Tuesday, July 13, 2010

July 4th & 11 Months

Happy Birthday America!! Also, happy 11 months Maddie and Zack. After breakfast the whole gang loaded up and set up on the beach. Below is a picture of what I mean when I say "set up". We set up a tent, an umbrella (see the blue umbrella in the back), lots of chairs, and several toys for all the kids. Sunday was extremely windy, which you can tell in the pictures.

I think my favorite thing about the beach was seeing the kids react to their first "taste" of sand and ocean. Both of them LOVED playing in the sand. Zack loved the ocean, but Maddie not so much. She isn't one that loves water anyway, but I think the waves really scared her.

That evening to celebrate America's birthday we grilled out hamburgers and hotdogs, (which was yet another first, I allowed the twins to have a hotdog). The twins received an early birthday present, which was a Radio Flyer Wagon that seats two. They LOVE it. After dinner we played some more rounds of corn hole, which I think Stacy and I were champs.

Madelin is still crawling like crazy. She is extremely fast now. She is still walking on her toes, which means not much balance. She still loves to read. Her new favorite thing is singing. She hums along when we sing (you can't tell what she is singing, but it is really cute.) Her favorite song is "If You're Happy and You Know It". When she hears that song her face lights up and she starts clapping along.

Zack is still army crawling. He is also walking around with furniture and push toys. I think if he gets a little more courage, he will be walking on his own soon. Like Maddie, he also still enjoys reading and he is also starting to sing. He LOVES clapping along to "If You're Happy and You Know It" as well. One thing that makes him giggle is peekaboo. He just giggles so hard when you say it.

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