Category Archives: Twin Adventures

These are stories about our twins, Theodore Jamison Beal and Jacqueline Sophia Beal.

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Twice the Love

Jacqueline decided that Theodore needed hugs and kisses before undertaking a diaper change. 2011. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

QCMOTC Goes Camping

Theodore and Jacqueline took a photo opp with Yogi. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Theodore and Jacqueline took advantage of a photo opp with Yogi. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Welcome to Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Ashland, NH. This campground sits right on the banks of the Pemigewasset River.

A panorama shot of our campsite in the foreground. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

A panorama shot of our campsite in the foreground. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Thanks to the Queen City Mothers of Twins Club for a wonderful camping weekend along the banks of the Pemigewasset River. Thank you to the folks within the club that set this weekend in motion. Thank you for all of the planning, and thoughtful care to make this a pleasurable experience for the families and friends that made their way to the campground.

Theodore enjoying the watering hole on the river's' edge, that he and several other twin friends enjoying excavating by hand. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Theodore enjoying the watering hole on the river’s’ edge, that he and several other twin friends enjoying excavating by hand. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

The weekend was a blast! There were all kinds of activities for the kids to participate in. Our group set up a projector so the kids had some movies to watch while enjoying warm summer weather under the stars.

Yes, we had a lot of twins in camp. This was an attempt to get all the twins into a group photo. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Yes, we had a lot of twins in camp. This was an attempt to get all the twins into a group photo. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

All in all, the weekend was great. Saturday night and Sunday morning, the QCMOTC provided meals to the group. In talking with one member of the board, I was told that there were some 16 families with twins at the campground for the weekend. That’s a lot of twins! The club also subsidized the cost of the camping fees for the weekend. I know that our family had a great time and didn’t want to leave. It was a time to reconnect with old friends, renew acquaintances, and make new friends. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Thank you to the Queen City Mothers of Twins Club, and also to  Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park.

Twin Adventures – Pillow Fort

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Jackie gets some air during a play at home day. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

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Then, we got serious and built a fort that had 3 rooms, a fan blowing air through it, and a separate TV viewing area. (C) 1inawesomewonder.

Class of 2028

Today, the twins (now 6 years old all of a sudden) graduated from kindergarten. There was a short celebration event outside the school in the 87 F heat.

The kids, separated into their three different class groups, and walked in a procession to the front of the seating area. They sang some songs, received their certificates, and listened to some remarks, all after we all pledged allegiance to the flag. Listening to myself recite the words to the pledge made me think of many stories that have made recent headlines around the globe. I will leave it at that for now. The ceremony was brief and it was adorable.  Continue reading

A Month and the Sox

April 14, 2016 – My Dad was taken home by his Lord and Saviour. There are bunches of my words that you can read if you so wish, regarding my Dad’s death found in the following links. DadThe Man is Gone. A Dad and This BoyI miss him.

May 14, 2016 – We took the twins and their older brothers to Fenway Park to see the Red Sox play. It is the 6-year-old twins’ first trip to the old ballpark in Boston.

Oh the old ballpark, that Ruth, Foxx, and Williams called home.

Oh the old ballpark, that Ruth, Foxx, and Williams called home. (c) 1inawesomewonder

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Deal Me In

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Theodore is playing a kids card game with four of his best stuffed animal friends. (C) 1inawesomewonder

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How about a game of Rook with his faithful pal, Rusty? Theodore did report that Rusty had done very well in this game. (C) 1inawesomewonder

Morning at Home

School vacation week is done. Now, it’s back to our mornings together at home. Today we thought of Grampy and shared a hug so we could lift each other up. I love these two, and we really miss Grampy. #twoweeksagotoday

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Daddy and the twins.