Wednesday, May 23, 2012

What did he say?

We were leaving the ball fields yesterday with our five kids in tow- we always get a few strange looks--even more so when so said individual realizes we have two babies instead of one. We are getting used to being gawked at and we try to be polite and acknowledge whatever comments are made. Last night we were passing by some cars in the parking lot and an older man was standing at the back of his van. As I pushed the stroller past he says,

"Oh my goodness! There's two of them!"

Ethan turns to me, looking totally offended and says,

"What did he say Mom? did he say, Oh my gosh, they're hideous?"

Poor old man probably thought we were laughing at him!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Last Day

Here it is (actually last Friday) the last day of school. The beginning and ending of summer is always bittersweet. Sweet to have your children home for a while and be able to dictate your own schedule and bitter to know that yet another year has passed you by and they are still growing at an ever increasing pace.

Andrew- the end of Third grade.

Ethan- the end of Kindergarten.

Ava- the end of Preschool.

All three kids will be at Gum Springs Elementary next year-- convenient and sad at the same time and it will only last two more years until the big man is off to middle school. It will be here before we know it. (excuse me while I go cry now!)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Deep Thoughts...

A sign posted in front of a veterinary office.
 "Feline Revolution
Buy 9, Get 3 free"

I'm pretty sure all I need is two...and eventually I'd get 9 free!
( I know what you're thinking--it's flea control medication, but that's not exactly how it sounded!)

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Big Brothers

Every little girl needs a big brother.

 When the boogie man is in your closet, who else are you going to go sleep with?

And when Mom is in the shower, who else is going to love and entertain you?

And who's going to be there to chase away every teenaged boy who ever liked you and make your life "miserable"??  Oh wait, those are my brothers! Aren't big brothers the best!!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Deep Thoughts...

Sometimes I fix a meal based on what dishes are already in the dishwasher and what I need to fill it up. Strange???

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Month

Actually, five weeks tomorrow--and it's going by way too fast--just like it always does. And after a month of sever sleep deprivation (and shower deprivation) I can honestly say-- this is SOOOOO much better than being pregnant!

 I have been feeling guilty the last few weeks about my lack of faith. Sometimes I am very prideful and think I have a lot of faith and trust in the Lord. Then he offers me a trial or opportunity and I immediately write him off as not loving me, or not knowing me, or giving me something I'm not capable of handling. When I get to the other side of the "trial" I can see the Lord's wisdom and am strongly reminded of my mortal limitations to see what I really need. My doctor said at almost every appointment, "God knows who to give twins to." I guess he was right. It is a logistical issue having two babies at once, and you do get even less sleep--but the blessing are truly double as well.
 Several people have asked me if it's hard having twins, or what it's like to have two at a time-- Well, I'm not going to say it's a walk in the park, but to me, it feels very natural and wonderful-- I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Enough babbling and onto the girls.
After a month in our home, we are starting to see these little girls are very different.

Allison, Baby A, looks just like Andrew as a baby. It is really fun for me to look at her and relive my firstborn. It has been so long since Andrew was little that I had almost forgotten, but every time I look at her I get a little walk down memory lane. Allison is already getting a nickname from the kids (Allie) and one from Mommy (Fatty!) She just broke the 6lb. mark a few days before her 1 month checkup and in this house, that constitutes a Fatty--and we love fat babies! Allison is the more laid back baby, but when she gets upset, EVERYONE knows it--man can this girl wail! Allison also hates to sleep alone and is in my arms all night most nights. She also makes these funny little noises all the time and-- she's a snorter!


Katlyn, Baby B, looks just like Ethan and Ava--so much so, that I'm always calling her Ava. (poor thing-- Mommy doesn't know her name!) Katlyn is a little more high strung than Allison and is quite feisty. She is our little peanut still, just over 5.5 lbs now, but boy is she strong. She holds her head up, rolls over (sometimes multiple times in a row), and even scoots herself across the floor when she is upset. One day I had to finish something in the kitchen and had to let her fuss on the blanket in the living room. When I came back in the room 5 minutes later, she was 6 feet away from the blanket-- that tiny little thing had scooted herself all that way. Little Katlyn seems to be having a harder time adjusting to the world and is often fussy--we hope she'll outgrow it soon and feel better.

The girls were blessed, when Colonel Mustard's parents were here--this is the best picture we got!

And since this is the run, on- never ending post-- in other news--we did celebrate Easter! And we had a traditional Easter Egg hunt as well!

And it appears Ethan is allergic to ants and bees. The picture doesn't do it justice, but this was 24 hours after he got a couple ant bits-- his entire lower leg is very swollen and hot. I suspected he probably was, but now I'm sure--poor kid!
And we've been to a lot of baseball and Soccer games--cause that's what we do!
The girls snuggling with Grandma Dixie at a soccer game. ( I'll have to get some pictures of the boys actually playing--mine didn't turn out- just a running blur!)