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Adventures of the Twin Princesses

We read to the girls quite a bit, I guess. We recently graduated up to some simple chapter books, like The Boxcar Children, and they’re enjoying those. A couple months ago we were at the library, and on a whim I decided to grab a couple of those Choose Your Own Adventure books that I […]

Scarry Stuff

This post has been percolating in the back of my mind for years, and I’m just now finally getting around to writing it. Why has it taken so long? Give me a break — I have twins! But seriously, ever since we first started reading stories to the girls, I knew that eventually I’d get […]

Goodbye 2012

The last few months have been mostly pretty good for us, I’m pleased to say. Both of the girls and I were briefly sick with a fever about a month ago. If it was a flu virus, it wasn’t too terribly nasty. Then the girls both came down with a cough, which lasted for a […]

Pumpkin Patch 2012

Another year, and another visit to Joan’s Farm and Pumpkin Patch! Last year I think we carried them around in backpacks, but this year since they’re so much more independently mobile, we just let them walk around by themselves. They had a blast exploring the grounds and checking out the animals. Naturally, they weren’t quite […]

Camping Out

Last weekend Janet and I got to take the girls on their first camping trip! We’ve been looking forward to this for a long time, partly because we’ve missed doing things like this ourselves, but also because we really want our daughters to come to love the kind of outdoor fun that we enjoyed so […]