Tuesday, August 31, 2010


"When a child is born, a father is born. A mother is born, too of course, but at least for her it's a gradual process. Body and soul, she has nine months to get used to what's happening. She becomes what's happening. But for even the best-prepared father, it happens all at once. On the other side of a plate-glass window, a nurse is holding up something roughly the size of a loaf of bread for him to see for the first time.

For a man who had NEVER in his life changed a diaper before Andrew was born he is doing AMAZING!

I do not say it enough but THANK YOU ERIC :o)

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father!

We ARE still around!!

Gonna try a quick update on us all!

Our baby girls are growing at a ridiculous pace! We are now 5 months old!!
I think I can feel confident in saying we are catching right up :o)
At their 5 month "sick visit" Ava was 11lbs (nearly) and Lyv was 12lbs (nearly) so GROWING :o)

We sit unassisted
We eat all solid food (minus meats)
We hold our own bottles
We use our arms to pull ourselves forward (scary to think crawling may be just beyond the horizen EEK)
When assisted they enjoy standing and being "walked"
We are slowly starting to "fit into" a few 3-6 mo outfits...but for the most part we are 0-3 still :o)
SOO much awesomeness....but don't want to bore you :o)
These girls are pretty darn awesome!!!

Lauryn is also doing extremely well!
She has a new favorite saying...
"This is ridiculous!!" Was soooo funny the FIRST time but not so much when its her most common responce when life doesnt go her way :o) It get's old FAST hearing things such as "Eric, this is 'ridicalis'" YES...Lauryn has begun thinking that Eric is an appropriate way to address her daddy....
She also likes to tell her friends at school when their behavior is "unacceptable" followed by a "OH MY 'GOSS'" She pretty much forgets she is 2 most days!

She knows her colors
Knows square, triangle, diamond, rectangle, circle, star, heart consistently and we are working on crescent and octagon :o)
Counts to 20 (occasionally skipping the number 7 or 8.. )
She talks like she is 30 yet sounds so sweet as she can be so soft spoken
Potty is amazing :o) SHE LOVES the potty...(especially the one at school)
Speaking of...SHE LOVES "school" she gets excited to be with her friends and play on the playground...

Andrew is Andrew :o) Gosh I love that little guy! He is doing well with his speech. In therapy he is working sooo hard. He has only been there for 6 weeks now BUT talking to him there is CERTAINLY an improvement. He has a lot of work to do but progress is being made. HE LOVES Speech and gets so excited to go. Hopefully in time his attention span lengthens and he gets even more progress.

Potty is pretty great with him as well. Speech helps him as now he expresses his need to go instead of us constantly asking (please don't respond with a story about your awesome kids and their awesome pottying...Andrew is trying his hardest and he DOES NOT need compared to other kids he already gets enough of that)

He likes school, but is still very clingy...a huge mommas boy and needs a bit longer to adjust. He refuses to eat daycare food however so I annoy his teachers by packing his lunches for him and sometimes all he eat the entire time is yogurt and watermelon(Don't judge...until you have to be at work for 11 hours and watch your child refuse to eat the whole time you can't understand the position I am put in)

He is going to be 4 in 3 months...HOW CRAZY IS THAT!
We are currently working on getting him into the preschool program at Lake Cable in order to help his language issues as well.

ME? Well lets just say I am busy.
Fall semester started last week. YES I am going...YES I do have 14 credit hours & YES I do want to make Deans List AGAIN! It will be a difficult semester and I will be okay if I don't make all A's BUT I am HOPING!

Work...OY well my average "work day" has been 10 hours m-f (with a lunch break of course) Yesterday my work day was 8a-630p...This makes for a FAST AND BUSY week!
I am tired, I miss the time with my family, BUT I AM HAPPY...maybe a bit overwhelmed...well truthfully I am DEF a bit overwhelmed but every work day I DO get to spend a lot of time with my kids...Lauryn is in my room...I spend my breaks with the twins, and AJ and I have our evening and Wednesday afternoons (I can't visit him in he Pre-K room BC it upsets him)

Things will calm...WILL become more regular...we have a nice family day coming up and I think I will appreciate it MORE THAN EVER.

I LOVE my life. I LOVE my family! I LOVE my KIDS! EVERYTHING I do is for my family :o) I have no regrets and no resentment toward anyone or anything (except our economy) for my busy life :o)

I am young...my family is thriving and we are happy :P

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Whatever Wednesdays-The Furthest I've Ever Traveled.

5 years ago, On October 8th I said "I do" to my Best Friend.

2 days later we were on a plane, both of us for the first time ever.

Somewhere around 18 hrs later, with a few stops on the way we landed in Maui, Hawaii.

This is where Eric and I spent the next 7 days of our new marriage.
We were not only thousands of miles away from home, we were an ocean away from all of the weeding drama.

WHAT BLISS! 7 days of 80 degree Hawaiian sun and weather.... one afternoon shower and a GORGEOUS rainbow to follow! We spent 6 mornings walking the beach outside our condo as the sun rose, and repeating as the sun set. Going to a real Hawaiian Luau, shopping, A LOT of site seeing BEAUTIFUL mountains, ocean centers etc etc

While most of our time was spent on the beach we really enjoyed a lot of what Maui is :o)

I cannot wait for the day where I go back :o)

**I am at my laptop so my Hawaii photos are not accessible but they are GORGEOUS :o)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Something I love...Something I don't

I LOVE that when I got home from work this evening the cutest almost 4 year old in the world jumped up on my lap, grabbed both sides of my hair and said "Mommy, you beautiful!!" followed by a big hug.

I don't like that when the hug ended the same Adorable child jumped off my lap while still holding onto my hair.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Times Change...& FAST

I am working on a post...
kind of...
I'm not sure what I want to write.
I have a lot to say but not sure how much I want to share with the world.


~I am back to work!
~I love my kids more than anything.
~My husband is the worlds best father!
~I am one lucky lady to have the 5 of them!

I am just really busy & have A lot going on.
Thinking Facebook will be a MUCH MORE INFREQUENT hobby of mine...
Will still try to blog regularly (I will more once I'm online for school every night)

Adjustments all around. We will get there :o)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A Smile is as Good as a Laugh!

If you you have double the smiles :o )

I've been longing for the sound of baby giggles. Getting jealous when other moms talked about their babies giggling! Wondering if my girls would ever giggle HAHA. Then I was reminded that they girls are only 4.5 months old! Just because the books say they should giggle doesnt mean they should :o)

So, I remind myself that the girls are happy an healthy and when this is what I see ALL DAY I KNOW that the smiles are just as good as the laugh :o)

Especially when there are twice as many!!!