Wednesday, January 28, 2009

We can use our breaks and other things!

With all of the excitement of moving back into our house, Christmas, and Meghan getting engaged,  I have not had a lot of time to post to our  blog.  I regret this because each day with Emma and Meilynn is so special and I want them to have this record of their lives.  Because of our age it is even more important to keep this record for them and they are just saying the cutest things!
Here the girls are going down the street for the first time using their brakes.  Emma in the front is a little braver.  The girls have been riding around the kitchen on the bikes Santa brought because there are no hills and the weather is always perfect.  However,  Emma ran into me going very fast the other day.  I have a big bruise and a gouge out of my leg, so we have moved their bikes outside and I am working on teaching them how to use their brakes.  Emma has the hang of it and Meilynn is almost there. Emma is going fast! Meilynn is almost there.
This was the first time they were able to pedal all the way up our street too.  We live on a gradual hill and they were unable to pedal up until yesterday.  Yeah, no more mommy pushing them up.  Have you ever tried pushing two three year olds on two bikes up a hill?  It is not easy!  After we got home the girls noticed they had mud on their tires so I had to wash them off.  Then they discovered that their bikes make "footprints".  I love watching them learn on their own.  So I told them they were called tracks and they spent a good 20 minutes making tracks on the driveway.  Who would guess that a little  puddle of water could be so much fun?
Another Milestone!  Meilynn and Emma are allowed their first popcorn!  I love popcorn!  The girls have seen me eat popcorn since they have become part of our family.  I always gave them Cheerios when I had my popcorn or I had it after they were sleeping  They had been waiting for the day to come when mommy would let them finally have it.  Now that Emma is 3 1/2  I thought that the time had come to let them try it.  They were so happy to have what mommy has.  (That just goes to show you that your children model what you do,  I guess I am going to have to give up my diet coke habit!  ugh!)
Emma on the left just thought it was o.k.  Meilynn really liked it though.  The next big thing they are waiting for is to try gum.  I really don't want them chewing gum.  I told them not until they are four, but I may amend that to 5.
Big sister Kami came over to make cupcakes (Meilynn and Emma call them "pupcakes") for some girls that she had coached last year on the soccer high school team, so of course she had her little helpers.  Meilynn on the left and Emma on the right.
Don't they just look like perfect angels?
I like this picture of Emma!  Not such an angel now is she?
Here she is again!  


DiJo said...

HI Vicki!
Thanks for your note on the Hengshan Yahoo Group! Your daughters are precious!!! So fun to see them so close in age. If this comes to fruition for us, our youngest girls would be 8 months apart!!! It would be such a blessing for all of us!!! The little girl I was referring to also went into Foster Care in April, 2007. It would be amazing if they were together.. If/when it happens, I will see if I can find out more about any other children her foster Mom may have had. Thanks again for your note!


rgshrs said...

Love the cupcake pictures!! My gosh they are just so cute! Too cute on the bikes too. Julia has the same one and we're pretty much at the steering and pedaling stage, we haven't really gotten to braking yet. LOL I love how the simple things like "tracks" can be so entertaining. :)