Tuesday, August 16, 2011

First Bike Ride With Papa

From the day Patrice found out we were having "a" baby, 
he started talking about the day he would take
he or she for a ride in a bike trailer.
Little did he know then that we would need a double trailer!

We weren't sure how Ben and Emma would react to the trailer.
We were pretty sure Ben would be OK but Emma??

When I saw this picture I felt like crying.  Her face is saying,
"Papa, I'm scared but I'm with you so I'll be OK."
She loves her Papa so much!

Off they go!

Home at last!  They enjoyed the ride, except for the bright sun!
These  pictures were taken a few days later on another ride. 
Look at Emma's face this time. 
She was so excited to go for another bike ride with Papa!
Another successful "first"!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

"Way Back When-esday"

 I'm linking up to Twinfatuation today and their weekly link up
"Way Back When-seday"

Date: January 1, 2010
Otteson Family New Years Day Party
1 1/2 months old
Ben and Emma are worn out from all the lovin' 
they got from their Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
 A lovely day filled with great food, games and
a huge and loving family!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom!

I'm linking up to one of my favorite Twin Mama blogs today 
as Julia at Pontifications of a Twin Mama hosts her new series "Mama Loves".

It's interesting that everyone who is linking up 
is choosing a book!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is simply known as "BOOM BOOM" in our home.  It is by far our most favorite book and I can't live without it because it is helping me teach
my 20 month old twins their ABC's!

There is something so sweet about hearing my babies singing along as I read and sing the simple but fun words in this book.  By the way, it's also found on you tube!

Looking forward to finding out what other Mama's  love!