Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What's New?!?

 Kate and Lily had their first cupcake from Sprinkles and they are in L-O-V-E! They actually just had a bite of mine but really enjoyed it!

 We have also started eating with spoons and forks. It's a very civilized process as you can see. Sometimes we ditch the spoon and choose to eat cottage cheese with our hands. It's the fastest way to the mouth so that's the method of choice. Don't blame them! Side note- cottage cheese is extremely hard to clean up. Save it until the spoon is mastered!

 Nothing like a good bath to clean all the cottage cheese off!

And if you've noticed the band aid on Kate's chin in the pictures above, it's because she got 3 stitches Saturday night. She took a fall face forward on our hard wood floors and her chin split. It was a pretty traumatic night (probably more for me!) Devin stayed home with Lily and I took Kate to an after hours emergency care place. They gave her several shots in her chin to numb it and then stitched her up. She's been fine ever since but I'm dreading Thursday when I have to take her to get them out. I almost passed out during the process so Devin will be handling anything dealing with bleeding our stitches in the future. Hopefully that won't be in our future!

Friday, January 21, 2011


I managed to sew a dress over the last two days during the girls nap time and I'm so happy with it! It's definitely not perfect and has some imperfections, but it's the cutest thing!

Confession of the day: I lost Lily right before nap time. I finished changing Kate's diaper and then went to grab Lily to change hers. Could not find her anywhere! Our house is 1800 square feet. Pretty hard to lose a toddler. Luckily Lily was still wearing her boots and I could here someone stopping around outside on our deck. Apparently she has learned how to use the doggy door and crawled right out in the 28 degree weather to play outside. Funny but not funny. I have a door for the doggy door, but they can take that off. Not sure what to do her but I'm sure we'll figure something out!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Side note: Why on earth would I think my girls would sit still and hold two signs I made, even for their Aunt's birthday?!?!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We love our doll strollers

Kate and Lily got doll strollers as well as new babies and mini diaper bags for Christmas. They are in LOVE and push their babies all around the house. Kate has even been known to give her baby a bottle and Lily makes sure to carry her diaper bag when pushing her baby around. The only time we get in trouble is when they sit in the stroller themselves and get stuck. Guess they just want to know what it's like to be a single baby and have a single stroller!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Resolutions for 2011

I did this last year to hold myself accountable and I am proud to say I accomplished ALL of my 2010 resolutions. Here's to hoping I'm this ambitious in 2011!

1. Read more and watch less television. This one is going to be so very hard because I love vegging out at the end of the day after the girls go to bed and just being lazy. I really need to do something more productive than watching TV though and I do love to read. I'm planning on reading one book a month this year and that will also include books on parenting. No list of books, I'll just get them as I go! I did already finish my book for January though!

2. Finish my bedroom. My room looks great, but there are several things I want to do to it that will make it even better and more me, I mean us. I refinished our dresser last year and painted it cream and added glass knobs. It's very shabby chic and I'm happy with it. Now I want to refinish our armoire. I'm thinking about painting it robbins egg blue and making it look distressed. It's going to be a lot of sanding and that's why it didn't get done last year. The other two things I want to do include painting and new curtains. I'm planning on sewing the curtain panels myself.

3. Which brings us to number 3, SEWING! I'm embarrassed to say I bought a sewing machine in 2010 and haven't used it one bit. I took two sewing classes last year and then lost all ambition when I bought my first pattern. I've already bought material to make three dresses, one for Kate, one for Lily and one for their niece, Sloane. I've got to start sewing and I want to sew at least one new outfit for the girls a month, 12 a year. This could very well be my hardest goal.

4. Update the girls Baby Books. It's got to be done now or it won't ever be done because it will be such a mess. Enough said.

5. Go on two fun trips with Devin this year and another vacation with my family. I would love for us all to go back to Gulf Shores, AL if everyone can go again this year. It was so much fun and the condo we stayed in was very nice. The girls will take swim lessons this summer so I think they'll enjoy the water so much more. Just writing about it makes me want to go now....

6. Keep up with my yoga. I've been taking hot yoga at Sunstone for over a year now and it's been so good for me. Such a wonderful way to get rid of stress but it's a huge time commitment. I currently average about 2 classes a week and want to bump that up to 3 classes a week. We also just joined the YMCA as a family and I've been once. The girls really enjoy the nursery and I can see them while I work out, which is really comforting. They have one of those glass walls where you can see your baby but they can't see you. Very nice.

7. CHURCH. This is the last thing on my list but also the most important. We continue to "church hop" and have been doing so for several years. We have started attending a new Methodist church in Dallas called Munger Place and we're happy with it but I'm going to have to see if I can switch my mind set from a traditional service to a more contemporary one. I grew up going to a traditional service and it's just really hard for me. However, I really like the minister and I LOVE the nursery. The girls have been so happy there and that of course makes me happy. We also need to bump up our attendance. We were out of town a lot last year, or had family in town, and then Kate and Lily were sick a lot, but we need to make it a priority to go to church on days we can.

I'm sure this last will be added to throughout the year but those are my personal goals so far. All very attainable. Happy 2011!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Kate and Lily are 15 months

I'm very behind right now and am having trouble getting motivated to transfer and sort through pictures as well as document what we've been up to. At 15 months the girls are extremely active and wearing me out! We traveled a lot for Christmas- Redstone, CO, Shreveport, LA, and West Monroe, LA. It was so much fun to see family but it was a lot of work. I'm documenting this now...we will not be traveling next Christmas. But back to 15 months....

 This month has been the month of the molars. Lily has all 4 of hers! I can't believe how old she looks with all her new teeth. Kate has 2 of hers and is struggling with her last 2. They've been pretty painful for her and I just can't wait until all this teething stuff is over with. Both girls weigh 21 pounds and I'm not sure about their height. I do know that we have some very tall girls. Yesterday they were standing next to a two year old and they were the same height! They are still wearing a size 3 diaper, size 4 shoes and size 12-18 month clothes. They can still fit into their 12m dresses but the pants and tops are way too short. We've gotten a hair growth spurt and it looks like we have little mullets in the back. I'm in the process of scheduling their first haircuts.
 Both Kate and Lily are going through a "mommy phase", again. Kate is a little more independent but both girls really want to be held, a lot. (See picture above) I find myself telling them "you are a twin..you do not get to be held all the time." Not that they know what I'm saying. They're getting so big and they're so strong that it's really hard for me to hold them at the same time like I used to be able to.

The girls were still a little confused about opening presents but they really liked the paper and ribbon and they really liked the bows. I can't wait until next year when they'll probably understand more. We went to a place we heard about from another mom of twins called Open Gym this last Tuesday. It was so much fun and I'm not sure why I haven't taken them before. I really have to work myself up to getting out and trying new things with the girls. It's so much work to leave the house but we also have so much fun once we do. Lily was upset that we had to go to the other side of the gym, where Kate had run off to. I went to pick her up and she threw herself on the floor and was screaming and flailing her arms. She's done that a few times and I'm trying to ignore it. She can be such a little drama queen.

We don't really have any new words this month. However, I did figure out what "go-go" means. Lily always says "go-go" to our dog and I figured out she's saying "good-girl" because we always say that to our dog. She pats her on her head when she says it. Very cute! The girls love to play peek a boo and they are very good at pointing out their nose. We're working on our eyes and mouth this week and I'm sure they'll have it by the end of the week. They also still love to clap and dance and are very, very busy little babies. We've worked on sign language off and on for the last 6 months and they finally have the sign for more down. I'm trying to focus more on teaching them the signs because they're getting more and more frustrated because they can't communicate. We'll see how it goes! Looking forward to month 16. Times flies!