetest look

 

loving Gigi

loving Gigi

 

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performing?

performing?

 

cutest face

cutest face

 

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sisters!!

sisters!!

 

dada time

dada time

 

no words.

no words.

 

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loving the gym time!

loving the gym time!

 

bouncy house!!

bouncy house!!

 

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veggie sticks!!

veggie sticks!!

 

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bonding with Henry!

bonding with Henry!

 

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seriously?

seriously?

 

cant handle it

cant handle it

 

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sweetest

sweetest

 

the pickle and Kel!

the pickle and Kel!

 

sunscreen fetch

sunscreen fetch

 

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diapers rule. ready for the pass Dyl?

diapers rule. ready for the pass Dyl?

 

Listen Mom!

Listen Mom!

 

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seriously?

seriously?

 

no big deal- just eating tree nuts

no big deal- just eating tree nuts

 

thanks for being so helpful Dyl!

thanks for being so helpful Dyl!

 

hugs for Henry

hugs for Henry

 

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eating is our fav

eating is our fav

 

great times with friends!

great times with friends!

 

seriously Dyl?

seriously Dyl?

 

cant handle her

cant handle her

 

November 3rd, 2013

November 3rd, 2013

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This is the longest I have gone between posts; it’s been busy! The Red Sox won their first World Series at home in 95 years so we headed to Boston last minute, I was traveling for work to Green Bay, and we of course had the girl’s 2nd Halloween- the first real one I’d probably say. They – especially Dyl- had SO much fun, and could not stop smiling. Dylan wanted to go to every house, she didn’t want to be held, and the girl wore her costume all night. It was the cutest! We’ve had some visitors- Gigi, Papa Rick, Eudie, and Gramps, Alissa- tried – yet again- to take professional pictures and Dylan cried the entire first day and Ally the second – one day well maybe get a family photo=), but all they do is smile all the time right now and every day is a new adventure. I sometimes wish I could freeze time right now because it is just so much fun. They run over to say hi and hug you when you walk in the door, Dyl lets anyone hold her (what? What happened to our crying baby?=)) and Ally is the fussy/tough at times one now, always wanting to be held (we might have to blame Gigi=)). We head to FL tomorrow to see Gigi and Papa Rick, and though the girls (and I) will miss Fred the warm weather will be nice. 15 months is the best. Best. best.

Dylan hugging Dylan

Dylan hugging Dylan

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riding together!

riding together!

LA vs Boston 2014?

LA vs Boston 2014?

Hanging with Gigi in my cool vest

Hanging with Gigi in my cool vest

uggs- my fav!

uggs- my fav!

too cool for school!

too cool for school!

attempt 1 at the halloween costume

attempt 1 at the halloween costume

why are hoods so cute?

why are hoods so cute?

laughing with G

laughing with G

wagon races

wagon races

loving time with gigi

loving time with gigi

belly like her dad!

belly like her dad!

dad training his little athletes early?

dad training his little athletes early?

happy as a clam!

happy as a clam!

cutest sweaters

cutest sweaters

fall foliage is the best!

fall foliage is the best!

prettiest lighting!

prettiest lighting!

loving the new leggings!

loving the new leggings!

happy on the swings!

happy on the swings!

happy girl!

happy girl!

kisses!

kisses!

twins?!

twins?!

happiest girl!
happiest girl!

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first day of school!

first day of school!

cute fall sweaters!

cute fall sweaters!

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shopping?!

shopping?!

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prisca loving the fall!

prisca loving the fall!

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prepping for pics!

prepping for pics!

happy girl

happy girl

kisses!

kisses!

subtle smile

subtle smile

uggs are the cutest!

uggs are the cutest!

all smiles

all smiles

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hoods!

hoods!

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preparing for Halloween!

preparing for Halloween!

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Loving time with dad!

Loving time with dad!

so smiley

so smiley

hanging with mom!

hanging with mom!

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cuddling with dad!

cuddling with dad!

night night!

night night!

so serious!

so serious!

loving the kisses!

loving the kisses!

loving the puffy jackets!

loving the puffy jackets!

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too much for me!

too much for me!

happy girls!

happy girls!

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always exploring!

always exploring!

trouble makers

trouble makers

ready for summer!

ready for summer!

multi-tasking already

multi-tasking already

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loving time with dad

loving time with dad

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cutie Dyl

cutie Dyl

best smile

best smile

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loving each other

loving each other

nothing better than dinner time!

nothing better than dinner time!

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PEAS!!!

PEAS!!!

so sweet

so sweet

not normal. too cute

not normal. too cute

a rare happy moment on Halloween from Ally=)

a rare happy moment on Halloween from Ally=)

got the hat on! my cutie lamb!

got the hat on! my cutie lamb!

and the pig- what a ham=)

and the pig- what a ham=)

loving time with dad

loving time with dad

candy!!!

candy!!!

SO happy!

SO happy!

I mean- who wouldnt want pizza!?

I mean- who wouldnt want pizza!?

 

October 14th, 2013

October 14th, 2013

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Fall is the best. It’s beautiful outside, the girls are at the most perfect age, and everyone is happy. It feels like those months of tears and fussiness are so long gone I almost don’t remember them. I can’t even express how much fun the girls are right now. Today’s word with Dylan was “puppy.” Hearing her say it may be the cutest thing I’ve ever heard…right in line with Ally laughing like a monkey when you say the word monkey. They understand everything- its uncanny. Go give Ally the ball, and then put it in the basket….will you put away this book and then bring me a new one? Let’s go take a bath…and they walk over to the gate and come back to get you if you don’t come right away. Smarty pants (we’re biased of course, but man do they understand!). Its incredible to watch. This past weekend was so much fun in NJ with Sara, Dave, and J&J. We love seeing them, and we had so much fun with all of the kids together. Last week my parents were in which was wonderful, and last weekend Auntie T and Uncle Dan came- nothing better than having the family around. The girls had their 15 month dr appointment on Friday. Dylan is 19 lbs 13 oz (so close to 20!!)- 10% percentile, and 30 inches (35th percentile). Ally is 22 lbs and 4 oz (45th percentile) and 31.5 inches (75th percentile). Ally had a fever tonight, and was as quiet as I’ve seen her in months. Likely from the vaccines and meds helped-  by bedtime she was her smiley chatty self. Dylan remains a total busybody- not wanting to nap in the afternoon at all- just wants to play, explore and chat. Ally LOVES to read- book after book- and be around people. They are truly little miracles.

nothing better than time with the girls

nothing better than time with the girls

so grown up

so grown up

stuck but so cute- always exploring

stuck but so cute- always exploring

twins!!

twins!!

pigtails!
pigtails!

no words

no words

such a big girl

such a big girl

loving time with uncle dan

loving time with uncle dan

auntie T is pretty awesome too

auntie T is pretty awesome too

Toms!

Toms!

seriously Dyl?

seriously Dyl?

When did this kid become all smiles?

When did this kid become all smiles?

so curious!

so curious!

nice Ally, nice

nice Ally, nice

sun tanning?

sun tanning?

big smiles

big smiles
so intent

so intent

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shiny eyes

shiny eyes

bellbottoms!

bellbottoms!

too cute

too cute

happy walking everywhere!
happy walking everywhere!

Dyl and Dad

Dyl and Dad

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So sweet

So sweet

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So strong!

So strong!

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happy girls and what an amazing fall day

happy girls and what an amazing fall day

watching the girls

watching the girls

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so sweet

so sweet

always up to something

always up to something

hanging with mom

hanging with mom

nothing better

nothing better

such a great smile

such a great smile

always wants the glasses

always wants the glasses

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some favorites

some favorites

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the best time with the Epstein Immermans!

the best time with the Epstein Immermans!

does it taste good Al?

does it taste good Al?

always up for an adventure

always up for an adventure

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SO happy

SO happy

Daddy's little girl

Daddy’s little girl

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Jordyn has a way with the camera=)

Jordyn has a way with the camera=)

having too mcuh fun!

having too mcuh fun!

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bedtime!

bedtime!

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thanks for working at the US Open Dave!

thanks for working at the US Open Dave!

 

October 1st, 2013

October 1st, 2013

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It seriously just keeps getting better. The girls are officially off to the races…walking, saying words left and right, and just becoming more and more fun and little people every minute of everyday. They hardly cry anymore, and are just so sweet to be around. They love playing outside, and sitting at the little picnic table, and reading and doing puzzles, and just exploring every little thing around them. We had a really nice time celebrating Tracy and dan’s engagement with his mom’s family and the girls did so well! We put them down there and transferred them and they hardly made a peep- they couldn’t have been sweeter. We kicked off football season with their Brady shirts which was fun as always, and have been enjoying tons of time outside as the weather has been so incredibly nice. Last weekend we went to Dallas for a wedding and Gigi and Papa Rick got some QT with the girls which they loved of course. It just keeps getting better!!

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Fall is here!

Fall is here!

Wrong way Ally!
Wrong way Ally!

Always working on something

Always working on something

busybody dylan

busybody dylan

just funny

just funny

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Ally decided to throw the little people dolls into the fireplace...=)

Ally decided to throw the little people dolls into the fireplace…=)

caught in the act

caught in the act

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BFF with big Hailey!

BFF with big Hailey!

bonding with Gigi

bonding with Gigi

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sweet girls

sweet girls

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Elmo is the best

Elmo is the best

Always something in Dylan's hands!

Always something in Dylan’s hands!DSC_0819

big kids walking everywhere!
big kids walking everywhere!

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too cute

too cute

do you like matzah balls Ally?

do you like matzah balls Ally?

stuffing her face. amazing

stuffing her face. amazing

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hugs for Uncle Dan

hugs for Uncle Dan

sweet

sweet

the best

the best

always on the move

always on the move

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cute faces

cute faces

so cute and so dangerous

so cute and so dangerous

on the move

on the move

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and we're really walking

and we’re really walking

congrats trac and dan!!

congrats trac and dan!!

lovebirds!! Cheating on Dylan with Dylan!

lovebirds!! Cheating on Dylan with Dylan!

cuties ready for football!

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so sweet with Rusty!
so sweet with Rusty!

touching her nose!

touching her nose!

 

picnic table in the kitchen!

picnic table in the kitchen!

bonding with gigi!

bonding with gigi!

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LOVING little jake levin!

LOVING little jake levin!

everyone was loving him...

everyone was loving him…

hugs everywhere

hugs everywhere

hugs everywhere

hugs everywhere

so sweet with dad

so sweet with dad

fist pump!

fist pump!

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cutie pies!

cutie pies!

why so serious Al?

why so serious Al?

always peering over the gate!

always peering over the gate!

walking everywehre

walking everywehre

cute pigtails

cute pigtails

phone obsessed

phone obsessed

pushing the wagon

pushing the wagon

pushing the wagon

pushing the wagon

loving the swings

loving the swings

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cutie Dyl

cutie Dyl

Sporting the thoms

Sporting the thoms

not the most sturdy but very cute

not the most sturdy but very cute

going through the mail

going through the mail

that sly face...

that sly face…

all smiles

all smiles

wanting to cross the road already?

wanting to cross the road already?

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all smiles with Prisca!

all smiles with Prisca!

September 18th, 2013

September 18th, 2013

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And….they’re WALKING! And not little steps here and there. And not one without the other. Both. Ally. and. Dylan. WALKING! A lot. I mean ALL the time. They walk more than they crawl. They walk from the kitchen to the study. They walk down the hallway. They walk everywhere. And all of a sudden. Last week they were taking steps here and there, and Dyl has been for awhile, but suddenly this past weekend when we were in Boston for Yom Kippur, they both just decided it was time. And now they’re everywhere- gooooo girls!! It’s really amazing to see them and to see the smiles on their face (they are so proud of themselves), seeing them fall and get right back up, and just watching these little people waddle around- its really the cutest thing in the world. Not only are they walking, they are copying everything we say and do and it’s incredible. You ask Ally to walk over to Elmo and hug him and she does. You ask Dyl to come over to kiss Prisca goodnight, and she does. You ask Ally to go get her “baby” (a little doll she has), and she does. You ask Dylan to share her milk with you and she hands over the sippy cup. It’s incredible to watch. They hug us and each other, they blow kisses, they give kisses, they ogle at other kids and they smile ALL the time. It’s the most fun stage by far and I look forward to every part of every day with them.

For better or worse, we discovered the beach too late in the summer. Dylan is obsessed. She LOVES the sand, and won’t even look up at you. she just sits there and plays with it in awe, and she loves the water- smiles like crazy, puts sand in her hair, and is in her element. Ally is of course afraid of the water, but we’re working on it! Dylan pooped on her rug last week when Fred had to bathe and change them both and she wasn’t wearing a diaper…oh man! Too funny! Ally LOVES to eat like Dyl loves the sand….she would eat all day every day! She actually got caught going into my bag and pulling out a bag of green beans tucked away when she wanted more- that girl is getting chunky thighs snd we love it! Though Dyl is still such a peanut, she’s eating a lot more and filling out a bit! And the girls (and us) had the best time with the Post clan! Having Ben around was wonderful, and we only wish everyone lived closer. We’re excited for next year’s reunion, and the addition of another Post Lanza to the crew!

figuring out spaghetti is AWESOME

figuring out spaghetti is AWESOME

no words

no words

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big kid

big kid

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in awe of grand pops

in awe of grand pops

granny time!

granny time!

cool kid

cool kid

elmo love!

elmo love!

so big

so big

happy girls!

happy girls!

pancakes!!!

pancakes!!!

car rules!

car rules!

attitude!

attitude!

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Stonington beach!

Stonington beach!

loving jumping on the bed!

loving jumping on the bed!

happy times in Stonington!

happy times in Stonington!

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dinner at the fish festival!

dinner at the fish festival!

cutest PJs!

cutest PJs!

getting into everything!getting into everything!

climbing everywhere!

climbing everywhere!

so happy

so happy

dad and dyl!

dad and dyl!

fun with the fam!

fun with the fam!

always in the car

always in the car

loving the sand and time with granny and ben

loving the sand and time with granny and ben

so focused

so focused

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loving time with granny

loving time with granny

dartmouth girl!

dartmouth girl!

in awe

in awe

cutie al

cutie al

grandpops and ben

grandpops and ben

bonding with mom!

bonding with mom!

happy girls

happy girls

all three kids looking...sort of!

all three kids looking…sort of!

into games already!

into games already!

twins!

twins!

post clan comes to compo!

post clan comes to compo!

loving the beach with my girls!

loving the beach with my girls!

so pensive

so pensive

just staring

just staring

mom and Al

mom and Al

granny and al
granny and al

in awe of dad

in awe of dad

pulling dad's gray hairs?

pulling dad’s gray hairs?

saying hi to postie jr!

saying hi to postie jr!

question al?

question al?

post fam!

post fam!

happy ful!

happy ful!

mary had a little lamb?

mary had a little lamb?

smiles everywhere

smiles everywhere

dad and Al- twinsies
dad and Al- twinsies

fun at the beach

fun at the beach

best times with the girls

best times with the girls

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LOVING the trampoline gigi!

LOVING the trampoline gigi!

always climbing- loving it!

always climbing- loving it!

last few days of crawling...

last few days of crawling…

does Ally look 4?

does Ally look 4?

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pigtails!

pigtails!

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cuties

cuties

our little girls!

our little girls!

beach lover!

beach lover!

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loving the sand!

loving the sand!

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hanging and bonding with ben

hanging and bonding with ben

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cant get enough!

cant get enough!

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too cute for words

too cute for words

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bonding with gigi

bonding with gigi

just cute

just cute

mom and Al!

mom and Al!

bonding with Zach!

bonding with Zach!

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2 on 1?

2 on 1?

cant believe they're so big!

cant believe they’re so big!

hugsssss!

hugsssss!

kiss time!

kiss time!

bonding with sam and auntie shush!

bonding with sam and auntie shush!

chillin with dad!

chillin with dad!

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wearing gigi's glasses

wearing gigi’s glasses

family time!

family time!

cutie Dyl!

cutie Dyl!

cutie dyl. just hanging
cutie dyl. just hanging

reading with papa rick

reading with papa rick

pigtails rock

pigtails rock

cool sweater

cool sweater

gg-pa!

gg-pa!

tic tacs are a fun toy and gigi is the best!

tic tacs are a fun toy and gigi is the best!

most uncomfortable chair in the world

most uncomfortable chair in the world

mom and Ally

mom and Ally

cutie girls!

cutie girls!

September 3rd, 2013

September 3rd, 2013

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It’s been awhile since the last post…it’s been hectic, but wonderful. The girls are at the most fun age imaginable- interacting, copying you, saying words, responding, conceptualizing- its truly amazing to watch. I ask- “what does a sheep say?” and they both say “baaaa” and “what does a horse say?” and they say “naaaay”. I could melt everytime.  They point to their heads and noses and bellies (sometimes their boobs instead) and each other, and dada, and granny, and gigi and cousin ben. They love meeting and being around kids and new people for the most part, and are just so incredibly sweet. The walking hasnt really progressed…Dyl walks here and there, but still crawls primarily- it seems like she just doesn’t want to do it much yet. Ally has taken some steps now too- 3 or 4 here and there- it’s so cute and she’s very proud of herself! We had a rough week last week- Dyl had her first ear infection and she was throwing up a bunch which was scary, but she’s back and doing so well! Today she was obsessed with using a fork to eat, and ate corn beef, matzah balls, and smoked salmon- what??!! So funny! She is such a peanut! Last weekend, we did the girls baby naming which was really nice and special. Ally is Bayla (means Beautiful and is for Gramps – Burton), and Dyl is Tali or Talia (means Dew and is for Thelma- mom’s mom who I was also named after). The girls fussed a bit, but it was worth it, and Im so glad mom pushed us to do it. It was a really nice weekend being home. We had that and an engagement party for Tra and Dan at Dan’s dad’s house which was wonderful- its going to be an exciting year!!!

Papa Rick and the pickle!

Papa Rick and the pickle!

Just cute
Just cute

trying to be cool like gigi

trying to be cool like gigi

too early for uggs?

too early for uggs?

more steps...though they've slowed...

more steps…though they’ve slowed…

hugs for dad

hugs for dad

the naming

the naming

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proud grandparents

proud grandparents

sad pickle

sad pickle

proud gg-pa

proud gg-pa

the fam

the fam

special moments- 4 generations

special moments- 4 generations

cute moments

cute moments

trouble maker

trouble maker

smiley dyl

smiley dyl

imitating elmo

imitating elmo

cracking herself up

cracking herself up

cutest tush

cutest tush

reading with mom

reading with mom

loving books

loving books

happy girls

happy girls

loving the adirondacks

loving the adirondacks

always up to something

always up to something

two favorite tushes in the world

two favorite tushes in the world

sweet dyl

sweet dyl

all smiles

all smiles

her favorite spot- the car

her favorite spot- the car

Dyllllly

Dyllllly

hanging with granny!

hanging with granny!

am I 5?

am I 5?

always exploring

always exploring

its SO funny

its SO funny

up to trouble already...

up to trouble already…

bonding with cousin ben

bonding with cousin ben

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the smiliest dyl

the smiliest dyl

serious trouble

serious trouble

loving the raft

loving the raft

still up to no good

still up to no good

hanging with uncle fred and dad

hanging with uncle fred and dad

double trouble

double trouble

loving the sand

loving the sand

and the ocean...

and the ocean…

a little chilly...

a little chilly…

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do you like yogurt dyl? or the spoon?

do you like yogurt dyl? or the spoon?

so serious

so serious

the thinker...

the thinker…

cool cat in the car

cool cat in the car