Thursday, June 28, 2012

Boys will be boys

It's been forever but here is a quick picture update. Love these boys, strong personalities which already have me praying for patience! They are all boy and play hard, then they take a nap and recharge and go time again!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Thats alot of missed kisses...

First night in their crib
Going back to work is a very bittersweet feeling.  I feel very blessed that the Lord provided our family with a great part time job for me, to help with finances, but all I ever want to do again in life is kiss my babies.  Do not get me wrong, I love the line of work I am in.  I work with families, kiddos, hand in hand helping them through life, and loving them like Christ loves me. Tonight I feel anxious, nervous, and like I am going to miss everything that happens tomorrow.  Tomorrow is a long day, 10-12 paperwork and then a 1-9 shift.  That is a lot of time away from my babies!  I have been away from them before, but I think it is the idea that this isn't going to be just a one time thing, or a time where Andy and I can spend some very much needed quality time together.  It's a job... a much needed job, a blessing, but still a job.  I can not count how many times I keep saying to myself, "do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation by prayer and petition, with THANKSGIVING present your request to God!"   They will be 10 months on Thursday (look how little they used to be), where has the time gone, and yet I have been so blessed to be home up to this point.  So I might miss a lot of kisses tomorrow but Thursday, they better watch out because this mama is making up for lost time!  I am so thankful for our little blessings, and tomorrow I just have to remember they are in very good hands (thanks Tosh)!


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Here we go 2012

Changes in 2012....I am going back to work, I should be starting any day.  I got a job with the county and a Residential home for children.  It will be part time in the evenings (so Andy for the most part will have the boys because he gets off at 3:30 or 4) but it is a huge change for this mommy.

I have started weaning the boys from nursing, it has just gotten to be to much.  They have always had to also have bottles because I never produced enough milk so it is time and I am not sure if they will even notice.

I am finally getting the chance to decorate my home, well slowly!  I have a lot of wonderful projects to do.  We moved in a month before the boys were born and I was tired.  Then life got more tired when the boys arrived!  Decorating has been so low on the to do list.  I am finally feeling like my old self again, the boys and I are getting it figured out.

I am running a 10k in march and a Half Marathon with my sister in July.  I am loving running , as much as I hate it, have began to enjoy it and the stress relief.  I am finally working on shedding the extra preggo weight and feel great.  I wish I was one of those moms that lost when she nursed but I didn't, so here we go.  I feel so good eating healthy and working out on a regular basis.

I have been able to go to Woman's Bible Study on Tuesdays and am loving the fellowship with woman who love the Lord.

Andy is still loving his job and not a lot has changed on his end.  He continues to be an amazing dad and husband.  So helpful and thoughtful, I think he is ready for more kiddos, but it is probably best if we wait a bit ;)  We love figuring out parenting with each other, the good and the bad.  We look forward to all that the Lord has for us this coming year!

Our little Zebi baby models!


The boys were asked to take some pictures a few months back for Zebi Baby a very cute clothing line designed by a friend of ours from church.  It was very interesting, some tears from the Mavs, while Brooks hammed it up, and overall they both did great.  Check out their clothes, so cute!




Mavs                                                                                          Mavs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

OOOh the boys!

Life has gotten busy!  The boys are getting big, and they are constantly moving.  I chase boys all day long, while they giggle think it is funny and crawl the other direction.  I have the whole front of our home baby proof, absolutely nothing they could get into that would hurt them or that I care about!  It is a baby paradise!  We wake up put up the gate and off we go.  The boys continue to be so sweet, and their love for each other grows each day.  I was busy in the kitchen the other day, realized I needed to go play with the boys because soon it would be their nap.  Did they need me, NO!  They were busy chasing each other around, pausing at a toy, picking it up hitting each other with it, giggling, stealing it, hitting the other with it, dropping it and chasing each other.  This goes on and on and on!  It is so precious.  They sit chat and giggle with each other while they eat and it melts my heart.
The boys will soon be 10 months, so 9 months has come and gone.  But..

- working on walking, they walk along every piece of furniture in the house.  In the meantime man can these babies crawl, they are soooo fast!  They sometimes get going so fast their arms get stuck under them and they face plant, I laugh every time!

- Mavs has 6 teeth working on 7 (3 on top working on the 4th on bottom)
   Brooks had 2 up until 2 weeks ago and now has 5!  We had a miserable week while he worked on cutting 3 top teeth at the same time, poor baby!  He now has 2 on bottom and 3 up top.  I love their teethy grins!

-  Eating anything and everything, no longer big fans of the soft stuff, so finger foods and mess it is

-  working on sippy cups; Brooks loves his, Mavs doesn't get it(poor kid)!

  Brooks continues to be a very happy guy.  He smiles all day long and when he pouts his lips curl down and he says, "mama, mama, mama"  in a very dramatic sad tone.  He is working very hard on talking and says dada and many other sounds.  His mouth is always moving.  This baby loves sleeping with his mama.  We got in the habit when we had the 3 teeth cutting week of just pulling him into bed with us.  He likes it, I like it.  He is not doing it anymore, but when I do pull him into bed in the mornings he cuddles right up and falls asleep.  A few long nights of him realizing he can,t sleep with us every night!  Brooks has started bopping up and down to music as soon as it starts, he gets serious and starts bobbing up and down, so cute!  Is not a huge fan of naps but still takes them, with the occasional fight!  He loves books, not sure why, but that is what he wants to play with and hold.  He also likes it when I read, but mostly just likes to sit and hold them!

 Mavs is an intense guy and is super goofy.  He makes weird sounds, does weird movements and makes me laugh.  He is the mama's boy, if he could be with me all day long he would.   He doesn't transition well from naps, he needs some cuddle time before he can play, but the boy sleeps like a rock at night and during naps!  I always thought it would be the other way around.  I am very thankful for one that sleeps really well!  Mavs can be shy burying his head in my shoulder and smiling and it melts my heart.  He loves to cuddle and loves to chew on everything, EVERYTHING!  he reminds me of a puppy always with something in his mouth.  My little Mavs is a character and likes to be heard, you will always know where he is at, unless he is getting into something he shouldn't, then silence!