Thursday, November 6, 2014

No more Cribs!

The girls started escaping from their cribs so the crib transition happened.  I was not excited.  I dreaded this.   BUT I am happy to report it has been easier than I thought it would be.  Naps are not the greatest, sometimes I keep them in their room for 1 1/2 hours and all I hear is laughing and jumping...then I give up, bring them down and they usually collapse on the couch in exhaustion.  Other times....like today the stars align and they both nap.  

Night time is outstanding.   Emily used to cry and scream when we put her to bed....now we don't hear a peep which does wonders for my sanity.  After a day of whining, crying and fighting when its bedtime that is my saving grace.   I need my brain to decompress and I need quiet.

 They each have their own beds.   I checked on them during naps the other day and found this:


 
Now that was one of the sweetest things ever.   Put a smile on my face.

Family Resembalence

Monkey Papa as a baby
Alex


This picture of Alex does not do it justice.   When I look at the picture of Matts Dad as a baby I see my baby.   I love that.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Our busy weekend - pumpkin farm and birthday party

 We skipped naps and went to the pumpkin farm.   It went pretty well...with a couple of tantrums courtesy of Emily.
 We also had our first "friend" birthday party for Cassie.  











Tuesday, October 7, 2014

7 months old


7 months old already!!!   Still sweet as ever.  Happy. Mellow.  

Loves to eat

Still up for a bottle at night...we will wean him at 9 months

Last night kept woke this momma up at 3:00 am for playing....I was not in the mood to play :o)

He is working on getting on his knees while laying on his tummy...crawling may be in his future??

Just started to sit....the doctor said he has a lot more girth to support so it would take him longer than my girls, which it did.

Walking on the Wild side

.....skipping naps for the twins.

We decided to go to Lapham Peak for a fall hike.  After Alex woke from his nap at 11:00 we took off.  We have never intentionally skipped naps but in order for us to go on our fall hike we had to.  It went very well.....not to say we didn't have meltdowns because we did.   That is our life right now.   Continous tantrums and meltdowns.   Cassie was NEVER like this, we are SO ready for this stage to be over...its driving us crazzzzyyyyyy.

Best Friends



Watching the leaves fall



Along for the ride






All my kidlets

Double Trouble


We told them to scream

Come to find out.....baby Alex does not like screaming

Early Famiy Birthday Party


My Parents were leaving for California so we had Cassies family birthday party about 4 weeks early.  The theme was Frozen....surprise, surprise.








Getting ready to open presents outside





This is what happened when we all sang happy birthday





It was a beautiful day...but a bit stressful for me.  The twins do not like all the people around....for some reason they don't care for the men on Matts side of the family.  They seem to get very overwhelmed, which means they are attached to me and I can not sit down to talk or enjoy the company.   Not that much fun.  I was finally able to sit down after 7:00 and relax and mingle.  The girls FINALLY started to relax after 4 hours.