2.25.17 – These Days

25 Feb

Sometimes it feels like all we are doing is feeding babies and changing diapers these days.

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But there are lots of snuggles to go around.

And there is plenty of fun too.

Saturday morning dance parties in the kitchen.

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Tea time and bath time.

And of course coordinating outfits.

We get through colds and visits to the doctor.

Have lunch dates with friends.

Get all dressed up for church.

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And have Mama + Mini dates to see Daniel Tiger with our best girlfriends.

And Laney and I work hard at capturing smiles on camera – plus all of the other moments I don’t want to forget!

We are starting to settle into life as a family of five – there have been a few tears and lots of tired eyes…but mostly lots of smiles and snuggles…and a whole bunch of joy and love!

Happy weekend, y’all! We’re just chillin.

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2.19.17 – Two Months Old

19 Feb

Our sweet boys are two months old already! Time is flying so quickly – the days go by in a hurry but life can seem like one long day at the same time. These boys love their sister, and she loves them so much right back. They still don’t love their pacifiers, but are getting a bit better about taking them. We still get lots of, “How dare you!” and disgusted faces when we try and put them in. They both love their swings but aren’t biggest fans of bouncy chairs. They slept in their room for the first time (in their rock-n-plays), and it went well. They are spitting up less and have worked through their constipation issues. YAY! They are starting to “talk” to us more and more, and are smiling all of the time now. They are just the sweetest, and we love them so!

Dear Greyson,

You are our little butterball. We love your chunky cheeks and round belly. You smile with your whole face, and we just can’t help but smile right back. You give us glimpses of your laughs during your active sleep, and I can’t wait to hear it for the first time. Your piggy snort breathing and loud toots/burps make us chuckle. When you are active, you just seem so excited – pumping your legs and arms and breathing so quickly. Your “talking” is almost like shouting and gets louder when you are warning us that you are getting hungry or tired. It’s obvious when you are hungry, because you shake your head while attacking your hands with your mouth. You are so strong! You have really great head control and can roll yourself right back over from your tummy if we don’t get you balanced. You arch your back like crazy when you have gas in your belly. And you are starting to give us 4-5 hour stretches of sleep at the beginning of the night, which makes us so happy! You are just the sweetest, and we love you so much!

XOXO,

Mama and Daddy

Dear Oliver,

You have the sweetest shy little smile and dimples that just melt my heart. You still show your “Mr. Serious” face often, but your smiles come so easily too. As soon as you see our faces or hear our voices, you give us the sweetest grin. You love to snuggle up on our chests, and you have a little “MAAA” cry when you are feeling like you need a snuggle. You have grown so much this month – you’re definitely working on catching up to your brother. All of that growing must make you sleepy, because we have a hard time getting you to wake up after feedings at times. You have a little shake in your hands when you’re excited or worked up, and you can give the best little pout lip face when you’re sad. I still catch you trying to suck your thumb once in awhile, but you haven’t got the hang of your hands yet. You still love grabbing onto our hands and shirts when we hold you, and you are always studying faces. We are so thankful you are ours, and we love you so!

XOXO,

Mama and Daddy

I also have to brag on our big girl a bit. She had a period of transition, which we, of course, expected. But she has grown up so much since her brothers arrived and has handled this huge change so well. She is such a big helper, and she is always loving on her brothers. She hates to hear them cry and gives them a million kisses a day. And they smile as soon as they see or hear her. We couldn’t be more proud of our sweet girl! She is the best big sister and daughter in all the land! Can’t believe she will be 4.5 soon!

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2.14.17 – Valentine’s Day

14 Feb

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Love,

Delaney, Greyson, and Oliver

How did I get so blessed to have the best valentines? 🙂

2.11.17 – Grandpa, Grandma, and Aunt Carol Visit

11 Feb

My grandparents and Aunt Carol made the trip to our house to meet the boys and visit us. I am so blessed to have such kind, generous, loving people in my life. I have so many wonderful memories spending time with these three people growing up. It doesn’t seem like that long ago I was making memories on my grandparents’ farm or Aunt Carol was cheering me on at so many of my sporting events, but it fills my heart with such joy to see them love on my kiddos. I was so thankful I had my camera handy to capture some of these moments, because I know I will cherish these photos forever.

The photo of Grandma reading to Laney is one of my favorites. There are several books in our library that I hear my Grandma’s voice in my head when I read them to Laney. She also gave Laney a recorded voice book before she was born, and Laney listens to it all of the time. I know she was excited to have a read with Grandma in person this time. I wish we could visit more often. Thank you for making the trip! Love you three so much!

2.8.17 – Snow Day!

8 Feb

When Laney got home from preschool one snowy Wednesday, she couldn’t wait to get out and play in the snow. I couldn’t get both of the boys to sleep, so I told her she’d have to go out solo. But I couldn’t help sneaking out for a couple minutes to capture some photos of her. The snowfall was too perfect! Love my happy little explorer!

2.4.17 – Life Update

4 Feb

We survived our first week of Daddy being back at work. Mostly due to this saint of a lady right here:

She’s the best Mama/Mimi on the planet, and there were a few tears shed at her departure today (all by me). We tried to convince her to move into our basement, but I guess she has a life she has to get back to. Thank you, Mimi!! WE LOVE YOU!

Having twins on the same schedule is great until you are the only adult available at feeding time. But I am feeling ready to tackle my first week solo next week, but thankful I still have a day and half before it’s here. 🙂

Until then, a few more snaps from last week:

Laney was an adorable pig in her Three Little Pigs play at school, and she has enjoyed snuggling, feeding, and burping her brothers – even though it only lasts a couple of minutes because they are “too heavy.”

Love this little trio of mine! Hope you all have a great weekend! Looking forward to attempting our first Super Bowl party as a family of five. We will be cheering against the Patriots, so go Falcons! 🙂

1.23.17 – Photo update

23 Jan

It’s hard to believe we are on the last week of Kyle’s paternity leave. I am so thankful for this time we have had together. Life is tiring and a little chaotic at times, but it is so full of joy that my heart can hardly take it. 🙂 I can’t believe how fast these boys are growing and changing, and I wish I had more time in the day to truly soak it all in.

Lately we’ve enjoyed a visit with Nana and Papa, a happy dentist visit for Laney, a stroller walk on a beautiful January day, and lots of snuggles and play time. Looking forward to our final week with Daddy home and some visits from family and friends! Happy Monday!