Monday, August 29, 2011


Here is the proof that parents DO NOT know their babies aren't cute-
I thought these were the two prettiest babies I'd ever seen in my life. I can't believe they're about to be 1! I'm so excited about their party!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Well, my two girlies are sickies. Last night, my almost-one-year-old Claire had to sleep in her baby swing because her nose was running and it was bothering her so much that she couldn't sleep. Best night of sleep I've had in awhile. Its just a good thing it was Claire and not Amelia because the seat belt almost wouldn't go around her.

Does anyone else have this problem? My babies are 11 months old and they don't sleep through the night. They used to. And occasionally one or the other of them will sleep all night but usually, they each get up 2 or 3 times a night and want to be comforted. I think they are playing us- they wake up a little bit and know that if they cry, mama will come rock them back to sleep. But its exhausting! A few nights ago, I was up NINE times in one night.

The good news is, the girlies are at an incredibly sweet age. They like to hold hands when they sit in their high-chairs. They play together in the mornings and smile at each other when they wake up. They have "baby parties" when they get up from their naps. They will stand up on the sides of their cribs facing each other and talk and laugh and jump on the beds. Its very cute.

Hopefully the snotty noses will clear up soon.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Quick Update

Ok since I am woefully behind on my blogging, I am just going to give a quick rundown of everything that has happened in the last 2 months. In June, Steve took a week off from work and we had a "staycation." We visited Atlanta and went to the Georgia Aquarium, Coke Museum and Ikea. We also got to visit one of my grandmothers and tour Historic Westville.  At the end of June, Steve went to a wedding in Texas, leaving me alone with the girls for 4 days. It was tough but we survived!

In July, we celebrated the 4th with some friends but still made it home early to get the girls into bed.  Steve took command of Dog Troop and became the official "Dog 6." AKA Commander AKA CO. I celebrated my 28th birthday on the 21st with lots of help from our sweet girls. At the end of July, we got a pig! Ok, not really. We had a random little piglet show up and take residence behind our house. He was here for about 2 weeks but our neighbors just called Animal Control to come get him. Percival couldn't stay forever but I hated to see him go! Also in July, we got to attend my oldest brother's stepson's 1st birthday party. Happy First Birthday Landon! In sad news, we found out that my mother-in-law has Stage 4 cancer but she has a great attitude and is ready to fight! Our Nana is tough as nails.

In August, we have mostly just been hanging out! We have been able to visit with some new friends and Steve just had a 3 day weekend. On Sunday, we visited my dad's mother and most of our extended family. There were 3 little girls there including ours. My cousin has a 1 year old who was not sure what to think of the other babies! She is an only child and doesn't go to daycare so she's not used to other children. That was kind of funny to watch.

In girly news- both girls are crawling and pulling up on the furniture. Amelia is cruising along the furniture and pushing her little stroller all over the house. Claire is waving at everyone and will sometimes give you 5. Both girls will give "noggins" when asked. Claire has 5 teeth (and is cutting a 6th) and Amelia has 7 teeth and is cutting an 8th. We are down to one nap a day and still mostly have a 7:00 bedtime. Both girls are getting better at self-feeding but Claire does better than Amelia. Both girls are drinking from a sippy cup but they still get bottles too. And that's what we've been up to!