I love Mothers Day. It means I don't have to do any dishes and I get to sleep in. I seriously hate doing dishes. I mean hate.
This year, my parents and my Grandma came over for dinner. The children, knowing it was Mothers Day, were perfect angels. There was no fighting, no tantrums, no tears. HA! Actually, it was quite the opposite. In fact, the twins were such disasters that we put them to bed at 6:15. (Their bedtime is usually 6:30- we're not that mean) Here a few pics from my phone that I snapped throughout the day. They're kinda grainy but it's better than nothing :)
Poor Pop Pop. He left with a few battle scars. I need to cut the childrens finger nails more often. Anyway... I made sure to get a photo with me, my mom, my grand mom and the kiddos. 4 generations!
And one with my and my babies.
And just for kicks here are some from last year!
Goodness, they grow fast.
After so many nice days and being able to take the kids out to burn off some energy I wasn't about to let a little rain stop us from going out.
I know I haven't blogged in awhile but I've had a good reason... We moved! Holy guacamole what a process! But it's over, we survived living apart Monday thru Friday, we sold quickly, and now were here, together.
Matt got an awesome new job that took us out of the city. I'm so sad to leave Philly but I knew the burbs were in our future anyway. The kids needed a yard and boy, did we get an awesome one!! The gardens are amazing! I can't wait for everything to bloom.
The Jos started a new school and loved it. We were so lucky they had an opening for the rest of this year!
I've already done some DIY home improvement projects :) I'm in my glory here. The entire house is cream. Cream walls, cream moldings, cream rugs. A clean slate! Yay! We've been here a week and I've been to Lowes 4 times. So, so fun! Here's a quick before and after of the fireplace:
Gold and U-G-L-Y. So I used a bit of high heat black spray paint and presto! Beautiful!
You-know-who insisted on being in the pics. This was such an easy, cheap change that I was able to do during naptime. Love. It. Up next is painting the fireplace and moldings white. See ya, cream.
Can't wait to do more and share more!
I'm still getting used to the sounds of silence and the chirping of birds. I'm used to sirens at all hours of the night! But this isnt a bad view out the back window, huh?
When I'm running around (chasing three toddlers) I look back and think: why did I think 2 crying babies was hard? THIS is hard! That was a piece of cake!
Ok. Maybe not. But at least I got to sit down.
How did that happen? Just yesterday they were babies. I must have blinked because now they are running, talking, playing tricks, and loving life.
(Who needs a laugh? This one is my favorite)
When they were one I have them each a cake and let them go to town.
Jack liked eating the cake.
But didn't like the hat.
Danny like the cake, too.
But loved sitting in it more.
This year I took them outside. We got lucky with one day that felt like spring. Sadly, as I type this, I'm watching the snow fall outside. I'm so ready for spring. Sigh. Anyway, here are my little two year old boys.
Trying to get Jack to sit and pose is impossible. But I do love how these turned out.
Danny was much more cooperative.
Do these two melt your heart or what? I got a few of my little lady, too.
Happy birthday to my little men!
2 years ago today I was in the hospital waiting for the twins to (finally!) arrive. I was a day shy of 37 weeks but it felt like I had been pregnant forever. I went into preterm labor at 30 weeks but they managed to stop it. After 4 weeks of bed rest and 3 more weeks of extreme uncomfortableness (word?) they were ready to come out. So my labor started again. And then stopped. I was 7 cm and it stipped. True story. I'm probably the only twin mama in history to be induced. We didnt know what we were having and we were so excited for them to finally arrive.
So, for your viewing pleasure, here I am at 37 weeks.