Sunday, August 24, 2008

Live-In Nanny/Housekeeper Wanted!!!

It's official, my sister is engaged! We are so happy for them. I'm especially glad she found her future husband up here in Idaho while helping my family, then I don't feel so guilty. At least she got something out of it, right? I'm also glad that she'll still be living close, at least for a little while. I can't tell you how much I appreciate her and all she has done for me. She moved in with us when I was 5 months pregnant. She has done laundry, cleaned bathrooms, wiped bums, changed diapers, bought groceries, shuttled kids to school and dance, made dinners, fed babies, scrubbed floors, changed sheets, wiped noses, and on and on and on. She also stayed with me during the 10 long days in the hospital when the babies had RSV. She was there almost every day and a few nights too. She made the time there bearable and even humorous sometimes. Without her there I would have gone crazy. She also was one of my three breast-feeding assistants. :) Nursing twins can be tricky and it took 2 of us to get them fed and burped every feeding. She made middle of the night feedings fun. We would get laughing so hard (everything is funny at 3 AM)! We talked about all of our LOST theories and about our inventions that were going to make us rich. (baby armor) Looking back, how did she even have time to date? The other interesting tidbit is that she has done all this while living in our unfinished basement. A little Cinderellaesque don't you think? Hmmm. Does that make me the evil stepmother? Anyway, thank you Brooke for helping us so much. I don't know what we would have done without you. You're the best and we love you so much. We love Reese too, and know that you will be so happy together!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First Day of Kindergarten

Yep! Today was August's first day of kindergarten. She did great! She did have to give me a few extra hugs as I dropped her off (which I needed by the way). I actually held it tears from either of us. (Probably because I cried them all out last night! LOL) As she was eating breakfast I overheard her talking to herself and giving herself a little pep talk. She said, "Okay, I'm going to remember that I believe in Jesus and I'm going to listen to everything my teacher, Mrs. Austin, tells me." Isn't that the cutest?!
The babies are already 7 months old. They are so funny. It's fun to see their different personalities coming out. The both have 2 teeth, they sit up, and can somehow maneuver themselves around to their toys: they pivet, scoot, whatever it takes.