We went to the dentist a few months back and the girls did very well. I think they are finally letting go of some of their fear of the dentist. Maybe it's the dentist. That helped too. If and when they get cavities I'm sure they will have a new-found fear of dentist. Let's cross our fingers and keep brushing.
For our anniversary Benjamin surprised me with a little trip. We drove a mere 24 hours to get to Buffalo for a couple of days and turned right back around to get back to Texas in time for Benjamin to go back to work. It was a little crazy but we had a good time. We went to the Buffalo Science Museum. The girls loved it.
We have arrived! We have reached the epitome of middle-class America now that we have a big trampoline. We bought it used for $25. Benjamin wasn't sure the size of it when he contacted the guy who was selling it. He was surprised when he saw the big metal poles. The girls love it of course. Here are a few of some of their very first attempts.
Vivian gets bounced around a lot when the two of them jump together so she will really only jump if she can do it by herself. They love having their parents jump with them.
I realized I haven't posted anything since two days before Vivian's birthday...so here are some pics from the event. We had a very small party for her. I think it was just Cecilia Weenig and her mom. Vivian wanted a butterfly cake like Sylvia had the month before for her birthday. It's great that kids don't need much to be happy...usually anyway. We love our little Viv.
Shawna Marie is doing what all babies do and is doing it very well. She is growing! At four months she was nearly 16 pounds. She loves to smile and to be held by her mom. She is very alert and loves to suck on anything that gets close enough to her mouth. Her hands are a favorite. Here are a few from about the first half of December of last year.
One of the gifts Sylvia and Vivian got for Christmas was a cape and mask. Sylvia got red and Vivian got blue. It was an instant 'like'. I think it's one they will use for a long time. They love playing super heroes.