Welcome to the Roe household blog. We're attempting to post 365 days of pictures in a Roe. Cork and I have been married since 2002 and welcomed identical daughters in August of 2009 after a struggle with infertility. Our girls were definitely worth the wait and I say they were destined to be here because they were conceived on my birthday, due on my sister's birthday and born on my grandma's birthday. What are the chances of that! We welcomed our third daughter in June of 2012. We all fell in love with her right away. She has two amazing older sisters who love to watch over her.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Year in Review


This year has come to an end, which means this blog could be as well. When I started it, my goal was to do 365 days and then stop. Now, I really enjoy going back and seeing what the kids were up to over the months. I don't know if I'll continue to do this every day, but I will continue. I just won't sweat it if I miss a day here or there.

New Years Eve

E took her first picture today. The camera was within reach while I cooked and she took advantage of it. I think it's a pretty goo picture for her first. Not only am I in it, but it's also in focus.

After taking my picture, she decided to empty the fruit bowl.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Techno Tots

These two, like most kids, sure do love anything they shouldn't have. Arya was walking around with a cell phone today. Thankfully the one she had was one of her fake ones that looks real. Eiley on the other hand, was walking around with a jump drive.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Leap Frog

The girls crack me up with their antics. Today, they were moving from one chair to another, standing up, sitting back down, sliding off the blue chair and getting right back up onto the red chair.

I was on the phone for about 2 minutes setting up a meeting for Friday. I then sent Cork and quick email to let him know. In that time, they kids had found the remote to our fan and light in our room and turned them on, taken shampoo out of our shower, & put a pacifier and bunny in the shower.

Eiley has a new thing where she can't stand a pacifier any where near her when she's going to nurse. Sometimes I put one by us just to see what she does. Today, she started nursing and had to stop to pick up the pacifier and throw it on the ground. Last night, I asked if she wanted milk. She stopped what she was doing, dramatically pulled the pacifier out of her mouth and ran toward me. She had to make a stop at the table to pick up the pacifier from there and throw it. Once it was on the ground, she could continue her path toward me to nurse.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Share and Share Alike

Eiley has a new trick. If I give her something and she doesn't want to eat it, she feeds it to Arya. They've been feeding each other for a little while, but it wasn't necessarily something they didn't want. I used to cover the food I didn't want with my napkin. I think Eiley's solution is much better.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Again

The girls got presents today from Auntie Karen. They were just as enthusiastic about ripping these gifts open as they were on Christmas day. Eiley was so excited when she saw her new cat book. She was giggling, clapping, saying "kiddddy" and just not quite sure how to express how excited she was. Arya had to come take a look at Eiley's book right away. They love all the books they got, but the cat one was the best.For a long time, the kids have been given forks and spoons while eating. They just started using them where they can actually get something on the fork or spoon and get it to their mouths. Arya in particular will stop and make sure I'm watching her before she moves her flatware off of the plate and to her mouth. We have a bunch of bright colored forks, spoons and knives for the kids. Of course they prefer the silverware we use.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Begging Beauties

What would you do for a "num num"? Eiley still doesn't really say "mama" but she sure is trying to say "M&M". I sort of understand since I love chocolate as well. I think I'd feel better about it if she was begging for good chocolate.
Arya had her own begging session today. The minute her feet hit the ground, after getting out of bed, she started begging for cookies.

And, just because she's cute. This is E modeling one of her new Xmas outfits.

December 26th will always be a special day in this house. Two years ago today, we found out that we were finally pregnant. Of course we had no way of knowing at that time that we were having twins. That surprise would come a few weeks from now. Shortly after finding out I was pregnant, I had a dream that it was identical twins and fraternal triplets. I love my twins, but am glad that dream was wrong and I wasn't really having quintuplets.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Cork and I thoroughly enjoyed our second Christmas with the girls. Our plan was to open presents with them when the girls grandparents got here. The girls just couldn't wait that long. Eiley was up first and we managed to keep her out of the family room for a short time. She and I destroyed the counters/cooked breakfast. We made a yummy oven pancake.
I couldn't keep her distracted forever and she eventually ripped open a present.
Once Arya was up, it all went downhill. We fed them breakfast and gave them a shower to try to keep them occupied, but by 9:00 there was no stopping them. By that time, we'd already re-taped wrapping paper on some packages and others had wholes torn in them. Once we let them go at the gifts, there was no holding them back.

They got to open gifts when each set of grandparents arrived and then again at the end of the day when their uncle let them unwrap a gift for him. I think unwrapping in stages was the best thing for them because they never lost interest and were just as enthusiastic with the last gift as they were with the first gift. I think the Sing a ma jigs (sp?) that they got may have been their favorite presents. They both decided to sing along with the toys with no prompting from us.
Nana made these beautiful coats for both girls. The lighting is bad, so you can't tell that the flowers are pink and the coat is purple. They both showed off the coats and were so excited about them.
Another favorite toy was their tricycles. They can't quite reach the pedals, but love being pushed and climb on and off them over and over.
Both girls ended their day with a cookie....or maybe a few cookies. I'm honestly not sure who was feeding them what. I know I gave them each a cookie and they both happily climbed into a chair to eat it. Besides the cookies, I think their other favorite food of the day was M&Ms. They got mini M&Ms that are perfect baby size candy. Arya was trying to say M&M and it came out like "num num".

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve

We had a great Christmas Eve with friends and family. A&E were tired out by the end of the day, but not too tired to show off their new head gear. It's hard to get a good photo of them with the antlers on since they don't stop moving.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Artistic Flair

The girls and I went grocery shopping today. When we got home, I attempted to put the groceries away. This always takes much longer than it should. Eiley disappeared for a few minutes while Arya hung out on a kitchen chair, danced, and watched me. Eiley came back and apparently handed Arya a bath crayon. I looked up to find Arya drawing on the kitchen counter. I fear that this is the beginning of a really long artistic flair that may be very damaging to my walls.

This afternoon, Arya demonstrated for Eiley how she has mastered climbing into her high chair. Eiley didn't want to be outdone. After seeing Arya do this once, Eiley gave it and try and got right up. Both climbed in later today while I was getting dinner ready. They hung out in the chairs for a good 10 minutes, keeping themselves entertained and out of my way. I honestly think this is the only time they sat still all day except for their nap. Their great grandma is here visiting and she said more than once that they are busy. I think busy might be an understatement.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Splish Splash

Cork is going to be gone tonight and part of tomorrow. I am trying to get the house in order for Christmas. In an attempt to speed things along, I gave the girls cups of water with lids and straws and let them drink while I cleaned up the kitchen. Usually I don't clean the lunch stuff up until they are down for a nap. This is what I get for trying to save a little time. E was soaked through and had to be completely changed before her nap.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Billie Goats

My letting the girls climb onto the table last night has back fired. Today, they were pushing the kitchen chairs around and climbing them to get at things on the kitchen counter. Arya was perched like this while I was trying to get snacks ready for Eiley and my niece and nephew. Arya had already had a snack and apparently needed something to keep her occupied while everyone else ate.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Table Top

The girls started climbing on the kitchen table yesterday. Cork asked if I was going to sit there and just let them do it. My answer...Yes! Haha. Okay, so maybe it wasn't exactly a yes. I have a picture of myself sitting on this exact same table at 16 moths, so I thought it was funny that they are doing the same thing at 16 months. Arya was not only trying to climb on the table, but she was also moving from one chair to the next, stepping over the arm rests. I don't really want them climbing up there, but Cork came into the room while I was cooking dinner and I hadn't noticed that the girls were climbing.

Uncle Greg gave the girls foaming bath soap and bath crayons for Christmas. The bath crayons were a huge hit. They were all about drawing in the tub. They were not nearly as excited about the foaming soap.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Basketball Diaries

My sister gave the girls some great toys for Christmas. We already had one of them, so we returned it and got this basketball hoop instead. Both girls love it and only had to see us put the basketball through the hoop once before they were hooked.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Mele Kalikimaka

Merry Christmas from the Griswald's.We had Christmas with my sister and her family tonight. We bought these ugly outfits for the girls last year. I was so excited this winter to see that we'd predicted their size right. Don't we look great!