Monday, April 26, 2010

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Big Sister

We went to the park last week with little Meg. Oh how they love their big sissy.


Abby Mae came to visit for the weekend. The babies studied her every move.
We also celebrated Charli's third birthday with a tea party...
happy birthday big cousin!

We love our family.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


1 Corinthians 13:1-8a and 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails....And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (NIV)

Lord, teach me to love this way

Monday, April 12, 2010

13 Months

So this post is a little late. BUT, as I've said before, I'm using this as my baby book so I've got to keep up.

You two are literally into everything. I find myself starting to get frustrated and then you just make me laugh. This month you are especially interested in the toilet, the fireplace, the television, and any drawer that does not have a safety lock.

One of the best parts of the day is watching how excited you both get when Daddy comes home. If you are by the window you start squealing and waving your chubby arms around. You get so happy to see him. So do I.

Your Mama

This month you have been a sick boy! Poor little guy. I hated seeing you with a cough and runny nose. But you're better now and you're back to being a ham. Everywhere we go people always comment on what a big boy you are. It's amazing that you are still so healthy because you are not eating much at all! I try to feed you you're favorites and you still either throw it on the floor or try to knock it out of my hand. But you know what? Everyone tells me that I was a really picky eater too. So it's OK. You'll come around.

The past few days you have us laughing so hard because you are VERY proud that you've learned to stand up. That's right, all by yourself! You can get up on your own and then you look around with a 'check me out!' smile. You'll stay up for quite awhile but you're not interested in taking steps yet. That's OK. You have your whole life to walk :) You are sleeping better! This makes me so so happy! You are also a chatterbox. You like to make so many noises. And if we aren't paying attention, you'll talk even louder so we do. You continue to be a very happy boy. I love being your Mommy.

You have become so affectionate the past couple months, I LOVE it. You like to cuddle and crawl up in my lap for breaks during playtime. Unlike your brother, you LOVE to eat. Anything. Off of your plate, off of the floor, off of the driveway. You have everyone fooled. You look like a petite little thing, but when it's time for a bath we see your chubby little body. It is adorable. You are very sweet with your stuffed animals and baby dolls. You look at their faces and talk to them in this little high pitched voice...too cute. But you are also a tough girl. Your brother can play really rough with you and sometimes I can't believe how strong you are. This is going to take far little girlie.

We all thought you would have been walking by now because you speed around so quickly with your walker, but you are content to crawl. And that's fine by me. You still have moves. My favorite is when the music comes on and you rock back and forth, looking at us to make sure we're catching your smooth dance moves. Don't worry, we see them we love them.

You sure like to give me a hard time in the bath. Although you love bath time, you are determined to stand up. Don't you see this is dangerous? You give me a heart attack everyday. But I just breathe in deeply and ask you to please sit down because it is not safe. You sit, then smile, and stand right back up.

Love you so much baby.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gag me with a...finger?

Patience usually comes easy to me but I'm finding myself frustrated. Two things:

1. My kids get a kick out of gagging themselves. They literally put their fingers down their throats and make this awful bulimic like sound. They've been doing it for a few months and show no signs of slowing down. I thought it was just a phase. At first I wouldn't react because I thought they were doing it to get my attention. Then I tried calmly taking their fingers out and giving a disapproving face/tone. They don't care. One starts and the other one copies like it's a game. It is so gross.

2. Mealtime with Maxwell is not fun. He is a super picky eater. I know twins are two separate people but it's hard not to compare his eating with Ella's. These days little peanut literally eats twice what her brother does. The 'finger food' I put on his tray goes immediately onto the floor. So I try putting down small amounts at a time. He does better when I feed him with a spoon, but he only wants to eat things with no texture. We're fine if I feed him yogurt or sweet potatoes. But he can't live on that alone. Right? I've been pretty successful with keeping them on the same schedule with eating and sleeping, but this fixing double meals is driving me crazy.

Any suggestions? Ideas? Witty one liners for the people staring at us in the store when my kids have their fingers down their throats?

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 7

Last day of Spring Fashion Week. Thanks for hosting Emery! It was so fun 'meeting' all you other bloggers. My last outfit is...a repeat. Same dress, different shoes. I had been on the hunt for the perfect boot and two Christmas ago my Mom found these for me. I wore them all through my pregnancy and I still LOVE them.

Happy Easter. And Happy Thirteen Months Maxwell and Ella. Love, love you.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 6

Saturday outfit. Comfy and easy. I know my other flip flop is around here somewhere. I found it's mate in the shower. Note the intentional head crop...bad hair day :)

Only one more day of Spring Fashion Week.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Day 5

Little boy is on the mend.
The sun is out.
My charming, hilarious stepson comes home tomorrow.
The weekend is here :)

Go see what others come up with over at Emery's.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Day 4

Maxwell is still feeling kind of yucky, but he's better today than yesterday. Have I mentioned that I LOVE our pediatrician? She had her nurse call to check on him. Maybe all doctors do that, I just always have a good feeling when we leave her.

Funny thing happened yesterday. Maxwell LOVES to be without his diaper. He was still a little feverish so I just had him in shirt and diaper for his nap. When I went in to get him he had taken in off. And decided to spray down the crib. Silly boy.

OK, here's our day four for Spring Fashion Week.