Friday, March 5, 2010


As a mom, I feel like most of my days consist of making breakfast, feeding the kids, cleaning up breakfast, refereeing, making lunch, feeding the kids, cleaning up lunch, circus show to keep the kids happy, putting kids to nap, cleaning up the disastrous mess they have created with toys, clothes, blankets, and anything else they can find to pull out of baskets, drawers, cupboards to spread about the house, making dinner, feeding the kids dinner, cleaning up dinner, another circus show, getting the kids ready for bed, putting them to bed, and cleaning up the mess again.

I recently was able to go to Time Out For Women which was absolutely amazing! One of the talks was on motherhood and enjoying and looking for the little moments during the day that make all of that other stuff worth it. This is definitely one of those "MOMENTS" for me. I was giving the girls a bath and was really at my wits end that day, when I hear Ella talking to Abby and saying "isses, isses." It took me a minute to figure out what she was saying, but she wanted Abby to give her kisses. This is what happened:

Abby just puckered up and they gave each other "isses!" Then they just both giggled. They would then say more "isses!" And go again! I love how Abby's lips are all puckered up! So priceless!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Christmas in March

Well, I wanted to post a few Christmas pictures just to prove to my kids one day that we did indeed have Christmas last year, so here they are.

Ella was most excited about her "Twin babies" and bottles. She kept feeding them and then would have me wrap them up in a blanket. It would make her giggle when I would get the baby all wrapped up. So funny!

Of course Abby's most exciting present was the fuzzy rocking horse that Santa left (and how could Santa leave a horse without a pink cowboy hat, which was also her favorite). She also had to rock with her purse on her arm. She is such a little princess!

She would take a break riding her horse here and there to have a little chat on her phone.

And of course, Santa did not forget Cade. He got the batman castle he asked for and "all the stuff that a batman guy needs" too.

Santa even left Cade a blue light saber in his stocking! How does Santa know just what you want, even if you forget to tell him, and only tell you mom the day before Christmas! Pretty tricky that Santa!
Santa enjoyed the cookies we left him and the reindeer ate most of the carrots. Cade insisted on leaving them the WHOLE bag, so they had one each.

We sure had a great Christmas with lots of fun celebrations with family!

Monday, December 7, 2009

A Little Laugh

So we took Cade to the zoo a couple months ago to see the baby elephant and he was telling the kids at school about it. When they asked whether it was a boy or girl he replied, "I don't know. I couldn't get close enough to see it's eyelashes." Now, every time he picks up a play animal or toy that could have a gender he looks really close to see if it has eyelashes. If it does, he informs me that it is a girl, and if not, for sure a boy. I am not looking forward to breaking the news to him that eyelashes are not the way we determine gender!

At Cade's preschool their are pictures of all the kids and their families hanging up in the room. The kids were looking at our family and asked Cade how come he has two baby sisters. He said, "Oh, I don't know. They just came. They've been around for a while."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Halloween...A Little Late

Ok, so I know Halloween is way over and gone, but I had to at least post a few pictures of my kids in their costumes, just so I can remember we did celebrate Halloween! Here are my two little bugs waiting patiently for their candy!
Cade was Batman this year, and he has gotten good use of his costume! He has been in it almost every day, all day long! He is obsessed with Batman, though he has never even seen a show or anything about him.
Ella as a ladybug.
Abby as a bumblebee.

I tried to get a picture of all three of them in their costumes, which did not work at all! Oh well, maybe next year!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Would You Like A Little Powdered Sugar?

This is what happens when you have two babies that are screaming at you and you give your four-year old, who just happens to be obsessed with sugar, the powdered sugar shaker to put on his french toast himself. The picture doesn't even do it justice, but needless to say, he was on quite a SUGAR HIGH!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

My Crazy Life

It has been forever since I have posted, but I am honestly just trying to survive my twins and somehow get just the essentials done, which I am not doing very well at. I haven't had much extra time to sit at the computer and blog. My sister's friend who had twins said that things started getting easier when her twins turned FIVE. So, I guess I might get my life back when the girls turn FIVE. So, one down, four more to go. Hopefully I make it!

Here is what we have been up to in a nutshell.

We have had a very fun and busy summer! We have been to Lake Powell, Bear Lake, Sun Valley and the Zoo. We spent most of our time swimming or playing at the park. Cade started his 2nd year of preschool and is loving it! He is contently amazing me with how fast he is learning. He is already sounding out words and beginning to read some simple words.

First Day of School

Although I am not terribly happy about loosing my mom back to work, at least Cade gets to go to her preschool! How lucky to have your grandma as your teacher! When we were walking in on the first day of school I asked him if he could get used to calling grandma "Teacher Sue" and he said, "I think I'll just call her grandma." So, Cade has all the kids in his class calling Teacher Sue grandma.

He loves all the projects and fun things they do at school.

The other day he came home with this cute little scarecrow. He was so excited to put it in our garden. It was supposed to rain the next day or so, and so I tried to talk him into putting on our front porch. His lip went really pouty and I was sure he was about to start crying. When I asked him what was wrong, he said, "Mom, if I put it there, then the crows could still eat our tomatoes because they won't see it and be scared." So, forget trying to save the cute little art project. He went and got a shovel, dug a hole, and put his scarecrow into our little (dying) garden! He was so proud of himself. I just love this kid!

What a cute scarecrow!

Cade also started playing soccer this fall. He loves it, although he is still trying to get the hang of it. Ty is his coach and he does such a great job! He is so good with the boys and Cade LOVES having him on the field. The first game he wouldn't get up with all the other boys and the ball. He just kind of hung back and trotted down the field. After the game was over he said, "Mom, did you see me, I ran with Daddy the whole time!" We had to explain to him that he didn't need to run with Daddy and that he should try to go after the ball. He is getting better, but more importantly he is having fun!

The girls are growing, (well kind of). They are still pretty small for their age. In fact I have a whole winter wardrobe for them in 18-24 months that is so big it falls right off them. I don't know how they don't gain weight because they eat like crazy! Especially Ella and she is my smallest! I take them in to the doctor in a couple of weeks for their 18 month checkup so hopefully they are 20 lbs. and I can finally turn them around!

They are walking and running all over the place! They are super active and into EVERYTHING! They are starting to talk a ton! They love music and books. They are starting to play together and it is so fun to watch them interact. In the morning they get up and they play peek-a-boo to each other in their cribs. Abby's favorite thing to say is "I Nice!" She steals Ella's toys a lot and she will look at me and say "I Nice!" It's pretty funny! Luckily Ella is pretty easy going and usually doesn't get too upset! They are actually really sweet to each other most of the time. They make sure the other one has their blanket and binkie. They wash each other in the tub and give each other kisses and loves. That is the rewarding part for all the work.

Although it is SUPER busy and some days extremely frustrating I love my kids and I am so grateful that I get to stay home and take care of them and enjoy them!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cade Funnies

So, it's been forever since I have posted, and who knows if I will go back and post previous occasions or not. Our dumb computer is having such issues. It will not read my memory cards so I can't get any pictures off my camera! It's driving me crazy! So... instead of cute pics here are a few funny/cute things Caders has said lately.

One day he was rubbing Tyler's hair on his forearm and he looked at him and said, "Dad, you sure have a lot of fur!"

The other day Cade ate a bite of chicken nugget before we said a prayer. I stopped him from eating and said a quick prayer. When I got done he was upset with me because I didn't bless the bite of chicken nugget that was in his tummy. Yes, we had to say another prayer just to bless that bite. It went something like this... Dear H.F. please bless the bite of chicken nugget that is already in my tummy. Thank you.

One day Cade said to me, "Mom, I will love that sister (pointing to Ella) ok." I said, "Don't you love them both?" He said, "Well, you can love that one (Abby) and I'll just love this one." I guess two is too many to love.

Cade got a new fire station for Christmas (and if I ever get my computer to work I might post a picture of it). It has a big red hook attached to a string that he can wind up. One night when he was saying family prayers he said, "thank you for my fire station and for my hooker. Please bless for my hooker." A few days later I was playing with him and he said, "Mom, you are the best hooker!" Hope he doesn't repeat that in public!

One day I was trying to help Cade decide which scripture show to watch. He said he wanted one about Jesus. I pulled a few out and was showing him saying, "This is the one where Jesus is born, and this is the one where Jesus dies..." He picked up this one and said, "and Mom, this is the one when Jesus is a girl." I know this is a terrible picture but it is the best one I could find. To Cade's credit, Jesus does have long hair and is kind of wearing what looks like a dress. I had to explain to him why Jesus was never a girl. I laughed so hard! I just love that kid! He keeps me laughing!