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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Information Weekend

Well since I'm wide awake at the wee-hours of the morning I figured it's the right time to sit here in the quiet house and update you on our weekend full of activities! Saturday we went to the parks and had a blast the biggest new on that day was that Brinlee started cutting her first 2 teeth! Yes 2! Her bottom front teeth have started to break the gums. She has been cranky, drooling, bitting, etc. Well I saw them and I htink this means too taht the breastfeeing will be ending very shortly. However I don't think she has a problem with that.

Sunday we spent most of the day taking pictures. Our friend Michelle came over and did a big photoshoot with us and the kids. She took TONS of pictures, I think more that what she thought she was going to take. We didn't even do all the poses we wanted to. The kids did great, and wore us all out. You can check out her website and our pictures at: www.hillsmilestonephotography.shutterfly.com You can't miss our kiddos!

Monday Brinlee tried apple juice for the first time and of course loved it. She was very crany and gassy. She also seem constipated so I figured maybe some juice would help. Of course she didn't reject the juice, come on! She is progressing nicely with her foods and now just a touch of juice is in the mix. A growing girl.

Oh and another thing that I forgot to mention Bella says something so darn cute...she was watching Brinlee play on her little piano, and Bella calls it the 'pino.' Too stinkin' cute!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Animal Kingdom FUN!

We had a great day at the park on Saturday. After I was done teaching we all piled into the van and went to Animal Kingdom to "See the Animals!" We had a blast and Quinn and Bella had fun running the trails to spot the animals. Nanny had a ton of fun with them and we wore ourselves out. here are some of the pictures that we took while we were there. Enjoy!

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Friday, February 20, 2009

TGIF Friday

OK it's been a few days since I posted. This week has been crazy but fun. Yesterday was a trip! We decided to move everything around in our living room and family room. That was after everything else I needed to get done. But it's done!! We have a few more thing to do yet, hang some bookcases and some cabinets in the laundry room but that's for another day.

After coming home from teaching last night I helped Jay finish moving things and then worked on some bows for the girls and some other people. I stayed up until 2:30am! Holy Cow, but I was on a roll.

My Mother is in this weekend so we are going to go to the parks then take pictures on Sunday, a friend is going to take a ton of pictures of the kids, family, dogs, etc. When I get them to share I will.

I have pictures to share from this week, just random pics of the kids I will make another post on that one. I'm awake but not, so I'll have to write more when I get a chance, surprzingly the kids are still sleeping!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

We had a great day as a family! With Jay working overnights this whole week we barely saw each otehr as a family. Last night wasn't such a great night with Bella waking up, Brinlee not wanting to go to sleep then waking up just asfter I fall asleep. Having to get up early this morning I wasn't too sure of the day.

Teaching went better than expected, even though I had quite a few kids missing from class. We headed out to a friends Birthday party after I was done teaching and the twins had their dance class. It was Brenner's 2nd Birthday and Quinn and Bella had a lot of fun.

They took awhile to warm up to the other kids. The weather was fantastic and they got to play a lot outside!! Quinn twisted his knee I think, he was limping for awhile, he told me it hurt but of course kept playing. It isn't too sowllen but he seems fine. I will keep an eye on it. They really ahd fun playing with other kids, having cake of course and spending time with Mommy and Daddy.

We came home and played more outside, go figure! Papa came over to visit as well. I think they really wore themselves out today by being outside and all the activites. I was able to put them to bed after brushing their teeth, a bedtime story or 2, and turned on their music. (No TV) I wanted to see how they would do, I had a little resistance, Quinn came out once within 2 min, then went back. I haven't heard a peep from them since.

What a wonderful Valentine's Day! Hope yours was just as special.

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Toothful Day!

Well yesterday the twins went to the dentist for the first time! I kept telling them that they were going to tickle their teeth. So when we got there they weren't too scared. Quinn played with puzzles and cars and Bella enjoyed the puzzle while she was waiting. They also had a movie playing.

When it was their turn to go in, I went in with both of them but they did one of them at a time so Bella waited in the lobby with Gramps and Brinlee. Quinn sat on my lap and laid back for the hygienist to brush his teeth. He hated it, which I am surprised since he loves me brushing his teeth and he likes to brush his. The only thing I could think of is that he wasn't standing up. He has a little bit of gingivitis so we need to brush his teeth and gums morning and night. He was happy when it was over.

Then it was Bella's turn, she wasn't too sure of it either, and she cried but at least listened to the hygienist and opened her mouth but then resisted. Her teeth looked good and she did a lot better than what I thought!

The dentist said that Quinn has some gingivitis and that will go away with brushing his gums some more, also he has great teeth, nice and spaced out as well. He had one indentation that she put some concentrated fluoride in to fill it. Bella's teeth were just the same well spaced and aligned. She said they have the same overbite which looks really good for their age.

They got to take home their toothbrushes and a little toy fish. They were excited about that. We took a picture on the way out, I will post those later this weekend. When we got home Bella said, "Mommy dentist tickled my teeth!" It was too cute. They go back after their 3rd birthday for another check-up. At that time we will try letting them go back by themselves, their is even TVs on the ceiling for them to watch - how cool is that?

Sunday, February 8, 2009

One more of my kiddos

Ok so I was having fun tonight...I guess you could say part of my Mommy Me Time.
Here is a little scrapbook of the kids for all of you to see.

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Kids Valentine's Day Gift

The kids got int he mail a gift from Nanny and Gramps. So I talked to my Mom today and she said they could go ahead and open it so after dinner tonight that's what we did. Enjoy the pictures and video!

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Oh what a Day!

Well let me start with yesterday....

Went to work and it was a rough day just because I was tired and had a headache. Starting choroegprahy for recital already and I didn't have a creative move in my body. I hate that! Well afterwards I picked up Hubby at home and we headed up to my parents house to have lunch witht he kids and pick them up (they spent the night). Then we went to see some friends of ours that were ahving a garage sale beacuse they are moving out of state. Then on the way home we decided to try to book a photo shoot for Brinlee's 6mo pics and a V-Day pic. Can you totally say Last Minute?!

Well we got a 7pm appt. and it was already 3:30pm. We got home and of course the creative Mommy in Me said, "I NEED to make bows to match their outfits!" So yep I sure did make Bella 2 bows, Brinlee 1 matching one and Brinlee another bow for her 6mo. picture. (I'll attach the pics at the end). Can I say the pictures turned out GREAT! I wanted to buy about 5 of them but that was not in my budget. We got her 6mo picture and 1 VDay picture of all three kids. There was no fighting, crying, hiding faces...I thought I died and went to heaven! I guess that's the outcome you get when you take them at night, it's quiet there and you bribe them with Suckers and McDonalds LOL!

I came home with an aweful migraine and of course the twins just wnated to run around, Brinlee wasn't happy but everyone went down fairly well. I crashed hard of course!


I didn't want to get up this morning at all. Plus with getting up late, twins trying to eat cereal, Jay getting ready for work and Brinlee who woke up at 4am, I wasn't ready to leave for church by the time my Dad came by. We made it out the door, but when we got to church PACKED! We got the last 3 seats. It was a long mass, Quinn was getting tired of standing, Brinlee wanted a bottle and Bella tried to complain about everything. We made it through though.

Back home I did get some things done. Twins were the typical toddlers: playing, fighting, screaming, etc. They are all currently down for naps YES! So that's why I'm blogging right now since I have a few minutes. I have a huge list of things I would like to do, I'm attacking a few of them so I guess you could say I'm making progress.

Here are the pictures from yesterday. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Thursday COLD!

Well waht a day. Yes it's COLD in FL!! A low of 23 last night..BURRR!! Today has een a great day inside, I've gottent hings done, the kids have been fairly good playing and enjoying tehir time with Daddy who is off durning the day and is working tonight. He has been very nice at letting me have some time to myself.

I have been practicing making blinkies and siggys, and am loving it! Please join us at Chubby Cheeks Graphix to pick up a FREE siggy or blinkie. The line is short! You can always request me too if you'd like. Send your friends as well. All the ladies do a great job.

I also just made the twins FIRST dentist appointment today, they go in 1 week I hope they don't freak. They love brushing their teeth so I think they should do fine. It's another fear to hopefully get though or dread. I will let you know next week!
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