Twin Adventures

Twin girls now rule the house.

Happy Easter 2013!

Happy (late!) Easter!

Last year our little bunnies were too small to do much and they didn’t co-operate very well for their “Easter Photo Shoot”, so this is all that we have to mark the occasion…

Easter 2012 Easter 2012

You’ll notice that there’s no Maretta at all (Napping? Screaming?)! And, you can also see that it was before my fantastic 8 MegaPixel phone and 12 MegaPixel camera!

This year was much better! Not only did I fit in a very satisfying photo shoot, but the girls also participated in their first Egg Hunt! I’ll let the pictures do the talking from here…

Edited Photos…

Easter Photoshoot Easter Photoshoot

Easter Photoshoot Easter Photoshoot

Final, shared result…

Easter Card

Let the Egg Hunt commence! (Thanks Mom and Dad for hosting!)

Egg Hunt!  Egg Hunt!

Enjoying the “loot” together…

Egg Hunt!

At 21-months, the girls were able to fully participate in the hunt after just a few instructions and coaxing into the finding their goodies. Can’t wait for next year when we can read Easter Bunny stories before the hunt!

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Christmas Cards

This is the second Christmas that the girls have been around for. Although we think they are still too young to start traditions that they understand, we’ve already got a few things that we’ll continue for years and years to come. A Christmas photo shoot followed by Christmas cards are the first thing we take care of once the holiday season rolls around.

Pinterest is my enemy and I find many pictures of cute photo shoots that I’d love to do with the girls. They are only 18 months so still a bit young to follow direction, which means that I usually pass up on these cute shoots and instead just try and work on getting a picture with both of them smiling and in focus. If you’ve read my post Photography, you’ll know just how difficult that can be.

Christmas 2011

Last year (6 months old) we wound up doing a couple of different “winter” themed photo shoots. During our first snow (sometime in November) we plunked them down for their first “snow experience”. The other winter photo shoot we did was of the girls in their Christmas Jammies. We put them in their Bumbos in front of the decorated tree and also in front of a “decor” tree in their bedroom. No one was really co-operative for any of the photo shoots, but we ended up going with one of the photos from their Snow Day.


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This year the girls are actually aware of their surroundings and I managed to get them sitting still, where I wanted them for a few seconds at a time! Those of you with toddlers know how difficult this is.. those of you without toddlers, you are so lucky. I went with something simple: I didn’t want to try and get too creative and have to deal with subduing any temper tantrums that would most certainly show up. I grabbed one of our white quilted duvets and threw it over our sofa chair. I completely arranged our dining room so I could capture the daylight coming in from the largest window in our apartment (actually the sliding glass door that leads to the balcony). But it was worth it! Both Maretta and Shula were in great moods and seemed to agree with their clothing choices. Although I did spend about half my time chasing at least one child around the house, I did get some pictures and a few of them were even usable!

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Maretta, enjoying herself immensely!                     Shula, pulling her look-how-cute-I-am face.

Christmas 2012

Christmas 2012

The Chosen Picture.                                                           The Final Result!

 

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