Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is our first Thanksgiving as parents. We definetly have a lot to be thankful for. God has surly blessed us with our beautiful son and daughter. Our lives have been truly uplifted and I am so very Thankful for our family and our two precious children!

2688 and counting

We have changed 2688 diapers!! Today the babies are 8 months old, and we have changed almost THREE THOUSAND diapers, YIKES!! you may be wondering how I know this, well, when you have multiples you are encouraged to keep a log of all the intake and output. So I have religiously documented every wet and stinky diaper since birth. This morning, I took out my 243 pages of logs and counted every diaper, that brought me to.... ha, ha, had you going didn't I? I actually did think about doing a log, but nope, not me. Actually I just did some basic algebra and calculated a diaper change every 3 hours for the first 4 months (since we change every feeding) then the 2nd 4 months they have slept through the night so I did the same thing but only for 12 hours a day. Anyway, it is not an exact calculation but close enough. I am sure we are over my estimation due to the fact my babies love to make a poopy just minutes after a fresh diaper has been put on them. Ahhh, the joys of life!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Learning new things...

First of all, I am sitting at the desk, looking out the open window... and really enjoying it!! The weather has finally cooled off. My thermometer says it is 71*!

Last night, I sat at watched as my little girl worked her way from laying on her belly to the sitting position. I am just amazed everyday, at how a baby learns new things. It is so awesome how they mature at such a quick rate. I wish I could learn new things that quick still!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

A funny moment...

Today when I went to check on the babies (playing in their room) I had to "lol out loud" (those of you who watch "monk" know the joke) anyway, It was so funny to see Jeremiah digging through his box of toys, while laying on his sister. I had to run and get my camera and take a couple of pictures and then a video!! They are just too cute!

Saturday, November 15, 2008


My sister called yesterday and I got to hear my niece say "Aunty" for the first time. It made me so happy.
She said it perfectly!
She and my nephew have brought such joy our lives!!

Friday, November 14, 2008


We are a little sad today. We had to put our dog down today. I have been crying all day (I'm such a girl) Justin and I got Dodge in July 2002. We had a lot of fun with him. He was such a cute puppy. Even though he was a dog, he did bring us joy, especially during those years of pain, while we were trying to have a baby. Pets can bring happiness to bleak moments, they are faithful friends. I am happy we had him in our life.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Our California Adventure

San Diego Zoo

California Adventure

YIPEE!! We were able to take a little adventure to California this past weekend. I say adventure, because even though it was a trip, it was a little crazy. Justin had to go to California for work, so we decided to tag along with him. I ended up getting us a hotel on Coronado Island (where we went 7 years ago for our Honeymoon). The kids did great the car ride there except for the last hour... then they let us know they were done being in the car. The funny thing is they did the same thing on the way home. I guess 5 hours is all they can handle.

On our trip we spent a little time on the beach, went to Seaport Village, and the San Diego Zoo. It was a nice little get away.

Jeremiah also decided he wanted to crawl while we were there. He ended up crawling on his hands and knees 1/2 way across the room. Only he did it backwards. I tired to get it on video, but of course he wouldn't perform while we were trying to capture it.

Hope you enjoy the pictures! (will put some videos on in a day or two)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Alexis and growl talk

This past week...

For the last week, our nephew Zach has been staying with us. He was such a good helper, and the babies just loved him. He is almost 11years old, so yes, he sometimes caused things to be a bit more hectic, but we loved having him here!! You already saw the pictures of the baby in a box, which was his doing, but here are a couple more funny pictures thanks to Zach.

Poor little Jeremiah had surgery on Thursday, Oct.30th. He did very well though. The doctor said the 1st and 2nd day will be very hard and by the 3rd day we will start to see a change for the better. However, the morning of the 2nd day Jeremiah woke up with a smile! He was back to his happy self. He is still in pain and but managing very well! (P.S. once again, he was the hit of the hospital...all the nurses and doctors just loved him. People were coming over just to see the "sweet little baby")
The babies started eating in their highchairs this week. They are finally tall enough to fit, and yet they are still so small!

On Saturday, I had my first "Tea Tasting" party with Let's Do Tea. It was really nice and fun. Not a whole lot of people showed up, but there were enough to make it a very enjoyable time. We had lots of food and LOTS of tea to taste. I plan on doing this at least 2 times a year. We have 2 more parties planned. A mother/daughter tea and a valentines day chocolate lovers tea. Both should be really fun!