Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
I just had to share these photos. I was drying my hair the other day when I heard Bailey calling for me. Of course, my first thought is "Oh great! What have they gotten into now??" Anyway, Bailey had walked into the atrium and found Presley and Luke hugging and kissing each other. Luckily, Bay grabbed the camera and took these first and then came and got me.
Lately, they have become the best of friends. They have always loved each other, but now they are really enjoying each other. Little playmates. I love to watch them run around the house chasing each other, giggling, "cooking" together in their little kitchen. They are just too sweet!
Bailey said that they smooched and hugged for like 10 minutes!! So precious! I could just eat them up!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
So, we get there and they call all three of them back. Bailey goes first. She did great, of course. I had Luke in my lap and was telling him what they were doing to sissy. Once he realized that Bailey was o.k. with it, he was ready for his turn. Having a chance to pick out a new toothbrush and the fact that there was a t.v. on the ceiling didn't hurt. They let him pick out his flavor of toothpaste and of course he chose bubblegum. The whole time she was polishing his teeth he kept saying "Mmmm, that tastes good!"
Anyway, as Luke is having his teeth done, I was talking to the hygienist about Presley. She said that normally when patients are that young, they usually just count their teeth and attempt to polish them on the first visit. She said most of the time, the kids don't last through the whole process.
Presley was sitting in my lap struggling to get down and growing more and more agitated. Well, because I speak "Presley" I know that she is saying "my turn, my turn!" The hygienist thought that she was scared. I translated what she was saying and explained that Presley was upset because she wanted to do what her brother and sister had done. The hygienist was really surprised and thought we should go ahead and take advantage of her willingness to be examined.
So Presley hopped up on the table and lay right down. Immediately her little legs started kicking and her body started shaking. I had to explain to them that this meant she was happy and excited. They were able to count her teeth, polish them, put the protective treatment on and the dentist was able to examine her. They were all so impressed with all of the kids but especially with Presley for being so young. I was so proud of all of them!
And if that wasn't enough to make me beam, the dentist said that none of them had any cavities!! Yeah!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The tire swings were Bailey's favorite.
Presley was out!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Me and my JoJo. She helped me so much! By the way, I know I look sweaty and rough but hey, I was working hard! Those people were hungry and demanding!! And it doesn't help that I am standing next to my beautiful sis-in-law! :)
My handsome brother. I love this guy so much! My sweet Bubs.
Sefer! (Sweet Seth) Already handsome like his Daddy and just as lovable!
Old friends are the best! Jeff Speck, Jason Sorrell, Heather (Jason's wife) and Sue Wynne.
My aunt Carolyn, Uncle Jeff, Bry and some more guests visiting outside. (Bry worked so hard! He made us the yummiest burgers!)
Mom with one of my sweet fat babies.
Naner holding the other little chunker. Another great thing about twins... the grandmothers don't fight over who gets to hold the baby.
The man who started it all! My wonderful Papaw. Happy Birthday to you!!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
The PE teachers launched water balloons at the kids using a huge slingshot. It was so funny and the kids loved it!
There was a huge moon bounce and also a slide for the kids to play on.
Bailey taking her turn trying to dunk her Computer teacher, Mr. Todd. He was a very good sport. Don't you love his dunking outfit??
Bay cooling off with a sno-cone after all that fun in the sun.
Bay and two of her closest friends, Emma and Carson. The kids had plenty of sugar that day!
As you can see, my child is not thrilled about being on the stage. Like Mother, like Daughter!
Bay's teacher, Mrs. Short and her teacher's assistant, Mrs. Garrett. They are two of the sweetest ladies that I've met. Bay loves them.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
I love how my kids aren't afraid to try new things, especially when it comes to food. When I was little, there was a short list of foods that I would go near. Those being hamburgers, pizza, spaghetti and bbq. :)
Anyway, we have always tried to introduce the kids to all different kinds of foods. One of the places that we have been taking the kids to since they were eating solid foods is hibachi grills.
I remember taking Bailey there when she was a toddler and how everyone at the table always commented on how good she was. She loved watching the little show that the chef put on and trying new foods, even her Daddy's sushi (blek). She's also drinking hot green tea now. (again, blek.)
And of course, this is one of the few places that we have been able to take Luke (and Presley) and know that we are going to be able to enjoy our meal. They are being entertained by the chefs the whole time so we are actually able to eat and just enjoy our babies. Luke loves the chopsticks. He alternates between using them to pick up everything within reach to using them as drumsticks.
They all love fried rice but I think Presley loves it the most. She cracks us up everytime we go to Stix, our current favorite Japanese Steakhouse. They all love the fire but as soon as the chef puts the rice on the grill, Presley picks up her spoon and starts squeeling, shaking and kicking her legs. She is so cute and gets so excited that a lot of the chefs remember her now when we come in. She does not take her eyes off of that rice until it hits her plate. It's like she's in a zone. Then she digs in and doesn't stop until it's gone. It's so funny.
Everytime we go I think, this is one of those memories that I will keep with me. When they are teenagers and I am no longer cool, I will find myself eating rice and I just know that my mind will flash back to these precious moments.
Isn't it funny how when you are a Mom even rice can make you sentimental?
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
14 years ago today I walked down a soggy aisle in my Grandparent's backyard and married my best friend. Those who were there know that it rained that morning. We didn't know what we were going to do. I remember my Papaw coming into the room and trying to cheer me up. He said, in that sweet and wise way of his "Sweetheart, if you can't handle a little rain, you don't need to get married in the first place." The truth of that statement calmed me and has replayed in my head so many times throughout the last 14 years. Miraculously, right before the ceremony started the sky cleared and the sun came out and gave us a beautiful setting for our wedding. Afterward, as we drove away toward our honeymoon suite, the sky opened up again. I think that you could describe the last 14 years of our lives that way. Beautiful shining moments, with a little rain in between.
We wanted some pictures of us for our room. Jo came over and we had a little photo shoot. These are my favorite pics of us ever.
All dressed up for Bry's office Christmas party.
The last professional photo of us before our family expanded again... and again. :)
Surprise, surprise. We are better at making babies than we thought. :) Our precious family!
Here we are now, 14 years later. A little older, a lot more tired, but still hanging in there together!