Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
The girls and I were the 1st stroller to cross the finish line! We came in 4th overall and 1st with the "stroller mom's"!
Daddy was SO proud of his girls! After the walk- we cleaned up, ate lunch and headed to Temple, TX!!! My sweet friends- The Kummerfeld's live there now. Katy was the first person that I met in Texas- and really helped me love Galveston from the moment we matched- she is more than a friend- we are heart friends. We lived 2 blocks from each other, taught 1st grade across the hall from each other, and spent a lot of "husband working" time together- that is until HURRICANE IKE :(
Here is sweet Lilly trying on her first pair of my girls shoes! She is SO TINY!!!
Look at how big my girl Mattie is next to Lilly!
It was amazing catching up with Katy and seeing her as a mommy! She is a natural!
Sunday morning- we decided to head out to.....
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Mommy Must Have #1- A plan- a FLEXIBLE plan
***Read ahead, plan for what is to come, but be ready to drop that plan and reevaluate, reassess, and redo your plan! A few books I liked: Babywise 1 and 2- using 2 now or Happiest Baby on The Block. Like most things however- do what works for your family!!!
Mommy Must Have #2- A SASSY Diaper bag
Every mom needs a diaper bag that she loves- this will most likely become your purse- so put down the Coach, Chanel, & Louis, purses and pick out a bag that looks good but can go through the ringer!!! Click here to see my favorite! OiOi
Mommy Must Have #3- BOPPY's!!!
Who knew that a C-shaped pillow could do so much! Trust me girls this is a must have! If you have twins like me- you need 2!
Mommy Must Have #4- Sleep Sacks- (Babies R Us, Carter's, even Target)
WOW WOW WOW! Do I sleep better at night knowing that they are warm, covered and safe. This amazing little sleeper zips on over their PJ's and won't cover their face as they sleep! Perfect! I recommend 2 -3 per baby!
Mommy Must Have #5-Hands Free Pump (Medela)
I HIGHLY recommend this pump if you are planning to go the "Nursing Distance"! It really does let me pack up take the girls out and not have to worry about an outlet to connect to! I pump in the car (not when I am driving), airport, everywhere. The price is a little steep- but OH SO worth it! About a dollar a day- if you nurse for a year!
Mommy Must Have #6- Hooter Hider
This goes great with the pump. It is a cute nursing/pumping cover so you can do it anywhere! It is made to where you have a little opening so you can see you baby. I love mine!
Mommy Must Have #7- Sleep Sheep
I never knew how important background noise was until I had my girls! I turn these on and the babies go right to sleep! It is amazing!
Mommy Must Have #8- HELP!
As a new mommy I have seen myself and several friends try and "do it all"- take my advice: you can't! If you are like me you have people that are always willing to help- many will offer- take it! If they don't offer- ask. It is ok!!
Mommy Must Have #9- Baby legs
(Especially for girls- not sure how I feel about them for boys- could be cute????)
I love these! The girls legs are covered, easy diaper changes with a onesie and they are styling! It is a win win!
Mommy Must Have #10-Baby book
This is a treasure of mine that I know I will grow to treasure more and more as time passes. It is really funny what you do forget- in my short time as a mommy, so much as happened. This is a great way to remember your little ones first year!
Mommy Must Have #11 Trumpette Socks (just for you Laura)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these socks- not only do they come in lots of different shoe styles (mary jane, ballet, boots) but they come in lots of colors! These socks look like shoes and stay on little active feet GREAT!!! Mattie tugged on them all day today and didn't successfully get one off until 5:20pm tonight! Can't have to many of these!
Hope my Mommy ramblings helps you... it is alot of fun thinking about what works and tricks of the trade! I am sure I will have more thoughts now that my girls are on th GOOOOO!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I loved this song the first time I heard it! What a continuous comfort that we are always in God's Hands! How GREAT that is!!! Heaven Stands through it all! If you need a little inspiration- check it out!
Friday, October 16, 2009
So after a very nasty 36 hours- this afternoon I decided we all need some sunshine and fresh air. Mattie & Hailey loved it. I think they were thrown for a loop yesterday when they could see me, but I wasn't moving or holding them (Ken and I decided it best if I kept my distance in case it was viral). Here are a few shots I got in the SUNSHINE!!! I loved this picture of Hailey! She is just so easy to excite! I love that about her.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Hailey is officially on the GO! She has now started and there is NO stopping her! :) :) :) I can't believe it. Mattie isn't quite on the move yet- but you can tell she is trying. Mattie does get up on all 4 (arms and legs) trying to crawl the right way. Hailey decided that she would crawl like she is in the army. So cute- take a look at the clip. By the way I do not let her play with my phone or pump- but these are the 2 things I can count on getting her to crawl towards!!
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Hailey crawling at the camera- yes- I said it- we are MOBILE and by mobile I mean EVERYWHERE!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Today is the day our sweet Mattie and Hailey were dedicated! This was such an incredible day!!! Ken and I have prayed since before the girls were here that they would come to know the Lord at an early age and be amazing little disciples to the world around. I feel today is the first of many "baby" steps in their faith walk. Here my little family is outside of First Baptist Church Galveston. They are in dresses that were made just for them out of my mom's (their Honey) wedding dress! This made the day even more special!!!
Rolls, deviled eggs, potato salad, Honeybaked Ham, baked beans, and Lemonade Dream cake for desert! YUM!!! Here are a few of our "set up" pictures!
We have a special book for everyone to sign "God Gave Us You". I thought this was a good way to commerate who all was with us on this day!
Ken's mom with Mrs. Meador and Hailey!
Jonathan, Cora, David and Ken with Mattie!
Brooke and I- what a good friend. I admire her as a Mommy so much! She and I definitely have alot in common! :) :) :)