Must! Have! Comments! Wednesday, Jul 19 2006 

I know, I know, I’ve been slow with content. I need to get some pictures off of mom’s computer, and probably should take some more as well. But Grandma K and Pop-pop are coming in next week, so expect a whole bunch of pictures from that visit (July 24-Aug 2). There’s a whole bunch of you *coughCarlandKimcough* who really need to get down here to visit soon, too.

All of that said, you folks really need to comment. Every day there’s a good many of you visiting, and no one says anything. Plus, I’m getting some hits from some strange places, and from people we didn’t expect to see visiting. For instance… Mango and Sam!! I saw you sneak in. You could say hi! Someone has been visiting from Kent Statewe have a good idea who that is, but would love to hear from you. And who on earth keeps coming here (and to other places online) with an (I took the name of the company out at the request of the lurker type, but I could swear that I’ve seen that IP before elsewhere online… hmmm… I’ll have to think about it) account out of Waltham, Massachusetts? And then Los Angeles? Illinois?

So next time you drop by – um, this time, actually – click down there, yes, right down there where it says no (or one or five million) responses? see it?  and say hi!

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Pinkly and Boo-Bear. Saturday, Jul 8 2006 

Alan’s sister gave the babies these cute little shoes, and tossed in a couple of tiny bears as lagniappe (a little something extra, for those who don’t know). They’ve turned out to be one of the toys that the babies play with most often.

Here, have a look:

Crinkle Bears

Aren’t they the cutest? They’re only a few inches tall, and flat. They’re made by the North American Bear Co., and they crinkle when you move them. The babies love they way they sound, and chew them constantly. Have I mentioned that they’re machine washable, and just keep getting softer? I figured I’d post a picture to tell everyone what wonderful little bears they are, and if you find them, they’ll make wonderful gifts for folks with new babies.

The babies love the crinkly sound. I mentioned that, didn’t I? Well, Alan’s brother and his wife gave the babies an octopus when they were born, one where each leg does something different (zips, velcros, ties, snaps, you get the idea). So one of the legs will crinkle!! It has a star on it, too.

The other day (and today too, this is why I’m thinking about it), Michael was reaching for the octopus, turning it around to try to find the crinkle. I wasn’t sure that was what he was doing, but he definitely was seeking something. When he found the star, he made it make the crinkly sound, and then looked at me and smiled. Then he reached over, grabbed Pinkly (cause see, his crinkly pancake bear is the pink one, Molly’s is the blue – they exchange from time to time, but that’s the status quo), made her crinkle, and looked at me and laughed. He held it out to me, then put it down, then made the crinkly sound with the octopus!

Okay, okay, maybe it’s one of those moments that only a Mommy can understand and enjoy… but my Buglette is learning! It’s an amazing thing.

Oh… and he started sitting from a prone position yesterday. Just poof started doing it like Molly did – only better. He’s already as good as it took her a few days to become. Of course, Molly is now crawling officially on almost just hands and knees, and we can’t keep up. She also seems to want to pull herself up to standing, but thankfully, she’s still just able to pull up to knees most of the time.

We’re in so much trouble.

Fourth of July. Wednesday, Jul 5 2006 

It rained.

Dad made burgers.

Michael slept a lot.

The kids wore a yellow sundress, a red white and navy blue dress that wasn’t the usual way too short, and a blue stripey outfit (guess which was which).

We shot off NO fireworks this year (yay for that! I don’t think my nerves could have withstood my dad trying to show the twins what fireworks are). Unfortunately, because of the rain, the city fireworks were cancelled. It wasn’t raining at show time, but apparently it takes 4 hours to load the barge with the dynamite light show, and they couldn’t get it done.

Molly and Michael slept from 8pmish until 5am.

Thus ends our big Fourth of July at the Kornacki’s.

Hope you had a good one.