Sunday, March 13, 2011


I haven't forgotten about the world outside our little home. I have just been a bit distracted. I have tw0 10 month old distractions. Fun distractions but they have kept me on my toes. We both have teeth (Henry has 4 teeth, Lily has 2). We both crawl! (Henry started on December 30, 2010 and Lily on February 12, 2011). We eat real food! We have had ear infections that won't go away and stomach flu visiting us - all of us are looking forward to a fun, HEALTHY spring and summer when we are spending a lot of time outdoors.

Here is a little taste of what we look like now:

Enjoying a little Saturday morning avocado toast. What was really special was how they managed to scrape the avocado off the toast and wipe it everywhere - hair, hands and face - not a lot actually made it into the mouth. They were pretty tired of the camera. They just wanted to eat in peace.

This is the best shot to show off how much food is on this guy's face. What a mess! Luckily his cuteness helps situations like this.

Lily hasn't been feeling well. She has had an ear infection since January. She is finishing her 4th (yes - fourth) round of antibiotics and we are hoping that the fourth time is the charm? She is pretty much saying. Please remove this camera. I don't feel well and I'm eating. What more do you want from me?

On a more serious note - this last week I have been thinking of Kim Beck and her little family of five children. I don't know Kim personally, but I know her sister Heather, who is a beautiful person inside and out. What I know about Kim - she seems to be the same way. I heard about her accident through Facebook and since then I have held my children a little closer. I love being a mother. I love being their mother. When my Mom passed away and I was old enough to be on my own, but it still felt too soon. My heart aches for her family, who lost their beautiful mother at such a young age. You can read Kim's story and donate to her family HERE.

Friday, January 14, 2011

New Year, New Teeth

Yep! Lily broke her both of her bottom teeth last night. Two at the same time - lucky girl. I was clued into her teething because she has been a tad fussy and chewing on everything. Her hand, food, my hand, my jeans (yuck) - so I knew it was coming soon. She is so chubby - I just want to hug her all day long. That little smile - it involves her whole face. I love it because her eyes almost disappear she is smiling so hard.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

6 Months

Let it be known. Hanky really likes Lily's hair. Here is further proof:

Do you remember when my babies turned 6 months and I didn't post about it? I do. Technically their 6 month mark was a few weeks ago but we are posting about it today. To celebrate the momentous 6 month mark - I took the babies to get their shots! Woohoo! Party. The babies were good but it left them a little sluggish, feverish and tired. Then we had a few viruses, ear infections and grouchy babies and mommy. But we are on the mend now!

Here are their stats:

Height: 27 inches (50-75%)
Weight: 16lbs. 5oz. (90%)
Head Circumference: 44cm (75-90%)

Height: 26.5 inches (50%)
Weight: 16lbs (25%)
Head Circumference: 43.5 (50%)

Here is 6 things for each baby.

1) Lily loves to point her toes. She has them pointed when she jumps in the jumperoo. She has them pointed when she gets her diaper changed and when she is excited for someone to pick her up. I love looking at her little pointed toes. She reminds me of a ballerina. (The pointing made it very easy for them to measure her. She just straightened out her body, pointed her toes and she was measured in no time). She also has a talent of clapping her little feet together.

2) Lily has this shock of hair on the top of her head that grows straight forward. Bows help for a bit but it always starts shifting forward. I try to comb it when its wet and hold it in place but her hair is as stubborn as she is. Straight and forward it will be :)

3) She is our little butterball. She has fabulously chubby thighs and arms. She is only 5 oz heavier than Hanky, but I was told by my pediatrician that girls are usually smaller. She gulps down her bottle in one swoop and I can't make eye contact with her while I am feeding her because she would much prefer to talk with me and giggle than eat. Which is saying a lot. She really likes food.

4) She is our social lady. Loves to be held. If she could talk I would imagine she would say this "Please hold me all the time." She will go to ANYONE to be held. And while she is held - she is kicking her legs and pointing her toes. Almost any time she is crying she will instantly stop when she is picked up. Hmmm. Tough to do when there are two babies. She also babbles all the time - talking to herself, Hanky, Mom, Dad.

5) She laughs. And laughs. And laughs some more. She has even started to do a fake laugh. Which is pretty funny to watch. And she loves kids. She and Hanky will both laugh and laugh for kids in a way they won't do for Mommy and Daddy.

6) She is a pretty intense baby. If you are eating something she is intently watching you the food and reaching out her fingers grabbing it. Lately when I pick her up - she grabs my face with her little hands and pulls it forward for her to plant her mouth on my cheek, chin, mouth, forehead, nose. She is not picky but very determined.

1) Hanky is a talker. He says dadadadadada over and over and over. When he is upset he switches from talking to high pitch screaming mode. Which doesn't sound as though it would be funny, but it really is.

2) He is our MOVER. He rolls both directions and has rolled off the changing table (one of the worst moments in mine and Henry's lives). He is constantly trying to wiggle out of anything - crib, car seat, bouncy, stroller. He is even starting to sit up!!!

3) He is a gourmet eater. Which is frustrating when there 2 babies to feed. But he'll eat an ounce and wait 1o minutes. Then eat 2 ounces. Let it settle, then he'll eat again. Basically it takes an hour of waiting and attempts to get this kid to finish a bottle. It does not matter how hungry he is or how much I give him. He typically won't finish a bottle in one go. But maybe it is helping his metabolism? Smaller meals throughout the day?

4) He is a smiler. He smiles and his smile takes up all of his face. His nose, his eye get all squinty, his mouth splits open and reveals great big gums and drool. And don't get me started on those dimples!

5) He is my shy little guy. He is happy baby but he is starting to notice Mom and Dad and those who are NOT Mom and Dad. He gets a little nervous and a few times has burst into tears when someone (other than mom or dad) are holding him. When strangers talk to us - his eyes get big and it takes just a little while for him to warm up.

6) He is my early riser. If I hear a baby wake up in the morning - and right now it has been daylight savings time which is awesome for babies internal clocks - I know it is Henry. He is up and wanting to be picked up. And truthfully - he just wants to be in bed with Mom and Dad. I bring him back to bed and he is more than happy to lay in between us while we sleep babbling away. I think he gets that sleeplessness from his Daddy.

This is how Hank and Lily do 6 months!

Our serious man. And his cheeks that turn rosy from his naps.

Lily doing the "happy baby" pose.

She is laughing. I managed to catch one non-blurry shot.

Henry - I managed to catch him mid-roll.

And another shot of this little guy. He is hard to catch still.

Lily's concentrated look. Notice her tongue sticking out.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Play Time

One of the best things about having twins is watching them interact with one another. They are getting to the age where they recognize each other and talk to each other. I'll catch them holding hands or stealing each other's pacifiers. Can you tell that they are utterly amused by each other?

And then this happens:

About 2 seconds later - we stopped taking pictures. Lily was deeply hurt that her brother would pull her hair so hard. In hindsight - he's a baby and I should have stopped him. But come on. That's a great picture, right?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

The pumpkin patch and Halloween

True confession - I have never been to a pumpkin patch. I didn't go as a kid and as an adult - if I want a pumpkin I drive to the nearest Trader Joe's and purchase one. But now that I can take ridiculous pics of my kiddos - we went! I didn't even buy a pumpkin there. But it was fun to walk around. Darren and I were really risky because our kids were on the verge of melting down because we went right when Darren got home - which is their bedtime. However - they did pretty well for how tired they were.

Mommy and Lily

Lily being very patient as Mommy forces her to take silly pictures. (Can you tell how red her eyes are? It is a combination of tiredness and the beginning of a cold.)

Hanky took the photo only with his pacifier in.

Daddy and Hanky - there wasn't much for us to do. I think everyone will enjoy it a bit more when we can do pony rides or participate in the petting zoo. Right now we basically just looked at pumpkins.

Here is our little family:

On to Halloween.

I have determined that Halloween is a thousand times more fun when you get to dress up little kids. And maybe draw a moustache on one of them. Henry really didn't want me drawing on him - so his facial hair is slightly crooked - but it was worth it. He looks so devilish!

Here we are at the ward trunk or treat. Our little devil and our little angle had a very very fun time celebrating their first Halloween.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

3 years later

Three years later we went from this:

To this:

Two babies and an early morning donut run to celebrate our anniversary (followed by Club 33 at Disneyland - woohoo!). I am so glad Darren decided to marry me.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

You know you're distracted when this happens:

Henry in a dress. So sorry baby.
I won't talk on the phone and dress you anymore.

Ps - doesn't he look happy?

Location:Bad Mommy