Wednesday, October 29, 2008

ABC's of twins (and a toddler)

I thought it would be a fun idea to come up with the ABC'S of twins (and a toddler) I'm sure this list is the same with one, two or 5 babies! Of course altered a bit. I can feel my life getting crazier everyday as the babies get bigger and are wanting more attention. I don't like to sound like my life is terrible cuz it's not, I feel like i'm just like every other mom out there. I don't think I have more of a challenge than any of you. We are given what we can handle no matter how many kids at any age.

If you have any to add, please tell me, i'd love to hear them!
A-attitude, your attitude is everything and I truly believe it rubs off on your kids. They can tell if you are having a bad day or a good day and if you are happy they will be too!
B- Baths, Bottle/Breastfeeding. Two things that take up a good portion of time, I think of this a Bonding time (another B word!)
C- cleaning, wait what? what does that mean? I hate living in a messy house. I don't think i'm anal about having the house clean it's just living in the mess that I hate. If that makes sense. Especially being home all day and we don't have the biggest house. I'm glad that when I get in the cleaning mood I clean like crazy so it's over and done with. But when my house is messy it can change my entire mood so I like to take the time to clean it if it's needed...when I get time ;)
D- diapers...I don't even think about it, I just do it
E- energy, whether you have it or not you need it
F- finances, kids definately change the way you look at money. I find it a huge help to sit down and do a monthly budget of what's coming and going
G- girls! we have a tendancy to make girls! I love having 3 girls, i have 3 sisters and so I know what it's like to have all girls and I loved it. I can't wait until they are all older and can be best friends (and somedays enemies when they want to borrow a shirt and the other one says no haha) poor Dustin ;)
H- help, when someone offers help, take it! I should take my own advice. I have a hard time accepting help cuz it's another way for saying, "I can't do this!" and everyone else obviously has their own life and own resposibilities to worry about. Especially when I don't have any family around to depend on for stuff. So I am really grateful for the people who help without even asking cuz I am one of those people who doesn't like accepting it.
I- illness, we all know how hard it is to have sick kids especially when they are in the hospital. Kyla had croup at 10 months old, Presley had Meningitis and both babies were in the hospital for 3 weeks after being born, they weren't sick but it was close enough. Even when they get a small cold it's hard to see them not feeling 100% Somehow I wish I could take it all in myself so they won't have to go through it.
J- joy, the great joy of children! how cheesy eh? this is all I could think of for J any better ideas??
K- kisses, lots of kisses!! My sister understands me when I say I sometimes want to just make out with them! ha, that sounds bad but when you kiss their little cheeks over and over you just want to smush your face in theirs! I can't get enough kisses!
L- laugh, don't forget to laugh. Try to look at the funny side of things and it will make life a whole lot happier.
M- mistakes, we are all going to make mistakes when it comes to our parenting. You have to give yourself permission to make mistakes. We are always gonna look back and wish we had done something differently but we do the best we can. We need to tell ourselves, 'Today, I will do the best I can with what I have at this time.'
N- no expectations, I came into this with no expectations. That way it will always be better than I thought. Everyday is different when it comes to parenting and children so just take it as it comes and you won't be dissapointed when something doesn't go as planned
O- organization, as some of you have noticed I like to be organized. I make lists and charts and reminder notes and I like to have a schedule. I set up everything I need downstairs and upstairs so I don't have to run up and down the stairs all the time. (although the exercise couldn't hurt) But I feel much better when things are organized.
P- patience...enough said!
Q- quiet, this is a rare thing but I try to get some quiet time while the babies are napping. Turn off the TV and enjoy! Even if I am cleaning or doing laundry, at least the house is quiet. If Kyla stays quiet herself long enough to keep the babies asleep...
R- rest, sometimes I just sit on the couch (for a very short amount of time, maybe 5 minutes if i'm lucky) and do nothing. It keeps me sane when I take a small breather. ha I make it sound like I have a chaos life, it's not that bad.
S- schedule, I said this one before kind of but I am big on this one.
T- two, obviously...two of everything!!
U- unconditional love
V- voices, the little noises I hear from all my girls is the best sounds I hear. Even if it's an "I love you mom" from Kyla, or a giggle from the babies it makes all my stresses and worries go away and it just makes everything right.
W- wife, sometimes I think this comes second to mom and maybe it's supposed to but I sure am blessed to be a wife to such an amazing man. We have the best marriage and have gotten through so much together and we talk about everything. I think communication is the key to having a great marriage. Dustin is honestly the best man I could of married, we are perfect for eachother. I love him ya ya mushy mushy stuff but you're just jealous! ;)
X- what in the world starts with X?? other than x-ray and xylaphone, ha
Y- young, i am 23 and have 3 kids. I didn't ever think I'd have this many kids at this age. You should see the looks I get when I go to the grocery store, I can just imagine what people are thinking. I don't care though, how many people can say they feel like their life is right at 23. I sure can, we might have more kids but for now we sure are happy with what we got! Age doesn't matter to me!

And now for another story of Kyla. Well this week is potty training week and she hasn't has any accidents in 3 days. (cross you fingers) Well today she went potty all by herself again and I of course praised her with "yay's" and "good girls", well in the midst of my "mom freaking out moment" Kyla goes "Mom, no! Don't be silly, lets wash hands now" What a terd eh.

Oh and ps: I just realized how rediculously long this post is, I guess I was really bored that day. I wrote this a few days ago.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carving Pumpkins and more

Well I couldn't decide whether to vent about how bad my day was yesterday or just get over it and tell you about our better night. I'm not one to dwell on a bad day cuz it does no good and every day is different. I like to take it one day at a time, so i'll just forget it and move on! Now for our night, we finally got to carve the pumpkins. I bought white ones this year cuz I always thought they were cute.

So we convinced Kyla to clean out the pumpkin with her hands and she hated it, she was like ah eww and started wiping her hand on her shirt and chair to try and get it off. She doesn't like to be dirty. What a girl eh?

Cleaning it with a spoon, she liked that idea better.Here is mine and Kyla's pumpkin, I did one but it wasn't done until later cuz I had to do hers and then feed the babies etc...bla bla bla To get Kyla to smile normal for a picture is like pulling teeth! It's either a cheesy fake smile or something like this! But we get some cute ones in the mean time I guess!
Told ya!

Dustin and his Friday the 13th pumpkin ha
Kyla loves the girls, she always wants to hold them, lay by them on the floor or play with them. She is so smart and loves to help me with them all the time. Funniest thing, we got invited over to Jill and Travis's house on Sunday night to have cake and hang out anyways Kyla was laying in Jill's room in the bed watching Dora on their TV, well I went in and sat on the bed by her to feed the baby, the door was open so I still was covered with a blanket. Well Kyla leans over and says, "Who is that little weiner....Presley??" ha I laughed so hard, can you tell what Dustin calls them sometimes??? Great huh. Oh and she has also caught on to "shut up" (she just mumbles that one to herself) and "Oh my Gosh!" She also tells the babies when they are crying, "i'm coming baby, hang on i'll be right there" and then she'll go to them and pat their tummy and say "what's the matter baby its ok, why so sad?" funny girl, I could go on for hours about her and one post I will. This is all Jayci, I guess Presley got neglected this day. She was probably sleeping in the swing for hours on end, they love that thing and if their happy I don't care how long they are in it! Don't judge me! ha
They are starting to sit up with help of course but I can't believe how strong they are. She is doing this by herself, Dust has his hands behind her to catch her if she falls. Isn't she the cutest little peanut!! I love them!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fun Treats!

I made these tonight for a couples night out. I just did the milk and white chocolate, I was gonna do the marshmallows but I didn't want them to be too sweet. They were really easy and I wanted to do something for Halloween, theses were perfect! I found the recipe on Here are a few varieties.

Sweet and Salty
Cherry Almond Caramel Explosion

Peanut Butter Crunch
Rocky Road

Monday, October 20, 2008

What do you think?

This was Kyla, I think she was about the same age as the babies maybe a little older but not by much. Sometimes I think they look just like she did but other pictures they don't at all. You tell me.

and this is the babies and you can look at the previous post to see more of them recently. This is the best I can do for pictures now. I will try to find more later.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


I think that's how you spell it! Oh well who cares I am so happy! I got a new computer!!! I was so excited when we got it home I was dancing around in the kitchen and just so happened to jump right into the corner of our counter and bash my hipbone on it!! I collapsed to the floor (I know I am dramatic) and Dustin just laughed so hard, well so did I. Seriously these days I am losing it. I was pouring some juice this morning and realized I was pouring cereal into my cup instead. Ya I know. Also I cannot drive properly so if you see me on the road, watch out. Is it from having kids?? I am gonna blame it on that. Anyways back to the computer, its a laptop and I love it to death! We got an awesome deal on it too. I like to count it as part of my birthday present, even though it's not really. Dustin did spoil me for my bday. He got me a massage from a spa up here and some cute bubble bath from the same place. Also we went out for dinner with some friends and had them over for games and cake on Saturday night. Well here are some pictures from our latest things, I haven't taken very many and I need to take more but here are a few! This is the girls! Almost 5 months old (this tuesday) Jayci in yellow, Presley in the pink. They do look so much alike but Kyla looked just like them, I'll do a comparison post. Jayci has a rounder face than Presley.
I'm pretty sure this is Presley ha
and I think this is Jayci
This was our Halloween Gingerbread house I got from the dollar store, so cute eh? We had so much fun decorating it and Kyla had fun eating the candy and black icing!
And this is what makes my days so special, my 3 girls.

Monday, October 06, 2008

k fine...

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Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A contest

So I LOVE contests, and I happen to never really win them. So I am once again gonna try again...something small but fun. If you want to play go to this blog. I better win and if you enter from hearing about it on my blog and win, hmm i'll have a few words with you ;) ha