Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
I'm fortunate to have a few really, good girlfriends. I hope this for Addy & Lilly, because it's one of the best relationships in the world. Some of my girlfriends live local, others live at a distance. The ones I appreciate the most are those who may visit sporadically, but each time you get together, it is like no time has passed at all. They're the kind of friends who you can sit around and talk for hours or not talk at all and we know what the other is thinking. Jenny--you are that friend to me and I thank you! And thanks to Grandma & Grandpa Ash for letting us escape for a weekend and catch up with a few of these friends of ours!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
It feels more like monsoon season in Indiana than the peak of summer, so after it rained EVERY bit of the night last night, I knew our outdoor activities were limited for the day. That coupled with the fact that Lilly has some weird summer cold, I was looking for entertainment. There are only so many puddles to jump in before this mom gets tired. I decided it was a perfect day to try one of the local $1 movie matinees for kids (and a tub of buttery, artery clogging popcorn for me). I checked online and the nearest theater was playing "Alvin & the Chipmunks" so we put on our rainboots and headed out. Arriving at the theater, we learned that the movie was "Kung Fu Panda" instead and I knew the outcome wouldn't be good. Addy's never been to the movies before and Lilly has only gone once, so I worried this wasn't a good starter movie for them, but we were there, so we bought our popcorn and settled in....
Then a mere 28 minutes after the movie began, we headed home....not quite ready for Kung-Fu Panda just yet.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Mastering the "big kid" playground at a very young age....
Fill it up...dump it out....repeat...
Addy, just hanging out with her "twwwwiiiiiiinnnnnnn friends"
Lilly looking as cute as ever....
I told you it was a tough life!
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
And a bit of mischief...
A few freshly sprouted freckles across her beautiful nose...
Ready for the pool!
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Yep, we are just 2 months shy of having 3 year olds! I'm hoping to kiss the terrible two's goodbye and for those of you that tell me 3 is worse, I'm praying you are wrong. Don't get me wrong, for the most part Addy is this wonderfully, engaged, polite, little person. She's the first to say "Thank-you for taking me to the park today, mommy" or "I had such a great fun time with my friend today, mommy". However, when she stresses out, she stresses out, she yells, throws tantrums & screams at the top of her lungs. She's as active as ever and runs FAST. She eats well and sleeps better than anyone else in our house (mostly because we separated her from her sister). She is also quick to tell me that she'll stop wearing diapers on her birthday. You can compare these answers to what she said in November here.
Addy, what's your favorite color? "Red"
What's your favorite song? "ummmmmm, Tinkle, Tinkle, Little Star and the ABC's"
What's your favorite book? "Elmo Loves Me"
What's your favorite food? "Watermelon"
What's your favorite thing to do inside? "Play with babies, blankets and water bottles" (THIS IS SO TRUE!)
What's your favorite thing to do outside? "Go to the park with my friends"
Who's your best friend? "Mallory"
What's your favorite thing to have for breakfast? "Pancakes and dip"
What's your favorite game? "Bug game"
"Hey mom, wanna play that game, right now?" Sure babe--let's go play...
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Before having twins, I used to volunteer regularly, donate blood every 60 days or so and mentor college kids in they ways they could best give back to their communities. Since having A & L, I got a job with a non-profit and I volunteer with a non-profit of amazing multiple moms, but I don't volunteer in the true sense of volunteerism. Jeremy and I are more often found writing a check than giving our time. Unfortunately, it just is the way it is right now. So, when I met a few people who had done Locks of Love, I thought "I can do that, someone would love to get my fiery red hair!". After my rounds of pre-natal steroid vitamins during my pregnancy, my hair grew faster than ever. 10 inches wasn't easy to get to and my hair was probably longer than it ever had been before and is now almost the shortest I've ever gone, but it was a fun process.
Icing on the cake was a brief conversation I had in the salon with a women who is a brain cancer survivor, 5 years treatment free after wearing wigs for 10 years. She expressed gratitude for what I was doing and was quite proud to show off her "new do" with the hair that has eventually grown back for her! Anyway, here is the before and after, perhaps motivating for anyone who reads this to think about how they can do their part!
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