Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Pink Gun

So, some of you know that my brother, Uncle Will, likes to flip his poptart sometimes and do things a bit CRAZY!! Well, this Christmas, he did not disappoint.  I mentioned to him, and his girlfriend, Terrah, that I wanted to get Bailey a pink BB gun but her Daddy quickly nixed the idea, asking me did I even know what a BB gun was.  Turns out, I didn't quite know the magnitude of a BB gun, so I was fine with the nixing of my idea.  Uncle Will, however, wasn't.  What did he arrive with at Christmas.  None other than Bailey's very first gun, a pink BB gun!

Up until today, it was not out of the box yet.  Sid decided today would be the day.  Fortunately, for this Mama's heart, Bailey was more afraid of Champ, the dog, than she was interested in the gun and so she couldn't really pay close attention to what was going on.  I think her Daddy has a better time shooting it than she did.  Cousin Mason also got a BB gun for Christmas, so he was shooting at birds and the door of Champs pen today, too.

In other news, if you know Bailey at all, you know that she has a deep love affair with her paci.  Such that we have not been able to even discuss giving it up without major anxiety.  Well, today, she decided it was time and she threw her paci away.  Then she and her Daddy took the bag of garbage out for the garbage man.  She has asked one time for it and after I reminded her where it was, she was ok with it. However, we are coming up on bedtime, having had no nap today.  We'll see, but I'm not holding my breathe.  I'll just say that it will be a complete miracle if we don't have a breakdown.  Of course, the paci isn't really in the garbage, but let's hope we don't need to go there!!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Whoooo's That?? 5 Months Old

I can not believe that this week, I will have 5 month old twins.  Ya'll, this 5 months has flown by and this weekend I found myself realizing that we don't have newborns anymore.  We have babies.  Babies that are growing at the speed of light.  They are almost a half a year old and if time goes by as fast the second half, then in the blink of an eye, we will be celebrating the first birthday of these twin sisters.   For the record, it still feels very weird and odd to say I have twins.  That is something I guess we will never get used to.

I made a book for 2011 last week and I put the monthly pictures of the twins in it.  They don't even look like the same babies.  Elissa has changed completely.  There is not one thing about her that resembles her first month of life.  Maybe it's because she has filled out so much.  I don't know but it's fun to look back and see.

Anyway,  a few months ago, I had Gram from Look What Gram Made on Facebook to make the girls these owl hats.  The babies never go anywhere to get to where them but they should fit next winter, too.  Today, we were home alone for a few minutes and the babies were napping in nothing but their diapers.  So when they woke up, we had some fun.  I don't have time tonight to play around and fix the lighting in all that I took, so here's a sneak peak.

Maybe later this week I'll have time to go back and do their pictures from birth to 5 months.  If not, just know that they are doing fantastic.  They have started back sleeping mostly through the night.  Not as soundly as they were, but not up all during the night either.  So, we'll take it.  Today marked the 8th straight day of getting baby food at supper time.  They have had green beans, sweet potatoes, and apple sauce. They seem to like it all so far.  Oh and let's not forget the massive amounts of cereal they have had since 1 month old.  We were a little late in starting solids by spoon since I felt like they were already getting some type of solid.  It hasn't done too much to the routine.  They get a bath afterwards since it's so messy so the night time routine is hectic, but we are making it.  Ellie has started going on to bed without the screaming and that's nice.  Both babies are drooling and eating their hands something crazy.  I feel like they may have some itchy gums, but so far, no sign of teeth trying to erupt.   They are loving sitting up in their bumbo chairs and playing with toys.  Ellie has flipped over some in the crib from her tummy to her back and both girls are doing great holding their heads up and pushing up on their arms while in their tummy.  Big Sister Bailey is still coming to terms with these two little life's that have invaded her world.  She has her moments and loves these babies something crazy, but at the same time, she hates it just as bad as we do that she's been booting to the bottom of the food chain, but it was a boot that had to happen in order to take care of two new babes.  We are all really struggling, as a matter of fact, with this season of life.  The babies go to bed so early that we are basically stuck in this house before the sun goes down and can't even run out for a quick meal out anymore.  It's really frustrating to have our lives totally on hold, but it is what it is an frankly, I don't want to rush this time.  When it gets easier again, it means we don't have babies anymore and i don't want to rush their babyhood.  But simple things like church and trips to wal mart and out to eat will be easy again.  And oh, how we long for that day!

Anyway, who wouldn't want to spend 24/7 with this:


Love how Gram put their names on the back!

Ellie was over it!

I love this!  Elissa is looking at Ellie like, "Hey, what you think this is she has on our head???"

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

2011 Shutterfly Photo Book

I love Shutterfly's do it yourself photo books.  I did a few for grandparents at Christmas and decided to do one for some of my favorite pictures of 2011.  I have worked on it for several hours now, so it's time consuming if you want to add lots of captions.  Now, if you just wanted to have pictures, you can be done in no time.  It's also easy to do if you keep your photos organized on your computer. I have all of 2011 in one place and each time I upload to my computer, I name the upload something that will be easy for me to remember what it was.

Anyway, we had a good new year even though I didn't post much.  The babies were sleeping through the night and then stopped and it was hard to adjust back to no sleep.  We spent the weekend pretty much doing nothing.

Enjoy the book!  I can't wait to see it in person.

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