Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Nathan and Adam were pretending to cut up their chicken. Nathan (my little muscle man) broke his knife in half. In perfect monkey-see monkey-do fashion Adam tried to break his knife.
Adam was unable to break his so he handed in to Nathan and said "help".
Nathan proceded to break the knife handed it directly back to Adam muttering "There ya go"
Adam smiled, saying sweetly, "Thank you Much"
Melt. Melt. This is going on the Blog!!!!
There are many things that cause an increase risk of divorce. Among the top ten are professional school (we had this times 2), the birth of twins, and starting your own business. Well all statistics aside, we are in this for the long haul. He is who I want to be with. He is the light in my life. He is the most kind and hardworking person that I have ever met. He is honest. He is intelligent. And those dimples don't hurt either.
There are times that life gets busy and we forget to foster this love that we have been blessed with, but those two little monsters remind me in so many ways that what we have is special. I remember when I was pregnant with the twins-before we knew it was twins. It was a couple days before our first ultrasound. I sat in the car and said the most honest prayer I had ever spoken in my life. I prayed out loud for Steve to have a boy. I had always joked that we would know who God loved more when we had kids, because I wanted an girl first and he a boy. Well that day, all kidding aside, I let God know that I thought Steve deserved a boy. I must have prayed hard, because Steve got two. So on days where he is running late, the laundry is on the floor, and the dishes are not even in the sink, I remember that day. I remember that under all this clutter is an unbreakable love.
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Noisy House. Full House.
Dog Smell. Mom's best friend
No Quiet. Great Language development.
No time to shop. Blessed to have people to shop for.
Lots of laundry. Great motor development.
Cheeks to wipe Cheeks to kiss.
Tired form work. Blessed to have a good job.
Dishes. Food to fill the dishes.
Saturday, December 6, 2008
I thought Adam was just angry Nathan was not upyet, but no. He was angry that he had smeared poop all over himself and his crib in an unsuccessful attempt to remove his diaper. Seriously. I am too tired to clean up this much poop.
Again Nathan thought this was funny, that is until he had to stay in his room alone while I showered off stinky brother.
One word for the day "Ducktape"
Friday, December 5, 2008
So today I venture slowly up the stairs (as I am still feeling ill), to hear giggles from my Nathan. I open the door to a half naked Nathan laughing at a full monty Adam. Now why is this funny? Well my full monty Adam had positioned himself as to "aim" at Nathan - and was trying his best to pee on his brother. I did find a wet spot on Adam's sheets. Nathan's sheets remained dry. SO the question is, was that drool on Nathan's tummy? I was too tired to do the smell test. Let's just count it as another twin secret that it better left unsaid.
Little Monster yelled and yelled.
Momma Monster listened and listened.
To calm him she tried and tried.
Little Monster would not be calm
Little Monster would not go along
With Momma’s plans for the day
It seemed like his mission to get in her way.
Momma Monster did not understand.
Momma Monster held out her hand
She showed Little Monster her finger so long
She shook it at Little Monster to hurry be gone.
Little Monster yelled and complained.
Little Monster was not to be contained.
Momma Monster was at her wits end.
This was not how the day should begin.
Momma Monster put down her mug.
Momma Monster gave him a hug
Little Monster felt all warm and snug.
Momma Monster jumped to her feet.
Little Monster crawled into his seat.
Now this day was starting out right.
All we needed was a hug so tight.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
The first snow was short and sweet. The boys played for a little bit, and then asked to go outside. Which in their language means inside. They also said it was hot, which means hot or cold, in this case cold. I only wish that when they say no that it really would mean yes.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
This little monster gave the boys candy at his house, 10 minutes later the boys gave him candy at our house....sharing is nice.
Our two little monkeys had so much fun on their first trick or treat. They figured our really quickly that all they had to do to get candy was to ring doorbells. We made to about 15 houses before their little legs got tired. They grabbed candy by the handful, and Adam even said "trick or treat". We returned home to eat our goodies. They ate candy and pizza for dinner. It was a great halloween.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
We just need to stop -take a breath and look at the present, appreciate the moments.
This moment is an ode to Tucker. He is the best friend a mommy could ask for. He loves the boys. He cleans up the floor. He kisses tears. He lets the boys pull on his ears. He always is up for a cuddle and a nap. Here is a ode to Tucker, my hairy baby.
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Both. That is who the most difficult is. Both
Friday, October 10, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Ever since the boys were little, morning was my favorite time. Fresh little faces laughing cute little giggles awaken me each morning. I have not used an alarm clock in over a year. Some mornings I have to drag myself out of bed, but by the time I get to the boys I feel the beauty of the morning. I remember talking to my sister about how it seems that the holidays lose their magic as we become adults with checklists of presents, food, cards and other holiday tasks. It maybe that the holidays become more chaotic, and we become less and less the little child with butterflies in out belly. I have realized that the excitement is not gone, it is just replaced by the little butterflies and excitement we feel as our children take their first steps, say their first words, blow their first kiss. There are still butterflies each morning when I wake to find two little angels in my house. It is not like Christmas morning, it is so much better.
So here is a video to morning giggles. Here is a video to the magic of children. Here is a video to help me remember although we are tired, we are blessed with moments better than Christmas each and every day.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Off to the oral surgeons, no stitches thank goodness. Adam was a little trooper. He ate and played through what I can only imagine was intense pain. The tongue heals amazingly fast, especially in little ones.
We were almost 100%....then Monday morning I put on the same new shirt (I was so happy all the blood stains came out). I went to work. Adam and Nathan went to daycare. At about the exact time I was leaving work I get a call that Adam is sick. I proceed to daycare to find a very lethargic vomiting child. Blood stains out, vomit stains in.
We have been up all night. He has again shown strength and been amazingly great through all he vomiting. He will drink and he still always smiles for daddy.
I debated whether or not to post pictures, but I thought I would just put a warning.
GROSS PICTURES BELOW........................................
Friday, August 29, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
A Rare Moment, Adam and Nathan both sitting and quiet.
It takes kids to make you feel like a kid again. (All of us kids had a great time)
Uncle Brian reads the best stories (That is because he tickles us with the book)
Aunt Sarah and Adam riding on the train, a lap almost as good as Mom's.
Friday, August 22, 2008
The flip side of this is that no one can learn how to make good decisions without making the wrong turn now and then. Our children must fall down. It -------Pause for a kiss from Nathan----- is a hard balance as a parent to know when to catch them and to know when to let them fall. A little black and blue builds character, a lot may end up in permanant scarring.
So as Adam and Nathan go through life and lead each other down paths I am sure that we would rather they not go down, I hope that we catch them before the cliffs, but can let them roll down the hills.
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Now I am proud to say that we are in the language phase. From a limited vocabulary that consisted of "up" and "ga" (meaning Tucker), we are now transitioning slowly into what I feel is going to be a language explosion.
It is amazing that they learned two words for Tucker ( Ga and Tucka ) and they really don't say Mom at all. I just keep telling myself that I am always around- so why in the world would they need to call me? It is not of course that I am constantly saying "Tucker sit." " Tucker no. " "Tucker leave it. "
Although they don't really say "Mom" they do tell me they love me. When I pick the boys up from daycare we have fallen into a little ritual. They both run to me, demanding "up" and no sooner than I have a boy in each arm they proceed to tell the teachers and other children bye - complete with waves and smiles. Although they just are saying bye I hear "I love you" each time.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
As I was trying to check email while the boys were eating breakfast. Tucker was barking at the landscapers who had long since gone. Adam was filling a freshly changed daiper. Nathan was talking in a voice that was not at all his inside voice. I did feel like I was about on the verge of a mommy breakdown.
Right on cue, Adam threw a cherrio that landed just perfectly in my cup of coffee. I looked over at Adam and Nathan grinning their little 10 tooth grins. That cup of coffee with a cheerio was the sweetest cup of coffee this mom could have - no cream needed.