What? March is over?

Although it appears that I can't keep track of time, the truth is, I feel every minute of it at home. Last Sunday after the girls were in bed, Henry and I were embracing in our own little pity party, all the while Oscar was repeatedly ramming his garbage truck into our feet. We know this child rearing thing gets easier...right? Some days it sure doesn't fee like it.

Thank goodness for the monthly snapshot to prove that these girls are indeed growing.
All complaining aside, we were able to squeeze in some fun activities and visits with family and friends this month.

My mom turned the BIG 6-0. I think it is legal that I just told everyone on the World Wide Web my mom's age, after all 60 is the new 39. All of the Olson gals visited for a weekend of celebrating and baby holding.

Oscar really changed his tune when we mentioned that there was cake!
Happy Birthday Mom!

Our friend Tracy came for a visit as well. As a gift to Henry and I...wait for it....she got up with the girls in the middle of the night...for 2 nights. One easily forgets how valuable a full nights rest can be. 
We miss Tracy!

Henry took Oscar skiing for the first...second...and third time this month. Oscar loves it and it satisfies our goal of tiring out the resident toddler.

Everything is cuter when it is small.


I am thankful for our whole darn family, but most days we are pretty overwhelmed. It is the first time in my life that I appreciate Monday mornings. Seriously, an uninterrupted  cup of coffee and a hot shower later (we have showers where I work) I am like a whole new gal. My newest addiction...Meet Emma!

Emma takes care of the girls during the week. She always shows up with a smile, she is caring and can make our babies giggle like nobody else. I love her and boss her around which officially makes her a Lovely!
We could not do this parenting thing without her!

The girl's personalities...
Eleanor cries big and smiles big. Her emotions are off the charts. She knows what she wants and when she wants it. 
Rosemary is one cool cat. Her cry is more of a whine. She is much more serious and not a fan of tummy time. She is content just eating and lazing around all day. 
Can you guess who is who?
Following Emma's suggestion, we put the girls in separate cribs for the first time last night. They are starting to squirm around and Eleanor's howling often wakes Rosemary- and everyone else. The result, Eleanor woke up an hour earlier than her sister this morning. I poked my head in Rosemary's crib before I left for work and she was just laying there looking around- enjoying the peace and quiet!

Mark my words...Eleanor is going to have us running after her by the end of the year. She is going to be picking on her brother (he has no idea what is coming) and running circles around her sister. Check this girl out...Emma documented Eleanor rolling over on camera.
 And she managed to squeeze some expression out of RM.
The following pictures are 'Real Life' at the Lovely's...

Serious Cabin Fever!
Tui and Oscar found the camera. Thankfully I got there in time to save it. In the mean time they took this pic. Hmm, Cute!
Just hanging out.
Okay, for real 'Real Life'. 
"Be gentle with your sister. Be gentle with your sister. Be gentle with your sister...Oscar! You need to be careful. We don't touch people's faces! That hurts your sister. Get away from her. It's not funny. Come on, get up. Stop it. Why are you crying? I am sorry I hurt your feelings. You hurt your sister. Please apologize to Rosemary. Stop it. Apologize and touch her nice! Fine, you can watch one episode of Chuggington."