Saturday, May 26, 2012

On the Road to Florida!

Traveling with six month old twins has been interesting if not entertaining. After being on the road for 17 hours I definitely ready for a hot shower and a hotel room. We left our house at 3:30 Friday morning. I presumed this would be a good idea thinking the twins would go to sleep once we were off and sleep until their usual 7:30 AM wake time. But they were having none of it! They thought if we woke them up then we should be willing to play with them. So my idea proved to be a bad idea. They finally went to sleep around 6 for an hour. When they woke we 7:30 we stopped for breakfast and spread a blanket out so that they could have play time. Back on the road at 8:30! The rest of the day was spent alternating between feeding, singing, and trying to entertsin the babies that really just want to be home!! I have to say the teenagers did an amazing job being patient with the babies as well as helping out a little. We spent the night about and hour past Montgomery, Alabama. Ordered pizza and enjoyed each others company before going to sleep. Roman slept all night. However, Renley really missed the rocking chair. I didn't realize how much we enjoyed and used the rocking chair until I don't have one. All in all it has been a pleasant trip! Just really ready to reach our destination!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Today I am preparing for our 20+ hour road to trip for our vacation in Sanibel Island, Florida.  I am not sure if I am crazy or not but thinking this vacation may prove to be an adventure!!  Wade will not be joining us on this vacation but the seven girls and twins will be traveling in our van to enjoy a week at the beach!!
We chose to go in May since the babies aren't crawling yet.  I thought this would be easier. After our trip to Branson last week, which is about two hours, I have realized I don't think that will matter.  It is just going to be interesting to find ways to entertain them and keep them comfortable in the vehicle.  We did purchase Roman a larger car seat.  He is a big boy weighing in at 19 lbs 12 oz at this six month checkup.  Renley weighs 14lbs 12 oz and likes her car seat.  The hard part is at this time they have toys that are meant to hang from the handle of the car seat and they love playing with them  Roman;s bigger car seat doesn't have a handle.  I came across an interesting toy that creates a bar and clamps to the bigger car seat or stroller at  I will let you know if it is a success.
I think my husband thinks I am mad crazy to want to try such a trip but being the good sport he is, has agreed to drive.   We will make the trip in two days.  Trying to cover twelve hours the first day leaving around two AM to hopefully take advantage of baby sleep time!!  I told my husband that if it was just horrible I am sure I could find bring the babies back on a plane and he could enjoy the ride home with the girls!!
I am so unsure of what to pack. I almost feel like taking everything in their dresser's!  LOL!  I am sure I will figure it out once I actually begin the packing.
This picture was taken on Mother's Day.  It was one of the best Mother's Day I have had. We attended church and then went to Silver Dollar City.  But what made it so special was spending the day with my daughters!  It was so much fun!

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012. I am back!

It's been awhile since I have added to this blog but life has been busy. Well, that's really an understatement! Life with twins is exciting, adventurous and exhausting all at the same time! I will try to bring you up to date. Roman and Renley are six months old and of course the two cutesy babies ever! They are full of smiles every day. Roman is sleeping through the night and Renley wakes up once. At their six month check up Roman weighed 19lbs 12oz and Renley weighed 15 lbs 12 oz. Yes, he is a big boy!! Today is a mile stone in our adventure. They will be spending the night with Grandma while Larry and I go to the state track meet to cheer Ashton and Madison on to hopefully rank in the top ten at state. What an exciting time in our life!