Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Two Years

Today marks two years since Dad went home to be with the Lord.  He was an amazing Godly man who made anyone around him better.

This past weekend I made a quick drip up to DC to Arlington Cemetery to visit his resting place.  I'm so proud and honored that my dad rests in Arlington with thousands of our country's finest.

I'm so blessed to have had 29 years with this wonderful man!  As a Daddy and as a friend.

The hardest part is the ache I feel that my children won't know their Grandpa Ray.  That is what hurts the most.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Twin's Dedication

Today we were honored and blessed to dedicate the twins at church.  The twins did great!  No tears!  Cali even went up with us and was awesome.  Our group took up 1.5 rows.  Love the support!

We were the last group to go and everyone did good while we waited.  For entertainment Cali was dancing and spinning around, Hannah was pulling off her and Nick's name tag and Henry was playing with my buttons.

When it was our turn Rev. Bob started with "And sometimes they come in pairs".  We have been at our church for eleven years and both of us have been on staff at one point or another.  Nick is currently full time and his boss also joined us up front.

We aren't sure why but Henry was enamored with Bob and starred at him the WHOLE time.  Everyone thought this was hilarious.  Bob even volunteered to babysit them!  Hannah wasn't as excited and was trying to climb out of Nick's arms.

It was a great ceremony as we dedicate our children to the Lord.

Afterward we all headed out to lunch and had a great time!  The children are so lucky to have so many people who love them.

Friday, September 14, 2012

10 Month Twin Update

The twins are 10 months old today!  Man are they all over the place!  They are pulling up on anything they can find, they are cruising the furniture, climbing the stairs, crawling and walking with toys.  We have lots of baby gates to try and contain them but it isn't going well!

Food - Four bottles a day of formula and three solid food meals.  Hannah takes 5-7 ozs, Henry 5-8 ozs.  Finger foods are their favorite!   They love cereal, steamed veggies, fruit, crackers, and mac-n-cheese.
Sleep - They take a morning nap and an afternoon nap.  They nap at 10am and 3pm.  They go to bed at 8pm and wake up around 7:00am.  
Clothes - Hannah is in 6-9 month.  Henry is in 9-12 and 12 month size.
Weight -  Hannah 17 lbs 4 oz Henry 20 lbs 3 oz
Height - Hannah __ inches Henry __ inches  
Diapers - Pampers size 3
Health - Hannah's Hemangioma looks so good.  Only 2 more months of meds!
Fun Facts - Hannah has 2 teeth and Henry has 2.

Henry 10 Months

Hannah 10 Months

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Nick!

Today is my best friends' birthday!  Luckily it is also my husband and amazing father to our three children!

Happy Birthday my Love!

Check out the strawberry cake Cali and I made for Nick!  Cali was in charge of the sprinkles:)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Museum Trip

On Labor Day all five of us headed to the Museum of Life and Science in Durham.  Cali and I went before the twins were born and loved it.   We had a great time!   It was a little warm outside so when it got too bad we headed inside to play.

The great thing is there is so much to do and there really are play areas for kids of all ages.  There are lots of animals to look at too.  Cali's favorites were the bears and the butterflies.

Outside the butterfly house

Playing in the water

Dinosaur ride

The twins even got to play in the baby area.

Daddy and Cali playing blocks
We didn't even get to see everything so we will go back soon!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

3 year old Preschool

Cali had her first day of 3 year old preschool today.  She looks like such a big girl!

She has been going to the same school since she was 18 months old.  So she is familiar with the teachers, the church, the playground and her friends.  It is so sweet to see her grow up with the same group of little kids.

I can't believe we are only 2 years away from Kindergarten!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

23.78 DAYS!

This post will only be interesting for moms and woman.  Guys feel free to stop reading now!

I just wanted to say I have spend 23.78 days in the past 9.5 months nursing and pumping for the twins.  Yes I said DAYS!  That means in the last 283 days I have spent 12% of my time feeding or making milk for the twins.

So tonight I celebrate the end with a bottle glass of wine and a bar of chocolate!