Notice we still have a pappy bandit!
Friday, August 29, 2008
Notice we still have a pappy bandit!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Hannah stayed on for the rest of the week so I am extra busy now! We are having a good time though and she really is lots of help with the twins. She loves them and they love her so we're good!
Friday, August 22, 2008
We have had an absolutely wonderful week, I couldn't have asked for a better one! They have been sleeping so good since they are in their own rooms and they play so sweetly together during the day. James still tries to pick at Audrey's strawberry and thinks it is the funniest thing. Audrey still loves to crawl all over James and slap him on top of the head. For the most part they love to be rough with each other, they get a kick out of it. Yes, I know my son has on a pink bib with pink flowers on it.
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them. Psalm 127:3-5
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Bet y'all didn't know I could sing so good, huh?! I plan on cutting my very own nursery rymes album next month! Just think, y'all can say "I knew her way back when"!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Doing their morning ritual
Thursday, August 14, 2008
I've put together a little video for y'all of one of Audrey's first times pulling up, a fight over a toy (note: this happened right after the bottle of pink baby lotion incident took place!), James getting up on his knees and James with his infectious laugh this morning at his ole mama. Let me tell you, when your own children think you are funny, well that is just one of the best things in the whole world! And his laugh is like a car wreck that you just can't stop looking at. When he laughs his belly laugh at you, you just have to keep doing what ever it was that made him start laughing!
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
We started "crying it out" this week. Audrey has taken to it like a duck to water; James however, has not. We rock for just a song or two, then I put him down with pappy and teddy. If he has his eyes closed it takes him long enough for me to get out the door before he starts whaling. If his eyes are open when I put him down he has this look of surprise come over his face and then he starts kicking and screaming. We made progress today at nap time though. No rocking with a few tears and then he was out. He is still waking up a couple times a night but it is starting to not take so long to calm him down without picking him up. Hooray!I rock Audrey for a couple songs too and then put her down and if she isn't asleep she plays between crying fits in her bed. She may sit there playing with her pappies or blankets for 30 minutes before she falls asleep but she does eventually fall asleep on her own! She cries some but is really good at the whole self-soothing thing!
The Lord has really blessed me with 2 children that are exact opposites! He knew how much harder it would be with 2 children that slept like James or moved like Audrey!
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
They are growing up so fast and changing every second of every day. We have rough patches, as all parents do. But 1 good day can make up for 10 bad ones! And the contentment and joy that was in our hearts on that first night is still there and it only grows with each passing moment!
Monday, August 4, 2008
When we travel I always pack travel size items such as baby wash and lotion. Well for some reason the little pink bottle of baby lotion has become the toy of choice for my little uns and there is only one so you can only imagine how that went down last night. As you well know Audrey wants and always takes anything that James has in his fat little fist, until last night. He had the bottle of pink baby lotion and she wanted it. (She tends to have the advantage you know since she can sit up on her own and crawl.) James was on his back and Audrey was sitting next to him and started grabbing for the bottle of pink baby lotion and he wouldn't give it up. He had a kung fu grip on that little bottle and even as Audrey got the bottom of it in her mouth he was still holding tight to the top. And man alive did Audrey get MAD! That is the first time ever that she has not been able to take something away from him and it didn't sit too well with her! She tried a couple more times to get it but James wasn't giving it up so she eventually got bored and found something else. I wish I'd had the camera rolling but that is a scene Jon and I wont soon forget!
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Tuesday afternoon we sunscreened it up and hauled the kids down to the pool where we began the 5 day long event of whining/laughing babies. Audrey of course didn't want to stay in her float at the pool which meant I got to wrestle her in the water, which resulted in lots of nose dives and gaspings for air! Bubby was quite content to stay in his float and play with a new toy, much to his mother's relief! Oh if they were both like Audrey......................
Tuesday evening after Jon got there we took them to the beach. Oh they squealed with delight when they first saw it so we walked close to the water to put their feet in it. Oh boy, if only we'd had the camera rolling when James got his feet wet. He started screaming and shaking and clung to me like a cat to a tree and wouldn't have it any other way except to get away from the loud, rushing water. Poor baby. He even hated the sand. We've got video of Jon pouring sand on his feet and James goes nuts. Needless to say we didn't spend a whole lotta time at the beach this year but he did sit in his Bumbo seat on a towel that was covering the sand one day for a long time. Until Will put some sand in his own hand and as soon as he started bringing it close to James, well he lost it. I think we went in soon after that! It was pitiful for him to be so scared of it but man it was hilarious. I know, I'm a terrible mother. Forgive me!
All in all we had a great time, even though it wasn't much of a "vacation" for any of the parents this year, and I'm not any taner than I was when I left and I didn't get to read up on Brad and Angie's twins, Harrison and Pearl (Isabella earned a new nick name while at the beach) and the twins really enjoyed playing with each other and that's what really counts, right?!