Tuesday, August 27, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Giant Frankenstein
Janesville, MN

Rosie says, "Meh! Don't turn around, Mae Mae! I think he just moved!"

Mae Mae says, "Who? Where? What moved?! Who??!!"

{Interesting fact: Did you know that Frankenstein was NOT the name of the monster, but the last name of the scientist that created him in the novel? Yep. The monster only ever went by "creature", "monster", "fiend", "wretch", "vile insect", "daemon", "being", and "it".}

Saturday, August 24, 2013

6 months

folks, six months! SIX MONTHS!

I'm going to do this a bit differently ... I find the progression funny!

july 26: Pem starts to "arm" crawl.

july 30: Pais needs to keep up with Pem, so she starts the "lunge" ... up on all fours and then lunging forward. Repeat. Repeat. And repeat. this is lots of face planting, mind you.

august 6: Pais decided to actually crawl. just a bit, here and there. gotta beat the sis, I guess.

august 9: Pais has decided to crawl crawl, all the time. Cheetos were the motivator.

august 13: Pem is tired of Pais one upping her. legit crawling happened today. she then decided that she can arm scootch and keep up with her anyway, so she gave up on crawling. she pushes off with her right foot and holds her left in the air. she even has blisters on her "pushing" foot. and, she is faster than Pais too.

august 16: Pais realized Pem is keeping up with her, even though Pem is just scootching, so she pulled herself up on an end table. take that, sis. she also sat up all the way up by herself. say whaaa?

august 18: Pais now pulls herself up on everything. me, couch, chair, package of paper towels. {this is crazy!}

august 22: Pais is now walking along things, like the couch. Pem is content with her scootching.


when Pem started to scootch, she discovered how awesome the kitchen floor felt ... on her tongue. yes, I know. gross. I looked over at her and she was sucking on the kitchen floor like a sucker fish. siiiiiick. needless to say, the kitchen floor was cleaned, every night, and she was kindly discouraged from doing it if I caught her. thankfully, it only lasted a few days!

Pais started laughing at Pem. cutest thing ever! they now do it to each other regularly. makes my day!

Pem has the silliest tongue. always sticking it out. kinda like the guy from KISS, just way less gross.

they both recognize their names.

Pem likes to bite me. {I. don't. think. it's. funny.} she does.

they sampled their first "table" food on august 19. sweet potatoes. though they always are uber interested in food when we are eating it, and like pretend "bites", they were less than enthused when they got a REAL bite. we'll keep trying.

in celebration of their half birthday, we took the girls camping. all in all, it went great!

love this scrunch!

you want me to what?

a basket. the only way to get them to stay put!

I don't like it.

no thanks.

not sure about this grass stuff.

love this pose!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

World's Largest Popcorn Ball
Sac City, IA


Rosie says, "This 5,000lb popcorn ball was born on February 28th, 2009, and took 900lbs of popcorn, 2,700lbs of sugar, and 1,400lbs of dry syrup mixed with water."
Mae Mae says, "Sure hope popcorn tastes better than these keys do."

Monday, August 12, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

World Famous Butter Cow
Iowa State Fair

Rosie says, "The butter used in this 600lb butter cow would be able to butter 19,200 slices of toast and is recycled for up to ten years ... so, please don't butter your toast with it."

Mae Mae says, "What can I say? Everything's better with Blue Bonnet on it! What? Blue Bonnet's not butter? Sacrilege."

Monday, August 5, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Ben Franklin

Rosie (Pem) says, "You may know Ben Franklin for his historic 'flying a kite during a lightning storm' incident, but did you also know that he was an avid chess player? So much so, he wrote essays on the game and was even elected into the Chess Hall of Fame in 1999."

Mae Mae (Pais) says, "Fly a kite in a lightning storm? Ain't nobody got time for that!"

Thursday, August 1, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Dutch Windmill
Orange City, IA

Rosie (Pem) says, "This beautiful windmill is 76 feet tall with a dome weighing five tons and vanes weighing over seven tons. Originally, windmills were used to mill grain or pump water."
Mae Mae (Pais) says, "Helaas, pindakaas!"
(translation: Unfortunately, peanut butter!)