Twins Rock Concert

Posted on 15th February 2014 in Year 2

Ok, I really need to get some work done on my masters degree today, but I can’t.  The twins are just too cute.

“Rock Concert” is a little bit of an exaggeration, but here’s Cameron on the harmonica with Sophia on the guitar.  Sophia’s face when she’s strumming the guitar…I can’t stop watching this.

I think this is even more impressive since both kids are sick & running fevers.  Go twins!

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Sophia’s First Pony Tail

Posted on 15th February 2014 in Year 2

It took 2 years, 3 months and 5 days, but Sophia is now wearing her first pony tail!  Tanya put Sophia’s hair in a pony tail last night while Cameron and I were reading a book before bed.  Sophia walked in sporting her pony tail and I’m pretty sure I almost died.  So cute.



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January Swimming with the Twins

Posted on 27th January 2014 in Swimming, Year 2

The twins absolutely love swimming.  We’ve had a good string of 70 degree days here in southern California, so we warmed up the hot tub (the not-quite-so hot, kid temperature hot tub) and spent some time in it with the kids this week.  They’re practicing kicking, holding their breath under water, and, of course, splashing.

The twins are fairly good at clean up time, but when Tanya asked them to clean up so we could all go swimming, they suddenly became world-class cleaner uppers.  They did this…


I set the GoPro to take a photo every 5 seconds and let the kids play with it for a while.  It’s amazing how good they are at taking selfies already.  They’re also pretty good at taking pictures of their thumbs.


Yay for waterproof camera cases…





They both had lots of fun holding their breath (or at least not drowning) under water…







I’m trying to figure out when I can start their SCUBA lessons.  It’ll be here before we know it.


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Birthday Thank Yous!

Posted on 3rd December 2013 in Year 2

We have so much to catch up on it is a little over-whelming…. but better late than never.

Last year we decided that every year for the twins’ birthday we would take a family vacation.  This year we took a 5 day trip to Anaheim, CA, including 3 days at Disneyland and California Adventure (more on that in another post).  When we arrived home, we found this:


This is really the first time the kids have had interest in actually opening boxes and presents so I’d like to share that with you all…

Grandpa & Grandma Duke:  Grandma Duke made them both necklaces.  We love them and anyone who knows Sophia knows she loves jewelry.  We still need to go to the bookstore to pick out some books with the money they received.

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Papa & Granny Adams:  They LOVE the piano!

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Great Papa & Nana VanderWall:  They love their books and Sophia is fascinated with the music and lights on hers.

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Aunt Kristie (my sister), Uncle Randy & cousins Jacque, Zak & Madi:  They continue to sweep the floors everyday.  It is really cute when one of them plays the piano and the other picks up the electric guitar and play “music” together.

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My mom’s cousin, Linda… so my 2nd cousin, the twins 3rd cousin…. is that how it works?  I don’t know, anyways…. Linda knitted Sophia a cupcake hat that she immediately put on her head herself and modeled the hat for us.  She loved it!  Cameron liked his knitted hat too but we were too busy taking photos of Sophia to capture him wearing it.  Sorry Linda.

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The Robinson Family:  Books with their names all over them…?  How awesome it that!?  Every single page says their name and they can recognize it.  They love them.

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Sophia gave Cameron a puzzle:


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All those boxes and some envelopes in the mail turned into this!  The Mickey Mouse ears we brought home from Disney.


THANK YOU to all our family and friends who text, Facebooked, emailed, called and send cards/gifts to the twins.  Bryan and I are still trying to figure out how to slow down time.  It really does fly when you are having fun!



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