Sunday, December 19, 2010

Our Little Christmas

(Leila yellow / Hadley pink)

Merry Christmas! We celebrated with our little foursome on Saturday, since we'll be with our extended family on Christmas day. As I said before, we only got the girls one present to share. We did that for two reasons: 1) it was large in size, and 2) they're not old enough to know any better yet! Also, Tony and I didn't get each other presents. I guess you could say that we're "quality time" people instead of "gift" people: most of the time, we celebrate special occasions by doing something together instead. So, we opened one present yesterday. We're very exciting, I know. :)






Monday, December 13, 2010

Deck the Haul: The Finale

The gifts have been purchased and wrapped! I debated about waiting until our Christmas gifts had actually been given to show you the final results of my Christmas Challenge, but I'm not great at waiting. For anything. Just ask Tony about how I ruined his wedding proposal. Seriously. :)

Here is the rundown: I've purchased presents for all 10 people on our list. That number may seem low, considering the size of our families, but all of our gatherings use name drawings now, and the adults on my side of the family are giving to charity instead of gifting for the first time this year. Also, we purchased one present for the twins to share (I'll show you later), and that's been in the garage since this summer, so I didn't factor that into the budget.

Our budget for those gifts was $100. And, really, I wasn't sure I could do it and have
any money left over, since that's only $10 per person, and in the past we usually spent about $20 - $25 per person.

But, as you saw in my other post, I ended up getting really nice, quality things, like this all-natural set of six paints:
And this yoyo doll:
...and those are the only things I'm going to share, because I know the adults read my blog and I don't want to ruin their surprises!

Total cost for all of our gifts: $34
(An average of $3.40 per person!)
Total we'll be giving to help others: $66

As you know, we don't have a lot of wiggle room in the ol' budget, so I'm pumped to be able to make a difference in somebody's life solely by bargain shopping! What a great challenge. Definitely one I'm already looking forward to doing again!

This Little Piggy

This is definitely my favorite phase yet. (I'm pretty sure I say that about every phase.) The talking, interacting, responding ... cuteness! ... is just a blast. We've been playing "This Little Piggy" and the girls think it's absolutely hilarious. Leila has learned "oosh" (shoes), and brings shoes to us to put on her feet ... usually more shoes than feet. Hadley has a new love for music, and when she's playing with our musical toys or listening to music, she enters The Zone, which is pretty entertaining.

Speaking of piggies, here's a new development: pigtails! (Leila/Hadley) Smiling for the camera is *not* something I get to enjoy in this phase. :) Also, you'll see Hadley's battle scar from the coffee table last week. *Sigh* Look at my TODDLERS!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Deck the Haul: The Strategy

Before I unveil the amount that we're giving to charity this year, I wanted to let you in on the gift shopping strategies which are allowing us to spend less and give more this year.
  • Sites like Groupon and Eversave have daily deals that cost about 50% of their retail price. Plus, most of the time, you get a credit for signing up, which can be used toward any deal. ---> I purchased a gift certificate to an online toy store for 80% off!
  • There's a new fad in internet shopping -- "private sale" sites which are "members only" and offer "designer" items at a discount for a few days. (Do you like my use of quotations?) In my opinion, these sites are kind of worthless EXCEPT that they've all been giving free money to use in their store when you sign up! If you use the credit to pay shipping as well, you can get totally free items. I honestly don't know if they're still giving money when you sign up, but here are the sites I think might if you want to try: Hautelook, Modnique, Rue La La.
    ---> I scored this floor puzzle (isn't the case cute?) for totally free ... and have spent several other of these promotional credits on our family.
  • I stay up-to-date with bargain blogs like Springs Bargains and Money Saving Mom for coupons at stores that have gifts that I want to purchase.
    ---> J.C. Penney released an online code for $10 off a $10 purchase. (My savings: 80%)
    ---> Target releases several game/toy coupons each Christmas, which I combined with in-store sales. (My savings: 80%)
    ---> BarnesandNoble.com had a great Black Friday weekend sale. (My savings: 70%)
  • I use a search engine called Swagbucks, which gives points as you search and releases codes for points randomly. You can redeem those points for prizes. I always get the $5 Amazon gift card.
    --> I've only earned one prize this holiday season, but the gift I purchased on Amazon was already on sale, so my savings on that gift was 85%.
  • Lastly, for every online purchase I make, I check Ebates to see if I can earn cash back at that retailer. The concept is that retailers pay Ebates a commission for sending them customers, and Ebates splits the money 50/50 with the customer. It's really easy, too. The most I've earned is $11 on a purchase, but most of the time I earn a dollar or two. Every penny counts!
Are you overloaded with information yet? I guess one thing that I want to add is that this doesn't take as much time as it looks. I'm not making a full-time job out of buying Christmas gifts. I have a list of items I want to purchase, check my email and read bargain blog updates a few times a day, and if something looks good, I'll check it out and do a little bit of shopping in the evening.

Stay tuned ... I'll give you the grand total as soon as I can.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

18 Months

My sweet babies are 18 months old today! Which means I shouldn't call them babies anymore. But I'm going to anyway.

Here's the latest news: Hadley started walking! She took her first steps on Thanksgiving day. Unlike Leila, Hadley waited until she was absolutely sure, then casually walked over to Grandma like it was nothing special. She still prefers to crawl, but she isn't fooling anybody anymore.

Leila, always breaking new ground, has learned to climb. She hasn't made it to the couch yet, but she climbs on the ottoman, and had fun climbing on a bench instead of the play equipment at a play date the other day.

I'm seeing changes in them as they move toward being toddlers. They like "thinking" toys instead of things with lots of movement and colors now. They can repeat sounds and they add new words to their vocabulary every day. Oh, and they express displeasure when things don't go their way. Time to pull out the books on discipline!

Here are a couple of unedited "outtakes" from our Christmas photo shoot with my sister. While you look at those, I'm going to go pat myself on the back for keeping them alive for over 540 days. :)

(Hadley top/Leila bottom)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Deck the Haul: My Christmas Challenge

Last Christmas, I read on my friend Anna's blog that Americans spend more on Christmas than it would take to provide clean, sustainable drinking water for the entire world.

Take a minute to let that sink in.

While we're not fully involved in Advent Conspiracy like many people, Tony and I agree: we are going to spend less and give more this year. And every year. However, we also want to celebrate with our families and friends by giving gifts. So here's what I came up with:

  1. We will set a firm Christmas budget, based on what we normally spend for gifts.
  2. We will give to our loved ones without skimping on quality, but I will do my best to get those items by spending very little money out of pocket.
  3. Whatever is left from our Christmas budget after gifts, will be given to a charity such as Samaritan's Purse.
So, you know I love to coupon, but I just raised the stakes for myself. And let me tell you, I am succeeding more than I thought was possible with this challenge.

I have a few more gifts to buy, so I'll wait until my shopping is done to tell you the results. I promise I'll write a detailed post in the next couple of weeks. But I want to encourage you to think about where your money is going this Christmas. Straight into retailers' pockets, spent on gifts that aren't necessary and won't be used? Or celebrating the real reason for the season, by giving to others who have needs that we can't even imagine?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tony's Turkey Trot

On Thanksgiving Day, Tony ran in his first 5k! There's a big tradition (I think it's nationwide) called the Turkey Trot, held on Thanksgiving morning every year. In ours, there were at least a thousand people who ran.

Of course, I had to show support for Daddy from Hadley and Leila! I made "Team Daddy" shirts that they wore, although we had to take the picture before we left the house since we bundled them up.

The temperature was a cozy 15 degrees when we arrived at the start, which was one of several reasons that I didn't envy him a bit. My sister, my brother-in-law, and my nephew also competed, so several members our our family came to support them. My mom even made signs for us to hold!

Can I be honest, and tell you that I was near tears twice during the race? First, they played "Chariots of Fire" when the race started. That was all it took for me to act like a blubbering fool. Then, when I saw Tony coming toward the finish, I was so proud that the misty eyes started up again. He beat his personal best, of course. Ah, I love that guy and the things he accomplishes. Not to mention my other family members and their incredible finishes as well!


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Like Father, Like Daughter

Even though the twins are "identical", Hadley has always reminded me more of Tony, and Leila has always reminded me more of a couple of my nieces. Proof: a picture of Tony that I stumbled across today. I think I've seen that smile before...

Friday, November 19, 2010

Viral Videos

The girls and I have been sick with colds this week. Nothing life-threatening, but I don't like it when the sickness hits mommy, of course! We're hoping that it stays away from Tony -- he's running his first 5K on Thanksgiving morning! Go, Tony, go! You'll definitely see pictures from that; we're so proud!

Anyway, for our sick day, I thought I'd share a couple of videos from the last few weeks. (Get it? Viral videos, and we're sick?)






Saturday, November 13, 2010

Post a Caption VII

It's been four months since I posted one of these!
Go ahead ... give it your best shot. :)
(Hadley / Leila)


Friday, November 12, 2010

On Having Identicals

(Hadley/Leila)

"We spent the last 17 months talking about how similar they are for fraternals, and now we've switched to talking about how different they are for identicals!"

Those are the words I've been thinking and saying for the last 6 days. Tony and I are still letting it sink in. We're thinking about things like,
will people be able to tell them apart when they're adults? Will we have to tell their teachers what color each girl is wearing every morning when we take them to school? Should we try to get them into commercials or movies?

Just kidding on that last one. :)

Tony mentioned that, if somebody had told us before we got pregnant that we had a 1 in 10,000 chance of having identical twins who didn't share anything in the womb, we would have assumed that it would never happen! We're living proof that sometimes, you hit the jackpot.

Speaking of being "lucky", we're thanking God for His hand in our pregnancy. In a high percentage of identical twin pregnancies, the twins share a placenta or a sac, or both. This usually leads to one twin taking more nutrition than the other, causing extremely premature delivery, and sometimes even death. Considering that I had a risky pregnancy and premature delivery anyway, I'm so thankful that our girls were able to grow healthily and independently inside me for as long as they did.

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Results: Identical or Fraternal?

I cannot tell you how pumped I was this morning when the DNA results arrived! I refused to open them until I got Tony on the phone, and of course he couldn't call me back for about half an hour ... that was painful for me. :)

So, according to you, my faithful blog readers, 51.3% think that the girls are identical, and 48.7% think that they are fraternal. It was a close race the whole time! Our house was split, too -- Tony thought that they were fraternal, while I thought that they were identical.

The test has revealed that they are ....

IDENTICAL!

Crazy, huh? Statistically speaking, monozygotic twins who didn't share either a placenta or a sac make up 0.01% of the world's population. That's how unique my girls are.

A few other things: identical twinning is not proven to be genetic. It's random, nobody knows what causes it, and it's occurrence is not affected by fertility drugs. Having identicals also means that our chances of having another set of twins is extremely unlikely. If they were fraternal, our chances would be 1 in 12 (or slightly higher, depending on who you ask). Now that we know they're identical, our chances are 1 in 70,000. I don't know if that makes me happy or sad. :)

Also, "identical" twins is kind of a misnomer, as they don't share 100% of the same DNA. Scientists have discovered "variations", both genetic and environmental, which explains why "identical" twins don't always look exactly alike. The scientific world uses the word "monozygotic" instead of "identical" now.

I was going to post a couple of videos for you, but it's a busy day and I'm too excited to wait for them to upload. I promise I'll share again soon. So, what was your vote? Are you surprised?

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Blog Changes

I just changed some "behind the scenes" stuff on the blog, so please let me know if you notice any difference so that I can fix it. Thanks!

P.S. We went out to breakfast at a sit-down restaurant with the same college friend last week ... SUCCESSFULLY! I think we redeemed ourselves. :)

P.P.S. We haven't heard the results of the DNA test yet, but I'm hoping it will be in the next few days.

P.P.P.S. Did you think I would leave you without pictures? Here are some from our first attempt at coloring recently. (Hadley/Leila)



Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Favorite "Things"

Happy Halloween from Thing 1 and Thing 2! (Hadley/Leila)

If you're wondering why our costumes look like this:It's because, for inexplicable reasons, there was a lot of this tonight:
At which point I allowed this (eating fudge):
... which made us very happy!... so we ended up with flat hair and stained costumes. Totally worth it. :)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Poll: Identical or Fraternal? (We're Finding Out!)

The envelope has been mailed -- we're testing Hadley and Leila to see if they're identical or fraternal!

Here's the scientific information: when I was pregnant with the girls, they didn't share a sac or a placenta. If either of those are shared, twins are automatically known to be identical (same egg, same sperm). Since they didn't share either of them, we were told that the chances were good that they were fraternal (two eggs, two sperm). However, in a small percentage of identical twins, the egg splits early enough that they don't share anything, either.

At first, we didn't care to get the girls tested. They looked alike, but we figured that babies from the same family tend to look alike anyway, and that they would look less similar as they got older. As the months went by, it still seemed like Tony and I were the only ones who could actually tell them apart! We started to get suspicious ... but twin zygosity tests are quite expensive.

Then, two things happened: I found a company who does testing for about half of what I expected to pay. A few weeks later, I won money on a Visa debit card for playing a silly game on playdoh.com! I told Tony that I wanted to use the money on a "non-necessity" item, since we normally have a pretty tight budget. He suggested getting the girls' zygosity tested. (A zygote is an egg ... thus the term "zygosity".)

So, what do you think? Are the girls identical or fraternal? We should know the results in a week or two, so I'll let you know what we find out!


Monday, October 25, 2010

Walking and Talking

Okay, so other than not being able to go out in public, this is such a fun phase! The girls' learning has just taken off suddenly, and I'm just hanging on for the ride. :) Hadley learned how to use the scooter yesterday, and she's already as good at it as Leila, so it's only a matter of time before she walks!



Also, Leila is counting to SIX! I'm serious -- she learned it without us asking her to, she does it without prompting (except when I wanted to get it on video), and all the numbers are there, although they aren't perfectly enunciated, obviously. You can only ask a 16-month-old to do so much. :) (Side note: that's Lavender, the purple bunny. Leila only sucks her thumb when she has Lavender, and we try to keep it in the crib, but you see how well that works.)

**If you can't get this video to play, click on the upper left-hand logo and watch it directly on the website. Not sure why it's not playing.**


Thursday, October 21, 2010

I Can't Take You Anywhere!

(This is long, and mostly therapeutic, but you're welcome to read along with me on my journey of self-discovery!)

I hate it when other people see me struggle.

A few weeks ago, we went back to Kansas for our college homecoming. I wanted to get together with my college roommates, so we decided to meet for dinner. We chose a sit-down Mexican restaurant ... and I'll admit, I chose the location, because our track record had been pretty good lately, and the girls had been happy all day. I took the twins with me, and Tony went out separately with a friend of his. At the restaurant, we were given a corner booth and two highchairs. I should have asked to move immediately, because the high chairs wouldn't really fit near the table. The twins were happy in the beginning, and I had plenty of snacks, but it was a late supper for them, and as we sat, they started to reach their limit. When we ordered, I asked for a cup of tomatoes to tide them over until our food arrived, but maybe my voice was lost in the screeching, because the tomatoes never came.


I asked for booster chairs, thinking that it would make the corner booth situation a little easier, but booster chairs don't have seat belts, so the girls (very vocally) thought they should probably be released from their cruel imprisonment and be allowed to play. I pulled out every snack, toy, and distraction from the diaper bag, while peering over the pile of discarded distractions on the table to try to see my friends, who were mostly staring at us and trying to decide whether to smile encouragingly or swear off having children.

Meanwhile, Tony and his friend came to the restaurant. Tony planned to pick up the girls and take them home while I finished catching up with my friends. However, the food hadn't arrived, so they joined us and chatted while we waited.

As time ticked on, and our food was apparently being imported directly from Mexico, the noise and activity level from the girls was gaining momentum. Not only were they separately hungry and tired of sitting still, they were also more than happy to contribute to each others' protests. We were definitely starting to get glances from other tables, although I want to believe that they were forgiving. Tony and I were trying to smile and speak kindly, because kids feed off of others' emotions, which will only make it worse. (Believe me, though, I was stressed, and I'm sure my roommates know me well enough to have seen through my facade.)

Suddenly, Tony's friend had had enough. "Come on, Tony, let's take the twins outside." I decided I could use some fresh air, too, so Tony and I took the girls out to use their energy until the food came. Really, I wanted to cry. I wanted to say to my childless friends, it's not this bad all the time. In fact, it's not EVER this bad. We're not bad parents who can't control their children, I promise. And until you've experienced it, please don't make judgments.

I'd like to tell you that things got better, but they didn't. By the time the food arrived, the girls were too wound up to eat. Tony ended up leaving with them pretty quickly.

Later, as I was replaying the debacle with Tony, I asked him if we should stop having children. I mean, we obviously can't even control the two that we have, so why in the world should we have more? His response: "No, but we may have to stop eating at restaurants without a play place for a few years."

It's as simple as that. We'll make adjustments to fit this crazy life that we've been given. Looking at the situation from that perspective, I'm embarrassed that I was selfish enough to even ask the question. I'm also embarrassed that I let one stressful situation cloud my perspective on life. I love that guy. (And I still love my kids.)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Autumn Nutshell

It's been a while since I've posted ... we've been quite busy! In addition to traveling last weekend, I had my wisdom teeth removed on Wednesday. Turns out my body doesn't react well to anesthesia or vicodin, so it's been a rough recovery. But, I'm feeling better ... and here's a quick picture summary of our last two or three weeks (when did I post last?). I have videos (and a BIG milestone) to share with you, but that will have to wait. Enjoy!
  • Hadley and Leila learned how to text message. :)
  • They also had their first harp "lesson", thanks to the daughter of our next door neighbor.
  • We went to Sterling College for Homecoming, and saw lots of family and friends!
  • We wore our winter coats for the first time. (Look at Leila's cheesy smile!)
  • Leila learned how to make a kissy-face.
  • Hadley has become a "hillbilly" -- her top front teeth haven't come in, but a top side one has. :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Bold and The Boo-tiful

Leila has learned a new word, just in time for Halloween!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Frugal Fall Furlough

Happy Fall! We've been enjoying the cooler weather and watching the leaves change. Last weekend, we decided to take advantage of a few frugal opportunities to enjoy fall close to home!

On Friday, Tony took the day off, and the whole family went to Miller Farms, a pick-your-own produce place, north of Denver. We met my friend Rebecca, who wanted to do some picking, too. We paid $10 each to pick 60 lbs of produce each -- I don't even need to tell you what a deal that is, right? I was a little worried about trying to pick 180 lbs of produce while watching the girls (who would be missing their nap), but everything worked out fantastically! It helped that there were three adults to watch the two kids. We picked corn, tomatoes, cantaloupe, watermelon, all kinds of squash, pumpkins, peppers, onions, beets, carrots, and potatoes. Now I have to store it before it goes bad!

Getting ready for the hayride!

Hadley and Leila "helping" pick potatoes
Rebecca and I at the end. See, we survived!
We stayed a couple of nights with Rebecca and Wes, who generously opened their home to us, and have plenty of room for our family. Plus, Rebecca is a fantastic cook! On Saturday, we headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was one of their "fee free days", so we got free admission. Wow, the fall colors were amazing! We had a picnic lunch, hiked around a lake, and drove through a couple of scenic areas that we hadn't seen before.

Where's Tony, Hadley, and Leila?
Of course, all great things have to come to an end, right? The twins refuse to take naps in the car. They napped for 45 minutes (they usually nap for 3 - 4 hours at home). Our drive back to Denver was a mess of whining and tears ... from both the toddlers and the mommy. :) We had to cancel our dinner plans, but eating-in turned out to be great, too. (P.S. Any suggestions on car seat naps are welcome!) As an added bonus, Rebecca gets free movie tickets from her job, so the boys went out one night, and the girls went out the next night!

On Sunday, we relaxed during the morning, letting the girls get a good morning nap. Then, on our way out of town, we stopped at the Denver Botanic Gardens ... which, of course, was having a free admission day! We would have stayed for a couple of hours, I think, but one of our stroller tires went flat and started to come off, so we left after only about an hour.

Doesn't Leila look ornery in this picture?

Overall, a wonderful weekend, spent seeing wonderful places with my wonderful family, and spending time with wonderful friends. You can't beat that.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

This Stinks.

A glimpse into our last 12 hours...

10:00 pm -- I let Roxie outside for one last potty
10:01 pm -- Roxie promptly gets sprayed by a skunk
10:03 pm -- Tony and I race around the house, closing windows (too late) and searching for the "Miracle Skunk Odor Remover" that we've used once before
10:05 pm -- I drench Roxie in said "Miracle Skunk Odor Remover" and kennel her for the night
10:55 pm -- I finally fall asleep, with a sheet over my face because our house smells terrible

5:00 am -- Tony gets up, confirms that the "Miracle Skunk Odor Remover" has not worked, opens all the windows, and heads to work
7:30 am -- The girls and I get up; I put Roxie in the backyard, where she barks at the door until I'm ready to give her a bath
8:00 am -- Roxie's peroxide/baking soda/dish soap bath is ready; I leave the girls eating breakfast in their high chairs while I hurry Roxie to the tub
8:05 am -- Girls scream in their high chairs until I'm done with Roxie's bath. They seem to get humor out of screaming at each other, so it partially works
8:20 am -- I drain the bath water; Roxie throws up
8:21 am -- Roxie goes back outside, where she barks at the door because she's cold and wet
8:22 am -- Rescue girls from their high chairs
8:23 am -- Clean up Roxie's vomit while the twins try to climb into the bathtub to touch it
8:30 am -- Put the girls in their cribs while I grab a quick shower to wash the skunk off myself
8:45 am -- Change stinky diapers (my nose can't handle much more!)
8:50 am -- Feel sorry for Roxie and let her in ... quickly regret it
9:30 am -- Ahhhh .... first nap. Time to wash skunk-infused clothing.

If it weren't for these little stinkers (pun intended), sometimes I'd wonder why I'm doing it ...(Leila top/ Hadley bottom)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Leidybug's Scooter

She's *this* close to walking!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tiny Football Fanatics

We're celebrating the start of football season!
Go Chiefs!

(Hadley ... Leila ... Hadley/Leila ... Hadley/Leila)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fort VanHorn

When I can't see them, but I can hear them, I know where to look: Fort VanHorn!

The girls have discovered a hiding place in the kitchen, under the bar, behind the recycling bin and next to the cabinet. Their favorite part is the side of the cabinet -- because it can't be seen, it doesn't have a wood finish, just a metal wall. It's so fun to bang on! They also like to peek at each other through the gap between the recycling bin and the cabinet. Enjoy the video!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Sucker Born Every Minute

Last week, the ladybugs (a nickname given by Daddy) had a fun first: their first suckers! Our neighbor got great humor out of sharing his Tootsie Pops with the girls ... because he didn't have to clean them up!

(Hadley / Leila)

As you can imagine, they LOVED the suckers. They carried them around until the suckers were covered in dirt and the girls were covered in red stickiness. At that point, I threw the suckers away.

Or did I?

Yesterday, the girls were being unusually quiet while playing together. When I went to check on them ... yep, those suckers had been dug out of the trash can and were being enjoyed again -- dirt, dog hair, and all! I guess I'm the sucker in this story! :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Piano Lessons

(I can't believe nine days have passed since I posted ... time just keeps going faster and faster! The girls are back to 100% after being sick, and I'm back to enjoying my happy babies. Great!)

We spent last weekend at my parents. Tony climbed his second
fourteener with my dad, my cousin and her boyfriend, and a group from Dad's church. (His pictures are on his Facebook page if you're friends with him.) I stayed home with Mom, of course! One of my favorite parts of the weekend was seeing Leila learn to pull herself up to the piano so that she could play the keys. Hadley couldn't pull up, but we stood her there, and she enjoyed it just as much! (Leila purple, Hadley brown)

In other news, Leila has her THIRD tooth! Apparently, they're extremely late teethers, but we've been assured all of their teeth are there. :) She's also cruising around furniture, and getting brave enough to let go and stand on her own for a few seconds. Hadley continues to impress us with her speed in crawling and her repertoire of sound effects. They've added "hi" to their vocabulary, and love to greet us with a huge "HI!" in the morning and after naps. What a joy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Welcome, Springs Bargains Readers!

I didn't know when this would be coming, but I'm honored to have a guest post on Springs Bargains today! Tony, Hadley, Leila, and I welcome all of you who have never visited me before!

Won't you come in and stay for a while? I have links to the right, telling our story from the beginning. And be sure to leave a comment -- I'd love to hear from you!


Sunday, August 15, 2010

Waking Up Is Hard To Do

Well, the girls are sick. I'm thinking colds, but it's been going on for over a week now, so maybe allergies? Regardless, I'm sick of them being sick. Anybody who thinks having twins would be hard should definitely think that right now! I'm trying to pull together my little shreds of sanity to make it ... and of course they make me happy with the littlest things. Like these photos of my little ladies' bedhead! (Hadley top / Leila bottom)