Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Loving life right now.

As I write this, I am perched out on my patio (thanks goodness for wireless, right?). I finally finished my outdoor "living room", a gazebo with an outdoor love seat & chairs (& some fun lights). I'm loving life, the kids are sleeping, I'm relaxing minding my own business, listening to the Red Wings playoff game online when I hear some strange noises. A deer is walking by, only 20 yards from me. We have deer come in all of the time in the winter, but rarely in the spring/summer. It's finally nice weather in what seems like an always frozen land.

Here is my tiny Oasis.....forgive me for the quality, it was taken with my phone.

I also need to add that Brayden had two teeth break through this weekend. We thought his was little behind on Aaron with teething, but then he surprised us with his two bottom teeth coming through!! Both boys are trying to crawl. Yesterday Brayden was getting up on his hands & pushing up onto his toes (as if he was doing a full push up). Today both boys are getting on their hands & knees and rocking back and forth for a few seconds. Wish me luck!!! Two crawling babies makes for a very busy momma!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Tonight's little project.

So I've been wanting to add guitars to the boys onesies, similar to the tie onesies that I made. I found this tutorial at treyandlucy.blogspot.com.

I also made matching drool bibs I found this tutorial on a mommy friend's site, dirtydiaperlaundry.com has a very easy to follow tutorial. This is a great blog. She has some great tutorials, product reviews, & lots of tips on how to be a Green Momma!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!!

I had a wonderful Mother's Day today. I spent the morning with the kids. Jared, the kids, & I went to lunch with my mother-in-law & then headed to my mom's for dinner. It was a busy, but very wonderful day spent with family!!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Houston.....We have a TOOTH!!!

I have been a bad blogger. I haven't posted at all as much as I would have liked to. But here I am.

So, we had a wonderful day today. We visited the zoo with two other families. We had a great time, the day started out with horrible weather, but ended beautifully. It rained, no, it poured on us for the first hour or so, but then the sun came out & we saw a ton of beautiful animals. My 5 year old infact acted just like one of those animals...We are having a very tough time lately with her when we are out and about. I'm not sure why. She isn't listening to Jared or I & it's almost like she is doing things out of spite for us. It's very frustrating & I'm sure it comes with the age, although she is 5 going on 15.

On to the reason for this post, WE HAVE A TOOTH!!! Aaron's tooth broke through today. I have felt a tooth with each of the boys, but it hasn't broken through their gums until today. It is pretty exciting, but makes me realize that my babies are growing up very, very fast!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Six month check up

The boys turned six months old on April 25th & today was their six month check up. Both boys are teething, I'm thinking that their first tooth will be breaking through within the next week. Apparently, identical twins teeth at the exact same time. Please tell me again how lucky I am!?

Although I have taken the boys to the doctor without the help of anyone before, today was the first time I've taken them alone when they've gotten shots (I am by the way, so proud of myself for how much I have taken all three kids out alone. This sounds like a simple feat, but with a 5 year old & two 6 month olds, it's not always easy). Both boys did so well, I think shots are always harder on Mom than on them. They are both troopers! It is certainly hard to console one baby while still keeping a hand on the other baby to make sure that he doesn't roll off of the table & get the next little guy ready for his shots. Your nurse was wonderful today, she really helped out.

So here are the stats: AJ is 15lbs 10oz, 26 1/4 inches tall & Brayden is 15lbs 5oz & is 26 1/2 inches tall.

Both boys have gained exactly 10lbs since birth & each time they've been weighed since birth they have been within 5ozs of each other. Very funny that they are growing at the exact same rate.

Tonight we took some silly pics, I had some fabric scraps so we made Rambo babies!! You get silly sometimes when you're stuck at home!! We sent these pictures to Daddy to show him how much fun we have at home! (Excuse my laundry in the background! ha)