Monday, November 30, 2009

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,
For Christmas I want a Barbie, Ballerina stuff, Tinkerbell movie and doodlebops movie. I have two baby sisters and a mom and dad, and I can keep them safe. This year I will be at Grandma Petersen's for Christmas,
Thank You Santa
Merry Christmas

love, Kyla 3 years old.

Dear Santa,

For Christmas I don't want much since I have everything I could ever ask for, and I don't care about materialistic things. So sorry this is all I can come up with...

Kitchen Aid

Canon Rebel XTI camera


Organizing stuff for my business

New leather couches

A new tv, 50" flat screen would be fine

A new bigger kitchen table

A Bedroom set


Maybe a house?

Pigtails for my twin girls

Rachael Ray cookware set

A vacation (if it's not too much, a shopping spree included)

and a nail file (I lost mine)

Merry Christmas Santa,

love Mindy 24 years old

Saturday, November 28, 2009

18 months!

This was 18 months ago.

Look how little, I forget how small they actually were. It's still a little surreal that I went through a pregnancy and delivery with two babies. It's actually kind of sad because it was a one time experience and it flew by. I wish I would of blogged or wrote more in my journal about it. Anyways I could go on about that forever.

So here is what these two are up to now.
-They still won't talk.... Nothing. I have tried and tried to have them mimic what I say, for example i'll say "ball" and they just stare at me with this "I really don't care" face and walk away. But they copy everything else, I mean everything! So who knows, maybe it's a twin thing.

-They aren't fighting as much lately which i'm hoping will stay like this. They actually run around laughing and playing. They will copy each other and laugh their heads off. They run then jump around and fall on their bums then they say "uh oh!" (the only thing they DO say) and they think it's hilarious.

-They love to climb onto the table, dance and jump around. So I now have to gate them out of the kitchen. They also get into the cereal cupboard which I can't lock because it's a door and I can't screw in a lock since we're renting. So that's another reason why we gate them out. Oh and they also know how to open the fridge. Lets just say the kitchen is off limits to these little scheming twins! Here is proof of why we do not let them in the kitchen anymore...

They just helped themselves to some cereal and thought they'd enjoy some cartoons

-They are finally getting more teeth, they both just broke through their 7th and 8th tooth.

-When you talk to them and they don't want to listen, they stop and turn their heads away... as if I can't still see them! Then they try to look at you from the corner of their eye and smile, it's really cute actually.

-So since we barricaded the kitchen off, they now go upstairs into theirs and Kyla's room and make the mess, but I fixed that so there isn't much to play with up there. I need to put some toys up there for them. They love to go down the stairs on their bums, they drop from one stair to the other. It can't feel good. And of course they think it's funny.

So that's about how their life goes day to day. They love to play with Kyla and each other and I can't wait until they actually talk and converse with each other. They are so happy and so much fun. This is my favorite age! I totally remember it with Kyla and I LOVED it! They are just so happy! And learning everything, and they get smart and totally know what you say and it's great! They love to give hugs and kisses and it's so awesome! Kyla wasn't a super cuddly baby, but they so are, it's the best!
Happy Prelsey
and Happy Jayci!

I love them
and this picture.
So there you have it, 18 months old! CRAZY! I am blessed with the best girls and as crazy as my life can get with them, I wouldn't change it for the world!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Push My Buttons!

So I finally got with the times and added a button for The Burnt Daisy. I know i'm so smart. So make sure you go over there and add it to your blog and spread the word about my awesomeness.

How to: Copy the html code under the button and go under your blog layout, add a gadget, choose html/javascript, paste the code and viola! Now you are awesome and smart like me.

Monday, November 23, 2009

And the winner is.....

I also want you guys to go enter my sisters site, The Pink Knot. She is having a GREAT giveaway! Seriously it's a good one! So spread the word because it ends on Nov 28th.

Friday, November 20, 2009

oh the sickness

Well this week to be honest has been pretty crappy. Tuesday morning Jayci woke up with a pretty high fever and I wasn't feeling the best. By noon Kyla had a fever and I felt awful and by late afternoon we were all super sick, except Presley. She was still happy as could be playing all by herself. I had Jayci and Kyla pretty much dead on the couch with me while Presley roamed free. So Dustin got home that night and stayed home from mutual to take care of his sick family and give poor neglected Presley some attention. That evening I was feeling terrible and couldn't move off the couch so Dustin had to call into work the next day to stay home and help me with the kids. The next day the girls were pretty sick and I wasn't too bad. That evening Presley started sounding like everyone else so I knew she was catching it. Well that night I was feeling ok so Dustin was going to go back to work the next day. Every time one of the kids woke up in the nights Dustin went and got them and took care of them and of course I couldn't sleep through it so I tried to help him, he pretty much brought them into bed with us for a few minutes gave them some more meds and put them back to bed. If one baby woke up, the other one would wake up so he would bring them both into the bed and they both just want to be held, so I would have both of them laying literally on top of me while in the meantime Dustin would get new milk in their sippy cups and the medication for them. He'd come in and all 3 of us in the bed were passed out, I wish I got a picture of it. Quite the site having two little babies sprawled on you passed out. Well that night Kyla woke up and he asked if I could go this time so I said yes, since he went about a hundred times in the last few nights and I was feeling ok. Well in the middle of tucking her back in I got super sick and ran to the bathroom. Dustin came in to help me, of course I had nothing on my stomach which hurts even more than if you do. So I stood up after and I was ghost white, like I looked like I was dead. I saw myself in the mirror and it was weird to see myself that pale. Anyways so I went back to bed and Dustin knew he was going to have to stay home again because I was so sick. That morning I heard them all up downstairs and the girls were all crying so it was hard to sleep through and I felt miserable so I once again ran to the bathroom and did my thing and Dustin came upstairs to help and I still had nothing on my stomach to actually throw up. (Sorry for the details but hey it's a "sick" post, what do you expect) Anyways I once again got ghost white and pretty much passed out, but I could still hear Dustin saying my name and trying to wake me up. I was just too weak and exhausted to respond. I did get up after a few seconds and we called the health link. Up here to get into our family doctor it takes about a week no matter what and I hate the ER and didn't want to haul all the kids there. Well the nurse on the health link said we should all be seen with the symptoms we had. So in we went.
We actually got in really fast. I tried my hardest to be strong and help the kids and Dustin but I was so weak that they put me on IV for dehydration and then gave us all tamiflu and sent us home. So they never confirmed it was H1N1 because they have to do a swab and then they have to send it to Edmonton and it can take up to a week since they are so busy there. You have to be on tamiflu for 5 days anyways so they gave it to us anyways. So now we are all on it, except Dustin since he has been feeling fine and I swear it helped instantly. Today we are a thousand times better. The girls are even up and playing which they haven't done all week. They have just been laying on the couch or cuddling with me. I'm still weak and we all still sound gross and coughing lots but at least we can walk and move and no more fevers. They were constant and it was really hard to keep them down.
I never realized how much work it was to take care of these girls until I had no choice to sit here and watch Dustin do everything. Of course they aren't sick when I have to do it so he had twice as much work as I usually do. He is truly amazing and I never have been so grateful for him. He never complained once, and tried to keep up with the housework and meds and everything. I love him.

This was on Sunday, we weren't sick but it's a cute cuddling picture so it kinda goes...

This is Jayci and Kyla on the first day, they were so sick. They would just sit and cuddle with each other. So sad.
We did a lot of this
Jayci out cold, they would fall asleep anywhere. They were so tired but couldn't sleep in their beds because they would twitch out from their fevers and scare themselves and wake up crying. So they slept on the couch a lot.

And Presley, they seriously would lay like this forever. This is when you know they are sick.
So that's about our week, longer post than I thought but oh well. I'm just glad we are getting better and I never realized how brutal this flu can be. Oh and question, do you still have to get the immunization if you have had H1N1?

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's TIME!!!

For my giveaway!!! It's a gooder!!!
I've been waiting for today because I am being featured over at Ucreate. So go to my site and enter to win some cute Christmas Home Decor that I love!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Do you see what I see?

Right there, do you see it?

Lets take a closer look
How about now??

Yes it's HAIR!! Just look how excited Jayci is!!

I know right!?

I clearly remember the day when I could put two pigtails in Kyla's hair, and it was a great celebration. Well I could barely get ONE in today on these girls so I settled for fohawks. How cute are they though!! It almost made me cry. I have been so patient! People don't believe they are going into nursery because they look so young, but it's because they don't have hair! Also they choose not to all! They speak to each other in their own little language, and they know exactly what WE say to them and they are super smart, but they don't say a word! Life would be so much easier with hair and speech...

Kyla had way more hair than them by now! Here she is at Halloween when she was their age. Tell me she doesn't look like them. I think they look so much like her, especially Jayci. (Oh she is in the blue shirt up there.)

Do you see that ponytail?!?! So friggin cute!! I need it so bad!
Ok yes they are beautiful the way they are, obviously THE cutest girls EVER! But really. They are 18 months in two weeks and I would of hoped by then I would get SOMETHING. I'm getting tired of the headbands, I want to graduate to clips! Maybe for Christmas i'll get pigtails, that's what i'll ask Santa for, i'm going to write him a letter right now.

Sunday, November 01, 2009


Well this Halloween was not what we expected. Dustin asked for the day off so he could be with us and go to the ward trunk or treat Halloween party. I was so excited for the kids because I knew how much effort was put into it and how much was going on. They were going to have a spook alley, parade of costumes, games and then the trunk or treat with everyone decorating their trunks. Well that morning it decided to snow, lots! Like blizzard snow. We didn't have any snow on the ground and in one day we got all this! Who planned this? I should beat them. So the hill going up to the church had two semi's jack-knifed on it so the road was closed and the trunk or treat was cancelled! BOO! So they decided to do just a trunk or treat in a school parking lot right across the street from our house. How convenient for us! Our church is way on the other side of fort mac, about 15 minutes from us and there is only the one road going up to it and our ward lives all over here. So it was easier but still sucky! Dang weather!

Here we are at the trunk or treat. Dustin brought along a friend to hand out our candy.
How great is this picture. They loved him.

Then we had to go downtown because Jayci lost one of her earrings in her bed and I only found the back of it. Dustin used their quilts for his dude in the car and so somewhere from the house to the car it was lost. Well I stuck one of my earrings in, it was a huge pearl and I totally forgot to take a picture dang it. It was hilarious. So we had to go get her new earrings from the mall where we got them done. After all that, I went to switch them and I couldn't get the new one in! It was pure torture for her so I gave up and now I have to wait a few days and take her back to get it pierced again! Of course it had to happen to me and this is what I get from Dustin. "I told you we shouldn't of got them done." Ya whatever. Eat it.
Ok so then we came back and went trick or treating! It was so fun hiking through the snow especially with the stroller. I was not having 3 little kids to drag through the snow, so that was their trick or treating. It not like we need all that candy because who ends up eating it anyways? Me. And i'm trying to be healthy lately, I need a good immune system with all this sickness going around and I catch everything and it hits me 100 times worse than anyone else.

Kyla and Emma. BFF'S!

My girls loving the snow...


Trick or treating is fun right?
My little pirates!

Kyla and daddy

Jayci and Presley brushing all those sugar bugs out!

So that was our Halloween.

In other news (if you didn't notice in the previous pictures), I went to the dark side....

I love the second picture, it's so sassy! ha. Totally suits the hair right? We had a wicked photo shoot here, if you only could see the rest. Actually no you shouldn't. I think I like it and will stay this way for a while.

So that's all folks!