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Happy Birthday!

Can you believe they’re 2 already! Me neither! We’re enjoying our day playing and trying out play dough for the first time!



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One kid sitting playing piano is cute. Twins doing it together just turns the cuteness way up. ūüôā


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Had to share, he cracks me up. ūüôā


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So sweet

They’re so cute to watch when they’re playing together.


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A week in pictures

This week the flu hit, and it hit hard! Michael and Anna came down with it first and then Connor and I followed another day or 2 after. Poor Anna’s been so sick we had to go to the ER for fluids yesterday. It’s been a long rough week. We’re praying this miserable virus leaves us soon so we can get to feeling better! The week in pictures…







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What’s new?

Well, it’s been a ridiculously long time since I posted again. ¬†No excuse this time other than: I’m busy. ¬†Believe it or not! ¬†So here’s a list of what we’ve been up to lately.

  • Saying “Michael get down” about 600 times a day – serioulsy, this child is part monkey. ¬†A very stubborn one.
  • Listening to “No!” and “Mine” being yelled by 2 little (almost) 2 year olds
  • Playing video games – new and old
    • I’ll admit, we’ve played waaaaay to many video games lately. ¬†Or rather the boys have. ¬†I kept telling myself, “It’s Christmas vacation.” ¬†“It’s too cold to do much else” ¬†etc. ¬†Basically, we got lazy and spent too much time with the television on for one reason or another. ¬†Already making changes to fix this bad habit we’ve slipped into.
  • Watching Mickey, Elmo, Superheroes, etc
    • Like above, way too much.
  • ¬†Staying warm and dry. ¬†Cabin fever was really starting to set in after this subzero cold snap and 3 snow days added to the end of Christmas break. ¬†Thanks goodness everything is back to normal today!
  • Playing with new Christmas toys, games, puzzles, kitchens, trains, superheroes, cars, babies, etc.
  • Visiting with family, those close by and those from other time zones ūüėČ
  • Singing, dancing, laughing, yelling, whining, jumping, arguing, running, bouncing, climbing, wrestling…
  • Having movie nights, game nights, dance parties, obstacle courses, and anything else we can think of to keep little people busy.
  • Celebrating Christmas and New Year’s with our wonderful families.
  • Going to church, the grocery, walmart, Gran and Papaw’s, Grandma and Grandpa’s,Dr’s appointments, and (finally) back to school and work.
    • Don’t get me wrong, I loved having Nathan and Dustin home over the break. ¬†I missed Nathan on his first day back yesterday. ¬†However, today, with everybody back to their normal places, things feel much more normal around here.
  • Phasing out pacifiers (or baa-bees as they’re called around here). ¬†We’re down to just nap and bedtimes.
    • I’m not brave enough to make the final leap yet. ¬†It’s only been 3 days of no daytime. ¬†I think we need to get a little more accustomed to settling down during the day without it first.
  • Potty training? (Gasp!)
    • Yeah…I wasn’t planning on this yet. ¬†I really don’t want ¬†to either. ¬†I mean really, I loathe potty training. ¬†Doing it with 2 is very overwhelming to think about. ¬†BUT, they’re interested. ¬†They will randomly want to go sit and “potty”. ¬†I use quotes because there hasn’t exactly been a lot of success. However, (at the risk of TMI) just a few minutes ago Anna said “Uh oh poo” and pointed to the bathroom. ¬†That’s right, I took her, sat her down, and she went! ¬†Maybe we’re going to do this thing now after all. ¬†We’re waiting on our new potties to arrive. ¬† Then we’ll see what happens.
  • And finally, sleeping.
    • Yep, some. ¬†Nathan actually took a nap several days of his break. ¬†We were pretty busy and not so good with the bedtimes. so he needed it. ¬†After colds, a case of bronchitis, and traveling, we’ve got everyone pretty well back on good sleep schedules. ¬†Hallelujah.

So that’s the craziness of the last few weeks. ¬†I’m hoping to get some pictures up of our Chrismas’ and travels. ¬†It may just be a few highlights. ¬†Hopefully I’ll get a chance soon…

Oh, did I mention laundry and cooking? ¬†Yeah, they are every present. ¬†The washer stopped and it’s almost lunch time. ¬†Time to get at it!

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