Saturday, January 28, 2012

Christmas Cards

I LOVE Christmas cards!  I can't wait to check the mail during the month of December to find cards from friends and family all over the country.  It's such a thrill to see how much our friends kids have changed in just one year.  With such a love for cards you'd think I would be all over the idea of getting our's made and sent out.  However, this year it didn't happen.

With the craziness of the holidays, I just didn't get around to making cards this year.  The stress was building to come up with the perfect idea and the perfect card.  I was realizing I didn't have a picture that was card worthy that I hadn't already posted on Facebook.  FACEBOOK.  The single social media outlet that killed the Christmas card this year.  Not just for our family but for many of our friends as well.  Where we usually receive tons of cards, we probably didn't even get 20 total this year.  Strange...yes.  Sad...definitely!  I think Facebook may just kill off the Christmas card.

Our family xmas 2011
That said, we didn't get around to taking a family photo either.  When you take pictures you rarely get your picture taken.  I have gotten better over the past year or two to remember to actually get in the picture from time to time.  This drives my mother crazy as she is always wanting new family pictures of all of us!

So Christmas morning we all went to church together at my in-laws church and since we were all dressed up at the same time, we figured it was a good time to take some family pics.  So consider this our "Christmas card" for 2011.  I will say I did miss having actual cards this year so not to say we won't change our minds next year and send one out again.  That or I will make more of an effort to hand write letters & cards to people this year.  I am saddened to think that in our kids lifetime the mail may become a distant memory.  I hope to never lose the thrill of a handwritten card and hope to instill this in the kids with cards and letters throughout their lives.

Until then, here are some pics from Christmas day...

Adam, B & Matilda

Memaw with her Great-Grands

Nena & Papa

Precious baby Matilda

Her eyes are to die for!

My sweet baby boy

My precious baby girl

Monday, January 23, 2012

Fruits of the Spirit

The kids came home yesterday singing a new song about the Fruits of the Spirit.  It was so sweet and I was so proud they both could name them all via this sweet little song.  

As a proud momma, I wanted to show off their talents.  So last night, while I was on the phone with my mom, I had the kids come in and sing the song for her one at a time.  Elliot went first and in her sweet, angelic voice sang them perfectly for Grammy.  

Then K man gets up.  He starts singing them in rap form, crossing his arms and throwing peace signs with each "fruit".  For the big finale, he came to self-control and proceeds to moon me simultaneously with the words coming out of his mouth.  I'm trying to explain this to my mom who is listening and neither of us could quit laughing.  What a goof ball!!!  When we could talk again my mom told me I might want to teach him about the meaning of those "fruits" a little better! 

Oh how's these kids continue to make me laugh on a daily basis!  

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sick & Tired of being sick & tired

But these faces can somehow cheer me up...when they are smiling and getting along so nicely!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Newborn Memories

Nothing will make you remember the days of newborns better than when your kids are sick.  Those wonderful memories of sleepless nights.  In fact, I was up 5 times before 1am night before last.  I think that is worse then they ever did as newborns!  Besides all the blessings of having multiples there is the curse of multiple illness.  If one gets sick just hang 36-48 hrs I guarantee the other will have it or worse, something else!  I have to say the kids have been pretty healthy for a long time now but this past week has done me in for a while!  Here's a glimpse at our Drs visit yesterday.

If you've read my blog in the past you know the first few years of life were plagued will all kinds of illnesses.  This week has brought back all those memories.  To the point I looked back at old post and found this picture of E.  Same pitiful look!

Luckily this week it was just a long, extended cough & cold and only 1 ear infection between the two.  Good news is I must have looked so rough this week that Ryan told me to have a Girls Night Out tonight!  Can't wait for pedi's and Mexican!  Just what this one tired, exhausted momma needs!  Thx babe!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

The Po Po

I'm done. Done beating myself up for the terrible job I have done over the last year with my blog. Done trying to figure out the perfect time, perfect picture, perfect story, perfect excuse to come back and actually get back in the swing of things with this dear 'ol blog. Done posting how I'm "coming back" only to post one time and not return for months...DONE.

So I've decided to just write. Post pics when I can. Just remember that I started this to document the twins life, since I knew I'd never do baby books when I was running on 30 minutes of sleep at a time & coffee. Write when there's a good story, post pics that aren't necessarily portraits and get my thoughts on this whole motherhood thing down so hopefully the kids can read these stories one day and be happy I did this...and maybe a little embarrassed along the way!

So nothing like Elliot giving me a gem of a story to post for today...

We were running late this morning. Kids have had terrible coughs and Keaton has really been down for a few days. We go to a bible study at our church on Wednesday morning and we were running behind since I actually had to put on makeup and real clothes today. So we head out the door on our way. Not 1/2 a mile down the road I see a cop and KNOW that I am not going the speed limit. Immediately lights come on and I tell the kids that we are getting pulled over and to be on their best behavior!

The cop walks up and I immediately notice his last name is "Gardner" (Keaton's middle name). So I ask Keaton to read his name to which the cop was impressed that he could read "Gardner". Just before he heads back to his car to decided if he wanted to give me a ticket Elliot shouts from the back seat "Hey, do you watch cops?" Officer Gardner tells her no that he doesn't watch that show. She replies in her sweet southern voice "I do! It's my favorite show!" REALLY! Thanks E & Daddy for making me look like mom of the year! He seemed to find enough humor in it that he let us go and said he didn't want me to start the year of bad...nicest cop ever!!!

So there's the story for today. Stay tuned, I'm sure there will be more tomorrow!

The COPS watcher...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Pics taken at Thanksgiving

Here are some pics we took at my Grandmurna's house over Thanksgiving. Turned into a great xmas gift for the grandparents!

All my kiddos

Tori Chase
Trae Alex
K man