Friday, June 21, 2013

Kids Say the Darndest Things...

Mark and I are always cracking up over the things the kids are saying these days, or the way they actually say them.  I thought I would take a moment and document some things that we hear on a daily basis.

-Yesh- for yes (she sounds so sophisticated when she says it too!  cracks us up!)
-Shishy for Sissy
-No, I do it! (We hear this ALL the time!)
-Henwy= Henry
-Tinkle tinkle little scar (Sung in the sweetest little voice you've ever heard!)
-Mushic= Music
-Momma, yook!
-Bye bye, see you in a min-it
-Need a pashi wight now! 
-Need some miulk wight now!= Need some milk right now!
-"Oh my sew!"  Singing 10,000 Reasons
-Bebe doll
-Gan-gandmommy (What she calls my mom, Grandmommy.)
-Gobah= Grover (our dog)

-Hemmy (Referring to himself in the third person)
-No, Hemmy's (He's a little territorial!)
-I yove you!
-Aahpah= Harper
-Uses f for the "tr" sound!  (So you can imagine how I cringe EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. he says truck!  Especially dump truck!  I've been praying he will refrain from shouting this out while we're at church!)
-Do- nuts = Dough nuts
-Wock for a minute= Rock for a minute (He begs to do this every night so he can stay up later!)
-Sue-man = Super Man
-Mista  Man= any one that Henry sees and doesn't know.
-Miss Taweesa (Teresa) What he calls his day-school teacher.
-TB on= TV on
-I wanna hoad you!
-Grandy= Grandaddy
-Goop hug= group hug (We do group hugs at our house!)
-Honey bicket= Honey biscuit
-Damana= banana
Below are some pics from the past few weeks:

Sweet baby girl

My little Super girl!

Playing at VBS

Picking mommy a flower.  Love my sweet boy.

 "Wocking" for just another minute! ;)

VBS (Singing in front of the church!)

They decided to sit down during the performance! Ha

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Guest Post

I recently had the honor of guest posting for Mississippi Women Bloggers.  The topic for the month of June was "Traveling!"  Go check it out if you get a chance.

We have had a super busy summer thus far, but I'm sitting down tonight and playing catch up once more! ;) 

Monday, June 3, 2013

Playing Catch Up...

May was a super busy month for us!  While the twins celebrated their second birthday in May, we also had the end of the school year (mother's day out) and Memorial Day to celebrate as well.  

They love their little chairs.  This is our snack spot!

Henry riding the John Deere with Granddaddy.  I don't think I've ever seen him this happy!

I had to share!  Harper and Henry's Spring day school picture!  Be still my heart!

Last day of day school!  The first day I left them back in August, we all three cried!  On the last day, Harper slammed the classroom door on me and I heard her yell, "Bye Momma!"  To say they LOVE school is an understatement.  We had some pretty terrific teachers.  If you want to see just how fast two babies can grow in just 9 months, check out the post of when we first started day school back in August!  Time sure is flying by!

We went to the Zoo for the first time!

I'm thinking they were a little too young to really appreciate all the zoo had to offer.  They were most impressed with the ducks, and that was about it!  We still had a blast!

We got very close to the farm animals and they loved it!

And of coarse, no trip to midtown is complete without stopping by Cafe Eclectic for lunch!  The month of May sure was fun, and so far, June is shaping up to be a pretty fun month too!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"I'm Two!"

     "I'm two!"  This is the phrase Henry and Harper yell when I ask them how old they are now.  I'm still trying to wrap my head (and heart) around the fact that my "babies" are now full fledged toddlers.  I have done a horrible job with documenting their second year of life here on the blog.  I'm hoping to be better.
     Mark and I decided that this year we would have a small family birthday party here at our house.  Their birthday falls on Mother's Day weekend, so it was very nice for us to have both of our moms here to celebrate.  We are so grateful that God has brought Henry and Harper so far in the last two years.  One of my favorite books that I read to the babies is On the Night You Were Born.  A NICU mentor gave that book to me while we were at LeBonheur.  I read it to them the night before their birthday and just cried thinking about the night they were actually born. (If you don't own that book, go buy it! Now!  It's so sweet!)  I am so grateful to say that we have perfectly healthy two year olds who are hitting every milestone and growing and just being normal two year olds.  To God be the glory!!

Below are some pictures of our birthday weekend:
 The morning before their birthday we went to Lloyd's Cafe and had pancakes.  Henry and Harper love using the coffee creamers as little cups for their juice.  Henry cracks me up with his wild hair.  

Stocking up for the fun weekend ahead.  I'm ashamed to admit this, but this was only the second or third time I've ever taken them to the grocery store.  (Before you judge me, you are welcome to tag along and see how much "fun" it is!) ;)

 The sweet birthday cakes Sissy made for the kiddos.  I'm so thankful to have a pastry chef for a sister!

Pizza is their favorite food by far!  So pizza is what we had for their birthday lunch!

Henry hasn't quite mastered holding up his two fingers when he's saying "two."

Harper loved the attention when we all sang Happy Birthday.  She and Henry have been singing the happy birthday song almost every day since.

The only family shot we got!

Harper loves her cousins.

Henry loves Ty and Quinn.  We hadn't seen them since their first birthday party, so it was so fun to hang out with them.  They've grown a lot, too!

Mark and I grilled out for our moms for Mother's Day.  My sister and I are very blessed with a really awesome mom.  I don't tell her enough how grateful I am for her. 

And I am so grateful that these two call me momma.  

The Monday after their birthday we had a 2 year wellness visit.  I took this picture and had to post.  If you can't tell, Harper is the boss!   She tells Henry every move to make and Henry adores her.  

Thursday, April 11, 2013

One Month

One month from today my "babies" will be 2 years old!  I can't even begin to explain how sad and happy this makes me.  Sad, because I don't really have babies anymore.  Happy, because we are finally to a point where I'm not as scared and fearful for their health, and also, because they are at such a FUN stage.  Talking and being funny on purpose.  I LOVE it!  I know I haven't updated the blog in a while.  We moved into our new house in early February, and then it seemed like we all got sick.  I feel like the entire month of March was spent going to the doctor, cleaning up throw up, or rocking sick babies.  Thankfully, we are all well right now.  Just in time to enjoy this beautiful weather we are having.  We are spending as much time outside in the sunshine as we can and we are loving it.  The one thing this past month has taught me is that as much as I want to protect my children from harm or illness, those things are going to happen.  It's part of life.  And while God gives us common sense to protect our children when we can, we can't stop living our lives.  I realized that I have spent a lot of the last two years living with a fear that they might get sick.  And guess what, they got sick!  But, we survived!  God is showing me every day that I need to let go of my fear and really trust in Him.  It's a daily struggle for me, but I am trying.

Here are some pictures of what's been going on since I last posted an update:

Henry received his very last synergist shot.  He wasn't as excited about it as I was!  Go figure, a few weeks later he caught a nasty cold.  Luckily, it wasn't RSV, but he was such a sick little baby for a few weeks.

Then, once Henry seems to be better, our sweet Harper girl caught the stomach virus.

She quickly became dehydrated and had to go to the hospital for iv fluids.  She was such a big girl!

This nasty virus lasted 6 days!!  She ran such a high fever that her little face broke out in a rash.  

In hopes that Henry wouldn't catch it, we sent him to stay with my parents for those 6 days.  He had a blast, but he missed Harper.

They were so sweet when they were finally reunited.  I mean, genuinely excited to see each other.  I may or may not have cried.  These moments don't happen that often around here!

Being silly with daddy.

Harper got to go with daddy to meet some friends for dinner.  I stayed home with Henry who was sick.

Henry being silly with his "girlfriends!"  My cousin Kate and her friend (and my former 5th grade student) Hannah came by to watch the kiddos.  Henry loves getting all the attention from pretty girls.  Already a flirt and not even 2!

We like to watch Mickey Mouse like this!

My sweet snuggle bunny.  I'm ashamed to admit how much Disney channel watching goes on in this house.  I'm just keeping it real I guess, but sometimes, when the weather is bad and there's no where to go, the Disney channel can be a mom's best friend.  

Harper looking like such a big girl.  Attitude and all! Ha!

We LOVE playing outside!

Fun in our Radio Flyer!

Our first Easter egg hunt!  The kids had a blast!

Easter Sunday 2013

And just for laughs, I included a pic from Easter 2012!  We have ALL changed so much!  I would give anything to go back and have them be this size.  Even if only for a day.  While I miss them being this little, I really am loving each and every stage.