Saturday, September 29, 2012

First Family Vacation

We spent our first vacation as a family of four at the BEACH!  We had such a wonderful time.  Mark and I decided on the twins' birthday that we really wanted to go on a vacation.  After the year we've all had, we wanted to make sure that our parents were with us to celebrate.  We decided to go in September because for one, the rates are SO much cheaper, and two, we felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.  Destin is like a ghost town this time of year.  Our only stipulation for a place to stay when we began planning was that we HAD to have a pool.  Well, to our surprise, the babies LOVED the beach.  We didn't go to the pool once.  Go figure.  

During the week, Mark and I said several times, "Think about where we were this time last year!"  God is so good!  He has brought us so far and we are so grateful!  Now that we're home, however,  it took exactly 4 days for Harper to get sick.  Last night was one of the scariest times we've had since bringing her home from the hospital.  Her fever was so high.  She is finally fever free, but guess what, Henry now has fever!  Thus, the life of twin siblings.  We are praying that this passes quickly for them both.  I thank God for our pediatrician.  She always "talks me off the ledge" because I just lose all rational thought and reasoning when either one of them get sick.  So, this weekend, we're having a lot of snuggle time.  I absolutely hate for our babies to be sick, but I sure don't mind them wanting me to hold and rock them.  I'm happy to oblige. 

 The crew minus Grandaddy

 We built a LOT of sand castles.  They LOVED the sand.

 It's getting harder and harder to take a family picture.

 Dinner out.  I'm pretty sure we have a lifetime ban at Louisiana Lagniappe!

 Harper and her sassy self

 Fascinated with sand





 Harper LOVED jumping the waves!


 Sweet baby

 Henry loves to give kisses.  I think this picture is precious!

 Judgi and 2 little monkeys

 We had a ball riding the train around.





We are ready to go back!!  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Complete Sentence

I was finally able to video Henry saying three little words that just melt my heart! It's a little hard to understand because he wouldn't take his fingers out of his mouth, but I think you'll be able to understand him. Be still my heart!

YouTube Video

Also, a few pictures from the past week...



His first ball cap!


He wasn't so sure about it!


Hiding his hat from momma


Such a ham!


Harper being Harper


My sweet girl!


My cousin, Jennifer, who I love like a sister, and my sister, Sara Beth, at an engagement party. Her wedding is just a few weeks away! We are so excited!!


On our way to the NICU reunion! Harper pulled her bow off and fell asleep 5 minutes into the trip. (Very rare for her! Sleep, that is!)


Henry stayed awake for the whole trip!


This is the only picture I have on my phone of the reunion. We were able to see just a few people, but they just happen to be a few of our very favorite people! ;)

Monday, September 3, 2012

iPhone Picture Dump

So, it's been a month since I've posted! I think this is beginning to be the new normal. Life is just crazy these days and it doesn't look like its slowing down any time soon. I thought I would unload some pictures from my phone just to document the past few weeks. Happy September, everyone!! Fall is my favorite time of the year!




Elmo makes him happy!


Harper looks just like my mom in this picture!


Sweet babies


Henry has had some issues lately with his asthma. We are back on the inhaler! :( Even when he feels bad, he's all smiles!


Sweet girl played until she dropped!


Life of the day school party


Goofy girl


Henry LOVES to "read" books!


Sweet girl.


Just hanging out with Sissy


Henry loves Ashley!


Harper likes princess stories the best!






Just rocking in their chair





A girl and her bag! :)


I've been drinking a lot of this lately...


just to be able to keep up with these two!


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