Monday, August 13, 2012

A little bit of life......

Roman and Renley love to play in the water!!
Well, the time is almost here!!! Time to head back to work....its only two days a week but it hard to think about leaving the twins twice a week.  I love filling my day with their smiles and being the first to see their new milestones!! 

This week has I have witnessed Roman standing for long periods of time and he is climbing on anything he can hike his little legs upon.  I think this little boy is going to keep his momma busy for quite some time!!

Renley has a very different personality than Roman.  She love the details of things. She can spend long period of time looking at the leaves blowing or playing with a toy that moves.  She is fascinated by how she can make the toys make sounds or move.  This was her week for firsts! While we were eating at Maggie Mae's Tea Room with Mom she learned to blink!  It was so cute and she was so proud of herself!  She also learned to wave bye...sort of!  She is intrigued by the movement of her thumb and has sat for long periods of time watching her thumb bend at the knuckle.  When my mom and dad were here Sunday, Grandma was trying to get her to wave bye and she started moving her thumb like she does and them moved her hand a long with it to say bye to Grandma and Papa!! 
I am also glad to report that nap time and bed time are back on track for the most part.  Roman loves his two to three hour afternoon nap and gets up in a great mood.  He usually takes a short morning nap as well.  Renley isn't much of a napper but I think it is because Roman is so much more active that her and he wears himself out playing.  She usually takes an hour morning nap and then another hour afternoon nap.  They both usually wake up between seven and eight and go to sleep at night between eight and eight-thirty.  I am happy with this schedule.  Renley goes to bed before Roman giving us some one on one time and Roman sleeps at nap time longer than Renley so I get one on one time with her, also.  

A few of the girls and I ventured to Sam's Club and Wal Mart to stock up on much needed supplies and enjoyed a day out.  The girls decided it was time for Roman and Renley to expirence the rides at Wal Mart.  If you take a look at the pictured you will see they enjoyed these rides way more than the ones at Silver Dollar City last weekend! 

It really is fun having older children as well as the babies. The older ones enjoy seeing the babies do things for the first time and really play with them a lot. Needless to say I am sure we will all feel the pain of not having them home once school begins!

I am so excited to be able to say that I am finally to my pre-pregnancy weight!! Nine months to gain it and nine months to loose it!! I still haven't gotten that pre-pregnancy tummy back but I think it will get there. It is really nice to be able to fit into all my clothes once again!!!

Friday, August 3, 2012

School shopping ......

Roman looking out the window at Target
Emma and Abby waiting for food. 

Mom and Jessi entertaining Renley and Roman at the mall.
Orange Leaf!!!


School shopping with twins proved ..well.. entertaining!!! 
My mom joined us as the "Nanny" for our school shopping adventure!  Jessi, Ashton, Abby, Emma, Mom, Roman, Renley and I set off Wednesday for a school shopping experience!!  (Madison and Moriah will be another adventurous day since they weren't able to go on Wednesday).
I typically give the each child a certian amount of money and they are allowed to purchase items they need/want for school.  I have to say I am very proud of all the girls.  They are so good at knowing what they want and really looking for bargains and finding just the right things so that they have some really cute outfits as well as the things they will need.  Their purchases always include at least one pair of jeans and a pair of shoes as well as a couple of cute tops.  Two of the girls found some really cute dresses which will look adorable!  I love to see the items they choose.  While each daughter has good taste, they also have their own unique style!  I often look at something and know immedialtey which daughter will choose that item!  It is so fun having such diverse personailites in our home!
We began our shopping at Target and found some really cute items... for the older kids as well as for the twins.  Target is one of my favorite places to buy the twins items.  They have some really trendy items that can be mixed with other things to make for cute outfits.
We decided to have lunch at Olive Garden before we ambushed the mall.  GOOD CHOICE GIRLS!!! We had a fantastic meal and emjoyed some Shirley Temples as well!  The babies loved the minestrone soup! 
After lunch we were off to the mall for some fun shopping and stroller ride for the twins!  I am so thankful my mom was with us because after spending an hour in Forever 21 I was worn out!! Roman and Renley liked riding in the stroller but shopping just doesn't provide enough movement for them and they continually wanted to be roaming on all fours around the stores which I wouldn't let them do!!! So the stoller ended up being used to haul all the purchase and we carried the twins!!
We ended the day with a trip to Orange Leaf!!  I love ther wedding cake frozen yogurt....and so do the twins!!!
It was a great day full of laughter and great memories with the girls, twins and my mom!! I love this family so much!!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Adventurous days.......

NEW TOOTH AT OUR HOUSE!! maybe that isn't big news to many people but it is so funny how it is the small things as a mom that sure put a smile on your face! 
Roman and Renly also love to give full on open mouth kisses!  Might seem yucky to many people but to this Momma it is the sweetest way to start my day!
When you tell Renley "No, No, No,!" She will shake her head no as if she is trying to convince herself that it really is a no,no.
Roman is pulling up to everything and since Renley started crawling this past week she has really made progress as well.  Roman can stand on his own for a few seconds and seems fearless. 
Renley crawled up on the shelf of the sofa table and plopped her little butt down as if she had done something miraculous.
Roman loves music.  When the TV is on and music begins to play he will stop what he is doing and "dance" (bounce) to the beat.  He is so darn cute!!
The twins are starting to interact with each other which has to be one of the cutest things I have witnessed.  Today Renley fell and hit her head while trying to pull up on one of the kitchen chairs and was crying.  I scooped her up and started rocking her in the chair and Roman crawled as fast as he could to the chair and looked at Renley and started patting her leg then he attempted to crawl into the chair (I helped him up) and he leaned over and tried kissing her.  They also like to "talk" to each other and will take turn making random noises at one another.
My house looks like a prison in lock down....gates over every door that leads out of th living/kitchen area, locks on the toilets, and safety latches on the cabintes.  With these two I think its much needed!!