Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Babies, Babies, Babies!

So, at some point I have to quit calling my almost two-year old twins babies! I can't believe they are almost two! I just went into their room tonight and they were both sleeping on the floor. Everything was off their beds and they were laying on top of it...together. It was so cute. Of course I took pictures, but too tired to take the time to download them right now. Hopefully I can get them up tomorrow if the children let me have a little down time to play on the computer!

I have been thinking a lot of a family that I have come to know over these blog sites. They lost their little girl, Cora a couple weeks ago to cancer. They found out that Cora had cancer and 3 weeks later she passed away. She was only 11 months old and as cute as she could be! I can't imagine what that would feel like. I can't imagine losing one of my kids. I can't imagine how I would go on everyday if that happened to me. I can't imagine...

Darin and I are so lucky. We have three happy, healthy kids. They are my life. I have only been a mom for 22 months, but for some reason I can't remember what life was like when I wasn't. I try not only to remember this when I hear of someone who has lost their baby or has just found out their baby is sick. I really try to thank God everyday for my family, but sometimes the loss of others gives me a good reminder. I try to focus on the good, the stuff that really matters.

You know, in the long run it doesn't really matter if they go to bed sometimes with their clothes on or without brushing their teeth, if they eat graham crackers and apples for dinner while watching Dora or if they don't get a bath every night (or more than once a week!) =) What matters is that I love them and am trying to help them become caring, helpful, compassionate and loving people.

I pray tonight for all those families that have lost a child. I don't think that you never get over losing your baby. I pray that they find peace and comfort.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Etc, etc, etc...

Just a couple more pictures I had to put up. Cash is into saying "tank you mama" all the time lately. He is very polite...when he wants to be! =)
Tripp will be 3 months old tomorrow! I can't believe it! I guess now it is finally time for me to quit saying "I just had a baby" when people ask me if I am still pregnant. =(

Here is Miss Riley in her new shades that she got at the eye doctor after she had her eyes dialated. She loved them and wore them constantly for the next few days. She is so funny.

Just wanted to jot down some of our favorite words in their vocabulary along with my best interpretation of they way they say them...
"wapples"=waffles (Riley)
"elitahter"=helicopter (Riley)
"grey"=grapes (both)
"Cash" with heavy emphasis on the"sh"=Cash (Cash)
"Wiley"=Riley (Cash)
"Bench Bies"=French Fries (Riley)
"Tank you"=Thank you (Cash)
"Kooz me"=Excuse me (Cash)
"Ah may"=Ah man (both)

Elmo and BIG Beds!

So we are in big beds now...all of us. Tripp has graduated from his "bassinet" to the crib. He sometimes ends up in the bouncy seat when I need a little more rest! He is a great sleeper. He eats for the last time around 7ish and then goes to bed. He usually starts to stir pretty early around 5 or so, but can usually settled back down and will sleep until 7 am! Yes, he is great!

Here is Riley in her big bed. She likes to play for a while before she decides to lay down for the night. There isn't much in there to get into though so she gets bored pretty quickly, gives up and just gets into bed for the night!
Here is Cash. Now he is a different story. He has been found sleeping not only in his bed, but one night he was sleeping curled up with Riley on her bed. Last night he had everything thrown off of his bed and onto the floor. He was buried beneath it all with his head laying nicely on his dog pillow.

Here we are at Sesame Street Live! We took Cash & Riley to see the famous Elmo and friends! Darin was a little upset that Grover doesn't get more press. He's the same color and looks just like Elmo...what gives? I informed him that he doesn't have the cute little voice that Elmo does. Plus, Elmo has Dorothy, Drawer, Computer, TV and Shade! Sometimes he even has little guest appearances from Mr. Noodle. That, Grover does not have! Poor Grover.

Look at her little face...she was so excited!