Thursday, July 26, 2012

My Oh My....

My Oh grandmother's expression of choice!  But that is exactly what I think of when I look at these to little babies.  It is hard to believe in one week they will be nine months old.  It seems like yesterday I was in the hospital awaiting their arrival.  
Some days are good and like all families some days are just so chaotic that I can't wait for bedtime!  This past week has been one of those weeks.  But it seems like the more I need the twins to go to bed on time the more they think Mommy needs company.  The first part of the week they took turns staying up late.  Roman voluntered for first duty staying up till 9:30 Monday and Renley took Tuesday evening and Roman again on Wednesday.  I thought I was at the end of my rope until Thursday night came and they proved to me that things could be worse...they both chose to bless me with the smiling faces and active little hands until 10 PM!!!  I was worn out and was just praying for one of them to sleep...cause honestly they weren't smiling and all they wanted was to be held and played with.  But tonight...they made of for it.....both babies were in bed by seven!!  I was able to take a leisure bath and then watch "Mirror, Mirror" with Emma and Jessica! 
Now to see what tomorrow brings in this adventure!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Life according to my IPHONE........

Roman is ready to get in the pool!

I love my Daddy! I always have a smile for him!

Roman loves his Grandma Patsy!

Enjoying Kansas City!

"Come on Renley, play with me!"

Ashton and Renley

We love to help Mommy shop at Wal Mart!

Enjoying a day at  Silver Dollar City!

We love to play with the kitchen utensils more than our toys!  They make such neat noises when we throw them around the kitchen!
I am so excited I can crawl!!!

My Jessi!!! says Roman

Bath time for Roman

OHHH!!! This water feels so good!!

I want to crawl!!

Bubbles! Bubbles!! Bubbles!

I love the porch so relaxing!

I am so bored!

Sunday, July 22, 2012


July 3rd I celebrated my 46th birthday!  I have so many things to celebrate!  As I look back over this past year I realize how wonderful life has been.  Larry and I were blessed with twins that were born healthy and spent no time in NICU, which is a miracle given my previous pregnancies and the preterm labor and hospital stay with these two.  I have an amazing family that makes me smile everyday.
My wonderful Momma came over the morning of my birthday and made me a yummy blackberry cobbler from blackberries we purchased at the farmers market.  I spent the evening doing exactly what I wanted....enjoying good food with wonderful kids and I enjoyed watching them play with the babies and then we spent time talking and laughing and finished off with a movie!
It is true what they just keeps getting better and better and the moments sweeter!
I can't wait to see what a wonderful year this next one will be!!
Last week Jessi, Ashton, Abby, Wade, Renley, Roman and I traveled to Kansas City to clean Wade's apartment.  It was extremely hot, but we still managed to walk to the Plaza and enjoy a little shopping and ate a yummy lunch at P.F.Chang's.  I love their lettuce wraps!

July has been a busy month.  Roman is getting around very well and loves to "chase" his large ball around the house!  Renley just started crawling this morning and going from laying down to sitting up on her own!!  It is fun to witness these milestones in their lives!
Having twins has been difficult at times.  It has forced me to do things I thought I would never do such as lay one of the babies down with a bottle propped up by a pillow while  I care for the other one, no worries...I am in the same room at all times! I also let them wear only a diaper way more than I ever thought imaginable....less laundry!   I let them cry far longer than I would any of my other babies while I fix a bottle or change the other twins diaper.  Sometimes it is just a necessity! I also don't get to spend as much time with them as I would much to do and so little time to do it!! I hope they grow to be well adjusted children and adults who have empathy for others but believe in themselves without coming off as self centered and later become adults who know that their Mom and Dad believe in them and will always be there for them!!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Roman is crawling....

Yes, my life will NEVER be the same!!! Roman is now on the move!! Happy Birthday to Mommy!! This morning I was standing in the kitchen and Roman and Renley were playing in the living room on the floor about ten feet from me.  I was talking and soon I felt little hand on my leg....looking down I saw the cutest pair of chubby hands holding onto my ankle and the sweetest big brown eyes starring up at me!!  My Roman had made his way across the floor just to tell his Mommy hello and Happy Birthday.  I wasn't certain that he had actually crawled to me because he has found some ingenious was to maneuver his way to places he wants to go but moments later I witnessed him crawl to the DVD player and the blinking blue light of the direct TV box!!  Oh joy!!! two new toys!! NOT!!! So, I am thrilled that he has learned to crawl but I am also terrified as to the changes this will bring to my world.  No longer will he be safe playing on the floor and no longer will sister's  computer or books be safe in the living room.  Roman is mobile and loving it..... so WATCH OUT WORLD here he comes!!

I love hearing their little noises.....Renley's little MOMOMOMOMA ...well of course she is saying Momma.....not just some random noises I am sure!!

Watch me Renley....I will show you how to crawl...

Crawling is hard work......I need a rest and I time to suck my thumb!

Renley is trying to figure out how to crawl!
And then Roman and his little buzzing lip noises he makes!!  What a cute pair of twins they make!! I am so blessed!