Saturday, October 27, 2007

Is that the Blue one or the Pink one?

Alexa was so funny when we brought the babies home from the hosptial she kept asking "mom, is that the blue one or the pink one?" It took a few weeks before she would call them by their names.

And the first time she saw me nurse them she exclaimed "mom!! are they eating your stomach????" I thought for a minute and then said "yes, yes they are." I didn't want to give her any terms, even the technical names, because she is such a chatty box she is sure to tell someone somewhere at the wrong time and I prefer to minimize all embarrassment. So for now she calls them Mom's milk, and that is term I can live with.


Sorry no pics, but I had to tell this story. The other day I ran some errands (with my little shopper Alexa) it was mostly odds and ends and take backs, ect. Well after a bit- I was tired, it was late and I was just running from store to store. I ran out of time to get to ALL of the places I wanted to go so I rearranged my plans and headed to one last store (Michaels) before closing. We headed into the store and went straight for the ribbon- grabbed what I needed and then headed toward that back. Now, I don't know if it was because I was in a Michaels that I never go to, or because I was tried but, I could not remember what I was there for. I had the ribbon but that was just a little thing and not the reason for the trip. I walked up and down the aisle's of the store and... nothing. Suddenly the 5 minute warning came and I started to stress. WHAT IN THE WORLD WAS I THERE FOR???? Nothing was coming to me. I hardly ever get out so this was my chance to get what I needed and I seriously could not remember. I was hoping as I walked the aisle's that something would trigger my memory, but alas the final call came and I still had no idea! I left feeling frustrated and disappointed. We have all had the experience where we walk into a room or closet and can't remember what we are doing there so we have to go back to where we started. But in the end I usually remember. Sure enough the minute I walked in the door and sat down I remembered!
I seriously feel a little "dumber" after each kid so I guess with twins I am twice as dumb! Yikes!
(just in case you were wondering what it was that I wanted- it was a stencil for Alexa's room and no I still haven't gotten it! ha ha.)

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Please don't feed the bears!

Feeding time at our house is crazy. Between the older two and the babies, sometimes I feel like all I do all day long is feed and clean-up food (not to mention change diapers and clean the rest of the house!!) At first it took FOREVER to feed Tyson and Chelsie but they have gotten much
better and faster at the eating thing. Now they just want MORE! They are so funny to watch as they taste things that they don't like- they gag. John says "oh they don't like that"- I say "they will!!" and I just keep feeding it to them. And the more I feed them the bigger they get! It is incredible!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Angels coming in pairs!!

I cannot believe how many people are having or have had twins! It is quite a phenomenon! We were the 14 set before the ward split- and there is still 7 or so. Growing up I knew a set of identicals and a set of boy/girl fraternals. In middle school there was a set of triplets. And in High School a set of fraternal girls- and that was it! Now I know tons of people with twins, & everyone I know, know several people with twins. I figure Heavenly Father is trying to get His children here faster- so they are coming in multiples!! Watch out if you are trying to get pregnant there might be a "surprise" in store for you too!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Mom, Can I play in the mud?

When the babies where first born we got a little swing set for Justin and Alexa to play on. I would watch them from the window while I was nursing the babies. They had lots of fun talking to me through the window and telling me to "watch this mom". As it began to get warmer I told them I couldn't open the window but I would still watch them through it. One day Alexa asked if they could play in the mud. I was tired and I only half heard her. I heard myself say "sure sweetie". (I think I said that alot!) It took me a while before I realized what she had asked me. (sleep deprivation does that to me). I couldn't see them from the angle I was at so after I finished feeding the babies I went to check on them and this is what I found...