Thursday, December 24, 2009

My Other Role

So this afternoon/evening (since I'm getting this posted late, it was actually the afternoon/evening of December 23), I got to play my other role: a wife!

Jeremy, Jenny, Dave (my sister and brother-in-law) and I went to a Dallas Stars hockey game for Dave's birthday. We sat 5 rows up from the glass (if you slow down the camera, you can actually see us on tv!). We had such a lovely time!

Before the game we had dinner at The Cheesecake Factory. I did gorge myself (as in I almost completely finished off my huge plate of Chicken Tortilla Wrap Ups) and nibbled on my Original Cheesecake with strawberries. Mmmmmm! It was sooo good!!

(I was able to eat such a large amount of food because I starved myself all morning. That makes it okay, right?)

Anyway, the game was amazing. I loved jumping a little each time they ran into the glass in front of us and cheering for all THREE points we scored! Makes me wish we lived closer so that it was more convenient to go to games. But I guess those times we get to go are just that much more special.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The Great Twin Mommy Meet-Up II

As I have mentioned before, I have been actively involved in a twin mom message board for a year and a half now. I have gotten to know many women who are going through the same experiences as me. I love them all and each one has a special place in my heart.

So on Wednesday, I actually got to meet (in person) one of my great friends!

Erika and her family drove 30 hours just to come see me!

Okay, maybe not just to see me. Maybe they came to visit family for the holidays...maybe.

Erika has twin boys, Jacob and Spencer, that are about three weeks younger than Jack and Ian. They all played so well while we visited. Well, we visited and corralled...those babies can move! And we had four!!

Unfortunately, we never got a picture of all four babies together. :( Guess we'll just have to meet-up again! Here is Jack and Spencer:

Erika's oldest son, Hayden, and Seth played so well together. You would have thought they had already met!

I really appreciate Erika and her wonderful family taking the time out of their vacation to see us. We had a blast and cannot wait to do it again!

This meet-up has been my encouragement to get back to writing emails to big talk/news shows. Surely someone wants to have lots of women with twins on their show! The trick is, finding out who... :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Festivities Begin!

We are all officially home for the holidays! With Parent's Day Out and work behind us, we get to enjoy a lot of quality family time.

We started today by baking cookies. Seth loves to help cook and bake. However, we are still learning when it's approriate to lick our fingers and when we need to wait. We're also learning that it is inapproriate to lick the sugar off the countertop.

Here are our masterpieces!

Seth helped add some ingredients, roll the dough in balls and roll the balls into sugar, unwrap the kisses, eat the kisses, and push the kisses into the hot cookies.

They are very yummy! I predict these cookies lasting until Sunday...maybe.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

So, almost a week later...

Happy birthday, Grandpa! Hope your birthday was great!

Jeremy, Krista and the boys

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Time For a New Wardrobe

I'm in a house with all boys. Which I love!

But boys are different than girls in lots of ways.

How do I explain to my 3 and a half year old son what those things on mommy's chest are?

Time for turtlenecks. :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Once Upon a Time...

When my sisters and I were little, we always enjoyed going to Six Flags amusement park. We went every year as a family.

Each night before we were to make our trip, we would stay up talking about which roller coaster we would go on first, who was going to sit with who, and what order we would ride the rides.

But we only went one day each year. That left 364 days to come up with something else to occupy our time.

One thing we liked to do was to make our own amusement park.

Let's just say, kids these days have it easier:

One Step Ahead Baby - Extreme Coaster

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

Or more approriately: Kids say the most embarassing things!

Seth and I were in WalMart one evening picking up a few things before going to a friend's house. I told Seth, "Mrs. Andi has a baby in her tummy." Of course he replied, "Just one baby or two babies?" I told him that Mrs. Andi only had one baby...that we know of. :)

We make it to the checkout. The cashier greets me as she's ringing up my items. During this, Seth asks me if I had any more baby brothers in my tummy.

Of this, I assured him no.

Then he replies:

"But your tummy is big enough!"

Where in the world did he get that from?! Of course the cashier giggles, because, come on, it really is funny.

I would have been much more embarassed had I actually been a little more round in the tummy. But I am proud to say, that I have officially lost all of my pre-baby weight!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


"Mom! There's a Jack in the pantry!"

Do you hear it too? Jack-in-the-box/Jack-in-the-pantry??

I don't think Seth realized that he was being comical when he said it, but I thought it was cute!

But he is right, we often do find a Jack-in-the-pantry. And sometimes, it looks like this:

Come on down!

Ian is still toothless in Texas. Which is fine. I love his sweet, gummy smile! However, these teeth have caused many poopy diapers, runny noses and made for one clingy baby.

Right now, he's doing fine. We're just waiting for those top two teeth to go ahead and make their debut. I mean, they are right there!

And the other reason why I would like his teeth to come on down is this:

I am tired of buying baby food by the truckload!

Well, also I secretly hope that our cabinet does not detach and fall from the wall.