Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Little Red Riding HoodWe went to explore the world outside yesterday and they loved it! It was their first time in the stroller so I didn't know what to expect but they really enjoyed their ride. Uh, I put the stroller together by myself by the way. Well pretty much by myself. As always, their daddy got home at the last minute and put the finishing touches on it!

You know, when you hear nothing but ways to prevent your child from getting sick or being exposed to germs for the entire first month of their life it is pretty hard to forget those things. They stick with ya for a LONG time. And when their pediatrician tells you that if they get sick they WILL go back in the hospital, well you are going to do every thing under the sun to prevent that from happening. I guess that is why I never really thought to take them outside for a stroll. There are germs outside! They could get a runny nose from too much wind. Someone could be burning leaves 5 miles away and they would be exposed to it!

But I have pretty much gotten over all the "outside germ" fears. I decided that if my babies can't have a normal life by meeting friends and family, going to church, going to the mall and so on and so forth.........then they can at least play outside like normal kids, right? Right. So, my goal is to take them outside every day for at least 30 minutes. Well, as long as it is not too windy!

Aunt Bets bought them their jackets that they have on in these pictures and poor James' almost wouldn't cover his head! When she bought them they were practically falling off of their heads.

Auntie Em (Jon's sister Emily) requested a picture of the 4th level. That is what is going on below! Scary, huh?! He did not want to come in from our walk.


Laura said...

LOL! I have that same double stroller...for my babies, you know... Sis. Sherry said she died laughing when she saw that on my registry, and with Hannah and Grace 16 months apart, I'm sure it will come in handy once again! Have a great Tuesday!

Laura said...

Let me clarify: She died laughing because I, obviously, was not having twins, but the need for a double stroller was there nonetheless. She said she thought, "Yeah, she does have babIES!"

Emily said...

They look so grown up in their jackets and stroller! And WOW! James' mouth looks huge in that picture - I bet he can really belt out a yell with that thing! ;)

Becky said...

Oh my. Fourth level looks intense! Thanks for that first pic of Little Red Riding Hood. Priceless

Dana said...

Good for you and the stroller ride. Maybe that become your little routine! Remember Allie and the stroller??? Anyway, I am so thankful for your little precious family. Can't wait to see Jon do the imitation of James, he is just so darn good at those. I would love to hear Audrey laugh, and James scream. Can't wait to see all of you again.
Love, Dana

the ladner family said...

i can't even stand it, they are so cute. I bet that was a lot of work to get all that together to go outside!

James brings a famous line to mind,"fat guy in a little coat..."
That is so funny,(i'm sure he doesn't think so though.) And not that i want to see him cry by any means, i just wanted to see how accurate jon's imitation was!

Dani said...

4th level is just plain scary.

Brittany said...

OH MY WORD! These are the sweetest pictures! I especially like the closeup of James and Audrey in their stroller.

It is true- Jon does a mean rendition of James' fourth level.