Friday, January 3, 2014

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox
Eau Claire, WI

Rosie says: Did you know that it took FIVE storks to deliver Paul Bunyan as a baby to his Mom & Dad? That's a big baby!

Mae Mae says: And, that when he learned how to clap and laugh the vibration from it broke every window in their house? That must have been really loud!

Cousin Phil says: What are these girls talking about? We all know this guy is just a normal sized guy with his own paper towel company. Good grief.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Santa Claus
The North Pole

Rosie says: Help! I'm sitting on a throne of lies with this guy!

Mae Mae says: You smell like beef and cheese, you don't smell like Santa!

(This picture is for Grandma Rose who LOVES Santa. When she asked if we were going to do the whole Santa bit and I told her no, she sighed and said, "Well, please tell me you'll at least send them to a REAL school!" Haha, only my Grandma Rose!)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

10 months

How I love these girls!

By 10 months, this is what we're doing! (Boy! Am I behind in the updates!)

Waving (started at 8 months) ... Paisley also used to do a high pitch "hiiiiiiiiiiiii" sounding noise along with her wave. It was funny! Paisley does the full arm wave, while Pem started doing just the fist clench and unclench wave. She's now doing the full arm wave as well.

Pem blows kisses. Though, she's confused and puts her hand over her eye to do it.

Both give kisses. Watch out, they could be wet ones!

Both give hugs. SO CUTE! They will give hugs to each other, which usually knocks them over.

Both clap. Adorbs.

Pem puts the phone up to her face like she's talking on it.

At about 8.5 months, they both would take a single step here and there. Just one. And very wobbly. The day before they turned 9 months, Paisley took 5 steps in a row, and then was off! Pem wasn't about to let her walk and leave her behind, so within the week, she was walking too. They both now walk everywhere!

As soon as Pem started walking, she started eating everything. Bugs, fuzz, paper, books, crumbs. Anything she found she would eat. Books have now been put away. DVD cabinet is locked. If you ever borrow and DVD from me and it has teeth marks all over it, that was Pem.

Oh, and if you have a stubborn sticker that just won't come off of something, Pem can get it off for you. Her teeth. Razor blades.

Paisley went through a phase where she seemed to get mad and then clench up everything and strain. It was pretty funny, but I'm glad it didn't last too long, haha!

"No" is now a fun game.

They love music. And certain commercials with catchy tunes. The National American University commercial's song is their favorite, and they will stop all they are doing to watch it. Including eating. They also love the theme songs from Downtown Abbey & The Office (and will dance to that one!).

I feel they are way too smart for their age. At 9 months they knew how to unscrew caps of off certain things, open the sliding closet doors ... others that I'm not thinking of at the moment. Keeps me on my toes!

Their only words are "mum mum mum mum mum" when they are tired, hungry or want me. It's so sad sounding!

Pem has 8 teeth, and Pais has 6.

Friday, October 11, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Pitchfork Pete
Albert Lea, MN


 Mae Mae says, "10% off everything in the store, excluding twine."

Rosie says, "I'm ready for my pitchfork. Hello? I'm ready. Anytime now. Come on. Pitchfork, please!"

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

7 months

Sorry for the delay! I've had this mostly done since they turned 7 months, just wasn't able to work on it further with the two little monkeys who like to bang on my laptop when they see it, locking things up and doing things that take me forever to reverse because I'm just not too tech-savvy! Ha ;)

you girls! how you grow and bless my heart!

August 26: you started to pull yourself up on things Pem ... just like Pais! tho, you still like to scootch instead of crawl.

September 6: you are crawling most of the time now, Pem, and you sat up all by yourself for the first time!

September 22: Paisley, you let go of the couch and just stood in front of me for a few seconds. waaaaaah? bold little baby! you also can walk pretty well around something, like the bench in the kitchen.

September 23: Pem, you followed in sis' footsteps and stood without holding to the couch for a few seconds as well. the countdown is now on! walking is soon to follow!


Pem, you make an adorable clicking noise with your tongue.

you both love to sit on your knees.

a few days shy of 7 months, Pais, you popped a tooth on the bottom. A few days after that, Pem, you popped a new tooth on top! Tooth score: Pais: 1, Pem: 3

you both love buckles. on the car seat, booster seats ... anywhere you can find one!

you both love to play and get into everything. dvds are some favorites. and your headbands. and taking laundry out of the basket. folded laundry. must be folded or we don't bother with it.

a few days after you turned 6 months, you both hit a major sleep regression and went from waking up 2-3 times a night each, to EVERY HOUR. say whaaa? a few days of that and I hauled you into bed with me. we'll worry about getting you back into your cribs later. ;) plus, I really enjoy waking up to your beautiful faces and then watching whichever one of you is up first to crawl up on me to peek at the other on. adorable!

it is also nearly impossible for me to take a picture of you. as soon as you see the camera, you stop the cuteness you are doing and scurry as fast as you can for the camera.

I love, love, love it when you laugh at each other. one hiccups and the other laughs. one of you squeals, and the other laughs. of course though, I can't get it on film because as soon as the camera comes out we stop everything. trixy little girls!

what a joy you are to me!

mmm ... pie!

such joy!

found her standing, then we lowered the mattress.

Pem adores the dog bed. eeewwwww.

great grandma Rose!

she wanted a caramel apple.

I must have told them a funny joke.

paper bags = great fun

silly girl!

love those lashes!

the only way I could get them to sit still was to give them kitchen utensils. and the doll? yeah, they wouldn't let her sit there for anything. so much for a comparison!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

the adventures of Rosie & Mae Mae

Green Giant
Blue Earth, MN

Rosie says: "This guy is 55 & 1/2 feet tall, 8,000 pounds, and wears a size 78 shoe. Yikes!"

Mae Mae says: "I told Mom I'd eat my vegetables if she took me to see this guy. Hahahahahaha!"

Friday, September 6, 2013

6 month shoot

my dolls!

this is her favorite expression. bottom lip sucked in.
{and, I did not dress her.}

sweet face!
{she wouldn't leave her bow tied.}

I like big diapers and I cannot lie ...
she has a bottom lip, I promise.

this luggage belonged to their Great Grandma, Ellen Boysen.