Saturday, May 31, 2008

Stroller Fun

Yeah! We got our new stroller yesterday. Isn't it funny what excites a person! I am really excited about it. (hence the pictures of it in our kitchen, I couldn't wait for a test drive!) Today we took the girls to the park and the second we put the babies in the stroller they started screaming their heads off! We were close to loading everyone back up and heading home, luckily we got things under control and had a fun time. The babies fell asleep so that was nice.

Let me just tell you about this twin thing though. I feel like I'm a first-time mom. We had to pack half the house just to drive across town. Most of the time I look at the babies and think, "wow, how lucky am I- TWO cute, adorable, little babies"...the rest of the time I think, "what did I do to deserve this?" Just kidding, but the words overwhelming & intense have been coming up quite a bit these days!! :) It definitely has been an adjustment, but we wouldn't have it any other way.

August is learning to ride her bike without training wheels. I hope I can get the video on the's pretty funny. That's me laughing like a hyena in the background. It was funnier up close watching Brandon zig zag behind her so she wouldn't crash. Too Cute!

We hope everyone is doing well. We're on baby watch for Shelby & Lynette. We can't wait to hear guys...good luck on Monday, you're in our prayers. My guess is girl- 8 lbs. 8 oz. What does the winner get? Dinner at Maddox!? :)

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Preschool Graduation

Well, last week brought a dance recital, preschool graduation, and a great memorial day weekend. August's preschool graduation was fun. They sang 17 songs (all about 20 seconds long, thank goodness!) and received their "diplomas." It was pretty cute. Afterwards we had Pam & Leon over for a "pizza party." That's what August kept calling it. It really wasn't much of a party, but we did eat pizza. :) Brandon's sisters Penny and Rebecca came with the kids over the long weekend so we were able to visit with them. We had dinner at Brandon's parents' house on Sunday afternoon all together. The kids had fun playing and us grownups just passed the babies around all afternoon. On Monday we worked in the yard and got our flowers planted. I love doing stuff like that. During the week Brooke and I deep cleaned the girls' bedroom and moved furniture. Man, I love cleaning and organizing!! It was a good week. The babies are getting big...they smile and giggle a lot. They still don't sleep through the night-big sigh...but they are going for longer stretches. Not much going on this week. Brooke went to Utah with her boyfriend for a few days, so I'm flying solo. Yikes! Actually all of the girls (all four) have been on their best behavior...luckily. I've been looking forward to tonight all week...Lost season finale! Yahoo! :)

Thursday, May 22, 2008

4 Months

We've had a fun week. August had her dance recital last night. We took up a whole row in the auditorium. We had Pam, Leon, GG, Reese, Brooke, my Mom, and our whole brood (babies included.) August had so much fun and did great! The babies had their 4 month checkup and both weigh over 12 pounds! They are smiling and giggling all of the time. The weather has been wonderful lately so August and Addison have been playing outside all day. We have awesome neighbors with kids their same age and they all play great together. My mom came yesterday for the recital and is going home today. We've had fun shopping and watching home movies. Tomorrow is August's preschool graduation. I'm really going to have a hard time when she starts school in the fall. Ugh! I got emotional at the dance recital...partly because I was reliving my childhood and partly because I can't believe I have a 5 year old daughter. G-G is back in Idaho Falls for the summer and we are so excited to spend time with her. We are so excited for summer...swimming lessons, 4th of July, family reunions, and Bear Lake! Yeah! I still need to find my double stroller, the more I research the more confused I get about which one I want.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

3 Months (Avery happy, Aiden mad)

The babies have made it passed their 3 month mark. We celebrated by having a photo shoot at Papa and Nana's. They took some awesome pictures! (as usual!) All the girls did really well. Avery was a little sleepy and mad at the end but for the most part they were angels. The babies are getting blessed tomorrow. Penny, Jason and the boys are already here for the weekend and stopped by last night with Pam and Leon. All the boys got to hold the babies and play with the girls. August and Austin played especially well together. I think August made Austin dance with her. She is obsessed with Dancing with the Stars, so she probably made Austin pretend to be Derek. :) My fam gets here this afternoon so we're looking forward to a fun day tomorrow with the whole family!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Idaho...we still love you! (I guess)

I just wanted to let our friends and family in Las Vegas and Arizona know what they are missing. That's right...this is what we woke up to this morning! MAY 1st!! Aren't you jealous? I'm sure glad we waited for spring to bless the babies! LOL