Monday, August 31, 2009

I could not have done it without...

Tanya, Ash and Logan's help! They hung out with the kids.. TWICE so I could look inside a few houses!!! Both times it was at the drop of a hat and she was HERE!!! LOVE YOU TANYA!!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Me and my girls!

Me and my girls had the day to ourselves. The boys have been with Grandma and Grandpa since yesterday. The girls and I went house hunting. They each took turns resting. We came home twice and went driving around 3 times. I have a list of 6 houses! SO EXCITING!

Sofi sleeping!
Bina smiling behind her binkie... Sometimes she sings too! Lalalalala.... so cute!

Between house hunting the girls and I had our first girls night out at the Olive Garden. YUM! They had soup and bread sticks and LOVED IT!!! They also shared some of my endless pasta bowl and salad!
We got tons of attention and I was called super mom a few times. I need to get a t-shirt made... SUPER MOM!!! Most are impressed by how I carry them. I will post a pick soon. Others are impressed with how well they are behaved! They were great!! Maybe we should make this a weekly event :)especially b/c we know most of the managers and always get something for free!!! :) When we are there... it's like family!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Dress up at Livi's


Minnie Mouse
Jumping zebra
Pretty pearls
Jumping zebra take two
The "BETSY" Chair
Pretty girl!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fountain-ous fun!

Look Mommy... Look! (She is pointing at...)
Sofi playing in the fountain!
Sofi pushing Bina!
All four with the water to themselves!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Blackberry picking...

Our hands afterward! We found a great spot near Lake Vancouver. The boys had fun, but we didn't bring water and it got hot!!! Our trip was cut short but we did fill two larger plastic bowls.
The girls didn't get close. Sofi loved eating them, Bina didn't want any.
Aaron had a great idea to cut of branches so it was easier for the boys to pick without getting Ouchies!
Here is the man at work!!!

Our Fancy Date!

Pdx at night, from the river! Aaron and I went on a date on the Portland Spirit, which is a dinner cruise on the Willamette River! We have a marvelous time! I will add more pic later...
Our new special Anniversary... Aug 25th!

Saturday, August 22, 2009


There are many more pics from yesterday on FB! You have to check them out... If you don't have FB now is the time to get it!

Friday, August 21, 2009

More differences...

Bina closes the doors and Sofi wants them open. And I call Bina "Builder" and Sofi "Bulldozer" which means Bina makes things with blocks and Sofi knock them down!!! The list continues!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

My Dream House!


Rumor has it Uncle Nathan taught is daughter to say "I love you" by hitting herself on the head. We got to thinking... we should teach the girls how to communicate with their cousins!
SO HERE YOU GO! When you say... LOVE YOUUUU, they wack their own heads!!!!

My blanket!

Great video of Sofi loving her blanket and falling fast asleep in the car!
You can hear the boys singing too!
Sofi loves to make this face and blow in and out of her nose fast!!! It used to be when she was mad, but we made it a cute thing. And now she does it for entertainment purposes!
Auggie as Nemo!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More differences...

Sofi requires more sleep to remain peachy and Bina is good without taking naps. Sofi eats 6-10 more bites per meal. I will add more as I think of them!


I love watching all the ways my girls are the same (none) and all the ways my girls are different (endless). Even with all of their differences the girls adore each other and their world around them. They are now 16 months old, 13 months adjusted and I am so thankful to say I only have to clarify for about 2 more months. I watch the girls play with each other trying to find likenesses. And truly the only one I can find is that they are sisters. Sofi has wavy hair, Bina's curly. Bina's ears are loped and Sofi's are attached. Sofi has Aaron's pink skin and Bina, my darker skin. Bina's eyes are hazel (thanks to Nonnie and Grandma and Grandpa) and Sofi's eyes are brown. Their hair colors are so different but both do have blonde highlights. Bina loves to discover, explore and play cars with brothers, sound effects and all. Sofi, sits on my lap, scoots her bum forward and reclines on my lap or by my side to snuggle and watch everyone play. She does take part half of the time and squeels with excitment. Bina loves when Daddy throws her into the air, Sofi laughs and smiles because she is with Daddy, but would much rather snuggle. Bina eats with little mess and Sofi... well, get out the hose. As of now Sofi is using her right and left hand the same (maybe we will have one south paw like Daddy, the in-laws and cousin Adam (did I leave anyone out?)) and Bina prefers her right. Sofi is rounder Bina is taller. Sofi has a special middle toe on each foot, Bina does not. Their faces are shaped totally different, as well as their nose and their body frame. Bina STILL no teeth, Sofi has four!!! Sofi loves her blankey and Bina loves her binkie. Bina loves to chase and play with bugs, Sofi plays with flowers. Besides her skin tone Bina looks just like Daddy, as does Sofi like Mommy! What a great pair!!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Yes I am a slacker!

Yesterday Sabrina drank from a straw. Tichu and I were at Shari's and she did it! She figured it out... GO BINA!!! So now the girls are caught up with each other beside their voices and their talking style and Bina still has not teeth! No need for braes if she doesn't have any teeth!

We were also able to spend the morning and afternoon with GREAT GRANDMA AND GRANDPA! It was so much fun! OH NO!! WE DID NOT TAKE ANY PICTURES! Lord forgive us... maybe we will see them again before they head back to Mexico!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cole Night

Are we winning?
I love sitting with Ashtin!
I love my sister! Twins rock!
My four kiddos!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Sofi has a new tooth on the top, has for about 3 days. The second top one will be in tonight or the morning, but you can also see the other two top teeth coming in as well! She has woken up a few times in the middle of the night. Nothing a mommy can't fix with a few rocks in the chair! She is a wonderful young lady!

Saturday, August 8, 2009


Pajammie Ice Cream!
The kids take a bath, get jammies on and we announce... PAJAMMIE ICE CREAM! We all hop in the car and get ice cream in PJ's! Tonight we celebrated Tichu's birthday!!!
When the plane flies by watch Bina's lips. Tichu taught her to blow raspberries as the plane's sound. You can see her lips, but we were right near the airport so you can't hear her!!! The boys were having fun playing tag!

Feeding ourselves!

Eating on our own!
Sofi... Ignore my left hand!
Bina... I can get it into my mouth!
I am sooo good at this already! Just ignore that food all over my forehead!


This video shows how well the girls are doing. Dr says they will be caught up in a few months rather than 2 yrs old!!! GO COLE GIRLS!!!

Fun pics!

Sabrina is walking now, more and a tad better than sister. AND SOFI HAS HER FIRST TOP TOOTH! Bina... still toothless!:)
Our new swim suites!
Dressing myself.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Beacon Rock...

Aaron on the phone with his mom!
Alex looking for our new friend... a chipmunk!
Bina climbing a rock!
Sofi making her own little climb.
Tyler sitting on a bike at Toys R Us!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I wasn't kidding when I said catch up...

TRAVEL BLANKIE! FINALLY! My sis made 3 small travel blankets. When I showed Sofi two she grabbed them then walked to the third one (made her work for it) and went to a hiding place to look and hold all three. She didn't realize she left one behind, but one had a different color green than she is used to... and she looked at that one funny but still loved them all. Thumb in mouth, pure joy, pure relaxation!!!
Before travel blankie... sticker tongue out at Aunt Erinn!
This means.... Where is my binkie... the noise with it... uggghhhughhhh!
Sofi's cutie toes!
Beach babe!
Yet another!

I love my Daddy!
and my Mommy!
Auggie on the carrousel!