We've moved

I'm having trouble getting the blogs to link still and I keep losing posts... oops!

Anyway - we are at: www.theadventuresofthelees.blogspot.com


Noah playing piano

Noah loved playing piano with Uncle David when we were in Colorado so it only fits that he would want to make his home when we got home. Of course, he does have two electronic ones to choose from but I personally like this one the best! ;)

And thanks to John K for introducing me to Mika so many years ago!

What's in a name?

Noah seems to refuse to call Ava by her name, except when we ask him to say something directly to her, i.e. "Noah, say 'thank you Ava.'"

If he's really upset he says "NO ZaZa!"
If she's calling him or they are just playing, he says "Coming Nana!"
If he wants her to do something, he says "Sit here Noah!"

She doesn't seem to mind at all. She'll answer to all four options from him.


Ava has decided that Santa does not exist. I am somewhat heartbroken as I think this is way to young of an age for Santa to be out of the picture! Here's how our conversation went yesterday:

Me: Ava, is Santa going to come to our house?
Ava: No. No Santa! Auntie coming?
Me: No, sweetie, Auntie isn't coming for Christmas. Is Santa coming?
Ava: No Santa! Royeee coming?

I think I made a little headway today when I explained that Santa brings toys. So now she at least says "Santa coming with toys?" but if I ask her anything about Santa, the responses is still "No Santa!"

I'll try to post some pictures later but for now... nap time!!!

Funny things twins do... or at least that Noah & Ava do

They have started gathering some very funny habits, some of which we are not condoning but that doesn't mean that they aren't funny!

1. Since Ava is potty trained and Noah is still in training, they spend a lot of time on the potties together. Whenever they go #2, the other one gets up, looks at their sibling's potty full of #2 and goes "Wow! Wow!" If only we all got that kind of encouragement every time we went potty!

2. Ava is definitely in charge around here. If I ask Noah to come to me, he doesn't even pretend to have heard me. If Ava says "come here Noah" he says ok and goes running. Thanks buddy.

3. We are obsessed with bugs. Noah is a great bug tracker and Ava is a great bug screamer. Anytime there is a bug, Ava stands on a pile of books or on the chair and yells "bug" and Noah walks around clapping his hands after the bug (Appa's killed a few this way but Noah doesn't seem to understand that you have to catch the bug to kill it...). On another bug note (and no, we don't have an infestation or anything), Nathan killed a bug the other day and said it went night night so Ava asked if she could give it a "boh boh" or kiss before it went night night. I thought you were scared of bugs???

4. They love helping each other get dressed. If Ava is running around naked, Noah finds her "big girl undies" and holds them out for her to step into. It has yet to work.

Of course these are the funny moments, which in the blink of an eye turn into a yelling, hair pulling, biting wrestling match but we'll take what we can get.

We posted more pics on Flickr and they are darn cute, if I do say so myself.

October: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25323000@N02/sets/72157627928828333/
November: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25323000@N02/sets/72157628134009072/

Here's a sampling of the great pictures that Auntie Laura took:

October 12 L (9)

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October 12 L (15)

November 11 L (10)

November 11 L (14)

Quick update

It's been a busy couple of months (for you too, I'm sure) so we are behind on blogging. We just spent three weeks in Colorado which was wonderful, apart from the rude awakening that I received on Monday that I have to feed them lunch and entertain them during the day and attempt to take them potty on time each and every time. We got used to grandparents and aunts and uncles and friends taking over these duties, well, at least I did. So, thank you to everyone who lent a helping hand!

Here are some pics, and as always, there are more on Flickr if you care to peruse: http://www.flickr.com/photos/25323000@N02/sets/72157627928828333/

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They had awesome Halloween costumes but I think the good pics are on Laura's camera so I'll post those next week!

Hanging with Jane

Every now and then we get a good celebrity sighting in New York. We've seen Molly Shannon, Bob Sagat, Mike Myers, Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russel, Jake Gylinhall, Julia Styles and a few others but it isn't very often that we get approached by one! Today we were walking with the kids with their monkey backpacks and Jane Goodall and her photographer asked if they could take our picture! Of course we said yes and with any luck, we'll be in Spanish Vogue next month! :) She's in town promoting her movie, Jane's Journey: http://nymag.com/listings/movie/janes-journey/

And the results are in...

Fortunately a loss of tree leaves and sleep seem to be the only damage on our block.

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