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February 29, 2012

Hop Day Slice of Life

My babies celebrated their third birthday on January 5th. Mathematically, I understand it...but it still felt weird to think about celebrating their FOURTH Valentine's Day a couple of weeks ago. They're not old enough to have had FOUR anythings, right?!

So...I was excited to think about the girls' FIRST Leap Day, yesterday.

I saw a cute idea (thanks, Helen!) to create a time capsule of sorts, documenting a slice of life...to be revisited every Leap Day.

I don't yet have everything bound, sealed, and buried in the backyard (kidding!), but here are the elements from our Leap Day scrapbook...

The girls made frogs from scrapbook paper, ribbon, and sequins, to serve as the cover for our book.


Here's our "slice of life" photo of the day...the girls, just up from nap, wearing their penguin shirts for probably one of the last times, having changed into yoga pants after our early-morning trip to the grocery store. They were crawling all over each other, constructing their train set.


Self-portraits, each labeled with their best "A" and "B", respectively.


And here's a little "interview" I did with each of them...

Baby A
Favorite color: turquoise
Favorite food: grapes
Favorite animal: giraffe (thinking about zoo animals, I'm assuming)
Favorite thing to do: play
Favorite book: "Little Bear's New Friend" (what she requested her Daddy read when he got home)
Favorite restaurant: Buckhead
Favorite toy: Abby (her baby doll)
Favorite thing to do at the park: slide
When I grow up I want to be a: teacher
What are you looking forward to doing when you get older: eating in big girl chairs (we were just finishing dinner)

Baby B
Favorite color: blue
Favorite food: sweet potatoes
Favorite animal: polar bear
Favorite thing to do: play
Favorite book: "I Love My Kitten"
Favorite restaurant: Garcia's
Favorite toy: Lily (her baby doll)
Favorite thing to do at the park: swing
When I grow up I want to be a: doctor
What are you looking forward to doing when you get older: drinking out of glasses

To think they'll be SEVEN when we pull this out of the cabinet...wow! How fun it will be to show them what we did when they were three! And here's hoping they'll be willing to humor their mama when they're eleven!

Hope you had a memorable Leap Day (or Hop Day, as Baby B kept calling it as she and her sister hopped like frogs much of the afternoon)!

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Linking up with Charlene for Hey, Mom! Look What I Did! for her fantastic weekly craft link-up!

8 comments:

Charlene said...

Love this...Now, I'm thinking I should have let the boys bury a box of treasures in the yard for them to dig up next time.

I love going through all their school projects and crafts that I have saved.

btw, I shared this on my facebook page.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

Well, look at how cute you are!!!!

You are that mom :)

LOVE the self-portraits and all their answers. They know their own minds - love it!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

PS do you keep everything they make? I can't remember if you said what you do on that post of mine? :)

Helen said...

Love the frogs you had them make! That is adorable!

Just Another Mom of Twins said...

What a totally fabulous idea...I am stealing this...in 4 years! LOL!

(I suppose I could do one for them for this year though...right?)

Barbara Manatee said...

oh wow!! what a fun thing to do! And so crazy to think they'll be 7 when you pull this out again! wow!!!

Love their answers. Turquoise? I am pretty sure that word isn't even in any of my kids' vocabularies! ha!

Johanna said...

C-U-T-E!

Danielle said...

What cute stuff. love the frog and ribbon picture.

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