Sunday, December 13, 2009

Confessions of a Mother of Twins...

As my boys are 8 1/2 months this week, I have decided that this is apparently the point when your least my brain says, 8 1/2 months without sleep is enough see ya...the story is, a few days ago I was feeding the boys breakfast and thinking wow, these peaches are super runny and getting all over the boys clothes...I continued to feed them trying desperately hard to keep their clothes clean, upon giving them their last bite I realized...I NEVER put bibs on these silly boys...Thanks brain...please come back soon! As you can tell they're quite happy about being so messy...
Goofy Walker

and Brayden

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

One Little Tooth...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving this year!
We have so much to be grateful for this year, but most of all are thankful beyond words for two little boys who keep me too busy to update my blog sufficiently!!!!! We are spending the day with Joseph's parents tomorrow and are excited for the boys to enjoy their first Thanksgiving Day!

Just a quick update...the boys turned 8 months last Friday...
they are both crawling,
they both say Dada and Brayden says Mama,
they love to talk and make all sorts of fun noises,
they eat solid foods and love bananas and sweet potatoes best,
Brayden has one tooth...and they're both still nursing (keeping our fingers crossed),
they can both sit up on their own,
they sleep in their own cribs in their own room,
they are starting to pay more attention to eachother and love to giggle at eachother,
and they're standing up to everything...pulling themselves up...
they are everywhere and in everything!

We love them and their budding personalities sooo much!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just had to say...

So, I've been thinking lately about being a mom of multiples...
Everywhere I go people seem to have something somewhat negative to say...
Oh wow you have your hands full,
Do you ever sleep?,
That must be so hard,
Imagine when they start walking,
You must've been scared to death when you found out,
I'm so glad it's not me...
and the list goes on...
I have made it very clear that I am just tickled to have most of you know, but I was thinking the other day that I want to give myself a pat on the back...I think I have taken well to being a mom and especially for having twins, what brought this on was that on Wednesday I was leaving the boys with Joe for an hour and a half to go teach dance and he was asking me what to do if they were both sleepy at the same time...I went on to tell him what I do and demonstrated how to lay them down in the crib at the same time, or how to lay one down if the other one is still awake, and just went down my list of all the different things I do...
And I thought despite the fact that somedays I'm a complete zombie I think I'm doing alright...and I'm doing something that a lot of other people think would be their worst nightmare and loving every minute of here it goes, in light of legally blonde...SNAPS for Kira! Today is a day to feel good about myself!
P.S.--the best comment I've ever gotten about having twins came from an employee at Costco who looked at the boys and just said, Oh what a blessing!
Two faces to wash, and four dirty hands
Two insistent voices, making demands
Twice as much crying, when things go wrong
The four eyes closing, with slumber song
Twice as many garments, blowing on the line
Two cherubs in the wagon, soaking up sunshine
Work I do for twins, naturally comes double
But four arms to hug me, repay all my trouble.
~Author Unknown
It's double the giggles and double the grins, and double the trouble if you're blessed with twins. ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dear Walker and Brayden,

Please stop getting so BIG!
Please go back to being 5lbs and stay my little babies forever!
It's not that I don't love playing with you and listening t
o you starting to talk and trying to's just that I want you to be my little babies forever!
Love, Your Mommie

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Happiness Is...

Being these little boys Momma...

...and being part of this family!

Confession of the Month: from the mother of twins!

I love being the mother of twin boys! There is nothing better in the entire world than snuggling two sweet boys to sleep and having one head on each of my shoulders! They are starting to interact more and are just so sweet and precious! They are getting so big so fast--I wish time could just stand still for a while and I could enjoy this time for a little extra! They are already six months! I hope I am blessed to have twins next time cuz i don't think I'll know what to do with only one baby!!!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My happy little guys

Brayden laughing at mom

Happy Walker--they love talking to mommie!

Silly boys in Copy and Paste Onsies

Monday, July 20, 2009

Confessions of a Mother of Twins...

So I've decided I need to have an ongoing post of confessions...there are always crazy things that happen with these two boys that need to be shared! I think this is a great way to share them and to share the crazy things that I end up doing throughout my days with my precious little guys!

Some examples:

I could never survive without my nursing pillow...if you are having twins or know anyone having twins they need one--it is a total life saver! I don't know what I would do without it...

for the record you can find it at

More days than I would like to admit I never get dressed and spend the whole day upstairs on my bed playing with the boys, feeding them and sleeping or reading while they nap! Disgustingly enough--there are days when I go to get ready for bed at night and realize I never even got a chance to brush my teeth!!!

There are days when I make food--like sticking something in the microwave for breakfast or lunch and when I go to find food for the next meal I realize I never ate the previous one! I would not have survived without microwavable meals for at least the first 2 months!

I am extremely stingy when it comes to letting other people hold my babies! I get so anxious to see other people with I just absolutely adore them and when people try to take them offering me a "break" it makes me crazy! I don't need a breakI don't care if no one but me ever holds them!!! If I never had to eat or sleep and they never had to sleep I would probably hold them all the time...

and more to come...

17 week old boys!

Caught in the Act--Brayden

He Can Fly!!!

Snuggly Walker

Ready to go to sleep--smiley boy!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

To be a successful mother of sons you must: (and by you I mean me)

  • Quit ogling (and sometimes buying for the future) tea sets, doll houses, and pink clothes every time you shop.
  • Learn to play with action figures. This means you have to think like a boy. Captain Jack and Will Turner want to FIGHT. They do NOT want to garden, have a tea party, or be nice Daddies who do the dishes. They want to dismember each other.
  • Quit hating sports. You have very athletic children and years of spectating before you. Just accept that your Saturday mornings will never ever be free ever again and invest in a good lawn chair and cooler.Accept that your boys will come inside from playing completely filthy and smelling of wet dog. And furthermore, they will NOT stop digging in the dirt and will NEVER wipe their feet adequately before entering the house.
  • Potty words are here to stay. Just like the bodily functions they represent, they will never cease being a large part of your life.
  • Instead of being offended at being brutally stabbed, shot, and/or impaled in all pretend battles, be flattered that you were worthy enough to be chosen as an adversary.
  • Keep lots of Febreze Air Effects, Lysol Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, and snacks (for bribery and personal fortification) on-hand at all times.
  • Check the toilet seat before sitting down

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Joe got Braces and 1st Father's Day, Kyle and Rachel are in town, July 4th...etc.

Beware lots of new pictures!!!
Kyle and his family suprised us by coming into town on Saturday the 20th--he stayed until the 27th and Rachel, Jonah and Audrey are here for a few more weeks! It is so fun having them here...we miss them now that they live up in Washington!

Our little family on Father's Day--Joseph's 1st! Notice he got braces as well!!
All our Daddie's kids minus Caitlin on Father's Day at our house!

Joseph got car antlers from Kyle and Rachel for his bday! Yes they really sell these places in Washington and we drove with them on my car the rest of the day!

Audrey and Walker sitting in the boys' bumbos! My boys absolutely love them and Audrey thought it was very fun! Her little thighs would get stuck everytime she tried to stand up though!

Rebekah holding Walker
Brooklyn with Walker

Payton with Walker

Brooklyn singing I am a Child of God to the boys--it made them smile!

Audrey playing with our puppy Hurley

Walker is my little thumb sucker--if he wakes up and is able to find his thumb sometimes he'll sleep another hour!

The boys first fourth of July--at our ward pancake breakfast we walked over since it only takes about five minutes--the boys were wonderful and I didn't even have to feed them until we got home!

Mommie and Daddie with Walker

Sleeping Brayden on Mom

Christina is home from her mission! She was one of my best friends before we got married and suprised us by coming to our pancake breakfast! It was so fun to see her and for her to get to see the boys!

Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Making my Blog Boy Worthy!

So I decided that I needed to make my blog a little more boyish considering that I am now out numbered in our family 3 to 1! Things have been going super well for our little family these past few weeks! The boys are growing and healthy Walker is now 8lbs 8.5oz and Brayden is 9lbs 2.5oz! It is hard to imagine that they are the same tiny babies we brought home from the hospital! They are now 13 weeks old and are thrilling us with smiles and giggles, rolling over, and sitting up in their bumbo!
Joseph turned 25 on the 15th and we had a combined bday party for him and Cole on Sunday night at my parents! Joe got a keyboard for his bday(a portable grand piano) and it's really nice! It's been fun to start taking the boys out more and have them around different people! I never got a chance to post that Joseph got a new position at VSP as well! He is now working for Altair where he sells the actual frames to doctors office and is really enjoying being there! We are so blessed that he is able to work and provide for our family so I can stay home with the boys!
I am just loving being a mom and having a wonderful time everyday! I will put on some pictures later but for now i have two boys who want their momma!

Friday, June 5, 2009

11 weeks old today!

Walker Bud
Brayden ManAnd one very happy mommie with both my boys!