Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Not Me Monday

It is not me whose middle child thinks her daddy's name is "Babe". I wonder who calls him that . . .

It was not me who almost kept her friend from getting a new Mary Kay car (a Saturn Vue) because I had yet to pay for an order I placed (and received) in JANUARY!!!

I am supermom, of course, so it would not be me who has three laundry baskets piled to the ceiling with clean laundry waiting to be folded. Nope, not me. Because I would never do my blog until all of the housework was finished.

It was not me who got a cortisone shot in my knee today in hopes of preventing surgery in the future and I definitely did not forget to shave and lotion my legs this morning. It never occurred to me that the doctor would need to actually look at my knee in order to give the shot. I would never be that unprepared. It certainly did not have anything to do with the fact that I got up about 30 minutes late this morning and had to rush around like crazy to get to school on time.

It was not me (or Ken) who was up at 1:30 am, 2:24 am, 3:15 am, 4:45 am , 5:37 am & 6:45 am on Sunday morning. It was also not our children you heard crying at the above mentioned times because they were all asleep in their own beds like tiny angels.

Your turn - Why don't you give it a shot? Post your "Not Me Mondays" in the comments section - I promise that it will make you feel much better.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Rain & Pancakes

This yucky, nasty rain continues and we decided that we needed a break - something fun and different. We pondered a few ideas: Chuck-E-Cheese (Ken's idea believe it or not), Chick-fil-A with it's indoor playground, Pump It Up! (Karlee's choice), Waffle House & play songs on the jukebox (my idea) and "chickie" (Kendall's choice). We finally decided on IHOP, cookies to decorate and then Kohl's to shop for "spring shoes". We started at IHOP where we all had pancakes and all the girls used pink and purple syrup (boysenberry and strawberry - Ken used regular - BORING!!) Then we headed to Creative Cookies to decorate cookies. For around $2 you can get a really big, good-sized cookie with 2 colors of icing and sprinkles. Karlee and Kendall had fun decorating and "tasting" the icing and sprinkles. Then we brought the cookies home to eat later. Ken also went next door to a bakery called Bee's Knees and got some yummy cupcakes - red velvet and yellow with chocolate icing. By this time we were all too tired for Kohl's so we promised Karlee we would go another day when we had more time. It was a fun evening and got everybody out of the house for a while - although we still didn't get to run and play.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

A Missing Baby!??

The babies are getting older and much more mobile. In fact, mobile enough to get lost. Karlee and I left both babies on their play mat in the center of the bonus room and went out put Kendall down for her nap. When I came back in, Kamryn was happily playing on the mat, but Kourtney was missing. She wasn't lost for long - we found her when we looked on the OTHER side of the bonus room. She didn't know she was missing - she was giggling and cooing and having a great time exploring. I picked her up and put her back, and I kid you not, in about 10 seconds she was back on the other side of the room. I have decide that I need one of those old "playpens", you know the square ones, sort of like a pack-n-play but bigger for two babies to fit in with room to roll and play. So, if anyone has one or knows of one please let me know - I am very interested. My husband would appreciate if I did not "lose" our children anymore.

Prayers for Stellan
On another note, please be praying for sweet baby Stellan and his family. His mom is MckMomma of the "My Charming Kids" blog who does Not Me Monday. You can click the picture to link to the blog and get updates on his condition. I feel a sort of connection to them because he was sick the same time the twins were and was born about two weeks after them. He was born diagnosed with a heart condition and had little chance for survial but he was born healthy! But, now he is sick again and really needs your prayers.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

5 Months!!

I cannot believe that the twins are five months old!!! It seems like yesterday we just found out we were going to have them. They are really starting to have personalities. Kamryn is still a little bigger than Kourtney but the difference is getting harder to notice. Kourtney is the cool, calm, laid-back one - she rarely fusses, smiles a lot. Kamryn is more high-maintenance. She cries more - but just because she wants to be held and entertained. She has a big, giggly grin that she showers upon anyone who looks her way. They both love attention and will smile and giggle at all the little old ladies who stop to see them (and believe me, there are quite a few}. Kam used to be the thumb sucker but apparently she has gotten her sister hooked too although neither is a big time "sucker" (they don't really use their pacifiers much anymore either). They love their toes and try to put them in their mouths any chance they get. Tonight I caught Kamryn trying to eat Kourtney's toes!!. They love each other and sleep best squished up together in their cradle. We just got out the exersaucer a few days ago and they really enjoy playing in it. We have also just started cereal - oatmeal actually. Kam is a big time eater - she gobbles it up but Kourt is not too crazy about it. She pushes most of it out and gets pretty frustrated with the whole process. I will have to work with her a little more at times when she is calm and not so hungry. They are wonderfully healthy, happy babies with no signs or symptoms of TTTS. Truly miracles!!! Pictures will be coming soon.