Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Wow!! I CANNOT believe Emily and Allie turned 6-months-old yesterday!! That is just crazy to me. It honestly feels like it was just yesterday when I was sitting on my couch on bedrest waiting for these little luvies to get here. And now they are halfway to a year??? No way! I have really started to grasp and embrace this whole SAHM thing. It took a bit of getting used to, but I am loving it now! I have taken on what I call a "part-time part-time" job. I am mentoring new teachers for the AISD. It is only a few hours a week, so it's not even enough to be called part-time, but it's a nice little break for me and I get to still be in the classroom, which I LOVE.

Soooo...the sisters had their 6-month well check yesterday and everything is perfect, but I knew that :) They are very average sized baby girls, which is great because a lot of times, twins are small for their age. Here are their 6-month stats:

weight: 15 lbs. 11 oz. (50th percentile)
height: 26 1/4 in. (50th percentile)
head: 17 1/2 in. (75th percentile)...big noggin :)

weight: 14 lbs. 15 oz. (30th percentile)
height: 25 1/2 in. (40th percentile)
head: 17 in. (50th percentile)

Here are some pictures of us at the Dr. yesterday, which was an adventure. I had to RUNNNNN through the parking lot in the POURING rain carrying two carriers by myself. We were all soaked :)

You can't tell, but they are all wet here, after dashing through the pouring rain. Those carseat cover things didn't do nothin!

Happy to be naked and dry :) Allie on left...Emily on right.


Waiting for Dr. Hull

That's one unhappy camper :(

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Some catching up to do has been way too long since I've blogged! I think 3 weeks to be exact...and that is unacceptable! I'm gonna do my best to be better at this :)

We've been staying pretty busy around here. The girls are growing up so fast...they are already almost 6-months-old! And Landon is a big 3-year-old now :) I love watching my kiddos go through all of these fun stages, but I just wish it would slow down a little. I swear it seems like it was just the other day when I was taking down all of the Christmas decorations, and now it's already time to put them all out again! We aren't having anymore kiddos (Chris thinks otherwise, but I guess he's been smoking crack or something cause he's got another thing coming), so I'm trying to take in all of this sweet baby stuff while they are still little chubby joy bundles.

I'm really enjoying being a SAHM. It's definitely a very hard job, but we've got a little routine down now that's working great. I've taken on a part-time job as a mentor for new teachers with the AISD. The school district called me out of the blue one night wondering if I would be interested in mentoring. We had been thinking about getting a part-time babysitter anyways so I could get things done like grocery shopping, errands, etc. I'm sure you can imagine what it's like trying to do ANYTHING with two infants. IMPOSSIBLE! Sooo...we hired Amy (who is amazing) to come over twice a week while I meet with new teachers and run errands. It's a nice break, as well.

Landon still goes to preschool from 9-4 everyday. He LOVES school and learns sooooo much while he's there. I've tried keeping him home with me a few times just to see what it would be like with all three kids, but by the time 10 am rolls around and the girls are demanding so much of my attention...he is asking to go to school :) I've been asked by a few people, "Why does your son go to school if you stay home everyday?" My answer to them is, "Have you raised twin babies and a toddler? And do you know how important it is to me for my children to be exposed to education at an early age?" Landon thrives on attention and being entertained. There is no way I could give him the attention he receives at school when I'm constantly feeding, rocking, strolling, bathing, changing, etc. not one, but two infants. Plus...whether I had my girls or not, I think by age 3, all children should be in some type of school environment. Being a teacher, I know how beneficial it is to their future success in education. Anyhow...I am thrilled about how much he loves school and how much he learns everyday :)

Enjoy some pics of my perfect children.

These first 7 pictures are from a few weeks ago. Chris and I took Landon to Incredible Pizza for a day of games, rides, candy, food, all kinds of junk :) He had a blast! It's like a huge Chuck E. Cheese, but wayyyyy better and lacking Chuck E. who Landon is terrified of.

This was THE SLOWEST car track thing ever. Landon was less than thrilled about the turtle-paced red car.

Although he LOVED the miniature bowling!

The camera did something weird to his eyes in this looks weird to me.

Landon and daddy played several arcade games.

And they played a round of miniature golf, too! It was lots of fun!

A few random pics of the girls. Emily is on the left in every picture, and she's the twin in the single pic, as well. Girls are becoming quite the chubbers.

My mom (Nana) and I took Landon to his very first movie today!!! It was quite the experience :) We chose to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs...mistake. I should've known it would be over his head considering it's in our 3rd grade reading book. I was less than impressed with the movie (or the small portion that I saw). I have read that story like 678 times since I taught it every year for 7 years, but the movie is NOTHING like the book...and when I say nothing, I mean ABSOLUTELY nothing. They should have called the movie something else. Anyway...Landon had me laughing the whole time. He kept shouting out, "It's dark!", "Where's the meatballs?" and "Where's my movie?" And I mean SHOUTING...over and over again. I was like, "This is your movie." He didn't get it...I guess he was expecting Dora, Diego, or Wonder Pets. Then he wanted to have a long discussion about the turkeys he saw at the ranch with Nana that day. He didn't get that there is NO TALKING in a movie theater. His body kept getting folded up into the chair, too. He would shout (in his very hick accent),"Momma...this chair is like the Rangers!" because they folded up like the ones at the stadium. Mom and I got a kick out of him the whole time :) He lasted about 45 minutes and then we went to the arcade for a minute. It was a fun first experience :) Check out his cheesy grin he keeps doing for the camera...