Monday, August 29, 2011

An Afternoon in Black and White

Well, first of all, I was very happy to hear that all of my East Coast friends were spared Irene's wrath and I hope your power comes back on soon.

Ahh...this weekend was WONDERFUL. This was the first weekend in a long time that we've either not been out of town or been home with no plans. Saturday morning until mid-afternoon, sweet Davey watched the girls and I cleaned the whole house. It was so invigorating. It was peaceful and quiet, no one was tugging on me. If you know me, you know I love to clean. David and I are huge Friends fans and we've always said he was Chandler and I was Monica. It's so very true. And yes, I do have one of those closets in the hallway where she puts everything that doesn't have a place. It's called the garage.

Sadly, the house hasn't been this clean for awhile. I do keep it neat and mostly clean, but not up to par with my regular Ruth-standard clean. It's gotten harder to do that with kids, obviously. In our pre-natal class, the two best pieces of advice the teacher gave us were 1. don't have a rigid birthing plan because anything can change and 2. after the babies come, clean as you go. And that's been my motto for 20 months and it's worked well so far. However, it is really nice to do a "deep clean." I had to empty the vacuum twice. Sad. But, it's so sparkly and shiny and fresh in here now!

Yesterday afternoon, the girls had a water day. Have you noticed the coolness at night...what whaaaaat! Fall is in the air. Well, a hint of a hint of a hint of Fall, but still...getting closer. But the temps during the day are still in the upper 90's. We have a lot of water days.

Gettin' my cool on...

How do they look? Straight? Good? We good? Good.

Daywalker (that's a vampire that can walk around during the day)

This is my favorite picture of all time, ever. She was chasing me and I happened to catch her mid-step. It's amazing how pliable your face is.


  1. AHH!! I need a way to comment on every picture! LOVE them!

  2. Next time you're here, bring your camera. I need pictures like this of my girls. You should be a photographer when you grow up.

  3. The picture you said was your favorite made me laugh out loud for quite a while. I think there were even a couple tears. That is the downside of having adorably big cheeks I guess. I keep meaning to ask you what kind of lenses you use. Could you please do a post on that and all of your best photography tips? Please and thank you. Also another post can be about how you tell your girls apart.

  4. I especially LOVE the picture of the girls sitting by David. When my children were small, I did not include the adults in my snapshots often enough. I didn't take into account that they are still changing, too. In looking back at the pix, I now sometimes find myself more interested in how the adults looked at that time than I am in how the babies looked!

  5. Yeah, I've let up on my cleaning standards since having my son (and marrying my husband), but there is nothing like a good deep cleaning to help you relax.

    The pictures of the girls are adorable. They seem to grow up more with each post.

  6. Your girls are beautiful. I need to take more pics of my kids. Seems like they move so much faster than I do I can never capture the moment!

    I love a good cleaning day too!! With 3 kids under 3 the clean doesn't last long though.


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