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May 20, 2010

1.5 Years!!!!

January 10, 2010

On January 10th Dominik and Scarlett turned 18 months old. They are huge fans of the playground now and are very active on the playground equipment. We took them out to Garfield Park in South Pasadena (nearby where we’re hoping to move sometime soon).

Both Dominik and Scarlett are masters of the slide. Once Scarlett slides once she wants to go at least 50 times!

Dominik found a stray balloon which he really enjoyed playing with…

Until it popped.

Which, was a little upsetting, but don’t worry he cheered up as soon as he went down the slide.


All in all it was a really nice Sunday and at 18 months Scarlett and Dominik really seem to be having a great time.

March Of The (Halloween) Penguins

November 2, 2009

This was our second family Halloween with Dominik & Scarlett and this year they got to go trick or treating. In this picture we got our family portrait in front of the same house we got it in front of last year. Does everyone look the same? I’m pointing at the camera so the twins will look at it but babies are pretty much into doing their own thing.

Trick Or Treat

Although you can’t see it in this picture Dominik was able to do a fair bit of waddling.  Given that he only really started walking a couple weeks ago he did great!

Trick

At our first stop Scarlett took a piece of  candy we’d put into her bucket and tried to add it into the bowl of candy being offered up by our neighbor instead of taking one from him and adding it to her bucket. After a little tutorial from Mom and Dad she understood that she was supposed to take a candy and add it to her bucket and got it right the rest of the night.

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All in all they were able to visit about 10 houses about 50% under their own power and seemed to have a really good time doing it.

The Twins’ first encounter with a toothbrush.

October 24, 2009

Pumpkin Time Is Coming

October 18, 2009

This will be Dominik and Scarlett’s second Halloween and they’re already very excited. This year was their first trip to the pumpkin patch so we can show them how to make jack o’ lanterns.

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Scarlett picked out her pumpkin right away.

Pumpkin Climbers

Then after some very thorough inspection Dominik made his selection too.

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15 Months

October 10, 2009

We apologize that it’s been so long since we posted. Life’s been super crazy for the twins and for us.  But we couldn’t let the day pass without acknowledging that Dominik and Scarlett turned 15 months old this Saturday.

Dominik has successfully taken 16 steps and looks like he’ll be walking full time somewhere in the near future.  Scarlett now knows where her ears, belly button, and toes are and will be happy to point them out if you ask nicely. Although, sometimes she’ll point at my nose when I ask her where her nose is.

Scarlett at 15 Months

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Maryland Visit Pt.2: Valley Lee

August 13, 2009

Of course, the primary reason for our jaunt back east was so that Dominik and Scarlett could meet their great grandfather Richard W. Loheed Sr. So after our visit in Baltimore we drove down the coast to Valley Lee, Md.

Scarlett & Great Grandpa

Introductions were made…

First Meeting

and needless to say everyone was very excited to finally meet.

Great Grandpa & Dominik 2

Dom and Scarlett also got to meet Uncle Rick and his wife Wanda.

On The Porch In Maryland

After a long day of car travel and family meetings we checked into our inn and the kids unwound by doing what we’ve come to call “noodling,” Which is basically making their bodies slack like a noodle and rolling around on anything soft (or on us).

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Maryland Trip Part 1: Twins Visit Charm City

August 11, 2009

Many words have been written previously about the difficulties of flying with kids. I’ll spare you the sob story and simply acknowledge that it sucks.  The best piece of advice I can offer is when you fold up your stroller to put it through the X-ray machine make sure to place it wheels-up, this prevents jamming the machine and holding up the line.  If you need other advice make sure to think happy thoughts for about an hour before you google “fly with baby.”

When we were planning our trip to Maryland to visit family I couldn’t resist the opportunity to finally visit Charm City Cakes (the bakery around which “Ace Of Cakes” is based). I’ve edited on Ace Of Cakes for over two years out here in L.A. and have never had the chance.

Dominik & Dad Ready For Cake!

Dominik and Scarlett got to spend a few quality moments with Mary Alice before they were treated to a tastes of fondant and bites of cake.

Mary Alice, Dom n' Scarlett

Duff and Geof were both out when we visited but we got to meet Anna, Ben, Elena, Erica, Katherine, Katie Rose, Lauren, Mark, Mary Smith, and Sofia.

Once loosed into the bakery Scarlett immediately walked into the kitchen and grabbed spice from a lower shelf and Dominik crawled onto a rolling rack. It became clear that everything in the busy bakery from a baby’s eye view everything was accessible and perfect for putting in their mouths.

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Thanks everyone for letting us stop by with the babies. It was really nice to meet you all!

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First Birthday!

July 10, 2009

We’ve had such a busy week recovering from all our partying that we haven’t been able to put up any pics from the big first birthday!  Finally, here’s just a few:

Scarlett Surveys Sea

Scarlett’s not a big fan of sand.  Here, she surveys from the safety of our blanket.

Dominik Loves The Beach

Dominik loved everything about he beach, especially the sand.

Scarlett Doesn't Like Sand

Scarlett did enjoy eating a PBJ sandwich while sitting on Dad’s lap.

First Cake!

Later we had an impromptu birtday dinner at the ever kid friendly Cheescake Factory complete with first birthday cake.

Spoon for Scarlett

Scarlett has been experimenting with using a spoon and used it to good effect with the cake.

Hand Eaten

But Dominik was a little more hands on.

Twas The Night Before They Turned One …

July 10, 2009

Tomorrow is Dominik and Scarlett’s first birthday. I just spent an hour assembling the Playskool “Laugh & Learn Learning Home,” which will be lurking here in the living room along with their new beach gear Beth got them today. Hopefully it’ll be a nice surprise when they wake up tomorrow.  By the way we’re sorry that we haven’t yet thanked whoever got Dom and Scarlett the “Laugh & Learn” toy but the shipping receipt didn’t indicate who bought it. So whoever you are stand up, take a bow, and let us know– it’s a beauty.  I’m hoping tomorrow to get a lot of video and photos to document their first birthday which will show off it’s various interactive capabilities.

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From the swanky new beach gear you might have figured out that we’re going to take them to the beach for their first birthday. Which is a really exciting prospect and a new milestone too. The only time we’ve taken them to the beach before they couldn’t really crawl so they didn’t get to touch the sand or water. This will definitely be a lot more …    interactive.

Just a few thoughts about the developing mini-humans.

Dominik loves to look at plants and feel their leaves, he’s got a quiet smile with 4 teeth. At some point in the first week at home Beth called him “Bubbie” which morphed into “The Bubbincito” which eventually became “Bunbinimide (a new element on the periodic table?) which turned into”The Bubbin” we’re just as apt to refer to him as “The Bubbin” as we are Dominik. Also, let me say those various permutations are reserved for parental use only 🙂 Although, Dominik hasn’t yet walked he has given up the army stomach slither for a full speed scrabbling crawl which he accentuates by slapping his hand down and making a slight howl of “Oh.. Oh.. Oh.. Oh..” with each motion  and he pulls himself up with confidence. He loves to pull himself up in the crib then fall backwards onto the mattress repeatedly while giggling.

Scarlett is now showing a pretty distinct preference for walking over crawling. She’s loves to point at things she would like us to hand to her for examination and has already figured out that we’re more likely to give it to her if she cries. Whenever she finds a shoe of mine or Beth’s on the floor she will now always try to put it on. Her smile is usually accompanied with an infectious gravelly laugh. Oh yeah, and Scarlett’s nickname is “Sita” which branched off as the feminine version of Dominik’s “Bubbincito.”

Both kids are doing really well meeting new people, situations, and unexpected changes in their environment. My favorite thing to do as Dad is toss them about, hold them on my shoulders when we go for walks and make them laugh.

As I’ve finished writing this I see it’s already the 10th of July. Our kids are 1 year-olds.

Happy Birthday Dominik & Scarlett.